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Amerila

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Lepidoptera
Subfamily  Arctiinae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Family  Arctiidae
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Amerila crokeri, Amerila omissa

Amerila is a genus of moth in the family Arctiidae. A number of species in this genus have a special defence mechanism when they are in their adult stage. When disturbed, they exude a frothy yellow fluid from glands beside the eyes, while making a sizzling noise to ward off their attacker. Similar behaviour has been observed in fertilised females of the North-American moth Utetheisa ornatrix.

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Species

  • Amerila abdominalis (Rothschild, 1933)
  • Amerila accra (Strand, 1919)
  • Amerila affinis (Rothschild, 1910)
  • Amerila alberti (Rothschild, 1910)
  • Amerila albivitrea (Hampson, 1901)
  • Amerila aldabrensis (Fryer, 1912)
  • Amerila androfusca (Pinhey, 1952)
  • Amerila arthusbertrand (Guérin-Méneville, 1830)
  • Amerila astreus (Drury, 1773)
  • Amerila bauri (Möschler, 1884)
  • Amerila bipartita (Rothschild, 1910)
  • Amerila brunnea (Hampson, 1901)
  • Amerila bubo (Walker, 1855)
  • Amerila castanea (Hampson, 1911)
  • Amerila catinca Häuser et Boppre, 1997
  • Amerila cynira (Muller, 1980), nomen nudum
  • Amerila crokeri (MacLeay, 1826)
  • Amerila curta (Rothschild, 1917)
  • Amerila erythropus (Rothschild, 1917)
  • Amerila eugenia (Fabricius, 1794)
  • Amerila femina (Berio, 1935)
  • Amerila fennia (Druce, 1887)
  • Amerila fumida (Swinhoe, 1901)
  • Amerila fuscivena (Hampson, 1916)
  • Amerila howardi (Pinhey, 1955)
  • Amerila kiellandi Häuser et Boppre, 1997
  • Amerila kuehni (Rothschild, 1910)
  • Amerila lactea (Rothschild, 1910)
  • Amerila leucoptera (Hampson, 1901)
  • Amerila lineolata (Kiriakoff, 1954)
  • Amerila lucida (Muller, 1980), nomen nudum
  • Amerila lupia (Druce, 1887)
  • Amerila luteibarba (Hampson, 1901)
  • Amerila madagascariensis (Boisduval, 1847)
  • Amerila magnifica (Rothschild, 1910)
  • Amerila makadara Häuser et Boppre, 1997
  • Amerila mulleri Häuser et Boppre, 1997
  • Amerila myrrha (Muller, 1980), nomen nudum
  • Amerila nigrivenosa (Grünberg, 1910)
  • Amerila nigroapicalis (Aurivillius, 1900)
  • Amerila nigropunctata (Bethune-Baker, 1908)
  • Amerila niveivitrea (Bartel, 1903)
  • Amerila omissa (Rothschild, 1910)
  • Amerila phaedra Weymer, 1892
  • Amerila piepersii Snellen, 1879
  • Amerila puella (Fabricius, [1794])
  • Amerila rhodopa Walker, 1865
  • Amerila roseomarginata (Rothschild, 1910)
  • Amerila rubripes Walker, 1865
  • Amerila rufifemur (Walker, 1855)
  • Amerila rufitarsis (Rothschild, 1917)
  • Amerila serica Meyrick, 1886
  • Amerila shimbaensis Häuser et Boppre, 1997
  • Amerila simillima (Rothschild, 1917)
  • Amerila syntomina (Butler, 1878)
  • Amerila thermochroa (Hampson, 1916)
  • Amerila timolis (Rothschild, 1914)
  • Amerila vidua (Cramer, 1780)
  • Amerila vitrea Plötz, 1880
  • Incorrectly placed species

  • Amerila atrivena Hampson, 1907 (in Dubatolovia, Spilosomini)
  • Amerila hersilia Druce, 1887 (in Caryatis, Nyctemerini)
  • Amerila phileta (Drury, 1782) (in Caryatis, Nyctemerini)
  • Amerila stenoperas Hampson, 1910 (in Caryatis, Nyctemerini)
  • Note

    Caryatis species are not morphologically related to Amerila.

    References

    Amerila Wikipedia