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

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

  • Crysiprora oxymetopa

    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

  • Ecphysis robiginosa

    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 eucesta
    Niguza spiramioides

    Pandesma quenavadi
    Pandesma submurina : Pale Migrant

    Pantydia canescens : Oblique-lined Pantydia
    Pantydia capistrata
    Pantydia diemeni : Gap-lined Pantydia
    Pantydia metaspila
    Pantydia sparsa : Plain Pantydia

    Pericyma cruegeri : Poinciana Looper

    Platyja cyanopasta
    Platyja exequialis
    Platyja umminia

  • Pterocyclophora huntei

  • Radara subcuprealis

    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, 9 May 2019)