Friday, July 2, 2010

Telecrates


Telecrates Meyrick, 1890


Telecrates Meyrick, 1890. Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera. Part I. Xyloryctidae. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia  13: 23–81 [25]. Type species: Oecophora laetiorella Walker, 1864 by subsequent designation, see Meyrick, 1917.
Telecrates Meyrick. Turner, 1898, The Xyloryctidae of Queensland. Annals of the Queensland Museum. 4: 1–32 [11].
Telecrates Meyrick, 1890. Philpott, 1927: The Maxillae in the Lepidoptera. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 57, 721-745 [735].
Telecrates Meyrick, 1890 [Cryptophasidae]. Fletcher, T. B., 1929, A list of generic names used for Microlepidoptera. Memoirs of the Department of Agriculture of India,  11: 1-244 [217].
Telecrates Meyrick, 1890. Common, in Nielsen, Edwards, & Rangsi, 1996, Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera,  4: i-xiv, 1-529 & CD-ROM [88].
Telecrates. Hodges, 1998, The Gelechioidea, in Kristensen, 1999, Handbook of Zoology, Volume IV, Arthropoda: Insecta, Part 35, Lepidoptera , Moths and Butterflies Vol, 1, Evolution, Systematics, and Biogeography, 131-158 (157).
Telecrates Meyrick, 1890. 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 1 May 2010].
Telecrates Meyrick, 1890. 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 17 June 2010].

Original description, Meyrick 1890
Telecrates n. g.
Head with appressed hairs; ocelli absent; tongue well developed. Antennae moderate, in male serrulate, very shortly ciliated (¼ - 1/3), basal joint moderate, without pecten. Labial palpi very long, recurved, second joint smooth-scaled, terminal joint as long as second or nearly, or rarely only half as long, slender, acute. Maxillary palpi very short, appressed to tongue. Thorax smooth. Abdomen moderate. Posterior tibiae rough-haired above and beneath. Forewings with vein 1 furcate towards base, 2 from 4/5; 3 from angle, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to hindmargin, 11 from middle. Hindwings over 1, trapezoidal, densely haired towards base below middle, 1b shortly furcate at base, 3 and 4 from a point or short-stalked, 5 tolerably parallel, 6 and 7 from a point or stalked, 8 connected with cell at a point towards base.

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[Tymbophora] This is a simple development of Telecrates, differing from it essentially only by the crested thorax. (Meyrick, 1890).

In this [Xylorycta]and the three following genera [Telecrates, Chalarotona and Scieropepla] great care must be taken not to confuse together the various unicolorous white species, and the structural differences must be accurately observed; there are, moreover, other unicolorous white species of very similar appearance in the Oecophoridae and Gelechiadae, which might very easily be mixed with them, even by a skilled observer. The superficial resemblance of these various forms is very great, but I am unable to determine whether they imitate one another or a common model, or whether the very simple resultant may not have been produced independently by similar development under analogous circumstances, without direct imitation of anything; or instance, the end desired might have been conspicuousness. (Meyrick, 1890).

XYLORYCTA, Meyr.
Antennal ciliations of male, ¼ to 2. This genus differs from Cryptophaga only in the non-pectinated antennae of the male. Recent discoveries have brought the two into very near relationship. I have been compelled to drop Meyrick's genus, Telecrates, which was distinguished only by the shorter antennal ciliations, as the new species referable to the present genus render it no longer tenable. Meyrick himself anticipated that this might come to be the case (op.cit. 57). (Turner, 1898).

I propose to widen the definition of the genus Xylorycta, so far as to unite with it the genera Lichenaula, Telecrates, Clerarcha, Plectophila, and Chalarotona. These were all published by me at the same time, and I select the name of Xylorycta for the resulting group because I made that typical of the family and therefore gave it precedence. The structural characters are thus extended in the following particulars : Antennal ciliations of ♂ variable (½ -3); 7 of forewings to apex or termen; 6 and 7 of hindwings approximated, connate, or stalked. (Meyrick 1905).

[Perixestis] Type eucephala Turn. I note here that the genera Plectophila Meyr. (type electella Walk.) and Telecrates Meyr. (type laetiorella Walk.) are good and tenable genera, not to be merged in Xylorycta. (Meyrick 1917).

