Samia cynthia

Distribution: Asia; introduced into North America; introduced or stray into Jamaica (?).
Type locality: China.
Source of record: Gowdey collection, I.O.J. (one specimen under the serial No. '165' taken at Hope Gardens on the 10th of April 1923).
Method of identification: illustrated in colour by Ferguson (1972) pl. 16, fig. 8.
Notes: this is almost certainly an introduction - possibly a deliberate one, as it was into the USA in an attempt to harvest the cocoon's silk. It is not known to me if the species persists to this day in Jamaica.