Antheraea paphia (Linnaeus, 1758) - South Indian Small Tussore

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). 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh1121
Arunachal Pradesh1
Assam1
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh111
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa1
Gujarat212
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka1
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra111101222
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga2
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan1
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu1
Tripura1
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand1
West Bengal
Total13136171643

Antheraea paphia (Linnaeus, 1758): Quercus virginiana (Fagaceae), Terminalia tomentosa (Combretaceae), Shorea robusta, Shorea roxburghii (Dipterocarpaceae), Ziziphus jujuba (Rhamnaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Wikipedia contributors. Antheraea mylitta [Internet]. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia; 2016 Nov 4, 17:34 UTC [cited 2017 Jan 27]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Antheraea_mylitta&oldid=747836653.
  2. Peigler, S. R & S. Naumann. 2016. What exactly is Antheraea paphia (Linnaeus, 1758)? (Lepidoptera, Saturnidae). Atalanta 47 (3/4), 500: 520.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Antheraea paphia (Linnaeus, 1758) – South Indian Small Tussore. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/antheraea-paphia, accessed 2024/02/22.