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The Prominent Moths (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae, Scranciinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Alexander Schintlmeister

 

 

Ortholomia moluccana Felder, 1861

glauca Walker, 1865
turneri Bethune-Baker, 1904
funerea Bethune-Baker, 1904
melanistis Bethune-Baker, 1916 syn. nov.


Distribution

 

 

 

 

 

STATUS: A widely distributed common species. It prefers mountainous areas. The species is very variable in ground colour and pattern.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Biak Island; New Guinea: Abmisibil, Affi, Ampas, Andai, Besum, Bilai, Bilogai, Boma, Dotir, Furu Camp, Kloofbivak, Landikma, Lelambo, Mabilabol, Marina Valen, Ngat Valley, Prafi, Samabusa, Senggo, Senopi, Sentani, Sibil, Uskwar, Van Weels Camp (3rd SW New Guinea Exp.), Walmak, Wambes, Warkapi, Yemang, Yongsu. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Moluccas, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Solomon Islands.

DATA SOURCES: BMNH, CMWM, KSP, RMNH, ZMAN.