Chrysolarentia opipara (Turner, 1907)
Sumptuous Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena opipara)
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 forewings that are each crossed by a specific pattern of dark wavy lines bounding areas of variable shades of brown. The hindwings are yellow with brown arcs and splodges. The males and females have similar wing patterns, and both have thread-like antennae. The moths have a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.


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

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 18-19.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 31 (1907), pp. 703-704.


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    (written 12 March 2013, updated 2 May 2018)