|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.
Antique banwa nga hamili katz amerila
Incorrectly placed species
Caryatis species are not morphologically related to Amerila.