Chaetolopha decipiens (Butler, 1886)
(previously known as Cidaria decipiens)
LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chaetolopha decipiens
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern).

The caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on

  • Ferns ( POLYPODIOPHYTA ).

    Chaetolopha decipiens
    (Photo: courtesy of Olga Schmidt).

    The adult moth has brown wings, with broad light and dark zigzag bands across each forewing. The hindwings are a uniform pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading:

    Olga Schmidt,
    A revision of the genus Chaetolopha Warren (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae) with a description of Parachaetolopha, gen. nov.,
    Invertebrate Systematics, Volume 16 (2002), pp. 703-733.


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    (updated 11 July 2011)