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Die Heterocera Sumatrana Society wurde im November 1982 gegründet. 

Es ist eine gemeinnützige private Organisation nach deutschem Vereinsrecht („e.V.“), die sich der Erforschung der Schmetterlingsfauna (speziell der Nachtfalter) der indonesischen Insel Sumatra gewidmet hat. 

Ins Leben gerufen von Dr. med. Eduard „Edi“ W. Diehl, Pematang Siantar, Sumatra
Edi Diehl starb am 19. August 2003

The Heterocera Sumatrana Society was founded in November 1982. 

It is a private, tax-free organization (a society according to German law: e.V. = “eingetragener Verein”) fully devoted to the study of the Lepidoptera (especially Heterocera) fauna of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, SE Asia.

Initiated by Dr. med. Eduard “Edi” W. Diehl, Pematang Siantar, Sumatra
Edi Diehl died on August 19th, 2003


Anfragen, allgemeine Korrespondenz und wissenschaftliche Beiträge an den Ersten Vorsitzenden:
Requests, general correspondence and scientific contributions to the Chairman:
Die Heterocera Sumatrana Society gibt eine wissenschaftliche Publikationsserie heraus: 
Heterocera Sumatrana
Es gibt darin zwei Teilserien: 
  1. Die „Roten Zeitschriftenbände“ mit kleineren Einzelartikeln, Gattungsrevisionen, Nachträgen zur „Grünen“ Serie, Zuchtberichten und Präimaginalmorphologien etc.
  2. Die „Grünen Buchbände“ mit größeren Gesamtbearbeitungen der Inselfauna ab dem Niveau von Triben aufwärts.
Heterocera Sumatrana Society  publishes a scientific serial:

Heterocera Sumatrana

There are two separate series combined in it:
  1. The “Red Journal Volumes” with smaller contributions, revisions, supplements to the “Green” series, rearing reports and preimaginal morphologies, etc.
  2. The “Green Book Volumes” with larger complete faunistic treatments from the level of tribes upwards. 
The “Red Journal Series”:
Die „Roten Zeitschriftenbände“:
Heterocera Sumatrana vol. 7 (Red Journal)
The “Green Book Series”:
Die „Grünen Buchbände“:
Heterocera Sumatrana vol. 10 (Green Book)

Publication series
HETEROCERA SUMATRANA
(ISSN 0724-1348)
Written and edited by members of Heterocera Sumatrana Society e. V.
List of the published volumes of the HS series:
Vol. 1:
E. W. DIEHL, 1980, Sphingidae — Die Sphingiden Sumatras

