Chrysolarentia leucozona (Meyrick, 1891)
White-zoned Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena leucozona)
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 each crossed by several crooked white lines, one of which is usually broad and edged with black. The hindwings are orange, with dark edges. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms. The males and females have similar wing patterns.


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

The undersides have no white markings. The resting posture is often with the wings folded above the body, like a butterfly, or else flat with the forewings covering the hindwings. The moths are inclined to rest head downward.

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. 14-15.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1891), pp. 846-847, No. 59.


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    (written 9 March 2013)