HELIOTHINAE, NOCTUIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings, each with variable dark splodges. The hindwings are pale brown with dark shading around the margins. The hindwing margins are slightly scalloped. The wingspan is about 2.2 cms.
This species has been found in
The males of this species are indistinguishable from the males of Heliocheilus ferruginosa. The females of these two species differ only in details of the genitalia.
Further reading :
Heliothine Moths of Australia:
A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999, pp. 92-94, 177-178, 197-198, Plate 8.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
Annals of the Queensland Museum,
Volume 10 (1911), p. 61.
(written 26 April 2019)