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

by Rob de Vos

Eilema testaceoflava (Rothschild, 1912)

[Ilema testaceoflava Rothschild, 1912] [syntype: Kumusi River, PNG, BMNH]








STATUS: The genus Eilema needs a thorough revision for the New Guinea species. It is to be expected that many sibling species will be discovered. Eilema testaceoflava is probably widely distributed but many look alikes may be misidentified among them.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Foja Mts., Upper Setekwa River. Details in gazetteer.


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