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The Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos


Elhamma roepkei (Viette, 1952)

[Theaxieus roepkei Viette, 1952] (TL: Mist Camp, Dutch New Guinea; type: RMNH)

endemic species







STATUS: An extremely rare species since only the holotype is known.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Mist Camp. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: RMNH. 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.
Viette, P.L., 1952. Contribution a l'etude des Hepialidae (Lep.) (28eme note). Nouveaux genres et especes neo-guineens. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. Treubia 21(2): 257-262.