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

by Rob de Vos

Brunia dorsalis (Walker, 1866)

griseaplagata Bethune-Baker,
louisiadensis Rothschild, 1912








STATUS: A common species. Females of this species are similar in appearance with Brunia ekeikei (Bethune-Baker, 1904) and can only with certainty be distinguished by genitalia research.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Biak Island: Korem; New Guinea: Borme, Depapre, Foja Mts., Getentiri, Huri-Mber, Kouh, Meja Reserve (Manokwari), Mokwam, Prafi, Senopi, Sentani, Yongsu. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Sula Island, Papua New Guinea, Louisiade Archipelago, North Australia.

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







Draudt, M., 1914. In: Seitz, A.: Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 10: Spinner und Schwarmer des Indo-Australischen Gebiets, Arctiidae (publ. 1907-1933): 134-223. A. Kernen, Stuttgart.
Edwards, E.D., 1996. Arctiidae. In: Nielsen, E.S., E.D. Edwards & T.V. Rangsi, 1996. Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera 4: 1-529.
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.
Holloway, J.D., 2001. The Moths of Borneo, part 7: Family Arctiidae, subfamily Lithosiinae: 1-486 (8 plates). The Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur.
Rothschild, W., 1912. New Lithosianae. Novitates Zoologicae 19(2): 212-246.
Rothschild, W., 1916. On the Lepidoptera in the Tring Museum sent by Mr. A.S. Meek from the Admiralty Islands, Dampier and Vulcan Islands. Novitates Zoologicae 23(3): 319-334.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.