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

by Rob de Vos

Blaviodes laniata (Hampson, 1914)

[Tigrioides laniata Hampson, 1914] [syntype: Iwaka River, Papua, Indonesia, in BMNH]

endemic species!






STATUS: A rare and local species. The match of male and female in the syntype series should be confirmed by DNA research. The species is recently transferred from Scoliacma to Blaviodes (De Vos, 2020b).

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Borme, Iwaka River. Details in gazetteer.


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







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.
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,
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.