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.
The subfamily is defined, with comments on its relationship within the
Arctiidae and on tribal groupings. Aspects of its biogeography and ecology
Attempts are made to resolve the generic status of taxa previously placed
in Asura Walker and Miltochrista Hübner.
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