Nycteola polycyma (Turner, 1899)
(one synonym : Sarrothripus crystallites Meyrick, 1902)
SARROTHRIPINAE,   NOLIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth has grey fore wings with a wavy light and dark pattern, and white hind wings shading to dark brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.


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

This species has been taken in Australia in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Sarrothripus crystallites,

    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Noctuidæ, Volume XI (1912), Plate CLXXXI, figure 14,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 48.12, p. 459.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2, 2nd Edition,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 30-31.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Notes of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 23 (1899), p. 17.


    previous
    back
    caterpillar
    Australian
    Australian Butterflies
    butterflies
    Australian
    home
    caterpillars
    Australian
    Australian Moths
    moths
    next
    next
    caterpillar

    (updated 17 September 2012)