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

by Rob de Vos

Spilosoma rubribasis (Joicey & Talbot, 1916)

[Diacrisia rubribasis Joicey & Talbot, 1916] (holotype (TL: Anggi Lakes, Arfak Mts.) BMNH)

endemic species!






STATUS: Endemic in Papua. A rare species, only known from the Arfak Mountains, Kobowre Mountains and a single specimen in the Jayawijaya Mountains.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Anggi Lakes (Arfak Mts.), Mt. Kunupi (Kobowre Mts.), Pass Valley. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: BMNH, ZMAN. Literature (see below).







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.
Joicey, J.J. & G. Talbot, 1916. Heterocera. in: Joicey, J.J., A. Noakes & G. Talbot, 1916. New Lepidoptera from Dutch New Guinea. The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1915: 361-386.
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.