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Paukstadt, U., Paukstadt, L. H. & Suhardjono, Y. R. (1992): Pararhodia rotalis n. sp., eine neue Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) von Irian Jaya, Indonesien. - Entomologische Zeitschrift (Essen), 102 (21): pp. 389-394; 3 figs.

Summary: A new species of the genus Pararhodia Cockerell, 1914 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) is described from Indonesia using an unpublished manuscript name of the late L. J. Toxopeus. Since this taxon has never been described in literature, the manuscript name is not valid and therefore unavailable. The authors intend to make Toxopeus' manuscript name available by describing the new species.

Thus far only four taxa of the genus Pararhodia are recognized, which are distributed in the mountainous regions and at low elevations on the island of New Guinea. Pararhodia rotalis sp. nov. is known so far only from Indonesia, Province Irian Jaya (western part of New Guinea), N slopes of the Jayawijaya Mts., between the Baliem and the Taritatu River (approximately 230 km southwesterly of Jayapura), in an altitudinal distribution from between 800 and 2100 m above sea level. Pararhodia rotalis sp. nov. is distinguished from the Papua Newguinean (former Brit. New Guinea) Pararhodia gyra (W. Rothschild & Jordan, 1905) (type-species of the genus Pararhodia, the male remains unknown), P. meeki (Jordan, 1908) (the female remains unknown) und P. daviesorum Lemaire, 1979 (the male remains unknown) by the size, wing coloration and pattern. The female of P. rotalis sp. nov. shows a white spot on the apex, black antennae and black tarsomeres which are typical of the genus Pararhodia. The male holotype of P. rotalis sp. nov. and its genitalia structures are figured as well as the female allotype. The preimaginal instars and the biology of the new species remain unknown.