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 brown forewings each crossed by a broad dark wavy band. The hindwings are yellow with brown arcs and splodges. The males and females have similar wing patterns. The moths have a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.

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)