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2016, Vol. 4, Issue 3
A new record of six larval instars in Attacus atlas L. (Saturniidae) from North Eastern India

Chidananda Nath, Prasanta Kr. Bordoloi, Bhuban Ch Chutia, Lalit Gogoi and Biva Goswami

Attacus atlas, popularly known as Atlas moth is a polyphagous wild silkmoth found throughout the Asia is a source of vanya silk commonly known as “Fagara silk” in India and “Kotkori Muga” in Assam. The life history was conducted on Citrus lemon, a 5th moult and 6 six larval instars were observed. The longest larval duration was observed in the 6th instar which was 14 to 15 days followed by third and fifth instar larva. Total larval duration was 72-79 days. Highest body weight of 6th instar larvae of Attacus atlas was found to be 30.39 g
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How to cite this article:
Chidananda Nath, Prasanta Kr. Bordoloi, Bhuban Ch Chutia, Lalit Gogoi, Biva Goswami. A new record of six larval instars in Attacus atlas L. (Saturniidae) from North Eastern India. J Entomol Zool Stud 2016;4(3):399-401.
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