Amata chlorometis (Meyrick, 1886)
(formerly known as Hydrusa chlorometis)
SYNTOMIINI ,   CTENUCHINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Amata chlorometis
(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 black line through the middle, and a black thorax with an orange spot each side. The wings are black with transparent windows. The abdomen has black and orange bands. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms. The hindwings are only about half the span of the forewings.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales.


    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. 782, No. 131.


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    (written 9 July 2017)