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

by Rob de Vos

Eilema fuscifrons (Hampson, 1905)

[Ilema fuscifrons Hampson, 1905] [holotype: Upper Aroa River, PNG, BMNH]








STATUS: Probably more widely distributed than shown on the map. The species is often overlooked.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Biak Island: Japanese Cave, Korem; New Guinea: Landikma, Mokwam, Senopi, Walmak. Details in gazetteer.


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







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 Verlag, Stuttgart.
Hampson, G.F., 1905. Descriptions of new genera and species of Syntomidae, Arctiadae, Agaristidae, and Noctuidae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (7)15: 425-453.
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. British Museum, London: 858 pp.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae. W. Junk, Berlin: 501-899.