Nola cycota (Meyrick, 1886)
Cycota Tuft-moth
(previously known as Sorocostia cycota)
NOLINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species is grey with several jagged dark lines across each forewing. The hindwings are pale grey. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms. The sexes are similar.

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

This species is found in the southern half of Australia, including

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


    Further reading :

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 723, No. 50.


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    (updated 6 July 2013)