(one synonym is Canthylidia arenosa Turner, 1943)
HELIOTHINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
The adult moth of this species is brown in colour, with a sometimes faint white stripe along each forewing.
The hindwings are each pale grey or brown with a faint broad marginal darker band along the margin. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species occurs in:
Further reading :
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 5 (1852), p. 95.
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.
(updated 15 April 2013, 29 June 2017)