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

by Rob de Vos

Teratopora haplodes Meyrick, 1889

[Teratopora haplodes Meyrick, 1889] [holotype: Port Moresby, British New Guinea [PNG], in BMNH]

Tigrioides nephelozona Meyrick, 1889 syn.nov. [not published yet]






STATUS: A lowland species which is locally not rare. The taxon nephelozona Meyrick, 1889 is very likely the same species but this should be confirmed by genitalia and DNA.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Andai, Base Camp (Utakwa River), Getentiri, Kouh, Senggo, Upper Setekwa River, Tandia, Warmare Dua. Details in gazetteer.


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







Draudt, M., 1914. In: Seitz, A. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 10: Spinner und Schwarmer des Indo-Australischen Gebiets, Arctiidae: 134-223. A. Kernen, Stuttgart.
Gaede, M., 1925. Arctiiden-Studien (Lep.). Neue und wenig bekannte Arctiiden des Zoologischen Museums Berlin. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 11: 233-251.
Hampson, G.F., 1900. Catalogus Lepidoptera Phalaenae 2. Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the collection of the British Museum. British Museum, London, 589 pp.
Hampson, G.F., 1914. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae. Supplement, volume 1. Catalogue of the Amatidae and Arctiadae (Nolinae and Lithosianae) in the collection of the British Museum: 858 pp. British Museum, London.
Meyrick, E., 1889. On some Lepidoptera from New Guinea. The Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1889: 455-522.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.