Wasp Moth
Male, ventral
Wasp Moth
Male: Whole
Wasp Moth (Amata xanthura)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)     iNaturalist Observation
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Tiger Moth (:Noctuoidea Erebidae)
Species: Wasp Moth (Amata xanthura)
This Photo:     Male: Whole
Synonym: Syntomis xanthura
Other name: Day-flying Tiger Moth

Thank you Peter Marriott for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
These tend to have orange shoulders and black head, compared with Amata aperta

Similar Species: Wasp Moth (Amata aperta)

Copyright © 2014-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Mar-2014
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.