Yellow Tiger Moth
(one synonym : Syntomis cremnotherma Lower, 1900)
SYNTOMIINI, CTENUCHINAE, ARCTIIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)
The adult moth of this species is orange with dark brown spots. 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.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
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. 14, No. 76a, and also Plate 1, fig. 19.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Notes on Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 22 (1898), p. 93.
(updated 27 April 2008, 30 April 2013, 27 January 2016, 7 July 2017)