Nola taeniata Snellen, 1875, Tijdschr. Ent., 18: 63.
Butler, 1879, Illust. typical Specimens lepid. Heterocera Colln Br. Mus., 3: 9.
Swinhoe, 1890, Trans. ent. Soc. London, 1890: 184.
Lucas, 1890, Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. (2), 4(1889): 1075.
Diagnosis. The forewing is distinctly triangular, whitish, with a broad,
oblique, dark brown band postmedially. There are also faint antemedial markings
and a pale brown marginal shade. In the male abdomen the apodemes of the eighth
segment are rather short, broad and widely spaced on both tergite and sternite.
Geographical range. Indo-Australian tropics from the Indian Subregion to
Japan, the Ryukyus (Inoue, 2001) Sundaland and the Philippines, recurring in
Habitat preference. In recent surveys, two specimens have been taken in
disturbed coastal forest in Brunei and two in an area of primary and secondary
dipterocarp forest at Poring (about 600m) on the eastern slopes of G. Kinabalu.
Biology. Host records (Piepers & Snellen, 1904; Robinson et al.,
2001) are for Fimbristylis (Cyperaceae) and Ziziphus (Rhamnaceae).
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