Venusia comptaria

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Venusia comptaria
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Geometridae
Genus: Venusia
V. comptaria
Binomial name
Venusia comptaria
(Walker, 1860)[1]
  • Tephrosia comptaria Walker 1860
  • Venusia palumbes Franclemont, 1938
  • Larentia perlineata Packard, 1873
  • Euchoeca salienta Pearsall, 1905

Venusia comptaria, the brown-shaded carpet moth, is a moth in the family Geometridae. The species was first described by Francis Walker in 1860. It is found in eastern North America,[2] from Florida to Newfoundland, west to Manitoba. The habitat consists of woodlands.

The wingspan is about 20 mm.[3] The forewings are pale grey with faint wavy lines. Adults are on wing in spring.[4]


  1. ^ Yu, Dicky Sick Ki (1997–2012). "Venusia comptaria (Walker 1860)". Home of Ichneumonoidea. Taxapad. Archived from the original on March 24, 2016.
  2. ^ Xue, Dayong; Scoble, Malcolm J. (June 27, 2002). "A review of the genera associated with the tribe Asthenini (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae)". Bulletin of the Natural History Museum. Entomology Series. 71 (1): 77–133. doi:10.1017/S0968045402000044.
  3. ^ "910272.00 – 7428 – Venusia comptaria – Brown-shaded Carpet Moth – (Walker, 1860)". North American Moth Photographers Group. Mississippi State University. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  4. ^ McLeod, Robin (April 19, 2016). "Species Venusia comptaria - Brown-shaded Carpet - Hodges#7428". BugGuide. Retrieved March 13, 2019.