Lichenaula onychodes Turner, 1898
Lichenaula onychodes Turner, 1898, The Xyloryctidae of Queensland. Annals of the Queensland Museum 4: 1–32 . Syntype(s) ANIC 7♂♀, Brisbane, Qld.
Lichenaula onychodes 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 onychodes (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 23 April 2010].
Lichenaula onychodes 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 18 June 2010].
Original description, Turner, 1898
Lichenaula onychodes, n. sp. Male and female, 16-18 mm. Antennal ciliations in male, ½. Forewings with vein 7 to hindmargin. Head and face grey. Palpi ochreous-whitish; terminal joint slightly infuscated. Antennae fuscous. Thorax grey. Abdomen ochreous-fuscous. Legs ochreous-whitish; anterior pair infuscated. Forewings oblong, posteriorly dilated, costa gently arched, apex sub-rectangular, hindmargin nearly straight, scarcely oblique; grey with blackish markings; extreme base of costa blackish; a black line from base to inner-margin at 1/5; from this another line proceeds obliquely towards but not reaching costa; an inwardly curved transverse line in disc before 1/3, not quite reaching either margin; an inwardly oblique line from costa at 3/5 towards but not reaching middle of inner-margin; another inwardly curved line from before anal angle, not reaching costa; a faint outwardly curved line in disc beyond this; cilia grey. Hindwings and cilia whitish-grey.
Brisbane: seven specimens at light.
|Lichenaula onychodes ♂, aedeagus, IM07-1147, Imbil, Queensland.|
Food plants: Larva boring in stem. Larval foodplant: Eucalyptus pauciflora (Myrtaceae). (Edwards, 2003).
Distribution: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).