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The Chloephorinae, Careini (Lepidoptera: Nolidae) of Papua Indonesia


by Rob de Vos


Maurilia iconica (Walker, [1858])

cervina (Walker, 1866)
instabilis (Butler, 1889)
bifascia Gaede, 1915
tunicata Swinhoe, 1918
fortis Swinhoe, 1918
dalama Swinhoe, 1918
gilva Swinhoe, 1919
elima (Swinhoe, 1919)
iconicoides Gaede, 1938
subiconica Kobes, 1997

some variations of Maurilia iconica, note the red colour which can be extended much more






STATUS: Widely distributed and common. It seems to have no preference for any altitude. Many taxa have been described for this species, by some recognized as subspecies, but the variation is so wide that this hardly can be justified.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Waigeo Island: Camp Nok; Biak Island; New Guinea: Abmisibil, Fakfak, Mt. Goliath (Gn. Yamin), Keerom, Langda, Mabilabol, Mapi (Asmat), Ninay Valley, Sabron Camp (Cyclops), Senggo, Sentani, Ubrub, Utakwa River, Walmak, Wandammen Peninsula. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Indo-Australia, from Sri Lanka to Queensland, Samoa and New Caledonia.

DATA SOURCES: BMNH, KSP, ZMAN. Literature: Holloway, 2003.







Holloway, J.D., 2003. Moths of Borneo, Nolidae: 279 pp.