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:

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, Part 4, pp. 438-439, No. 98.

    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)