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 check list is updated frequently. Presently 4 taxa of the genus Coscinocera Butler, 1879 are recorded for Indonesia. Those are:

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Genus: Coscinocera Butler, 1879

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

Tribe: Attacini Blanchard, 1840
Genus: Coscinocera Butler, 1879

  1. Coscinocera eurystheus W. Rothschild, 1898
Distribution. - Irian Jaya: coastal in lowlands, Batanta Archipelago; Moluccas: Aru Archipelago.

  2. Coscinocera heraclides Joicey & Talbot, 1919
Distribution. - Irian Jaya: Cendrawasih, Arfak Mts. (status needs to be determined)

  3. Coscinocera anteus Bouvier, 1928
Distribution. - Irian Jaya: montane regions.

  4. Coscinocera rothschildi Le Moult, 1933
Distribution. - Moluccas: Halmahera I.

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