(one synonym : Grammodes excellens Lucas, 1892)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
These Caterpillars feed on
The adult moths are dark brown usually with two white bars across each forewing, and one across each hindwing. The forewings often each have an ocellus at the tornus. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species appears as Illustration 5 in Plate CCXXII of Hampson's Noctuidae of the British Museum, 1903-1913.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
The genus Grammodes (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae; Catocalinae),
Issue 62 (September 2011), pp. 19-21,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Moths of Victoria - Part 8,
Night Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA(B),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2017, pp. 20-21.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 139.
Johann Gottlieb Otto Tepper,
Part II Lepidoptera, or butterflies and moths of Adelaide,
Common native insects of South Australia,
Adelaide, 1890, p. 46.
(updated 13 April 2013, 10 April 2017)