Chrysolarentia ptochopis (Turner, 1907)
Three-barred Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena ptochopis)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings typically with three dark bands across each one. The hindwings are brown typically with one dark band and several dark lines across each one. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

This species occurs 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. 16-17.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 31, Part 4 (1908), pp. 702-703.


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    (written 6 September 2013)