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    Thursday, 5 November 2009

    Moth : The Muga Silkworm or Assam Silkmoth ( Antheraea assamensis) from Rejang Land Sumatra

    Antheraea assamensis male form from Rejang Land Sumatra
    The Muga Silkworm or Assam Silkmoth (Antheraea assamensis) is a moth of the Saturniidae family.they can be found in India, Burma and Sundaland,this picture was taken from Talang Rimbo Lama Village,Middle Curup District,Rejang Lebong Regency. The Binomial name of this moth is Antheraea assamensis Helfer, 1837
    Antheraea assamensis male form from Rejang Land Sumatra
    Synonyms :
    • Antheraea brunnea
    • Antheraea youngi
    • Antheraea perotteti
    • Saturnia assama
    • Antheraea assama
    • Antheraea mezankooria
    • Antheraea brunnea subvelata
    • Antheraea assamensis mezops
    • Antheraea assamensis rubigenea
    Scientific Classification
    Kingdom:
    Animalia
    Phylum:
    Arthropoda
    Class:
    Insecta
    Order:
    Lepidoptera
    Family:
    Saturniidae
    Subfamily:
    Saturniinae
    Tribe:
    Saturniini
    Genus:
    Antheraea
    Species:
    A. assamensis
    Image Location : Talang Rimbo Lama Village,Middle Curup District, Rejang Lebong Regency References:
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antheraea_assamensis
    • Thank To Green Baron for helping me identify this moth http://www.flickr.com/photos/17487183@N00/3366059371/
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