Attacus Atlas Linnaeus, 1758 (Saturniidae): A New Distribution Recorded from Coimbatore District, South India

Authors

  • Selvaraj Selvamurugan Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore, Tamilandu, India
  • N Santhanabharathi UPASi Tea research institute, Valparai, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

Keywords:

New record, distribution, atlas moth

Abstract

The genus Attacus Linnaeus belongs to the Saturniidae family and is only found in India. Adults of this genus include largest moths. In India an atlas is reared for silk on a small scale in North Eastern States of India. Attacus atlas is one of the largest Saturniid which is common in Western Ghats region in Coimbatore district, Tamilnadu state, India. In this paper deals with distribution, threats and conservation measures.

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Published

26-06-2022

How to Cite

Selvamurugan, S., & N Santhanabharathi. (2022). Attacus Atlas Linnaeus, 1758 (Saturniidae): A New Distribution Recorded from Coimbatore District, South India. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemical Engineering, 2(2), 11–15. Retrieved from https://fpub.org/journal/jafce/article/view/17

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