Chrysolarentia nephodes (Meyrick, 1891)
High-country Carpet
(previously known as Xanthorhoe nephodes)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The adult moths of this species have brown wings, the forewings having a series of light and dark wiggly lines running across them parallel to the margin. The males look similar to the females, but have feathery antennae. The moths have a wing span of about 3.5 cms.

The species is found in the mountainous areas of

  • 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. 22-23.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), pp. 874-875, No. 89.


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    (updated 10 March 2013)