Ernst.Neering at STAFF.TPE.WAU.NL
Fri Nov 28 00:44:42 EST 1997
This is directed to Jurgen Ziesmann, whose mail-address I cannot find
Beside the references given you by James Adams and Roger Kendrick, I found
two more in Biological Abstracts Vol. 102, Iss. 10, Ref. 148140 and 148141:
The Saturniidae of Sumatra (Lepidoptera).
by Nassig, W.A.; Lampe, R.E.J.; Kager, S. (Entomol. II, Forschungsinst.
Senckenberg, Senckenberganlange 25, D-60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
Published in: Heterocera Sumatrana 10: 3-110 in 1996
The Saturniidae of Sumatra, Appendix I: The preimaginal instars of some
Sumatran and South East Asian species of Saturniidae, including general notes
on the genus Antheraea (Lepidoptera).
Published by same authors in: Heterocera Sumatrana 10: 111-170
The combined abstracts are:
The fauna of Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) of the Indonesian island of Sumatra
and surrounding smaller islands is described. 24 species are known. In
addition, Antheraea billitonensis Moore, 1878 is listed for the island of
Belitung. The work is based on the extensive collecting of E. W. Diehl and
other members of the HSS, as well as on literature records and some museum
and private collections. The lectotype of Attacus staudingeri Rothschild,
1895 is designated, deposited in Zoologisches Museum der
Humboldt-Universitat, Berlin. All other taxonomic changes which became
necessary during the preparation of the present work were published in
advance elsewhere. All species of Saturniidae known from Sumatra thus far
belong to the subfamily Saturniinae. The tribe Attacini is represented by
three genera with one species each: Attacus Linnaeus, 1767, Archaeoattacus
Watson, 1914, and Samia Huebner, (1819). The tribe Satumiini is represented
by two species of Actias Leach, 1815, three species of Cricula Walker, 1855,
eleven (plus one from Belitung) species of Antheraea Huebner, (1819), three
species of Loepa Moore, and two species of Lemaireia Nassig & Holloway, 1987.
In Appendix I, all information about the preimaginal morphology and
life-histories of Sumatran Saturniidae available from literature and own
rearing experiments is compiled. The data are completed by rearing reports of
species known from Sumatra, of which the livestock originated in other areas.
Of the 24 saturniid species known from Sumatra, 11 complete life-histories
(including colour illustrations or larvae) plus partial information on some
other species are presented. For most of the genera, general data as well as
specific information about additional species is provided in the text for
intrageneric comparison. Complete life-histories are given of the following
Sumatran species: Attacus atlas, Samia insularis vaneeckei, Actias maenas
diana, Cricula trifenestrata javana, several Antheraea spp. and Loepa
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