Nola biguttalis (Walker, 1866)
Brown Tuft-moth
(one synonym : Sorocosta trigonota Meyrick, 1886)
NOLINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nola biguttalis
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, from Moths of Victoria: part 2)

The adult moth of this species has grey-brown forewings with a spotty pattern. The hindwings are pale fawn, darkening to the wingtips. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms. The sexes are similar.

This species is found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :


    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 32-33.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 34, Supplement 4 (1866), p. 1507.


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    (updated 6 July 2013)