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Paukstadt, U. & Paukstadt, L. H. (2000): Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Verbreitung von Attacus inopinatus Jurriaanse & Lindemans, 1920 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Galathea - Berichte des Kreises Nürnberger Entomologen eV (Nürnberg), Suppl. 7: pp. 19-21.

Summary: Contribution to knowledge the geographical range of Attacus inopinatus Jurriaanse & Lindemans, 1920 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Attacus inopinatus Jurriaanse & Lindemans, 1920 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) is an Indonesian species of the tribus Attacini Blanchard, 1840. Thus far A. inopinatus was only known from the islands of Flores (several male and female specimens preserved in coll. L. H. Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven, Germany)) and the island of Sumba (a single pair is preserved in coll. L. H. Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven, Germany)), eastern Lesser Sunda Islands. The easternmost boundary of the distribution of A. inopinatus is considered being still poorly known. Thus far there are no reliable records of A. inopinatus from the island of Timor, eastern Lesser Sunda Islands, and the smaller islands off the northern coast of Timor [remarks: this taxon is replaced by Attacus suparmani U. Paukstadt & L. H. Paukstadt, 2002 on the island of Alor, off the northern coast of Timor]. The westernmost boundary of the distribution of A. inopinatus is considered being well determined. A. inopinatus was reported from the island of Sumbawa, western Lesser Sunda Islands, by Dr. R. Brechlin (Pasewalk, Germany) (pers. comm., specimens in coll. Brechlin (Pasewalk)). Further records are from the island of Lombok, western Lesser Sunda Islands. A male singleton of A. inopinatus was recently collected by U. Paukstadt (in coll. L. H. Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven, Germany)) on the island of Lombok, northern slope of Mt. Rinjani (3726 m), 510 m altitude, 7th of January, 2000; some additional specimens of A. inopinatus were collected by local people on the island of Lombok, Baun Pussuk, 285 m, in February and March 2000. The island of Lombok most likely represents the westernmost distribution of A. inopinatus on the Lesser Sunda Islands. U. Paukstadt et al. (1994) reported A. atlas (Linnaeus, 1758) from the island of Sumbawa. Thus far there are no records of A. atlas from the island of Lombok and no further records of this species are from the island of Sumbawa. Presently we believe that specimens of A. atlas in coll. L. H. Paukstadt from the island of Sumbawa might be mislabeled. The Lombok Strait, through which the Wallace line extends, might be the natural boundary for both species, the western species A. atlas and the eastern species A. inopinatus. Further studies on the distribution of A. inopinatus and A. atlas are necessary. [remarks: the genera Attacus and Archaeoattacus in coll. L. H. Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven, Germany) are now preserved in coll. Museum Witt (Munich, Germany), only some recently received material of this genera is newly preserved in coll. L. H. Paukstadt].