(previously known as Sorocostia aenictis)
NOLINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of E. Friedrich, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)
The adult moth of this species has grey-brown forewings each with a number of wavy dark bands. The hindwings are off-white, each shading to pale brown at the wingtip. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.
male, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Nola ænictis,
Catalogue of the Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Volume II (1900), Plate XIX, fig. 15,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.
The species has been found in Australia in:
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Volume 2 (1900), p. 45, No. 91, and also Plate 19, fig. 15.
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. II,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), p. 923.
(written 26 January 2015)