Amata xanthosoma (Turner, 1898)
Southern Spotted Tiger Moth
(one synonym : Syntomis cremnotherma Lower, 1900)
SYNTOMIINI ,   CTENUCHINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Amata xanthosoma
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The adult moth of this species is yellow with brown spots. It has a wingspan of about 2.5 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.

The species is found in

  • north Western Australia


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Notes on Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 22 (1898), p. 93.


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    (updated 27 April 2008, 30 April 2013, 27 January 2016)