Dark Noctuid Moth
Black Spotted Owlet Moth
Black Spotted Owlet Moth (Proteuxoa spilocrossa)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Owlet moth (:Noctuoidea Noctuidae Acronictinae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Black Spotted Owlet Moth (Proteuxoa spilocrossa)
This Photo:     Dorsal
Synonym: Thoracolopha spilocrossa

Thank you Axel Kallies for identifying and Marilyn Hewish for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
1st Record in SA on Atlas:
We thought this was Proteuxoa flexirena, but Marilyn thought Thoracolopha verecunda.
Then Axel finally found the correct name

While Thoracolopha spilocrossa is the currently accepted name (as of early 2023), we use the names on the ALA, which lists this as P. spilocrossa.

Copyright © 2017-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 18-Oct-2017
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.