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The Snouted Tigers (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Aganainae) of Papua Indonesia

by Jaap Zwier

 

 

 

Asota heliconia (Linnaeus, 1758)

ssp. heliconia (Linnaeus, 1758)
ssp. doryca (Boisduval, 1832)

A male specimen seen in Mokwam (Arfak Mountains)


Distribution

 

 

 

STATUS: Very common. It seems to prefer lowland areas. On the map ssp. doryca is represented by red dots, ssp. heliconia by blue dots.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: ssp. heliconia: Waigeo; Misool; ssp. doryca: Biak: Japanese Cave, Korem, Marauw; Supiori: Korido, Nansfori; Numfor: Namber; Yapen: Waropen; Mansinam; Roon; Moor; Ratewi; Here; Liki; Wakde; Masi-masi; Podena; Anus; New Guinea: Abmisibil, Ampas, Besum, Depapre, Fakfak, Foja Mts., Genyem, Huri-Mber, Ifar, Jayapura, Manokwari, Lereh, Meja Reserve, Mokwam, Nabire, Noordwijk, Prafi, Senopi, Sentani, Sorong, Taritatu River, Tuan Wowi, Ubrub, Walmak (Nipsan), Waris, Warmare Dua, Werba, Windesi, Wosi, Yemang. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: A wide distribution: It is known from Java to the Solomon Islands and from Taiwan to Queensland (North Australia), in many subspecies and forms. Subspecies doryca is restricted to New Guinea and some adjacent islands.

DATA SOURCES: BMNH, CMWM, KSP, RMNH, SNSD, ZMAN, ZMHB. Literature (see below)

 



Literature

Gorbunov, O.G. & A.N. Zamesov, 2014. To the knowledge of Macroheterocera of Southeast Asia and New Guinea. I. Snouted Tiger moths (Lepidoptera: Aganaidae) of Papua Province, Indonesia. Biodiversity, Biogeography and Nature Conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea 2: 157-165.