Nola pleurosema (Turner, 1944)
Plain Tuft-moth
(previously known as Celama pleurosema)
NOLINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has speckled fawn forewings with a dark spot halfway along each leading edge. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

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


    Further reading :

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Nolidae,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 55 (1944), p. 20, No. 15.


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    (updated 1 March 2011)