oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The occurrence and abundance of Heliothis assulta afro (Hardwick) in light traps in South Africa (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) : Scientific Note

Volume 36, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



The distribution of Heliothis assulta afra (Hardwick), given by Hardwick (1965), showed this species to be relatively rare in southern Africa with only a few known localities. During 1970, a grid of light traps was established in South Africa and some specimens of H. assulta afra were caught. Dr. L. Vari (Transvaal Museum, Pretoria) confirmed the identity of the moths.

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