Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Heliothis peltigera
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Heliothis peltigera
Public Records: 4
Specimens with Barcodes: 34
Species With Barcodes: 1
The Bordered Straw (Heliothis peltigera) is a species of moth of the family Noctuidae. It is found in Southern Europe and the Near East, but can be found further North too, because it is a migratory species. It is also present in most of Africa and in Asia, ranging to China and Laos.
Technical Description and variation
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The wingspan is 34–42 mm. The length of the forewings is 16–19 mm. Forewing greyish ochreous, flushed with pale brown, except the narrow marginal area; lines brown, indistinct;orbicular stigma a dark dot; reniform grey with dark brown edge and centre, joined to a brown mark on middle of costa; a brown band between outer and submarginal lines; a black dot below vein 2 before margin; hindwing with broad brown-black marginal border, containing a pale blotch between 2 and 4; cellspot dark; fringe white.
The moth flies from May to October depending on the location.
Larva reddish grey or ochreous,dotted with white; dorsal and subdorsal lines dark; spiracular line white; on flowers of various plants.The larvae feed on Ononis, Calendula, Senecio viscosus and Tagetes.
- Seitz, A. Ed., 1914 Die Großschmetterlinge der Erde, Verlag Alfred Kernen, Stuttgart Band 3: Abt. 1, Die Großschmetterlinge des palaearktischen Faunengebietes, Die palaearktischen eulenartigen Nachtfalter, 1914
- "Robinson, G. S., P. R. Ackery, I. J. Kitching, G. W. Beccaloni & L. M. Hernández, 2010. HOSTS - A Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Natural History Museum, London.".
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