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 10 taxa of the genus Cricula Walker, 1855 are recorded for Indonesia (incl. East Malaysia). Those are:


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Genus: Cricula Walker, 1855


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



Tribe: Saturniini Boisduval, 1837 ("1834")
Genus: Cricula Walker, 1855


  1. Cricula trifenestrata javana Watson, 1913
Distribution. - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei); Sumatera: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera 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.

  2. Cricula trifenestrata kransi Jurriaanse & Lindemans, 1920
Distribution. - Sulawesi: South Sulawesi Prov., Central Sulawesi Prov., North Sulawesi Prov., South-East Sulawesi Prov. (Buton Island only)

  3. Cricula trifenestrata serama Nässig, 1989
Distribution. - Moluccas: Moluccas Prov. (Seram).

  4. Cricula trifenestrata banggaiensis Naumann & U.Paukstadt, 1997
Distribution. - Sulawesi: Central Sulawesi Prov. (Banggai Archipelago); Moluccas: North Moluccas Prov. (Sanana Isl.).

  5. Cricula trifenestrata tenggarensis U.Paukstadt, L.H.Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 1998
Distribution. - Lesser Sunda Islands: Lombok, Sumbawa, Sumba, Flores.

  6. Cricula bornea Watson, 1913
Distribution. - Borneo: East Malaysia (Sarawak, Sabah).

  7. Cricula elaezia Jordan, 1909
Distribution. - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei, Sarawak); Sumatera: North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov.; Jawa: West Jawa Prov., East Jawa Prov.; Lesser Sunda Islands: Bali.

  8. Cricula sumatrensis Jordan, 1939
Distribution. - Sumatera: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov.

  9. Cricula quinquefenestrata Roepke, 1940
Distribution. - Sulawesi: South Sulawesi Prov., Central Sulawesi Province

10. Cricula hayatiae U.Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 1992
Distribution. - Lesser Sunda Islands: Flores, Timor.


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