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The Bagworm Moths (Lepidoptera: Psychidae) of Papua Indonesia

by Thomas Sobczyk






Eumeta layardii Moore, 1892

maxima Butler, 1882
bougainvillea Strand, 1914







STATUS: Distributed East from the Wallace Line. The species is smaller and with shorter forewings than in the resembling Eumeta variegata. Furthermore the hindwing is darker and less hyaline.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Batanta Island; Supiori Island: Nansfori; New Guinea: Ampas, Benyas, Dotir, Fyria River (Buruway), Kobrey, Lelambo, Senopi, Tandia, Teminabuan, Warkapi. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Moluccas, Papua New Guinea.