Chrysolarentia poliophasma (Turner, 1922)
Grey Carpet
(previously known as Euphyia poliophasma)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has wings that are a really boring uniform brown, both the upper and the under surfaces. The hindwings are a little paler than the forewings. The moths have a wing span of about 3 cms.

The species occurs in

  • 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.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Australian Lepidoptera of the group Geometrites,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 46 (1922), p. 252.


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    (written 6 September 2013)