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Paukstadt, U. & Brosch, U. (1996): Zwei neue Arten der Gattung Antheraea Hübner [1819] von der Insel Mindoro, Philippinen (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Entomologische Zeitschrift (Essen), 106 (12): pp. 513-519; col.-pl. with 2 figs., 8 b/w figs.

Summary: Two wild silkmoths of the genus Antheraea Hübner, 1819 ("1816") (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) from the Mt. Halcon, Mindoro I., Philippines are described as new species: Antheraea (Antheraea) mindoroensis Brosch & Paukstadt sp. nov. and A. (A.) halconensis Paukstadt & Brosch sp. nov. The holotypes are temporary remaining in the collection of U. Brosch (Hille, Germany) while the genitalia slides are temporary deposited in the collection of Paukstadt & Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven, Germany) [remarks: the genitalia slides were returned to coll. Brosch (Hille)]. At a later date the type species and the genitalia slides are donated to a zoological museum.
The male holotype specimens, as well as its genitalia structures are described, figured and compared to those of some closely related taxa.

1. A. mindoroensis sp. nov. is a member of the paphia/frithi-group (sensu Nässig 1991) [recte mylitta/frithi-group (sensu U. Paukstadt, Brosche & L. H. Paukstadt, 1999)] and resembling A. larissa (Westwood, 1847). Length of the forewing of the holotype by monotypy 82 mm. In the forewing of A. mindoroensis sp. nov. is no connection present along the vein between the eyespot and the costal margin, and the eyespots in forewing and hindwing are with a round hyaline center. The postmedian area is without grayish scales. The male genitalia structures of A. mindoroensis sp. nov., genitalia slide U. Paukstadt No. 0558, are well distinguishable from those of A. larissa. The tip of the aedeagus is less hooked than in A. larissa. In A. mindoroensis sp. nov. the uncus is fused, of triangular shape and with short bristles, while in A. larissa the uncus is more rounded and with longer bristles. The labis, an extension of the transtilla, sometimes called "the third, or middle lobe of the valva", is longer and much more slender in A. mindoroensis sp. nov. and the ventral lobe of the valva is longer. The female and the preimaginal instars of A. mindoroensis sp. nov. remain unknown.

2. A. halconensis sp. nov. represents a taxon of the helferi-group (sensu Nässig 1991) and resembling A. helferi borneensis Moore, 1892 (the taxonomic status of the taxon borneensis remains to be examined). Length of the forewing of the holotype by monotypy 74 mm. In A. halconensis sp. nov. the part of the vein M3 between the hindwing ocellus and the vein Cu1 is covered with black scales. Forewing ocellus, as well as hindwing ocellus the innermost ring red colored, half part of the ring scattered with yellow scales. The male genitalia structures of A. halconensis sp. nov., genitalia slide U. Paukstadt No. 0559, are well distinguishable from those of A. helferi borneensis and A. rosemariae Holloway, Nässig & Naumann, 1995. In A. halconensis sp. nov. the uncus is bilobed but the lobes are shorter, the ventral lobe of the valva is much shorter, the saccus is shorter (similar to A. rosemariae) than in A. helferi borneensis. The tip of the labis is not as hooked as in A. helferi borneensis but dorsally is a well hooked extension at the labis present. Aedeagus shorter than in A. helferi borneensis. The female and the preimaginal instars of A. halconensis sp. nov. remain unknown.