Melitulias graphicata (Walker, 1861)
Mask Carpet
(previously known as Tephrina graphicata)
HYDRIOMENINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings each with a bold pattern including a crooked transverse white-edged dark band. The hindwings are fawn coloured. The moths have a wing span of about 2 cms.


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

The species is found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading:

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

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 23 (1861), p. 967, No. 40.


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    (updated 24 September 2011, 12 September 2013)