Sun Spot Proteuxoa
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta) iNaturalist Observation|
|Order:||Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)|
|Family:||Owlet moth (:Noctuoidea Noctuidae Acronictinae)|
|Species:||Blotched Noctuid (Proteuxoa passalota)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
~11mm long, ~26mm wingspan
We'd never have thought this was a Proteuxoa, generally they have some sort of moon shaped, crescent, reniform on their wing. We have photographed one that doesn't have any reniform though. So only reasonable that there's one with a large one.
What attracted us to it was the gold sheen coming from the row on the back of the forewings. Not obvious here, just looking a yellowy brown.