The Papua Insects Foundation
The Snouted Tigers (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Aganainae) of Papua Indonesia
by Jaap Zwier
Asota plana (Walker, 1854)
ssp. commixta Rothschild, 1897
STATUS: Asota plana seems rather rare in Papua. Outside New Guinea the species is particularly abundant in the sundanian region. Found in lowland as well as mountainous areas.
PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Ampas, Demaisi, Depapre, Etna Bay, Furu Camp (Foja Mts), Genyem, Humboldt Bay, Mabilabol, Mokwam, Sentani, Ubrub, Walmak (Nipsan). Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Widely distributed from the Andaman Islands and Indonesia to the D'Entrecasteaux Islands and from Taiwan to the Philippines.
DATA SOURCES: BMNH, CMWM, KSP, RMNH, SNSD, ZMAN, ZMHB. Literature (see below)
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.