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Tiger moth genus - Amata  Amata nigriceps,Australia,Fall,Geotagged Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Tiger moth genus - Amata

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  1. Possibly Amata nigriceps? Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you Christine, that is mostlikely correct. I am just amazed of how many species there are and the differences are sometimes minute. Posted one year ago
      1. You're welcome, Ernst. And, I agree! There are so many incredibly similar species with minute differences. Plus, some species that can't even be told apart without microscopic examination. Posted one year ago

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''Amata nigriceps '' is a species of moth of the family Erebidae first described by Arthur Gardiner Butler in 1876. It is found in Australia, where it has been recorded from Queensland and New South Wales.

The wingspan is about 30 mm. Adults are black with transparent windows in the wings. The abdomen has black and yellow bands.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Mar 22, 2019. Captured Mar 21, 2019 19:13 in Myall Way, Tea Gardens NSW 2324, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/512s
  • ISO1600
  • 55mm