Amyna punctum (Fabricius, 1794) -

Taxonomic Information

Amyna Guenée, 1852 species known from India.
Amyna axis (Guenée, 1852). Indian subcontinent. 
Amyna glaucoptera Hampson, 1910. India: West Bengal (Darjeeling: TL). 
Amyna leucoptera Hampson, 1910. India: Nilgiris (TL). 
Amyna leucostriga Hampson, 1910. India: Himachal Pradesh (Dharamsala: TL). 
Amyna monocampta Hampson, 1910. India: Sikkim (TL). 
Amyna natalis (Walker, [1859]). Indo-Australian tropics. 
Amyna punctum (Fabricius, 1794). Indo-Australian tropics.
Amyna renalis (Moore, 1882). India: West Bengal (Darjeeling: TL).
Amyna stellata Butler, 1878. Indian subcontinent. 

Note: Amyna axis, Amyna punctum, Amyna natalis and Amyna leucoptera, could all occur in S. India and are doubtfully separated from images; hence this individual (pnz495) is provisionally identified as A. punctum.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Amyna punctum -


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total11
  1. Noctua punctum Fabricius, 1794. Ent. Syst. 3 (2): 34; TL: "India Orientali". Text at https://archive.org/details/entomologiasyst3fabr/page/34/mode/1up?view=theater (in French). 
  2. Alamis spoliata Walker, [1858]. List Spec. Lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 13: 1050; TL: Hindostan. Text at https://archive.org/details/listofspecimenso1315brit/page/1050/mode/1up?view=theater
  3. MON Part 5, pl 43/28. 
  4. Seitz, A. (Ed). 1913. Macro. Lep. World. Vol. 11, pg. 272. 
  5. Roger Kendrick PhD Plate 41/12 showing forewing shape more acute than axis. 
  6. https://lepiforum.org/wiki/page/Amyna_punctum_En
  7. http://lepidoptera.butterflyhouse.com.au/acon/punctum.html

Note: Amyna axis, Amyna punctum, Amyna natalis and Amyna leucoptera, could all occur in S. India and are doubtfully separated from images; hence this individual (pnz495) is provisionally identified as A. punctum

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Amyna punctum (Fabricius, 1794) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/Amyna-punctum, accessed 2024/03/01.