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Tiger Moth Caterpillar 
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Donovan's Amsacta
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Marbled Halone
Bird-dropping Lichen Moth II
Lichen-eating Caterpillar 
Little White Lichen Moth
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Orange Headed Wasp Moth
Orange Shoulder Wasp Moth
White Antenna Wasp Moth
Black Thorax Wasp Moth 
Two-spots Tiger Moth
Yellow Tiger Moth
Grey Tiger Moth 
Unknown Tiger Moth Caterpillars


Orange Shoulder Wasp Moth - Amata humeralis

Family Arctiidae 

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

Wingspan 30mm
This moth is fairy common in Brisbane bush. We sometimes find them resting or flying openly in the Eucalyptus forest. This moth has the orange hairs on the forewings base. This is why we called them Orange Shoulder Wasp Moths. The orange spots on its wings are not semi-translucent. 
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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".   
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1. Moths - family by Nick Monaghan, 2007
2. Amata {genus} - BOLD SYSTEM, Taxonomy Browser, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, 2006.
3. Amata humeralis (Butler, 1876) - Australian Caterpillars by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley, 2008.  

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