Nola epicentra (Meyrick, 1886)
Patched Tuft-moth
(one synonym : Celama robusta Turner, 1944)
NOLINAE,   NOLIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nola epicentra
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is fawn with a variety of dark spots on each forewing, including a prominent one near each apex. The hindwings are plain. The moth has a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.

Nola epicentra
(Specimen: courtesy of The Australian Museum)

The species is found in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 32-33.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), pp. 724-725, No. 52.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 171.


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    (updated 9 May 2012)