Chrysolarentia aprepta (Turner, 1922)
Brown Carpet
(previously known as Euphyia aprepta)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chrysolarentia aprepta
male
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Great Western, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has brown wings with scalloped edges and scalloped patterns. The pattern is much more marked on the forewings. The wingspan is about 3 cms. In the resting posture, the wings are flat, but the forewings cover the hindwings.

Chrysolarentia aprepta
female
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Great Western, Victoria)

The female is similar in appearance to the male, but has a resting posture with tip of the abdomen upturned.

Chrysolarentia aprepta
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Great Western, Victoria)

The species has been found in:

  • Victoria.


    Further reading:

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Australian Lepidoptera of the group Geometrites,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 46 (1922), p. 253.


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    (updated 27 February 2013, 17 September 2013, 20 January 2016)