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

by Rob de Vos

Spilosoma hypsoides (Rothschild, 1914 )

[Diacrisia hypsoides Rothschild, 1914] (lectotype: Ninay Valley, Central Arfak Mts., in BMNH)

endemic species!







STATUS: Very rare, endemic in Papua. Only three male specimens are known. The species resembles more or less the very common Nicetosoma papuana.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Ninay Valley (Arfak). Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: BMNH. Literature (see below).






Rothschild, L.W., 1914. In: Seitz, A., Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 10: Spinner und Schwarmer des Indo-Australischen Gebiets, Arctiidae: 236-263, A. Kernen, Stuttgart.
Strand, E., 1919. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 22: Arctiidae: Subfam. Arctiinae: 1-416. W. Junk, Berlin.
Thomas, W., 1990. Die von Rothschild, L.D., in Seitz, A., Die Grossschmetterlinge der Erde, Bd. 10, beschriebenen Spilosoma-Arten (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) (Spilosomen-Studien 4). Nota Lepidopterologica 13(2-3): 177-185.
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.