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Definition of the noun Amerila

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Amerila is a genus of Arctiidae.

Amerila is a genus of Arctiidae, described by Walker in 1855.

Amerila is a kind of Phaegopterini, described by Walker in 1855.


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.

  • also known as Gastrochrysia, Phryganeomorpha, Euthoracia, Amblythyris, Caryatis

Phrases with Amerila

  1. Amerila Bubo
  2. Amerila Accra
  3. Amerila Bauri
  4. Amerila Curta
  5. Amerila Lupia
  6. Amerila Minor
  7. Amerila Rothi
  8. Amerila Vidua
  9. Amerila Astrea
  10. Amerila Bakeri
  11. Amerila Canara
  12. Amerila Cinyra
  13. Amerila Druryi
  14. Amerila Femina
  15. Amerila Fennia
  16. Amerila Fumida
  17. Amerila Kajana
  18. Amerila Lactea
  19. Amerila Lurida
  20. Genus Amerila

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Bauer's Frother (Amerila bauri)

Mantuma Camp, uMkhuze Game Reserve, Kwazulu-Natal, SOUTH AFRICA

Photo credit: berniedup

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Scrabble value of A1M3E1R1I1L1A1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of AMERILA

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