Rinaca anna Moore, [1865] - Yellow-spotted Emperor Moth

Taxonomic Information

Placed in Genus Rinaca based on Rubinoff and Doorenweerd (2020). Saturnia anna is a synonym. 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh2
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal1
Total3
  1. Allen, M. 1993. Marvelous Moths of Nepal, pg 64, pl 47.
  2. Rubinoff, D. and Doorenweerd, C., 2020. Systematics and biogeography reciprocally illuminate taxonomic revisions in the silkmoth genus Saturnia (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 74(1), pp.1-6.
  3. Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2007. BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (website). http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=177788 [accessed 4 Sep 2015]

Note: Moved to genus Rinaca from Saturnia based on Rubinoff and Doorenweerd (2020) on 12 Dec 2022 (SS).

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Rinaca anna Moore, [1865] – Yellow-spotted Emperor 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/rinaca-anna, accessed 2024/04/14.