Nola vernalis Lower, 1900
Dagger Tuft-moth
(one synonym : Nola phloeophila Hampson, 1914)
NOLINAE ,   NOLIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species is grey with two or three irregular spotted dark arcs across each forewing. The hindwings are pale grey. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms. The sexes are similar.

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

This species is found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 25 (1900), p. 403-404.

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


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    (updated 1 March 2011)