(one synonym : Heliocheilus osmidus Swinhoe, 1901)
HELIOTHINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Marcus Matthews,
Heliothine Moths of Australia: A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups
This Caterpillar is dark green with a broad pale line along the back, bisected by a white-edged thin dark line, edged with a thin pale line along each side, and speckled with two darker dots on each side of the centre-line on each segment. A broad pale line runs along each side above the legs.
This caterpillar is thought to feed on
The adult moth has dark brown forewings each with two complete and several incomplete white diagonal stripes. The hindwings are a streaky pale brown. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.
This species has been taken in
Further reading :
Heliothine Moths of Australia:
A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999, pp. 88-90, 176-177, 200, Plates 10, 14, 18, 22, 23.
(written 1 September 2017)