Black Crescent Owlet Moth
Female, ventral
Ellura
Black Spotted Owlet Moth
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Black Spotted Owlet Moth (Proteuxoa sp ES07)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)
This Photo:     Dorsal
Synonym: Thoracolopha verecunda

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.

Copyright © 2017-2022 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.