(previously known as Astonycha litarga)
HELIOTHINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moths are pale brown, with a large pale triangle containg two large dark spots on each forewing. The hindwings each have dark border. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species occurs in south-east Asia, including:
as well as Australia in
Further reading :
Heliothine Moths of Australia:
A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999, pp. 29-31, 143, 194, Plate 5: figs. 5.1-5.5.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of the Australian Noctuidae,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 44 (1920), pp. 131-132.
(written 9 August 2011)