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


(Photo: courtesy of John Bundock, Cotter River, Australian Capital Territory)

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 2.5 cms.


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

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    drawing by Achille Guenée, listed as Cidaria interruptata,

    Uranides et Phalénites, Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), Plate 9, fig. 6,
    image courtesy of
    Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading:

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 469-470, No. 1678, and also Plate 9, fig. 6.

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


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    (written 3 March 2013, updated 4 February 2018)