(previously known as Hydrusa humeralis)
SYNTOMIINI, CTENUCHINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Brock and Vanessa Pain, Dampier, Western Australia)
The adult moth of this species is black with yellow spots on the wings and has a black and yellow banded abdomen. The male moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms. As in the genus Amata generally: female moths have a fatter abdomen, but a smaller wingspan of about 2 cms. The hind wings are only about half the span of the forewings.
Specimens have been caught in
Arthur G. Butler,
Notes on the Lepidoptera of the family Zygaenidae, with descriptions of new genera and species,
Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology,
Volume 12 (1876), p. 352, No. 2.
(updated 15 June 2011)