Nola aulacota (Meyrick, 1886)
(previously known as Sorocostia aulacota)
NOLINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nola aulacota
male, drawing by George F. Hampson,

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. 21,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings each with a number of incomplete dark zig-zag lines. The hindwings are pale brown. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    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), p. 46, No. 94, and also Plate 19, fig. 21.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), pp. 722-723.


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    (written 26 January 2015)