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

by Rob de Vos

Blaviodes virginea (Bethune-Baker, 1908)

[Scoliacma virginea Bethune-Baker, 1908] [syntype: Owgarra, Papua New Guinea, in BMNH]






STATUS: A common species with a wide distribution in New Guinea but only in mountainous areas. Females are much more frequently seen than males. Recently transferred from Scoliacma to Blaviodes (De Vos, 2020b).

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Araboebivak (Arabu Camp), Borme, Foja Mts., Mt. Goliath, Jiwika, Mt. Kunupi, Langda, Mokwam, Pass Valley, Sibil, Walmak, Wondiwoi Mts. (Wandammen). Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: BMNH, KSP, RMNH, Sandra Lamberts. 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.
Bethune-Baker, G.T., 1908. New Heterocera from British New Guinea. Novitates Zoologicae 15: 175-243.
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.
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.