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

Nola pycnopasta
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is grey with two black and brown patchy zig-zag bands across each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown, fading to white at the base, and each have a vague dark spot near the middle. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Waes. P>

    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Nolidae,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 55 (1944), p. 26, No. 30.


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    (written 2 November 2014)