The Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) of the island of Sulawesi.
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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 Naumann, S. (1995): Die Saturniiden-Fauna von Sulawesi, Indonesien (Dissertation). - Freie Universität Berlin: 145 pp.; 16 col.-pls., 2 b/w-pls., 7 maps, text-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 22 taxa of 6 genera of the family Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) are recorded for the island of Sulawesi. 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 erebus Fruhstorfer, 1904
Distribution: South Sulawesi Province, Central Sulawesi Prov. (except the Banggai Archipelago), North Sulawesi Prov.
  2. Attacus paraliae Peigler, 1985
Distribution: Central Sulawesi Province (Banggai Archipelago only).

Genus Samia Hübner, 1819 ("1816")
  3. Samia vandenberghi (Watson, 1915)
Distribution: South Sulawesi Province, Central Sulawesi Prov., North Sulawesi Prov., and South-East Sulawesi Prov.
  4. Samia peigleri Naumann & Nässig, 1995
Distribution: South Sulawesi Province, Central Sulawesi Prov., and South-East Sulawesi Prov.
  5. Samia naumanni U. Paukstadt, Peigler & L. H. Paukstadt, 1998
Distribution: Central Sulawesi Province (Banggai Archipelago only)


Tribe Saturniini Boisduval, 1837 ("1834")

Genus Actias Leach in Leach & Nodder, 1815

  6. Actias isis (Sonthonnax, 1897 ["1899"])
Distribution: South Sulawesi Province, Central Sulawesi Prov. (incl. Banggai Archipelago), North Sulawesi Prov.

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

mylitta/frithi-group (sensu U. Paukstadt, Brosch & L. H. Paukstadt, 1999)
frithi-subgroup (sensu Nässig, 1991)

  7. Antheraea (A.) platessa W. Rothschild, 1903
      Antheraea (A.) platessa platessa W. Rothschild, 1903
Distribution: South Sulawesi Province (only two records thus far).
  8. Antheraea (A.) celebensis Watson, 1915
Distribution: South Sulawesi Province, Central Sulawesi Prov. (except Banggai Archipelago), North Sulawesi Prov.
  9. Antheraea (A.) pelengensis Brechlin, 2000
Distribution: Central Sulawesi Province (Banggai Archipelago only)
cordifolia-subgroup (sensu Holloway, Naumann & Nässig, 1996)
10. Antheraea (A.) cordifolia Weymer, 1906

Distribution: South Sulawesi Province, Central Sulawesi Prov. (except Banggai Archipelago), North Sulawesi Prov., South-East Sulawesi Prov.
11. Antheraea (A.) minahassae Niepelt, 1926
Distribution: South Sulawesi Province, Central Sulawesi Prov. (except Banggai Archipelago), North Sulawesi Prov.
12. Antheraea (A.) paukstadtorum Naumann, Holloway & Nässig in Holloway, Naumann & Nässig, 1996
Distribution: South Sulawesi Province, Central Sulawesi Prov., North Sulawesi Prov., South-East Sulawesi Prov.
13. Antheraea (A.) taripaensis Naumann, Nässig & Holloway in Holloway, Naumann & Nässig, 1996
Distribution: South Sulawesi Province, Central Sulawesi Prov. (except Banggai Archipelago)
14. Antheraea (A.) viridiscura Holloway, Nässig & Naumann in Holloway, Naumann & Nässig, 1996
Distribution: North Sulawesi Province
15. Antheraea (A.) kageri U. Paukstadt, L. H. Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 1997
Distribution: South Sulawesi Province, Central Sulawesi Prov. (except Banggai Archipelago), North Sulawesi Prov.
16. Antheraea (A.) exspectata Brechlin, 2000
Distribution: South Sulawesi Province, Central Sulawesi Prov. (except Banggai Archipelago), North Sulawesi Prov., South-East Sulawesi Prov.
helferi-group (sensu Nässig, 1991)
17. Antheraea (A.) rosemariae Holloway, Nässig & Naumann, 1995

Distribution: South Sulawesi Province, Central Sulawesi Prov., North Sulawesi Prov.
18. Antheraea (A.) cihangiri Naumann & Nässig, 1998
Distribution: Central Sulawesi Province (Banggai Archipelago only)

Genus Loepa Moore, 1859
19. Loepa minahassae Mell, 1938
Distribution: South Sulawesi Province, Central Sulawesi Prov. (incl. Banggai Archipelago), North Sulawesi Prov., South-East Sulawesi Prov.

Genus Cricula Walker, 1855
20. Cricula trifenestrata (Helfer, 1837)
      Cricula trifenestrata kransi Jurriaanse & Lindemans, 1920

Distribution: South Sulawesi Province, Central Sulawesi Prov., North Sulawesi Prov., South-East Sulawesi Prov. (Buton Island only)
21. Cricula trifenestrata banggaiensis Naumann & U. Paukstadt, 1997
Distribution: Central Sulawesi Province (Banggai Archipelago).
22. Cricula quinquefenestrata Roepke, 1940
Distribution: South Sulawesi Province, Central Sulawesi Province

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