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

by Rob de Vos

Scoliacma hampsoni Bethune-Baker, 1904

[Scoliacma hampsoni Bethune-Baker, 1904] [holotype: Dinawa, Papua New Guinea, in BMNH]

Ilema nivea Bethune-Baker, 1904 [holotype: Dinawa, Papua New Guinea, in BMNH]
Tigrioides albescens Rothschild, 1912
[syntypes: Utakwa River, Snow Mts., Papua, Indonesia, in BMNH]






STATUS: A widely distributed species of which only the males are easy to identify. Females are more difficult to distinguish from other white Lithosiini.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Base Camp (Utakwa River), Mt. Goliath, Lelambo, Moanemani, Utakwa River. Details in gazetteer.


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







Bethune-Baker, G.T., 1904. New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea. Novitates Zoologicae 11(2): 367-429.
Draudt, M., 1914. In: Seitz, A. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 10: Spinner und Schwarmer des Indo-Australischen Gebiets, Arctiidae: 134-223. A. Kernen, Stuttgart.
Gaede, M., 1925. Arctiiden-Studien (Lep.). Neue und wenig bekannte Arctiiden des Zoologischen Museums Berlin. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 11: 233-251.
Hampson, G.F., 1914. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae. Supplement, volume 1. Catalogue of the Amatidae and Arctiadae (Nolinae and Lithosianae) in the collection of the British Museum: 858 pp. British Museum, London.
Rothschild, W., 1912. New Lithosianae. Novitates Zoologicae 19(2): 212-246.
Rothschild, W., 1915. Lepidoptera of the British Ornithologists' Union and Wollaston Expeditions in the Snow Mountains, Southern Dutch New Guinea, Macrolepidoptera: 148 pp. Zoological Museum, Tring.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.