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Paukstadt, U. & Paukstadt, L. H. (2004): Erstnachweis des Genus Attacus Linnaeus, 1765 für das Babar Archipel, Indonesien (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Beiträge zur Kenntnis der wilden Seidenspinner (Wilhelmshaven), 2 (1): pp. 59-62; col.-pl. with 3 figs., 1 map.

First record of the genus Attacus LINNAEUS, 1767 for the Babar Archipelago, Indonesia (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae).

Summary: The wild silkmoth genus Attacus LINNAEUS, 1767 of the tribe Attacini BLANCHARD, 1840 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) is recorded from the islands of Wetan, Babar Archipelago, Moluccas, Indonesia for the first time. Male specimens from the island of Wetan, which is located west off the coast of the nearby main island Babar in Coll. L. H. Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven) were dissected and the genitalia structures compared with those of various Attacus populations from the Eastern Lesser Sunda Islands (islands of Flores, Alor, and Timor), from the Tanimbar Archipelago, the Kai Archipelago, and from Seram. The specimens from the island of Wetan were found being morphologically conspecific with Attacus intermedius JURRIAANSE & LINDEMANS, 1920. This taxon was originally described from the Tanimbar Archipelago, Moluccas. Only specimens from the main island of the Tanimbar Archipelago (Jamdena I.) were known from museum collections and literature thus far, cf. Peigler (1989). U. Paukstadt & L. H. Paukstadt (2003) very recently reported intermedius from the island of Larat, Tanimbar Archipelago for the first time. Presently the record from the island of Larat represents the easternmost distribution of intermedius in the southern Moluccas, while the new record of intermedius for the Babar Archipelago considerable extends the range of intermedius to the west.