Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cryptophasa citrinopa

Cryptophasa citrinopa (Lower, 1915)

♂ - NSW, 30 km S of Bourke, 25. Oct. 1957, I.F.B. Common leg. (ANIC). [AMO].

♀ - NSW, Round Hill Nature Reserve, 19. Nov. 1968, L.S. Willan leg. (LWC). [AMO].

♀ - NSW, Round Hill Nature Reserve, 19. Nov. 1968, V.J. Robinson leg. (ANIC). [AMO].

♂ - NSW, Wambadule Forest Reserve, Pilliga West SF, 11. Nov. 1996, L.S. Willan leg. (LWC). [AMO].

♂ - NSW, Amphitheatre, Mootwingee Lat. 31' 18'' S Long. 142' 19'' E, 12. Oct. 1988, E.D. Edwards leg. (ANIC). [AMO].

Cryptophaga citrinopa Lower, 1915, Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 40: 474–485 [484]. Holotype SAMA ♀, Broken Hill, NSW.
Xylorycta citrinopa, Low. Lower, 1917, The Lepidoptera of Broken Hill, New South Wales, Part III, Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 41, 369-377 [369].
Cryptophasa citrinopa (Lower, 1915). 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 citrinopa (Lower, 1915). 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 15 April 2010].
Cryptophasa citrinopa (Lower, 1915). Edwards, E. D. (2003), Xyloryctinae. Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. [accessed 18 June 2010].

Original description, Lower 1915
Cryptophaga citrinopa, n. sp.
♀.40 mm. Head and face white. Thorax fleshy-pink, patagia orange-ochreous. Antennae and palpi fleshy-white, palpi more whitish externally, at base. Legs fleshy-ochreous. Abdomen dull ochreous, second segment obscurely orange. Forewings elongate, costa tolerably arched, termen hardly rounded, faintly sinuate below apex; 2 from four-fifths: orange-yellow, faintly dusted with dull reddish on basal half; a moderately broad, silvery-white, costal streak from base to middle, attenuated posteriorly, and edged beneath throughout by a fine fuscous line; two dark fuscous discal spots, transversely placed in middle of wing at three-fifths from base; cilia dull orange. Hindwings with veins 6 and 7 from a point; 3 and 4 short-stalked; orange-yellow; cilia as in forewings, at base with a ferruginous line.
Broken Hill, N.S.W.: one specimen, in November.

Other references

Xylorycta citrinopa, Low.
One specimen, type, in November. (Lower, 1917)

Food plants:
Flight period: October, November.
Distribution: New South Wales, Queensland. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).