(formerly known as Heliothis tertia)
HELIOTHINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(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
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
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.
(written 21 August 2017)