ISBN 0-86096-014-1, 1st vol. of the “Green Book Series”, 97 pp., 11 col. pls., text in German with English summaries (E. Classey, now out of sale)
Vol. 2:
1983–1989, first “Red Journal Volume”
containing the following contributions (in alphabetic order):
  • BÄNZIGER, H. (1985): Description of Othreis srivijayana sp. nov. and notes on related fruit-piercing moths of the Indomalayan Region (Lep., Noctuidae)
  • BÄNZIGER, H. (1988): Lachryphagous Lepidoptera recorded for the first time in Indonesia (Sumatra) and Papua New Guinea
  • BENDER, R. (1988): A new species of Hyperaeschrella Strand (Lep., Notodontidae)
  • BENDER, R., & BENDER, E. (1984): Eine neue Art der Gattung Liparopsis Kempson (Lep., Notodontidae)
  • BENDER, R., & STEINIGER, H. (1984): Eine neue Gattung und eine neue Art (Lep., Notodontidae)
  • DIERL, W. (1984): Neue Arten von Notodontidae aus Sumatra (Lepidoptera)
  • HOLLOWAY, J. D., & SOMMERER, M. (1984): Spolia Sumatrensia: three new Geometridae
  • KOBES, L. W. R. (1983): 2. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Noctuiden von Sumatra: 3 neue Arten aus dem Regenwald (Lep., Noctuidae: Acronictinae, Chloephorinae, Ophiderinae)
  • KOBES, L. W. R. (1983): 3. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Noctuiden von Sumatra: Weitere 6 neue Arten aus dem Regenwald (Lep., Noctuidae: Acronictinae, Sarrothripinae, Ophiderinae)
  • KOBES, L. W. R. (1984): 4. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Noctuiden von Sumatra:  Weitere 3 neue Arten aus dem Regenwald (Lep., Noctuidae: Acronictinae, Chloephorinae, Ophiderinae)
  • KOBES, L. W. R. (1985): 5. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Noctuiden von Sumatra:  Weitere 6 neue Arten aus dem Regenwald Sumatras (Lep., Noctuidae: Acronictinae, Euteliinae, Ophiderinae)
  • KOBES, L. W. R. (1988): 6th contribution to the knowledge of the Noctuidae of Sumatra, including the description of a new species of the family Aganaidae: A new genus and 17 new species from Sumatra (Lepidoptera: Aganaidae [Aganainae], and Noctuidae [Acronictinae, Chloephorinae, Ophiderinae])
  • KOBES, L. W. R. (1989): 7th contribution to the knowledge of the Noctuidae of Sumatra: Eight new species of Noctuidae from the rainforest (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae: Catocalinae, Chloephorinae, Ophiderinae)
  • KOBES, L. W. R. (1989): 8th contribution to the knowledge of the Noctuidae of Sumatra: A new genus and five new species from Sumatra (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae: Euteliinae, Ophiderinae)
  • NÄSSIG, W. A. (1988): A rearing of the caterpillars of Cerura malaysiana Holloway 1982 (Lep., Notodontidae)
  • NÄSSIG, W. A. (1989): A new species of the genus Eupterote Hübner [1822] from Sumatra (Lepidoptera, Eupterotidae)
  • NÄSSIG, W. A., & HOLLOWAY, J. D. (1988): On the systematic position of “Syntherata” loepoides Butler and its allies (Lep., Saturniidae)
  • NÄSSIG, W. A., & HOLLOWAY, J. D. (1989): A new species of Antheraea from Sumatra, West Malaysia, and Borneo (Lepidoptera, Saturniidae)
  • NÄSSIG, W. A., LAMPE, R. E. J., & KAGER, S.  (1989): A new species of Loepa from Sumatra (Lepidoptera, Saturniidae)
  • NÄSSIG, W. A., & LÜTTGEN, M. (1988): Notes on genital stridulation in male hawkmoths in South East Asia (Lep., Sphingidae)
  • ROESLER, R.-U. (1984): Nova Taxonomica für die Pyralidae der Fauna Sumatras  (Lepidoptera), 1. Orbyna kobesi sp. n., eine neue Zünslerart (Pyraloidea, Pyralinae)
  • ROESLER, R.-U. (1984): Nova Taxonomica für die Pyralidae der Fauna Sumatras  (Lepidoptera), 2. Zur Synonymie der Genera Gyrtona Walker 1863 und Ketambeia Roesler & Küppers 1979 (Pyraloidea, Phycitinae)
  • SATO, R. (1988): A new species of Hypomecis Hübner from Sumatra Lepidoptera: Geometridae)
  • SCOBLE, M. J., & SOMMERER, M. D. (1988): A new species of Ozola (Geometridae) from Sumatra

  • Published in 7 fascicles, containing 24 papers of various authors with description of new taxa, descriptions of preimaginal instars, ecological and biological observations on the heteroceran fauna of Sumatra and adjacent areas in South-East Asia. 

    ISBN 3-925055-01-0, 190 pp. + title & index, many col. & b/w figs., text in German with English summaries (HSS e. V.*, price of the complete volume 75.00–90.00 Euros, depending on the binding)
    Vol. 3: 
    R. U. ROESLER, 1983, Die Phycitinae von Sumatra (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)

    ISBN 3-88988-200-5, 2nd vol. of the “Green Book Series”, 136 pp., 15 col. pls., 54 b/w pls., text in German with English summaries (E. Bauer*, price 60.00 Euros)
    Vol. 4:
    L. W. R. KOBES, 1985, Die Thyatiridae, Agaristidae und Noctuidae (Teil 1: Pantheinae und Catocalinae) von Sumatra

