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.

    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)