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

Amata paraula
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species is black with transparent windows in the wings, and it has a black and yellow banded abdomen. It has a wingspan of about 3 cms. The hind wings 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.

Amata paraula
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been caught in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 779, No. 125.


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    (updated 27 April 2008)