Aquita plagiochyta (Turner, 1944)
Suffused Tuft-moth
(previously known as Zia plagiochyta)
NOLINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Aquita plagiochyta
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The adult moth of this species has fawn forewings with a blotchy pattern. The hindwings are white, shading to grey at the wingtips. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.

Aquita plagiochyta
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

It is found over most of the southern half of Australia, including

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Nolidae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 55 (1944), p. 48.


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    (updated 3 July 2013)