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

by Rob de Vos

Spilosoma arctichroa (Druce, 1909)

[Diacrisia arctichroa Druce, 1909] (holotype: Fakfak, in BMNH)






STATUS: A common species. The species inhabits lowland and mountainous areas.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Batanta; New Guinea: Ampas, Base Camp (Utakwa River), Borme, Brazza River, Canoe Camp (Utakwa River), Fakfak, Lereh, Ninay Valley (Arfak), Ngat Biep (Arfak), Nipsan, Nomnagihe (Wangaar), Pukusum (Humboldt Bay), Setekwa River, Tuan Wowi (Prafi), Uskwar, Wambes. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: NW Papua New Guinea (Njau Limon).







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