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

by Rob de Vos

Scoliosia brunnescens (Rothschild, 1912)

[Scoliacma brunnescens Rothschild, 1912] [holotype: Angabunga River, affl. of St. Joseph River, British New Guinea [PNG], in BMNH]

Scoliosia brunnescens ab. debrunneata Strand, 1922 (infraspecific name)






STATUS: Locally a common species. Females were until recently unknown, but discovered in the Arfak Mountains.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Araboebivak (Arabu Camp), Borme, Demaisi, Foja Mountains, Mokwam, Paniai, Walmak. Details in gazetteer.


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







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., 1912. New Lithosianae. Novitates Zoologicae 19(2): 212-246.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.