The Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) of Laos.
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Introduction: The following check list was compiled from literature and specimens in the Collection L. H. Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven, Germany). The check list mainly based on the contribution by Brosch, U., Naumann, S., Paukstadt, L. H., Paukstadt, U., Tcherniak, I. & Beeke, M. (1999): Anmerkungen zur Brahmaeiden- und Saturniidenfauna von Laos und Kambodscha (Lepidoptera: Bombycoidea). - galathea - Berichte des Kreises Nürnberger Entomologen e.V. (Nürnberg), Supplement 6: pp. 33-58, 2 col.-pls. with 8 figs., and was updated with other related contributions published at a later date. 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 check list is updated frequently. Presently 25 taxa of 10 genera of the family Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) are recorded for Laos. Those are:



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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)

Genus Archaeoattacus Watson, 1914
  2. Archaeoattacus edwardsii (White, 1859)

Genus Samia Hübner, 1819 ("1816")
  3. Samia canningi Hutton, 1860
  4. Samia kohlli Naumann & Peigler, 2001
Brosch et al. (1999) reported on a further unidentified taxon of the genus Samia.


Tribe Saturniini Boisduval, 1837 ("1834")

Genus Saturnia Schrank, 1802
Subgenus Rinaca Walker, 1855

  5. Saturnia (Rinaca) cachara (Moore, 1872)
  6. Saturnia (Rinaca) lesoudieri Le Moult, 1933


Genus Actias Leach in Leach & Nodder, 1815
  7. Actias selene (Hübner, "1806-1823")
  8. Actias maenas Doubleday, 1847
  9. Actias sinensis Walker, 1855
10. Actias rhodopneuma Röber, 1925
11. Actias laotiana Testout, 1936


Genus Antheraea Hübner, 1819 ("1816")
Subgenus Antheraea Hübner, 1819 ("1816")

mylitta/frithi-group (sensu U. Paukstadt et al., 1999)
frithi-subgroup (sensu Nässig, 1991)

12. Antheraea (A.) larissoides Bouvier, 1928
13. Antheraea (A.) steinkeorum U. Paukstadt, L. H. Paukstadt & Brosch, 1999 (unclear identity)
14. Antheraea (A.) platessa W. Rothschild, 1903
      Antheraea (A.) platessa platessa W. Rothschild, 1903
pernyi-group (sensu Nässig, 1991)
15. Antheraea (A.) roylii (Guérin-Méneville, 1855)
helferi-group (sensu Nässig, 1991)
16. Antheraea (A.) helferi Moore, 1859
      Antheraea (A.) helferi helferi Moore, 1859 (unclear status)
Subgenus Antheraeopsis Wood-Mason, 1886
17. Antheraea (Ao.) youngi Watson, 1915

Genus Loepa Moore, 1859
18. Loepa miranda Atkinson in Moore, 1865
19. Loepa sikkima Atkinson in Moore, 1866 ("1865")
20. Loepa anthera Jordan, 1911
21. Loepa diversiocellata Bryk, 1944


Genus Lemaireia Nässig & Holloway in Holloway, 1987
22. Lemaireia luteopeplus Nässig & Holloway, 1988
      Lemaireia luteopeplus aureopeplus Nässig & Holloway, 1988


Genus Cricula Walker, 1855
23. Cricula trifenestrata (Helfer, 1837) (unclear status)
24. Cricula jordani Bryk, 1944



Subfamily Salassinae Michener, 1949

Genus Salassa Moore, 1859

25. Salassa thespis (Leech, 1890) (unclear status)

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