The Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) of East Timor.
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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 Paukstadt, U. & Paukstadt, L. H. (1998): Die wilden Seidenspinner der östlichen Kleinen Sundainseln; Indonesien - eine Übersicht der bisherigen Ergebnisse unserer entomologischen Reisen (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - galathea - Berichte des Kreises Nürnberger Entomologen e.V. (Nürnberg), Supplement 4: 34 pp.; 2 col.-pls., 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 were 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: The check list is updated frequently. Presently 2 taxa of 2 genera of the family Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) are recorded for East Timor. 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 dohertyi W. Rothschild, 1895

Tribe Saturniini Boisduval, 1837 ("1834")

Genus Actias Leach in Leach & Nodder, 1815

  2. Actias groenendaeli Roepke, 1954

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