Nola belotypa Hampson, 1914
NOLINAE,   NOLIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nola belotypa
digitally repaired
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with a vague dark diagonal band, and sometimes with dark brown lines and a dark serrated edge to the diagonal band. The hindwings are pale fawn. The moth has a wingspan of about 2.4 cms.

Nola belotypa
female, drawing by George Francis Hampson,
,
Catalogue of Amatidae and Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the British Museum,
Supplement 1 (1914), Plate XXIV, figure 15,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

This species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    Catalogue of Amatidae and Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Supplement 1 (1914), p. 421, No. 94a, and also Plate 24, fig. 15.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Nolidae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 55 (1944), p. 38, No. 61.


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    (written 10 June 2019)