The Papua Insects Foundation

about us:

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

by Cees Gielis

Megalorhipida leucodactyla (Fabricius, 1793)

[Pterophorus leucodactyla Fabricius, 1793] (TL: Virgin Islands)


defectalis Walker, 1864
congrualis Walker, 1864
oxydactyla Wa1ker, 1864
hawaiiensis Butler, 1881
ochrodactyla Fish, 1881
centetes Meyrick, 1886
compsochares Meyrick, 1886
adelphodes Meyrick, 1887
ralumensis Pagenstecher, 1900
derelictus Meyrick, 1926
palaestinensis Amsel, 1935
palästinensis Amsel, 1935 (incorrect spelling)



STATUS: In Papua a few specimens known. Outside Papua more abundant.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Wamena. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: A circumtropical distribution. Also known from Papua New Guinea.

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.