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The Risobinae (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: 12 [9 with certainty recorded from Papua]

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

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Risoba Moore, 1881

avola Bethune-Baker, 1906
magna Prout, 1922
ochracea Prout, 1922

delicata Bethune-Baker, 1906

diphtheropsis Prout, 1924 [endemic]

kebea Bethune-Baker, 1906
cebea sensu Hampson, 1912 [incorrect spelling]
variegata Rothschild, 1915 [homonym]
variegatoides Pool, 1989

obstructa Moore, 1881
grisea Bethune-Baker, 1906

olivens Bethune-Baker, 1906

owgarra Prout, 1921

pratti Bethune-Baker, 1906

repugnans (Walker, 1856)
literata Moore, 1881
albistriata (Pagenstecher, 1888)
sphaerophora Meyrick, 1889
ekeikei (Bethune-Baker, 1904)

sticticata Prout, 1924

viridata Bethune-Baker, 1906

Timorodes Meyrick, 1902

blepharias Meyrick, 1902
catagrapha (Turner, 1903)
dinawa (Bethune-Baker, 1904)




last updated 11th June 2014