Spitsyn V.M. 2023. New records of tiger moths (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae) from Flores Island, Indonesia // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.32. No.3: 316–321 [in English].

N. Laverov Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Nikolsky Avenue, 20, 163020, Arkhangelsk, Russia. E-mail: spitsyn.v.m.91993@yandex.ru

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.32.3.07

ABSTRACT. The samples of Arctiini Leach, [1815] collected from Flores Island (Indonesia) and other nearby small islands and deposited in the Russian Museum of Biodiversity Hotspots were studied. The number of processed samples (previously unpublished) belonging to 12 species are 87. Three species are new to the Lepidoptera fauna of island: Utetheisa lotrix (Cramer, 1779), Argina astrea (Drury, 1777), and Mangina argus (Kollar, [1847]). Mangina argus is first detected to the east of Wallacean lineage. This finding represents the easternmost known locality of the species and the genus. Thus, the total number of Amerilini and Arctiini species in the fauna of Flores Island is 26 species.

KEY WORDS: Lesser Sunda Archipelago, Wallacean lineage, East Nusa Tenggara, island biogeography, biodiversity.

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