Monday, October 11, 2010

Bassarodes



Bassarodes Meyrick, 1910


Bassarodes Meyrick, 1910 [Stenomidae] Descriptions Malayan Micro-lepidoptera. Trans. Ent. Soc. London 1910: 430–478 [459]. Type species: Bassarodes siriaca Meyrick, 1910 by monotypy.
Bassarodes Meyrick, 1910 [Cryptophasidae]. Fletcher, T. B., 1929, A list of generic names used for Microlepidoptera. Memoirs of the Department of Agriculture of India,  11: 1-244 [31].
Bassarodes Meyrick, 1910. Common, in Nielsen, Edwards, & Rangsi, 1996, Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, 4: i-xiv, 1-529 & CD-ROM [86].
Bassarodes Meyrick. 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 7 April 2010].
Bassarodes Meyrick, 1910. 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 13 June 2010].

Original description, Meyrick 1910
Bassarodes, n.g.
Head with appressed scales, side-tufts raised, rough, expanded behind; ocelli absent; tongue developed. Antennae ¾, in ♂ very shortly ciliated, basal joint moderately elongate, without pecten. Labial palpi very long, recurved, second joint thickened with dense scales, somewhat rough beneath, especially in ♂, terminal joint as long as second, moderate, acute. Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, appressed to tongue. Posterior tibiae with dense rough hairs above. Forewings with 2 from towards angle, 3 and 4 approximated, 8 to apex, 11 from before middle. Hindwings 1, oblong-ovate, cilia ½, 3 and 4 stalked, 5 connate, 6 and 7 parallel, 7 to apex.

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Distribution: Queensland, Solomon Islands (Edwards, 2003).

Remarks: Originally described in the Stenomidae [Stenomatidae]. Fletcher (1929) included Stenomidae in the Xyloryctidae.

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Bassarodes siriaca Meyrick

Bassarodes siriaca♂ - Qld, Claudie River Lat. 12' 43'' S Long. 143' 17'' E, 19. Mar. 1985, E.D. Edwards leg. (ANIC). [AMO].



Bassarodes siriaca♀ - Qld, Claudie River, 23. Feb. 1984(ANIC).[AMO].


Bassarodes siriaca - ANIC specimens showing relative sizes. Males above, females below.


Bassarodes siriaca Meyrick, 1910 [Stenomidae] Descriptions Malayan Micro-lepidoptera. Trans. Ent. Soc. London 1910: 430–478 [459]. Syntype(s) BMNH 3♂♀, New Georgia and Choiseul Islands, Solomon Islands.
Bassarodes siriaca Meyrick [Cryptophasidae]. Fletcher, T. B., 1929, A list of generic names used for Microlepidoptera. Memoirs of the Department of Agriculture of India,  11: 1-244 [31].
Bassarodes siriaca Meyrick, 1910. Common, in Nielsen, Edwards, & Rangsi, 1996, Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, 4: i-xiv, 1-529 & CD-ROM [86].
Bassarodes siriaca Meyrick, 1910. 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 7 April 2010].
Bassarodes siriaca Meyrick, 1910. 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 13 June 2010].

Original description, Meyrick 1910
Bassarodes siriaca n. sp.
♂♀. 23-30mm. Head light ochreous-yellowish, tufts of crown suffused with dark brown. Palpi ochreous suffusedly mixed with dark brown. Thorax pale ochreous-yellowish, in ♂ with central stripe of brown suffusion, in ♀wholly suffused with brownish. Abdomen pale ochreous-yellowish, in ♀ suffused with brownish. Forewings elongate, moderate, posteriorly dilated, costa gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen slightly rounded, little oblique; in ♂ pale yellowish, sometimes suffused with pale brownish on veins and margins, with second discal stigma dark brown, an oblique patch of brown suffusion between this and apex, and in one specimen a streak of dark brown suffusion along fold curved upwards beneath middle of wing; in ♀ pale ochreous suffusedly irrorated with dark brown, with a broad longitudinal median dark fuscous band, suffused and undefined towards costa, lower margin well-marked and pale-edged, curved downwards on anterior half and upwards beyond middle, terminating in tornus: cilia pale yellowish, in ♂ sometimes suffused with light brownish, in ♀ suffused with fuscous. Hindwings in ♂ light yellowish, sometimes sprinkled with fuscous towards tornus, cilia concolorous; in ♀ fuscous, cilia whitish-ochreous suffused with fuscous.
SOLOMON Is., Choiseul, New Georgia; three specimens.

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Flight period: February, March.
Distribution: Queensland, Solomon Islands. (Edwards, 2003).
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