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Ulrich PAUKSTADT & Laela Hayati PAUKSTADT


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Paukstadt, U. & Paukstadt, L. H. (2000): Bericht über eine Genitalmutation bei Actias maenas Doubleday, 1847 von Thailand (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Galathea - Berichte des Kreises Nürnberger Entomologen eV (Nürnberg), Suppl. 7: pp. 35-36; 2 figs.

Summary: Description of an abnormality in the male genitalia of Actias maenas Doubleday, 1847 from Thailand (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - This contribution to knowledge the wild silkmoths particularly deals with a remarkable abnormality in the male genitalia structures of Actias maenas Doubleday, 1847 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) from Thailand. When dissecting large series of male genitalia of A. maenas an unique abnormality was found (genitalia slide U. Paukstadt no. 0084). The uncus of the genitalia was found being doubly. One uncus is in normal shape as in other specimens of this taxon, while the additional uncus shows fused apices. Because only little is known on the variability of the male genitalia structures in A. maenas and related taxa and nothing is known on abnormalities thus far, we herewith intend to present the abnormality. The male genitalia structures are figured.