List of Entomological Publications (Autobibliographie)
Ulrich PAUKSTADT & Laela Hayati PAUKSTADT
Paukstadt, U. & Paukstadt, L. H. (2000): Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Biologie einiger südostasiatischer Heteroceren (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae und Brahmaeidae). - Galathea - Berichte des Kreises Nürnberger Entomologen eV (Nürnberg), Suppl. 7: pp. 22-34; 46 figs.
Summary: Contribution on the biology of some selected Southeast Asian Heterocera (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae & Brahmaeidae). - Only a little is known on the biology and ecology of Southeast Asian Saturniidae and Brahmaeidae (Lepidoptera). In 1995 we commenced collecting accurate data on the approaching times of Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) to light traps (black light and/or mercury tungsten blended lamps). Precise approaching times were recorded by us in Indonesia in different geographically and altitudinally locations under different weather situations. During recent years some further data were supplied by friends and local collectors in Indonesia and the Philippines. In this first contribution our preliminary results are demonstrated on several tables and discussed in detail. In some taxa the very few data are not sufficient for comparisons but might show tendencies to species-specific behaviors.
The data which are presented in this contribution are as accurate as necessary for this preliminary studies and comparisons. No altitudinal and/or longitudinal corrections to the observed approaching times are made, furthermore times of sunrise and/or sunset are not taken into account because differences during the year are small in countries close to the equator. Further studies on approaching (=flying) times are carried out by us and will be published if quantitatively more data are available. We found that most of the taxa of the Saturniidae, which were observed in the wild, obviously show species-specific behaviors concerning the spaces of time in which they are on the wing. Some taxa came to light only in the early evening just after sunset, other taxa only in the morning just before sunrise. Mostly all taxa approached with clear peaks at different times. Even both sexes of the same taxon often show different flight periodes. Thus far there are only two observations of a single taxon of the family Brahmaeidae available. Both specimens came to light just after sunset. More data are urgently necessary for further studies.