The Papua Insects Foundation
The Euteliinae (Lepidoptera: Stictopterinae) of Papua Indonesia
by Rob de Vos
Stictoptera bisexualis Hampson, 1912
mimica Warren, 1914
In bisexualis the forewings in the male are rather narrow with an oblique termen. Most conspicuous in the forewing pattern is the black mark just above the tornus which in most variations is a short oblique streak almost parallel to the termen, in some variations this streak is in a contra direction pointed inwards. There is almost always a pale subapical zigzag line present next to a dark subapical area. The marginal stripes are long and straight, not bent like in ferrifera. The hindwing margin is of moderate width.
STATUS: A common species which is extremely variable. One of the most distinguishing characters is the black tornal streak on the narrow forewing.
PAPUA LOCALITIES: Waigeo Island: Camp Nok; Biak Island: Marauw; New Guinea: Abmisibil, Mt. Goliath, Lake Habbema, Huri-Mber, Ifar, Klamono Oilfields, Langda, Mabilabol, Ninay Valley, Pass Valley, Sibil, Sinimburu, Uskwar, Utakwa River, Walmak. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea.
DATA SOURCES: BMNH, RMNH.