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The Forester moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae, Agaristinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos


Agarista agricola (Donovan, 1805)

ssp. daemonis Butler, 1876 [TL: Port Moresby, PNG, coll. BMNH]

syn. laetior Hulstaert, 1924 [TL: Merauke, coll. RMNH]





STATUS: A rare species, widely distributed in New Guinea. The nomotypical subspecies occurs in the northern part of Australia.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Foja Mts., Merauke, Okbibab (Abmisibil), Wejan. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea, ssp. agricola in northern Australia.

DATA SOURCES: KSP, RMNH, ZMAN. (see literature below)








Poole, R.W., 1989. Lepidopterorum Catalogus (new series), 118: Noctuidae: i-xii, 1-1314. Brill/Flora & Fauna Publications.