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Ulrich PAUKSTADT & Laela Hayati PAUKSTADT


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Paukstadt, U. (1994): Wegen Attacus dohertyi (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) nach Timor, östliche Kleine Sundainseln - ein entomologischer Reisebericht. - Entomologische Zeitschrift (Essen), 104 (7): pp. 125-140; 9 figs.

Summary: This contribution to knowledge the Indonesian wild silkmoths deals with an entomological expedition, which was carried out by the author to the island of Timor, Eastern Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia. In April/May 1993 the southeastern and eastern slopes of the Mutis Mt. (2427 m) were visited particularly to search for Attacus dohertyi W. Rothschild, 1895 and other Saturniidae (Lepidoptera). The windblown island of Timor was found considerably dry at the end of the rainy season. The slopes of the Mutis Mt. are characterized by tropical arid biomes. In low altitudes the region is mostly covered by grasslands. The common Eucalyptus urophyllus S. T. Blake (Myrtaceae) forms large primary forests on the rain-bringing southeastern slopes in altitudes higher than approximately 1500 m above sea level. Acacia oraria F. v. M. (Fabaceae) and Casuarina junghuhniana Miq. (Casuarinaceae) are afforested. The collections were mainly made at light sources in altitudes between 800 and 1850 m above sea level. Only three species of Saturniidae came to light. Those are A. dohertyi, Actias groenendaeli Roepke, 1954 and Samia yayukae Paukstadt, Peigler & Paukstadt, 1993 [recte: this populations were finally placed to Samia kikibudiamini Paukstadt, Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 2002]. Cocoons and larvae of Saturniidae were mostly collected in urban environments.