Sun Spot Proteuxoa
Ventral
Ellura
Blotched Noctuid
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Blotched Noctuid (Proteuxoa passalota)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)
This Photo:     🔍Dorsal🔎

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.

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-Apr-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.