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Amata sperbius (Fabricius, 1787)

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List of Amata Fabricius, 1807 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 2008e), 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.
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).
  1. OD: Zygaena sperbius Fabricius, 1787; Mantissa Insectorum 2: 103. Text at
  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).
  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).

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Anonymous. 2022. Amata sperbius (Fabricius, 1787). 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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