The Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) of Thailand.
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Introduction: The following check list was compiled from literature and specimens in the Collection L. H. Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven, Germany). The check list mainly based on the contribution by Pinratana, Bro. A. & Lampe, R. E. J. (1990): Moths of Thailand, Vol. I, Saturniidae. - Bosco Offset (Bangkok): v + 47 pp., 44 col.-pls., 1 map, 2 b/w-pls., b/w text-figs. (line drawings), and was updated with other related contributions published at a later date. Specimens figured herein are preserved in the Collection Laela H. Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven, Germany), if not otherwise stated. Digital pictures taken by Ulrich Paukstadt (Wilhelmshaven, Germany), if not otherwise stated. The check list might be not free of any errors in determinations, spelling of names, authors, publication years, and/or incomplete. Any hints, proposals, and/or corrections are highly wellcome and may be send to the webmaster (e-mail: webmaster@wildsilkmoth-paukstadt.de). The check list is updated frequently. Presently 34 taxa of 11 genera of the family Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) are recorded for Thailand. Those are:



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Superfamily Bombycoidea Latreille, 1802
Family Saturniidae Boisduval, 1837 ("1834")
Subfamily Saturniinae Boisduval, 1837 ("1834")



Tribe Attacini Blanchard, 1840

Genus Attacus Linnaeus, 1767

  1. Attacus atlas (Linnaeus, 1758)

Genus Archaeoattacus Watson, 1914
  2. Archaeoattacus edwardsii (White, 1859)

Genus Samia Hübner, 1819 ("1816")
  3. Samia ricini (Iones, 1791)
  4. Samia canningi Hutton, 1859
  5. Samia kohlli Naumann & Peigler, 2001



Tribe Saturniini Boisduval, 1837 ("1834")

Genus Rhodinia Staudinger in Romanoff, 1892
  6. Rhodinia newara (Moore, 1872)

Genus Saturnia Schrank, 1802
  7. Saturnia (Saturnia) pinratanai Lampe, 1989
  8. Saturnia (Rinaca) simla (Westwood, 1847)
  9. Saturnia (Rinaca) thibeta (Westwood, 1853)
10. Saturnia (Rinaca) cachara (Moore, 1872)
11. Saturnia (Rinaca) lesoudieri (Le Moult, 1933)


Genus Actias Leach in Leach & Nodder, 1815
12. Actias selene (Hübner, "1806-1823")
13. Actias maenas Doubleday, 1847
14. Actias sinensis Walker, 1855
      Actias sinensis heterogyna Mell, 1914
(status needs revised)
15. Actias rhodopneuma Röber, 1925

Genus Antheraea Hübner, 1819 ("1816")
Subgenus Antheraea Hübner, 1819 ("1816")

mylitta/frithi-group (sensu U. Paukstadt et al., 1999)
frithi-subgroup (sensu Nässig, 1991)

16. Antheraea (A.) larissa (Westwood, 1847)
      Antheraea (A.) larissa ridlyi Moore, 1892

17. Antheraea (A.) frithi Moore, 1859
18. Antheraea (A.) platessa W. Rothschild, 1903
19. Antheraea (A.) gschwandneri Niepelt, 1918 (status of the continental populations needs confirmation)
      Antheraea myanmarensis U.Paukstadt, L.H.Paukstadt & Brosch, 1998 [junior synonym of A. gschwandneri].
20. Antheraea (A.) pedunculata Bouvier, 1936 (status needs revised)
21. Antheraea (A.) steinkeorum U. Paukstadt, Brosch & L. H. Paukstadt, 1999
rosieri-group (sensu Nässig, 1991)
22. Antheraea (A.) rosieri (Toxopeus, 1940)
pernyi-group (sensu Nässig, 1991)
23. Antheraea (A.) roylii Moore, 1859
24. Antheraea (A.) lampei Nässig & Holloway, 1989
helferi-group (sensu Nässig, 1991)
25. Antheraea (A.) helferi Moore, 1859
Subgenus Antheraeopsis Wood-Mason, 1886
26. Antheraea (Ao.) youngi Watson, 1915

Genus Loepa Moore, 1859
27. Loepa miranda Atkinson in Moore, 1865
28. Loepa sikkima Atkinson in Moore, 1866 ("1865")
29. Loepa diversiocellata Bryk, 1944


Genus Lemaireia Nässig & Holloway in Holloway, 1987
30. Lemaireia luteopeplus aureopeplus Nässig & Holloway, 1988

Genus Cricula Walker, 1855
31. Cricula trifenestrata (Helfer, 1837)
32. Cricula jordani Bryk, 1944



Subfamily Salassinae Michener, 1949
Tribe Salassini Michener, 1949

Genus Salassa Moore, 1859

33. Salassa thespis Leech, 1890 (status needs revised)
34. Salassa lemaii Le Moult, 1933

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