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Helicoverpa punctigera

Australian bollworm, Native budworm at Namadgi National Park

Helicoverpa punctigera at Namadgi National Park - 27 Jan 2021
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Identification history

Helicoverpa punctigera 6 Feb 2021 ibaird
Helicoverpa (genus) 5 Feb 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Helicoverpa punctigera 28 Jan 2021 donhe
Helicoverpa armigera 27 Jan 2021 ibaird
Helicoverpa (genus) 27 Jan 2021 ibaird
Unidentified 27 Jan 2021 KMcCue

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ibaird wrote:
   27 Jan 2021
Moths of Victoria (Part 9) supporting disc shows and undwing pattern for a H. punctigera female which looks similar, but shows one smaller black dot near the costa on the underside of the forewing, not two as in this specimen. the underwing pattern visible here matches that for Sighting No. 4358977, so on that basis I'm suggesting H. armigera.
donhe wrote:
   28 Jan 2021
The underside of H. armigera has the same pale area in the dark hindwing margin as on the upperside. So I think this is H. punctigera as it has no pale area in the hindwing underside margin. I think the forewing underside dots are variable.
donhe wrote:
   6 Feb 2021
Look at
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/heli/heli-under.html
H. armigera has a pale mark in the dark marginal band under the hindwing just as it does on the upper surface of the hindwing.
H. punctigera does not have this pale mark on top or underneath.
This specimen is H. punctigera.

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Medium Weed or Pest

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  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 27 Jan 2021 03:18 PM Recorded on
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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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