Nine-spotted moth

The Amata phegea or Nine-spotted moth is a member of the Arctiidae family. These moths feature black wings and white spots with an average wing span of 1.3 to 1.6 inches and yellow abdominal ring. Its black antennae have white tips. The Nine-spotted moth uses mimicry to imitate the Zygaena ephialtes which is a poisonous moth. It is predominately found in Southern Europe.

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