Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cryptophasa blosyra

Cryptophasa blosyra Turner, 1917

- Qld, Stannary Hills (ANIC). HOLOTYPE [AMO].

- Qld, Stannary Hills( ANIC). PARATYPE [AMO].

Cryptophasa blosyra Turner, 1917. Lepidopterological gleanings. Proc. R. Soc. Qd 29: 70–106 [91]. Syntype(s) ANIC 2♂, Stannary Hills, Qld.  
Cryptophasa blosyra Turner, 1917. Common, in Nielsen, Edwards, & Rangsi, 1996, Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, 4: i-xiv, 1-529 & CD-ROM [86].
Cryptophasa blosyra Turner, 1917. Beccaloni, G. W., Scoble, M. J., Robinson, G. S. & Pitkin, B. (Editors). 2003. The Global Lepidoptera Names Index (LepIndex). World Wide Web electronic publication. [accessed 14 April 2010].
Cryptophasa blosyra Turner, 1917. Edwards, E. D. (2003), Xyloryctinae. Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. [accessed 18 June 2010].

Original description, Turner 1917
βλοσυρος, stern.
♂ 43-44 mm. Head grey-whitish. Palpi moderately long, second joint reaching base of antennae, terminal joint ½; white with some fuscous suffusion towards base of external surface of second joint. Antennae white.; pectinations of ♂ 4, ochreous. Thorax grey-whitish, mixed with fuscous posteriorly. Abdomen fuscous, undersurface ochreous-whitish, dorsum of basal segments and tuft grey-whitish Legs whitish; anterior tibiae, femorae, and basal halves of coxae dark fuscous. Forewings with costa nearly straight, apex obtuse, termen scarcely oblique, rounded beneath; 2 from ¾; grey-whitish with a few fuscous and blackish scales; these form a dark streak along fold not reaching tornus, and a median streak from 1/5 to 4/5; an ochreous grey annular mark at 3/5 interrupting median streak; an ochreous grey submarginal line feebly barred with blackish; cilia grey with basal and median whitish lines. Hindwings pale fuscous; on costa whitish; cilia whitish with a grey sub-basal line.
N.Q. Stannary Hills; two specimens received from Dr. T. Bancroft.

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Distribution: Queensland. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).