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Amata Wasp Moth

Amata sp.


Black moth with yellow bands on the abdomen and yellow spots on its wings. Kinda looks like a wasp hence the name.


Found them on wild vines growing on a roof which I believe might be their host plant, as of now I have not identified what plant it is, last photo shows the vines where they were gathering.


I'm not exactly sure if the vine serves as food for the caterpillars or only for the adults. Sometimes I would see dark purplish berries from the vine but have no idea if it's toxic to eat, definitely ain't gonna try them. It rained while I was taking these photos. Also, I had posted a spotting of Amata moths a while ago which are surely same species as this guys but until now their species remains unidentified.

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Francis Floe
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Francis Floe

Iloilo City, Western Visayas, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 9, 2021
Submitted on Aug 22, 2022

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