Chrysolarentia euclidiata (Guenée, 1857)
Euclidean Carpet
(previously known as Coremia euclidiata)
XANTHORHOINI ,   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 very variable, from having brown wings with white ziagzag lines, to having white wings with brown zigzag lines. There may be a yellow band on the hindwings. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in alpine areas of

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


    Further reading:

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 420, No. 1581.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 20-21.


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    (written 28 February 2013)