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

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

These Caterpillars feed on low growing herbaceous plants such as:

  • Buckhorn Plantain ( Plantago lancelata, PLANTAGINACEAE ).

    Chrysolarentia insulsata
    (Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

    The adult male moths of this species are a variable pale brown with a dark zigzag pattern on the forewings. The hindwings are yellow with brown margins. The female moths have a similar colouring, but have a more subdued forewing pattern. The moths have a wing span of about 2.5 cms.

    The species is found over much of south-east Australia, including

  • 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. 423-424, No. 1587.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 14-15.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 140.


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    (updated 5 September 2013, 20 January 2016)