The Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) of the island of Sumatera.
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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 Nässig, W. A., Lampe, R. E. J. & Kager, S. (1996): The Saturniidae of Sumatra (Lepidoptera). - Heterocera Sumatrana (Göttingen, Vol. 10: 110 pp.; 15 col.-pls., 7 b/w-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: webmaster@wildsilkmoth-paukstadt.de). The check list is updated frequently. Presently 28 taxa of 8 genera of the family Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) are recorded for the island of Sumatera. 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)
Distribution: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov., Riau Prov., Jambi Prov., South Sumatera Prov., Bengkulu Prov., Lampung Prov.

Genus Archaeoattacus Watson, 1914
  2. Archaeoattacus staudingeri (W. Rothschild, 1895)
Distribution: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov., South Sumatera Prov.

Genus Samia Hübner, 1819 ("1816")
  3. Samia insularis Snellen van Vollenhoven, 1862
Distribution: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov., South Sumatera Prov.


Tribe Saturniini Boisduval, 1837 ("1834")

Genus Actias Leach in Leach & Nodder, 1815

  4. Actias maenas Doubleday, 1847
      Actias maenas diana Maassen in Maassen [& Weymer], 1872
Distribution: North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov., Jambi Prov.
  5. Actias selene (Hübner, "1806-1823")
      Actias selene vandenberghi Roepke, 1956
Distribution: North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov., Lampung Prov.

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

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

  6. Antheraea (A.) larissa (Westwood, 1847)
      Antheraea (A.) larissa ridlyi Moore, 1892

Distribution: North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov., South Sumatera Prov., Lampung Prov.
  7. Antheraea (A.) billitonensis Moore, 1878
Distribution: Bangka-Belitung Province (Belitung Isl. only).
  8. Antheraea (A.) platessa W. Rothschild, 1903
      Antheraea (A.) platessa platessa W. Rothschild, 1903

Distribution: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov., South Sumatera Prov., Lampung Prov.
  9. Antheraea (A.) gschwandneri Niepelt, 1918
Distribution: D.I.Aceh
10. Antheraea (A.) sumatrana Niepelt, 1926
Distribution: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov. (incl. Mentawai Isl.),
11. Antheraea (A.) brunei Allen & Holloway, 1986 ("1985")
Distribution: North Sumatera Province (doubtful), Bangka-Belitung Prov. (Belitung Isl.),
12. Antheraea (A.) broschi Naumann, 2001
Distribution: North Sumatera Province
13. Antheraea (A.) mentawai Nässig, Lampe & Kager in Nässig, 2002
Distribution: North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov. (Mentawai Islands)
rosieri-group (sensu Nässig, 1991)
14. Antheraea (A.) rosieri (Toxopeus, 1940)

Distribution: North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov., South Sumatera Prov.
helferi-group (sensu Nässig, 1991)
15. Antheraea (A.) helferi Moore, 1859
      Antheraea (A.) helferi borneensis Moore, 1892

Distribution: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov. (incl. Mentawai Islands), Jambi Prov., Lampung Prov.
16. Antheraea (A.) pratti Bouvier, 1928
Distribution: North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov., Lampung Prov.
17. Antheraea (A.) diehli Lemaire, 1979
Distribution: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Province (Nias Island only), West Sumatera Prov.
pernyi-group (sensu Nässig, 1991)
18. Antheraea (A.) roylii Moore, 1859
      Antheraea (A.) roylii korintjiana Bouvier, 1928 (status needs confirmed)

Distribution: North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov.
19. Antheraea (A.) lampei Nässig & Holloway, 1989
Distribution: North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov.
Subgenus Antheraeopsis Wood-Mason, 1886
20. Antheraea (Ao.) youngi Watson, 1915
Distribution: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov., Jambi Prov., South Sumatera Prov., Lampung Prov.

Genus Loepa Moore, 1859
21. Loepa megacore Jordan, 1911
Distribution: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Province, North Sumatera Prov., West Sumatera Prov., Lampung Prov.
22. Loepa sikkima Moore, 1866 ("1865"
      Loepa sikkima javanica Mell, 1938

Distribution: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov.
23. Loepa sumatrana Nässig, Lampe & Kager, 1989
Distribution: North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov.

Genus Lemaireia Nässig & Holloway in Holloway, 1987
24. Lemaireia loepoides (Butler, 1880)
Distribution: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Province, Bengkulu Prov.
25. Lemaireia chrysopeplus (Toxopeus, 1940)
Distribution: North Sumatera Province

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

Distribution: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov., Lampung Prov.
27. Cricula elaezia Jordan, 1909
Distribution: North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov.
28. Cricula sumatrensis Jordan, 1939
Distribution: D.I.Aceh, North Sumatera Province, West Sumatera Prov.

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