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 40 taxa of the genus Antheraea Hübner, 1819 ("1816") are recorded for Indonesia (incl. East Malaysia). Those are:


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Genus: Antheraea Hübner, 1819 ("1816")


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


Tribe: Saturniini Boisduval, 1837 ("1834")
Genus: Antheraea Hübner, 1819 ("1816")


Subgenus Antheraea Hübner, 1819 ("1816")

mylitta/frithi-group (sensu U. Paukstadt et al., 1999)
frithi-subgroup (sensu Nässig, 1991)


  1. Antheraea (A.) jana (Stoll, 1783)
Distribution - Jawa: West Jawa Prov., Banten Prov., Central Jawa Prov., East Jawa Prov.; Lesser Sunda Islands: Bali (or related taxon)

  2. Antheraea (A.) billitonensis Moore, 1878
Distribution Sumatera: Bangka-Belitung Prov. (Belitung Isl. only).

  3. Antheraea (A.) pasteuri Bouvier, 1928 (status needs determined)
Distribution - Jawa: West Jawa Prov., Banten Prov., Central Jawa Prov., East Jawa Prov.

  4. Antheraea (A.) tenggarensis Brechlin, 2000
Distribution - Lesser Sunda Islands: Lombok (or related taxon), Sumbawa, Sumba.

  5. Antheraea (A.) larissa larissa (Westwood, 1847)
Distribution - Jawa: West Jawa Prov., Banten Prov., Central Jawa Prov., East Jawa Prov.

  6. Antheraea (A.) larissa ridlyi Moore, 1892
Distribution - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei); Sumatera: North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov., South Sumatera Prov., Lampung Prov.

  7. Antheraea (A.) platessa platessa W. Rothschild, 1903
Distribution - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei, Sarawak); Kalimantan: East Kalimantan Prov.; Sumatera: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov., South Sumatera Prov., Lampung Prov.; Sulawesi: South Sulawesi Prov. (only two records thus far).

  8. Antheraea (A.) raffrayi Bouvier, 1928
Distribution - Jawa: West Jawa Prov., Banten Prov., Central Jawa Prov., East Jawa Prov.; Lesser Sunda Islands: Bali.

  9. Antheraea (A.) ranakaensis U. Paukstadt, L. H. Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 1997
Distribution - Lesser Sunda Islands: Flores, Alor (status of the population from Alor needs revised, publication in preparation by U. Paukstadt et al.)

10. Antheraea (A.) sumbawaensis Brechlin, 2000
Distribution - Lesser Sunda Islands: Sumbawa.

11. Antheraea (A.) gschwandneri Niepelt, 1918
Distribution - Sumatera: D.I.Aceh

12. Antheraea (A.) sumatrana Niepelt, 1926
Distribution - Sumatera: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov. (incl. Mentawai Isl.),

13. Antheraea (A.) moultoni Watson, 1927
Distribution - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei, Sarawak).

14. Antheraea (A.) brunei Allen & Holloway, 1986 ("1985")
Distribution - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei); Sumatera: North Sumatera Prov. (doubtful), Bangka-Belitung Prov. (Belitung Isl.)

15. Antheraea (A.) alleni Holloway, 1987
Distribution - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei, Sarawak).

16. Antheraea (A.) kelimutuensis U. Paukstadt, L. H. Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 1997
Distribution - Lesser Sunda Islands: Flores, Alor.

17. Antheraea (A.) rumphii C. Felder, 1861
Distribution - Moluccas: Moluccas Prov. (Ambon Isl., Seram Isl., Buru Isl.)

18. Antheraea (A.) celebensis Watson, 1915
Distribution - Sulawesi: South Sulawesi Prov., Central Sulawesi Prov. (except Banggai Archipelago), North Sulawesi Prov.

19. Antheraea (A.) pelengensis Brechlin, 2000
Distribution - Sulawesi: Central Sulawesi Prov. (Banggai Archipelago only); Moluccas: North Moluccas Prov. (Sanana Isl.)

20. Antheraea (A.) zwicki Nässig & Treadaway, 1998
Distribution - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei).

21. Antheraea (A.) broschi Naumann, 2001
Distribution - Borneo: East Malaysia (Sabah, Brunei); Sumatera: North Sumatera Prov.

