Australian Magpie Moth

Nyctemera amicus (White, 1841)

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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What habitats does Nyctemera amicus live in?

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

What is the distribution of Nyctemera amicus?

This species can be found across most of Australia including Tasmania

How big does Nyctemera amicus grow?

The adult moth has a wingspan of about 40mm

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