(one synonym : Heliothis hyperchroa Turner, 1920)
HELIOTHINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
Photo: courtesy of Marcus Matthews,
Heliothine Moths of Australia: A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups
This Caterpillar is green or brown with white stripes and a mottled pattern. The caterpillar has been found on various species of plants from ASTERACEAE, including:
but has also been 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, pp. 99-102, 179-181, 200-201, Plates 11.9-11.20, 15.2, 19.1-19.3, 22.8, 23.7.
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, 6 September 2017)