The Papua Insects Foundation
The Tigermoths (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini) of Papua Indonesia
by Rob de Vos
Oeonosia pectinata De Vos, 2007
[Oeonosia pectinata De Vos, 2007] [holotype: Waris, Papua, RMNH]
This species was recently discovered and divided from O. aurifera. Externally it is very similar but there are some important differences. Oeonosia aurifera has short pectination in the male antenna, while O. pectinata has distinctly longer pectination. The large dark patch on the forewing is of a different shape, especially in the males. The genitalia are, of course, different. More details can be found in the original description of O. pectinata (De Vos, 2007).
STATUS: This rare species is endemic for Papua Indonesia. Its sister species Oeonosia aurifera is very similar and is found in mountainous areas whereas pectinata is found in lowland.
PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Ampas, Araucaria Camp, Borme, Keerom River, Waris. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: None.
DATA SOURCES: KSP, RMNH. Literature (see below).
Vos, R. de, 2007. A new species of Oeonosia from Indonesian New Guinea (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae, Lithosiinae). Entomofauna 28(27): 269-376.