Anomocentris trissodesma (Lower, 1897)
Tented Carpet
(previously known as Anestia trissodesma)
HYDRIOMENINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

These adult moths have brown forewings with three broken wavy white lines across each one. The hindwings are plain yellowish-brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms. The moths are unusual in this family for having a resting posture with the wings folded tent-like over the body.

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

The male and female have slightly different colour patterns, and different antennae.

The species occurs across inland Australia including

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.

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


    Further reading:

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), p. 12.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 12-13, 28-29.


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    (updated 11 February 2011)