Chrysolarentia orthropis (Turner, 1907)
Plain Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena orthropis)
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 faint dark wavy lines. The hindwings are yellow with brown arcs and splodges. The males and females have similar wing patterns and thread-like antennae. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 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 IV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5 (1890), p. 840, No. 50.


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    (written 12 March 2013, updated 2 May 2018)