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

by Rob de Vos


Immetalia saturata (Walker, [1865])


Agarista doleschallii Felder, 1874
Eusemia longipalpis Kirsch, 1877
Agarista tyrianthina Butler, 1879
Agarista bruijni Oberthür, 1880
Eusemia doreana Swinhoe, 1892
Agarista prochyta Druce, 1894
Agarista cynapes Druce, 1894
Immetalia meeki Rothschild, 1896
Immetalia meeki huonis Rothschild, 1897
Immetalia meeci sensu Hampson, 1901 [incorrect spelling]
Immetalia meeki keiana Rothschild & Jordan, 1903
Immetalia diversa Rothschild & Jordan, 1903
Immetalia saturata leucomelas Jordan, 1912
Immetalia meeki ceiana sensu Hampson, 1920 [incorrect spelling]





This species is very variable. The most common forms are with white fascia and orange fascia, but intermediates (paler or darker) and combination of white and orange exist. This resulted in the past in the description of many other so called "species". There is no indication of dominant forms in certain areas, they seem to occur everywhere.







STATUS: A wide spread species but not very common. The species is very variable.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abepura, Etna Bay, Foja Mts., Jayapura, Kloofbivak, Kouh, Manokwari, Miei (Wandammen), Senopi, Sinimburu, Tami River, Tamrau. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago.

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







Poole, R.W., 1989. Lepidopterorum Catalogus (New Series), 118: Noctuidae: 1314 pp., Brill, Leiden.