Undescribed Owlet Moth
S3: Female, dorsal
Undescribed Owlet Moth
S2: Female, hindwings
Undescribed Owlet Moth (Proteuxoa sp ES04)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Owlet moth (:Noctuoidea Noctuidae Acronictinae)
Species: Undescribed Owlet Moth (Proteuxoa sp ES04)
This Photo:     S4: Female, dorsal
Synonym: Thoracolopha

Thank you Marilyn Hewish for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Head & body length ~10mm, wingspan ~22mm.
We thought this was Agrotis porphyricollis, but Marilyn kindly advised us of the correct id.
While Thoracolopha is the currently accepted name (as of late 2017), we use the names on the ALA which lists these under Proteuxoa.
All four female specimens were found on one night, 2nd April 2018

Copyright © 2018- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 02-Apr-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.