(one synonym : Heliothis eodora Meyrick, 1902)
HELIOTHINAE , NOCTUIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
male, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Melicleptria eodora,
Catalogue of the Noctuidæ in the Collection of the British Museum,
Volume IV (1903), Plate LVII, fig. 12,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.
The adult moth is brown with a pale diagonal stripe on each forewing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species has been taken in
and in Australia in
Further reading :
Heliothine Moths of Australia:
A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999.
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
1902, p. 26.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 27 (1902), pp. 79-80.
(updated 27 August 2011, 30 September 2015)