Austrocidaria erasta (Turner, 1939)
Green Carpet
(previously known as Larentia erasta)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have forewings with broken bands of light and dark green. The markings are brown and less pronounced on the paler hindwings. The resting posture has the wings flat but the hindwings covered. The green colour fades to brown in museum specimens. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

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

The species occurs in south-eastern Australia, including

  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 24-25.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A second revision of the Lepidoptera of Tasmania,
    courtesy of the
    Library Open Repository, University of Tasmania Library,
    Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania,
    1939, p. 68.


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    (updated 24 September 2011)