Chrysolarentia conifasciata Butler, 1882
Broad-banded Carpet
(one synonym : Euphyia occidentalis Turner, 1942)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings with two prominent pale lines converging obliquely across each one. The hindwings are each yellow with a brown margin. The moths have a wing span of about 3 cms.

The species is found in the mountains of

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


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    On a small collection of Lepidoptera from Melbourne,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 5, Volume 9 (1882), pp. 93-94, No. 42, (Ref. 130).

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 11.34, p. 376.

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


    previous
    back
    caterpillar
    Australian
    Australian Butterflies
    butterflies
    Australian
    home
    caterpillars
    Australian
    Australian Moths
    moths
    next
    next
    caterpillar

    (updated 28 February 2013)