(one synonym : Hydrusa cingulata Butler, 1876)
SYNTOMIINI, CTENUCHINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
female, drawing by George F. Hampson, listed as Amata cingulata,
Catalogue of the Amatidæ and Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Supplement Volume I (1900), Plate II, fig. 4,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.
The adult moths of this species have an orange head, and a black thorax with an orange spot. The abdomen is banded in black and orange. The wings are black with a variable pattern of orange translucent windows. The forewings have approximately twice the span of the hindwings. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in
Further reading :
Arthur G. Butler,
Notes on the Lepidoptera of the family Zygaenidae, with descriptions of new genera and species,
Journal of the Linnean Society of London: Zoology,
Volume 12 (1876), p. 352, No. 58.
George F. Hampson,
Catalogue of the Amatidae and Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
Supplement 1 (1914), p. 21, No. 96i, and also Plate 2, fig. 4.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 780, No. 127.
(written 9 July 2017, updated 20 October 2017, 6 October 2020)