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

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

The adult moth of this species has a black and orange head and a black thorax. The antennae are black. The wings have several yellowish transparent windows of variable shapes. The abdomen has black and yellow bands, with a dark brown tuft on the tip. 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 :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera.,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
    Volume 35, Part 1 (1922), p. 28.


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    (written 10 July 2017)