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The Chloephorinae, Sarrothripini (Lepidoptera: Nolidae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos


Mniothripa argenteopurpurea Gaede, 1937

lichenigera ab. argenteopurpurea Strand, 1917 [invalid status]
lichenigera argenteopurpurea Gaede, 1937
argenteopurpurea Fletcher, 1957 [preoccupied]






STATUS: Probably widely distributed. It is known from Sundaland and West New Guinea with a wide gap in between. It is very similar to the next species, bradleyi, but argenteopurpurea usually is darker with a purple tinge, while bradleyi is more grey and seems to have broader forewings.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Biak Island: Marauw; New Guinea: Arfak Mts., Depapre, Ifar, Senopi. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Singapore, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo.

DATA SOURCES: BMNH, RMNH, ZMAN. Literature: Holloway, 2003.







Holloway, J.D., 2003. Moths of Borneo, Nolidae: 279 pp.