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The Swallowtail Moths (URANIIDAE, Auzeinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos


Decetia dichromata Walker, 1866







STATUS: This species is extremely variable and males and females have a different wingshape. Widely distributed on New Guinea, locally common.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Misool Island; New Guinea: Affi, Andai, Base Camp (Utakwa river), Kaukas, Utakwa River. Details in gazetteer.


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








Rothschild, W., 1915. Lepidoptera of the British ornithologists' union and Wollaston expeditions in the Snow Mountains, southern Dutch New Guinea: p 105. Hazell, Watson & Viney.
Seitz, A., 1934. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 10: Spinner und Schwarmer des Indo-Australischen Gebiets, Uraniidae: 93-96. A. Kernen, Stuttgart.
Swinhoe, C., 1892. Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum: p. 218. Oxford, Clarendon Press.
Walker, F., 1866. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, XXXV. Supplement 5: pp. 1535-2040. Trustees British Museum, London.