Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lichenaula tholodes



Lichenaula tholodes Turner, 1900


BOLD

ANIC, syntype

Lichenaula tholodes Turner, 1900, New Micro-lepidoptera — mostly from Queensland. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia  24: 6–23 [10]. Syntype(s) ANIC 2♀, Brisbane, Qld.
Crypsicharis (?) semnospora Meyrick, 1921. Exotic Microlepidoptera. 2 (13–15): 385-416, 417-448, 449-480 [445]. Holotype SAMA ♀, Hornsby, NSW.
Lichenaula tholodes Turner, 1900 = Chrypsicharis semnospora Meyrick, 1921, syn. n. Common, in Nielsen, Edwards, & Rangsi, 1996, Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, 4: i-xiv, 1-529 & CD-ROM [88].
Xylorycta tholodes Turner, 1900. 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].
Crypsicharis (?) semnospora 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. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/entomology/lepindex [accessed 23 April 2010]. [Synonymy not noted].
Lichenaula tholodes Turner, 1900. 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 1900
Lichenaula tholodes, n. sp.
Female, 18-21 mm. Head, thorax, and palpi purplish-fuscous, irrorated with whitish; internal surface of palpi mainly whitish . Antennae dark-fuscous. Abdomen grey; tuft whitish. Legs whitish; anterior femora, and anterior and middle tibiae dark-fuscous, irrorated with whitish: anterior tarsi dark-fuscous, with whitish annulations. Forewings oblong, costa moderately arched at base, thence nearly straight, apex rectangular, hindmargin slightly sinuate, scarcely oblique; purplish-fuscous, densely irrorated with whitish, less so along a line from base to anal angle; cilia fuscous. Hind wings with hindmargin sinuate beneath apex; grey; cilia pale-grey, with a darker basal line.
Allied to L. ignota, Turn., from which it differs in the purplish-fuscous colouring and absence of markings.
Brisbane, Queensland; two specimens taken at light in January and March.
 
Synonymic description, Meyrick 1921
Crypsicharis (?) semnospora, n, sp.
♀. 19 mm. Head grey mixed whitish, face whitish-ochreous. Palpi whitish irrorated dark fuscous. Thorax dark grey irrorated whitish. Forewings suboblong, termen slightly sinuate, somewhat oblique, veins quite as in neocosma; grey-whitish suffusedly irrorated dark fuscous; costal edge whitish on median third; stigmata very obscure, dark fuscous, plical rather beyond first discal: cilia whitish-grey with lines of dark fuscous irroration. Hindwings 6 and 7 connate; grey; cilia pale grey, a darker subbasal line.
New South Wales, Hornsby, September; 1 ex. (Coll. Lower).

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Flight period: January, March, September. (Edwards, 2003).
Distribution: New South Wales, Queensland. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).

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