    ISBN 3-88988-201-3, 3rd vol. of the “Green Book Series” (in 2 fascicles), 92 pp. in text fascicle, 22 col. pls. & 66 b/w pls. in plates fascicle, text in German and English (E. Bauer*, price 80.00 Euros)
    Vol. 5:
    R. BENDER, 1985, Notodontidae von Sumatra

    ISBN 3-925055-00-2, 4th vol. of the “Green Book Series”, 122 pp., 14 col. pls., 2 b/w pls., text in German and English (E. Classey*,  price £ 33.50, small stock available from HSS e. V.*, price 60 Euros)
    Vol. 6: 1983 
    J. D. HOLLOWAY, The Limacodidae of Sumatra 
    L. W. R. KOBES & L. RONKAY, The Ratardidae of Sumatra 
    L. W. R. KOBES, The Callidulidae of Sumatra 
    W. A. NÄSSIG & U. PAUKSTADT, The Brahmaeidae of Sumatra 
    J. D. HOLLOWAY & R. BENDER, The Lasiocampidae of Sumatra

    ISBN 3-925055-02-9, 5th vol. of the “Green Book Series”, 204 pp., 16 col. pls., many b/w pls., text in English with German summaries (HSS e. V.*, price 50.00 Euros)

    (See also here.) 
    Vol. 7:
    1992–1994, second “Red Journal Volume”
    containing the following contributions (in alphabetic order):
    • DIEHL, E. W. (1992): Anmerkungen zur Verbreitung von Lepidopteren und speziell zum Begriff „Kulturfolger“
    • KOBES, L. W. R. (1992): 9th contribution to the knowledge of the Noctuidae of Sumatra: Supplementum to volume 4 of the Heterocera Sumatrana series (Lepidoptera, Thyatiridae, Noctuidae)
    • KOBES, L. W. R. (1994): 10th contribution to the knowledge of the Noctuidae of Sumatra: Four new species from the rain forest (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae: Euteliinae, Chloephorinae)
    • KOBES, L. W. R. (1994): 11th contribution to the knowledge of the Noctuidae of Sumatra: A new genus, three new species and a new subspecies from the rain forest (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae: Chloephorinae, Euteliinae, Ophiderinae)
    • SCHINTLMEISTER, A. (1994): An annotated and illustrated check-list of the Lymantriidae of Sumatra with descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera, Lymantriidae)
    • SCHINTLMEISTER, A. (1994): Check-list of the Notodontidae of Sundaland (excluding Java) with description of new species (Lepidoptera, Notodontidae)
    • SOMMERER, M. D. (1994): Two new Dithecodes (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Sterrhinae) from Sundaland
    • SOMMERER, M. D., & STÜNING, D. (1992): Spolia Sumatrensia: Three new Cassyma (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
    • SOMMERER, M. D., & STÜNING, D. (1994): Spolia Sumatrensia: A new Ophthalmitis (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Ennominae)
    • TARMANN, G. (1992): A revision of the Arbudas-complex (sensu Hering 1922) and the description of a new androconial organ (Zygaenidae: Chalcosiinae)
    • THOMAS, W.† (1994): Revision der casigneta-Gruppe der Gattung Spilosoma (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae)

    Published in 2 fascicles, containing 11 papers of various authors on the heteroceran fauna of Sumatra and adjacent areas in South-East Asia. 

    ISBN 3-925055-04-5, 274 pp. + title & index, many col. & b/w pls., text in German and English (HSS e. V.*, price 75.00 Euros; no separate fascicles, only bound volumes available)
    Vol. 8: 1995 
    L. W. R. KOBES, The Acronictinae of Sumatra (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Acronictinae) 
    L. W. R. KOBES, The Heliothinae of Sumatra (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Heliothinae) 
    G. BEHOUNEK & H. THÖNY, The Plusiinae of Sumatra (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Plusiinae)

