Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Xylorycta tignaria

Xylorycta tignaria Meyrick, 1921

Xylorycta tignaria, ♂, holotype. South Australian Museum, Adelaide. © SAMA.

Xylorycta tignaria Meyrick, 1921, Exotic Microlepidoptera. 2 (13–15): 385-416, 417-448, 449-480 [445]. Holotype SAMA ♂, Warra, Qld.
Xylorycta tignaria 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 tignaria 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 8 May 2010].
Xylorycta tignaria Meyrick, 1921. Edwards, E. D. (2003), Xyloryctinae. Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. [accessed 19 June 2010].

Original description, Meyrick 1921
Xylorycta tignaria, n. sp.
♂. 19 mm. Head light ochreous-yellowish. Palpi ochreous-whitish, basal half of second joint and anterior edge of terminal dark fuscous. Antennal ciliations 2, fasciculated. Thorax dark purple-fuscous. Forewings termen nearly straight, rather oblique; ochreous-whitish; markings dark brown; a moderate basal fascia, extended as a wedgeshaped streak along costa nearly to middle; a moderate fascia from costa beyond middle to middle of dorsum, with a branch from its middle running to tornus, and continued as a narrower terminal fascia to apex: cilia ochreous-whitish, dark purplish-fuscous patches at costa and tornus. Hindwings 6 and 7 remote at base; pale ochreous-yellowish, posterior half suffused grey; cilia light ochreous-yellowish, some grey suffusion at apex.
Queensland, Warra; 1 ex. (Coll. Lower). Next ophiogramma.

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