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

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

The adult moth of this species has black antennae with white tips, an orange head withh a black mid-line, and a black thorax. The wings are black with several translucent windows. The abdomen has black and orange bands except for three black segments at the tip of the abdomen. The moths have a wingspan of about 3.5 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), p. 778, No. 122.


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    (written 10 July 2017)