Chrysolarentia arachnitis (Turner, 1904)
Small Fine-lined Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena arachnitis)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has grey or brown wings crossed by wavy bands. The bands are less marked on the hindwings. Each wing has an obvious dark dot near the middle. The males and females are very similar. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

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. 20-21.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Family Geometridae,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
    Volume 16 (1904), p. 264, No. 98.


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    (updated 26 February 2013)