The Papua Insects Foundation
The Tigermoths (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini) of Papua Indonesia
by Rob de Vos
Damias coeruleomarginata (Rothschild, 1912)
ssp. coeruleomarginata (Rothschild, 1912)
imitatrix Rothschild, 1912
perimitatrix Rothschild, 1916
STATUS: A rather rare and local species. Two distinct subspecies are known, with ssp. insularis in the East of Papua New Guinea. Rothschild (1912) described three "species" from the same locality (Utakwa River) which in fact are considered conspecific and therefore synonym.
PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Dewaro (Weyland Mts), Setekwa River, Utakwa River. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago.
DATA SOURCES: BMNH.