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


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

The adult moth of this species has grey or brown wings crossed by wavy bands. The bands are less marked on the hindwings. The males and females are very similar. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms. In the resting state it lies with its wings flat, with the forewings covering the hindwings.

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 20-21.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), p. 853, No. 67.


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    (written 28 February 2013, 9 February 2015)