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

by Cees Gielis

Sphenarches anisodactyla (Walker, 1864)

[Oxyptilus anisodactyla Walker, 1864] (TL: Sri Lanka)


caffer; Fletcher, 1909 (nec Zeller, 1852)
diffusalis Walker, 1864
direptalis Walker, 1864 [in part]
synophrys Meyrick, 1886
vilis; Matsumura, 1905 (nec Butler, 1881)
chroesus Strand, 1913
dolichos Matsumura, 1931
rishwani Makhan, 1994



STATUS: Rather common.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Jiwika, Kebar, Pass Valley, Tandia, Walmak (Nipsan), Wamena, Wareng. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: A circumtropical distribution.

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.