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Common Armyworm - Mythimna convecta

Family Noctuidae

This page contains pictures and information about Common Armyworm moths and caterpillars that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 30mm
We sometimes found those caterpillars on grasses. They are brown in colours with thick brown lines along the body. They feed on various of grasses and and other crops during the night. 
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The moth is pale brown in colour with white dot on the middle of forewings. 
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This moth is common in Brisbane bush, especially during early summer. Usually it hides on forest ground during the day. Occasionally fly away if disturbed.
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The hind wings are buff with dark submarginal bands.
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1. Mythimna convecta (Walker, 1857) - Australian Caterpillars, by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2006. 
2. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p466, fig50.2. 

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Last updated: January 31, 2012.