|Buin Island, N Solomon Prov, Papua New Guinea Dec 1980|
Closely related to P
laglazie and P moerneri, this
species is known from Bougainville (where it is widespread) and the Solomon
islands and is quite local though may be common when found. Larvae feed
in large groups and have a high mortality rate based on the number that
survive to adulthood. The larvae (as with P laglazei)
are considered by local tribes to be a delicacy. Probably taste like chicken.