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Native bollworm

Helicoverpa punctigera


There's a sultan watching you from inside this one. About 40mm wingspan.


Attracted to security lighting at the local school.


Highly variable appearance. The larvae are considered a pest for Tobacco, Flax, Peas, Lucerne, Sunflower, Cotton, Maize, Tomatoes.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Jan 13, 2014
Submitted on Jan 14, 2014

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