Horisme mortuata (Guenée, 1857)
Funereal Carpet
(previously known as Camptogramma mortuata)
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 is brown with variable patterns. The wing margins are scalloped. The moth has a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.

This species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.

    This species is very similar to Eucymatoge scotodes. Their differences are unclear.


    Further reading:

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 428, No. 1597.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 34-35.


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    (written 10 September 2013)