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Noctuoid moths (except Arctiinae)Nola tetralopha

A Nolid moth at Theodore, ACT

Nola tetralopha at Theodore, ACT - 8 Apr 2019

Identification history

Noctuoid moths (except Arctiinae) Nola tetralopha 4 Sep 2019 donhe
Nola tetralopha 4 Sep 2019 ibaird
Nola delograpta 2 Jun 2019 Owen
Unidentified 1 Jun 2019 Owen

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Author's notes

Very worn. Length 12mm

9 comments

donhe wrote:
   1 Jun 2019
Some resemblance to Lacalma mniomima at
http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/pyra/mniomima.html
but that appears to be a Queensland species.
   2 Jun 2019
A Nolinae?
Owen wrote:
   2 Jun 2019
Many thanks for the advice! There are two images under Nola delograpta on the ALA (from Victor W Fazio III and Ian McMillan) that are a very good match for this one.
ibaird wrote:
   2 Jun 2019
I think we must assume that your specimen is somewhat worn, but yes I agree there is a close similarity to the two images you refer to on the ALA for N. delograpta and I have not been able to find another species which would better match.
Owen wrote:
   4 Sep 2019
Update: I now believe this image to be of Nola tetralopha (not N. delograpta). Refer ALA image by Donald Hobern and BOLD Systems 3 and 4.
ibaird wrote:
   4 Sep 2019
I think you may be correct so I have suggested N. tetralopha.
Owen wrote:
   5 Sep 2019
Many thanks for checking!
   10 Jan 2020
I checked this photo against the ANIC specimens and the match is good
Owen wrote:
   11 Jan 2020
Very good to know Glenn. Thank you for checking

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size
  • 7 Apr 2019 Recorded on
  • Owen Recorded by

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