Chrysolarentia interruptata (Guenée, 1857)
Boxed Carpet
(previously known as Cidaria interruptata)
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 2.5 cms.


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.

The species has been found in

  • 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. 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 24 April 2016)