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

by Rob de Vos

Ornithospila psittacina (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)







STATUS: A common species. Not so widely distributed as the next species, O. succincta, which resembles it very much. Ornithospila psittacina has more straight transverse lines and the white fringes of the hindwing not intruded by red dots, while in O. succincta the transverse lines are bend and with the white fringes of the hindwing intruded with red dots on the veins.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Waigeo Island: Camp Nok; New Guinea: Asike, Fakfak, Getentiri, Mt. Goliath, Hollandia, Ifar, Kouh, Ninay Valley, Nomnagihé, Prafi, Sabron Camp (Cyclops), Utakwa River, Wambes. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Moluccas, Papua New Guinea.