(one synonym is Canthylidia cana Turner, 1943)
HELIOTHINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths are pale brown. The males have variable vague light and dark stripes and dark marks on each forewing.
The females sometimes show just dark veins. The wingspan of both sexes is about 2 cms.
This species has been taken in
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 26 (1902), p. 641.
Heliothine Moths of Australia:
A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999, pp. 46, 51-52, 153, 196, Plate 6.
(updated 7 August 2011, 15 August 2019)