List of Entomological Publications (Autobibliographie)
Ulrich PAUKSTADT & Laela Hayati PAUKSTADT
Paukstadt, U. & Paukstadt, L. H. (2001): Beobachtungen zu Generationsfolgen bei den Saturniidae Indonesiens (Lepidoptera). - Galathea - Berichte des Kreises Nürnberger Entomologen eV (Nürnberg), Suppl. 10: pp. 56-57.
Summary: Observations on life-cycles of Indonesian wild silkmoths (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - During the months of June and July 2001 an entomological expedition was carried out by the authors to continue their studies on the biology and ecology of Indonesian Saturniidae (Lepidoptera). During the dry season the islands of Java, Bali, Lombok, and Sumbawa were visited and Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) collected at light sources. Because the caughts of Saturniidae exceed all expectations, the authors herewith give some comments on the likely life-cycles of Heterocera in seasonal monsoon areas. It was observed that Saturniidae are generally rare specimens at light. No considerable differences were observed in the number of specimens, which came to light during the wet and the dry seasons in areas with intact (primary) rain forests. In areas with a dry and hot local climate due to the absence of extensive forests usually only a few Saturniidae came to light. Even during the dry season remaining intact rain forests on the Lesser Sunda Islands were found almost wet with a high amount of condensation of water during the night. Volcanoes like the Rinjani on the island of Lombok, the Tambora on the island of Sumbawa, the Ranaka on the island of Flores, and the Mutis on the island of Timor represent reservoirs for rain water as long as extensive logging remains restricted. Specimens which inhabit rain forests therefore are considered not being on the wing in the wet season only, but are able to reproduce during the dry season too. Multivoltine life-cycles are considered being locally present in intact rain forests even in areas with a distinct dry season like on the islands of Flores and Timor with an everage of 2 mm rain for the months of July and August.