Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Xylorycta perflua

Xylorycta perflua Meyrick, 1914

♂ - WA, 37 km SW of Mt Ragged Lat. 33' 40'' S Long. 123' 11'' E, 3. Nov. 1977, M.S. Upton leg. (ANIC). [AMO].

Xylorycta perflua Meyrick, 1914. Exotic Microlepidoptera. 1 (6–9): 161–192, 193–224, 225–256, 257–288 [205]. Holotype NMV ♂, Waroona, WA.
Xylorycta perflua Meyrick, 1914. 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 perflua Meyrick, 1914. 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 perflua Meyrick, 1914. Edwards, E. D. (2003), Xyloryctinae. Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. [accessed 19 June 2010].

Original description, Meyrick 1914
Xylorycta perflua, n. sp.
♂. 30 mm. Head ochreous-yellow. Palpi dark fuscous, posteriorly ochreous-whitish. Antennal ciliations 1 ½. Thorax ochreous-whitish. Abdomen whitish-ochreous, anal tuft ochreous-yellow. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded; 7 to termen; ochreous-white; a narrow dark fuscous costal streak from base to near apex, finely attenuated anteriorly; a moderate dark fuscous streak along dorsum from ¼ to tornus, narrowed towards extremities: cilia ochreous-white, on tornus fuscous. Hindwings with 3 and 4 connate, 6 and 7 connate; whitish-ochreous, posteriorly infuscated; cilia whitish-ochreous tinged with yellow.
West Australia, Perth, in December (Berthoud); one specimen.
Type in Coll. Lyell.

Food plants:
Flight period: December.
Distribution: Western Australia. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).