Chrysolarentia argocyma (Turner, 1904)
White-waved Carpet
(previously known as Diploctena argocyma)
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. The males and females are very similar. The moths have a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.


underside
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 22-23.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Family Geometridae,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
    Volume 16 (1904), pp. 269-270, No. 110.


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    (created 28 February 2013)