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

Nola desmotes
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has forewings with an indistinct wavy pattern of shades of grey and brown. The hindwings are pale brown, fading to white at the base. The moth has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Norfolk Island.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Australian Lepidoptera of the group Geometrites,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 23 (1899), pp. 15-16.


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    (written 17 November 2012)