Adisura litarga (Turner, 1920)
(previously known as Astonycha litarga)
HELIOTHINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Adisura litarga
(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:

  • Indonesia,

    as well as Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Marcus Matthews,
    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.


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    (written 9 August 2011)