Triangle Forest Carpet
(previously known as Scordylia oxyntis)
LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Victoria)
The caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on
The adult moth has pale brown wings, with a large dark brown triangle outlined in white on each forewing. The moth is unusual for its family GEOMETRIDAE in keeping its hindwings covered by the forewings in its natural posture. The wingspan is about 3 cms.
The species is found in :
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 34-35.
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), pp. 817-818, No. 28.
A revision of the genus Chaetolopha Warren (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae) with a description of Parachaetolopha, gen. nov.,
Volume 16 (2002), pp. 703-733.
(updated 4 September 2013)