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The Euteliinae (Lepidoptera: Stictopterinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos


Stictoptera columba (Walker, 1856)


Stictoptera columba is probably one of the most recognizable species from the genus. The forewings are greenish-grey, the male with a conspicuous yellow-brown convex basal field, the female with a partly dark brown to black convex basal field. The hindwings have a very broad dark wing margin.







STATUS: Widely distributed but not very common. The species is most easily recognized by the greenish forewings and the convex coloured wingbase in male and female, there is not much variation in pattern.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Waigeo Island: Camp Nok; New Guinea: Abmisibil, Mt. Kunupi, Senggo (Mapi district), Utakwa River, Walmak, Warkapi. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Northeast Himalaya, Thailand, Sundaland, eastwards to New Guinea.

DATA SOURCES: BMNH, KSP, ZMAN. Literature: Holloway (1985)