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Ulrich PAUKSTADT & Laela Hayati PAUKSTADT


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Paukstadt, U., Paukstadt, L. H. & Brosch, U. (1999): Antheraea (Antheraea) steinkeorum n. sp., eine neue Saturniide von Südostasien (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Galathea - Berichte des Kreises Nürnberger Entomologen eV (Nürnberg), Suppl. 6: pp. 81-89; col.-pl. with 4 figs.

Summary: Antheraea (Antheraea) steinkeorum sp. nov., a new wild silkmoth from Southeast Asia (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - The following contribution to knowledge the Southeast Asian wild silkmoths (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) is a result of our intensive studies on the genus Antheraea Hübner, 1819 ("1816"). We decided to publish taxonomic changes and descriptions of new taxa of the genus Antheraea (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 is described from continental Southeast Asia: Antheraea (Antheraea) steinkeorum sp. nov. The new taxon represents a taxon is placed in the subgenus Antheraea Hübner, 1819 ("1816") and belongs to the frithi-subgroup (sensu Nässig 1991) of the mylitta/frithi-group (sensu U. Paukstadt, Brosch & L. H. Paukstadt 1999). A. steinkeorum sp. nov. is known from southeastern Myanmar and southern Thailand. A similar taxon with unknown status is from Laos. No altitudinal records are given. The adults are on the wings from April till August and in October with main flight periodes in April, July and October. The new species probably is an endemic of the lower mountain ranges of Southeast Myanmar and Southern Thailand, where it is sympatric with the common A. frithi Moore, 1859. The closest relative might be A. ulrichbroschi Paukstadt & Paukstadt, 1999 from Peninsular Malaysia, and A. sumatrana Niepelt, 1926 with its junior synonyms A. prelarissa Bouvier, 1928 and A. mylittoides Bouvier, 1928. The male and the female adults, as well as the male genitalia structures of steinkeorum sp. nov. are described, figured and compared to those of the closely related A. frithi from Myanmar and Thailand and A. ulrichbroschi from Peninsular Malaysia. A. platessa ornata Bouvier, 1929 (the taxonomic status of ornata needs revision) and A. platessa platessa W. Rothschild, 1903 are similar to steinkeorum sp. nov. but clearly distinguishable in the more falcate forewing apex. From A. ulrichbroschi the new species is distinguishable in the coloration. The genitalia structures are similar to those of other taxa in the frithi-subgroup. The preimaginal instars of A. steinkeorum sp. nov. remain unknow. Nothing is known on the biology and ecology of steinkeorum thus far.