(formerly known as Meliceptria flavitincta)
HELIOTHINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Marcus Matthews,
Heliothine Moths of Australia: A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups
This Caterpillar is dark green with a variable number of pale lines along the back, of a thin pale line along each side.
The adult moth of this species has yellow forewings each with a striking pattern of dark curvy lines and spots. The hindwings are off-white darkening to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Lepidoptera. No. XXV,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 32 (1908), p. 110.
Heliothine Moths of Australia:
A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999, pp. 17-18, 70-71, 166, 198; Plates 8, 14, 17, 22, 23.
(written 22 August 2017, updated 12 April 2021)