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The Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos


Aenetus hampsoni (Joicey & Noakes, 1914)

[Charagia hampsoni Joicey & Noakes, 1914] (TL: Anggi Lakes, Arfak Mountains; type: BMNH)

endemic species






STATUS: An extremely rare species.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Anggi Lakes, Hingk, Mokwam. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: BMNH, coll. Exotic Insects, coll. Sinnema. Literature (see below).








Joicey, J.J. & A. Noakes, 1914. A new Oenetus from New Guinea. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8)14: 282-283
Nielsen, E.S., G.S. Robinson & D.L. Wagner, 2000. Ghost-moths of the world: a global inventory and bibliography of the Exoporia (Mnesarchaeoidea and Hepialoidea) (Lepidoptera). Journal of Natural History 34: 823–878.