CATOCALINAE in Australia
including EREBINAE
Owlets
EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

CATOCALINAE

eggs
  
CATOCALINAE

caterpillars
  
CATOCALINAE

pupae
  
CATOCALINAE

moths
  
CATOCALINAE

undersides
  
CATOCALINAE

forewings

The Caterpillars of CATOCALINAE are usually smooth, lacking obvious hairs. Many have one or more pairs of prolegs missing, and so move in a looping fashion.

Some of the adult moths of CATOCALINAE have eye-shaped markings on the wings (the "owlets").

Some taxonomists list this group of species as a family CATOCALIDAE, or as a subfamily of NOCTUIDAE, or as a tribe CATOCALINI in EREBINAE, but here we include it as a subfamily of the EREBIDAE.

Some common named Australian species in CATOCALINAE are:

Acantholipes juba
Acantholipes trajecta

Alapadna pauropis : Variable Spot-wing

Alophosoma emmelopis Bicoloured Crest
Alophosoma hypoxantha
Alophosoma syngenes

Anisoneura aluco

Aroana rubra

Arsacia rectalis

Attonda trifasciata

Athyrma subpunctata

Audea irioleuca

Avatha discolor
Avatha novoguineana
Avatha subumbra

Avirostrum pratti

Axiocteta oenoplex

Bocula odontosema

Brevipecten captata

Chalciope alcyona

Chrysopera combinans

Crioa acronyctoides
Crioa aroa
Crioa hades
Crioa niphobleta

Cyclodes spectans : Owl Moth

Daona detersalis

Dasypodia cymatodes : Northern Old Lady Moth
Dasypodia selenophora : Southern Old Lady Moth

Delgamma pangonia : Strawberry Cutworm

Dinumma mediobrunnea

Diplothecta loxomita

Donuca castalia
Donuca lanipes
Donuca memorabilis
Donuca orbigera
Donuca rubropicta
Donuca spectabilis : White-spotted Owl-Moth
Donuca xanthopyga

Dordura aliena

Dysgonia absentimacula
Dysgonia arctotaenia
Dysgonia calefasciens
Dysgonia constricta
Dysgonia copidiphora
Dysgonia curvisecta
Dysgonia dicoela
Dysgonia frontinus
Dysgonia hamatilis
Dysgonia infractafinis
Dysgonia latizona
Dysgonia monogona
Dysgonia palumba
Dysgonia propyrrha
Dysgonia senex
Dysgonia serratilinea
Dysgonia solomonensis

Ecphysis robiginosa

Entomogramma torsa

Ercheia dubia
Ercheia ekeikei

Erebus crepuscularis
Erebus macfarlanei
Erebus nyctaculis
Erebus terminitincta

Ericeia eriophora
Ericeia goniosema
Ericeia inangulata
Ericeia pertendens
Ericeia plaesiodes
Ericeia sobria
Ericeia subsignata : Spotted Ericeia

Erygia apicalis

Eudesmeola lawsoni : Lawson's Night Moth

Gesonia obeditalis

Glottula atronitens

Grammodes cooma
Grammodes geometrica
Grammodes justa : Plain Box-Owlet
Grammodes occulta
Grammodes ocellata : Large-eyed Box-Owlet
Grammodes oculata
Grammodes oculicola : Small-eyed Box-Owlet
Grammodes pulcherrima : Comely Box-Owlet
Grammodes quaesita
Grammodes stolida

Hamodes propitia

Heterormista modesta

Homodes bracteigutta
Homodes crocea
Homodes iomolybda

Hulodes caranea
Hulodes drylla

Lacera noctilio

Lophoruza diversalis

Loxioda hampsoni

Lyncestis melanoschista

Madope auferens : Black-dot Moth

Mocis alterna : Bean Looper
Mocis frugalis : Sugarcane Looper
Mocis trifasciata

Niguza anisogramma
Niguza eucesta
Niguza oculita
Niguza spiramioides

Pandesma quenavadi
Pandesma submurina : Pale Migrant

Pantydia canescens : Oblique-lined Pantydia
Pantydia capistrata
Pantydia diemeni : Gap-lined Pantydia

  • Pantydia metaphaea
    Pantydia metaspila
    Pantydia sparsa : Plain Pantydia

    Pericyma cruegeri : Poinciana Looper

    Platyja cyanopasta
    Platyja exequialis
    Platyja umminia

    Pterocyclophora huntei

    Radara subcupralis

    Serrodes campana
    Serrodes mediopallens

    Sophta aeluropis
    Sophta concavata : Varied Hookwing
    Sophta hapalopis : Two-toned Hookwing
    Sophta poecilota

    Speiredonia mutabilis : Plain Cloak Moth
    Speiredonia obscura
    Speiredonia spectans : Granny's Cloak Moth

    Spirama recessa

    Sympis parkeri
    Sympis rufibasis

    Tathorhynchus fallax : Double-spotted Snout

    Tolpiodes oligolasia

    Trigonodes cephise
    Trigonodes hyppasia : Triangle Owlet

    Tropidtamba lepraota

    Zethes alfura

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    (updated 1 November 2014, 21 January 2017, 29 May 2019, 10 February 2020, 17 June 2021)