Xanthorhoe xerodes Meyrick, 1891
Xerodes Carpet
XANTHORHOINI ,   LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Xanthorhoe xerodes
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

The adult moth of this species has a complex zigzag fawn or grey pattern on the wings, including a broad darker band with wiggly edges across each forewing. Each forewing also has a subterminal arc of dark dashes which vary in length from apex to tornus. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Xanthorhoe xerodes
(Photo: courtesy of Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 24-25.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera IV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 5, Part 4 (1890), pp. 870-871, No. 84.


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    (written 2 September 2013)