(also known as Melicleptria melibaphes)
HELIOTHINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species is a patchy pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
male, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Melicleptria melibaphes,
Catalogue of the Noctuidæ in the Collection of the British Museum,
Volume IV (1903), Plate LXXVIII, fig. 17,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.
This species has been taken in
Further reading :
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Noctuidae in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 4 (1903), p. 666a, No. 163a, and also Plate 78, fig. 17.
Heliothine Moths of Australia:
A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999, pp. 76-77, 168, 198, Plate 9.
(updated 16 October 2011)