Asota caricae (Fabricius, 1775) - Tropical Tiger Moth

Taxonomic Information

List of Asota Hübner, [1819] species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Asota canaraica Moore, 1878. India.
Asota caricae Fabricius, 1775. Sri Lanka; India.
Asota clara Butler, 1875. Myanmar.
Asota egens (Walker, 1854). Nepal; Myanmar; India: Naga Hills, Nagaland, Sikkim, Khasia Hills, Mehgalaya.
Asota ficus Fabricius, 1775. Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Myanmar; India.
Asota heliconia (Linnaeus, 1758). India.
Asota paphos (Fabricius, 1787). India: NE Himalaya.
Asota plaginota Butler, 1875. Nepal; Sri Lanka; Myanmar; India: NE India, Sikkim.
Asota producta (Butler, 1875). Sri Lanka; India.
Asota sericea Moore, 1878. India.
Asota tortuosa Moore, 1872. Nepal; Myanmar; India: Sikkim.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh11
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam111
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh11
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat123
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka41
Kerala1721
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra42224
Manipur
Meghalaya5
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga11213111
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu212
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1257162
West Bengal1
Total4526242414101066

Asota caricae (Fabricius, 1775)Broussonetia papyrifera, Ficus benghalensis, Ficus carica, Ficus semicordata, Ficus tinctoria gibbosa, Ficus heterophylla, Ficus hispida, Ficus palmata, Ficus racemosa, Ficus religiosa (Moraceae),Camellia sinensis (Theaceae), Mesua ferrea (Calophyllaceae), Shorea robusta (Dipterocarpaceae), Tectona grandis (Lamiaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

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  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. Pl 17 fg.2
  3. Kononenko, V. S. & A. Pinratana. 2005. Moths of Thailand, Volume 3: Noctuidae. An Illustrated Catalogue of the Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) in Thailand: Part 1: Herminiinae, Rivulinae, Hypeninae, Catocalinae, Aganainae, Euteliinae, Stictopterinae, Plusiinae, Pantheinae, Acronictinae and Agaristinae. Plate 34.
  4. Holloway, J. D. 1988. The Moths of Borneo. Part 6. Arctiidae: Syntominae, Euchomiinae, Arctiinae, Aganainae (to Noctuidae). Online version

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Asota caricae (Fabricius, 1775) – Tropical Tiger Moth. 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/asota-caricae, accessed 2023/03/27.