The Papua Insects Foundation
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.