Chrysolarentia perornata (Walker, 1862)
Ornate Carpet
(also known as Euphyia perornata)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chrysolarentia perornata
(Photo: courtesy of David Hewitt, Lake Mountain, Victoria).

The adult moth of this species is pale brown with pink or brown markings around the margins, and in an arc across each forewing. The hindwings are paler with dark markings on the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Chrysolarentia perornata
(Photo: courtesy of David Hewitt, Lake Mountain, Victoria).

The species occurs in hilly and mountainous regions of :

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 11.37, p. 376.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 14-15.

    Francis Walker,
    Geometrites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 24 (1862), pp. 1056-1057, No. 6.


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    (updated 24 April 2010)