New Pod Borer
(one synonym : Anthophila similis Moore, 1881)
HELIOTHINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
These Caterpillars are a pest on:
The adult moths are pale yellow, with a pink border around each forewing, and a brown border around each hindwing. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species occurs in south-east Asia, including:
as well as in Australia in
Heliothine Moths of Australia:
A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 161.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 12 (1858), p. 830, No. 15.
(updated 8 August 2011)