Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Etanna breviuscula 

 Etanna breviuscula CHLOEPHORINAE NOLIDAE

Was:- Nanaguna breviuscula SARROTHRIPINAE NOLIDAE

Although I originally identified this moth as Nanaguna breviuscula SARROTHRIPINAE NOLIDAE, the current accepted name is Etanna breviuscula. Many sites on the internet are still treating  Nanaguna breviuscula as an equal alternative. If you look up the other synonyms for this moth you will find a long list of alternatives.

Larval food plants include Grevillea  species (Proteaceae) and Melaleuca (Myrtaceae).
wing span is about 20mm.  We have some of both these plants here.



Family:- NOLIDAE
Sub Family:- CHLOEPHORINAE
Genus:- Etanna
Species:- breviuscula






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Nola pygmaeodes NOLINAE NOLIDAE

 Although I was not able to find a definite larval food plant for this moth, there were a number of plants listed for other members of the genus, and of those, the most likely host here is Melaleuca (Myrtaceae).








 Family:- NOLIDAE
Sub Family:- NOLINAE
Genus:- Nola
Species:- pygmaeodes







 Nola species moths can be quite difficult to identify because many of them have not been identified yet, and many only appear on the internet and in books as a photo with a number.


Another example of a Nola moth:-   Nola epicentra Wednesday, 17 June 2015


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NOLIDAE NOLINAE Nola Sp  9626 - 6853

Below is another moth that I think is a Nola Sp, but I have not been able to identify it yet. It is tiny and covered with tufts of scales. It may be another Nola epicentra.







Family:- NOLIDAE
Sub Family:- NOLINAE
Genus:- Nola (possibly)
Species:- Sp 9626 - 6853










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