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Paukstadt, U. & Paukstadt, L. H. (2001): Beobachtungen zu Aktivitätsphasen indonesischer Saturniiden (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Galathea - Berichte des Kreises Nürnberger Entomologen eV (Nürnberg), Suppl. 10: pp. 3-16; 45 figs.

Summary: Additional to our preliminary studies on approaching times of some selected Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) to light traps, fitted with black light and/or mercury tungsten blended lamps (cf. U. Paukstadt & L. H. Paukstadt 2000) further field observations in Indonesia were made. Precise approaching times were recorded on the islands of Flores and Sumba, eastern Lesser Sunda Islands (Eastern Nusa Tenggara Province, NTT), Bali (Bali Province), Lombok and Sumbawa (Western Nusa Tenggara Province, NTB), Borneo (West Kalimantan Province), and on the island of Java (West Java Province, Banten Province). Our preliminary results on the observations are demonstrated on several tables and discussed in detail. In some taxa the very few data still might be not sufficient for comparisons but might show tendencies to species-specific behaviors of the adults. Mostly all observed taxa came to light within a small span of time with a clear peak, and even both sexes of the same taxon often show different approaching times. 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 were made. Furthermore the times of sunrise and/or sunset, as well as the visibility of the moon were not taken into account. Seasonal differences in the times of sunrise and sunset are small in countries close to the equator. Our studies are continued and additional observations and results are presented in a final contribution. Finally we have to point out that the observed approaching times solely indicating that the specimens in question are on the wings during the observed span of time. It is known that most of the Heterocera come to light but the reason why they come to light is not investigated thus far. Further reports on this matter are published when more records become available.