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Paukstadt, U. & Paukstadt, L. H. (1993): Die Präimaginalstadien von Cricula hayatiae Paukstadt & Suhardjono 1992 von Flores, Indonesien, sowie Angaben zur Biologie und Ökologie (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Entomologische Zeitschrift (Essen), 103 (23): pp. 429-438; 11 figs.

Summary: In this contribution to knowledge the Southeast Asian Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) the pre-imaginal instars of Cricula hayatiae U. Paukstadt & Y. R. Suhardjono, 1992 from the island of Flores, Eastern Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia are thoroughly described and figured for the first time. The species was reared in Germany under laboratory conditions by the junior author and color pictures were taken. Additional informations on rearing and field observations on the ecology, biology, and on behavior are given. C. hayatiae represents a species of the 'andrei - group'.

Descriptions of the preimaginal instars.
The main coloration of the 1st instar larva is pale-green with a weak black stripe each side between dorsal and subdorsal longitudinal rows of scoli, prothoracic plate with two black spots and a large black blotch and two black dorsal scoli on the 8th abdominal segment. Scoli mostly in six longitudinal rows bearing transparent spines at apex. Head capsule glossy black in 1st and 2nd instar and glossy light-brown with black area around eyes and mandibles in all other instars. 2nd to 5th instar larvae ground coloration mostly variable black or reddish brown with white granulations bearing each a single white seta, glossy whitish or reddish brown scoli bearing long white setae and spines. Mature larva ventral olive-green colored. Cocoon glossy white or silvery colored with perforations variable in size. Pupa coloration of thorax, antennal covers and legs dark-brown, abdominal segments pale brown, tiny dark spotted, length approximately 22-27 mm and largest width 9-12 mm. Antennal covers length 6-7 mm, largest width in male 3.5 mm and in female 2.3 mm. Cremaster with hooked spines, each approximately 0.3 mm long for affixing pupa to cocoon.