CATOCALINAE in Australia
(excluding CALPINAE)
Owlets
NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 

  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

CATOCALINAE

caterpillars
  
CATOCALINAE

pupae
  
CATOCALINAE

moths
  
CATOCALINAE

undersides

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 EREBIDAE, but here following Nielsen et al., we include it as a subfamily of the NOCTUIDAE. However for computational convenience, we have separated the Underwings and Fruit Sucking moths into a separate controversial subfamily CALPINAE.

Some common named Australian species in CATOCALINAE are:

Acantholipes juba
Acantholipes trajecta

Alapadna pauropis

Alophosoma emmelopis
Alophosoma hypoxantha
Alophosoma syngenes

Anisoneura aluco

Aroana rubra

Athyrma subpunctata

Audea irioleuca

Avatha discolor
Avatha novoguineana
Avatha subumbra

Axiocteta oenoplex

Bocula odontosema

Brevipecten captata

Chalciope alcyona

Crioa acronyctoides
Crioa aroa
Crioa hades
Crioa niphobleta

Cyclodes spectans : Owl Moth

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

Delgamma pangonia : Strawberry Cutworm

Diplothecta loxomita

Donuca castalia
Donuca lanipes
Donuca memorabilis
Donuca orbigera
Donuca rubropicta
Donuca spectabilis
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

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

Erygia apicalis

Eudesmeola lawsoni

Gesonia obeditalis

Glottula atronitens

Grammodes cooma
Grammodes geometrica
Grammodes justa
Grammodes occulta
Grammodes ocellata
Grammodes oculata
Grammodes oculicola
Grammodes pulcherrima
Grammodes quaesita
Grammodes stolida

Hamodes propitia

Homodes bracteigutta
Homodes crocea
Homodes iomolybda

Hulodes caranea
Hulodes drylla

Lacera noctilio

Lophoruza diversalis

Loxioda hampsoni

Lyncestis melanoschista

Madope auferens

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

Niguza eucesta
Niguza spiramioides

Pandesma quenavadi
Pandesma submurina

Pantydia canescens
Pantydia capistrata
Pantydia diemeni
Pantydia metaspila
Pantydia sparsa

Pericyma cruegeri : Poinciana Looper

Platyja cyanopasta
Platyja exequialis
Platyja umminia

Serrodes campana
Serrodes mediopallens

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

Spirama recessa

Sympis parkeri
Sympis rufibasis

Tathorhynchus fallax

Trigonodes cephise
Trigonodes hyppasia

Tropidtamba lepraota

Zethes alfura

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(updated 1 November 2014, 21 January 2017)