St-Kitts, Philipps Level, 9-XII-83

Heliothis subflexa (Guenée, 1852)

Noctuidae Heliothinae

Detail of the forewings

Heliothis subflexa: The outer line ends at the apical angle.
Heliothis virescens: The outer line ends before reaching the apical angle.

Biology and distribution

Larva on Solanaceae.

Very rare in Guadeloupe. Found in xerophilic zone only.


From Canada to South America.


The sex pheromone produced by the female moths has been described (Teal et al, 1981, J. chem. Ecol., 7: 1011-1022; Klun et al., 1982, Environ. Entomol., 11: 1084-1090.). It consists of:

Source: Pherolist, a database on sex pheromones of Lepidoptera and related attractants.
Male genitalia (JPG 27 Ko).

Similar species

Heliothis virescens

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