Nola bifascialis (Walker, [1865])
(previously known as Pisara bifascialis)
NOLINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings with a variable number of black and brown spots of various sizes. The hindwings are pale brown, fading to white at the base, each with a dark spot near the middle. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • Borneo,
  • Papua,

    and in Australia in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 31, Supplement part 1 (1865), p. 244.


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    (written 2 November 2014)