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

by Cees Gielis

Adaina microdactyla (Hübner, [1813])

[Alucita microdactyla Hübner, [1813]] (TL: Europe)


carphodactylus Stephens, 1834
montivola Meyrick, 1928
subflavescens Meyrick, 1930



STATUS: Very common. In lowland and mountainous areas.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Ampas, Jiwika, Manokwari, Pass Valley, Sentani, Tari, Walmak (Nipsan), Wamena, Warmare Dua (Prafi). Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Widely distributed. Known from the Palaearctic and Indo-Australian regions.

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.