Nola hesycha (Meyrick, 1888)
(previously known as Sorocostia hesycha)
NOLINAE,   NOLIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nola hesycha
female, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Celama hesycha,

Catalogue of the Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Volume II (1900), Plate XVIII, fig. 29,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moth of this species has grey-brown forewings each with two diagonal white bands. The hindwings are off-white, each shading to pale brown at the wingtip. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading:

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 2 (1900), p. 30, No. 56, and also Plate 18, fig. 29.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), p. 922.


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    (written 26 January 2015)