Amata antitheta (Meyrick, 1886)
(one synonym : Hydrusa anepsia Meyrick, 1886)
SYNTOMIINI ,   CTENUCHINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Amata antitheta
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has black antennae, an orange head with a dark mark, and a black thorax. The wings are black with several transparent windows. The abdomen has black and yellow bands except for two black segments at the tip of the abdomen. The male has an additional orange tuft on the tail. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms. The hindwings are only about half the span of the forewings.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 779, No. 124.


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    (written 9 July 2017)