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Meganola triangulalis (Leech, [1889])

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Similar species: Meganola flexilineata (Wileman, 1916). Extralimital. Best separated by genitalia.

List of Meganola Dyar, 1898 species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Meganola argentescens (Hampson, 1895) (Pisara). India (Sikkim); Nepal.
Meganola ascripta (Hampson, 1894) (Selca). India (Nagaland, N.E. Himalaya, Kerala, Assam, Meghalaya); Nepal.
Meganola brunellus (Hampson, 1893)( Rhynchopalpus). India (Nagaland, Sikkim, Assam); Sri Lanka.
Meganola cuneifera (Walker, 1862) (Melia). India (Sikkim, N.E. Himalaya); Nepal.
Meganola flexuosa (Poujade, 1886) (Nola). India (Sikkim); Nepal.
Meganola major major (Hampson, 1891) (Nola). India (Nilgiris); Sri Lanka; Nepal; Myanmar.
Meganola major phaea (Hampson, 1900) (Nola). India (Himachal Pradesh, N.W. Himalaya).
Meganola margalla László, Ronkay and Ronkay, 2014. India (Uttar Pradesh); Nepal.
Meganola mediofusca László, Ronkay & Witt, 2007. Nepal. 
Meganola nitida (Hampson, 1894)( Selca). India (West Bengal, Manipur, N.W. Himalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland, West Bengal)
Meganola ruficostata (Hampson, 1896) (Selca). India (Sikkim, India); Nepal; Bhutan.
Meganola scripta (Moore, 1888) (Roeselia). India (Himalaya, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh); Nepal; Pakistan.
Meganola scriptoides Holloway, 2003. India (Arunachal Pradesh).
Meganola strigivena Hampson, 1894 (Selca). India (Sikkim); Nepal.
Meganola suffusata (Wileman & West, 1929) (Nola). India (Arunachal Pradesh); Myanmar.
Meganola tarka László, Ronkay and Witt, 2010. India (Assam).
Meganola tomkovichi László, Ronkay and Ronkay, 2014. India (Odisha); Sri Lanka.
Meganola triangulalis (Leech, 1888[1889]) (Nola). India (Sikkim, Mizoram, N.E. Himalaya).
Meganola tenebrosa (Hampson, 1896) (Nola). India; Bhutan; Nepal.
Meganola zirkalmashka László, Ronkay and Ronkay, 2014. India (Sikkim); East Nepal.
  1. OD: Nola triangulalis Leech, [1889]. Proc. zool. Soc. Lond. 1888: 608, pl. 31, f. 12; TL: Japan, Satsuma
  2. Text at
  3. Plate at
  4. Roeselia triangulalis; Hampson, 1900, Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 2: 57. Text at
  5. 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. pg. 176, Pl 23/81-82.
Note: Provisionally identified as the inner post-medial line is not clearly dentate, and there are no previous records of this species from NW Himalayas. 

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Anonymous. 2022. Meganola triangulalis (Leech, [1889]). 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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