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Amata (genus)

Handmaiden Moth at suppressed

Amata (genus) at suppressed - 4 Jan 2021
Amata (genus) at suppressed - 4 Jan 2021
Amata (genus) at suppressed - 4 Jan 2021
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Identification history

Amata (genus) 24 Jan 2023 ibaird
Amata (genus) 24 Jan 2023 donhe
Unidentified 24 Jan 2023 arjay

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User's notes

Note that these are two different specimens. The one showing upper surface of the wings is alive. The one showing under surface is dead.


donhe wrote:
   24 Jan 2023
In general, please put different specimens into separate sightings, even if they look similar. That way we get to know how common species are by counting the sightings.
arjay wrote:
   24 Jan 2023
OK. For tiger moths that would be a lot of sightings. Actually for quite a few of the invertebrates it would be a lot of sightings.
donhe wrote:
   24 Jan 2023
Both specimens appear to be the same species.
arjay wrote:
   25 Jan 2023
That's why I lumped them together.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 4 Jan 2021 10:30 AM Recorded on
  • arjay Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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  • Nearby sighting(s) of same species
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