The Papua Insects Foundation
The Swallowtail Moths (URANIIDAE, Epipleminae) of Papua Indonesia
by Rob de Vos
Phazaca corrasa Warren, 1906
brunnea (Rothschild, 1916) syn. nov.
STATUS: A rare species which resembles Phazaca decorata. It differs by the presence of an apical tail on the hindwing and a regular white costal field on the hindwing, while decorata has no tail and has an irregular white costal field on the hindwing. Phazaca brunnea (Rothschild, 1916) is conspecific with decorata and thus a junior synonym.
PAPUA LOCALITIES: Supiori Island: Nansfori; New Guinea: Mt. Goliath, Mokwam. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea.
DATA SOURCES: BMNH, RMNH.