Chrysolarentia phaeoxutha (Turner, 1926)
Dark Carpet
(previously known as Dasyuris phaeoxutha)
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 zig-zag transverse bands. The hindwings are similar but less distincly marked. The moths have a wing span of about 2.5 cms.

Specimens of the adult moth of this species have been taken in mountainous areas of

  • 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.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 50 (1926), pp. 123-124.


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    (written 6 September 2013)