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

by Rob de Vos



Scoliacma brunnea Druce, 1899

[Scoliacma brunnea Druce, 1899] [holotype: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, in BMNH]

Ilema hades Bethune-Baker, 1904 [holotype: Dinawa, Papua New Guinea, in BMNH]
Nishada brunnea Rothschild, 1912 (nec Druce, 1899) [syntype: Kumusi River, Papua New Guinea, in BMNH]






STATUS: A common species, widely distributed in New Guinea. Found in lowland as well as at higher altitudes.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Waigeo: Camp Nok; Batanta Island; New Guinea: Andai, Aramsolki, Borme, Cyclops Mountains, Demaisi, Etna Bay, Mt. Goliath, Lelambo, Mabilabol, Mimika River, Mokwam, Nomnagihé, Prafi, Resibivak (3rd Southwest NG Expedition), Senopi, Setekwa River, Tuan Wowi, Utakwa River, Walmak, Warmare Dua, waterfall (Cyclops Mts). Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: BMNH, KSP, RMNH, Siep Sinnema, Peter Jan de Vries. 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.
Gaede, M., 1925. Arctiiden-Studien (Lep.). Neue und wenig bekannte Arctiiden des Zoologischen Museums Berlin. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 11: 233-251.
Hampson, G.F., 1900. Catalogus Lepidoptera Phalaenae 2. Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the collection of the British Museum: 589 pp. British Museum, London.
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., 1912. New Lithosianae. Novitates Zoologicae 19(2): 212-246.
Rothschild, W., 1915. Lepidoptera of the British Ornithologists' Union and Wollaston Expeditions in the Snow Mountains, Southern Dutch New Guinea, Macrolepidoptera: 148 pp. Zoological Museum, Tring.
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.