Heliocheilus rhodopolia (Turner, 1911)
(formerly known as Canthylidia rhodopolia)
HELIOTHINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Andrew Mitchell, Australian Museum)

The adult moth of this species has reddish forewings, each with variable pale streaks. The hindwings are pale brown with dark shading around the margins. The wing margins are slightly scalloped. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

This species has been found in

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


    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.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Annals of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 10 (1911), p. 61.


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    (written 25 April 2019)