Hypycnopa delotis Lower, 1903
Grey Carpet
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 is grey with variable patterns, typically including a dark bar near the base of each forewing. The wing margins are scalloped. The forewings are about 50% larger in area than the hindwings. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.


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

This species has been found in

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


    Further reading:

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 184.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 34-35.


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    (written 10 September 2013)