Amata bicolor (Walker, 1854)
(previously known as Euchromia bicolor)
SYNTOMIINI ,   CTENUCHINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Amata bicolor
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has wings that are basically black. It has transverse black and yellow bands on its body. The thorax is black, and the head is yellow. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Amata bicolor
drawing by Arthur G. Butler, listed as Hydrusa bicolor,

Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum,
Part 1 (1877), Plate IX, fig. 1,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Gerstein Library, University of Toronto.

Specimens of this species have been taken in

  • Queensland.


    Francis Walker,
    Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 1 (1854), p. 255, No. 96.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 13.


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    (updated 13 September 2010, 26 November 2015)