Microdes oriochares Turner, 1922
Mountaineers Carpet
EUPITHECIINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have a variable complex grey-brown pattern on each forewing, including a dark line along the inner margin, and a muted grey-brown pattern on each hindwing. Each hindwing has a smooth cusp on the margin. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species occurs 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. 30-31.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Australian Lepidoptera of the group Geometrites,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 46 (1922), pp. 240-241.


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    (written 13 September 2013)