Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Xylorycta emarginata

Xylorycta emarginata (T.P. Lucas, 1900)


Catoryctis emarginata T.P. Lucas, 1900, New Species of Queensland Lepidoptera. Proc. R. Soc. Qld. 15: 137-161 [154]. Holotype SAMA ♂, May Orchard, Brisbane, Qld.
Xylorycta emarginata (T.P. Lucas, 1900). Common, in Nielsen, Edwards, & Rangsi, 1996, Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, 4: i-xiv, 1-529 & CD-ROM [89].
Catoryctis emarginata T.P. Lucas, 1900. 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 emarginata (T.P. Lucas, 1900). Edwards, E. D. (2003), Xyloryctinae. Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. [accessed 19 June 2010].

Original description, T.P. Lucas 1900
Catoryctis emarginata. nov. sp.
♂ 14 mm. Head white. Palpi white. Antennae fuscous. Thorax white, collar narrowly fuscous. Abdomen ochreous-fuscous. Forewings elongate, costa gentry rounded, hindmargin obliquely rounded, whitish ochreous with markings white and ochreous fuscous. Forewings with broad white band on costal border, from base, to and attenuating towards 2/3 of costa; a second white band commencing just below, opposite apical end of first runs to apex; a broad fuscous band  separates, and encloses these two white bands on inner border; a small triangular fuscous blotch in disc, two linear spots opposite ends of white bands; a pale suffusion along disc, and conspicuous fuscous blotch before anal angle; a suffusion of fuscous along inner margin; and an oblique hind marginal line of same colour bordered on either side with white lines. Cilia fuscous, with white basal line. Hindwings pale fuscous drab. Cilia pale fuscous drab.
May Orchard, Brisbane.

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