Heliocheilus cladotus Swinhoe, 1901
HELIOTHINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has white forewings, each with broad streaks along each vein. The hindwings are also white, each with dark brown veins, and variable brown patches on the margin. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


underside
(Photo: courtesy of Lucinda Gibson & Sarah McCaffrey, Museum Victoria)

This species has been taken in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Marcus Matthews,
    Heliothine Moths of Australia:
    A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999, pp. 58-60, 157-158, 196-197, plate 7.

    Charles Swinhoe,
    New and little known moths from India and Australia,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 8 (1901), pp. 126-127.


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    (written 25 April 2019)