Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lichenaula goniodes

Lichenaula goniodes Turner, 1898

Lichenaula goniodes Turner, 1898, The Xyloryctidae of Queensland. Annals of the Queensland Museum 4: 1–32 [17]. Holotype QM ♂, Brisbane, Qld.
Lichenaula goniodes, Turn. Turner, 1900, New Micro-lepidoptera - mostly from Queensland. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia  24: 6–23 [9]. 
Lichenaula goniodes Turner, 1898. Common, in Nielsen, Edwards, & Rangsi, 1996, Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, 4: i-xiv, 1-529 & CD-ROM [87].
Xylorycta goniodes (Turner, 1898). 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].
Lichenaula goniodes Turner, 1898. 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 1898
Lichenaula goniodes, n. sp. Males, 24 mm.; antennal ciliations, 2; vein 7 of forewings to hindmargin. Head, face, palpi, and antennae white. Thorax white. Abdomen white; posterior part of each segment reddish-fuscous. Legs whitish; anterior pair fuscous. Forewings moderate, costa moderately arched, apex round-pointed, hindmargin slightly sinuate, somewhat oblique; white, sparsely irrorated with reddish-fuscous scales; basal third of costa blackish; a squarish reddish-fuscous blotch on inner margin before middle, reaching above fold; a conspicuous reddish fuscous line from costa at ¾, sharply angulated in disc, and continued parallel to hindmargin to before anal angle; cilia pale reddish-fuscous with a few whitish scales towards anal angle. Hindwings and cilia pale ochreous-whitish.
Brisbane: one specimen taken at light by Mr. C. J. Wild (Coll. Brisbane Museum).

Other references:
[Xylorycta amblygona] Distinguished from the other species with an angulated posterior line — L. oxygona [Plectophila discalis], Luc.; L. goniodes, Turn., and L. micradelpha [Plectophila micradelpha], Turn., by the fuscous thorax. (Turner, 1900).

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


Type not found.

See also Xylorycta cosmeta and Xylorycta amblygona.