Chrysolarentia cydalima (Turner, 1907)
Glorious Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena cydalima)
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 greyish-brown wings crossed by various wavy bands including a white one across the middle of each forewing. The hindwings are yellower and less marked. The males and females are very similar. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms. In the resting state they lie with their wings flat, with the forewings covering the hindwings.


(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Victoria)

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading:

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 31 (1907), pp. 704-705.


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    (written 2 March 2013)