Large Radiating Carpet
(previously known as Euphyia polycarpa)
XANTHORHOINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
Peter Marriott & Stella Crossley
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Hartz Mountains, Tasmania)
The adult moth of this species has brown forewings with irregular pale bands across them. The hindwings are orange with brown markings. The moth has a wing span of about 2.5 cms.
This is a high plains species, specimens being taken by day on various mountains between January and March in
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 14-15.
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.
(updated 11 February 2009, 6 September 2013)