Asota  brunnescens    Nieuwenhuis,  1948

Photograph by: JHH Zwier by courtesy RMNH Leiden Netherlands
Holotype: RMNH
   Sulawesi Indonesia

Photograph by: JHH Zwier
   Banggai Isl. Indonesia

 about    mm  ( n = )
 about    mm  ( n = )

Distribution according to the collections mentioned in the chapter
“Museums” and the literature.

- Banggai Archipelago ( Peleng isl Sambiut )

Holotype at:

Holotype at:

National Museum of Natural History, Leiden Netherlands


Type Asota brunnescens  Nieuwenhuis 1948


-          Museum Leiden, holotype, red label

-          Banggassi (?), Lambioil (?), 29-09-’36, r.d.Bergh

-          Asota heliconia L. subsp. Of sp. nov.?, W. Roepke det. 1942

-          niet in Mus. Leiden

-          Museum Leiden, Asota brunnescens, Vwhs, Det. ♀

-          holotype




Head, patagia and thorax ochreous, antennae dark brown with a yellow front of the second joint, abdomen ochreous with on the sides remnants of black rings. Fore wings brown, the veins yellow at the base a black dot in an outwardly disposed black orange field, before two black dots on the costa. Hind wings , yellow with brown edge which to the apex broad, but at the tornus tapering, dark brown stripe on the transverse vein and similarly colored dot in the cell at the bottom. of the forewing. Underside hind wing brown with front and rear edge, drawn as above. 66 mm.

This copy of the first description is taken from a book or a periodical out of the library of the Dutch Entomological Society in Amsterdam.

*A lot of data are from the author of the first description.