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Cricula spp.

Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
West Bengal
All states
Similiar species:
Cricula Walker, 1855 species known from the Indian subcontinent.
Cricula agria Jordan, 1909. India: Tamil Nadu (Travancore: TL). 
Cricula gandhii Naumann & Löffler, 2013. Arunachal Pradesh (Rapum, near Along: TL). 
Cricula trifenestrata (Helfer, 1837). India, Nepal, Bhutan. 
Cricula trifenestrata andamanica Jordan, 1909. Andaman Is. 
Cricula tremula Naumann & Löffler, 2013. Myanmar. 
Cricula andrei Jordan, 1909. India: Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh; Bhutan. 

Note: Two species of Cricula Walker, 1855 occur in S. India and three species in NE India. These are best separated by comparing genitalia and/or molecular phylogeny. 
  1. Jordan, K. 1909. On the Species of Cricula (Saturniidae) Novit. zool. 16 (2) : 300-332. 
  2. Naumann, S. and Löffler, S., 2010. Notes on the Asian genus Cricula Walker, 1855, with description of new species (Lepidoptera, Saturniidae). Neue Entomologische Nachrichten, Markt leuthen, Supplement, 2, pp.1-24.
  3. Naumann, S. and Löffler, S., 2013. Two new species of the genus Cricula Walker, 1855 from Myanmar and India, with synonymic notes (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo, 33(4), pp.177-184.

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Anonymous. 2022. Cricula spp. . 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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