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

by Rob de Vos

Tigrioides chionostola Hampson, 1918

[Tigrioides chionostola Hampson, 1918] [holotype: Mt. Goliath, Dutch New Guinea, in BMNH]

endemic species!






STATUS: This is one of the most recognizable white lithosiine species by its red-brown costa and frons. The generic status of this species is, however, to be discussed. Genital and DNA research should reveal the true position of this species. The species is not rare but local.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Mt. Goliath, Pass Valley, Ubrub, Utakwa River. Details in gazetteer.


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







Hampson, G.F., 1918. Descriptions of new genera and species of Amatidae, Lithosianae and Noctuidae. Novitates Zoologicae 25(1): 93-217.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.