Heliocheilus ionola (Swinhoe, 1901)
(formerly known as Adisura ionola)
HELIOTHINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Melicleptria ionola,

Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Noctuidæ, Volume IV (1903), Plate LVII, figure 18,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The adult moth is brown with a white diagonal stripe on each forewing. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

This species has been taken in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    Further reading :

    Marcus Matthews,
    Heliothine Moths of Australia: A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999.

    Charles Swinhoe,
    New and little known moths from India and Australia,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 8 (1901), p. 128.


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    (updated 7 August 2011)