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The Goat Moths (Lepidoptera: Cossidae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos


Zeuzera caudata Joicey & Talbot, 1916








STATUS: One of the largest Zeuzera species from Papua, though not common. Restricted to lowland areas. Yakovlev (2011b) places this species in the genus Orientozeuzera Yakovlev, 2011. For the time being this is not followed here, because some other specialists have comments on his splitting the genus Zeuzera into 7 (new) genera, until more clearity has been presented.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Supiori: Nansfori; Mioswaar Island: Waprak; New Guinea: Ampas, Asike (Merauke District), Borme, Fyria River (Buruway), Humboldt Bay, Huri-Mber, Sorong, Sota (Merauke), Taja Rifi, Tekai (Keerom District), Wambes, Wandammen Peninsula. Details in gazetteer.


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








Schoorl, J.W., 1990. A phylogenetic study on Cossidae (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia) based on external adult morphology. Zoölogische Verhandelingen 263: 1-295.

Yakovlev, R.V., 2011b. Catalogue of the Family Cossidae of the Old World (Lepidoptera). Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 66: 1-129.