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

by Rob de Vos

Tylanthes ptochias Meyrick, 1889

[Tylanthes ptochias Meyrick, 1889] [holotype: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, in BMNH]

Nishada louisiadensis Rothschild, 1913 [holotype: Sudest Island, Louisiade Archipelago, PNG, in BMNH]







STATUS: A common species, particularly the male. Seems to occur in lowlands as well as highlands.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Andai, Dotir, Enarotali, Foja Mountains, Pass Valley, Rasiei, Sentani, Walmak, Yongsu (Jayapura). 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.
Edwards, E.D., 1996. Arctiidae. In: Nielsen, E.S., E.D. Edwards & T.V. Rangsi, 1996. Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia 4: 529 pp. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera.
Hampson, G.F., 1900. Catalogus Lepidoptera Phalaenae 2. Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the collection of the British Museum: 589 pp. British Museum, London.
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.
Rothschild, W., 1913. New Lithosianae. Novitates Zoologicae 20(1): 192-226.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.