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

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

The adult moth of this species is fawn with a vague chevron pattern on the forewings. The hindwings are plain pale grey, darkening toward the wingtips. It has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 32-33.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 719, No. 42.


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    (updated 6 July 2013)