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Amata Wasp Moth

Amata sp.

Description:

Has yellow and black stripes along the abdomen, thorax is black with yellow markings and head is black, while wings are yellowish tinged. It is supposed to mimic a wasp or a bee with its wing and body pattern. It is day-flying and in my area, can be seen looking for a mate near vines. I do not know what their host plant is or what the caterpillars look like. These moths can be found flying in the afternoon and evening.

Habitat:

Ural areas, like subdivisions, light forestry, parks and gardens, and sometimes in cities during evening.

Notes:

Thanks to those three humble users who commented on my Hippotion hawk moth sighting! I feel more encouraged to post, also please expect me to not reply immediately. Also, please no bad comments against me! Im just a person having fun here on Project Noah. Also, thanks for reading!

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2 Comments

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 2 years ago

looks to be a female

EntomologyForKids
EntomologyForKids 2 years ago

Guys, can you please tell me if this is male or female? Also, i appreciate any corrections of species or ID suggestions!

EntomologyForKids
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EntomologyForKids

Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 7, 2019
Submitted on Sep 7, 2019

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