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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.