Golden Grass Carpet
(one synonym : Camptogramma strangulata Guenée, 1857)
HYDRIOMENINI, LARENTIINAE, GEOMETRIDAE, GEOMETROIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Steve Williams, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)
These Caterpillars are green, with three pairs of prolegs missing. The early instars are inclined to rest with their heads tucked under in an open spiral. Later instars rest stretched out along or between twigs.
The caterpillars have been thought to feed on a variety of plants including:
The adult moths have wings are usually bright ochreous-yellow. Each forewing has a dark discal dot, and a dark median band. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species occurs in
and the southern half of Australia including
Further reading :
with Adam White :
List of the annulose animals hitherto recorded as found in New Zealand with descriptions of some new species,
in: Ernest Dieffenbach,
Travels in New Zealand,
John Murray, London 1843, Volume 2, p. 285, No. 118.
Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 28-29.
Australian species of Anachloris Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae): taxonomy, musculature of the male genitalia and systematic position,
Australian Journal of Entomology,
Volume 40, part 3 (July 2001), pp. 219-230.
(updated 24 February 2013, 8 October 2013, 29 August 2014)