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Orange Shoulder Wasp Moth

Amata humeralis

Description:

This moth is common in Brisbane bush. These moths have the orange hairs on the forewings base. The orange spots on its wings are not semi-translucent. The moths have bright warning colour patterns, which are spotted in orange on black. Their stout abdomen striped with black and yellow-red colour. The stripes also give rise to their name "Tiger Moths".

Habitat:

Found around Brisbane area in Eucalyptus forests.

Notes:

I have seen these around the garden in Caloundra but couldn't identify them until today. They are really brightly coloured.

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Megs18
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Megs18

4551, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Sep 29, 2012
Submitted on Sep 29, 2012

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