The Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) of the Lesser Sunda Islands.
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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 Paukstadt, U. & Paukstadt, L. H. (1998): Die wilden Seidenspinner der ÷stlichen Kleinen Sundainseln; Indonesien - eine ▄bersicht der bisherigen Ergebnisse unserer entomologischen Reisen (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - galathea - Berichte des Kreises Nürnberger Entomologen e.V. (Nürnberg), Supplement 4: 34 pp.; 2 col.-pls., 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: The check list is updated frequently. Presently 20 taxa of 6 genera of the family Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) are recognized for the Lesser Sunda Islands. For the island of Bali 8 taxa are recorded, for Lombok 3 taxa, for Sumbawa 5 taxa, for Flores 7 taxa, for Sumba 4 taxa, for the Indonesian part of Timor 4 taxa, and for Alor 4 taxa thus far. The independent state East Timor is located on the easternmost tip of the Lesser Sunda islands, but the saturniid fauna of East Timor is not listed herein.

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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)
Distribution: Bali.
  2. Attacus dohertyi W. Rothschild, 1895
Distribution: Timor.
  3. Attacus inopinatus Jurriaanse & Lindemans, 1920
Distribution: Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, and Sumba.
  4. Attacus suparmani U. Paukstadt & L. H. Paukstadt, 2002
Distribution: Alor.

Genus Samia Hübner, 1819 ("1816")
  5. Samia yayukae U. Paukstadt, Peigler & L. H. Paukstadt, 1993
Distribution: Flores.
  6. Samia abrerai Naumann & Peigler, 2001
Distribution: Bali.
  7. Samia kikibudiamini U. Paukstadt, L. H. Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 2002
Distribution: Alor, Timor.

Tribe Saturniini Boisduval, 1837 ("1834")

Genus Actias Leach in Leach & Nodder, 1815

  8. Actias maenas Doubleday, 1847
      Actias maenas diana Maassen in Maassen [& Weymer], 1872

Distribution: Bali.
  9. Actias groenendaeli Roepke, 1954
Distribution: Sumbawa, Flores, Sumba, Timor.

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

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

10. Antheraea (A.) jana (Stoll, 1782) [or another closely related taxon]
Distribution: Bali.
11. Antheraea (A.) raffrayi Bouvier, 1928
Distribution: Bali.
12. Antheraea (A.) ranakaensis U. Paukstadt, L. H. Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 1997
Distribution: Flores, [Alor (status needs revised, publication in preparation by U. Paukstadt et al.)]
13. Antheraea (A.) kelimutuensis U. Paukstadt, L. H. Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 1997
Distribution: Flores, Alor.
14. Antheraea (A.) tenggarensis Brechlin, 2000
Distribution: [Lombok (status needs revised)], Sumbawa, Sumba.
15. Antheraea (A.) sumbawaensis Brechlin, 2000
Distribution: Sumbawa.

Genus Loepa Moore, 1859
16. Loepa cynopis Nässig & Suhardjono, 1989
Distribution: Bali.

Genus Cricula Walker, 1855
17. Cricula trifenestrata (Helfer, 1837)
      Cricula trifenestrata javana Watson, 1913

Distribution: Bali.
18. Cricula trifenestrata tenggarensis U. Paukstadt, L. H. Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 1998
Distribution: Lombok, Sumbawa, Sumba, Flores.
19. Cricula elaezia Jordan, 1909
Distribution: Bali.
20. Cricula hayatiae U. Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 1992
Distribution: Flores, Timor.

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