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

by Rob de Vos

Lemyra punctatostrigata (Bethune-Baker, 1904)

[Maenas punctatostrigata Bethune-Baker, 1904] (holotype: Mt. Kebea, PNG, in BMNH)


Maenas punctistrigata; sensu Rothschild, 1910 [incorrect spelling]
Maenas punctatostrigata ceramensis Talbot, 1929 (holotype: Seram, in BMNH)






STATUS: Rather rare. Apparently always near river systems at moderate altitudes.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Ampas (Waris District), Genyem, Iwaka River, Om (Keerom, Waris District), Setekwa River, Wendane (Jayapura District). Details in gazetteer.


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







Bethune-Baker, G.T., 1904. New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea. Novitates Zoologicae 11(2): 367-429.
Hampson, G.F., 1920. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae. Supplement, volume 2. Catalogue of the Lithosiadae (Arctianae) and Phalaenoididae in the collection of the British Museum: 619 pp. British Museum, London.
Rothschild, L.W., 1910. Catalogue of the Arctianae in the Tring Museum, with notes and descriptions of new species II. Novitates Zoologicae 17(2): 113-171.
Rothschild, L.W., 1914. In: Seitz, A. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde 10: Spinner und Schwarmer des Indo-Australischen Gebiets, Arctiidae: 236-263. A. Kernen, Stuttgart.
Strand, E., 1919. Lepidopterorum Catalogus 22: Arctiidae: Subfam. Arctiinae: 1-416. W. Junk, Berlin.
Talbot, G., 1929. Descriptions of some moths collected by Messrs. C., F., and J. Pratt in New Guinea, Ceram, Buru, and Sumatra. The Bulletin of the Hill Museum, Witley 3(2): 87-95.
Thomas, W., 1990. Die Gattung Lemyra (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae) (Spilosomen-Studien Nr. 3). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo Suppl. 9: 1-83.
Zamesov, A.N. & O.G. Gorbunov, 2014. To the knowledge of Macroheterocera of Southeast Asia and New Guinea. III. Tiger moths (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Arctiinae) of Papua Province, Indonesia. Biodiversity, Biogeography and Nature Conservation in Wallacea and New Guinea 2: 437-448.