Chrysolarentia heteroleuca (Meyrick, 1891)
White-patched Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena heteroleuca)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chrysolarentia heteroleuca
male
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory).

The adult male moths of this species have forewings that are banded in brown, often with a variable irregular sometimes incomplete white band across the middle. The females have no white band. The hindwings are yellow, each shading to brown at the tornus. The moths have a wing span of about 2.5 cms. At rest, the moths hold their wings flat, with the forewings covering the hindwings.


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

The species occurs 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. 18-19.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), p. 837, No. 47.


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    (updated 3 March 2013)