Chrysolarentia heliacaria (Guenée, 1857)
Heliacaria Carpet
(previously known as Coremia heliacaria)
XANTHORHOINI,   LARENTIINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has greyish-brown forewings crossed by various white wavy bands. The hindwings are yellow with brown marginal and submarginal bands. The males and females have similar wing patterns, but the females are a little larger. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms. In the resting state they lie with their wings flat, with the forewings covering the hindwings.


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

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading:

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 420-421, No. 1583.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 16-17.


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    (written 3 March 2013)