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Amata Wasp Moth

Amata sp.




1 species ID suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago
Amata Wasp Moth
Amata sp. Amata Wasp Moth

7 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

I certainly know these thoughts very well ;-)...

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 2 years ago

Ok thanks bayucca. I'll remove it. I thought I was going so well too! ;)

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

I don't think it is Eressa geographica. If you look at the area behind the head, there is in Eressa geographica a distinct black ring which yours has not. The body colors, markings on the wings and rings on the body are also different.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 2 years ago

Bayucca could you check the link I've put up for this moth & give me your opinion if you think its correct please? I picked this one because of the hourglass shape on the thorax. Much appreciated :)

bayucca
bayucca 2 years ago

Arctiidae, Ctenuchinae, Amata sp., closer is probably not possible and I am pretty sure it is not the most common (at least on google) Amata annulata. I have my doubts if all these Amata sp. on the web are correctly identified. Look at the bulk of different and unid species in the link above.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 2 years ago

I agree Jake! I've taken photos from further away than I needed to be, just because they look like they'll bite or sting. Most times it turns out not to be the case., they're completely harmless.

Jake Barnes
Jake Barnes 2 years ago

Great picture, I think it's interesting how so many species of insects resemble a hornet or wasp or something along those lines but are completely different and harmless

Queensland, Australia

Lat: -21.42, Long: 149.22

Spotted on Apr 14, 2012
Submitted on Apr 15, 2012

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