Antheraea frithi Moore, 1859 - Frith's Tasar Silk Moth

Taxonomic Information

Antheraea Hübner, 1819 species known from India. 
Antheraea roylei Moore, 1859. Indian Himalaya. 
Antheraea assamensis Helfer, 1837. India: Himalaya, NE India; Bangladesh
Antheraea helferi Moore, 1859. India: E. Himalaya, NE India. 
Antheraea frithi Moore, 1859. India: E. Himalaya, NE India.
Antheraea paphia (Linnaeus, 1758). India. 
Antheraea andamana Moore, 1877. Andaman Is. 
Antheraea cingalesa Moore, 1883. Sri Lanka. 
Antheraea insularis Watson, 1914. Andaman Is. 
Antheraea meisteri Brechlin, 2002. Andaman Is.
Antheraea rubicunda Brechlin, 2009. Andaman Is. 
Antheraea rudloffi Brechlin, 2002. Andaman Is.
Antheraea compta Rothschild, 1899. India: Sikkim, Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 
Antheraea castanea Jordan, 1910. India: Meghalaya (Khasi Hills). 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh13
Assam2
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total213

Antheraea frithi Moore, 1859 – Frith's Tasar Silk Moth:  Shorea robusta (Dipterocarpaceae) (Robinson et al. 2010).

  1. Antheraea frithi Moore, F. 1858. A catalogue of the lepidopterous insects in the museum of the Hon.East-India company pg. 396
  2. Moore, F. 1859. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, part XXVII pg. 256, pl. LXV, f. 1 (plates are in separate volume that do not appear to be online).
  3. Pinratana, A. & R.E. Lampe. 1990. Moths of Thailand, Volume 1: Saturniidae, page 14, # 9

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Antheraea frithi Moore, 1859 – Frith's Tasar Silk Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.71. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/antheraea-frithi, accessed 2024/03/03.