The Papua Insects Foundation
The Tigermoths (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiini) of Papua Indonesia
by Rob de Vos
Trichocerosia variabilis (Rothschild, 1913)
antemedialis Strand, 1922
discoidalis Strand, 1922
STATUS: A local species which can be abundant at the few localities where it is found. Restricted to the northwestern part of New Guinea. As the name of the species indicates it is extremely variable. The only known female of the species was just recently discovered, in Warkapi.
PAPUA LOCALITIES: Waigeo Island; Misool Island; New Guinea: Warkapi. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: none.
DATA SOURCES: BMNH, RMNH, Mehd Halaouate.