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

by Rob de Vos

Lambula flavogrisea (Rothschild, 1912)

[Poliosia flavogrisea Rothschild, 1912] [holotype: nr Utakwa River, Papua, in NHMUK]

endemic species!






STATUS: Little is known about this species since only few female specimens are known. The male is unknown. The wide gap between the two known localities indicate a wide distribution area of this probably rare species.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Andai, Utakwa River. Details in gazetteer.


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







De Vos, R., 2019. The "underwing" Lambula species from New Guinea with twelve new species (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini). SUGAPA digital 12(1): 57-89.
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.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.