The wild silkmoths of Indonesia (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae).
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Introduction: The following check list was compiled from literature and specimens in the Collection L. H. Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven, Germany). Specimens figured herein are preserved in the Collection Laela H. Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven, Germany), if not otherwise stated. Digital pictures were taken by Ulrich Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven, Germany), if not otherwise stated. The check list might be not free of any errors in determinations, spelling of names, authors, publication years, and/or incomplete. Any hints, proposals, and/or corrections are highly wellcome and may be send to the webmaster (e-mail: webmaster@wildsilkmoth-paukstadt.de). The Saturniidae of the East Malaysian part of Borneo are included into this checklist, because the saturniid fauna of the Indonesian part of Borneo (the Kalimantan provinces) is still poorly known. Some of the taxa recorded for East Malaysia might inhabit the provinces of Kalimantan as well. The check list is updated frequently. Presently 5 taxa of the genus Actias Leach in Leach & Nodder, 1815 are recorded for Indonesia (incl. East Malaysia). Those are:


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Genus: Actias Leach in Leach & Nodder, 1815


Superfamily: Bombycoidea Latreille, 1802
Family: Saturniidae Boisduval, 1837 ("1834")
Subfamily: Saturniinae Boisduval, 1837 ("1834")



Tribe: Saturniini Boisduval, 1837 ("1834")
Genus: Actias Leach in Leach & Nodder, 1815


  1. Actias maenas diana Maassen in Maassen [& Weymer], 1872
Distribution. - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei, Sabah); Sumatera: North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov., Jambi Prov.; Jawa: West Jawa Prov., Banten Prov., East Jawa Prov.; Lesser Sunda Islands: Bali.

  2. Actias isis (Sonthonax, 1897 ["1899"])
Distribution. - Sulawesi: South Sulawesi Prov., Central Sulawesi Prov. (incl. Banggai Archipelago), North Sulawesi Prov.

  3. Actias groenendaeli Roepke, 1954
Distribution. - Lesser Sunda Islands: Sumbawa, Flores, Sumba, Timor; Moluccas: Moluccas Province (Wetar Isl.)

  4. Actias selene seitzi Kalis, 1934
Distribution. - Jawa: East Jawa Prov.

  5. Actias selene vandenberghi Roepke, 1956
Distribution. - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei, Sabah); Sumatera: North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov., Lampung Prov.


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