Chrysolarentia polycarpa (Meyrick, 1891)
Large Radiating Carpet
(previously known as Euphyia polycarpa)
XANTHORHOINI,   LARENTIINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Peter Marriott & Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings with light bands across them. The hindwings are orange with brown markings. The moth has a wing span of about 2.5 cms.


(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

This is a high plains species, specimens being taken by day on various mountains between January and March in

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


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 14-15.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), pp. 841-842, No. 52.


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    (updated 11 February 2009, 6 September 2013)