Chrysolarentia vicissata (Guenée, 1857)
Vicissata Carpet
(previously known as Coremia vicissata)
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Dr David G. Hewitt, Yarra Ranges, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings each with various pale marking including a broad white transverse band. The hind wings are yellow, with brown markings along the inner margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.


drawing by Achille Guenée, listed as Coremia vicissata
,
in Boisduval & Guenée: Uranides et Phalénites,
Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), Plate 9, fig. 5,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

This species has been taken in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading:

    Achille Guenée,
    Uranides et Phalénites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 10 (1857), p. 421, No. 1584, and also Plate 9, fig. 5.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 14-15.


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    (updated 17 December 2011, 8 September 2013, 6 October 2015)