Chrysolarentia imperviata (Walker, 1862)
Elusive Carpet
(previously known as Larentia imperviata)
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 brown forewings crossed by various pale wavy bands. The hindwings are brown with indistinct patterns. The males and females have similar wing patterns. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 18-19.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 24 (1862), p. 1196, No.65.


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    (written 3 March 2013)