|Western Samoa July 2003 male size reduced in photo||Western Samoa July 2003 female size reduced in photo|
|Western Samoa no date but very OLD specimen female Coll: M Simon||Western Samoa July 2003 male|
Known only from the S Pacific island of Samoa where
it is the only representative of the family; most records are apparently
from Western Samoa. It is poorly known and not well represented in collections;
It appears to be related phylogenetically to P.
(from Fiji), which also is its closest geographical relative.
If related to schmeltzi, it is probably an insect of montane forests,
and highly seasonal in occurrence. Photos courtesy of Robert Westphal