Heliocheilus melibaphes (Hampson, 1903)
(also known as Melicleptria melibaphes)
HELIOTHINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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.

The adult moth is plain golden-brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

This species has been taken in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    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.

    Marcus Matthews,
    Heliothine Moths of Australia:
    A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999.


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    (updated 16 October 2011)