The Papua Insects Foundation
The Tigermoths (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini) of Papua Indonesia
by Rob de Vos
Darantasia xenodora (Meyrick, 1886)
goldiei Druce, 1898
obliqua Hampson, 1900
STATUS: Widely distributed on New Guinea, mainly found in lowland areas. Not so common as caerulescens. Dark forms occur, an extreme form is known from Numfor Island (picture). It is checked on genitalia and turned out to be xenodora.
PAPUA LOCALITIES: Numfor Island: Namber; New Guinea: Andai, Getentiri, Mt. Goliath, Senggo, Tanah Merah, Utakwa River. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea.
DATA SOURCES: BMNH, KSP, RMNH.
De Vos, R., 2019. The genus Darantasia Walker, 1859 from New Guinea (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini). SUGAPA digital 11(2): 95-136.