Antheraea helferi Moore, 1859 - Helfer'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 Pradesh135
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur1
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland1
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total1415
  1. Pinratana, A. & R.E. Lampe. 1990. Moths of Thailand, Volume 1: Saturniidae, pg 16, Plate 23

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Antheraea helferi Moore, 1859 – Helfer's Tasar Silk Moth. In Sondhi, S., Y. Sondhi, R.P. Singh, P. Roy and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 3.74. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://moths.ncbs.res.in/antheraea-helferi, accessed 2024/07/18.