MOI website produced by:

Indian Foundation for Butterflies

MOI by the numbers:

No. of species pages: 2,523
No. of lifecycle pages: 179
No. of images: 28,010
No. of website visits: site visit count
No. of unique visitors:Unique visitors
Since 2015

Also see the latest images

Advance search

Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Saturniidae > Saturniinae > Saturniini > Antheraea

Antheraea paphia (Linnaeus, 1758) – Tasar Silk Moth; South Indian Small Tussore

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Himachal Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:

Antheraea mylitta is the junior synonym of A. paphia. 

List of Antheraea Hübner, [1819] species known from India.
Antheraea andamana Moore, 1877. India: Andamans.
Antheraea assamensis Helfer, 1837. Myanmar; India: North India, Assam.
Antheraea cingalesa Moore, 1883. Sri Lanka.
Antheraea helferi Moore, 1859. India: NE Himalaya.
Antheraea imperator Watson, 1913. India: NE Himalaya.
Antheraea jana (Stoll, 1782). Myanmar; India: Andamans Is.
Antheraea paphia Linnaeus, 1758 (= A. mylitta). Sri Lanka; India.
Antheraea roylei Moore, 1859. Nepal; Myanmar; India: Himalayas.
Antheraea yamanai (Guénerin-Méneville, 1861). Sri Lanka; India: North India.

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

Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Saturniidae > Saturniinae > Saturniini > Antheraea

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Borse, V. & Khan, F.. 2022. Antheraea paphia (Linnaeus, 1758) – Tasar Silk Moth; South Indian Small Tussore. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.30. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
Share on facebook email page Share by email