Nola eucolpa (Turner, 1944)
(previously known as Celama eucolpa)
Grained Tuft-moth
NOLINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nola eucolpa
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Churchill, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings each crossed by a variable number of incomplete zig-zag lines of various shades of grey, with several tufts of grey scales. The hindwings are pale grey/brown, fading to white at the bases. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Nolidae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 55 (1944), p. 29.


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    (written 27 January 2017)