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Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Saturniidae > Saturniinae > Saturniini > Actias

Actias keralana Nässig, Naumann & Giusti, 2020

Populations of Actias maenas from Kerala and Karnataka elevated to a new species, Actias keralana by Nässig, Naumann & Giusti (2020).
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Kerala
All states
Similiar species:
Actias maenas Doubleday, 1847 
Best separated by male genitalia and molecular phlyogeny. 
References:
  1. OD: Actias keralana Nässig, Naumann & Giusti, 2020. A new species of the species-group of Actias maenas from South India: Actias keralana sp. n. (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Nachr. entomol. Ver. Apollo, N. F. 41 (1/2): 41–50.
  2. Sondhi, Y., S. Sondhi, S. R. Pathour, & K. Kunte. 2018. Moth diversity (Lepidoptera: Heterocera) of Shendurney and Ponmudi in Agastyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Kerala, India, with notes on new records. Tropical Lepidoptera Research28(2).

 


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Anonymous. 2021. Actias keralana Nässig, Naumann & Giusti, 2020. 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/357333/Actias-keralana
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