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The Tigermoths (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos

Euchromia dubia (Röber, 1887)

[Glaucopis dubia Röber, 1887] (type (TL: Seram) not located)

ssp. dubia (Röber, 1887)
Euchromia ekeikei Bethune-Baker, 1908 [holotype (TL: Ekeikei, PNG) BMNH]
ssp. fulgens Lathy, 1899
[Euchromia fulgens] [holotype (TL: Numfor, Papua) BMNH]





STATUS: In Papua not very common. In the Moluccas (Buru) represented by subspecies brillantina Rothschild, 1911. On the mainland of New Guinea the nomotypical subspecies occurs, on the island Numfoor ssp. fulgens. Subspecies fulgens is smaller than the other subspecies and brighter with more metallic blue on the abdomen. The species seems to prefer lower altitudes.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: ssp. fulgens: Numfoor: Suer. ssp. dubia: Yapen: Ansus; Waigeo: Camp Nok; Supiori: Nansfori; New Guinea: Ampas (Waris district), Fakfak, Lagari (Nabire district), Landikma, Manokwari, Mapia (Kobowre Mts), Ninay Valley (Arfak), Nomnagihé (Nabire district), Savia (Jayapura district), Sabron Camp (Cyclop Mts), Uskwar (Arso district), Utakwa River, Wangaar (Nabire district). Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Moluccas (Buru), Papua New Guinea.

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






Literature concerning Papua records

Bethune-Baker, G.T., 1908. New Heterocera from British New Guinea. Novitates Zoologicae 15: 175-243.
Seitz A., 1913. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 10: Spinner und Schwarmer des Indo-Australischen Gebiets: 69-120. A. Kernen, Stuttgart.
Zerny, H., 1912. Lepidopterorum Catalogus, 7: Syntomidae: 1-179. W. Junk, Berlin.