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 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.


(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.


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


    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)