Visiana excentrata (Guenée,1858)
Brown-caped Carpet
XANTHORHOINI,   LARENTIINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species is brown, with white-edged broad wavy dark band across each forewing. The hindwings are yellowish brown, darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms. Some individuals can exhibit bleaching of sections of the forewing pattern

The species has been found in

  • 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. 419, No. 1578.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 26-27.


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    (written 14 September 2013)