22. Antheraea (A.) mentawai Nässig, Lampe & Kager in Nässig, 2002
Distribution - Sumatera: North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov. (Mentawai Islands)


cordifolia-subgroup (sensu Holloway, Naumann & Nässig, 1996)

23. Antheraea (A.) cordifolia Weymer, 1906
Distribution - Sulawesi: South Sulawesi Prov., Central Sulawesi Prov. (except Banggai Archipelago), North Sulawesi Prov., South-East Sulawesi Prov.

24. Antheraea (A.) minahassae Niepelt, 1926
Distribution - Sulawesi: South Sulawesi Prov., Central Sulawesi Prov. (except Banggai Archipelago), North Sulawesi Prov.

25. Antheraea (A.) paukstadtorum Naumann, Holloway & Nässig in Holloway, Naumann & Nässig, 1996
Distribution - Sulawesi: South Sulawesi Prov., Central Sulawesi Prov., North Sulawesi Prov., South-East Sulawesi Prov.

26. Antheraea (A.) taripaensis Naumann, Nässig & Holloway in Holloway, Naumann & Nässig, 1996
Distribution - Sulawesi: South Sulawesi Prov., Central Sulawesi Prov. (except Banggai Archipelago)

27. Antheraea (A.) viridiscura Holloway, Nässig & Naumann in Holloway, Naumann & Nässig, 1996
Distribution - Sulawesi: North Sulawesi Prov.

28. Antheraea (A.) kageri U. Paukstadt, L. H. Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 1997
Distribution - Sulawesi: South Sulawesi Prov., Central Sulawesi Prov. (except Banggai Archipelago), North Sulawesi Prov.

29. Antheraea (A.) exspectata Brechlin, 2000
Distribution - Sulawesi: South Sulawesi Prov., Central Sulawesi Prov. (except Banggai Archipelago), North Sulawesi Prov., South-East Sulawesi Prov.


rosieri-group (sensu Nässig, 1991)

30. Antheraea (A.) rosieri (Toxopeus, 1940)
Distribution - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei); Sumatera: North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov., South Sumatera Prov.


helferi-group (sensu Nässig, 1991)

31. Antheraea (A.) helferi borneensis Moore, 1892
Distribution - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei, Sarawak); Sumatera: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov. (incl. Mentawai Islands), Jambi Prov., Lampung Prov.

32. Antheraea (A.) imperator Watson, 1913
Distribution - Jawa: West Jawa Prov., Banten Prov., Central Jawa Prov., East Jawa Prov.

33. Antheraea (A.) pratti Bouvier, 1928
Distribution - Sumatera: North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov., Lampung Prov.; Jawa: West Jawa Prov. (male singleton only)

34. Antheraea (A.) diehli Lemaire, 1979
Distribution - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei); Sumatera: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Prov. (Nias Island only), West Sumatera Prov.

35. Antheraea (A.) rosemariae Holloway, Nässig & Naumann, 1995
Distribution - Sulawesi: South Sulawesi Prov., Central Sulawesi Prov., North Sulawesi Prov.

36. Antheraea (A.) cihangiri Naumann & Nässig, 1998
Distribution - Sulawesi: Central Sulawesi Prov. (Banggai Archipelago only)

37. Antheraea (A.) hollowayi Nässig & Naumann, 1998
Distribution - Moluccas: Moluccas Prov. (Seram Isl.)


pernyi-group (sensu Nässig, 1991)

38. Antheraea (A.) roylii korintjiana Bouvier, 1928
Distribution - Sumatera: North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov.; Jawa: West Jawa Prov., Banten Prov.

39. Antheraea (A.) lampei Nässig & Holloway, 1989
Distribution - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei); Sumatera: North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov.


Subgenus Antheraeopsis Wood-Mason, 1886

40. Antheraea (Ao.) youngi Watson, 1915
Distribution - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei, Sarawak); Kalimantan: East Kalimantan Prov.; Sumatera: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov., Jambi Prov., South Sumatera Prov., Lampung Prov.; Jawa: West Jawa Prov., Banten Prov., East Jawa Prov.

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