to the Saturniidae of Vietnam
Preliminary Checklist of the Brahmaeidae
This short list of Brahmaeidae is supplemented to the Saturniidae of Vietnam,
because the Brahmaeidae were also dealt with in the publication by Nässig
(1994). For References etc. see here.
Compare also the comments on Brahmaeidae in Nässig
& Treadaway (1998); the system applied there is also used here.
Superfamily Bombycoidea Latreille, 
Family Brahmaeidae Swinhoe,
Genus Brahmaea Walker, 1855
Brahmaea spec. (group of certhia Fabricius, 1793)
Brahmaea wallichii (Gray, 1831)
Brahmaea hearseyi (White, 1862)
Regarding the phylogenetic validity
of the many genus names and even subfamilies described within this small
family, see Nässig & Treadaway
After the publication of the
1994 checklist, there was a singleton collected in the very North of Vietnam
by a private German collector from Dresden, as A. Schintlmeister kindly
told us. Neither we nor A. Schintlmeister were allowed thus far to obtain
this specimen for photography, study and dissection. According to A. Schintlmeister,
who saw the specimen, it is B. certhia or a closely related species.
As there are more than one species of this group across the border in southern
China (we know of at least 2 species, most likely more!), we cannot identify
this specimen reliably without having seen and dissected it.
1999, 2018 by W. A. Nässig. — Impressum — Datenschutz
Compiled & published 18. April 1999,
last update 28. September 1999; 29.V.2018