The Papua Insects Foundation
The Emerald Moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae) of Papua Indonesia
by Rob de Vos
Dysphania centralis Rothschild, 1901
STATUS: A rare species. It is only found in southern New Guinea. The species is probably an Ice Age relict from the time that New Guinea and Australia were connected by the dry Torres Strait. In Papua New Guinea it is also found in the very South.
PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Merauke. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea.
DATA SOURCES: BMNH, RMNH.