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

by Rob de Vos

Lambula plicata Hampson, 1900

[Lambula plicata Hampson, 1900] [holotype: Kapaur [= Fakfak], Papua Barat, Indonesia, in BMNH]

endemic species!






STATUS: A rare species, probably due to its obscure pattern which makes it difficult to identify. The match of the female is arbitrary and mainly done on external characters but should be confirmed by molecular research. The genitalia are undoubtedly of a Lambula species.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Borme, Fakfak, Kouh. Details in gazetteer.


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







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.
Eecke, R. van, 1926. Fauna Buruana. Lepidoptera Heterocera, Fam. Zygaenidae, Syntomidae and Arctiidae. Treubia 7(4): 341-350.
Hampson, G.F., 1900. Catalogus Lepidoptera Phalaenae 2. Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the collection of the British Museum: 589 pp. British Museum, London
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.