Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Xylorycta cirrhophragma

Xylorycta cirrhophragma Meyrick, 1921.


Xylorycta cirrhophragma Meyrick, 1921. Exotic Microlepidoptera. 2 (13–15): 385-416, 417-448, 449-480 [445]. Holotype SAMA ♂, Cairns, Qld.
Xylorycta cirrhophragma Meyrick, 1921. Common, in Nielsen, Edwards, & Rangsi, 1996, Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, 4: i-xiv, 1-529 & CD-ROM [89].
Xylorycta cirrhophragma Meyrick, 1921. Beccaloni, G. W., Scoble, M. J., Robinson, G. S. & Pitkin, B. (Editors). 2003. The Global Lepidoptera Names Index (LepIndex). World Wide Web electronic publication. [accessed 5 May 2010].
Xylorycta cirrhophragma Meyrick, 1921. Edwards, E. D. (2003), Xyloryctinae. Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. [accessed 19 June 2010].

Original description, Meyrick 1921
Xylorycta cirrhophragma, n. sp.
♂. 20 mm. Head golden-ochreous. (Palpi missing.) Antennal ciliations 2. Thorax white, collar, shoulders, and a spot at posterior extremity golden-ochreous. Forewings suboblong, termen straight, somewhat oblique; shining white; markings golden-ochreous; a slender streak along costa from base to 3/5, infuscated anteriorly; a rather narrow subbasal fascia; a moderate irregular-edged median fascia not quite reaching dorsum; an irregular incurved fascia from costa at 5/6 to dorsum before tornus with anterior angular prominences above and below middle, and others posteriorly above middle and near dorsum : cilia golden-ochreous, outer half pale ochreous. Hindwings and cilia pale ochreous.
Queensland, Cairns; 1 ex. (Coll. Lower). Allied to preceding [X. tignaria].

Food plants: Larval foodplant: Grevillea striata (Proteaceae). (Edwards, 2003).
Flight period:
Distribution: Northern Territory, Queensland. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).