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The Roeslerstamm moths (Lepidoptera: Roeslerstammiidae) of Papua Indonesia

list edited from John B. Heppner (2005)

Note: The family name Roeslerstammiidae Bruand, [1851] has priority above the junior synonym Amphitheridae Meyrick, 1913 (Van Nieukerken & Karsholt, 2006), in contrary of the review of Heppner (2005). We follow the most recent opinion and therefore use the name Roeslerstammiidae.

Listed Papua species: 9 (another in PNG which might occur in Papua too)

Chalcoteuches Turner, 1927

chlorantha Diakonoff, 1955

Amphithera Meyrick, 1893

aurea Diakonoff, 1955

choanogena Diakonoff, 1955

crimnodes Diakonoff, 1955

eulampra Diakonoff, 1955

euniphadopa Diakonoff, 1955

nivilita Diakonoff, 1955

personata Diakonoff, 1955

poliochlamys Diakonoff, 1955

tyriochalca Meyrick, 1930 [PNG]


[list updated on 25th September 2008]


Heppner, J.B., 2005. Review of the family Amphitheridae (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea). Tinea 18 (Suppl. 3): 24-40.
Nieukerken, E.J. van & O. Karsholt, 2006. The validity of the family name Roeslerstammiidae Bruand (Lepidoptera). Nota Lepidopterologica 29(1/2): 113-120.