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

by Rob de Vos




Teulisna bipunctata (Walker, 1866)

[Lithosia bipunctata Walker, 1866] [holotype: Mysol, Indonesia, probably in OXUM]

Corcura mysolica Swinhoe, 1892 [holotype: Mysol, Indonesia, probably in OXUM]
Ilema dinawa Bethune-Baker, 1904 [holotype: Dinawa, PNG, in BMNH]








STATUS: A common species. Occurs in lowlands as well as in highlands.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Misool Island; Waigeo Island: Camp Nok; Numfor Island; Supiori Island: Nansfori; Biak Island: Biak City; New Guinea: Andai, Base Camp (Wollaston exp.), Borme, Brazza River, Canoe Camp (Wollaston exp.), Dotir, Fakfak, Hotice Camp (Foja exp.), Humboldt Bay, Huri-Mber, Kouh, Kwerba, Lelambo, Mokwam, Nabire, Ninay Valley, Prafi, Rasiei, Senopi, Upper Setekwa River, Sorong, Utakwa River, Walmak. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Moluccas, Papua New Guinea.

DATA SOURCES: BMNH, CMWM, KSP, OXUM, RMNH, ZSMC. Literature (see below).







Bethune-Baker, G.T., 1904. New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea. Novitates Zoologicae 11(2): 367-429.
Draudt, M., 1914. In: Seitz, A. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 10: Spinner und Schwarmer des Indo-Australischen Gebiets, Arctiidae (publ. 1907-1933): 134-223. A. Kernen Verlag, Stuttgart.
Edwards, E.D., 1996. In: Nielsen, E.S., E.D. Edwards & T.V. Rangsi, 1996. Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, Arctiidae 4: 1-529 [278-285].
Eecke,R. van, 1926. Fauna Buruana. Lepidoptera Heterocera, Fam. Zygaenidae, Syntomidae and Arctiidae. Treubia 7(4): 341-350.
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. British Museum, London: 858 pp.
Holloway, J.D., 2001. The Moths of Borneo, part 7: Family Arctiidae, subfamily Lithosiinae. The Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur: 1-486 (8 plates).
Rothschild, W., 1915. Lepidoptera of the British Ornithologists' Union and Wollaston Expeditions in the Snow Mountains, Southern Dutch New Guinea, Macrolepidoptera. Zoological Museum, Tring: 1-148.
Rothschild, W., 1916. On the Lepidoptera in the Tring Museum sent by Mr. A.S. Meek from the Admiralty Islands, Dampier and Vulcan Islands. Novitates Zoologicae 23(3): 319-334.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae. W. Junk, Berlin: 501-899.
Swinhoe, C., 1892. Catalogue of Eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of The Oxford Museum, part I, Sphinges and Bombyces. At The Clarendon Press, Oxford: 324 pp.
Walker, F., 1866. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, XXXV. Supplement 5. Trustees British Museum: 1535-2040 pp.