Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Family GEOMETRIDAE sub family LARENTIINAE

(Carpets)

 GEOMETRIDAE LARENTIINAE XANTHORHOINI Chrysolarentia Sp






Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- GEOMETRINAE
Genus:- Chrysolarentia (probably)
Species:- unknown



These moths fall into a group called "Carpets", no doubt because of their wing patterns.
There are about 20 Australian species and they are difficult to tell apart from a photo. Mostly they are from Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia but obviously come a bit further north at times. All the ones I have seen here recently have the habit of landing with their wings up like butterflies. they breed on a wide range of  native and introduces plants.



This was photographed a couple of weeks ago.
It may be Epyaxa Species.










So far as I have been able to tell the one below probably also belongs to the same subfamily and probably the same Genus.
                                                                                                                                                                       


Family:- GEOMETRIDAE
Sub Family:- LARENTIINAE
Genus:- Chrysolarentia (possibly)
Species:-



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