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Orange Shoulder Wasp Moth

Amata humeralis


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".


Found around Brisbane area in Eucalyptus forests.


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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4551, Queensland, Australia

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

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