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

by Rob de Vos






Oeonosia longistriga (Bethune-Baker, 1908)

[Palaeosia longistriga Bethune-Baker, 1908] [holotype: Biagi River, PNG, in BMNH]


Palaeosia grandis Bethune-Baker, 1908 [holotype: Mt. Kebea, PNG. in BMNH]
Palaeosia plagiata Rothschild, 1912 [syntypes: Mt. Goliath, in BMNH]
Calamidia reticulata Rothschild, 1912 [holotype: Biagi River, PNG, in BMNH]


This species is extremely variable. The most occurring forms are depicted here.






STATUS: A very common species in mountainous areas. The generic position of this species is recently revised.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Enarotali, Furu Camp (Foja Mts.), Mt. Goliath (Gn. Yamin), Kwerba, Langda, Mabilabol, Modio, Mokndoma, Mokwam, Paniai Lakes, Pass Valley, Timeepa, Walmak (Nipsan), Wasior. Details in gazetteer.


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







Bethune-Baker, G.T., 1908. New Heterocera from British New Guinea. Novitates Zoologicae 15: 175-243.
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.
Rothschild, L.W., 1912. New Lithosianae. Novitates Zoologicae 19: 212-246.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.
Vos, R. de, 2012. Revised generic position of the Palaeosia and Calamidia related species in New Guinea (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini). Sugapa 6(4): 107-128.