The Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) of Vietnam.
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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 Nässig, W. A. (1994): Vorläufige Anmerkungen zur Saturniiden- und Brahmaeidenfauna von Vietnam mit Neubeschreibungen (Lepidoptera). - Nachrichten Entomologischer Verein Apollo (Frankfurt am Main), N.F.15 (3): pp. 339-358, 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: webmaster@wildsilkmoth-paukstadt.de). The check list is updated frequently. Presently 42 taxa of 12 genera of the family Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) are recorded for Vietnam (the status of some taxa needs revision). 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 canningi Hutton, 1859
  4. Samia kohlli Naumann & Peigler, 2001
  5. Samia wangi Naumann & Peigler, 2001



Tribe Saturniini Boisduval, 1837 ("1834")

Genus Rhodinia Staudinger, 1892
  6. Rhodinia grigauti Le Moult, 1933 (unclear status)
  7. Rhodinia rudloffi Brechlin, 2001

Genus Saturnia Schrank, 1802

Subgenus Saturnia Schrank, 1802
  8. Saturnia (Saturnia) pyretorum Westwood, 1847
Subgenus Rinaca Walker, 1855
  9. Saturnia (Rinaca) simla (Westwood, 1847)
10. Saturnia (Rinaca) thibeta (Westwood, 1853)
11. Saturnia (Rinaca) cachara (Moore, 1872)
      S. (R.) microcaligula Nässig, 1994 [junior synonym of cachara (Moore, 1872)]
12. Saturnia (Rinaca) lesoudieri (Le Moult, 1933)
13. Saturnia (Rinaca) naumanni Brechlin, 2001


Genus Actias Leach in Leach & Nodder, 1815
14. Actias selene (Hübner, "1806-1823")
15. Actias maenas (Doubleday, 1847)
16. Actias sinensis Walker, 1855
17. Actias dubernardi (Oberthür, 1897)
18. Actias rhodopneuma Röber, 1925
19. Actias chapae Mell, 1950
20. Actias australovietnama Brechlin, 2000


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

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

21. Antheraea (A.) larissoides Bouvier, 1928 (unclear status)
22. Antheraea (A.) frithi Moore, 1858
      Antheraea (A.) frithi tonkinensis Bouvier, 1936 (unclear status)
23. Antheraea (A.) platessa W. Rothschild, 1903
      Antheraea (A.) platessa ornata Bouvier, 1929 (unclear status)
24. Antheraea (A.) pedunculata Bouvier, 1936 (unclear status)
pernyi-group (sensu Nässig, 1991)
25. Antheraea (A.) pernyi (Guérin-Méneville, 1855) (unclear status)
helferi-group (sensu Nässig, 1991)
26. Antheraea (A.) yamamai titan Mell, 1958 (status needs investigated)
Subgenus Antheraeopsis Wood-Mason, 1886
youngi-group (sensu Nässig 1991)
27. Antheraea (Ao.) chengtuana Watson, 1923
castanea-group (sensu U. Paukstadt, L. H. Paukstadt & Brosch 1998)
28. Antheraea (Ao.) mezops Bryk, 1944


Genus Loepa Moore, 1859
29. Loepa miranda Atkinson in Moore, 1865
30. Loepa sikkima Atkinson in Moore, 1866 ("1865")
31. Loepa anthera Jordan, 1911
32. Loepa diversiocellata Bryck, 1944
33. Loepa roseomarginata Brechlin, 1997

Genus Lemaireia Nässig & Holloway in Holloway, 1987
34. Lemaireia luteopeplus aureopeplus Nässig & Holloway, 1988
35. Lemaireia inexspectata Nässig, 1996


Genus Cricula Walker, 1855
36. Cricula trifenestrata (Helfer, 1837)
37. Cricula jordani Bryk, 1944
38. Cricula vietnama Brechlin, Nässig & Naumann, 1999

Genus Solus Watson, 1913
39. Solus parvifenestratus Bryk, 1944
      Solus parvifenestratus sinjaevi Nässig, 1994



Subfamily Salassinae Michener, 1949

Genus Salassa Moore, 1859

40. Salassa tonkiniana Le Moult, 1933
41. Salassa lemaii Le Moult, 1933
42. Salassa fansipana Brechlin, 1997


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