    ISBN 3-925055-05-3, 6th vol. of the “Green Book Series”, 80 pp., 2 col. pls., 6 b/w pls., 1 map, text in English with German summaries (HSS e. V.*, price 28.00 Euros)
    Vol. 9: 
    M. SOMMERER, 1995, The Oenochrominae (auct.) of Sumatra (Lep., Geometridae) 

    ISBN 3-925055-07-X, 7th vol. of the “Green Book Series”, 77 pp., 5 col. pls., 16 b/w pls., text in English (HSS e. V.*, price 32.00 Euros)
    Vol. 10: 
    W. A. NÄSSIG, R. E. J. LAMPE & S. KAGER, 1996, The Saturniidae of Sumatra (Lepidoptera) (With two Appendices)

    ISBN 3-925055-09-6, 8th vol. of the “Green Book Series”, 174 pp., 23 col. pls., 8 b/w pls., text in English with German summaries (HSS e. V.*, price 44.00 Euros)
    (See also here.) 
    Vol. 11:
    L. W. R. KOBES, 1997, The Chloephorinae of Sumatra (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)

    ISBN 3-925055-06-1, 9th vol. of the “Green Book Series”, 240 pp., 10 col. pls., 19 b/w pls., 1 map, text in English with German summaries (HSS e. V.*, price 72.00 Euros)
    Vol. 12:
    1997–2008, third “Red Journal Volume”
    containing the following contributions (in alphabetic order):

    Fascicle 1:

    • ARENBERGER, E. (1997): Die Pterophoriden Sumatras, Teil I
    • DIEHL, E. W. (1997): Angaben zur Lokalisation der Fundorte (Notes on the localisation of collecting sites)
    • DIEHL, E. W. (1997): Revidierte Checkliste der Sphingiden Sumatras mit Anmerkungen zu einigen Arten. Supplementum zu Band I der Heterocera Sumatrana
    • KOBES, L. W. R. (1997): 12th contribution to the knowledge of the Noctuidae of Sumatra: Two new species from the rain forest (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Euteliinae, Ophiderinae)
    • SOMMERER, M. D., & STÜNING, D. (1997): Spolia Sumatrensia: A new species of Arichanna Moore 1868 and a new subspecies of Bracca exul Herrich-Schäffer [1856]  (Lep., Geometridae, Ennominae)
    Fascicle 2:
    • KALLIES, A. (2000): The Brachodidae of Sumatra (Lepidoptera, Sesioidea)
    • KOBES, L. W. R. (2000): Nachruf: Dr. med. Stefan KAGER, Nürnberg, 7. 10. 1915–1. 10. 1998
    • KOBES, L. W. R. (2000): Prometopus emmiae, a new species from the Sumatran rain forest (Lep., Noctuidae, Ipimorphinae)
    • KOBES, L. W. R. (2000): Rearing two Trabala-species: Trabala krishna Roepke and Trabala vishnou Joicey & Talbot from Sumatra (Lepidoptera, Lasiocampidae)
    • NÄSSIG, W. A. (2000): A new and remarkable species of Eupterote from the mountains of West Sumatra (Lepidoptera: Eupterotidae) — see also here.
    Fascicle 3:
    • BEHOUNEK, G. (2002): Studie der Gattung Chytonix Grote 1874 von Sumatra, mit Beschreibung von zwei neuen Arten (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Amphipyrinae)
    • BUCHSBAUM, U. (2002): Dr. E. W. Diehl’s patronyms
    • BUCHSBAUM, U. (2002): Unusual mass occurrences of species in the genus Vitessa Moore [1869] at lights in Sumatra, Indonesia (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae)
    • BUCHSBAUM, U., & MILLER, M. (2002): Cerace diehli sp. n. from Sumatra (Indonesia) (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae, Tortricinae)
    • FIBIGER, M. (2002): A new Araeopteron species, A. diehli sp. n., from northern Sumatra (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)
    • KOBES, L. W. R. (2002): Cyclidia diehli sp. n. (Lepidoptera, Drepanoidea, Cyclidiinae), a species new to science
    • SCHINTLMEISTER, A. (2002): Eine neue Notodontide aus Sumatra: Porsica diehlongata
    • SOMMERER, M. (2002): Dr. Eduard („Edi“) Diehl zum 85. Geburtstag am 12. Februar 2002
    • STÜNING, D., & SOMMERER, M. (2002): Spolia Sumatrensia: Eine neue Art von Nothomiza Warren 1894 (s. str.) und Anmerkungen zur Abgrenzung dieser Gattung (Lep., Geometridae, Ennominae)
    • ZILLI, A. (2002): A new Speiredonia Hübner [1823] from Sundaland (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)
    Fascicle 4:
    • KOBES, L. W. R. (2004): Obituary — Dr. med. Eduard W. Diehl 12th February 1917–18th August 2003
    • DEML, R., & KOBES, L. W. R. (2004): First description of preimaginal instars of Lymantria ganara Moore, 1859 (Lepidoptera, Lymantrridae)
    • KOBES, L. W. R. (2004): Supplementum of Heterocera Sumatrana vol. 11 and description of a new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Nolidae – Chloephorinae)
    • ZILLI, A., & HOGENES, W. (2004): On some species pairs of Indoaustralian Catocalinae with descriptions of two new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)
    • Errata
    Fascicle 5:
    • KOBES, L. W. R. (2005): Supplementum of the Acronictinae (Lep., Noctuidae, Acronictinae) of volume 8 of the Herterocera Sumatrana series (The Acronicta rubiginosa Walker complex in Sumatra)
    • KOBES, L. W. R. (2005): A new species of Sumatran Noctuidae: Taviodes hollowayi sp. n. (Lepid., Noctuidae, Ophiderinae)
    Fascicle 6:
    • SCHMIDT, O. (2006): Australasian genus Scotocyma Turner and the recently described species S. sumatrensis Schmidt (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Larentiinae)
    • KOBES, L. W. R. (2006): Risobinae of Sumatra (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Risobinae) [= Nolidae, Risobinae]
    Fascicle 7:
    • KOBES, L. W. R. (2008): Euteliinae of Sumatra (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Euteliinae)

