Amata recedens (T.P. Lucas, 1865)
(previously known as Hydrusa recedens)
SYNTOMIINI ,   CTENUCHINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has black antennae and thorax, and an orange head. The wings are black with yellowish translucent windows. The abdomen is yellow with narrow black bands. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.5 cms. The hindwings are only about half the span of the forewings.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    On Queensland and other Australian Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 6, Part 2 (1891), pp. 281-282.


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    (written 10 July 2017)