Grammodes oculata Snellen, 1880
CATOCALINAE ,   NOCTUIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth of this species has dark brown wings, with two white bands across forewing, and one across each hindwing. There is an eyespot with an elliptical white line around it at the tornus of each forewing. The forewings have only a scattering of pale dots along the margin, but no pale tapering submarginal band, which is present in the similar Grammodes oculicola. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


drawing by Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen
,
Lepidoptera van Celebes verzameld door Mr. M.C. Piepers, met aanteekeningen en beschrijving der nieuwe soorten,,
Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, Volume 23 (1880), Plate 8, fig. 6,
Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has been found in:

  • Indonesia,

    and also in Australia in

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


    undersides, drawing by Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen
    ,
    Lepidoptera van Celebes verzameld door Mr. M.C. Piepers, met aanteekeningen en beschrijving der nieuwe soorten,,
    Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, Volume 23 (1880), Plate 8, fig. 6,
    Image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    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.

    Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
    Lepidoptera van Celebes verzameld door Mr. M.C. Piepers, met aanteekeningen en beschrijving der nieuwe soorten,
    Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
    Volume 23 (1880), pp. 103-104, No. 118, and also Plate 8, fig. 6..


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    (updated 9 October 2011, 15 October 2013, 21 September 2015)