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Lepidoptera > Noctuoidea > Erebidae > Arctiinae > Syntomini > Amata

Amata cyssea (Stoll, [1782])

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).
Indian and global distribution:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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Delhi
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Jharkhand
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Kerala
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Tamil Nadu
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Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
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Similiar species:
Separating Amata bicincta (Kollar, [1844]) and Amata cyssea (Stoll, [1782])
Amata cyssea has a yellow collar, slight smaller FW spots than bicincta and a tiny spot between the two FW medial spots, visible in bh106 and bm894, obscure in other individuals. 
Amata bicincta has a black collar, larger FW spots than cyssea.
References:
  1. Hampson, G. 1892. 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. 1898. Catalogue of the Syntomidae in the British Museum : pg. 105, #177 as Syntomis cysseus

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Pal, S. 2021. Amata cyssea (Stoll, [1782]). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/354960/Amata-cyssea
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