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

by Rob de Vos


Heterallactis phlogozona (Turner, 1904)

chrysauges Turner, 1940







STATUS: A rare species. Widely distributed in New Guinea to North Australia. The few records from Papua are with undefined locality. One specimen carries "D.K. bivak" on the label (coll. RMNH) and is from 4th March 1910. None of the 1910 Dutch expeditions were in New Guinea at that date and what "D.K." stands for is unclear. However, it is very likely that it was from the Second South New Guinea Expedition which approached Mount Wilhelmina (Gn Trikora) from the south side. In that case the specimens must have been collected upstreams along the Lorentz River, on the map near the red dot.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: D.K. bivak (see remark above).

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Fergusson Island (Papua New Guinea), Queensland (Australia).