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Ulrich PAUKSTADT & Laela Hayati PAUKSTADT


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Paukstadt, U., Paukstadt, L. H. & Suhardjono, Y. R. (2002): Samia kikibudiamini n. sp., eine neue Saturniide von der Insel Alor, Indonesien (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Galathea - Berichte des Kreises Nürnberger Entomologen eV (Nürnberg), Supplement 12: pp. 3-11; col.-pl. with 4 figs., 8 b/w-figs.

Summary: Samia kikibudiamini sp. nov., a new wild silkmoth from the island of Alor, Indonesia is described (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - A new species of the genus Samia Hübner, 1819 ("1816") (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) is described from the island of Alor, Indonesia: Samia kikibudiamini sp. nov. The new species is clearly distinct from the related S. yayukae U. Paukstadt, Peigler & L. H. Paukstadt, 1993 from the island of Flores, Indonesia. Thus far only a little is known on the distribution, biology and ecology of the new species. Records are from primary forests from about 920 m altitude on the island of Alor. The populations from Timor, which were preliminary placed to S. yayukae by U. Paukstadt & L. H. Paukstadt (1993) are presently considered being conspecific with S. kikibudiamini sp. nov. and not with S. yayukae. The latter therefore remains only known from Flores thus far. The populations from the islands of Timor and Alor are morphologically not distinguishable, while those from the island of Flores are clearly distinct to those from Timor and Alor. The male adults from Alor and Flores show different approaching times to light sources, sorry no records are present for specimens from Timor. The preimaginal instars of S. yayukae from Flores and of S. kikibudiamini sp. nov. from Alor remain unknown. The preimaginal instars of the populations from Timor were described and figured by U. Paukstadt & L. H. Paukstadt (1993). The female of S. kikibudiamini sp. nov. from Alor remains unknown. Male adults of S. kikibudiamini sp. nov. from Alor are compared to those of S. yayukae from Flores and to those of Samia from Timor. No considerable differences in the ground coloration of the adults from Flores, Alor and Timor are present. Male adults of S. kikibudiamini sp. nov. and the populations from Timor are generally smaller than those of S. yayukae from Flores. In S. yayukae from Flores the postmedian lines in forewings and hindwings are always much more curved, which is caused by the ocelli touching or intersecting the postmedian line. In S. kikibudiamini sp. nov. and in the populations from Timor the shape of the hindwing ocelli is clearly different from those of S. yayukae from Flores, and the male antennae are smaller in S. kikibudiamini sp. nov. Hyaline areas in the wing ocelli of S. kikibudiamini sp. nov. (Alor) and the populations from Timor are always larger and the ocelli are more curved than in S. yayukae from Flores. In the absence of females from Alor, we are unable to describe and compare. The male genitalia structures of S. kikibudiamini sp. nov. are described, figured and compared to those of S. yayukae from Flores and to those of Samia from Timor. The structures of the valves in S. yayukae (Flores) are clearly distinct to those of S. kikibudiamini sp. nov. (Alor) and the populations from Timor.