Amata lampetis (Turner, 1898)
(formerly known as Hydrusa lampetis)
SYNTOMIINI ,   CTENUCHINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has black wings with translucent spots. The head is orange and black, and the antennae black. The thorax is black. The abdomen has alternating black and orange bands. The moth has a wingspan of about 3.5 cms. The hindwings are only about half the span of the forewings. As in the genus Amata generally: female moths have a fatter abdomen, but a smaller wingspan than the males.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Notes on Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 22 (1898), p. 94.


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    (written 10 July 2017)