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Australothis rubrescens

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Genus  Australothis
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Butterflies and moths
Subphylum  Hexapoda
Family  Noctuidae
Scientific name  Australothis rubrescens
Rank  Species
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Similar  Butterflies and moths, Helicoverpa gelotopoeon, Heliothinae, Helicoverpa assulta, Helicoverpa punctigera

The Indian weed caterpillar (Australothis rubrescens) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found all over Australia (including Tasmania) and in Papua New Guinea.

Larvae have been recorded on Sigesbeckia orientalis, Ixiolaena brevicompta, Podolepis longipedata, Hibisucs, Nicotiana tabacum, Solanum dioicum and Stylidium productum.

References

Australothis rubrescens Wikipedia


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