Heliocheilus atrilinea (Turner, 1943)
(formerly known as Canthylidia atrilinea)
HELIOTHINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Simon Ong, Kununurra, Western Australia)

The adult moth of this species has a brown head and body, and off-white wings with dark brown veins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

This species has been found in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Marcus Matthews,
    Heliothine Moths of Australia:
    A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999, pp. 11, 32, 121.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New species of Lepidoptera from the Barnard collection. No. 2,
    Memoirs of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 12, Part 2 (1943), p. 109.


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    (written 12 February 2018)