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


(Photo: courtesy of Ken Thomas, Coree, Australian Capital Territory)

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 moths are inclined to rest facing downwards.


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

The species is found in the mountains of

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


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


    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.


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    (updated 28 February 2013, 8 April 2018, 30 January 2019)