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 Marilyn Hewish, 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.

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

This species is found in:

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

    Nola biguttalis
    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 XVIII, fig. 31,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    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. 31, and also Plate 18, fig. 31.

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), pp. 719-720, No. 43.

    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, 24 May 2018)