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The Swallowtail Moths (URANIIDAE, Microniinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Siep and Jannie Sinnema

Acropteris teriadata (Guenée, 1857)


ceramata (Walker, 1862)
defectaria (Walker, 1861)
canescens (Lucas, 1891)








STATUS: A very rare species in Papua.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Misool Island; New Guinea: Humboldt Bay. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Moluccas, Papua New Guinea.

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








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. University of Oxford. part 2: 226