Nola cerraunias (Turner, 1899)
(formerly known as Sorocostia cerraunias)
NOLINAE,   NOLIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nola cerraunias
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has pale grey forewings, each crossed by a variety of dark grey and brown serrated lines and bands. The hindwings are pale fawn darkening at the margins. The moth has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

This species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Notes of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 23 (1899), p. 15.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Nolidae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 55 (1944), p. 37, No. 60.


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    (written 11 June 2019)