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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Saturniidae > Saturniinae > Saturniini > Antheraea

Antheraea roylei Moore, 1858 – Himalayan Oak Tasar Silk Moth

Replaces Antheraea pernyi roylei, which was earlier on the website. See notes on similar species. 
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Antheraea pernyi is an extralimital species, which has been bred in captitivty in India for sericulture, but is considered of genetic origin from Antheraea roylei. Wild populations of this species in India are likely to be Antheraea roylei (Peigler, 2012).
A similar species also found in Indian Himalayas is Antheraea knyvetti

References:
  1. OD: Antheraea roylei Moore, 1858. Cat. Lep. Ins. Mus. E. I. House. 2, 397, no 919. 
  2. Peigler, R.S., 2012. Diverse evidence that Antheraea pernyi (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) is entirely of sericultural origin. Tropical Lepidoptera Research22(2), pp.93-99.
  3. Haruta, T. (Ed.). 1992. Moths of Nepal. Part 1. TINEA. Vol. 13 (Supplement 2). The Japan Heterocerists’ Society, Tokyo. Pl. 26/4. 
  4. Kitching, I.J., Rougerie, R., Zwick, A., Hamilton, C.A., St Laurent, R.A., Naumann, S., Mejia, L.B. and Kawahara, A.Y., 2018. A global checklist of the Bombycoidea (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Biodiversity data journal, (6).
  5. http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=455120 [accessed 09 January 2020]

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Anonymous. 2021. Antheraea roylei Moore, 1858 – Himalayan Oak Tasar Silk Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 2.61. Indian Foundation for Butterflies. http://www.mothsofindia.org/sp/357006/Antheraea-roylei
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