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

by Rob de Vos




Spilosoma owgarra (Bethune-Baker, 1908)

[Diacrisia owgarra Bethune-Baker, 1908] (holotype: Owgarra, PNG, BMNH)

ssp. owgarra (Bethune-Baker, 1908)
ougarra sensu Rothschild, 1910; 1914 [misspelling]






STATUS: A common species which prefers mountainous areas.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Borme, Mabilabol (Oksibil), Pass Valley, Walmak (Nipsan), Yahukimo (Nipsan). Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: ssp. owgarra: West and SE Papua New Guinea; ssp. germanica (Rothschild, 1910): NE Papua New Guinea.

DATA SOURCE: BMNH, CMWM, KSP, RMNH, ZMAN. Literature (see below).







Bethune-Baker, G.T., 1908. New Heterocera from British New Guinea. Novitates Zoologicae 15: 175-243.
Rothschild, L.W., 1910. Catalogue of the Arctianae in the Tring Museum, with notes and descriptions of new species II. Novitates Zoologicae 17(2): 113-171.
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.
Hampson, G.F., 1920. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae. Supplement, volume 2. Catalogue of the Lithosiadae (Arctianae) and Phalaenoididae in the collection of the British Museum: 619 pp. British Museum, London.
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.