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

by Rob de Vos


Semicalamidia owgarra (Bethune-Baker, 1908)

[Ilema owgarra Bethune-Baker, 1908] [holotype: Owgarra, PNG, in BMNH]

Calamidia castanea Rothschild, 1912 [holotype: Mt. Goliath, in BMNH]





STATUS: A rather rare species. Widely distributed over New Guinea. Seems to prefer mountainous areas. Calamidia castanea is recently synonymized with Semicalamidia owgarra.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Mt. Goliath (Gn. Yamin), Lake Habbema, Mokwam, Pass Valley, Walmak, Wasior (Wandammen). Details in gazetteer.


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








Bethune-Baker, G.T., 1908. New Heterocera from British New Guinea. Novitates Zoologicae 15: 175-243.
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.
Rothschild, L.W., 1912. New Lithosianae. Novitates Zoologicae 19: 212-246.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.