Amata phegea (NL: Phegeavlinder, Melkdrupje / EN: Nine-spotted moth / DE: Weißfleck-Widderchen / FR: Sphinx du pissenlit) is a day-active moth in the family Arctiidae ("woolly bears"). The nine-spotted moth is chiefly found in southern Europe but there are a few areas in Belgium where this species can be found. In Belgium it is considered rare and volnurable. It reaches a wing span of 35–40 millimetres. Its wings are blueish black with white spots. A further feature is the prominent yellow ring at the abdomen.
Image: Soglio (CH) – 12/07/2012
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