|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2022|
|Authors:||U. Paukstadt, Paukstadt L. H.|
|Journal:||Beiträge zur Kenntnis der wilden Seidenspinner|
|Keywords:||CHECKLIST, INDONESIA, SATURNIIDAE, SULAWESI|
"The first more comprehensive studies of the wild silkmoths (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) from Sulawesi were carried out by Paukstadt & Paukstadt (1991) and by Naumann (1995) as part of a dissertation. The latter author already listed 20 taxa of the family Saturniidae for the island of Sulawesi and the Banggai Islands administratively belonging to Sulawesi. Of these 20 taxa, six remained nameless in the work because the scientific work was not completed. Further descriptions were given in Holloway, Naumann & Nässig (1996), Naumann & Paukstadt (1997), Naumann & Nässig (1998), Paukstadt, Peigler & Paukstadt (1998), Brechlin (2000, 2010, 2014, and 2022), Naumann & Peigler (2012) and Paukstadt & Paukstadt (2013 and 2014), a few of the new names are recognized as junior synonyms based on current knowledge. Due to the similarity and variability of the taxa of the genus Antheraea in particular, recent taxonomic studies and new descriptions have increasingly relied on DNA barcoding (by BOLD). So today 27 taxa remain recognized in species or subspecies rank for the Sulawesian provinces, of which are all 27 taxa endemic to Sulawesi and the adjacent smaller islands or to the Banggai Archipelago and the neighboring Sula Archipelago which administratively is part of the Moluccas. The reports of two further species for Sulawesi could be based on introduced specimens, as they have not yet been confirmed."