Ruby Owlet Moth
Australian Native Budworm
Australian Native Budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Owlet moth (:Noctuoidea Noctuidae Heliothinae)
Species: Australian Native Budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera)
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Other names: Corn Ear Worm, Tomato Grub, Tobacco Budworm or Cotton Bollworm

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills, the Riverland and elsewhere
Without seeing the hindwings (looking for a pale patch in the trailing black band in H. armigera), it's not possible to differentiate between the introduced H. armigera & this one. None of the specimens, where we have hind wing shots, have been H. armigera on Ellura

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 26-Sep-2012
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.