Good examples, of progressive reduction in the maxillary palpi are exhibited in this large family. Lichenaula has a five-segmented palp; the genera Telecrates, Odites, Procometis, Agriophora [sic], Chalarotona, Scieropepla, Eschatura, Uzucha, and Catoryctis have each lost a segment; Xylorycta and Maroga have only three remaining; Cryptophaga rubescens has two, with a third represented by a minute papilla, while in C. nubila this papilla has been lost. (Philpott, 1927).

Xyloryctidae. Sister-group to clades 11-36. Defined by 3 apomorphies: 10 larval segments A1-8 with pinaculum ring around SD1; 2) a pore posterad/ventroposterad of SD1; 3) segments 3-7 with secondary SV setae. Worldwide: 86 genera, 1200 + species.
Xyloryctinae (fig. 9.2.I). Within Xyloryctidae possess autapomorphy, abdomen with band of spiniform setae on posterior part of terga 2-6. antenna simple, ciliate, bipectinate. Larva: head with bordered submental plate (a submental pit in some Cryptophasa), subgenal sclerite triangular, short, stemmata with gap between ½, 4/5, 5/6; A1 with 3 SV setae; A3-6 with 5-7 SV setae. Pupa: abdominal terga often with crenulate raised ridge near anterior margins, becoming spined in some species; metathoracic legs exposed distally. Wings reduced in Thyracopa apatela. Larval hosts 21 plant families (47% Protaceae + Myrtaceae), some on lichens. Subsaharan Africa, Indoaustralia, Polynesia: 60 + genera, 500 + species (Cryptophasa, Lichenaula, Metathrinca, Ommatothelxis, Pansepta, Phthonerodes, Scieropepla, Telecrates, Uzucha, Xylorycta).
(Hodges, 1998).

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Telecrates laetiorella, ♂ genitalia. Clyde Mountain, 16 miles E of Braidwood, NSW, 7 December 1953, collected by I.F.B. Common. ANIC slide no. G274, dissected by I.F.B. Common, 1959. Photomicrograph taken at ANIC, Canberra.


Telecrates laetiorella, aedeagus. Clyde Mountain, 16 miles E of Braidwood, NSW, 7 December 1953, collected by I.F.B. Common. ANIC slide no. G274, dissected by I.F.B. Common, 1959. Photomicrograph taken at ANIC, Canberra.


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Distribution: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).

Remarks: The name Telecrates has a prior reference in one of a number of rock graffiti on the island of Thera, whch may be as old as 700bc: Telecrates is a good dancer (Inscriptiones Graecae 12.3.537-550 (546).

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Telecrates basileia (Turner, 1902)


Telecrates basileia (Turner, 1902)♂ - NT, Birraduk Creek, 18 km NE of Oenpelli Lat. 12' 17'' S 07).Long. 133' 13'' E, 1. Jun. 1973, E.D. Edwards M.S. Upton leg. (ANIC). [AMO].

Telecrates basileia (Turner, 1902)♂ - Qld, Townsville, 26. Oct. 1900, F.P. Dodd leg. (ANIC). Paratype. [AMO].

Xylorycta basileia Turner, 1902, New Australian Lepidoptera. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia  26: 175–207 [194]. Holotype BMNH ♀, Townsville, Qld.
Telecrates basileia (Turner, 1902). Common, in Nielsen, Edwards, & Rangsi, 1996, Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, 4: i-xiv, 1-529 & CD-ROM [88].
Telecrates basileia (Turner, 1902). 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 1 May 2010].
Telecrates basileia (Turner, 1902). 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 17 June 2010].
Telecrates basileia. Zborowski and Edwards, 2007, A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO, 1- 214 [77].


Original description, Turner, 1902
Xylorycta basileia, n. sp.
Male and female, 17-19 mm. Head, purple-fuscous; lower part of face yellow. Palpi purple-fuscous; lower part of second joint yellow anteriorly. Antennae dark fuscous; ciliations in male very short (one-fifth). Thorax golden-yellow. Abdomen ochreous-fuscous; tuft ochreous. Legs yellowish; anterior and middle pairs fuscous anteriorly. Forewings elongate- oblong; costa arched, in male more strongly; apex roundpointed; hindmargin oblique, rounded beneath; deep shining purple; extreme base and a median band golden-yellow; median band transverse, biconcave; cilia, fuscous. Hindwings scarcely broader than forewings; hindmargin sinuous; grey, towards base ochreous-tinged; cilia pale ochreous, with a suffused greyish median line.
Allied to X. laetiorella, Wlk., but readily distinguished by the wholly dark cilia of forewings.
Townsville, Queensland, in October; a series bred by Mr. F. P. Dodd.
Type in Coll. Walsingham.

