Amata passalis (Fabricius, 1781)
Zygaena passalis Fabricius, 1781
Zygaena cerbera Sulzer, 1776
Syntomis latreillii Boisduval, 1829
Syntomis montana Butler, 1876
DistributionIndia, Sri Lanka
ReproductionThe species completes its life cycle in 62.94±1.78 days with 8 larval instars. First and last instar larvae measure 1.97±0.06 mm and 29.29±2.52 mm in length, respectively. Adults emerge within 1-2 hours of sunrise and are ready for mating a day after. A fertilized female lays an average 305.68±122.30 eggs in a lifespan of 3.87±0.89 days. The species breeds throughout the year and passes through 6-11 generations a year.
FoodAmata passalis is a defoliator of sandalwood. It is also known to occur on various other host plants (e.g. cowpeas and various other pulses, and ornamental plants).
Some text fragments are auto parsed from Wikipedia.Venkatesha ; Gopinath, K., 1992: The life-history and behaviour of Amata passalis Fabricius Lepidoptera: Arctiidae, a defoliator of sandalwood, Santalum album L. Indian Journal of Forestry 15(3): 229-233