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

by Cees Gielis

Platyptilia molopias Meyrick, 1906

[Platyptilia molopias Meyrick, 1906] (TL: ?)

[Platyptilia petila Yano, 1963] (TL: Solomon Islands)


Platyptilia petila Yano, 1963



STATUS: A series records known from Papua. Seems to prefer mountainous areas.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Bembab (nr Ransiki), Karubaka (Swart Valley), River Oktangelap (Star Mts.), Pass Valley, Sorong, Tandia (Wandammen), Walmak (Nipsan). Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Widely distributed in Southeast Asia. Also found in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

DATA SOURCES: KSP, 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.