Xylorycta tapeina Turner, 1898.
Xylorycta tapeina, QM
Xylorycta tapeina Turner, 1898. The Xyloryctidae of Queensland. Annals of the Queensland Museum 4: 1–32 . Syntype(s) SAMA 2♂, Charters Towers, Qld.
Xylorycta tapeina Turner, 1898. Common, in Nielsen, Edwards, & Rangsi, 1996, Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, 4: i-xiv, 1-529 & CD-ROM .
Xylorycta tapeina Turner, 1898. Beccaloni, G. W., Scoble, M. J., Robinson, G. S. & Pitkin, B. (Editors). 2003. The Global Lepidoptera Names Index (LepIndex). World Wide Web electronic publication. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/entomology/lepindex [accessed 8 May 2010].
Xylorycta tapeina Turner, 1898. Edwards, E. D. (2003), Xyloryctinae. Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/fauna/afd/taxa/XYLORYCTINAE [accessed 19 June 2010].
Original description, Turner 1898
Xylorycta tapeina, n. sp. Male, 24 mm.; antennal ciliations, ½. Head, face, palpi and antennae whitish. Thorax fuscous, irrorated with whitish scales. Abdomen ochreous-whitish. Legs whitish with fuscous irroration. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex round-pointed, hindmargin obliquely rounded; fuscous irrorated with white scales; a broad white streak along whole of costa, narrowing to a point at base and apex; an obscure whitish spot above middle of inner margin; a dark spot in disc at 2/3; cilia fuscous. Hindwings and cilia pale-grey.
Charters Towers: two specimens received from Mr. Dodd.
Distribution: Queensland. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).