Chrysolarentia bertha (Swinhoe, 1902)
(one synonym : Dasysternica crypsiphoena Turner, 1922)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female, sorry: hindwings only
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Dasysternica crypsiphoena)

The adult moth of this species has brown wings crossed by a number of dark zig-zag lines separating alternating paler and darker areas. There is a dark elongated spot near the middle of each forewing. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.


female, underside of hindwings
(Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt, Queensland Museum, listed as Dasysternica crypsiphoena)

The species has only been found in

  • Tasmania.


    Olga Schmidt,
    An annotated and illustrated list of the primary type specimens of geometrid moths deposited in the Queensland Museum (Australia, Brisbane),
    Spixiana,
    Volume 5, Part 1 (2012), pp. 79-100, Figs. 35 a,b.

    Charles Swinhoe,
    New and little-known species of Drepanulidae, Epiplemidae, Microniidae & Geometridae in the national collections,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1902, p. 648.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Australian Lepidoptera of the group Geometrites,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 46 (1922), pp. 257-258.


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    (written 16 June 2015)