Nola fraterna (Moore, 1888)
(previously known as Roeselia fraterna)
NOLINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings each crossed by a variable number of incomplete zig-zag lines. The hindwings are pale brown, fading to white at the bases, each with a dark spot near the middle. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Borneo,
  • Pakistan,

    and in Australia in:

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading

    Frederic Moore,
    Descriptions of new Genera and Species of Lepidoptera Heterocera collected by Rev. J. H. Hocking, chiefly in the Kangra District, N.W. Himalaya,
    Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London,
    1888, p. 393.


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    (written 2 November 2014)