(formerly known as Cathylidia mesoleuca)
HELIOTHINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth has forewings that are dark brown, with three pale radial streaks on each one. The hindwings are buff with dark borders. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
The species has been taken in inland Australia in
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 26 (1902), pp. 640-641.
Heliothine Moths of Australia:
A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999, pp. 77-79, 168-169, 199, Plate 9.
(updated 12 April 2021)