Telecrates basileia (Turner, 1902), P. Zborowski.

The small Telecrates basileia is found in eucalypt forest and woodland in the top end of the Northern Territory and from Cape York Peninsula to Brisbane, Queensland. It lives in eucalypt forest and woodland. Nothing is known of its biology but a closely related species has larvae that bore in eucalypts. (Zborowski and Edwards, 2007).

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Distribution: Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).

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Telecrates desmochrysa Lower, 1896.


Telecrates desmochrysa Lower, 1896 ♀ - SA, Highbury East, 25. Nov. 1927 (ANIC). [AMO].

Telecrates desmochrysa Lower, 1896 ♂ - SA, 49 km SbyW of Pinaroo Lat. 35' 42'' S Long. 140' 49'' E, 24. Oct. 1983, I.D. Naumann J.C. Cardale leg. (ANIC). [AMO]. Flying in day time.

Telecrates desmochrysa Lower, 1896, New Australian Lepidoptera. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia  20: 152–170 [163]. Holotype SAMA ♂, Port Victor, SA.
Telecrates desmochrysa Lower, 1896. Common, in Nielsen, Edwards, & Rangsi, 1996, Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, 4: i-xiv, 1-529 & CD-ROM [88]
Telecrates desmochrysa Lower, 1896. 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 1 May 2010].
Telecrates desmochrysa Lower, 1896. 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 17 June 2010].

Original description, Lower 1896
Telecrates desmochrysa, n. sp.
Male, 16 mm. Head, legs, and palpi orange-yellow; terminal joint of palpi as long as second, fuscous, second joint infuscated exteriorly. Legs banded with black. Abdomen and antennae black; abdominal segments orange on margins, anal tuft orange. Forewings rather short, hardly dilated; costa arched at base, thence tolerably straight, apex rounded; hindmargin oblique; black, with ochreous markings; a narrow oblique fascia from costa at base to about one-eighth inner margin; an oblique fascia from beneath costa at one-fourth to below middle of disc at about one-fourth; upper portion somewhat irregular and broken; a similar fascia in middle of wing, not reaching either margin, with a semi-circular excavation on lower portion of anterior edge; an irregular spot on costa at about five-sixths; a dentate line immediately beneath this, somewhat curved, not reaching but approaching anal angle; cilia blackish, with a tooth of yellow at apex. Hindwings bronzy-fuscous; veins 6 and 7 from a point; a well marked wedge-shaped orange spot along base, but not reaching inner margin, apex uppermost; cilia blackish, becoming orange at apex and anal angle; costa of both forewings and hind wings orange.
Nearest laetiorella Walk., but widely distinct. One specimen from Banksia (? serrata) at Port Victor, South Australia, in November.

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Food plants: Lower indicated an unspecified association with Banksia sp. (Proteaceae). (Edwards, 2003).
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Distribution: South Australia. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).

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Telecrates laetiorella (Walker, 1864)


Telecrates laetiorella (Walker, 1864). Imbil, Queensland.


Telecrates laetiorella (Walker, 1864) ♀ - Vic, 2 km WSW of Noojee Lat. 37' 54'' S Long. 145' 59'' E, 1. Jan. 1979, I.F.B. Common E.D. Edwards leg. (ANIC). [AMO].


Telecrates laetiorella (Walker, 1864) ♂ - NSW, Pyrocarpa Flora Reserve, Double Duke State Forest 15, 28. Sep. 1998, L.S. Willan leg. (LWC). [AMO].


Telecrates laetiorella (Walker, 1864♂ - NSW, CSIRO Experimental Farm, Wilton, 1. Oct. 1981, V.J. Robinson leg. (ANIC). [AMO].


