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The Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos


Oxycanus postflavida (Rothschild, 1915)

[Porina postflavida Rothschild, 1915] (TL: Carstensz Peak, Snow Mts.; type: BMNH)

endemic species

male genitalia







STATUS: Restricted to the central part of Papua, a rather rare species.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Carstensz Peak, Lake Habbema, Scree Valley Camp. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: BMNH, 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.
Rothschild, W., 1915. Lepidoptera of the British Ornithologists' Union and Wollaston Expeditions in the Snow Mountains, Southern Dutch New Guinea, Macrolepidoptera: 1-148. Zoological Museum, Tring.