Nola porrigens (Walker, 1858)
Flecked Tuft-moth
(previously known as Dimona porrigens)
NOLINAE,   NOLIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nola porrigens
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species is fawn with dark zigzag lines on the forewings. The hindwings are pale grey. It has a wingspan of about 2 cms. The males and females are similar.

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

The species has been found in:

  • 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.

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 15 (1858), pp. 1650-1651, No. 1.


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    (updated 1 March 2011, 14 August 2019, 10 February 2021)