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

Nola tetralopha
(Photo: courtesy of Owen Holton, Theodore, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species is grey with a complex pattern each forewing. The scales on some areas of the forewings can be raised as tufts. The hindwings are pale fawn, darkening to the wingtips. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

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

This species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.

    Nola tetralopha
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Nolidae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 55 (1944), pp. 19-20, No. 14.


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    (written 4 September 2019)