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The Goat Moths (Lepidoptera: Cossidae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos


Trismelasmos minimus (Houlbert, 1916)







STATUS: Locally a common species. It seems to prefer lowland and coastal areas. It is the smallest Trismelasmos species.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Doom Island; Mioswaar Island: Waprak; New Guinea: Fyria River (Buruway), Ifar, Jayapura, Manokwari. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago.

DATA SOURCES: KSP, RMNH, ZMAN. Literature (see below).








Schoorl, J.W., 1990. A phylogenetic study on Cossidae (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia) based on external adult morphology. Zoölogische Verhandelingen 263: 1-295.