    Published in 7 fascicles, containing 29 papers of various authors on the heteroceran fauna of Sumatra and adjacent areas in South-East Asia and on internal information of the HSS itself. 

    ISBN for the full volume not yet provided.

    September 1997: Fascicle 1: pages 1–62 with 4 col. pls., 6 b/w pls., 1 map, text in German or English or bilingual (HSS e. V.*, price 27.00 Euros)

    “April” = Juni 2000: Fascicle 2: pages 63–108 with 6 col. pls., 6 b/w pls., text mostly in English (HSS e. V.*, price 20.00 Euros)

    January 2002: Fascicle 3: pages 109–184 with 9 col. pls., 6 b/w pls. and b/w textfigs., text mostly in English (HSS e. V.*, price 20.00 Euros)

    April 2004: Fascicle 4: pages 185–224 with 4 col. pls., 12 b&w pls., text in English (HSS e. V.*, price 20.00 Euros)

    April 2005: Fascicle 5: pages 225–240 with 3 col. pls., 2 b&w pls., text in English (HSS e. V.*, price 15.00 Euros)

    April 2006: Fascicle 6: pages 241–293 with 7 col. pls., 9 b&w pls., text in English (HSS e. V.*, price 30.00 Euros)

    March 2008: Fascicle7: pages 295–413 with 10 col. pls., 14 b&w pls. + index pages [separate, no volume title provided], text in English (HSS e. V.*, price 30.00 Euros) [For financial reasons, this vol. was printed in Malaysia and may not show the same quality of the colour plates as the other fascicles.]

     

    *  The HS series was produced by different publishers. The name given here indicates that bookstore or institution which holds the main stock. In any case, you should at first ask Erich Bauer for the early volumes. Zum Bestellen der späteren Bände wenden Sie sich an:
    To order the later volumes, write to:
    entweder/either oder/or
    © 1999–2010 by W. A. Nässig 
    First compiled 1999, last update 2. August 2000, 18. January 2002, 29. August 2003, 5. August 2004, 10. September 2004, 18. Mai 2006, 14. Januar 2010