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

by Rob de Vos

Nyctemera (Nyctemera) mesolychna Meyrick, 1889

[Nyctemera mesolychna Meyrick, 1889] (holotype: Mt. Obree, South PNG, in BMNH)


Deilemera pratti Bethune-Baker, 1904 (lectotype: Dinawa, PNG, in BMNH)






STATUS: A rare species. It seems to prefer moderate altitudes.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Ampas (Waris district), Genyem. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: ZMAN. Literature (see below).








Bryk, F., 1937. Lepidopterorum Catalogus, 82: Arctiidae, Subfam.: Callimorphinae et Nyctemerinae: 1-105. W. Junk, 's-Gravenhage.
Kirby, W.F., 1892. A synonymic catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera (Moths). Vol I. Sphinges and Bombyces: 951 pp. Gurney & Jackson, London and Friedländer & son, Berlin.
Meyrick, E., 1889. On some Lepidoptera from New Guinea. The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1889: 455-522.
Pagenstecher, A., 1901. Über die Gattung Nyctemera Hübn. und Ihre Verwandten. Jahrbücher des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde 54: 91-175.
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.
Swinhoe, C., 1903. On the Genus Deilemera Hübner. The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1903: 53-85.
Vos, R. de, 2007. Revision of the Nyctemera clathratum complex (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 150: 39-54.
Zamesov, A.N. & O.G. Gorbunov, 2014. To the knowledge of Macroheterocera of Southeast Asia and New Guinea. III. Tiger moths (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Arctiinae) of Papua Province, Indonesia. Biodiversity, Biogeography and Nature Conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea 2: 437-448.