Chrysolarentia cataphaea (Meyrick, 1891)
Plain Mountain Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena cataphaea)
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 brown wings with a faint pattern. It has a wing span of about 2.5 cms. The moth has been flying during the daytime.


(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

We have taken specimens of the adult moth of this species from the high country of

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria (such as Mt. Wellington and Mt. Arbuckle).


    Further reading:

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), p. 833, No. 41.


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    (updated 5 September 2013)