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5 Large Species Of Moth To Spot In India

By: Pinki Fri, 24 Jan 2020 1:12 PM

5 Large Species of Moth To Spot in India

Butterflies and Moths share many common things such as bodies, wings, resting posture, cocoon and they both belong to the order Lepidoptera. Here is the list most beautiful and largest species of moths found in India.

* Atlas Moth

Atlas Moth is the largest species of moth found in India and forests of Asia. The Atlas moths are cultivated for their silk in India along with Indian tasar silkmoth.Attacus taprobanis is another large moth of Saturniidae family and very similar to Attacus atlas, native to southern India.

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* Indian Moon Moth

Indian luna moth or Indian moon moth species is popular and beautiful moth from Asia, known to fly mainly at night.

* Army Green Moth


Army green moth or oleander hawk moth is a migratory species and feed on a great variety of flowers, found on Alstonia scholaris trees in India.

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* Assam silkmoth

Assam silkmoth is found in northeast India mostly in Assam where cultivated for muga silk which is one of the varieties of tussar silk.

* Indian Tasar SilkMoth


Indian tasar silkmoth cultivated to produce tussar silk in India and feeds mainly on Terminalia or shala trees. Tussar silk also known as wild or kosa silk are known for rich texture and natural deep gold colour, India is the second largest producer of tussar silk and produced Bhagalpur Sari.

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