Grammodes quaesita Swinhoe, 1901
(one synonym : Grammodes frena Swinhoe, 1916)
CATOCALINAE,   NOCTUIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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 one wide pale yellow band and one narrow pale brown line across each forewing, and one white band across each hindwing. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species occurs in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    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. 141.

    Charles Swinhoe,
    New and little known moths from India and Australia,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 8 (1901), pp. 132-133.


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    (updated 31 August 2010)