(Nola achromia Hampson, 1909)
(Celamoides corticella van Eecke, 1926)
(Meganola pseudohypena Inoue et al., 1982)
NOLINAE, NOLIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph, listed as Nola achromia)
The Caterpillar of this species has been found feeding on the fruits of
The caterpillar does not stack head capsules when moulting, unlike other species in NOLINAE).
The adult moth has fawn forewings. each crossed by two vague curved dark speckled lines, with more dark speckles around the margin. The hindwings are pale fawn, fading to white at the bases. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found across south-east Asia, including
and also in Australia in:
and has been introduced in
Further reading :
George Francis Hampson,
The Macrolepidoptera Heterocera of Ceylon,
Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum,
Part 9 (1893), p. 89, and also Plate 158, fig 31.
George F. Hampson,
Descriptions of new genera and species of Syntomidae, Arctiadae, Agaristidae and Noctuidae,
Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Series 8, Volume 4 (1909), p. 352, No. 75b.
(written 10 June 2019)