Amata chroma (Swinhoe, 1892)
(one synonym : Syntomis attenuata Hampson, 1901)
SYNTOMIINI ,   CTENUCHINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Amata chroma
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 I, fig. 31,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moth of this species has a black head and thorax. The wings have several yellowish transparent windows of variable shapes. The abdomen has black and yellow bands. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms. The hindwings are only about half the span of the forewings.

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia.


    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), p. 19, No. 77b, and also Plate 1, fig. 31.

    Charles Swinhoe,
    Sphinges and Bombyces,
    Catalogue of Eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the Oxford University Museum,
    Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1900), pp. 50-51, No. 217.


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    (written 7 July 2017)