The Papua Insects Foundation
The Emerald Moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae) of Papua Indonesia
by Rob de Vos
Dioscore nereis (Warren, 1912)
STATUS: A rare species. Only known from the western part of New Guinea. Similar to the allied Dioscore thalassias but the white pattern more extended and without a discal spot on both wings. The best distinguishing character is the oblique transverse line in thalassias running sinuously towards the costa, while in nereis it ends in the apex.
PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Ampas, Ninay Valley, Nomnagihé, Utakwa River, Wandammen Peninsula. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: none.
DATA SOURCES: BMNH, RMNH.