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

by Rob de Vos & Alberto Zilli

Ercheia cyllaria (Cramer, [1779])

cyllota (Guenée, 1852)
fusifera (Walker, 1858)
signivitta (Walker, 1858)
polychroma (Walker, 1858)
atrivitta (Walker, 1864)
purpureilinea (Walker, 1864)
semipallida (Walker, 1864)
tenebrosa Moore, 1867
gundiana (Felder, 1874)
costipannosa (Moore, 1882)
pannosa Moore, 1883
uniformis Moore, 1883
anvira Swinhoe, 1918







STATUS: A widely distributed species which is West from New Guinea very common. In Papua less abundant. Very variable which resulted in numerous synonym taxa names.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Roon Island: Yende; New Guinea: Abmisibil, Ampas, Gn. Bembab, Manokwari, Meja Reserve, Ninay Valley, Uskwar, Wandammen Peninsula, Werba. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Indo-Australian region, from Japan to Indo-China, from India to Papua New Guinea.