Eccymatoge callizona (Lower, 1894)
White-spotted Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena callizona)
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 brown patterned wings with a variable number of white patches on the forewings. The wing margins are scalloped. The forewings are about 50% larger in area than the hindwings. The moth has a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.


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

This species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • Norfolk Island,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • Westerm Australia.

    The moths are similar in pattern to the related species Eccymatoge fulvida, but has larger wings.


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


    Further reading:

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

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Heterocera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 18 (1894), pp. 78-79.


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    (written 8 September 2013)