Chrysolarentia correlata (Walker, 1862)
Yellow Carpet
(previously known as Camptogramma correlata)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have yellow wings with dark wiggly submarginal lines on the forewings. The hindwings have very faint markings. The undersides are more equally marked with dark wiggly lines and splotches. The moths have a wing span of about 2.5 cms.


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

Specimens of the adult moth of this species have been taken in

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

    The type specimen is erroneously labelled as from

  • New Zealand.

    The species is often confused with Chrysolarentia insulsata.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 12-15.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 25 (1862), pp. 1330-1331, No. 22.


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    (written 5 September 2013)