Larentia apotoma (Turner, 1907)
Winter Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena apotoma)
LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species is brown with vague dark wavy bands across, and dark dashed lines along, each forewing. The forewing wingtips are pointed. The hindwings are like the forewings only paler. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.


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

This species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 34-35.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 31, Part 4 (1907), p. 706.

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    (written 11 September 2013)