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The Emerald Moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Rob de Vos


Dioscore fulgurata (Warren, 1897)

meeki (Warren, 1903)







STATUS: Widely distributed in New Guinea. A common species which may be confused with Dioscore homoeotes. However, both species can easily be distinguished by the colour of the head which is totally green or with a narrow white bar between the antennae in fulgurata and totally white in homoeotes. The base of the abdomen is in homoeotes broader white than in fulgurata. Furthermore the forewing termen of fulgurata is straight and convex in homoeotes. Dioscore bicolor can easily be distinguished by the conspicuous discal spots on both wings while in fulgurata and homoeotes these are obsolete.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Demaisi, Dohunsehik (Arfak), Mt. Goliath, Mt. Kunupi, Meni (Arfak), Mokwam, Ninay Valley, Paniai, Pass Valley, Upper Setekwa River, Walmak, Wandammen Peninsula. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: BMNH, RMNH, Sandra Lamberts, Siep Sinnema, Gilbert Zakine.