Taxon profile


Ailanthus Silkmoth
Samia cynthia (Drury, 1773)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - Insects »  order Lepidoptera - butterflies and moths »  family Saturniidae - emperor moths »  genus Samia

Scientific synonyms

Phalaena cynthia Drury, 1773
Samia bicolorata Mezger, 1928
Samia fenestrella Mezger, 1928
Samia punctata Mezger, 1928


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Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Samia cynthia cynthia (Drury, 1773)
subspecies Samia cynthia pryeri (Butler, 1878)
subspecies Samia cynthia ricini (Jones, 1791) - Eri Silkmoth

Samia cynthia ricini - Eri Silkmoth

subspecies Samia cynthia walkeri (Felder, 1862)

Samia cynthia walkeri

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [e5a4169e-2012-45bb-bdca-ca59167d6c54]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Samia cynthia (Drury, 1773)]
Data retrieved on: 5 February 2014
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [443624]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Samia cynthia (Drury, 1773)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012

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