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Paukstadt, Ulrich, Ulrich Brosch & Laela H. Paukstadt (1999 [December 28]):  Antheraea (Antheraea) schroederi n. sp., eine neue Saturniide von den Philippinen (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). – galathea - Berichte des Kreises Nürnberger Entomologen e. V. (Nürnberg); Supplement 6: pp. 3–12; 4 figs. phot.col.
Diese Abhandlung zur Kenntnis südostasiatischer Seidenspinner basiert auf Untersuchungen an der Gattung Antheraea Hübner, 1819 ("1816"). Taxonomische Veränderungen und Beschreibungen neuer Taxa werden vor Vollendung der Gattungsmonographie von Antheraea (U. Paukstadt, Brosch & L.H. Paukstadt, in Vorbereitung) vorab publiziert.
In der vorliegenden Arbeit wird eine neue Art aus dieser Gattung von den Philippinen beschrieben. Antheraea (Antheraea) schroederi n. sp. ist eine endemische philippinische Art der frithi-Untergruppe (sensu Nässig 1991) der mylitta/frithi-Gruppe.
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Antheraea (Antheraea) schroederi n. sp.
The contribution on the knowledge of the Southeast Asian wild silk moths (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) is a result of the studies on the genus Antheraea Hübner, 1819 ("1816"). Taxonomic changes and descriptions of new taxa of the oak silk moths were published prior to the completion of a monograph on this genus, which is in preparation: ‘U. Paukstadt, Brosch & L.H. Paukstadt: An introduction to the genusAntheraea Hübner, 1819 ("1816")’.
A new species of the genus Antheraea is described from the Philippines: Antheraea (Antheraea) schroederi n. sp. The new species represents a taxon of the subgenus Antheraea Hübner, 1819 ("1816") and belongs to the platessa-complex of the frithi-subgroup (sensu Nässig 1991) of the mylitta/frithi-group. A. (A.) schroederi n. sp. is known from the Philippine islands Luzon, Negros, Panay, Mindanao, Samar, and Leyte. Only a few altitudinal records are provided, which range from ca. 50 to ca. 2000 m (cf. Nässig & Treadaway 1998). The adults are on the wings in all months with no considerable peak. The new species is considered to be an endemic of the Philippines (likely except Palawan due to zoogeographical reasons); thus far there are no records of a taxon of the platessa-complex known for the island of Palawan.
The male and the female adults of A. (A.) schroederi n. sp., as well as the male genitalia structures are described, figured and compared to those of the closely related A. (A.) platessa W. Rothschild, 1903 from the continental Asia and the Greater Sunda Islands, Indonesia. The preimaginal instars of A. (A.) schroederi n. sp. remain unknow. Nothing is known on the biology and ecology thus far.
A. (A.) schroederi n. sp. is closely related to the continental Asian A. (A.) platessa but clearly distinguishable in the male ocelli, which are usally with a hyaline center in the new species and filled in all other populations from continental Asia and the Greater Sunda Islands. A. (A.) schroederi n. sp. is in some aspects similar A. (A.) ranakaensis U. Paukstadt, L.H. Paukstadt & Suhardjono, 1997 from the island of Flores, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia. Although the male imagines of the Philippine populations are in average large than those from other locations, the male genitalia are considerable smaller than those of the population from Sumatra. Further studies with more material from different locations are necessary prior the drawn of any conclusions.
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Antheraea (Antheraea) schroederi n. sp.
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Lepidoptera, Saturniidae, Antheraea, schroederi, new species, Philippines.
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