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Amata Wasp Moth

Amata sp.


Wasp moth, most probably Amata sp. of family Arctiidae. It has black hairy thorax, orange head with black eyes, black wings with translucent spots. It has black and orange-yellow bands on its abdomen, and it has white antennae tips. Species ID to be determined further.


Backyard garden, spotted on a Zinnia flower.



No species ID suggestions


Thanks Karen and Nuwan :)

KarenL 5 years ago


Thanks Mayra! :)

MayraSpringmann 5 years ago

So beautiful!

Thank you Telse :)

Telse 5 years ago

A beauty.

Thanks Emilie for taking a look. Unfortunately, the wing pattern does not match :(. We also had a discussion with bayucca about the wasp moths in the Philippines. Most of the PN spottings from the Philippines are not yet IDd to species level, and we continue to search for the matching ID. Here's a thread on the earlier discussion -

Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

Lat: 14.33, Long: 121.09

Spotted on Dec 16, 2012
Submitted on Dec 24, 2012

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