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Paukstadt, U., Peigler, R. S. & Paukstadt, L. H. (1998): Samia naumanni n. sp., eine neue Saturniide vom Banggai- und Sula-Archipel, Indonesien (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Entomologische Zeitschrift (Essen), 108 (3): pp. 114-121; 5 figs.

Summary: A new species of the genus Samia Hübner, 1819 ("1816") (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) is described from Indonesia: Samia naumanni sp. nov. The new species is only known from the Banggai Archipelago, Central Sulawesi Province and from the Sula Archipelago, Moluccas Province, thus far. S. naumanni sp. nov. is named in honour of our friend Dr. Stefan Naumann, Berlin. The new species might be an endemic on the aforementioned islands and sympatric with Attacus paraliae Peigler, 1985, a second member of the tribe Attacini, which is restricted on the same islands only. S. naumanni sp. nov. thus far is only known from low elevations from between approximately 60 - 250 m above sea level in secondary forest. On the island of Sanana the adults were observed being on the wing from 02.15 hrs till 05.45 hrs local time with peaks at 03.00 hrs and 05.00 hrs local time in August 1995. No further details are known on the biology and ecology, and the preimaginal instars remain unknown. S. naumanni sp. nov. is mainly compared with the related S. vandenberghi (Watson, 1915) and S. peigleri Naumann & Nässig, 1995, both are from the island of Sulawesi. Average measurements of the male specimens: forewing length 74.4 mm, antennal length/width 11.2/4.2 mm, longest ramus 2.26 mm. Ocelli in forewings, length of the hyaline center 13.8 mm and in hindwings 9.5 mm. Subapical ocellus 5.4 by 3.3 mm. S. naumanni sp. nov. has the smallest forewing lenght, the smallest forewing ocelli and the smallest antenna of the compared three taxa. The length of the hindwing ocellus is intermediate. The morphology of the ocelli is closer to S. peigleri than to S. vandenberghi, while the ground coloration of the wings is closer to S. vandenberghi. The postmedian line is more intensive reddish colored than in S. vandenberghi. The hindwings show a clear submarginal ornamentation, which is mostly absent in S. peigleri and reduced in S. vandenberghi. The outer margin of the hindwing is more straight and not curved as in S. peigleri and S. vandenberghi. The only known female of S. naumanni sp. nov. is similar to the male specimens. Length of forewings 80 mm, antenna 11.0 by 3.3 mm, ramus 1.8 mm. Hyaline center of the ocelli in forewing 14.0 mm and in hindwing 10.5 mm long. Subapical ocellus 6.3 by 4.2 mm. The male genitalia are closer to S. vandenberghi than to S. peigleri, but the saccus is intermediate and the vesica of the aedoeagus is without a cornutus. S. naumanni sp. nov. is considered a distinct species and not a subspecies of S. vandenberghi due to the geographic isolation. The male holotype and some paratype specimens are in Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense (MZB) (Cibinong, Indonesia). Paratype specimens are in Coll. Naumann (Berlin), in Coll. Paukstadt & Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven) [remarks: now in coll. L. H. Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven)], and in Coll. Peigler (San Antonio, Texas).