Aponotoreas petrodes (Turner, 1904)
Grey-lined Carpet
(previously known as Xanthorhoe xanthospila petrodes)
HYDRIOMENINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have wings with broken bands of light and dark brown. The markings are less pronounced on the paler hindwings. The resting posture has the wings flat but the hindwings covered. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in

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


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 28-29.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Family Geometridae,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
    Volume 16 (1904), p. 276.


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    (written 3 September 2013)