List of Entomological Publications (Autobibliographie)
Ulrich PAUKSTADT & Laela Hayati PAUKSTADT
Paukstadt, L. H. & Paukstadt, U. (1996): Beschreibung der Präimaginalstadien von Loepa minahassae Mell 1938 von Sulawesi, Indonesien, sowie Angaben zur Biologie und Ökologie (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Entomologische Zeitschrift (Essen), 106 (10): pp. 385-391; 9 figs.
Summary: The life-history of Loepa minahassae Mell, 1938 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. - The authors received living eggs of Loepa minahassae Mell, 1938 from Puncak Palopo, 1300 m above sea level, South Sulawesi Province, Sulawesi (Celebes), Indonesia. Thus far L. minahassae is the only species of the genus Loepa Moore, 1858, which is known for the island of Sulawesi. For the first time this taxon was successfully reared. The complete life-history of L. minahassae is presented. No taxonomic conclusions are drawn. There were no considerable differences found in the morphology of the preimaginal instars of L. minahassae and those of other taxa of the genus Loepa. In L. minahassae the 1st instar larva is fully black colored and the 3rd instar larva bears red patches around basis of subspiracular scoli. The coloration of the fresh cocoon of L. minahassae is turquoise.