Chrysolarentia microcyma (Guest, 1887)
Finely-marked Carpet
(previously known as Cephalissa microcyma)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has finely speckled brown wings. The males and females have similar wing patterns. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

This is an alpine species, found in

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


    Further reading:

    Edward Guest,
    A classified list of Geometrina found around Balhannah, with notes on species,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 9 (1887), p. 128, No. 9.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 20-21.


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    (written 10 March 2013)