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4274Re: [Indianmoths] Indian SIlk Moth Saturnia pyretorum

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  • Jatishwor Irungbam
    May 11, 2013
      Hi Sanjay Sir,

      I recorded this species form Mendrelgang, Bhutan.. Very commonly seen during February to March. This season I have encountered 7 - 8 times. I can say very common.

      The photograph attached here is confirmed as Saturnia cidosa, Moore 1865 (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/19014047) by Dr. Ian Kitching. By comparing your photograph and mine it looks both belongs to same species.

      Warm regards: 

      Irungbam Jatishwor Singh
      Lecturer, Mendrelgang Middle Secondary School
      Chirang, Bhutan
      Mobile: 00975-17408618

      From: Alka Vaidya <chitralka@...>
      To: "Indianmoths@..." <Indianmoths@...>
      Sent: Friday, May 10, 2013 1:38 PM
      Subject: Re: [Indianmoths] Indian SIlk Moth Saturnia pyretorum

      Hi Sanjay,

       I recorded this moth from Dibang valley, Arunachal pradesh,

      Alka Vaidya

      From: Sanjay Sondhi <sanjay.sondhi1@...>
      To: Indian Moths <Indianmoths@...>
      Sent: Thursday, 9 May 2013 9:53 AM
      Subject: [Indianmoths] Indian SIlk Moth Saturnia pyretorum

      Hello folks,

      Here is another pretty Saturniid from Nagaland, possibly the first record from the state, in fact the only record of it from India is from Sikkim. Known distribution includes China, Hongkong, Myanmar, Nepal, India (Sikkim). Hence this extends its known range. Ian, Roger and Peter's checklist of Saturniids for common names did not include this species, though Hampson does list it from Sikkim. 

      Indian Silk Moth/Fish-line Silk Moth  Saturnia pyretorum
      10 Mar 2013
      Chizami, 1,500 m
      Similar species: Saturnia pinratanai

      Sanjay Sondhi

      Titli Trust


      +91 135 2607452

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