Invasive Species Compendium

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Antheraea paphia
(tasar, moth)



Antheraea paphia (tasar, moth)


  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Antheraea paphia
  • Preferred Common Name
  • tasar, moth
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Antheraea paphia (Linnaeus)

Preferred Common Name

  • tasar, moth

Other Scientific Names

  • Antheraea mylitta

International Common Names

  • English: tusser, silk worm

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Seidenspinner, Indischer; Spinner, Tussah-

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Saturniidae
  •                             Genus: Antheraea
  •                                 Species: Antheraea paphia

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


IndiaPresentCABI (Undated)

Distribution References

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

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Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Blepharipa zebina Parasite Larvae
Brachymeria lasus Parasite
Eocanthecona furcellata Predator
Hierodula bipapilla Predator

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