The Papua Insects Foundation
The Emerald Moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae) of Papua Indonesia
by Rob de Vos
Thalassodes minor Prout, 1903
STATUS: Widely distributed in New Guinea. The species is smaller than dorsipunctata and in that species the transverse line is more irregular with pronounced teeth, in minor it is thinner and more regular. The fringes are without punctation and green, in Pelagodes flavifimbria the fringes are yellow.
PAPUA LOCALITIES: Waigeo Island; New Guinea: Abmisibil, Base Camp (Utakwa), Canoe Camp (Utakwa), Mt. Goliath, Humboldt Bay, Keerom, Mt. Lina (Cyclops), Ninay Valley, Nomnagihé, Sabron Camp (Cyclops), Sinimburu, Utakwa River, Walmak, Wataikwa River. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea.
DATA SOURCES: BMNH, RMNH, Remco Hofland, Daawia Suhartawan.