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ARSENURA
A NEWSLETTER ON THE WORLDWIDE SATURNIIDAE

Number 1 (2)

Contents:
— Annotated list of literature (part II) 1996–1997.
Racheli, L., & S. Naumann: Some new records of Automeris falco Jordan, 1910.


ANNOTATED LIST OF LITERATURE (PART II)
(1996–1997)

In the present issue, the second part of the list of papers concerning Saturniidae, published during 1996–1997, is given. This list was compiled also with the help of Mr T. Bouyer, Dr S. Naumann, Dr R. S. Peigler and Dr D. Wiggins. News on additional papers are welcome!



 PALAEARCTIC REGION On a record of S. pavonia. NEARCTIC REGION

Some records on neartic Saturniidae are included in the News of the Lepidopterists’ Society Vol. 39, n. 2.

NEOTROPICAL REGION Short notes on three Brazilian Saturniidae are reported. INDO-AUSTRALIAN REGION AFRICAN REGION GENERAL BOOK REVIEWS

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SHORT NOTES

Some new records of Automeris falco Jordan, 1910
Luigi Racheli, Via Fara Sabina 1, I-00199 Rome, Italy
Stefan Naumann, Potsdamer Strasse 71, D-10785 Berlin, Germany
Abbreviations: BMNH = The Natural History Museum, London; ZMHU = Zoologisches Museum der Humboldt-Universität, Berlin; MJP = Museo de Historia Natural "Javier Prado", Lima.

Automeris falco was described by Jordan (1910) on two males from La Union, Rio Huacamayo, Carabaya, South-East Peru, 2000 ft., December 1904 (G. R. Ockenden). One of these two specimens was designed as Lectotype by Lemaire (1971) in BMNH. The Lectotype was also figured by the latter author and recently in colour by D’Abrera (1995).

When Lemaire (1971) wrote the monograph on the genus Automeris, this species was known only from the type locality and from one record reported by Draudt (1929–1930) from Bogotà, Colombia. This latter specimen is preserved in ZMHU.

Recently, one male of this species from Peru, Madre de Dios, Iñapari, 3. X.1992, J. Morant leg., was examined by the senior author in MJP. Two addional males, one from Bolivia, Beni, Ixiamas, 200 m, 2. X. 1993, T. Decaens leg., and one from Peru, Madre de Dios, Salvation, Rio Alto Madre de Dios, 500 m, III. 1997, respectively are in the collection of the junior author. Herewith, three additonal records of this scarce species are reported in the present notes including also the first record for Bolivia.

The female of A. falco remains unknown.

Ackowledgements: The our thanks are due to Dr. W. Mey, Zoologisches Museum der Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, and to Dr. G. Lamas, Museo de Historia Natural ”Javier Prado”, Lima, who let us examine the collections stored in the Museums.

References

D’Abrera, B. (1995): Saturniidae Mundi. Saturniid Moths of the World. Part I. — Automeris Press, Keltern, 177 pp.

Draudt, M. (1929–1930): 12. Familie: Saturnidae [sic]. — In: A. Seitz (ed.): Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde, Die Amerikanischen Spinner und Schwärmer, 6: 713–827, pls. 101–137, 142; A. Kernen, Stuttgart.

Jordan, K. (1910): New Saturniidae. — Novit. Zool. 17: 470–476.

Lemaire, C. (1971): Révision du genre Automeris Hübner et des genres voisins. Biogéographie, Éthologie, Morphologie, Taxonomie (Lep. Attacidae). — Mém. Mus. nat. Hist. nat. (N.S.), sér. A, Zool., 68: 1–232, Fig. 1–132, pls. 1–29.


Cicl. in prop. Via Fara Sabina 1, I-00199 Rome, 20 December 1997

ARSENURA is a bi-annual free newsletter sent to the amateurs and specialists interested in Saturniidae.

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