Chrysolarentia tristis (Butler, 1882)
Gloomy Carpet
(previously known as Phytometra tristis)
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 band across each one. The hindwings are brown, each with some narrow brown bands across each one. The moth has a wing span of about 2 cms.

This species occurs in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading:

    Arthur G. Butler,
    On a small collection of Lepidoptera from Melbourne,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 35, Volume 9 (1882), p. 90, No. 20.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 22-23.


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    (written 7 September 2013)