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


Specimen courtesy of Marcus Matthews,
Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph

This Caterpillar is thought to feed on

  • Sandhill Canegrass ( Zygochloa paradoxa, POACEAE ).

    The adult moth of this species is brown each with one or two pale streaks along each forewing. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

    The species has been found in

  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Marcus Matthews,
    Heliothine Moths of Australia:
    A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999, pp. 71-73, 166-167, 198, Plate figs. 8.43-8.54.


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    (written 30 July 2017)