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

by Rob de Vos

 

Darantasia caerulescens Druce, 1898

pervittata Hampson, 1903
extensa Rothschild, 1916


Distribution

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATUS: Widely distributed on New Guinea, mainly found in lowland areas and a common species. Dark forms occur, also known from Papua.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Misool Island; Waigeo Island: Camp Nok; New Guinea: Base G (Jayapura), Gn. Bembab (Arfak Mts), Benyas, Besum, Borme, Dorey (Manokwari), Furu Camp (Foja Mts), Humboldt Bay, Kapaur (Fakfak), Kouh, Mt. Kunupi (Kobowre Mts), Kwerba, Lelambo, Manirim, Marina Valen, Maripi, Nabire, Sabron Camp (Cyclops Mts), Sentani, Sorong, Taja Rifi, Ubrub. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea, Dampier Island, Fergusson Island.

DATA SOURCES: BMNH, CMWM, KSP, MFNB, RMNH, ZSMC, Remco Hofland.

 

 

 

 

 


Literature

De Vos, R., 2019. The genus Darantasia Walker, 1859 from New Guinea (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini). SUGAPA digital 11(2): 95-136.