Australothis tertia (Roepke, 1941)
(formerly known as Heliothis tertia)
HELIOTHINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Andrew Mitchell, Australian Museum)

This adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with a vague pattern of transverse bands and lines, and dark spot in the middle. The hindwings are yellow, each with a wide brown border. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Indonesia,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Marcus Matthews,
    Heliothine Moths of Australia:
    A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999, pp. 98, 102-104, 181-183, 201, 281, 303, Plate 11.4-11.8.

    Walter Karl Johann Roepke,
    On some new or little known Indo-Malayan noctuids (Lepidoptera: Heterocera, family Agrotidae),
    Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden),
    Volume 23 (1941), pp. 14-15, pl. 2 fig. 7.


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    (written 21 August 2017)