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Paukstadt, U., Peigler, R. S. & Paukstadt, L. H. (1993): Samia yayukae n. sp., eine neue Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) von Flores, Indonesien. - Entomologische Zeitschrift (Essen), 103 (13): pp. 229-235; 5 figs.

Summary: A new species of the genus Samia Hübner, 1819 ("1816") (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) is described from the island of Flores (Eastern Lesser Sunda Islands), Indonesia: Samia yayukae sp. nov. Thus far this new species is only known from western Flores in an altitudinal distribution from between 1500 and 1820 m above sea level, Manggarai district, Nusa Tenggara Timur Province (Eastern Lesser Sunda Islands), Indonesia. Samia yayukae sp. nov. is easily distinguished from the Javanese Samia insularis insularis Vollenhoven, 1862, S. insularis vandenberghi (Watson, 1915) from Sulawesi, S. cynthia ceramensis (Bouvier, 1928) [remarks: the populations are presently placed in fully species rank to Samia ceramensis] from Seram (Ceram), and other Indonesian taxa by the coloration and markings of the wings and the forewing shape. The taxonomic status of the aforementioned Indonesian taxa remains to be determined, but the latter is clearly not conspecific with S. cynthia from the mainland China. The male genitalia of the new species are described and compared to other taxa of the genus Samia. S. yayukae sp. nov. ranges in primary montane forest of western Flores and is isolated by an approximately 500 km wide arid region from other taxa on the Greater Sunda Islands [remarks: and on the island of Bali, the westernmost island of the Lesser Sunda Islands]. The male holotype and the male genitalia structures are figured; the female and the preimaginal instars remain unknown. There is one undetermined female of the genus Samia preserved in The Natural History Museum (London) that might represents the unknown female of S. yayukae, but in the absence of males from Timor, we are unable to decide [remarks: further studies revealed that the populations from the island of Timor representing Samia kikibudiamini U. Paukstadt, L. H. Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 2002]. Three empty cocoons of a taxon of the genus Samia from Timor in the collections of Paukstadt & Paukstadt and Peigler also may represent S. yayukae [recte S. kikibudiamini Paukstadt, Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 2002]. We hereby designate as lectotype of Philosamia insularis vandenberghi a male preserved in The Natural History Museum bearing the following handwritten labels: "P. insularis vandenbergi [mistake in writing!] Wat, type, male symbol, 1915; Gorontalo, Celebes, Huell van den Bergh", and a printed blue circular label: "Syntype". We sent a red lectotype label to London to be placed on the specimen.