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

by Rob de Vos




Neosyntaxis warringtonella (Bethune-Baker, 1908)

[Ilema warringtonella Bethune-Baker, 1908] [holotype: Owgarra, PNG, in BMNH]


Calamidia warringtonella goliathina Rothschild, 1912 [syntypes: Mt. Goliath, in BMNH]






STATUS: Locally rather common. Widely distributed over New Guinea. Prefers mountainous areas. The genus is recently revised.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Bivak 39a (Mabilabol, Star Mts), Furu Camp (Foja Mts), Mt. Goliath (Gn. Yamin), Kwerba, Mokndoma, Mokwam, Pass Valley, Walmak (Nipsan). Details in gazetteer.


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







Bethune-Baker, G.T., 1908. New Heterocera from British New Guinea. Novitates Zoologicae 15: 175-243.
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.
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.
Vos, R. de, 2012. Revised generic position of the Palaeosia and Calamidia related species in New Guinea (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini). Sugapa 6(4): 107-128.