Amata sperbius (Fabricius, 1787) -

Taxonomic Information

Amata Fabricius, 1807 species 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 2008), 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. Form montana has larger spots. 
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).

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Amata sperbius -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam111
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi1
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga28711
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim1
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total3882111

Amata sperbius (Fabricius, 1787): Avena sativa (Poaceae), Ipomoea batatas (Convolvulaceae), Saccharum officinarum (Poaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. OD: Zygaena sperbius Fabricius, 1787. Mantissa Insectorum 2: 103. Text at https://archive.org/stream/iohchristfabrici02fabr#page/103/mode/1up
  2. Syntomis sperbius; Hampson, 1898, Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1: 106 Distribution : Sikkim, Assam (Zerny, 1912), New Delhi (Pusa), Meghalaya (Shillong) (Fletcher, 1925), Manipur (Chaudhury, 2004), West Bengal, Nagaland (Gupta & Majumdar, 2006). https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/30168450#page/83/mode/1up
  3. Panthee, S., B. Subedi, S. R. Tamang & P. Smetacek. 2018. Westward range extension of the moth, Amata sperbius, (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) to Nepal. Bionotes Vol 20 (3).
  4. https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/199987-Amata-sperbius

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Amata sperbius (Fabricius, 1787) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/amata-sperbius, accessed 2024/04/16.