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

by Rob de Vos

Graphosia polylophota Hampson, 1914

[Graphosia polylophota Hampson, 1914] [holotype: Haidana, Collingwood Bay, PNG, in BMNH]

Graphosia polylophota griseola Rothschild, 1916 [holotype: Vulcan Island, PNG, in BMNH]
Graphosia simplex Rothschild, 1916
[holotype: Dampier Island, PNG, in BMNH]






STATUS: Widely distributed in lowland areas on New Guinea and some eastern islands

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Dabra, Depapre, Huri-Mber, Kouh, Rasiei, Senggo, Taja Rifi, Tandia, Timika, Yuwong (Keerom). Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea, Vulcan Island [Manam], Dampier Island [Karkar].

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







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: 858 pp. British Museum, London.
Rothschild, L.W., 1916. On the Lepidoptera in the Tring Museum sent by Mr. A.S. Meek from the Admiralty Islands, Dampier and Vulcan Islands. Novitates Zoologicae 23(3): 319-334.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.