Chrysolarentia polyxantha (Meyrick, 1891)
Yellow Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena polyxantha)
XANTHORHOINI,   LARENTIINAE,   GEOMETRIDAE,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Warrandyte State Park, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has yellow forewings with dark bands across them. The hindwings are pale yellow with suffused brown markings. It has a wing span of about 2 cms. The moth frequently rest facing downwards.


captured at Barrington Tops, New South Wales
(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

This species has been caught in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    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. 18-19.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), p. 847, No. 41.


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    (updated 6 September 2013, 14 February 2018)