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 9 taxa of the genus Attacus Linnaeus, 1767 are recorded for Indonesia (incl. East Malaysia). Those are:

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Genus: Attacus Linnaeus, 1767

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

Tribe: Attacini Blanchard, 1840
Genus: Attacus Linnaeus, 1767

  1. Attacus atlas (Linnaeus, 1758)
Distribution. - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei, Sabah, Sarawak); Central Kalimantan Prov., West Kalimantan Prov., North Kalimantan Prov.; Sumatera: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov., Riau Prov., Jambi Prov., South Sumatera Prov., Bengkulu Prov., Lampung Prov.; Jawa: D.K.I. Jakarta, West Jawa Prov., Banten Prov., D.I. Yogyakarta, Central Jawa Prov., East Jawa Prov.; Lesser Sunda Islands: Bali; Moluccas: North Moluccas Prov. (Bacan Isl.) considered erroneous.

  2. Attacus aurantiacus W. Rothschild, 1895
Distribution. - Moluccas: Moluccas Prov. (Kai Archipelago), North Moluccas Prov. (Bacan Isl.)

  3. Attacus crameri C. Felder, 1861
Distribution. - Moluccas: Moluccas Prov. (Ambon Isl., Saparua Isl., Seram Isl., Buru Isl.), North Moluccas Prov. (Bacan Isl.)

  4. Attacus dohertyi W. Rothschild, 1895
Distribution. - Lesser Sunda Islands: Timor; Moluccas: Moluccas Prov. (Romang Isl., Damar Isl.).

  5. Attacus erebus Fruhstorfer, 1904
Distribution. - Sulawesi: South Sulawesi Prov., Central Sulawesi Prov. (except the Banggai Archipelago), North Sulawesi Prov.

  6. Attacus inopinatus Jurriaanse & Lindemans, 1920
Distribution. - Lesser Sunda Islands: Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, and Sumba.

  7. Attacus intermedius Jurriaanse & Lindemans, 1920
Distribution. - Moluccas: Moluccas Prov., Tanimbar Archipelago, Babar Archipelago.

  8. Attacus paraliae Peigler, 1985
Distribution. - Sulawesi: Central Sulawesi Prov. (Banggai Archipelago only); Moluccas: North Moluccas Prov. (Sanana Isl.).

  9. Attacus suparmani U. Paukstadt & L. H. Paukstadt, 2002
Distribution. - Lesser Sunda Islands: Alor.

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