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The Prominent Moths (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae, Dicranurinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Alexander Schintlmeister

 

 

 

Stauropus pratti Bethune-Baker, 1904

In the Gunung Meja Reserve we spotted this caterpillar of Stauropus pratti which was breeded to confirm its identity.


Distribution

 

 

 

 

 

STATUS: Endemic in New Guinea. A rather common species. The species is easily distinguished from the other four Stauropus species by its smaller size, the shorter forewings and a conspicuous straight white transverse from dorsum towards the center of the forewing.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Ampas, Bilai, Dotir (Wandammen), Enarotali, Fakfak, Humboldt Bay, Jayapura, Gn. Meja (Manokwari), Nabire, Ngat Biep, Ninay Valley, Kokas, Mabilabol, Nomnagihé, Sabron Camp (Cyclops), Utakwa River, Walmak, Warkapi, Wasior (Wandammen), Werba. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea.

DATA SOURCES: BMNH, CMWM, KSP, RMNH, ZMAN.