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

by Rob de Vos

Lambula aroa Bethune-Baker, 1904

[Lambula aroa Bethune-Baker, 1904] [holotype: Aroa River, PNG, in BMNH]







STATUS: Widely distributed in New Guinea in the Central Mountain Range. In Papua most abundant East from the Baliem Valley but recently also found in the Arfak Mountains and Onin Peninsula.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Borme, Demaisi, Lelambo, Mabilabol, Mokwam, Walmak, Wamena, Werba. Details in gazetteer.


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







Bethune-Baker, G.T., 1904. New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea. Novitates Zoologicae 11(2): 367-429.
De Vos, R. & A. Zilli, 2023. The "plain underwing" Lambula species from New Guinea with ten new species (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini). SUGAPA digital 15(1): 8-61.
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 Museum: 858 pp. British Museum, London.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.