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

by Rob de Vos

Lambula laniafera Hampson, 1900

[Lambula laniafera Hampson, 1900] [holotype: Kapaur [= Fakfak], Papua Barat, Indonesia, in BMNH]

endemic species!


Distribution

 

 

 

 

STATUS: Very similar to Lambula aroa but with a straight fascia instead of an angled one and the direction of the fascia is different. A common species. It seems to be endemic to Papua, all presumed specimens from PNG appeared to belong to Lambula aroa.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Andai, Brazza River, Fakfak, Humboldt Bay, Lagari (Samabusa), Gn. Meja Reserve, Ngat Biep, Sentani, Setekwa River, Tandia, Utakwa River, Werba. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: none.

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

 

 

 

 

 


Literature

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., 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.
Rothschild, L.W., 1915. Lepidoptera of the British Ornithologists' Union and Wollaston Expeditions in the Snow Mountains, Southern Dutch New Guinea, Macrolepidoptera: 148 pp. Zoological Museum, Tring.
Strand, E., 1922. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 26: Arctiidae: Subfam. Lithosiinae: 501-899. W. Junk, Berlin.