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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Arctiinae > Amerilini > Amerila

Amerila astreus (Drury, 1773)

Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Differs from Amerila omissa in having the abdomen completely red. The brown band at the end of the forewing cell is absent in Amerila eugenia and Amerila rhodopa.

Amerila Walker, 1855 species known from India
Amerila astreus (Drury, 1773). India; Sri Lanka.
Amerila eugenia (Fabricius, 1794). India; Sri Lanka.
Amerila lactea (Rothschild, 1910). India; Myanmar. 
Amerila omissa (Rothschild, 1910). E. Himalaya. 
Amerila rhodopa Walker, [1865]. Sikkim, S. India. 

  1. Sphinx astreus Drury, 1773. Illust. Nat. Hist. Exot. Insects 2: index, 49, pl. 28, f. 4; TL: Bengal. Plate at
  2. Sphinx melanthus Cramer, [1780]; Uitl. Kapellen 3 (23-24): pl. 286, f. B. Plate at
  3. Rhodogastria astreas ; Hampson, 1901, Cat. Lepid. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 3: 504. Text at
  4. Cerny, K. & A. Pinratana. 2009. Moths of Thailand, Vol. 6, Arctiidae. 283 pp: pl. 33, fig. 329
  5. Singh, N. & J. Singh. 2012. Genitalic studies of Amerila eugenia (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) from Karnataka, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 4(2): 2398–2401. Pdf
  6. Chandra, K., Kumar, V., Singh, N., Raha, A., Sanyal, A.K.2019. Assemblages of Lepidoptera in Indian Himalaya through long term monitoring plots. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, 1-457 pp. Pl. 111.6. 

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Anonymous. 2021. Amerila astreus (Drury, 1773). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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