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: 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 2 taxa of the genus Archaeoattacus Watson, 1915 are recorded for Indonesia (incl. East Malaysia). Those are:

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Genus: Archaeoattacus Watson, 1914

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

Tribe: Attacini Blanchard, 1840
Genus: Archaeoattacus Watson, 1914

  1. Archaeoattacus staudingeri (W. Rothschild, 1895)
Distribution. - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei, Sabah); Sumatera: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov., South Sumatera Prov.; Jawa: West Jawa Prov., East Jawa Prov.

  2. Archaeoattacus edwardsii (White, 1859)
Distribution. - Borneo: East Malaysia (Sarawak)

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