List of Entomological Publications (Autobibliographie)
Ulrich PAUKSTADT & Laela Hayati PAUKSTADT
Paukstadt, U. & Paukstadt, L. H. (1990): Unterschiede in der Flügelschuppen-Morphologie bei Saturniidae der Gattung Saturnia (Lepidoptera). - Entomologische Zeitschrift (Essen), 100 (20): pp. 373-380; 20 figs.
Summary: This paper particularly deals with the variability of the wing scales of adults of the genus Saturnia Schrank, 1802 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Microscopic examinations of the wing scales revealed strong differences between those of Saturnia (Eriogyna) cameronensis Lemaire, 1979, S. (E.) pinratanai Lampe, 1989 and S. (E.) pyretorum pyretorum Westwood, 1848, all from Southeastern Asia, as well as those of other species of the genus Saturnia from Europe. The scales are illustrated and their differences in shape and size are thoroughly described. It was observed that scales differ greatly between specimens of the same species but from different localities. The value of scales for identification of species within Saturnia or other genera of Saturniidae remains to be determined.