(formerly known as Leucania cramboides)
HELIOTHINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth of this species is dark brown with a white stripe from base to mid-margin on each forewing. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.
This species occurs all over much of mainland Australia, including
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 5, Section 1 (1852), pp. 84-85, No. 122.
Heliothine Moths of Australia: A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 161.
(updated 15 April 2013)