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Common mothHelicoverpa punctigera

Native Budworm at Tathra, NSW

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Helicoverpa punctigera at Tathra, NSW - 3 Dec 2019
Helicoverpa punctigera at Tathra, NSW - 3 Dec 2019
Helicoverpa punctigera at Tathra, NSW - 3 Dec 2019

Identification history

Common moth Helicoverpa punctigera 3 Dec 2019 Paul Whitington
Unidentified 3 Dec 2019 Kerry Vance

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Author's notes

Possibly Helicoverpa armigera

3 comments

   3 Dec 2019
I'd say that's pretty close. Certainly Helicoverpa, but I'd lean towards Helicoverpa punctigera because in your images of the hindwing there is no clear sign of the white patch, which is present in the dark stripe at the rear of the hindwing in Helicoverpa armigera. You can see that patch in this sighting - Noctuidae and Erebidae Helicoverpa armigera (Tobacco Budworm) on 27 Dec 2015
   3 Dec 2019
After seeing Glenn's ID of another one of your sightings, I'm happy to confirm this as Helicoverpa punctigera.
   3 Dec 2019
I agree

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Hypodoxa muscosaria at Tathra, NSW - 30 Dec 2019 by Advance
Cyclocephala signaticollis (Argentinian scarab) at Tathra, NSW - 29 Dec 2019 by Advance
Corgatha drosera (Corgatha drosera) at Tathra, NSW - 29 Dec 2019 by Kerry Vance
Xystrocera virescens (Longhorn beetle) at Tathra, NSW - 29 Dec 2019 by Advance
Esthlodora variabilis at Tathra, NSW - 8 Dec 2019 by Kerry Vance
Epipaschiinae (Subfamily of Pyralidae) at Tathra, NSW - 2 Dec 2019 by Advance
Helicoverpa punctigera (Native Budworm) at Tathra, NSW - 2 Dec 2019 by Kerry Vance
Nacoleia rhoeoalis (Nacoleia rhoeoalis) at Tathra, NSW - 2 Dec 2019 by Advance
Tortricinae sp. (Tortricinae (subfamily)) at Tathra, NSW - 1 Dec 2019 by Advance
Helicoverpa punctigera (Native Budworm) at Tathra, NSW - 28 Nov 2019 by Kerry Vance
Fodina ostorius (Moth Fodina ostorius) at Tathra, NSW - 28 Nov 2019 by Advance
Sceliodes cordalis (Eggfruit Caterpillar) at Tathra, NSW - 28 Nov 2019 by Advance
Sceliodes cordalis (Eggfruit Caterpillar) at Tathra, NSW - 28 Nov 2019 by Advance
Spilosoma canescens (Dark-spotted Tiger Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 23 Nov 2019 by Advance
Myzomela sanguinolenta (Scarlet Honeyeater) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Nov 2016 by KerryVance
Plusiodonta arctipennis (Plusiodonta arctipennis) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Nov 2016 by KerryVance
Trichiocercus sparshalli (Trichiocercus sparshalli) at Tathra, NSW - 16 Nov 2016 by KerryVance
Austrosalomona sp. (Coastal katydid or Spine-headed katydid) at Tathra, NSW - 7 Nov 2016 by KerryVance
Scopula rubraria (Plantain Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016 by KerryVance
Sphaerophoria macrogaster (Hover Fly) at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016 by KerryVance
Tortricinae sp. (Tortricinae sp.) at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016 by KerryVance
Dasypodia selenophora (Granny Moth or Southern Old Lady Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016 by KerryVance
Melangyna sp. (Hover Fly) at Tathra, NSW - 6 Nov 2016 by KerryVance
Phrissogonus laticostata (Apple Looper) at Tathra, NSW - 5 Nov 2016 by KerryVance
