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The Snouted Tigers (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Aganainae) of Papua Indonesia

by Jaap H.H. Zwier

Note: Just recently the large family Noctuidae has been revised by DNA analysis at higher taxonomic level (Zahiri et al, 2010) which resulted in a new arrangement of the traditional subfamilies within Noctuidae, Erebidae, Euteliidae and Nolidae. Former families as Aganaidae, Lymantriidae and Arctiidae are now placed as subfamilies in the Erebidae! Although the DNA research at these taxa has not reached the end yet it has become clear that the new classification shows a more correct arrangement than the traditional one does. We follow the latest results.

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Agape chloropyga
Agape chloropyga (male)
Agape chloropyga (female)
Asota australis (male)
Asota australis (male)
Asota caricae
Asota caricae (male)
Asota eusemioides (male)
Asota fulvia (female)
Asota heliconia
Asota heliconia
Asota heliconia (male)
Asota heliconia (female)
Asota orbona (male)
Asota orbona (female)
Asota orbona
Asota plana
Asota plana (female)
Asota strigosa (male)
Asota strigosa
Neochera dominia
Neochera dominia (male)
Digama marmorea


updated on 10th June 2012