This book is the first comprehensive work on oriental Notodontidae (Lepidoptera) outside mainland Asia. The studied area includes also Borneo Island, the Malayan Peninsula, entire New Guinea with adjacent islands. All species are illustrated in both sexes with a total number of 1272 specimens on 51 colour plates. Genitalia photos of both sexes as well as detailed distribution maps are provided for each species.
The book deals in the first volume with 298 species and contains descriptions of 99 new notodontid taxa. A second volume will treat with the remaining 160 species and include also a comprehensive biogeographic analysis.
Alexander Schintlmeister, Ph.D. (1957), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, led many expeditions to study moths in most Asian countries, including about 10 expeditions to entire Indonesia. He is the author of several major publications on the moths of Vietnam (1997), the Notodontidae of China (Schintlmeister & Fang, 2001), the moths of Thailand (2007), the Palaearctic Notodontidae (Brill, 2008), a World catalogue of Insects, vol. 11 (Brill, 2013), or a monograph on the genus Lymantria (2004).
The family Notodontidae
Material and its collectors