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The Swallowtail Moths (URANIIDAE, Epipleminae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos


Phazaca decorata Warren, 1898

niveicosta Warren, 1906 syn. nov.









STATUS: Widely distributed in New Guinea. Rather common. It resembles Phazaca corrasa, but is distinguished by the absence of the apical tail on the hindwing which is present with corrasa. The white costal field on the hindwing is in decorata irregular, while in corrasa it is regular. Dirades niveicosta Warren, 1906 is conspecific with decorata.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Getentiri, Mabilabol, Mokwam, Molbakon, Walmak. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Fiji.