Ziridava xylinaria Walker, 1863
Indistinct Carpet
LARENTIINAE ,   GEOMETRIDAE ,   GEOMETROIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ziridava xylinaria
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 3)

This adult moth has wavy light and dark brown bands across each forewing. The hindwing is off-white with some brown shadowy bands near the margins. The wingspan varies from 2 to 3 cms.

This species occurs in

  • Indonesia,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading:

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 3,
    Waves & Carpets - GEOMETROIDEA (C)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2011, pp. 34-35.

    Francis Walker,
    Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 26 (1863), pp. 1550-1551.


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    (written 15 Septembner 2013)