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

by Rob de Vos

Spilosoma ruficosta (Joicey & Talbot, 1916)

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

endemic species!





STATUS: Endemic in the Arfak Mountains in Papua. Very rare, only 2 specimens are presently known (the holotype and paratype).

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Anggi Lakes (Arfak Mts.). Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: BMNH. 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.