Black Spotted Owlet Moth
Grass Day Moth
|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)|
Thank you Marilyn Hewish for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
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.