Xanthorhoe percrassata (Walker, 1862)
Broad-barred Carpet
(previously known as Catopyrrha percrassata)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has a several light and dark brown stripes across each forewing, and a dark dot near the middle of each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown with some vestigial patterns along the inner margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Xanthorhoe percrassata
(Photo: courtesy of L. Phelan, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 24-25.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 24 (1862), p. 1065, No. 3.


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    (written 15 September 2013)