Chrysolarentia epicteta (Turner, 1908)
Lorne Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena epicteta)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult male moths of this species have brown wings crossed by various wavy bands including an incomplete white-edged dark band across the middle of each forewing. The hindwings are paler and less marked. The females are very similar to the males but usually have a more complete dark band across each forewing. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms. In the resting state they lie with the wings flat, with the forewings covering the hindwings.


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

The species has been found in

  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 14-15.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera IV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 32 (1908), pp. 633-634.


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    (written 2 March 2013)