Amata dyschlaena (Turner, 1905)
(previously known as Syntomis dyschlaena)
SYNTOMIINI ,   CTENUCHINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Amata dyschlaena
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. 21,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moth of this species is black with an orange head and thorax. The wings have several yellowish transparent windows of variable shapes. The forewings each have a dull reddish streak below the costa. 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), p. 15, No. 77b, and also Plate 1, fig. 21.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 29, Part 4 (1905), pp. 855, No. 30.


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    (written 7 July 2017)