Nola celaenephes (Turner, 1944)
Western Tuft-moth
(one synonym : Neoclita empyra Turner, 1944)
NOLINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nola celaenephes
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The adult moth of this species is grey with a broad irregular dark band across each forewing. The hindwings are pale fawn, darkening to the wingtips. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms. The sexes are similar.

Nola celaenephes
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

This species is found over most of Australia, including

  • Western Australia, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: part 2,
    Tiger Moths and their Allies - Noctuoidea (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 34-35.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Nolidae,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 55 (1944), p. 20.


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    (updated 6 July 2013)