Black Crescent Owlet Moth
Black Spotted Owlet Moth
|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 sp ES07)|
Thank you Axel Kallies for confirming 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
We thought this was Proteuxoa flexirena, but Marilyn thought Thoracolopha verecunda.
While Thoracolopha verecunda is the currently accepted name (as of late 2017), we use the names on the ALA lists this as P. verecunda.
Axel disagrees and lifted it to genus.