(one synonym : Grammodes clementi Swinhoe, 1901)
CATOCALINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Geoff Byrne, Kununurra, Western Australia)
These Caterpillars are green with fine pale lines along the body. The caterpillars have been found feeding on
The pupa is brown, and formed in a sparse cocoon spun between leaves of the foodplant.
This adult moth is brown with diagonal white stripes, and each forewing has an eyespot at the tornus, a white mark on the costa near the wing tip, and a pale recurved submarginal arc.
The hindwings are brown, each with a diagonal white band. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species occurs in Australia in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 21.5, p. 453.
The genus Grammodes (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae; Catocalinae),
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club,
Issue 62 (September 2011), pp. 19-21.
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.
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. 141.
(updated 27 February 2011, 9 May 2019, 24 August 2020)