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The ELIGMINAE (Lepidoptera: Nolidae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos






Note: Just recently the large family Noctuidae has been revised by DNA analysis at higher taxonomic level (Zahiri et al, 2010) which resulted in a new arrangement of the traditional subfamilies within Noctuidae, Erebidae, Euteliidae and Nolidae. Former families as Lymantriidae and Arctiidae are now placed as subfamilies in the Erebidae! Although the DNA research at these taxa have not reached the end yet it has become clear that the new classification shows a more correct arrangement than the traditional one does we follow the latest results.

Listed New Guinea species: 8 [6 recorded from Papua]

Species which are not recorded with certainty from Papua yet are coloured grey

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Gadirtha Walker, [1858]

aroa Bethune-Baker, 1908

costipallens Bethune-Baker, 1906

impingens (Walker, 1857)
bufonia (Felder & Felder, 1862)
tinctoides (Snellen, 1877)
uniformis Warren, 1913
buruensis Prout, 1926
ssp. papuensis Warren, 1913
guineana Swinhoe, 1918

turneri (Bethune-Baker, 1906)

Ochthophora Turner, 1902

sericina Turner, 1902

Plotheia Walker, [1858]

albovenosa (Prout, 1924) [endemic]

trichocera (Hampson, 1912)
olivascens (Gaede, 1937)
atrisuffusa (Gaede, 1937)

viridalis (Pagenstecher, 1888) [endemic]
cuprescens (Hampson, 1912)
fakfakensis (Strand, 1917)


last updated 10th July 2016