Australian Magpie Moth

Nyctemera amicus

Summary

The adult moth is black except for a broad fragmented white band across each forewing, and a large white patch on each hindwing. The body has alternate black and yellow bands.


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Habitat

The caterpillar feeds on garden plants and weeds in ASTERACEAE family with the adults often seen flying during the day

Distribution

This species can be found across most of Australia including Tasmania

Size

The adult moth has a wingspan of about 40mm

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