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

by Rob de Vos


Nicetosoma meforensis De Vos, 2011

Nicetosoma meforensis De Vos, 2011 (holotype: Numfor Island, in BMNH]





STATUS: An endemic species for Numfor Island. Apart from the genitalia it is externally distinguished from Nicetosoma papuana by the ochreous yellow forewings instead of buff. Only four specimens are known untill now.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Numfor Island: Suer, Namber. Details in gazetteer.


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








Vos, R. de, 2011. Nicetosoma gen. nov., a new genus for the “Spilosoma” niceta group of species East of the Weber Line (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini). Suara Serangga Papua 5(4): 109-144.