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Paukstadt, U., & Paukstadt, L. H. (2002): Beitrag zur Kenntnis von Antheraea (A.) raffrayi Bouvier, 1928 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Galathea - Berichte des Kreises Nürnberger Entomologen eV (Nürnberg), Supplement 12: pp. 65-69; col.-fig. p. [77] fig. 6.

Summary: Contribution to knowledge of Antheraea (A.) raffrayi Bouvier, 1928 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Antheraea (Antheraea) raffrayi Bouvier, 1928 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) represents a taxon of the frithi-subgroup (sensu Nässig 1991) of the mylitta/frithi-group (sensu U. Paukstadt, Brosch & L. H. Paukstadt 1999). A. raffrayi is a member of the platessa-complex (sensu U. Paukstadt, Brosch & L. H. Paukstadt 1999), which ranges from northeastern India (scattered records only) to southern China, the Andaman Islands, and Southeast Asia, which includes the Philippines and some islands of the Indonesian Archipelago (the islands of Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sumbawa, Flores, and Alor). From the island of Sulawesi only two records are known thus far. Specimens of the platessa-complex were never recorded from the Moluccas. Presently the following taxa are recognized in the platessa-complex, those are A. platessa platessa W. Rothschild, 1903 (Southeast Asian mainland, Borneo and Sumatra; the status of the populations from Borneo needs further investigation) with the presently recognized junior synonym fusca W. Rothschild, 1903 (Borneo) and the nomen nudum dempoensis Toxopeus (Sumatra), A. platessa ornata Bouvier, 1929 (southern China and Vietnam) with unclear status and the likely junior synonym yunnanensis Chu & Wang, 1993 (Yunnan, China), which presently is considered being a species inquirenda within the oriental subgenus Antheraeopsis Wood-Mason, 1886, A. andamana Moore, 1877 (Andaman Islands), A. cernyi Brechlin, 2002 (Andaman Islands) which was described after a male singleton, further studies on the status are needed, A. raffrayi Bouvier, 1928 (Java and Bali), A. sumbawaensis Brechlin, 2000 (Sumbawa) with unclear status, A. ranakaensis U. Paukstadt, L. H. Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 1997 (Flores, Alor), and A. schroederi U. Paukstadt, Brosch & L. H. Paukstadt, 1999 (Philippines). In the present contribution on knowledge to A. raffrayi some important contributions on taxa of the platessa-complex are compiled. For the first time the preimaginal instars of A. platessa from Borneo were described and figured in color by L. H. Paukstadt & U. Paukstadt (1999), and those of A. raffrayi from Bali were described and figured for the first time in color by L. H. Paukstadt & U. Paukstadt (2000), the preimaginal instars of remaining taxa or populations in the platessa-complex are occasionally known as well, but descriptions are lacking (e.g. A. raffrayi from West Java, L. H. Paukstadt & U. Paukstadt, unpublished). The male of A. raffrayi was first figured by Leefmans (1930) erroneously under the name of A. mylittoides Bouvier, 1928, though A. mylittoides was originally described from Sumatra. U. Paukstadt, L. H. Paukstadt & Brosch (1999) figured the paralectotype of A. frithi javanensis Bouvier, 1928, which is preserved in the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Paris) and obviously represents the unknown female of A. raffrayi, which was described in the same contribution by Bouvier (1928). A further female of A. raffrayi (Bali) was accidently figured in a life-history under the name "Antheraea (Antheraea) sp. (probably jana (Stoll, 1782), brown female no. 2" by Naumann & Nässig (2000), col.-pl. A fig. 1 (female "no. 2"). The females of the platessa-complex from the island of Java and Bali are compared to those from other regions. A rare yellowish color morph of a male adult of A. raffrayi from Bali is described and figured for the first time (cf. p. 77 fig. 6 in this Supplement). This publication based on extensive material in coll. L. H. Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven, Germany). No taxonomic conclusions are drawn.