Chrysolarentia leptophrica (Turner, 1922)
Rippled Carpet
(previously known as Euphyia leptophrica)
XANTHORHOINI,   LARENTIINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Harvey Perkins, Cotter River, Australian Capital Territory)

The female adult moths of this species have brown forewings each crossed by a number of dark-edged pale wavy bands, and with a black mark near the middle. The hindwings are similar with less distinct patterns.


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

The male moths have similar patterns but are generally paler and have more subdued colouring. The moths of both sexes 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, and
  • Tasmania.


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


    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, updated 30 April 2018)