Chrysolarentia leptophrica (Turner, 1922)
Rippled Carpet
(previously known as Euphyia leptophrica)
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 male moths of this species have brown forewings crossed by various pale wavy bands. The hindwings are similar with less distinct patterns. The females have similar wing patterns, but are grey-brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.


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

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading:

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Australian Lepidoptera of the group Geometrites,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 46 (1922), pp. 250-251.


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    (written 3 March 2013)