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The Bagworm Moths (Lepidoptera: Psychidae, Oiketicinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Thomas Sobczyk


Dappula tertia (Templeton, 1847)







STATUS: Widely distributed in the Indo-Australian region. It can cause damage in plantages of Oil Palm and Coffee. Restricted to lowland.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Batanta Island; New Guinea: Kota Nica, Kouh, Manokwari, Senopi, Tami River, Tandia, Warkapi, Wembi. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: From India to the Solomon Islands.

DATA SOURCES: RMNH. Literature (see below).








Robinson, G.S., K.R. Tuck & M. Shaffer, 1994. A field guide to the Smaller Moths of South-East Asia: 308 pp. Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur; Natural History Museum, London.