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

by Rob de Vos

Lambula bilineata Bethune-Baker, 1904

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

bifasciata Rothschild, 1912
umbrina (Rothschild, 1915)
bilineata Gaede, 1925






STATUS: Widely distributed in New Guinea following the Central Mountain Range and other high mountain ridges. A common species.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Borme, Mt. Goliath, Landikma, Mabilabol, Mokwam, Paniai, Prafi, Setakwa River, Tandia, Utakwa River, Walmak, Warmare Dua. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: NHMUK, KSP, RMNH, ZMHB. 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.
Rothschild, L.W., 1912. New Lithosianae. Novitates Zoologicae 19: 212-246.
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.