Small Radiating Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena chrysocyma)
XANTHORHOINI , LARENTIINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
(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.
The species is found in the mountains of:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 11.29, p. 376.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 14-15.
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.
(updated 28 February 2013)