Heliocheilus puncticulata (Warren, 1913)
(formerly known as Canthylidia puncticulata)
HELIOTHINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings, each with variable pale costal and subcostal streaks, and sometimes a dark patch near the middle. The hindwings are pale brown with dark shading around the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

This species has been found 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, pp. 86-88, 176, 200, Plate 10.

    William Warren,
    Noctuiform Phalaenae: Mericleptriinae,
    in Adalbert Seitz (ed.): The Macrolepidoptera of the World,
    Volume 11: The Macrolepidoptera of the Indo-Australian Fauna,
    Stuttgart : Alfred Kernen Verlag (1913), p. 312, and also Plate 27, row n, item 7..


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    (written 25 April 2019)