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. This reclassification has not yet met with general consensus, and many resources and publications still follow the older classification scheme (e.g.).
- G. g. orientalis Warren, 1913