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February 2008. Another bagworm (Lepidoptera: Psychidae) from Papua New Guinea (see also 5230 - Bagworm, oil palm). The taxonomy as it currently stands needs attention. Males of all the problem bagworms have been reared.

The larger one is probably closely allied to the genus Eumeta. There is a real dirth of good information on the taxonomy of the Psychidae. The smaller was unknown.