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The Swallowtail Moths (URANIIDAE, Uraniinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Siep and Jannie Sinnema

 

 

Cyphura (Cyphura) geminia (Cramer, 1777)

synonyms:

bifasciata (Butler, 1879)
falka Swinhoe, 1916
pieridaria Warren, 1902


Note

The forma bifasciata looks very different from the other forms of geminia and it is very likely that this concerns another species. A thorough revision should reveal this and other similar problems in the genus Cyphura.

 


Distribution

 

 

 

 

STATUS: Widely distributed in New Guinea some adjacent islands.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Waigeo; Roon Island; New Guinea: Manokwari (Dorey Bay), Miei (Wandammen), Eilandenrivier, Upper Setakwa River, Utakwa River. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Borneo, Moluccan islands (Ambon, Batjan, Buru, Halmahera, Kai Islands, Seram), Papua New Guinea, Queensland (Australia).

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


Literature

Seitz, A, 1934. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 10: Spinner und Schwarmer des Indo-Australischen Gebiets, Uraniidae: 93-96. A. Kernen, Stuttgart.