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Nola fasciata Walker
Minnagara fasciata Walker, 1866, List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus., 35: 1903.
Nola nigrifascia Hampson, 1891, Illust. typical Specimens lepid. Heterocera Colln Br. Mus., 8: 5, 48.


Nola fasciata

This is one of the larger Bornean species. The ground colour is white, but the hindwings grade greyer distad and can appear darker than the forewings. The forewing postmedial is double, with pale grey between the two fine blackish elements on each side. The outer element is more distinctly black, which is expanded at one-third from the dorsum. The double fascia is strongly flexed at one-third from the costa. The costa bears three plates of pale grey raised scales subbasally, antemedially and on the postmedial.

Taxonomic note. A similar species, N.
diagona Hampson, with a more angled forewing postmedial, a grey patch centrally on the submarginal and distinct genitalia (long, slender uncus present, harpe displaced distally and saccus tapering to a narrow point) flies with fasciata in Seram and New Guinea. Nola zostrica Turner (Queensland) may be conspecific with diagona.

Geographical range. Indo-Australian tropics to Taiwan and New Guinea.

Habitat preference. The species is common in a wide range of lowland forest types, and extends with less frequency to as high as 1500m.

Biology. A recorded larval host (Piepers & Snellen, 1904; Robinson et al., 2001) is Lantana (Verbenaceae).

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