Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Xylorycta corticana

Xylorycta corticana T.P. Lucas, 1901

Xylorycta corticana, syntypes. South Australian Museum, Adelaide. © SAMA.

Xyloricta corticana T.P. Lucas, 1901. Queensland Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 16: 73–95 [86]. Syntype(s) SAMA 2♂♀, Bellenden Ker, Qld.
Xylorycta corticana T.P. Lucas, 1901. 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 corticana T.P. Lucas, 1901. 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 corticana T.P. Lucas, 1901. Edwards, E. D. (2003), Xyloryctinae. Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. [accessed 19 June 2010].

Original description, T.P.Lucas 1901
Xyloricta [sic] corticana nov. sp.
♂ ♀ 24-28 mm. Head, light grey. Palpi, fuscous. Antennae light fuscous. Thorax and abdomen, light grey. Forewings elongate, costa rounded, hindmargin very obliquely rounded, silvery white, ground colour almost lost in covering of grey scales; veins shaded fuscous grey; a white discal spot at 2/3, followed posteriorly by a small fuscous ring; a diffusion of scattered light fuscous scales through centre of wing and along fold, most freely toward apex. Cilia grey, with bars of fuscous opposite veins. Hindwings as forewings. Cilia as forewings, with a dividing fuscous line near base — one pair.
Bellenden-Ker, Lucas-Rye Expedition.

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Distribution: Queensland. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).