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 5 taxa of the genus Loepa Moore, 1859 are recorded for Indonesia (incl. East Malaysia). Those are:


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Genus: Loepa Moore, 1859


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



Tribe: Saturniini Boisduval, 1837 ("1834")
Genus: Loepa Moore, 1859


  1. Loepa megacore Jordan, 1911
Distribution. - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei, Sabah); Sumatera: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Prov., North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov., Lampung Prov.

  2. Loepa sikkima javanica Mell, 1938
Distribution. - Borneo: East Malaysia (Brunei); Jawa: West Jawa Prov., East Jawa Prov.; Sumatera: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov.

  3. Loepa minahassae Mell, 1938
Distribution. - Sulawesi: South Sulawesi Prov., Central Sulawesi Prov. (incl. Banggai Archipelago), North Sulawesi Prov., South-East Sulawesi Prov.

  4. Loepa cynopis Nässig & Suhardjono, 1989
Distribution. - Jawa: West Jawa Prov., East Jawa Prov.; Lesser Sunda Islands: Bali.

  5. Loepa sumatrana Nässig, Lampe & Kager, 1989
Distribution. - Sumatera: North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov.


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