Meganola major (Hampson, 1891)
(also known as Manoba major)
NOLINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Meganola major
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has fawn forewings with two darker smudges on the costa. The hindwings are fawn, fading to white at the base. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

Meganola major
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found across south-east Asia, including

  • Borneo,
  • India,

    and also in Australia in:

  • Queensland, and
  • Western Australia.

    Meganola major
    female, drawing: George Francis Hampson, listed as Nola major
    ,
    The Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri District,
    Illustrations of Typical Specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 8 (1891), Plate 139, fig. 13,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Gerstein Library, University of Toronto.


    Further reading :

    George Francis Hampson,
    The Lepidoptera Heterocera of the Nilgiri District,
    Illustrations of Typical Specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 8 (1891), p. 48, and also Plate 139, fig. 13.


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    (written 14 November 2012, 21 October 2014)