The Papua Insects Foundation
The Snouted Tigers (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Aganainae) of Papua Indonesia
by Jaap Zwier
Asota strigosa (Boisduval, 1832)
STATUS: Rare. It seems to prefer lowlands and moderate altitudes, but it is also found at higher altitudes.
PAPUA LOCALITIES: Waigeo; New Guinea: Abmisibil, Ampas, Gn Bembab (Ransiki), Genyem, Humboldt Bay, Foja Mts., Kloofbivak, Kobakma, Mabilabol, Om, Tuan Wowi, Ubrub, Uskwar, Walmak, Warkapi. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Aru Islands. No records are known from Papua New Guinea yet but it is to be expected that this species occurs also in the border area near Papua.
DATA SOURCES: BMNH, CMWM, KSP, RMNH, SNSD, ZMAN, ZMHB. Literature (see below)
Gorbunov, O.G. & A.N. Zamesov, 2014. To the knowledge of Macroheterocera of Southeast Asia and New Guinea. I. Snouted Tiger moths (Lepidoptera: Aganaidae) of Papua Province, Indonesia. Biodiversity, Biogeography and Nature Conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea 2: 157-165.