Lichenaula appropinquans T.P. Lucas, 1901
Lichenaula appropinquans T.P. Lucas, 1901. Queensland Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 16: 73–95 . Syntype(s) SAMA number unknown ♂♀, May Orchard, Brisbane, Qld.
Lichenaula appropinquans T.P. Lucas, 1901. Common, in Nielsen, Edwards, & Rangsi, 1996, Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, 4: i-xiv, 1-529 & CD-ROM .
Lichenaula appropinquans T.P. Lucas,1901. 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].
Xylorycta appropinquans T.P. Lucas, 1901. 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 appropinquans T.P. Lucas,1901. 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, T.P. Lucas 1901
LICHENAULA APPROPINQUANS NOV. SP.
♂♀17-23 mm. Head white, with black spot on crown. Palpi white, black at junction of segments. Antennae white, with black annulations. Thorax grey, freely sprinkled with black hairs, epaulettes white. Abdomen grey, with narrow light fuscous bands on segments. Forewings costa gently rounded, hind margin gently rounded; white suffused with grey, and densely irrorated with blackish fuscous scales, with blackish fuscous markings. Forewings costa narrowly edged with white; a circular dentate black band crosses wing close to base, and is diffused into a broader band along inner margin, ending in a prominent circular spot at ¼ inner margin; a broken band of four diffused spots from ½ costa to ½ inner margin; spot on costa most prominent; a diffused spot between inner marginal spot at ¼ and the costa; spot at ½; beyond row of four spots, are two different dots, one over median, vein, and the other close to inner margin at 3/5; a costal row of diffused spots subtends a suffusion of grey and fuscous over centre of wing, extending to a large pronounced blotch which runs toward inner margin near anal angle; a submarginal band does not touch margins; a hindmarginal band of minute diffused dots. Cilia grey, irrorated with black lines. Hindwings smokey grey, lighter towards base. Cilia grey, banded with smoky-fuscous. Near to L. Lichenaea, Mey, but many well established characters seem to divide it from that variable species. May Orchard, Brisbane.
Flight period: New South Wales, Queensland. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).