Small Forest Carpet
(previously known as Scordylia emporias)
LARENTIINAE , GEOMETRIDAE , GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on
The adult moth has brown wings, with a pale spot in a dark mark near the wingtip, and broad light and dark bands across each forewing. The hindwings are a uniform pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 34-35.
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.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Family Geometridae,
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
Volume 16 (1904), p. 245, No. 44.
(updated 26 February 2013)