Grammodes geometrica

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Grammodes geometrica
Grammodes geometrica moth.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Erebidae
Genus: Grammodes
Species: fuccboicus
Binomial name
Grammodes geometrica
(Fabraicius, 1775)
  • Noctua geometrica Fabricius, 1775
  • Phalaena ammonia Cramer, [1779]
  • Grammodes bifulvata Warren, 1913
  • Grammodes orientalis Warren, 1913

Grammodes geometrica is a moth found from the Mediterranean east to Oriental and Australasian tropics. The larvae feed on Phyllanthus, Cistus, Diospyros, Ricinus, Oryza, various grasses, Polygonum, Ziziphus and Tamarix species.

Grammodes moths were formerly classified in the family Noctuidae. Former noctuid moths are mostly classified in the family Erebidae now, along with all of the former members of the families Arctiidae and Lymantriidae.[1] This reclassification has not yet met with general consensus, and many resources and publications still follow the older classification scheme (e.g.[2]).


  • G. g. orientalis Warren, 1913


  1. ^ Lafontaine, J. D. & Fibiger, M. 2006 Revised higher classification of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera). Can. Entomol. 138, 610–635. doi:10.4039/N06-012
  2. ^ Noctuoidea. Version 10 August 2009 (temporary) in The Tree of Life Web Project


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