Whiteline Grass Moth
(one synonym : Heliothis tenuistria Turner, 1902)
HELIOTHINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Marcus Matthews,
Heliothine Moths of Australia: A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups
These Caterpillars are green with a thin dark line along the back, flanked by a thin pale line each side, and with a broad pale line along each side. The caterpillars have been found feeding on
The caterpillar pupates in a tunnel under the soil surface.
The adult moth is brown with a pale diagonal stripe on each forewing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been taken in
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Peter Marriott & Marilyn Hewish,
Moths of Victoria - Part 9,
Cutworms and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2020, pp. 34-35.
Heliothine Moths of Australia:
A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999, 10, 64-66, 165, 197, Plates 8, 14, 17, 22, 23.
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1902, p. 26.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 27 (1902), pp. 79-80.
(updated 27 August 2011, 20 August 2017, 26 December 2020)