Grammodes cooma Swinhoe, 1900
(one synonym : Grammodes frena Swinhoe, 1916)
CATOCALINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has brown wings, with two pale yellow bands across forewing, and one across each hindwing. The undersides are dark brown with white patches. The wingspan is up to 4 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species occurs in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    male, drawing by George Francis Hampson, listed as Grammodes cooma
    ,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
    Noctuidæ, Volume XIII (1913), Plate CCXXII, figure 13,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 21.11, p. 453.

    Peter Hendry,
    The genus Grammodes (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae; Catocalinae),
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 62 (September 2011), pp. 19-21,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 139.

    Charles Swinhoe,
    Noctuina, Geometrina and Pyralidina,
    Catalogue of Eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the Oxford University Museum,
    Clarendon Press, Part 2 (1900), p. 158, No. 2033.

    Charles Swinhoe,
    New Species of Butterflies and Moths,
    Annals & Magazine of Natural History,
    8th Series, Volume 18, Number 108 (1916) p. 486.


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    (updated 19 September 2008)