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EREBIDAE,

ARCTIINAE,

SYNTOMINI

(Wasp Moths and Handmaiden Moths)

The Syntomini are a tribe of moths in the Erebidae family.  Adults are small to medium in size. Their abdomen are usually banded with black and orange colours, mimicking wasp. This is a warning colour that they are poisonous or distasteful when eaten. Most of them look very similar. It is believed that they mimic each other and form a mimicry complex. Their fore-wings are relatively long and narrow with small round hindwings. Their wings are usually black in colour with orange or semitransparent spot patterns. They usually have their wings held out and flat when at rest. They are active during the day and mimic a stinging insect that most predators would rather avoid.

Wingspan: 15-35 mm

Amata sp.
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Adrian Constantino
Northern Sierra Madre, Cagayan
Amata sp.
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Harvey Salas Salaga
Mt. Hamguitan, San Isidro, Davao Oriental
20170408
Amata sp.
‎(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Leslie Ogalesco‎
Sagrada, Viga, Catanduanes
20161110
Amata sp.
‎(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Leana Lahom-Cristobal
Tuba, Benguet
20160315
Amata sp.
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Aimee Lynn Barrion Dupo
Sibuyan
20170327
Amata sp.
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Allan Denosta Capiña‎
San Pablo City
20170402
Amata sp.
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Veronica Prudente
Camp N, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa City
20160727
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Agnes Adique Talavera
Alfonso, Cavite
201502
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Agnes Adique Talavera
Santa Rosa, Laguna
20121216
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Agnes Adique Talavera
Biñan Laguna
201301
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Agnes Adique-Talavera
Laguna
20150707
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Juan Manuel Sánchez Villoldo
Santa Ana, Cagayan
20130601
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Leana Lahom-Cristobal
Nueva Ecija
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Noel R. Buensuceso
Quezon City
20120721
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Noel R. Buensuceso
Quezon City
20150616
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Noel R. Buensuceso
Quezon City
20150724
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Romana Pahilanga Delos Reyes
Bago, Negros Occidental
20150706
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Leana Lahom-Cristobal
Quezon, Nueva Ecija
20150620
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Agnes Adique Talavera
Biñan Laguna
201303
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Agnes Adique Talavera
Alfonso, Cavite
201502
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Ann Van Wijgerden
Port Area, Manila
20110710
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Dennis Umali
Francisco Road Tagaytay City
20160115
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Jolly Ibanez
Zamboanga City
20120804
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Linda Alisto
Baguio City
20140604
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Linda Alisto
Baguio City
20150719
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Linda Alisto
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
20160727
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Albert Kang
Ilocos Norte
20140226
Unidentified Syntomini
(Erebidae; Arctiinae; Syntomini)
© Albert Kang
Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
20140409
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