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Amata bicincta

Amata bicincta


It has a sleek & long wingspan with white (or no color) patches on black or dark brown base colour on forewing. The forehead, thorax and abdomen has yellow bands. Legs has white bands near the tip. It is a species of moth in the genus Amata (or Syntomis) of the family Arctiidae ("wooly bears" or "Tiger moths").It is also known as nine spotted moth and handmaiden moth.It is a common day flying warnignly colored moth.The adult is unpalatable to bird and other predator.


It is found in the north-western Himalayas, Sikkim, Pakistan and Bangladesh


Thanks to dandoucette for ID help.

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PampaMistri 6 years ago

Sorry dandoucette I missed your comment. Thanks for your ID suggestion. Let me go through it and I will update it.

dandoucette 6 years ago

Nice! Some kind of wasp moth. Maybe a species of Amata.

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Mar 18, 2015
Submitted on Mar 31, 2015


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