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

by Rob de Vos

Orieosia hypopolius (Rothschild, 1916)

[Lambula hypopolius Rothschild, 1916] [holotype: Dampier Island [= Karkar], PNG, in BMNH]

Pachycerosia bipuncta f. simplex Gaede, 1925 syn. nov.






STATUS: A common species from lowlands with a peculiar distribution pattern. The type locality is Karkar Island, East of PNG. Furthermore it is known from the eastern mainland of New Guinea and, with a wide gap, in the westernmost part in Papua, Indonesia.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Waigeo Island: Camp Nok; Batanta Island; New Guinea: Huri-Mber, Utakwa River, Warkapi, Warmare Dua, Werba, Yuwong. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea, Karkar Island.

DATA SOURCES: BMNH, KSP-PIF, MFNB, RMNH. Literature (see below).







De Vos, R., 2022. The genus Orieosia Bucsek, 2012 also found in New Guinea, with description of two new species (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini. Zootaxa 5188(2): 179-188.
Rothschild, W., 1916. On the Lepidoptera in the Tring Museum sent by Mr. A.S. Meek from the Admiralty Islands, Dampier and Vulcan Islands. Novitates Zoologicae 23(3): 319-334.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.