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Geometer moth (Geometridae)Chrysolarentia correlata

Yellow Carpet at Paddys River, ACT

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Chrysolarentia correlata at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2017
Chrysolarentia correlata at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2017
Chrysolarentia correlata at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2017

Identification history

Geometer moth (Geometridae) Chrysolarentia correlata 8 Dec 2017 ibairdBulk Reporter - ibaird has reported over 100 sightings!Founding Explorer - ibaird joined us in 2014!
Geometer moth (Geometridae) Chrysolarentia correlata 7 Dec 2017 ibairdBulk Reporter - ibaird has reported over 100 sightings!Founding Explorer - ibaird joined us in 2014!
Chrysolarentia corellata 7 Dec 2017 HarveyPerkinsMultiple Significant Sightings - HarveyPerkins has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - HarveyPerkins has reported over 500 sightings!

4 comments

   7 Dec 2017
I think Chsysolarentia corellata, but am not sure how variable or overlapping it might be with C. polyxantha.
ibairdBulk Reporter - ibaird has reported over 100 sightings!Founding Explorer - ibaird joined us in 2014! wrote:
   8 Dec 2017
I think this specimen closely matches (i.e 'correlates') with C. correlata (├Łellow Carpet') as illustrated in Moths of Victoria, Part 3, p.14 but the authors state that (on the supporting disc) it is uncertain whether it really is distinct from C. insulata (''├Źnsipid Carpet'), If not, they expect C. insulata may become the accepted name for both species. This is a nice fresh looking specimen, so its a valuable photographic record to have. It is also an apparently elusive species which likes to remain well hidden in daylight. Incidenatally, MoV also recognise a distinct species C. polyxantha (p.18), also giving it the common name ''Yellow Carpet'.
   8 Dec 2017
C, correlata and insulate are both recognised on AFD but not by BOLD, which calls all the specimens insulata. Both species are variable in wing pattern and both may have a darker bar across the middle of the forewing or not. With polyxantha the bar is relatively narrow and filled in, and with correlata it is broader with a light centre (or two narrow bars if you like to look at it that way). The plainer specimens are harder to separate.
ibairdBulk Reporter - ibaird has reported over 100 sightings!Founding Explorer - ibaird joined us in 2014! wrote:
   8 Dec 2017
I suggest C. correlate for now, subject to revision.

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Trichoptera sp. (order) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2017
Stenopsychodes sp. (genus) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2017
Candalides heathi at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2017
Melitulias graphicata at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2017
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Australomisidia rosea at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2017
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Geitoneura klugii at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Heteronympha cordace at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Acripeza reticulata at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Eusynthemis guttata at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Nannophya dalei at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Pseudoperga sp. (genus) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Austroaeschna multipunctata at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Netelia sp. (genus) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Plebs bradleyi at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
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Aplestobroma avidum at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jan 2017
Austrolestes analis at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jan 2017
Griseargiolestes intermedius at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Jan 2017
Austrolestes leda at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Jan 2017
Nannophya dalei at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Jan 2017
Synthemis eustalacta at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Jan 2017
Tortitaenia sp. at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Jan 2017
Closterium ehrenbergii at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Dec 2016
Griseargiolestes intermedius at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Dec 2016
Daptolestes limbipennis at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Nov 2016
Griseargiolestes intermedius at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Nov 2016
Procordulia jacksoniensis at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Nov 2016
Dichromodes confluaria at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Nov 2016
Nannophya dalei at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Nov 2016
Eusynthemis guttata at Paddys River, ACT - 30 Dec 2017
Trichoptera sp. (order) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2017
Stenopsychodes sp. (genus) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2017
Candalides heathi at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2017
Melitulias graphicata at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2017
Epidesmia hypenaria at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2017
Empididae sp. (family) at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2017
Australomisidia rosea at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2017
Eusurbus crassilabris at Paddys River, ACT - 3 Dec 2017
Geitoneura klugii at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Heteronympha cordace at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Acripeza reticulata at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Eusynthemis guttata at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Nannophya dalei at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Pseudoperga sp. (genus) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Austroaeschna multipunctata at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Netelia sp. (genus) at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Plebs bradleyi at Paddys River, ACT - 4 Feb 2017
Chrysopogon muelleri at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jan 2017
Aplestobroma avidum at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jan 2017
Austrolestes analis at Paddys River, ACT - 22 Jan 2017
Griseargiolestes intermedius at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Jan 2017
Austrolestes leda at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Jan 2017
Nannophya dalei at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Jan 2017
Synthemis eustalacta at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Jan 2017
Tortitaenia sp. at Paddys River, ACT - 21 Jan 2017
Closterium ehrenbergii at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Dec 2016
Griseargiolestes intermedius at Paddys River, ACT - 7 Dec 2016
Daptolestes limbipennis at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Nov 2016
Griseargiolestes intermedius at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Nov 2016
Procordulia jacksoniensis at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Nov 2016
Dichromodes confluaria at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Nov 2016
Nannophya dalei at Paddys River, ACT - 27 Nov 2016

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