Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lichenaula onychodes

Lichenaula onychodes Turner, 1898

Lichenaula onychodes Turner, 1898. Imbil, Queensland, August 2014.

Lichenaula onychodes Turner, 1899. Donald Hobern, Canberra.

Lichenaula onychodes Turner, 1899. ANIC, Canberra.

Lichenaula onychodes Turner, 1898, The Xyloryctidae of Queensland. Annals of the Queensland Museum 4: 1–32 [19]. Syntype(s) ANIC 7♂♀, Brisbane, Qld.
Lichenaula onychodes 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 [88].
Xylorycta onychodes (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. [accessed 23 April 2010].
Lichenaula onychodes Turner, 1898. Edwards, E. D. (2003), Xyloryctinae. Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. [accessed 18 June 2010].

Original description, Turner, 1898
Lichenaula onychodes, n. sp. Male and female, 16-18 mm. Antennal ciliations in male, ½. Forewings with vein 7 to hindmargin. Head and face grey. Palpi ochreous-whitish; terminal joint slightly infuscated. Antennae fuscous. Thorax grey. Abdomen ochreous-fuscous. Legs ochreous-whitish; anterior pair infuscated. Forewings oblong, posteriorly dilated, costa gently arched, apex sub-rectangular, hindmargin nearly straight, scarcely oblique; grey with blackish markings; extreme base of costa blackish; a black line from base to inner-margin at 1/5; from this another line proceeds obliquely towards but not reaching costa; an inwardly curved transverse line in disc before 1/3, not quite reaching either margin; an inwardly oblique line from costa at 3/5 towards but not reaching middle of inner-margin; another inwardly curved line from before anal angle, not reaching costa; a faint outwardly curved line in disc beyond this; cilia grey. Hindwings and cilia whitish-grey.
Brisbane: seven specimens at light.


Lichenaula onychodes, male genitalia, IM18-0017, Imbil, Queensland.

Lichenaula onychodes, clasper, IM18-0017, Imbil, Queensland.

Lichenaula onychodes, uncus and gnathos, IM18-0017, Imbil, Queensland.

Lichenaula onychodes, anellus, saccus and juxta, IM18-0017, Imbil, Queensland.

Food plants: Larva boring in stem. Larval foodplant: Eucalyptus pauciflora (Myrtaceae). (Edwards, 2003).
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Distribution: Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).


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