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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Cladus: Obtectomera
Cladus: Macroheterocera
Superfamilia: Bombycoidea

Familia: Saturniidae
Subfamilia: Saturniinae
Tribus: Saturniini
Genus: Caligula
Species: C. anna – C. bieti – C. boisduvalii – C. cachara – C. chinghaina – C. grotei – C. japonica – C. lindia – C. simla

Caligula Moore, 1862

Type species: Saturnia simla Westwood, 1847 by subsequent designation by Kirby, 1892

Dictyoploca Jordan, 1911
Type species: Saturnia simla Westwood, 1847 by subsequent designation by Jordan, 1957.

Caligula japonica1

Caligula japonica

Caligula is a genus of moths of the family Saturniidae. It is primarily an Oriental genus, found in India, China and Southeast Asia. The genus is often treated as a synonym of Rinaca.[1][failed verification] It is named after Roman emperor Caligula.


The genus includes the following species:

Caligula anna (Moore, 1865)
Caligula boisduvali (Eversmann, 1847)
Caligula cachara Moore, 1872
Caligula grotei (Moore, 1858)
Caligula japonica Moore, 1872
Caligula jonasi Butler, 1877
Caligula kitchingi (Brechlin, 2001)
Caligula lindia Moore, 1865
Caligula simla (Westwood, 1847)
Caligula thibeta (Westwood, 1853)

See also

List of organisms named after famous people (born before 1800)


Rougerie, R. & Collective of iBOL Saturniidae expert taxonomists (2009). "Online list of valid and available names of the Saturniidae of the World". Lepidoptera Barcode of Life.

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