Chrysolarentia phaedra (Meyrick, 1891)
Elegant Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena phaedra)
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 forewings, often each having two or three indistinct pale wavy transverse bands. The hindwings are yellow each with some broken brown bands at the tornus, and a dark dot near the middle of the costa. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

Specimens of the adult moth of this species have been taken in both parks and built up areas of

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


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 16-17.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), pp. 824-825, No. 32.


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    (written 6 September 2013)