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The Leaf Blotch Miner moths (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) of Papua Indonesia

by Merel M. van Haren

The checklist is based on all relevant literature and additional collection records. Species in grey are found in Papua New Guinea but not yet in Papua.

Listed Papua species: 15



Acrocercops Wallengren, 1881

argentigera Diakonoff, 1955

heptadrachma Diakonoff, 1955

patellata Meyrick, 1921

petalopa Meyrick, 1934

Conopomorpha Meyrick, 1885

cramerella (Snellen, 1904)


Caloptilia Hübner, 1825

callicirrha (Meyrick, 1924)

euhelia Diakonoff, 1955

fera Triberti, 1989

pentaphylactis (Meyrick, 1938)

tmetica Diakonoff, 1955

staintoni (Wollaston, 1858) [?, to be verified]


Cryptolectica Vari, 1961

monodecta (Meyrick, 1912)

Epicephala Meyrick, 1880

ancylopa Meyrick, 1918

colymbetella Meyrick, 1880

periplecta (Diakonoff, 1955)


Eteoryctis Kumata & Kuroko, 1988

gemoniella (Stainton, 1862)


Guttigera Diakonoff, 1955

rhythmica Diakonoff, 1955

albicaput Diakonoff, 1955


Hypectopa Diakonoff, 1955

ornithograpta Diakonoff, 1955


Macarostola Meyrick, 1907

ceryx (Diakonoff, 1955)


updated on 7th May 2014


Diakonoff, A. 1955. Microlepidoptera of New Guinea. Results of the third Archbold Expedition (American- Netherlands Indian Expedition 1938-1939). Part V. - Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afdeling Natuurkunde (2) 50(3):85-91, 94-97
De Prins, J. & De Prins, W. 2014. Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera). World Wide Web electronic publication ( [5-5-2014]
Meyrick, E. 1881. Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. III Tineina. - Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 5(1):169
Meyrick, E. 1912a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 1(1):23
Meyrick, E. 1918b. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 2(6):173
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Meyrick, E. 1924. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 3(3):86
Meyrick, E. 1934a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 4(15):470-471
Meyrick, E. 1938b. Papuan Microlepidoptera. - Transactions of the Royal Entomological Society of London 87(21):525
Stainton, H. T. 1862. Descriptions of nine exotic species of the genus Gracilaria [sic]. - Transactions of the Entomological Society of London (series 3) 1(3):297
Triberti, P. 1989. The Gracillariidae fauna of the tropical Africa. 1. Genera Caloptilia Hübner and Aristaea Meyrick. - Revue de Zoologie africaine - Journal of African Zoology 103(1):74-76
Van Deventer, W. 1904a. Over de ontwikkelingstoestanden van eenige Microlepidoptera van Java. - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 46 (1903)(2):84-85
Wollaston, T. V. 1858. Brief diagnostic characters of undescribed Madeiran insects. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History Ser. 3) 1(2):121-122