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Samia cynthia (Drury, 1773)

This is the domesticated Eri Silkmoth Samia cynthia ricini. Samia canningii is the wild Samia in India.  
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Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Tamil Nadu
All states
Similiar species:
  1. Peigler, R.S. & Naumann, S., 2003. A revision of the silkmoth genus Samia. University of the Incarnate Word. pp. 224
  2. Meth, T. & Gogoi, H. 2016. Rearing of eri silkworm (Samia cynthia ricini Boisd.)(Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) in Arunachal Pradesh: a study in Papumpare district. Bioresources, 3, pp.46-52.

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H. Sankararaman
. 2022. Samia cynthia (Drury, 1773). In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Moths of India, v. 3.21. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
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