Nola leucoma (Meyrick, 1886)
(previously known as Sorocostia leucoma)
NOLINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nola leucoma
(Specimen: courtesy of The Australian Museum)

The adult moth of this species is fawn with dark splotches on the fore wings. It has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

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

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. 15,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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. 19, No. 30, and also Plate 18, fig. 15.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera: Part XI,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 725.


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    (updated 1 March 2011)