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

by Rob de Vos




Graphosia ochracea Bethune-Baker, 1904

[Graphosia ochracea Bethune-Baker, 1904] [holotype (female): Aroa River, PNG, in BMNH]

Pseudilema dinawa Bethune-Baker, 1904 [holotype (male): Dinawa, PNG, in BMNH]






STATUS: A common species which is widely distributed in New Guinea, but restricted to mountainous areas.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Araboe Camp, Borme, Canoe Camp, Demaisi, Foja Mts., Mt. Goliath (Gn. Yamin), Huri-Mber, Mabilabol, Mokwam, Pass Valley, Setekwa River, Sibil, Utakwa River, Walmak. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: BMNH, KSP, RMNH. 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.

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
: 858 pp. British Museum, London.
Rothschild, L.W., 1915. Lepidoptera of the British Ornithologists' Union and Wollaston Expeditions in the Snow Mountains, Southern Dutch New Guinea, Macrolepidoptera: 148 pp. Zoological Museum, Tring.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.