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The Plume Moths (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae, Pterophorinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Cees Gielis

Lantanophaga pusillidactyla (Walker, 1864)

[Oxyptilus pusillidactyla Walker, 1864] (TL: Jamaica)


technidion Zeller, 1877
hemimetra Meyrick, 1886
lantana Busck, 1914
teleacma Meyrick, 1932
lantanadactyla Amsel, 1951



STATUS: In Papua only known by a single record. Outside Papua very common and widely distributed.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Wamena. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: A pantropical distribution and is even found in temperate climate zones because of the ornamental foodplant of the species.

DATA SOURCES: ZMAN. Literature (see below).










Gielis, C., 2003. Review of the Pterophoridae from New Guinea, with descriptions of eight new species (Lepidoptera). Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden 77(21): 349-391.