Aponotoreas epicrossa (Meyrick, 1891)
Chequered Carpet
(previously known as Xanthorhoe epicrossa)
HYDRIOMENINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Aponotoreas epicrossa
male
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

In the adult moths of this species, the wings have alternating submarginal zigzag bands of white and brown. The markings are less pronounced on the hindwings. Underneath, the markings are more pronounced on the hindwings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

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

The species occurs in the southern half of Australia, including

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


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 28-29.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5 (1890), pp. 871-872, No. 85.


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    (updated 31 March 2013)