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 has pale brown forewings each with pink and dark brown markings, including around the margins, a submarginal arc, and an arc of two or three large blobs across the middle. The hindwings are paler brown, with irregular dark blobs on the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The moths often rest facing downwards.

The species occurs in hilly and mountainous regions of :

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

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


    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, 10 May 2018)