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

by Rob de Vos




Spilosoma vulgaris De Vos & Suhartawan, 2011

[Spilosoma vulgaris De Vos & Suhartawan, 2011] (holotype (TL: Anggi Lakes, Arfak Mts.) BMNH)






STATUS: Odd enough this common species mainly from the Central Highlands has been overlooked by previous entomologists. It is closely related to Spilosoma kebea and S. rubribasis but different wing pattern and genitalia confirm the species status of this taxon. Particularly in the Jayawijaya Mountains it is the dominant Spilosoma species.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Bilogai, Bokondini, Borme, Demaisi, Enarotali, Jafi, Mt. Kunupi (Kobowre Mts.), Mt. Lina (Cyclops), Mabilabol, Maibrik, Mokwam, Paniai, Pass Valley, Sarmi, Walisi, Walmak, Wamena, Warkapi, Wasior, Yahukimo. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: BMNH, CMWM, KSP, RMNH, ZMAN, ZSMC, coll. Teemu. 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.