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  Tiger Moth (Amata trigonophora)





Tiger Moth | Amata trigonophora photo
Amata trigonophora , Aranda, ACT

Image by Donald Hobern - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Tiger Moth | Amata trigonophora photo
Amata trigonophora

Image by Donald Hobern - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



TIGER MOTH FACTS

Identification
Amata trigonophora is a tiger moth from the family Arctiidae. It has black wings with large orange yellow spots on the wings. The forewings have five large elongated oval yellow spots with the spots nearest the wing tips crossed by a narrow black line. The head is black, the thorax is mainly black with a yellow band at front, and the abdomen is banded black and yellow.

Size
wingspan about 4cm

Range
coastal area of eastern Australia



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Arctiidae
Genus:Amata
Species:trigonophora
Common Name:Tiger Moth