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Geometer moth (Geometridae)Chrysolarentia interruptata

3 Boxed Carpet Moth at Bimberi Nature Reserve

Chrysolarentia interruptata at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 5 Dec 2018

Identification history

Geometer moth (Geometridae) Chrysolarentia interruptata 7 Dec 2018 ibaird
Geometer moth (Geometridae) Chrysolarentia interruptata 7 Dec 2018 donhe
Chrysolarentia actinipha 6 Dec 2018 donhe
Unidentified 6 Dec 2018 JohnBundock

6 comments

donhe wrote:
   6 Dec 2018
The apical pale streak looks diagnostic for Chrysolarentia actinipha.
   6 Dec 2018
This one is about 25mm across.
ibaird wrote:
   6 Dec 2018
Admittedly it would have to be a light-coloured specimen, but I'm wondering whether it may instead be C. interrupta. The sharper angles of the forewing patterns would seem to fit that species and that species also has an apical pale streak in both sexes. I would say the patterning towards the outer margin of the forewing seems to match C. interrupta as well.
donhe wrote:
   7 Dec 2018
True, and also Chrysolarentia cryeropa has a apical streak.
I agree the best fit is to C. interrupta.
   7 Dec 2018
Is it a variant of Chrysolarentia nephodes, for which we have several records from much the same place?
ibaird wrote:
   7 Dec 2018
Glenn, I thought so too, but then on closer examination I didn't think the wing patterning would match C. nephodes. Its certainly a pale -coloured specimen.

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Chrysolarentia nephodes (High-country Carpet) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018
Candalides heathi (Rayed Blue) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018
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Brachyscome decipiens ( Field Daisy) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 1 Nov 2018
Aciphylla simplicifolia (Mountain Aciphyll) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 18 Jan 2018
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Gryllacrididae sp. (family) (TBC) at Bimberi Nature Reserve - 26 Jan 2008

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

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  • 5 Dec 2018 4:06 PM Recorded on
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