Chrysolarentia leucophanes (Meyrick, 1891)
Pale-tipped Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena leucophanes)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings each crossed by a broken dark line from apex to the middle of the inner margin, and each with a pale elliptical area by the apex. The hindwings are brown with indistinct banded patterns. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms. The males and females have similar wing patterns, but the females are inclined to be a little larger than the males.

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. 20-21.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), p. 856, No. 71.


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    (written 9 March 2013)