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Die Wehrdrüsen der Raupen von Attacus lorquinii C. & R. Felder, 1861 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2020
Authors:U. Paukstadt, Paukstadt L. H.
Journal:Beiträge zur Kenntnis der wilden Seidenspinner
Volume:18
Issue:7
Start Page:306
Pagination:306-312
Date Published:11/2020
Keywords:ATTACUS, DEFENCE, IMMATURE MORPHOLOGY, IMMATURE STAGES, SATURNIIDAE, SCOLI
Abstract:

"The life-history of Attacus lorquinii lorquinii C. & R. FELDER, 1861 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) from Marinduque, Philippines was already described by U. & L. H. Paukstadt (2017). In autumn 2020 A. lorquinii was reared successfully by the authors and further observations on the defensive glands of the larvae were recorded and some pictures were taken. These additional observations and illustrations are intended to supplement our previous contribution on the defensive glands of the larvae of this giant silkmoth. Because of the special morphology of the defensive glands in comparison with those of other species in this genus, we assume that A. lorquinii represents the most plesiomorphic species within the genus Attacus LINNAEUS, 1767. A. lorquinii and A. suparmani PAUKSTADT & PAUKSTADT, 2002 (Alor I., Indonesia) could have had the same ancestor."

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