Nola niphostena (Lower, 1896)
Desert Tuft-moth
(previously known as Sorcostia niphostena)
NOLINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nola niphostena
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The adult moth of this species is pale grey with a pale area at the base, and three dark patches along the margin of each forewing. The hindwings are pale grey. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms. The sexes are similar.

Nola niphostena
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

This species is found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 20 (1896), pp. 153-154.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: part 2,
    Tiger Moths and their Allies - Noctuoidea (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 34-35.


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    (updated 1 March 2011)