CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
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.
The species has been found in:
and also in Australia in
Further reading :
The genus Grammodes (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae; Catocalinae),
Issue 62 (September 2011), pp. 19-21,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
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..
(updated 9 October 2011, 15 October 2013, 21 September 2015)