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

Nola paromoea
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species is fawn with a diagonal pattern on the forewings. It has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

Nola paromoea
(Specimen: courtesy of The Australian Museum)

The species has been found in:

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.

    Nola paromoea
    male, drawing: Hampson listed as Celama paromoea
    ,
    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. 30,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    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. 57, and also Plate 18, fig. 30.

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 721.


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    (updated 1 March 2011)