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

by Rob de Vos

Blaviodes 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. The species is recently transferred from Scoliacma to Blaviodes (De Vos, 2020b).

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


DATA SOURCES: BMNH. Literature (see below).







Bethune-Baker, G.T., 1904. New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea. Novitates Zoologicae 11(2): 367-429.
De Vos, R., 2020b. The genus Blaviodes Bethune-Baker, 1910 from New Guinea restored and revised, with seven species transferred to this genus and three new species (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini). SUGAPA digital 13(1): 1-34.
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.