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

by Rob de Vos

Scoliacma aroa Bethune-Baker, 1904

[Scoliacma aroa Bethune-Baker, 1904] [holotype: Aroa River, Papua New Guinea, in BMNH]

Melanaema apiciplaga Rothschild, 1913 [holotype: Utakwa River, Papua, in BMNH]






STATUS: A rare species, in Papua only known by the holotype of apiciplaga Rothschild, 1913.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Utakwa River. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: BMNH. Literature (see below).







Bethune-Baker, G.T., 1904. New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea. Novitates Zoologicae 11(2): 367-429.
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.
Hampson, G.F., 1914. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae. Supplement, volume 1. Catalogue of the Amatidae and Arctiadae (Nolinae and Lithosianae) in the collection of the British Museum: 858 pp. British Museum, London.
Rothschild, W., 1913. New Lithosianae. Novitates Zoologicae 20(1): 192-226.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.