This species was known only from one old specimen from the type locality near Sattelberg, on the Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea, which was collected at an unknown altitude.
Habitat and Ecology
This species probably occurs in lowland rainforest and presumably breeds by direct development.
There is no information on the population status of this species, and the single known specimen has been destroyed.
There are no known threats to this species, although habitat clearance for rural gardens has taken place around the tip of the Huon Peninsula.
Its distribution, habitat requirements and abundance need to be properly documented. It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel 2004. Austrochaperina polysticta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57699A11666993. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57699A11666993.en .Downloaded on 18 January 2019