The Papua Insects Foundation
The Emerald Moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae) of Papua Indonesia
by Rob de Vos
Dysphania endoleuca Prout, 1917
STATUS: A rare species. Seems confined to western New Guinea. It is a perfect mimic with Praesos wollastoni Rothschild, 1915 but differs in the intensity and shape of the markings on the forewing and Dysphania endoleuca has a yellow head and collar, in P. wollastoni these are black.
PAPUA LOCALITIES: Waigeo Island: Kamtabai; Misool Island; New Guinea: Hollandia, Momi (Arfak), Timika, Utakwa River. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: none.
DATA SOURCES: BMNH, RMNH, Kristof Zyskowski.