Antheraea jana Stoll
Attacus jana Stoll, 1782, Uitlandsche Kapellen, 4: 220.
Antheraea andamana Moore, 1877, Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond., 1877: 602.
jana platesse Rothschild, 1903, Novit. Zool., 10: 311.
Antheraea jana fusca Rothschild; Allen, 1981: 117; Barlow, 1982: 50;
Lampe, 1985: 13.
Diagnosis. The male is dull brown with crenulate fasciae and a broad,
diffuse, dark medial band on each wing. The apex and tornus of the
forewing and the marginal zone of the hindwing are sometimes broadly
paler. The female has more clearly defined submarginals, with the zone
distal to them paler than the ground. The ocelli have broad transparent
Taxonomic notes. The original illustration of jana, if accurate, shows a
male insect smaller and yellower than those generally attributed to that
species; however, the course and diffuseness of the forewing medial is
compatible. The name andamana Moore is applicable to this taxon should the
current concept of jana prove erroneous. However, if the type of the
latter can be proven lost, it would be in the interest of stability to
designate the holotype of andamana as neotype of jana.
Geographical range. Sundaland, Andamans, Burma.
Habitat preference. The species is rare in lowland rainforest.
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