Chloroclystis catastreptes (Meyrick, 1891)
Green and Brown Carpet
(previously known as Phrissogonus catastreptes)
LARENTIINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on a variety of plants, including

  • Wattles

    The adult moths have a scalloped banded brown pattern on the wings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


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

    The species is found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
    Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
    Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 106.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 30-31.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera IV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5 (1890), pp. 797-798, No. 4.


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    (updated 16 September 2013, 28 November 2020)