Department of Entomology, The Natural History
Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, U.K.
lithosiine Arctiidae are described (298 species in 70 genera. mostly assigned to
3 tribes). For each species, a diagnosis and the geographical range are given
and, where known, details of habitat preference and biology. Summary lists are
provided of the new taxa described (2 genera, 118 species and 1 subspecies) as
well as of numerous other taxonomic changes. A checklist of all species
summarises the fauna.
subfamily is defined, with comments on its relationship within the Arctiidae and
on tribal groupings. Aspects of its biogeography and ecology are noted.
are made to resolve the generic status of taxa previously placed in Asura Walker
and Miltochrista Hübner.
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