Wild sericigenous insect diversity of Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, Jorhat, Assam
M. Saikia, K. Ghosh and R. S. Peigler
A periodic survey was conducted during 2013-2015 to explore the diversity of wild sericigenous insects, i.e. silk producing moths, at Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, Jorhat, Assam. This study revealed presence of six species of wild sericigenous insects belonging to five genera viz., Antheraea, Samia,Actias,Attacus and Cricula. It emphasizes the importance of lesser known sericigenous insect diversity of the study area and advocates for their conservation in their ecological environment.