Discolor Noctuid Moth
Black Triangle Moths
White-striped Noctuid
4-Triangled Noctuid
Triangular-striped Moth
Bird-dropping Moth 
Green Blotched Moth
Cluster Caterpillar
Lawn Armyworm
Lily Caterpillar
Affinis Dayflying Moth
Crow Moth  
Joseph's Coat Moth  


Block Triangle Moths - genus Grammodes and others

Family Noctuidae, Subfamily CATOCALINAE

This page contains pictures and information about Block Moths in subfamily Catocalinae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
We noticed in the subfamily Catocalinae there is a group of moths which are dark brown to black in colours with white strips on wings. When rest, they all hold their forewings in equilateral triangle shape. Those colours and shape make them do not look like a moth. We believed those Black Triangle Moths mimicking each others and form a Mullerian mimicry complex.
Not much is known about their caterpillars.  

4-Triangled Noctuid
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Trigonodes hyppasia, wingspan 30mm 
We found this moth on Apr 2008 in Mt Tamborine while we were looking for the Mountain Katydid. Check this page for more information.
Rectangular-striped Noctuid Moth
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Grammodes justa, wingspan 40mm
The moth is dark brown with two parallel white lines across forewings and hindwings. Check this page for more information.
Round-eyed Striped Noctuid Moth
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Grammodes ocellata, wingspan 40mm
This moth look similar as the species above except with eye spot on each forewing. Pictures taken on a suburban street in early summer. Check this page for more information.
Narrow-eyed Striped Noctuid Moth
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Grammodes oculata, wingspan 30mm
The above pictures show the moths hiding near the floor under thick plants cover in the forest during the day. This moth look similar to the above species, with smaller body size, paler brown colour and smaller eyespots. Please visit this page for more information.

Triangular-striped Moth
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Chalciope alcyona, Wingspan 40mm
This moth is dark brown in colour, with a white line on each forewing which cut the dark brown area into two triangles. Check this page for more information.  

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p912.  
2. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p453.
3. CATOCALINAE in Australia - Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2007. 

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Last updated: April 22, 2009.