Heliocheilus neurota (Lower, 1903)
(one synonym is Oruza crocotoschema Turner, 1936)
HELIOTHINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth is pale brown with complex dark markings on each forewing, and a broad fragmented dark border to each hindwing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

This species has been taken in

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


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New Australian Noctuina, etc.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 33.

    Marcus Matthews,
    Heliothine Moths of Australia:
    A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999, pp. 82-83, 170-171, 199, Plate 10.


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    (written 29 June 2017)