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The Tigermoths (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos

Utetheisa (Atasca) ampatica De Vos, 2007

[Utetheisa (Atasca) ampatica De Vos, 2007] (holotype: Salawati, in RMNH)

Similar species

This species is very similar to the common pellex. The only certain identification can be done by genitalia (De Vos, 2007).






STATUS: A rare species. Only six females are presently known, from the Raja Ampat Islands.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Waigeo: Camp Nok; Salawati. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCE: BMNH, OXUM, RMNH, ZMHB. Literature (see below).








Vos, R. de, 2007. The Utetheisa species of the subgenera Pitasila, Atasca and Raanya subg. n. (Insecta, Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). Aldrovandia 3: 31-120.