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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Arctiinae > Amerilini > Amerila

Amerila astreus (Drury, 1773)

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
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.

List of Amerila Walker, 1855 known from India.
Amerila astreus (Drury, 1773), India (West Bengal, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Throughout India, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tripura, Kerala).
Amerila eugenia (Fabricius, 1794), India (Central and South India, Punjab, Andhra
Amerila omissa (Rothschild, 1910), India (NW Himalayas, Assam, Meghalaya, NE Himalayas, Arunachal Pradesh).
Amerila rhodopa Walker, 1864, India (Sikkim, Nagaland, Southern India, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Karnataka).
  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. 2022. Amerila astreus (Drury, 1773). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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