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

by Cees Gielis

Exelastis pumilio (Zeller, 1873)

[Mimeseoptilia pumilio Zeller, 1873] (TL: Texas, USA)


liophanes Meyrick,1886
gilvidorsis Hedemann, 1896 (nec Zeller, 1877)



STATUS: Pantropic. In Papua presently known by a few specimens.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Biak: Korem; New Guinea: Senopi, Sentani. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Widely distributed in tropical regions and even reached temperate zones in America.

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.