Rinaca cidosa (Moore, 1865) - Dark Emperor Moth

Taxonomic Information

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

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Rinaca cidosa - Dark Emperor Moth


StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh3
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
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total4
  1. inaturalist.org http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/625876 [accessed 18 Jan 2017]
  2. Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2007. BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (website). http://www.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=181968 [accessed 18 Jan 2017]
  3. 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.

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

Page citation

Anonymous 2023. Rinaca cidosa (Moore, 1865) – Dark Emperor Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.60. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.mothsofindia.org/rinaca-cidosa, accessed 2023/10/01.