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Black Thorax Wasp Moth - Amata trigonophora

Family Arctiidae 

This page contains pictures and information about Black Thorax Wasp Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Wingspan 30mm
In Brisbane we found a number of species in subfamily Ctenuchinae. All of them have the very similar wing patterns. We distinguished this Black thorax Wasp Moth by the long black hairs on thorax. The whole antennae are also black in colour.This moth is not common in Brisbane bushes. 
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1. Moths of Victoria: part two, Tiger moths and allies Noctuoidea (A) - Peter Marriott, Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, p29.  


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