Black Crescent Owlet Moth
Female, ventral
Ellura
Black Spotted Owlet Moth
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Black Spotted Owlet Moth (Proteuxoa verecunda)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Owlet moth (:Noctuoidea Noctuidae Acronictinae)
Species: Black Spotted Owlet Moth (Proteuxoa verecunda)
This Photo:     Dorsal
Synonym: Thoracolopha verecunda

Thank you Marilyn Hewish for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
We thought this was Proteuxoa flexirena, but Marilyn kindly advised us of the correct id.
While Thoracolopha verecunda is the currently accepted name (as of late 2017), we use the names on the ALA which hasn't caught up yet and still lists this under Proteuxoa.

Copyright © 2017- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Oct-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species