Heliocheilus neurias (Meyrick, 1902)
(formerly known as Heliothis neurias)
HELIOTHINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Melicleptria neuria
,
Catalogue of the Noctuidæ in the Collection of the British Museum,
Volume IV (1903), Plate LVII, fig. 15,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moth is brown with a white diagonal stripe on each forewing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

This species has been taken in

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


    Further reading :

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1902, p. 26.


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    (updated 7 August 2011)