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Ulrich PAUKSTADT & Laela Hayati PAUKSTADT


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Paukstadt, U. & Paukstadt, L. H. (2004): Beitrag zur intraspezifischen Variabilität bei Attacus suparmani Paukstadt & Paukstadt, 2002 von Alor, Indonesien (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Beiträge zur Kenntnis der wilden Seidenspinner (Wilhelmshaven), 2 (2): pp. 69-86; 4 tables, 9 b/w-figs., 2 col.-pls. with 6 figs., 1 col.-fig.


Contribution on the intraspecific variability of Attacus suparmani PAUKSTADT & PAUKSTADT, 2002 from the island of Alor, Indonesia (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae).

Summary: This contribution to knowledge the wild silkmoths of Indonesia deals with the variability of the male and female adults of Attacus suparmani PAUKSTADT & PAUKSTADT, 2002 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) from the arid island of Alor, eastern Lesser Sunda Islands. A. suparmani is a member of the tribus Attacini BLANCHARD, 1840 and only known from a few locations on the island of Alor, the eastern and western limits of its range remain unknown. Not much is known on the intraspecific variability of the adults and the larval instars remain unknown thus far. For the following contribution the wing pattern and the number of accessory fenestrae of 142 male and 61 female adults, which were collected in the wild, were examined. The female adults are considered being highly variable moths. The variability of suparmani is compared to other taxa of the genus Attacus LINNAEUS, 1767, which are distributed in Indonesia. Those are A. dohertyi W. ROTHSCHILD, 1895 from Timor, an island south of Alor and A. inopinatus JURRIAANSE & LINDEMANS, 1920 from Flores, an island west of Alor. A. suparmani is compared to A. intermedius JURRIAANSE & LINDEMANS, 1920 from the Babar and Tanimbar Archipelagos, southeasterly of Alor. Comparisons with intermedius are considered being preliminary since not much material of this taxon was available for studies thus far. Our studies on the variability of suparmani revealed that only 4 males (2.8%) and 41 females (67.2%) were found with accessory fenestrae being present (definition cf. Peigler 1989; contrary to Peigler (1989) an accessory fenestra is considered being present if the fenestra is with a hyaline center or at least filled with yellowish scales, but not if only traces of an accessory fenestra remain on the upperside of the wings. Accessory fenestrae on the underside were found being more prominent and in greater number than on the upperside. At least one accessory fenestra on fore- or hindwings, which was traced by black or yellowish scales was present in 23 males (16.3%) and in 30 females (49,2%). In 115 males (81.0%) and in only 7 females (11.5%) accessory fenestrae were totally absent on the uppersides. In male adults the 1st accessory fenestra in the forewing and in the female the 2nd accessory fenestra in the hindwing is more often present than any other accessory fenestra. For more detailed informations on the morphology of the accessory fenestrae and comparisons to other taxa of this genus please confirm the tables and figures within this contribution.