Asota egens (Walker, 1854) -

Subspecies in India

The Andamans subspecies Asota egens andamana differs from the nominate subspecies, on the forewing, by having an additional fuscous spot in the cell, and fuscous markings beyond cell.

Taxonomic Information

List of Asota Hübner, [1819] species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Asota canaraica Moore, 1878. India.
Asota caricae Fabricius, 1775. Sri Lanka; India.
Asota clara Butler, 1875. Myanmar.
Asota egens (Walker, 1854). Nepal; Myanmar; India: Naga Hills, Nagaland, Sikkim, Khasia Hills, Mehgalaya.
Asota ficus Fabricius, 1775. Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Myanmar; India.
Asota heliconia (Linnaeus, 1758). India.
Asota paphos (Fabricius, 1787). India: NE Himalaya.
Asota plaginota Butler, 1875. Nepal; Sri Lanka; Myanmar; India: NE India, Sikkim.
Asota producta (Butler, 1875). Sri Lanka; India.
Asota sericea Moore, 1878. India.
Asota tortuosa Moore, 1872. Nepal; Myanmar; India: Sikkim.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands11
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh12122
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
Meghalaya4
Mizoram
Nagaland11
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal11
Total124222312

Asota egens (Walker, 1854): Ficus spp. (Moraceae) (Robinson et al. 2010). 

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  2. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. Moths 1. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig. #1144, pg 501 ssp. egens
  3. Hampson, G. F. [1893]. Moths 1. Saturniidae to Hypsidae 527 p - 333 fig. #1145, pg 502 ssp. andamana
  4. Holloway, J. D. 1988. The Moths of Borneo. Part 6. Arctiidae: Syntominae, Euchomiinae, Arctiinae, Aganainae (to Noctuidae). http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-6/aganainae/aganainae-5-6.php.
  5. Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2007. BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (website).
    http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=208685 [ssp. andamana accessed 24 Dec 2015]

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Asota egens (Walker, 1854) – . In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.73. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/asota-egens, accessed 2024/04/20.