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can you identify this moth ?
March 24, 2010
Dear Bugman,
We found this moth in our garden in a suburb of Hyderabad, India.This was inmid Oct. 2009
Kobita
Hyderabad, India

Tasar Silkmoth

Hi Kobita,
There are several Giant Silkmoths in the genus Antheraea that are found in India, and your moth most closely resembles the Tasar Silkmoth, Antheraea mylitta
.  We found a near perfect match on the World’s Largest Saturniidae website, a members only site, but this is a highly variable species with many color variations.  You can get some information on the Wild Silk Base website.  We now believe a submission we originally identified as Antheraea mylitta is actually Antheraea paphia.  We will confirm this identification with Bill Oehlke.

Daniel,
Because of the size of the hyaline areas of the eyespots, I believe both moths are Antheraea mylitta.
Bill Oehlke

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