HELIOTHINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(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:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
A new Australian species of Heliothis Ochsenheimer,
Journal of the Australian Entomological Society,
Volume 24 (1985), p. 131.
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.
(written 21 August 2017, updated 12 April 2021)