- This page contains pictures and information about Donovan's Amsacta Tiger Moths
that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Body length 30mm
- The moth is white in colour, with two black lines on each forewing. There
is the black and orange line along the edge of each forewing as well. Its
abdomen is orange-red in colour with black spots on each segment.
- We saw this moth once in Alexandra Hill during mid-summer. It was resting
on a tree trunk. Its forewings wrapped around its abdomen and hided its
orange wing edges under its body. When we came closer, its opened flat its
wings and show us the orange colour. When we moved even closer, it slowly
flied to a few meter away and rest on grasses. Then we saw its orange
abdomen and orange legs.
- The Caterpillar is dark brown in colour with cream spots under short brown
- 1. Aloa marginata -
Australian Insect Common
Names, CSIRO, 2005.
- 2. Aloa marginata
Caterpillars by Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley,
- 3. Aloa
marginata - Australian Moths Online - CSIRO
- 4. Australian Moths - Common, Ian F.B. Jacaranda Press, 1963, p110
- 5. Moths
of Australia - Bernard D'Abrera, Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1974,
- 6. Moths
of Victoria: part two, Tiger moths and allies Noctuoidea (A) - Peter
Marriott, Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, p28.
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