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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:
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
All states
Similiar species:
Actias maenas Doubleday, 1847 
Best separated by male genitalia and molecular phlyogeny.

List of Actias Leach 1815 species known from India.
Actias artemis (Bremer & Gray, 1853). India.
Actias callandra Jordan, 1911 – Andaman moon moth. India.
Actias ignescens Moore, 1877. India: Andamans.
Actias keralana Nässig, Naumann & Giusti, 2020. India: Southern India.
Actias maenas Doubleday, 1847. Bangladesh; India: Himlayas, S. Andaman.
Actias ningpoana C. & R. Felder, 1862. Sri Lanka; Nepal; India.
Actias parasinensis Brechlin, 2009. Bhutan; India.

Actias rhodopneuma Roeber, 1925– Pink spirit moth. Myanmar; India.
Actias selene (Hübner, 1806) – Indian moon moth. India.
Actias sinensis (Walker, 1855) – South China moon moth. Myanmar; India.
Actias winbrechlini (Brechlin, 2007). Myanmar.
Actias witti (Brechlin, 2007). India.
  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 Research, 28(2).


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Anonymous. 2022. Actias keralana Nässig, Naumann & Giusti, 2020. 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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