The Papua Insects Foundation
The Chloephorinae, Sarrothripini (Lepidoptera: Nolidae) of Papua Indonesia
by Rob de Vos
Giaura leucopasa Hampson, 1914
undescribed similar species
STATUS: The species is not rare. An important character is the strong zigzag transverse line on the forewing and the dark margin on the hindwing which distinguish it from a very similar undescribed species (from Mt. Goliath [Gn. Yamin]) with has this line more straight with faint dentation and white hindwings. In the BMNH collection such specimens have a manuscript name given by Warren.
PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Mt. Goliath, Lelambo, Mokwam, Pass Valley, Sibil, Utakwa River, Yemang, Walmak. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: none but expected to occur in PNG too.
DATA SOURCES: BMNH, KSP, RMNH. Literature: Poole, 1989.
Poole, R.W., 1989. Lepidopterorum Catalogus (new series), 118: Noctuidae: i-xii, 1-1314. Brill, Leiden.