Chrysolarentia aglaodes (Meyrick, 1891)
Kosciuszko Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena aglaodes)
XANTHORHOINI,   LARENTIINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3, update 53)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings crossed by wavy bands. The moths have yellow hindwings, each with a broad brown area at the tornus. The males and females are very similar. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

The species is found in alpine areas of

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    undersides
    (Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)


    Further reading:

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), pp. 836-837, No. 45.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 16,17.


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    (updated 26 February 2013, 8 April 2018)