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

by Rob de Vos



Monosyntaxis persimilis Rothschild, 1912

[Monosyntaxis persimilis Rothschild, 1912] (holotype: Mt. Goliath, in BMNH)




STATUS: Found in mountainous areas in central New Guinea. The Wandammen Mountains form the West border of its distribution area.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Bivak 40 (Star Mountains), Enarotali, Mt. Kunupi (Kobowre Mts.), Langda, Mt. Goliath (Mt. Yamin), Paniai, Pass Valley, Walmak (Nipsan), Mt. Wondiboy (Wandammen). Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: BMNH, CMWM, KSP, RMNH, ZMAN. 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.
Holloway, J.D., 2001. The Moths of Borneo, part 7: Family Arctiidae, subfamily Lithosiinae: 1-486 (8 plates). The Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur.
Rothschild, L.W., 1912. New Lithosianae. Novitates Zoologicae 19(2): 212-246.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.
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).