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

by Rob de Vos

Teratopora unifascia (Rothschild, 1912)

[Ilema unifascia Rothschild, 1912] [holotype: Kumusi River, British New Guinea [PNG], in BMNH]

Teratopora plicata Hampson, 1914 syn.nov. [not published yet]






STATUS: A lowland species which is rare. The taxon plicata Hampson, 1914 is very likely the same species but this should be confirmed by genitalia and DNA.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Prafi, Senopi, Upper Setekwa River, Teminaboean. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: BMNH, CMWM, RMNH. 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.
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.
Rothschild, W., 1912. New Lithosianae. Novitates Zoologicae 19(2): 212-246.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.