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The Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos



Aenetus wollastoni (Rothschild, 1915)

[Oenetus wollastoni Rothschild, 1915] (TL: Utakwa River, Snow Mts; type: BMNH)

endemic species







STATUS: An extremely rare species.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Utakwa River. Details in gazetteer.


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







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.
Pfitzner, R. & M. Gaede, 1933. Macrolepidoptera of the world 10, V. Hepialidae. In: Seitz, A.. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde: 825-847. Alfred Kernen Verlag, Stuttgart.