Chrysolarentia pantoea (Turner, 1908)
Variable Carpet
(previously known as Diploctena pantoea)
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 brown wings. The moths sometimes have a pale spot in the middle, or a dark band across, each forewing. Both sexes can have either pattern. The hindwings are a paler brown with a pale band across each wing. The moths have a wing span of about 2 cms.


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

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

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.

    This species is probly in the wrong genus.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 22-23.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera IV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 32 (1908), pp. 634-635.


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    (written 5 September 2013)