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Paukstadt, U., Brosch, U. & Paukstadt, L. H. (1999): Antheraea (Antheraea) schroederi n. sp., eine neue Saturniide von den Philippinen (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Galathea - Berichte des Kreises Nürnberger Entomologen eV (Nürnberg), Suppl. 6: pp. 23-32; col.-pl. with 4 figs.

Summary: Antheraea (Antheraea) schroederi sp. nov., a new wild silkmoth from the Philippines (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - The following contribution to knowledge the Southeast Asian wild silkmoths (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) is a result of our studies on the genus Antheraea Hübner, 1819 ("1816"). We decided to publish taxonomic changes and descriptions of new taxa of the oak silkmoths prior to the completion of a monograph on this genus, which is in preparation: 'U. Paukstadt, Brosch & L. H. Paukstadt: An introduction to the genus Antheraea Hübner, 1819 ("1816")'. A new species of the genus Antheraea herewith is described from the Philippines: Antheraea (Antheraea) schroederi sp. nov. The new species represents a taxon of the subgenus Antheraea Hübner, 1819 ("1816") and belongs to the platessa-complex of the frithi-subgroup (sensu Nässig 1991) of the mylitta/frithi-group (sensu U. Paukstadt, Brosch & L. H. Paukstadt 1999). A. schroederi sp. nov. is only known from the Philippine islands Luzon, Boac, Negros, Panay, Mindanao, Samar, and Leyte. Only a few altitudinal records are provided, which range from approximately 50 to 2000 m above sea level (cf. Nässig & Treadaway 1998). The adults are on the wings in all months with no considerable peak. The new species is considered being an endemic to the Philippines, likely except to the island of Palawan due to zoogeographical reasons. Thus far there are no records of a taxon of the platessa-complex known for the island of Palawan. The male and the female adults of A. schroederi sp. nov., as well as the male genitalia structures are described, figured and compared to those of the closely related A. platessa Rothschild, 1903 from continental Asia and the Greater Sunda Islands, Indonesia. The preimaginal instars of A. schroederi sp. nov. remain unknow and nothing is known on the biology and ecology of this new taxon. A. schroederi sp. nov. is closely related to the continental Asian A. platessa but clearly distinguishable in the male ocelli, which are usally with a hyaline center in the new species and completely filled in all other populations from continental Asia and the Greater Sunda Islands. A. schroederi sp. nov. is in some aspects similar A. ranakaensis Paukstadt, Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 1997 from the island of Flores [remarks: and the island of Alor], Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia. Although the male adults of the Philippine populations are in average large than those from other locations, the male genitalia are considerable smaller than those of the population from Sumatra. Further studies with more material from different locations are necessary prior the drawn of any conclusions.