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Amata Wasp Moth

Amata sp.

Description:

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

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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 https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/89... 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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