Amata choneutospila (Turner, 1905)
(one synonym : Syntomis attenuata Hampson, 1901)
SYNTOMIINI ,   CTENUCHINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Amata choneutospila
male, drawing by George F. Hampson,

Catalogue of the Amatidæ and Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Supplement Volume I (1900), Plate II, fig. 6,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moth of this species has a black and orange head and a black thorax. The antennae are black with white tips. The wings have several yellowish transparent windows of variable shapes. The abdomen has black and yellow bands. 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 :

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Amatidae and Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Supplement 1 (1914), pp. 18-19, No. 95b, and also Plate 2, fig. 6.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 29, Part 4 (1905), p. 844, No. 13.


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    (written 8 July 2017)