Amauta papilionaris

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Amauta papilionaris
Castnia papilionaris in Westwood 1877.png
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Castniidae
Genus: Amauta
Species: A. papilionaris
Binomial name
Amauta papilionaris
(Walker, [1865])[1]
  • Castnia papilionaris Walker, [1865]
  • Castnia amethystina Houlbert, 1917
  • Castnia velutina Houlbert, 1917
  • Castnia strandi Röber, 1927 (preocc.)
  • Castnia strandiata Röber, 1927

Amauta papilionaris is a moth in the Castniidae family. It is found in Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Panama.

The wingspan is about 103–135 mm.[2] Adults are dark brown with a transverse yellowish band running parallel to the exterior margin on the forewings. There is a small, colon shaped, yellow spot on the discal area. There is a turquoise band on the hindwings which runs from the costal margin to the anal margin, without touching it.[3]


  • Amauta papilionaris papilionaris (Colombia)
  • Amauta papilionaris amethystina (Houlbert, 1917) (Venezuela, Colombia, Panama)
  • Amauta papilionaris lionela Lamas, 1995 (Peru, Bolivia)
  • Amauta papilionaris velutina (Houlbert, 1917) (Ecuador)