Grammodes oculicola Walker, 1858
(also known as Grammodes omatophora Lower, 1895)
CATOCALINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Michael Jefferies, Mt. Marlay, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are brown with two white lines across each forewing. There is an eyespot with an elliptical white line around it at the tornus of each forewing. tornus. 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. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The species is found in the South Pacific basin, including:

  • Society Islands,

    as well as in Australia in

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


    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.

    Francis Walker,
    Noctuidae,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 14 (1858), p. 1446, No. 12.


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    (updated 9 October 2011, 17 October 2016)