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

by Rob de Vos




Nyctemera (Dondera) hyalina (Bethune-Baker, 1910)

ssp. hyalina Bethune-Baker, 1910 [Deilemera hyalina] (holotype: Arfak, in BMNH)







STATUS: ssp. hyalina is restricted to the Arfak Mountains. It can locally be abundant.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: ssp. hyalina: New Guinea: Arfak Mountains, Demaisi, Mokwam, Ninay Valley, Ngat Biep. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: ssp. stresemanni Rothschild, 1915: Seram, Buru; ssp. diaphana Roepke, 1949: Sulawesi.

DATA SOURCES: ssp. hyalina: BMNH, CKC, CMWM, ZMAN. Literature (see below).




Literature refering to Papua records

Bethune-Baker, G.T., 1910. Descriptions of new species of Heterocera from New Guinea. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8)6: 441-458.
Bryk, F., 1937. Lepidopterorum Catalogus, 82: Arctiidae, Subfam.: Callimorphinae et Nyctemerinae: 1-105, W. Junk, ’s-Gravenhage.
Dubatolov, V. & A.V. Volynkin, 2017. On the systematic position of the genera Paraplastis Hampson, Migoplastis Felder and Dondera Moore (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae). Zootaxa 4358
(2): 258–270.
Kishida, Y., 1994. The browni-group of Nyctemera (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) from the Philippines, with descriptions of three new species. Tinea 14(1): 13-19.
Roepke, W., 1949. The genus Nyctemera Hübner. Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 100(2): 47-70.
Seitz, A., 1915. VI. Subfamilie: Callimorphinae & VII. Subfamilie: Nyctemerinae. In: A. Seitz (ed.). Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 10: Spinner und Schwärmer des Indo-Australischen Gebiets: 264-290, A. Kernen, Stuttgart.