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

Amata hyalota
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has black antennae, a black head with an orange collar, and a black thorax. The wings are black with several transparent windows. The abdomen has black and orange bands except for a black segment at the tip of the abdomen. 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 :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), pp. 777-778, No. 121.


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    (written 9 July 2017)