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Lucid carpet

Chrysolarentia lucidulata


From above - a lush mixture of rich chocolate and creamy vanilla waves and lines with intense chrome-yellow hind wings. From below the wings are fairly plain yellow ochre with a couple of dark eye-spots and wavy lines. At rest it held it's wings in a strange cowled position. About 25mm long.


Attracted to lights in a back yard.

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MartinL 11 years ago

It looks good Argy Bee.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

Not sure Daniele. Leuba spotted one with the wings almost completely spread. And that night was hotter than this. Maybe we can read the ambient temperature from these? I'll note if we find any more. :)

DanielePralong 11 years ago

Beautiful name and description to this moth Argy! is it trying to keep cool with this wing position?

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 23, 2013
Submitted on Feb 24, 2013

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