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

by Rob de Vos

Spilosoma enarotali De Vos & Suhartawan, 2011

[Spilosoma enarotali De Vos & Suhartawan, 2011] (holotype: Enarotali, in KSP)

endemic species!


The few known specimens of this species show some variation in intensity of the dark vein pattern on the forewings. Two examples of this variation is shown above.








STATUS: This rare species is endemic in Papua. It seems restricted to the Paniai area.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Araboebivak, Enarotali, Paniai. Details in gazetteer.


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






Vos, R. de & D. Suhartawan, 2011. The Spilosoma group of species from New Guinea and adjacent islands (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini). In: Telnov, D., 2011. Biodiversity, Biogeography and Nature Conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea, Vol. I: 299-333.