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The Chloephorinae, Ariolicini (Lepidoptera: Nolidae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos





Maceda mansueta Walker, [1858]

obtenta (Walker, 1858)
rufescens Bethune-Baker, 1906
rufibasis Warren, 1912 syn. nov.
rufimacula Prout, 1921
mansuetana Gaede, 1938
mansuetella Gaede, 1938
mansuetodes Gaede, 1938
albolineata Warren, xxxx
interjuncta Warren, xxxx
ochrea Warren, xxxx
rotundimacula Warren, 1912
axutha Prout, xxxx


The species is extremely variable as shown below.






STATUS: Widely distributed and a very common species. It is extremely variable in wing pattern. Characteristic is the semihyaline central part on the hindwing which resembles those of the Stictopterinae (Euteliidae).

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Waigeo Island: Camp Nok; Supiori Island: Nansfori; Biak Island: Marauw; Roon Island: Yende; Numfor Island; Mioswaar Island; New Guinea: Abmisibil, Ampas, Boma, Demaisi, Depapre, Fakfak, Huri-Mber, Jayapura, Kobrey, Kouh (Merauke District), Mt. Kunupi, Lelambo, Mokwam, Ninay Valley, Nomnagihé, Pass Valley, Prafi, Rasiei, Senopi, Sentani, Upper Setekwa River, Tuan Wowi, Uskwar, Utakwa River, Walmak, Warkapi, waterfall (Cyclops Mts), Werba. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Indo-Australia, including Papua New Guinea and further to Fiji.

DATA SOURCES: BMNH, KSP, RMNH, Sandra Lamberts, Peter Jan de Vries. Literature: Holloway, 2003.







Holloway, J.D., 2003. Moths of Borneo, Nolidae: 279 pp.