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Amata (genus)

Handmaiden Moth at Tennent, ACT

Amata (genus) at Tennent, ACT - 17 Jan 2015
Amata (genus) at Tennent, ACT - 17 Jan 2015
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Identification history

Amata (genus) 2 Aug 2017 ibaird
Amata (genus) 2 Aug 2017 ibaird
Unidentified 27 Apr 2017 michaelb
Amata pyracoma 25 Apr 2017 ibaird
Unidentified 25 Apr 2017 michaelb

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On the lower slopes of Mt Tennant, in Namadgi NP.

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ibaird wrote:
   3 Aug 2017
While the wing markings of this specimen are consistent with A. pyracoma (usually recognised as a species with a type locality and distribution in Queensland), they are also consistent with A aperta, a species with a southern i.e, Victorian distribution (see Moths of Victoria, vol.2 updated pages (3) for A. aperta. Nevertheless the wing markings between and within species are highly variable within the Amata g. (see G. Cocking's comment for sighting 3376698) and the taxonomy is acknowledged as being uncertain. Identification therefore reverts to Amata sp. (g).

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Scutellaria humilis (Dwarf Skullcap) at Tennent, ACT - 11 Feb 2022 by JaneR Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB Trigonidium (Trigonidium) australianum (Leaf running cricket) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB Diporiphora nobbi (Nobbi Dragon) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB Acrididae sp. (family) (Unidentified Grasshopper) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Tennent, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock Diplopoda sp. (class) (Unidentified millipede) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Tennent, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by BrianH Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Tennent, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by BrianH Diporiphora nobbi (Nobbi Dragon) at Tennent, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by DerekC Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Tennent, ACT - 10 Nov 2018 by MatthewFrawley Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Tennent, ACT - 10 Nov 2018 by MatthewFrawley Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 21 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley Diporiphora nobbi (Nobbi Dragon) at Tennent, ACT - 21 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Tennent, ACT - 2 Sep 2018 by SWishart Pomaderris angustifolia (Pomaderris) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-spined Ant, Golden Ant) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley Pomaderris sp. at Tennent, ACT - 7 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Tennent, ACT - 28 Aug 2015 by michaelb Micromyrtus ciliata (Fringed Heath-myrtle) at Tennent, ACT - 8 Jun 2015 by michaelb Cillibus incisus (Darkling Beetle) at Tennent, ACT - 16 Feb 2015 by michaelb Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Tennent, ACT - 11 Jan 2015 by michaelb Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Tennent, ACT - 13 Dec 2014 by michaelb
Scutellaria humilis (Dwarf Skullcap) at Tennent, ACT - 11 Feb 2022 by JaneR
Lipotriches (Austronomia) ferricauda (Halictid bee) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB
Trigonidium (Trigonidium) australianum (Leaf running cricket) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB
Diporiphora nobbi (Nobbi Dragon) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB
Acrididae sp. (family) (Unidentified Grasshopper) at Tennent, ACT - 18 Oct 2021 by CathB
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock
Harpobittacus australis (Hangingfly) at Tennent, ACT - 9 Oct 2021 by JohnBundock
Diplopoda sp. (class) (Unidentified millipede) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Coryphistes ruricola (Bark-mimicking Grasshopper) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Thysanotus patersonii (Twining Fringe Lily) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2021 by MatthewFrawley
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Tennent, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by BrianH
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Tennent, ACT - 1 Oct 2021 by BrianH
Diporiphora nobbi (Nobbi Dragon) at Tennent, ACT - 29 Sep 2020 by DerekC
Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Tennent, ACT - 10 Nov 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Austrogomphus guerini (Yellow-striped Hunter) at Tennent, ACT - 10 Nov 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Lampropholis delicata (Delicate Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 21 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Diporiphora nobbi (Nobbi Dragon) at Tennent, ACT - 21 Oct 2018 by MatthewFrawley
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Tennent, ACT - 2 Sep 2018 by SWishart
Pomaderris angustifolia (Pomaderris) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Erina hyacinthina (Varied Dusky-blue) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Oct 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Polyrhachis ammon (Golden-spined Ant, Golden Ant) at Tennent, ACT - 7 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Pomaderris sp. at Tennent, ACT - 7 Sep 2017 by MatthewFrawley
Leucopogon fletcheri subsp. brevisepalus (Twin Flower Beard-Heath) at Tennent, ACT - 28 Aug 2015 by michaelb
Micromyrtus ciliata (Fringed Heath-myrtle) at Tennent, ACT - 8 Jun 2015 by michaelb
Cillibus incisus (Darkling Beetle) at Tennent, ACT - 16 Feb 2015 by michaelb
Amata (genus) (Handmaiden Moth) at Tennent, ACT - 11 Jan 2015 by michaelb
Olearia tenuifolia (Narrow-leaved Daisybush) at Tennent, ACT - 13 Dec 2014 by michaelb

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 17 Jan 2015 08:54 PM Recorded on
  • michaelb Recorded by

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  • 25mm to 50mm Animal size

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