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

by Rob de Vos

Chrysoscota conjuncta Rothschild, 1912

[Chrysoscota lacteiplaga ab. conjuncta Rothschild, 1912] (holotype: Utakwa River, Snow Mts., in BMNH)

endemic species!

Similar species

The four known Chrysoscota species occuring in Papua Indonesia are rather easy to distinguish. To make it more easy the right wings of all four species are depicted to compare. Notice the black thorax of albomaculata, while in the other species the head and collar are pale yellow.




STATUS: Until now only found in Papua Indonesia but it is to be expected to occur in Papua New Guinea too. It is found in mountainous and lowland areas. The status of the taxon is here provisionally revised. Chrysoscota conjuncta is certainly of species level.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Ifar, Mokwam, Setekwa River, Utakwa River, Walmak (Nipsan). Details in gazetteer.


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








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.
Rothschild, L.W., 1912. New Lithosianae. Novitates Zoologicae 19(2): 212-246.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.