(one synonym : Heliothis hyperchroa Turner, 1920)
HELIOTHINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
This Caterpillar is commonly found on :
This adult moth has reddish brown forewings, each with a vague dark spot in the middle, and pale yellow hindwings with a wide black border.
The species has been found in
and all over Australia, including
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 469.
Heliothine Moths of Australia:
A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 15 (1858), pp. 1681-1682, pg. 215.
(updated 15 April 2013, 16 August 2014)