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

by Rob de Vos

Nishada niveola Hampson, 1900

[Nishada niveola Hampson, 1900] [holotype: Kapaur (Fakfak), Papua Barat, Indonesia, in BMNH]

endemic species!






STATUS: A common species but less common than Nishada impervia. Also found at higher altitudes.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Base Camp, Borme, Foja Mts., Kapaur (Fakfak), Kwerba, Mabilabol, Mokwam, Setekwa River, Sibil, Utakwa River, Walmak. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: BMNH, 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.
Hampson, G.F., 1900. Catalogus Lepidoptera Phalaenae 2. Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the collection of the British Museum: 589 pp. British Museum, London.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.