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

by Rob de Vos


Lemyra avola (Bethune-Baker, 1908)

[Spilosoma avola Bethune-Baker, 1908] (holotype: Avola, PNG, in BMNH)






STATUS: Rather common in mountainous areas. More abundant in the Central Mountain Range.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Araboebivak, Bidogai, Bivak 39a (Star Mts.), Demaisi, Langda, Mokndoma, Mokwam, Pass Valley, Timeepa, Ubrub, Utakwa River, Walmak (Nipsan). Details in gazetteer.


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







Bethune-Baker, G.T., 1908. New Heterocera from British New Guinea. Novitates Zoologicae 15: 175-243.
Hampson, G.F., 1920. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae. Supplement, volume 2. Catalogue of the Lithosiadae (Arctianae) and Phalaenoididae in the collection of the British Museum: 619 pp. British Museum, London.
Rothschild, L.W., 1914. In: Seitz, A. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 10: Spinner und Schwarmer des Indo-Australischen Gebiets, Arctiidae: 236-263. A. Kernen, Stuttgart.
Rothschild, L.W., 1915. Lepidoptera of the British Ornithologists' Union and Wollaston Expeditions in the Snow Mountains, Southern Dutch New Guinea, Macrolepidoptera: 1-148. Zoological Museum, Tring.
Strand, E., 1919. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 22: Arctiidae: Subfam. Arctiinae: 1-416. W. Junk, Berlin.
Thomas, W., 1990. Die Gattung Lemyra (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) (Spilosomen-Studien Nr. 3). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo Suppl. 9: 1-83.