Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cryptophasa insana

Cryptophasa insana (R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)

Cryptophasa insana, ♀, holotype. Photograph by Patrick Strutzenberger, ©BMNH.

Cryptophasa insana,  - WA, 11 mls SbyW of Cocklebiddy, 23. Nov. 1969, M.S. Upton & E.B. Britton leg. (ANIC). [AMO].

Cryptophasa insana,  - WA, Thomas River, 23 km NbyW of Mt Arid Lat.33 57 S Long. 123 00 E, 5. Nov. 1977, M.S. Upton leg. (ANIC). [AMO].

Tortrix insana. Herrich-Schäffer and Hübner, 1853-1855, Systematische Bearbeitung der Schmetterlinge von Europa: Volumes 5-6 (42). (Synonym. Tortricidae (?)).
Tortrix insana R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875, nec Herrich-Schäffer and Hübner. Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859. (Zoologischer Theil, Band 2, Abteilung 2) Heft 4. Wien. Plates 121–140 pp. [pl. 140, fig. 33]. Holotype BMNH ♀ Australia.
Xylorycta tetrazona Lower, 1901. Lower, 1902: Descriptions of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 26: 212-247 [238].
Cryptophasa insana (R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875). Common, in Nielsen, Edwards, & Rangsi, 1996, Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera, 4: i-xiv, 1-529 & CD-ROM [86].
Xylorycta insana, Felder, 187?. 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 16 April 2010].
Cryptophasa insana (R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875). Edwards, E. D. (2003), Xyloryctinae. Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. [accessed 18 June 2010].

Original description, Felder and Rogenhofer 1875
Fig. 33: Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875.
Fig. 33: Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875.
Felder & Rogenhofer: no written description other than the name and illustration.

Other references

Xylorycta tetrazona, Lower.
(Trans. Roy. Soc., S.A., p. 84, 1901.)
I have received a specimen of this species from Messrs, S. and F. Angel, taken at Norwood, South Australia. in which the ground color of forewings is yellow. In the type, which came from Stawell. Victoria, they are white. (Lower, 1902).

Food plants:
Flight period: November.
Distribution: South Australia, Western Australia. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).

The holotype came from G.F. Angas and probably from the vicinity Adelaide or Angastown, SA. (Edwards, 2003).

I am unclear about which species Herrich-Schäffer and Hübner are referring.

Possibly identical to Cryptophasa tetrazona (see note on that species).