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Paukstadt, U. & Paukstadt, L. H. (2000): Die Beschreibung des unbekannten Weibchens von Samia yayukae U. Paukstadt, Peigler & L. H. Paukstadt, 1993 vom Typenfundort (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Galathea - Berichte des Kreises Nürnberger Entomologen eV (Nürnberg), Suppl. 7: pp. 3-6; 2 figs.

Summary: The description of the hitherto unknown female of Samia yayukae U. Paukstadt, Peigler & L. H. Paukstadt, 1993 from the type locality (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Samia yayukae U. Paukstadt, Peigler & L. H. Paukstadt, 1993 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Attacini) is only known from the islands of Flores and Timor [recte: the population from Timor is presently placed to Samia kikibudiamini U. Paukstadt, L. H. Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 2002], eastern Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia. Thus far there are no reports of the genus Samia Hübner, 1819 ("1816") from the island of Sumba, eastern Lesser Sunda Islands, as well as from the western Lesser Sunda Islands Sumbawa and Lombok. Male and female specimens of S. yayukae from Timor [recte Samia kikibudiamini] were figured in color by U. Paukstadt & L. H. Paukstadt (1998) and by Peigler & Wang (1996). The preimaginal instars of the population from Timor [recte Samia kikibudiamini] were described and figured in color by U. Paukstadt & L. H. Paukstadt (1993, 1996) and Peigler & Wang (1996). Only a little is known on S. yayukae from the island of Flores. The preimaginal instars remain unknown. After seven years of intensive collecting on the island of Flores, two females came to light in western Flores, Desa Dusun, Ruteng env., ca. 800 m altitude, October 1998. There are only this two females of S. yayukae from the island of Flores known thus far, which are both preserved in coll. L. H. Paukstadt, Wilhelmshaven. The hitherto unknown female of Samia yayukae from the island of Flores is described and figured in color for the first time.

Description of the female:
Length of forewings 69-73 mm (n = 2). Length and largest width of antennae 11.0/3.5, length of longest rami 2.0 mm. Length of ocelli in fore- and hindwings 14.5-16/9.5 mm; the translucent area is tiny covered with white scales. Eyespot 4.8-5.5 by 3.7-4.3 mm in diameter, with yellowish scales in center. In fore- and hindwings antemedian and median areas brown colored; postmedian areas brown colored and covered with ochre scales. Antemedian line white, postmedian line broad white with a smaller reddish line in center. Ocelli long as in other taxa of this genus. The undersides of fore- and hindwings are similar the uppersides, except the missing antemedian lines, postmedian areas are covered with white scales. The females are similar those from Timor, except the coloration which is less intensive. This might be caused because specimens from Timor emerged from collected or reared cocoons (in ex pupa quality) and specimens from Flores were caught in the wild. [recte: The populations from Timor were placed to the new taxon Samia kikibudiamini at a later date after specimens from the island of Alor, off the northern coast of Timor were collected. Specimens from Alor were found being distict to those from Flores but similar those from Timor.]