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

by Rob de Vos

Chrysoscota flavostrigata Bethune-Baker, 1904

[Chrysoscota flavostrigata Bethune-Baker, 1904] (holotype: Upper Aroa River, PNG, in BMNH)

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: Distributed in New Guinea. In PNG more localities are known

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Borme, Hotice (Foja Mts.), Huri-Mber, Mabilabol, Utakwa River. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: BMNH, KSP, RMNH, ZMHB. 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: 134-223. A. Kernen, Stuttgart.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.