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

by Rob de Vos

Chionatosia chionostola (Hampson, 1918)

[Tigrioides chionostola Hampson, 1918] [holotype: Mt. Goliath, Dutch New Guinea, in BMNH]

endemic species!






STATUS: This is one of the most recognizable white lithosiine species by its red-brown costa and frons. The species is not rare but local.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Mt. Goliath, Pass Valley, Ubrub, Utakwa River. Details in gazetteer.


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







De Vos, R., 2022. Genus Tigrioides Butler, 1877 does not occur in New Guinea, a revision of the taxa concerned from New Guinea with four new genera and nine new species (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini). Suara Serangga Papua (SUGAPA digital) 14(2): 39-76.
Hampson, G.F., 1918. Descriptions of new genera and species of Amatidae, Lithosianae and Noctuidae. Novitates Zoologicae 25(1): 93-217.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.