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Orange-headed Wasp Moth - Amata annulata 

Family Arctiidae 

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

Wingspan 30mm
This moth has the black hairy thorax, orange head with black eyes. Its wings are black with translucent yellow-orange spots. It has black and orange-yellow bands on its body. 
All other Wash Moths in subfamily Ctenuchinae have at least some black hairs on the head. The head of this species is all orange in colour except the eyes and antennae. 
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The Caterpillar is black with brown hairs. 
We found this moth once on ground near Bulimba Creek near Wishart on Mar 2004.

1. Insects of Australia and New Zealand - R. J. Tillyard, 1926, p444, plate 27.31 (Syntomis annulata).
2. Amata annulata - Australian Caterpillars by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2007.


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