Grammodes pulcherrima T.P. Lucas, 1892
(one synonym : Grammodes clementi Swinhoe, 1901)
CATOCALINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

This adult moth is brown with diagonal white stripes, and each forewing has an eyespot at the tornus. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The species occurs across the whole of the northern half of Australia, including:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 21.5, p. 453.

    Peter Hendry,
    The genus Grammodes (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae; Catocalinae),
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 62 (September 2011), pp. 19-21,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On twenty new species of Australian Lepidoptera.,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 7 (1892), pp. 258-259.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 141.


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    (updated 27 February 2011)