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

by Rob de Vos


Monosyntaxis arfakensis De Vos, 2014

[Monosyntaxis arfakensis De Vos, 2014] (holotype: Mokwam, Arfak Mts., in RMNH)

Endemic species






STATUS: Endemic in the Arfak Mountains. Recently discovered to be separate from the very similar Monosyntaxis bipunctata (Bethune-Baker, 1904) which is endemic in the Owen Stanley Range, PNG.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Anggi Lakes, Demaisi, Mokwam, Ngat Biep, Ninay Valley. Details in gazetteer.


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







Vos, R. de, 2014. The Monosyntaxis Swinhoe, 1901 complex of sibling species in New Guinea (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae: Lithosiini). Biodiversity, Biogeography and Nature Conservation on Wallacea and New Guinea 2: 397-405 (plate 92-101).