Chrysolarentia rhynchota (Meyrick, 1891)
Rhynchota Carpet
(previously known as Hydriomena rhynchota)
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 a broad dark zig-zag band across each one containg a small dark comma mark. The hindwings are pale brown typically with several vague dark lines across each one. The wings all have chequered margins. The moth has a wing span of about 3 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

This species occurs in

  • New South Wales, , and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 16-17.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), pp. 826-827, No. 34.


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    (written 6 September 2013)