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Nola taeniata Snellen, 1875

Indian and global distribution:
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There are thirty-one species of Nola Leech, 1815 known from India (Joshi et al.2019). 

Joshi, R., Singh, N. and Laszlo, G.M., 2019. An updated Checklist of subfamily Nolinae (Lepidoptera, Nolidae) from India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 119(3), pp.263-281.

List of Nola Leach, In Brewster [1815] 1830 known from India.
Nola analis (Wileman and West, 1928) (Celema). South India; Sri Lanka; Nepal.
Nola angulata (Moore, 1888) (Roeselia). India (NW Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu); Sri Lanka.
Nola astigma Hampson, 1894. India (West Bengal, Sikkim, Manipur, Nagaland).
Nola atrocincta Inoue, 1998. India (Sikkim); Nepal.
Nola cingalesa (Moore, 1882). India (Tamil Nadu, Nilgiris); Sri Lanka.
Nola cretacea (Hampson, 1901) (Celama). India (Maharashtra, West Bengal, South India); Nepal.
Nola defreina László, Ronkay and Witt, 2010. India (Assam, Meghalaya, Eastern Himalaya); Central Nepal.
Nola duplicilinea (Hampson, 1900) (Celama). India (Sikkim, N.E. Himalaya); Nepal.
Nola endotherma (Hampson, 1918) (Celama). India (Meghalaya).
Nola erythrostigmata Hampson, 1894. India (N.E. Himalaya, Assam); Bhutan.
Nola euryzonata (Hampson, 1900) (Celama). India (Mizoram).
Nola fasciata (Walker, 1866) (Minnagara). India (Sikkim, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, N.E. Himalaya); Sri Lanka; Nepal.
Nola fraterna (Moore, 1888) (Roeselia). India (Himachal Pradesh, N.W. Himalaya, Himalaya, Andamans)
Nola fuscantea (van Eecke, 1920) (Celama). India (Sikkim, West Bengal); Nepal.
Nola infralba Inoue, 1976. India (Arunachal Pradesh).
Nola internella (Walker, 1864) (Pisara). India (West Bengal, Maharashtra, Nilgiris); Bhutan; Sri Lanka.
Nola lucidalis (Walker, 1864 [1865]) (Pisara). India (Sikkim, Indian Subregion); Sri Lanka.
Nola marginata Hampson, 1895. India (Sikkim, Himalaya); Bhutan.
Nola mesomelana (Hampson, 1900) (Celama). India (Sikkim, N.E. Himalaya).
Nola mesosticta (Hampson, 1900) (Neonola). India (Sikkim, Indian Subregion); Sri Lanka.
Nola negrita Hampson, 1894. India (Karnataka, Tamil Nadu); Sri Lanka.
Nola ochrolopha (Hampson, 1911) (Celama). India (Sikkim, N.E. Himalaya).
Nola pascua (Swinhoe, 1885) (Roeselia). India (Tamil Nadu, Nagaland, Maharashtra); Sri Lanka.
Nola polia Hampson, 1900 (Celama). India (Sikkim).
Nola pumila Snellen, 1875. India (Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Maharashtra, Nilgiris).
Nola quadrimaculata Heylaerts, 1892. India (N.E. Himalaya, South India).
Nola sikkima (Moore, 1888) (Roeselia). India (Sikkim, West Bengal); East Nepal.
Nola spinivesica Holloway, 2003. India.
Nola spreta Butler, 1880. India (Nilgiris, Nagaland, Assam)
Nola suffusa (Hampson, 1900) (Celama). India (Sikkim).
Nola taeniata Snellen, 1875. India (Punjab, West Bengal, Indian sub-region); Sri Lanka; Nepal; Myanmar.
Nola thyrophora (Hampson, 1914) (Pisara). North India; Bhutan; Myanmar.
Nola wernerthomasi László, Ronkay and Witt, 2010. India (Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya); Nepal.

The only South Indian species that resembles Nola taeniata Snellen, 1875 is Nola negrita Hampson, 1894 and has a postmedial band. 
Nola negrita Hampson, 1894; Fauna Br. India (Moths) 2: 142; TL: Madras, Bangalore. Text at
Roeselia negrita; Hampson, 1914, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. (Suppl.) 1: 436, pl. 25, f. 2. Text at
  1. OD: Nola taeniata Snellen, 1875. Tijdschr. Ent., 18: 63, Pl. 61/1. Text at (in Dutch). 
  2. Nola candida Butler, 1879. Illust. typical Specimens lepid. Heterocera Colln Br. Mus., 3: 9, Pl. 43/3. Text at Plate at
  3. Roeselia fragilis Swinhoe, 1890, Trans. ent. Soc. London, 1890: 184.
  4. Sorocostia mesozona Lucas, 1890. Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. (2), 4(1889): 1075. 
  5. Hampson, 1914, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. (Suppl.) 1: 391. Text at Synomizes candida with taeniata
  6. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1998. Moths of Nepal. Part 5. TINEA. Vol. 15 (Supplement 1). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, 90, pl. 140/10.
  7. Holloway, J. D. 2003. The moths of Borneo Part 18, Family Nolidae. Southdene Sdn Bhd., Kuala Lumpur. 279 pp. pl. 2/30.
  8. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2013. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuoidea Part 2: Addendum to Vol. 3, Part 1, Families Erebidae, Nolidae, Euteliidae, Noctuidae and Checklist. Brothers of St. Gabriel in Thailand, Bangkok. 625 pp. + 55 pls.  Pl. 24/71-72.
  9. Joshi, R., Singh, N. and Laszlo, G.M., 2019. An updated Checklist of subfamily Nolinae (Lepidoptera, Nolidae) from India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 119(3), pp.263-281.
  10. Joshi, R., Singh, N. and Kuni, N., 2021. A catalogue of Nolidae Bruand, 1846 from India (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea). Zootaxa, 5034(1), pp.1-112.
  11. Gurule, S.A. and Brookes, R.D. 2021. A preliminary study of moths (Insecta: Lepidoptera) of Goa University Campus, Goa. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 121(1), pp.101-116.Pl. 7/182. 
Diagnosis (from MOB): 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. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Nola taeniata Snellen, 1875. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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