Chrysolarentia chrysocyma (Meyrick, 1891)
Small Radiating Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena chrysocyma)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chrysolarentia chrysocyma
(Photo: courtesy of Dr David G Hewitt, taken in the mountains in Victoria)

The adult moth of this species is inclined to fly by day. It has orange wings with brown zig-zag stripes across the forewings and sparse brown markings on the hindwings. It has a wing span of about 2 cms.

Chrysolarentia chrysocyma
underside
(Photo: courtesy of L. Phelan, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

The species is found in the mountains of:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

    Chrysolarentia chrysocyma
    (Photo: courtesy of Dr David G Hewitt, taken in the mountains in Victoria)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 11.29, p. 376.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 14-15.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), pp. 843-844, No. 55.


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    (updated 28 February 2013)