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Assam Silkworm Moth Also known as the Muga Silkworm Moth from the Saturniidae family. This family of moths, the Saturniids, are among the largest moths in the world. This huge moth has a wingspan that could easily cover your hand. There are actually 4 spots / dots on the moth&#039;s wings. 2 dark orange dots on each side of the fore wings. 2 more darker spots on it&#039;s hind wings. Its antennas are feathery. Wingspan estimated around 150mm wide.<br />
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Assam Silkworm Moth

Also known as the Muga Silkworm Moth from the Saturniidae family. This family of moths, the Saturniids, are among the largest moths in the world. This huge moth has a wingspan that could easily cover your hand. There are actually 4 spots / dots on the moth's wings. 2 dark orange dots on each side of the fore wings. 2 more darker spots on it's hind wings. Its antennas are feathery. Wingspan estimated around 150mm wide.

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''Antheraea assamensis'', the muga silkworm as larva and Assam silkmoth as an adult, is a moth of the family Saturniidae. The species was first described by T. W. Helfer in 1837. It is found in Assam in northeast India where 99% of its production occurs.

The larva feed on ''Cinnamomum'', ''Laurus'', ''Litsea'', ''Carpinus'', ''Persea'', ''Magnolia'', ''Michelia'', ''Quercus'', ''Sarcostemma'' and ''Symplocos''.

Its silk, one of the varieties of tussar silk, has a glossy golden.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by _ChunXingWong_
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Uploaded Nov 22, 2019. Captured Dec 14, 2009 21:14 in Jalan Pinausok, Pinausok, 89308 Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Canon PowerShot A480
  • f/4.5
  • 1/60s
  • ISO250
  • 14.8mm