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

by Rob de Vos

Nyctemera (Nyctemera) latimargo (Rothschild, 1915)

[Deilemera absurdum latimargo Rothschild, 1915] (lectotype: Setakwa River, Snow Mts., in BMNH)

Endemic Species!






STATUS: Endemic in Papua. Rare. It seems to have no particular altitude preference since it is found from sea level up to 2100 meters.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Base Camp (Setakwa River), Canoe Camp (Setakwa River), Utakwa River, Wamena (Baliem Valley). Details in gazetteer.


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







Bryk, F., 1937. Lepidopterorum Catalogus, 82: Arctiidae, Subfam.: Callimorphinae et Nyctemerinae: 1-105. W. Junk, 's-Gravenhage.
Rothschild, L.W., 1915a. Lepidoptera of the British Ornithologists' Union and Wollaston Expeditions in the Snow Mountains, Southern Dutch New Guinea, Macrolepidoptera: 1-148. Zoological Museum, Tring.
Rothschild, L.W., 1915b. On Lepidoptera from the Islands of Ceram (Seran), Buru, Bali, and Misol. Novitates Zoologicae 22: 209-227.
Vos, R. de, 2007. Revision of the Nyctemera clathratum complex (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 150: 39-54.