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Samia canningii (Hutton, 1860) – Wild Eri Silk Moth

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Samia kohlli recorded from India. Samia cynthia, which older literature mentions from India, is found mainly in China.
  1. Allen, M. 1993. Marvelous Moths of Nepal pl 37, pg 55
  2. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo, pl 26/9.
  3. Pittaway, A.R. Saturniidae of the Western Palaearctic. for Samia cynthi [accessed 18 May 2016]
  4. Ratnasingham, S. & Hebert, P. D. N. 2007. BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System (website). for Samia kohlii for Samia canningii

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Singh, R. 2022. Samia canningii (Hutton, 1860) – Wild Eri Silk Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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