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Beitrag zur Kenntnis von Neodiphthera ceramensis (Bouvier, 1928) von Seram, Molukken (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2018
Authors:Paukstadt, U, Paukstadt, LH
Journal:Beiträge zur Kenntnis der wilden Seidenspinner
Volume:16
Issue:6
Start Page:210
Pagination:210-216
Date Published:08/2018
ISSN:1612-2674
Keywords:FLIGHT PERIOD, INDONESIA, NEODIPHTHERA, SATURNIIDAE, SERAM
Abstract:

"Neodiphthera ceramensis (Bouvier, 1928) (Opodiphthera) is a species of the Papuan-Australian fauna (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) actually. The western distribution of the genus Neodiphthera Fletcher in Fletcher & Nye, 1982 extends to some islands of the Moluccas, Indonesia and overlaps in the Moluccas with species of the Oriental Region. During our entomological expedition recently carried out to the island of Seram, Moluccas, Indonesia some observations on the circadian flight times of N. ceramensis were recorded in the field, cf. Paukstadt & Paukstadt (2018). The data received will be evaluated in this contribution. Males of N. ceramensis were observed being on the wings (approaches to light traps) in the early night from about 15 minutes until 60 minutes after sunset while the females are on the wings during all the night. The approaches to light traps were primarily weather dependent. Other influences on the circadian flight times of this taxon could be present."

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