Nola argentea (T.P. Lucas, 1890)
(previously known as Sorocostia argentea)
NOLINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nola argentea
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings each with a number of spots of raised brown scales of various sizes. The hindwings are off-white, each shading to pale brown at the wingtip. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

Nola argentea
female, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Celama argentea,

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 XVIII, fig. 9,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading:

    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), pp. 12-13, No. 19. and also Plate 18, fig. 9.

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On Queensland and other Australian Macro-Lepidoptera, with Localities and Descriptions of new Species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), p. 1076.


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    (written 15 November 2012, updated 26 January 2015)