Helicoverpa prepodes (Common, 1985)
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 moths have forewings that are brown with a bluish tinge, each with three faint transverse wiggly pairs of dark lines. The hindwings are pale brown each with a broad brown margin. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    A new Australian species of Heliothis Ochsenheimer,
    Journal of the Australian Entomological Society,
    Volume 24 (1985), p. 131.

    Marcus Matthews,
    Heliothine Moths of Australia:
    A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999, pp. 123-125, 191-192, 202, 281, 304, Plate 11.39-11.46.


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    (written 21 August 2017)