Noctuid Moth
Red Blooming Proteuxoa
Male, Wings Spread
Red Blooming Proteuxoa (Proteuxoa florescens)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Owlet moth (:Noctuoidea Noctuidae Acronictinae)
Species: Red Blooming Proteuxoa (Proteuxoa florescens)
This Photo:     Male, dorsal

Thank you Marilyn Hewish for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The male was about 12mm long & 29mm wingspan. Females were slightly larger at about 13mm long & 30mm wingspan.

Copyright © 2018-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Apr-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.