Australothis exopisso Matthews, 1999
HELIOTHINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


oops, sorry : no abdomen
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

This adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with a number of zigzag transverse bands and lines, and dark spot in the middle. The hindwings each are off-white with a vague dark spot near the middle, and a wide brown border. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia 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, 97-99, 179, 200, Plate 11.1-11.3.


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    (written 29 July 2017)