Chrysolarentia plagiocausta (Turner, 1904)
Black-lined Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena plagiocausta)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chrysolarentia plagiocausta
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory).

The adult moth of this species is brown with light and dark bands across the wings, including a dark irregular line across half of each forewing. The moths have a wing span of about 2.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 20-21.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Family Geometridae,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
    Volume 16 (1904), p. 263, No. 96.


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    (updated 24 April 2010)