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The Euteliinae (Lepidoptera: Stictopterinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos


Aegilia indescribens (Prout, 1922)






STATUS: A common species and widely distributed. In New Guinea also widely distributed in lowland and at moderate altitudes. Hindwings like in describens with a small hyaline center. The wing pattern usually brighter and more or less marbled than in describens. In papuascribens the hyaline hindwing center is much larger and the forewing pattern is more contrasted with many variations.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Ifar, Keerom, Lelambo, Mabilabol, Ninay Valley, Pass Valley, Sibil, Sinimburu, Taja Rifi, Utakwa River, Walmak, Warkapi. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Sulawesi, Ambon, Seram, Kay Islands, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands.