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

by Rob de Vos

Blaviodes ochracea Bethune-Baker, 1910

[Blaviodes ochracea Bethune-Baker, 1910] [holotype: Arfak Mountains, Papua, Indonesia, in BMNH]

endemic species!






STATUS: Only known by two specimens, the old holotype in BMNH (London) and a recently collected specimen. It must be a rare species. Its generic position is uncertain, it seems related to Graphosia which should be confirmed by the genitalia and DNA.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Arfak Mountains (holotype, no detailed locality known), Mokwam. Details in gazetteer.


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







Bethune-Baker, G.T., 1910. Descriptions of new species of Heterocera from New Guinea. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History 8(6): 441-458.
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.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.