Oecophora laetiorella Walker, 1864, [Gelechiadae]. Tineites. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Vol. 29. 562–835 pp. [677].
Telecrates laetiorella Walk. Meyrick, 1890, Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera. Part I. Xyloryctidae. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 13: 23–81 [62].
Telecrates laetiorella. Illidge, 1895: Xylorycts, or timber moths. Queensland Natural History Society Transactions, 1, 29-34 [30].
Telecrates laetiorella Walk. Lower, 1896: A catalogue of Victorian Heterocera. Part xix. The Victorian Naturalist, 12: 149-152.
Xylorycta laetiorella, Turner, 1898: The Xyloryctidae of Queensland. Annals of the Queensland Museum 4: 1–32 [14].
Telecrates laetiorella Walk. Philpott, 1927: The Maxillae in the Lepidoptera. Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 57, 721-745 [735].
Telecrates laetiorella Wlk. Fletcher, T. B., 1929, A list of generic names used for Microlepidoptera. Memoirs of the Department of Agriculture of India,  11: 1-244 [217].
Telecrates laetiorella (Walk). Common, Australian Moths, Jacaranda Press, 1963, 1-128 (50-54) [52-53, fig 110].
Telecrates laetiorella (Walk.) Common, 1970: Lepidoptera (Moths and Butterflies), The Insects of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 765-866 (824).
Telecrates laetiorella (Walk.) Common, 1990, Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press. 227-230 [227]. Holotype BMNH ♀, Moreton Bay, Qld.
Telecrates laetiorella (Walker, 1864). Common, in Nielsen, Edwards, & Rangsi, 1996, Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, 4: i-xiv, 1-529 & CD-ROM [87].
Telecrates laetiorella (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 17 June 2010].
Telecrates laetiorella (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 17 June 2010].

Original description, Walker 1864
Oecophora laetiorella.
Foem. Laete flava; palpotrum articulus 3us nigricans; thorax antice purpureus; tibiae posticae subincrassatae; alae anticae fasciis duabus latis chalybaeo-purpureis, fimbria postica cuprea; posticae cupreae, flavo fimbriatae.
Female. Bright yellow. Palpi slender, twice longer than the breadth of the head; third joint blackish, much shorter than the second. Thorax purple in front. Abdomen extending much beyond the hind wings. Hind tibiae slightly incrassated. Wings broad, with a broad fringe. Fore wings rounded at the tips, with two broad purple chalybeous-shining bands; first band very near the base; second very near the exterior border, contracted on its inner side near the costa and near the interior border; fringe cupreous towards the interior angle; exterior border slightly oblique. Hind wings cupreous, with a yellow fringe. Length of the body 4 ½ lines [9.5mm]; of the wings 10 lines [21.2mm].
a. Moreton Bay. From Mr. Diggles' collection.
Subsequent description, Meyrick 1890
Tel. laetiorella, Walk.
(Oecophora laetiorella, Walk. 677.)
Both sexes 16-23mm. Head black, face pale yellow. Palpi whitish-yellowish, base of second joint and terminal joint except base dark fuscous. Antennae yellow-whitish, towards base dark fuscous. Thorax ochreous-yellow. Abdomen light ochreous yellowish, sprinkled with grey. Legs light ochreous-yellowish, anterior and middle pair suffusedly banded with grey. Forewings elongate-oblong, costa moderately arched, apex obtuse, hindmargin faintly sinuate, oblique; ochreous-yellow; two very broad deep purple fasciae, obscurely margined with dark fuscous; first almost basal, outer edge slightly convex; second hindmarginal, anterior edge rather strongly convex: cilia ochreous-yellow, on costa purple-fuscous, at anal angle with a broad deep purple bar. Hindwings with veins 6 and 7 stalked; rather dark fuscous-grey; cilia pale ochreous-yellowish, above apex with a grey line near base.
Brisbane, Queensland; Newcastle and Sydney, New South Wales; Mount Lofty and Port Lincoln, South Australia; in September, October, January, and March, not uncommon. Larva residing in a barricaded tunnel in stems of Eucalyptus, carrying in leaves for food.

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Mr. Meyrick states that T. laetiorella resides in a barricaded tunnel in stems of eucalyptus, etc.; whereas I find it to be a bark-feeder and that it spins a cocoon. I have reared many and have never found them as stated by him, though it is not unlikely that his statement is correct, for I know Xylorycta luteotactella occasionally to reside in a tunnel in stems of Banksia integrifolia, though usually spinning galleries amongst twigs and leaves, and finally forming a cocoon. (Illidge, 1895).

Xylorycta laetiorella, Walk. (Oecophora
Walk. 677; Telecrates laetiorella, Meyrick, 62.) Antennal ciliations of male, 1/5. Brisbane: Mr. Illidge informs me that he has found this species commonly feeding on the inner bark of Eucalyptus (Stringybark), but has never observed it to tunnel the stems. (Turner, 1898).

