Black Noctuid
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Adelaide Hills
Green Cutworm
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Green Cutworm (Neumichtis saliaris)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Owlet moth (:Noctuoidea Noctuidae Acronictinae)
Species: Green Cutworm (Neumichtis saliaris)
This Photo:     Dorsal

Thank you Cathy Powers for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
The common name is based on the green caterpillar. Originally we identified this as N. archephanes They are an incredibly variable species going from this dark blue morph through to very pale brown. The subterminal line is the key, and on N. archephanes it's straight, not curved like this one. The subterminal line is the line between the blue band at the back of the forewings and the brown brown area torwards the middle of the forewings.

Copyright © 2008- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Nov-2008
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.