Chrysolarentia hedylepta (Turner, 1904)
Bright Carpet
(previously known as Dasyuris hedylepta)
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 moths of this species have brown forewings with pale scalloped bands across them. The hindwings are yellow, with the females having a vestigial brown pattern, and the males having brown scalloped bands across them. The resting posture of the moth has the wings flat, and the forewings covering the hindwings. The moths have a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 22-23.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Family Geometridae,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
    Volume 16 (1904), pp. 279-280, No. 132.


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    (written 3 March 2013)