Lichenaula afflictella (Walker, 1864)
Cryptolechia afflictella Walker, 1864, Tineites. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Vol. 29. 562–835 pp. . Syntype(s) BMNH 2♀, Moreton Bay, Qld; Australia.
Lichenaula afflictella (Walker, 1864), comb. n. Common, in Nielsen, Edwards, & Rangsi, 1996, Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, 4: i-xiv, 1-529 & CD-ROM .
Zauclophora afflictella (Walker, 1864). 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 23 April 2010].
Lichenaula afflictella (Walker, 1864). 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 18 June 2010].
Original description, Walker 1864
Mas. Alba; palpi articulo 2o basi nigro; antennae glabrae; tibiae posticae fimbriatae; alae anticae nigro conspersae, punctis quatuor discalibus fasciisque duabus indeterminatis nigricantibus: posticae cinereae. Foem. — cinerea, abdomen attenuatum, oviducto exserto.
Male. White. Palpi smooth, much longer than the breadth of the head; second joint black above towards the base; third setiform, much shorter than the second. Antennae smooth. Abdomen extending a little beyond the hind wings. Hind tibiae fringed. Fore wings rounded at the tips, with black speckles, which are mostly confluent, except towards the base; four blackish discal points; two before the middle, the other two beyond the middle; two incomplete diffuse blackish bands; exterior border slightly convex, very oblique. Hind wings cinereous. Female. — Cinereous. Third joint of the palpi almost as long as the second. Abdomen attenuated; oviduct exserted. Length of the body 5-6 lines [10.6 – 12.7mm]; of the wings 14 lines [29.6mm].
a. Australia. From Mr. Darnel's collection.
b. Moreton Bay. From Mr. Diggles' collection.
Distribution: Queensland. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).