Nola ceramota (Turner, 1944)
Earthenware Tuft-moth
(formerly known as Celama ceramota)
NOLINAE,   NOLIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nola ceramota
(Photo: courtesy of Andrew Mitchell, Australian Museum)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with some pale areas, including a large pale area by the wingtip. The forewings each have two vague dark oval spots, and an dog-leg dark line across the middle. The hindwings are pale fawn, darkening toward the wingtips. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

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

This species is found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: part 2,
    Tiger Moths and their Allies - Noctuoidea (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 32-33.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Nolidae,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 55 (1944), p. 33, No. 46.


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    (written 27 May 2018, updated 14 August 2019, 13 February 2021)