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The Euteliinae (Lepidoptera: Stictopterinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos


Stictoptera signifera (Walker, 1857)

ferromixta (Walker, 1864)
humeralis (Walker, 1864)
nigrilinea (Walker, 1864)
transversa Snellen, 1877
griseata Hampson, 1912
stygia Hampson, 1912
unipuncta Warren, 1916
hampsoni Prout, 1922
superans Prout, 1922
poiensis Prout, 1926


Like in cucullioides this species has dark (sub)apical streaks on the forewing but less developed. The dark margin on the hindwing is much broader in signifera than in cucullioides. In many cases a white discal spot is present, which is not seen in other species. The species is very variable.









STATUS: A rather rare species in Papua but it is widely distributed in the Indo-Australian region with many variations.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Pass Valley, Prafi, Senggo, Walmak. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Indo-Australian region, including Sunda Islands, Sulawesi, Papua New Guinea, Australia.

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