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Salassa spp.

Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:
Adult moth observations that have been databased:
Arunachal Pradesh
All states
Similiar species:
Salassa Moore, 1859 species known from the Indian Himalayas. 
Salassa aeos Witt & Pugayev, 2007. W. Nepal.  
Salassa belinda Witt & Pugayev, 2007. E. Nepal; Bhutan. 
Salassa bhutanensis Brechlin, 2009. Bhutan. 
Salassa lola (Westwood, 1847). India: Sikkim, West Bengal; Nepal. TL of Salassa lola as Sylhet is an error. 
Salassa mizorama Naumann & Lalhmingliani 2019. Mizoram. 
Salassa meisteri Brechlin, 2010. Bhutan. 
Sondhi, S. Karmakar, T., Sondhi, Y. & K. Kunte. 2021. Moths of Tale Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India with seventeen additions to the moth fauna of India (Lepidoptera: Heterocera). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 31(Supplement 2): 1-53. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.5062572.

Notes: The genus Salassa Moore, 1859 has numerous members from the Himalayan region. Salassa aeos Witt & Pugayev, 2007 (W. Nepal); S. belinda Witt & Pugayev, 2007 (E. Nepal, Bhutan); S. bhutanensis Brechlin, 2009 (Bhutan); S. lola (Westwood, 1847) (Nepal, Sikkim, West Bengal); S. mizorama Naumann & Lalhmingliani 2019; S. meisteri Brechlin, 2010 (Bhutan). The species identities of specimens from Arunachal Pradesh have not been confirmed. These could be S. belinda, S. lola or S. meisteri or a new species. Dissection of male genitalia and/or molecular phylogeny are needed to confirm species identity (Sondhi et al. 2021).

Lepidoptera > Bombycoidea > Saturniidae > Salassinae > Salassa

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Anonymous. 2022. Salassa 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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