Ragged-banded Owlet Moth
S1, ventral
Ellura
Blunt Noctuid Moth
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Blunt Noctuid Moth (Proteuxoa chrysospila)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Owlet moth (:Noctuoidea Noctuidae Acronictinae)
Species: Blunt Noctuid Moth (Proteuxoa chrysospila)
This Photo:     Dorsal, ~11mm

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The solid rectangular reniform mark is a diagnostic feature with these.
We originally thought these were Y-barred Noctuid Moths (Proteuxoa epiplecta), but Moths of Victoria part 9 CD has a page on the P. tortisigna group; which showed the id to be incorrect.

Copyright © 2015- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 01-Apr-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.