Telecrates laetiorella, 4-segmented maxillary palp. (Philpott, 1927).


Telecrates laetiorella, fig. 110, Common 1963

The forewings of Telecrates laetiorella (Walk) (110, male 0.9 inch ) are banded with yellow and black. Its host is Eucalyptus. (Common, 1963).

Telecrates laetiorella (Walk.) Plate 7, H: Common, 1970

Telecrates laetiorella (Walk.) (Plate 7, H) larvae form a webbing gallery and feed on the inner bark of Eucalyptus. (Common, 1970)

Telecrates laetiorella, Pl. 5.8: Common, 1990

Telecrates Meyrick contains four species including T. laetiorella (Walk.) (Pl. 5.8) a common species ranging widely from northern Queensland to South and Western Australia and Tasmania. The larvae tunnel in the bark of Eucalyptus, feeding on the inner bark or on the adventitious bark growth around the holes left by wood-boring beetles. (Common, 1990).

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Telecrates laetiorella, ♂ genitalia. Clyde Mountain, 16 miles E of Braidwood, NSW, 7 December 1953, collected by I.F.B. Common. ANIC slide no. G274, dissected by I.F.B. Common, 1959. Photomicrograph taken at ANIC, Canberra.

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Telecrates laetiorella, aedeagus. Clyde Mountain, 16 miles E of Braidwood, NSW, 7 December 1953, collected by I.F.B. Common. ANIC slide no. G274, dissected by I.F.B. Common, 1959. Photomicrograph taken at ANIC, Canberra.

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Food plants: Larva boring in bark. Larval foodplants: Eucalyptus rossii, Eucalyptus sp. (Myrtaceae). (Edwards, 2003).
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Distribution: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).

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Telecrates melanochrysa (Turner, 1939)


Telecrates melanochrysa (Turner, 1939) ♀ - NSW, Tubrabucca Creek, Barrington Tops 4200 ft Alt ., 9. Jan. 1956, I.F.B. Common leg. (ANIC). [AMO].

Telecrates melanochrysa (Turner, 1939) ♂ - ACT, Black Mountain, Canberra, 27. Nov. 1962, I.F.B. Common leg. (ANIC). [AMO].


Telecrates melanochrysa (Turner, 1939) ♀ - NSW, Coolah Tops, Warung State Forest 457 Lat. 31' 46'' S Long. 150' 96" E, 24. Nov. 1997, L.S. Willan leg. (LWC). [AMO].


Xylorycta melanochrysa Turner, 1939, A second revision of the Lepidoptera of Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of The Royal Society of Tasmania, 1938: 57–115 [84]. Holotype ANIC ♂, Hobart, Tas.
Telecrates melanochrysa (Turner, 1939). 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 melanochrysa Turner, 1939. 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 1 May 2010].
Telecrates melanochrysa (Turner, 1939). 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 17 June 2010].

Original description, Turner 1939
Xylorycta melanochrysa, n. sp.
μελανοχρυσος, black and gold.
♂. 24 mm. Head, black; face, whitish-ochreous. Palpi with second joint reaching base of antennae; terminal joint ¾. whitish-ochreous; terminal joint, blackish. Antennae, blackish; ciliations in male minute. Thorax, orange-yellow; patagia and a posterior spot, black. Abdomen, black; tuft and apices of joints beneath, yellow. Legs, black; anterior coxae, flexor surfaces, tarsal rings, and most of posterior pair yellow. Forewings, sub-oblong; costa, slightly arched; apex, rounded; termen, moderately oblique; orange-yellow with three broad black transverse fasciae; first sub-basal, its posterior edge straight; second median, anterior edge from 1/3 costa to before mid-dorsum, slightly concave, posterior from beyond midcosta to 2/3 dorsum, angled outward in middle of disc third terminal, its .edge from ¾ costa to tornus, strongly. convex; cilia, yellow; bases black, above tornus wholly black, before tornus wholly orange-yellow. Hindwings, 1; termen, sinuate, blackish; cilia, yellow; bases, blackish. 
Hobart, in January; one specimen received from Capt. D. C. Pearse.

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Distribution: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Tasmania, Victoria. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).

Remarks: This moth may be identical with Lichenaula arisema Meyrick, 1890.