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The Cocytiini (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Erebinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos & Alberto Zilli


Avatha discolor (Fabricius, 1794)

includens Walker, 1857
trigonifera (Walker, 1858)
curvifera (Walker, 1858)
complacens (Walker, 1858)
frontalis (Walker, 1858)
expectans (Walker, 1858)
thursdayensis (Strand, 1917)
subdiscoloralis (Strand, 1917)
discoloralis (Strand, 1917)
delunaris (Strand, 1917)






STATUS: Extremely variable. Only one specimen known until now from Indonesian New Guinea, from Fakfak. However, it is to be expected that the species could also be found in the rest of Papua. In PNG it is a widely distributed species.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Fakfak. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Indo-Australia, Papua New Guinea, Pacific to Henderson Island.