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

by Thomas Sobczyk



Eumeta variegata (Snellen, 1879)









STATUS: Widely distributed in the Indo-Australian region. It can cause damage in plantages of Citrus and Tea but it is much more polyphagous on other plants too. Restricted to lowland.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Mioswaar Island; Roon Island: Yende; New Guinea: Ampas, Dotir, Getentiri, Kloofbivak, Kota Nica, Kouh, Lelambo, Pim, Prafi, Senopi, Sorong, Uskwar, Wambes. 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.