Antheraea assamensis Helfer, 1837 - Moga Silk Moth

Taxonomic Information

Antheraea Hübner, 1819 species known from India. 
Antheraea roylei Moore, 1859. Indian Himalaya. 
Antheraea assamensis Helfer, 1837. India: Himalaya, NE India; Bangladesh
Antheraea helferi Moore, 1859. India: E. Himalaya, NE India. 
Antheraea frithi Moore, 1859. India: E. Himalaya, NE India.
Antheraea paphia (Linnaeus, 1758). India. 
Antheraea andamana Moore, 1877. Andaman Is. 
Antheraea cingalesa Moore, 1883. Sri Lanka. 
Antheraea insularis Watson, 1914. Andaman Is. 
Antheraea meisteri Brechlin, 2002. Andaman Is.
Antheraea rubicunda Brechlin, 2009. Andaman Is. 
Antheraea rudloffi Brechlin, 2002. Andaman Is.
Antheraea compta Rothschild, 1899. India: Sikkim, Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Antheraea castanea Jordan, 1910. India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 

Common English Names: Moga Silk Moth, Muga Silk Moth.

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh111
Assam11
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur1
Meghalaya3
Mizoram
Nagaland163321
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total15643321

Antheraea assamensis Helfer, 1837 – Moga Silk Moth: Cinnamomum bejolghota,Litsea monopetala, Litsea salicifolia, Persea odoratissima (Lauraceae), Magnolia oblonga (Magnoliaceae),Sarcostemma acidum (Apocynaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. part 1. 26/1.
  2. Holloway, J. D. 1987. The Moths of Borneo. Part 3. Superfamily Bombycoidea: families Lasiocampidae, Eupterotidae, Bombycidae, Brahmaeidae, Saturniidae, Sphingidae. http://www.mothsofborneo.com/part-3/plate7.php [accessed 28 August 2015]
  3. Pinratana, A. & R.E. Lampe. 1990. Moths of Thailand, Volume 1: Saturniidae, # 8, pg 13, pl 19.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Antheraea assamensis Helfer, 1837 – Moga Silk Moth. 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://www.mothsofindia.org/antheraea-assamensis, accessed 2024/04/14.