Amata cyssea (Stoll, [1782]) -

Taxonomic Information

List of Amata Fabricius, 1807 known from India.
Amata aurea (Swinhoe, 1908), India (Meghalaya).
Amata aureola (Swinhoe, 1902), India (Meghalaya).
Amata bicincta (Kollar, [1844]), India (Himalaya, NW India, Sikkim, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Punjab).
Amata chlorocera (Hampson, 1892), India (Nagaland).
Amata cingulata (Weber, 1801), India (India, Andamans).
Amata compta (Walker, 1869), India (Sikkim, Meghalaya, Uttar Pradesh).
Amata congenita Hampson, 1918, India (Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris, Shevaroys)).
Amata cyssea Hampson, 1898, India (Throughout Continental India (Kirti & Gill 2008e), Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris), Meghalaya, Bihar, Karnataka).
Amata divisa divisa (Walker, 1854), India (Meghalaya, Sikkim, Guwahati, Nagaland).
Amata divisa sikkima (Strand, 1917), India (Sikkim, Meghalaya).
Amata elongata (Hampson, 1900), India (South India, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra).
Amata emma (Butler, 1876), India (Assam).
Amata extensa (Walker, 1866), India (Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu (Nilgiri Hills)).
Amata flavifrons (Hampson, 1892), India (Meghalaya).
Amata edwardsii edwardsii (Butler, 1876), India (Assam).
Amata gelatina (Hampson, 1891), India (Tamil Nadu (Nilgiris)).
Amata georgina (Butler, 1876), India (Continental India (Goa, Karnataka, NW Himalayas)).
Amata huebneri (Boisduval, 1829), India (Throughout India).
Amata hydatina (Butler, 1876), India (Sikkim, West Bengal, Central India, Arunachal Pradesh, Punjab).
Amata insueta (Swinhoe, 1892), India (West Bengal).
Amata khasiana (Butler 1876), India (Meghalaya).
Amata leucosoma (Butler, 1876), India (Jammu & Kashmir).
Amata lucina (Butler, 1876), India (Sikkim, West Bengal, Meghalaya).
Amata luteifascia (Hampson, 1892), India (Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh).
Amata madurensis (Hampson, 1901), India (Tamil Nadu).
Amata minor (Warren, 1888), India (Uttarakhand, Punjab).
Amata multifasciata (Hampson, 1892), India (Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya).
Amata multigutta (Walker, 1854), India (Sikkim, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland).
Amata ochreipuncta (Hampson, 1892), India (Orissa).
Amata passalis (Fabricius, 1781), India (Throughout India); Sri Lanka.
Amata pectoralis (Walker, 1854), India (Andamans).
Amata phoenicozona (Hampson, 1897), India (Andamans).
Amata pleurasticta (Hampson, 1901), India (Karnataka).
Amata sperbius (Fabricius, 1787), India (Sikkim, Assam, Bihar, Meghalaya, Manipur, West Bengal, Nagaland).
Amata submarginalis (Walker, 1869), India (Sikkim, Meghalaya).
Amata syntomoides (Butler, 1876), India (NW Himalayas).
Amata unifascia (Hampson, 1892), India (Sikkim).
Amata verecunda (Swinhoe, 1902), India (Assam).
Amata vitrea (Walker, 1856), India (Assam, Manipur).
Amata wimberleyi (Swinhoe, 1889), India (Andamans).
Amata xanthograpta Hampson, 1914, India (Kashmir).

While Hampson, 1892 lists cyssea and georgina as separate species. However, vide Hampson, 1898 synomizes georgina and cyssea. In the Ab. georgina, the frons is dark as in individual (bh106).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam1111
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi14
Goa1
Gujarat11
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir2
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala212121
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh11
Maharashtra295111134
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga522221
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh1
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal11
Total91313633423694

Amata cyssea (Stoll, [1782]): Avena sativa (Poaceae), Ipomoea batatas (Convolvulaceae),Lantana camara (Verbenaceae), Santalum album (Santalaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 

  1. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. The Fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Moths, Vol. 1. Taylor & Francis, London. Pp. xxiii + 527. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig, pg 103 #412
  2. Hampson, G. F. 1898. Catalogue of the Syntomidae in the British Museum, pg. 105, #177 as Syntomis cysseus

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Amata cyssea (Stoll, [1782]) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.42. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/amata-cyssea, accessed 2023/03/28.