Heliothis roseivena (Walker, 1866)
(one synonym : Timora alarioides Butler, 1886)
HELIOTHINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Heliothis roseivena
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is white in colour, with forewings that have a broad pink band along the costa, and two narrow brown stripes. The hindwings are pale yellow shading to pink at the bases. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Heliothis roseivena
male, listed as Timora alarioides,
Figure 6 on Plate LVIII of Hampson's Noctuidae of the British Museum, 1903-1913.
(Courtesy of Joe Kunkel, University of Massachusetts)

The species occurs in:

  • Indonesia,

    and in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 22.16, pp. 467-468.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 162.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), pp. 1954-1955.


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    (updated 10 October 2011)