Microdes melanocausta Meyrick, 1891
Black-patch Carpet
EUPITHECIINI,   LARENTIINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species is brown with a prominent dark mark near the middle of each forewing. The hindwings are plain pale brown each with a dark mark near the wingtip. The moths have a wing span of about 2 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 30-31.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), p. 803, No. 10.


    previous
    back
    caterpillar
    Australian
    Australian Butterflies
    butterflies
    Australian
    home
    caterpillars
    Australian
    Australian Moths
    moths
    next
    next
    caterpillar

    (written 12 September 2013)