The Papua Insects Foundation
The Emerald Moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae) of Papua Indonesia
by Rob de Vos
Eucyclodes orbimaculata (Warren, 1907)
ssp. magnificata (Prout, 1913)
STATUS: Widely distributed in New Guinea, a common species. The nomotypical subspecies is found in Papua New Guinea and has minor differences with ssp. magnificata from Papua. Because also the Papuan subspecies is rather variable it is doubtful if the subspecies status holds. The dark mark at the hindwing apex may vary in size and colour.
PAPUA LOCALITIES: New Guinea: Abmisibil, Demaisi, Mt. Goliath, Jayapura, Mt. Kunupi, Mokwam, Pass Valley, Walmak, Wandammen Peninsula. Details in gazetteer.
EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Papua New Guinea.
DATA SOURCES: BMNH, RMNH, Frans Groenen, Joop Schaffers, Hiroaki Takenouchi.