The Papua Insects Foundation
The Emerald Moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae) of Papua Indonesia
by Rob de Vos
Tanaorhinus curiosa Swinhoe, 1902
STATUS: The species is widely distributed in the Archipelago, but it is rare in Papua. Similar to Thalassodes umbrimedia Warren, 1903, but larger and with the undulate line dark shaded on the paler wings (in umbrimedia the basal area is more filled with darker coloration and the line is more regular).
PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Pass Valley, Sibil. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Sunda Islands, Sulawesi, probably also Moluccas.
DATA SOURCES: BMNH, RMNH.