Chrysolarentia oxygona (Meyrick, 1891)
Rippled Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena oxygona)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have dark brown forewings each with a bold pattern of off-white lines. The hindwings are yellow with some brown markings. The undersides are similar to the upper surfaces. The moths have a wing span of about 3 cms.

Chrysolarentia oxygona
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

Specimens of the adult moth of this species have been taken in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading:

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera IV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), p. 842, No. 53.


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    (written 5 September 2013)