(one synonym : Adisura purgata Warren, 1913)
HELIOTHINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moths are pale yellow, with a pink border around each forewing. The hindwings each have brown border around each hindwing, which thickens near the wingtip. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species occurs in south-east Asia, including:
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Heliothine Moths of Australia:
A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera No. 7, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999.
Descriptions of new genera and species of Asiatic nocturnal Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
1881, pp. 368-369, and Plate 37, fig. 20.
(updated 7 August 2011, 9 November 2011)