(also known as Grammodes omatophora Lower, 1895)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species are brown with two white lines across each forewing. There is also a diagonal white line across each hindwing. The forewings also each have a pale tapering submarginal band, which is absent in the similar Grammodes oculata.
There is an eyespot with an elliptical white line around it at the tornus of each forewing tornus. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species is found in the South Pacific basin, including:
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.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 14 (1858), p. 1446, No. 12.
(updated 9 October 2011, 17 October 2016, 19 August 2019, 6 October 2020)