The Papua Insects Foundation
The Wasp Moths (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Syntomini) of Papua Indonesia
by Rob de Vos
Paralaethia subformicina (Bethune-Baker, 1904)
[Ceryx subformicina Bethune-Baker, 1904] (holotype (TL: Upper Aroa River, PNG) in BMNH)
STATUS: The holotype is found in Papua New Guinea (Aroa River). One verified specimen is found in the Arfak Mountains and two slightly varying specimens on other localities. These two should be examined more thoroughly to confirm the identity. The specimen recently collected in Walmak (Jayawijaya Mts.) is verified.
PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Mabilabol, Modio, (Mt. Siwi (Arfak Mts.), Walmak. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea.
DATA SOURCES: BMNH, RMNH, ZMAN.