Heliocheilus vulpinotatus Matthews, 1999
HELIOTHINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(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 brownish-orange splodges, and a brownish-orange band along the margin. 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

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    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 :

    Marcus Matthews,
    Heliothine Moths of Australia:
    A Guide to Pest Bollworms and Related Noctuid Groups,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1999, pp. 94-96, 178-179, 200, Plate 10.


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    (written 26 April 2019)