CHIRONOMIDAE (family) (Non-biting Midge) at Tathra, NSW - 5 Nov 2016 by KerryVance
Chrysodeixis argentifera (Tobacco Looper) at Tathra, NSW - 5 Nov 2016 by KerryVance
Noctuidae (family) (Unidentified Noctuid moths) at Tathra, NSW - 5 Nov 2016 by KerryVance
Phrissogonus laticostata (Apple Looper) at Tathra, NSW - 5 Nov 2016 by KerryVance
Scotocyma albinotata at Tathra, NSW - 1 Nov 2016 by KerryVance
Laxta friedmani (Friedman's trilobite cockroach) at Tathra, NSW - 19 Oct 2016 by KerryVance
Hieraaetus (Hieraaetus) morphnoides (Little Eagle) at Tathra, NSW - 17 Oct 2016 by KerryVance
Oenochroma orthodesma (Oenochroma orthodesma) at Tathra, NSW - 21 Oct 2015 by KerryVance
Achaea janata (Castor Semi-looper) at Tathra, NSW - 9 Mar 2015 by KerryVance
Hippotion scrofa (Coprosma Hawk Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 5 Mar 2015 by KerryVance
CHRYSOMELIDAE (family) (Leaf beetle) at Tathra, NSW - 27 Jan 2015 by KerryVance
Chlorocoma dichloraria (Guenee's or Double-fringed Emerald) at Tathra, NSW - 10 Oct 2013 by KerryVance
Psilosticha absorpta (Looper moth) at Tathra, NSW - 10 Oct 2013 by KerryVance
Agrotis munda (Brown Cutworm) at Tathra, NSW - 10 Oct 2013 by KerryVance
Hellula hydralis at Tathra, NSW - 10 Oct 2013 by KerryVance
Pantydia sparsa (Noctuid Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 10 Oct 2013 by KerryVance
Agathodes ostentalis at Tathra, NSW - 4 Mar 2013 by KerryVance
Litoria peronii (Peron's Tree Frog) at Tathra, NSW - 1 Feb 2013 by KerryVance
Papilio (Princeps) aegeus (Large Citrus Butterfly) at Tathra, NSW - 28 Oct 2012 by KerryVance
Nyctemera amicus (Magpie Moth, Senecio Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 18 Oct 2012 by KerryVance
Nyctemera amicus (Magpie Moth, Senecio Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 18 Oct 2012 by KerryVance
Cnaphalocrocis poeyalis (Lesser rice leaf-roller) at Tathra, NSW - 14 Apr 2012 by KerryVance
Trichoplusia orichalcea at Tathra, NSW - 14 Apr 2012 by KerryVance
Cnaphalocrocis poeyalis (Lesser rice leaf-roller) at Tathra, NSW - 14 Apr 2012 by KerryVance
Dasygaster sp. (Dasygaster sp.) at Tathra, NSW - 14 Apr 2012 by KerryVance
Delias nigrina (Black Jezebel) at Tathra, NSW - 11 Apr 2012 by KerryVance
Hyalarcta huebneri (Leaf Case Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 3 Apr 2012 by KerryVance
Amata nigriceps (Tiger moth) at Tathra, NSW - 13 Feb 2012 by KerryVance
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Salt And Pepper Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2011 by KerryVance
Utetheisa pulchelloides (Salt And Pepper Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 4 Feb 2011 by KerryVance
Graphium choredon (Blue Triangle) at Tathra, NSW - 11 Jan 2011 by ALCW_BDRS
Zizina otis labradus (Common Grass Blue) at Tathra, NSW - 3 Jan 2011 by KerryVance
Crypsiphona ocultaria (Redlined Geometrid) at Tathra, NSW - 12 Apr 2010 by KerryVance
Crypsiphona ocultaria (Redlined Geometrid) at Tathra, NSW - 12 Apr 2010 by KerryVance
Chelepteryx collesi (White-stemmed Gum Moth) at Tathra, NSW - 6 Apr 2000 by KerryVance

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 3 Dec 2019 Recorded on
  • Kerry Vance Recorded by

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