(one synonym is Canthylidia epigrapha Turner, 1920)
HELIOTHINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Marcus Matthews,
Heliothine Moths of Australia: A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups
This Caterpillar is green with two pale lines along each side of a thin dark line along the back.
The adult moth of this species has patchy reddish-brown forewings each with a marginal and submarginal arc of dark dots, and a vague complex splodge near the middle. The hindwings are off-white darkening to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Heliothine Moths of Australia:
A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999, pp. 10, 66-69, 166, 197-198, Plates 8, 14, 17, 22, 23.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
Annals of the Queensland Museum,
Volume 10 (1911), p. 61.
(written 20 August 2017)