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

by Rob de Vos

Brunia ekeikei (Bethune-Baker, 1904)

germana Rothschild, 1912
perplexa Rothschild, 1912








STATUS: A very common species. Females of this species are similar in appearance with Brunia dorsalis (Walker, 1866) and can only with certainty be distinguished by genitalia research.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Waigeo Island: Camp Nok; Numfor: Suer; New Guinea: Baro, Borme, Upper Digul, Dotir River (Wandammen), Mt. Goliath, Hotice Camp (Foja), Ifar, Jayapura, Jiwika, Keerom, Lagari (Nabire), Meja Reserve (Manokwari), Ngat River (Arfak), Prafi, Ransiki, Sentani, Utakwa River, Wamena. Details in gazetteer.


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







Bethune-Baker, G.T., 1904. New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea. Novitates Zoologicae 11(2): 367-429.
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.
Eecke, R. van, 1924. List of the Lepidoptera collected by Mr. W.C. van Heurn during an exploration-expedition in Dutch North New Guinea. Nova Guinea 15: 33-56.
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.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.