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EXOTIC 
MICROLEPIDOPTERA 



By 
EDWARD MEYRICK, B.A., F.R.S. 



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October 1916. 






EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 



BY 



EDWARD MEYEICK, B.A, F.RS. 



VOL. II. 




PRIZiTTED BT TAYLOR AND FRANCIS, 
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EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 



GRACILAHIAD.E. 

Acrocercops triscalma, n. sp. 

c? . 6 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax grey. Abdomen dark grey, 
beneath whitish. Forewings very narrowly elongate- lanceolate ; 
dark greyish-purple; a cloudy white spot in disc at |, a dot at A, 
and a minute dot at apex : cilia grey. Hind wings dark fuscous ; 
cilia grey. 

Kanaka, Karwar, bred in August and September from larv^ 
mining blotches on upperside of leaves of Wagatea spicata (Le(/u- 
minosce), occupying whole leaf; cocoon external, white {Maxwell) ; 
two specimens. 

Acrocercops hemigljrpta, n. sp. 
S . 6 mm. Head white. Palpi white, second joint externally 
suffused with dark fuscous. Thorax dark purplish-fuscous. Abdo- 
men dark fuscous, beneath white ringed with dark grey, f orewinos 
very narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; dark purplish-fuscous ; a rather 
oblique white wedgeshaped mark from costa beyond middle, reach- 
ing half across wing, and two shorter less oblique similar marks 
from costa between this and apex, first two pointing to minute 
indistinct white dots on termen : cilia grey, above apex white 
divided by a dark fuscous strigula. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia 
grey. 

Kanaka, Karwar, bred in August from larvte mining round 
blotches in leaves of an unidentified plant ; cocoon external, white 
{Maxwell). 

Acrocercops hapalarga, n. sp. 
(S . 6 mm. Head, palpi, thorax, and abdomen white, palpi 
slender. Forewings narrow-lanceolate ; shining snow-white ; four 
narrow somewhat oblique irregular-edged light ochreous-yellowish 
transverse fasciae, sprinkled with a few minute dark fuscous specks, 
first almost obsolete, second indistinct, third at f, fourth at i, 
somewhat darker : cilia white, at apex with grey subbasal line. 
Hindwings and cilia white. 

CooRG, Pollibetta, in November {Fletcher); one specimen. 
VOL. II. — October 1916. a 

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2 EXOTIC MlCKOLlU'IDOrxKUA. 

Acrocerops clepsinoma, n. sp. 

cJ. 10 ram. Head white somewhat mixed with grey. Palpi 
loosely scaled, whitish, second joint suffused with grey on apical 
half, terminal joint with grey median ring. Thorax pale fuscous. 
Abdomen grey, beneath whitish. Forewings very narrowly 
elongate-lanceolate ; fuscous ; dorsal edge white on basal third, 
terminated by a very oblique white mark edged with dark fuscous 
suffusion ; oblique streaks of dark fuscous suffusion from costa at 
middle and | reaching half across wing, edged posteriorly by small 
whitish spots on costa ; a small wedgeshaped whitish spot on costa 
near apex, edged anteriorly with dark fuscous : cilia light grey, 
on costa with a whitish patch before apex, on termen with two 
blackish lines. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

S. India, Ootacamund, 7500 feet, in December {Fletcher) ; one 
specimen. 

Acrocercops macroclina, n. sp. 

6 $ . 7-8 mm. Head fuscous, crown streaked with darker, 
sides marked with whitish. Palpi whitish, second joint with very 
long projecting apical tuft beneath, apical edge whitish and tuft 
mixed with whitish, terminal joint with dark fuscous subbasal 
ring. Thorax fuscous mixed wdth whitish, patagia dark fuscous. 
Abdomen grej", beneath whitish, with lateral series of oblique 
dark fuscous bars. Porewings very narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; 
fuscous ; costa black, cut by seven very oblique fine white strigulse, 
first two very short, third and fourth united into a very oblique 
fine white line running to about middle of termen and edged 
anteriorly by a blackish streak, fifth close beyond this, fifth to 
seventh moderate ; dorsal half suffused with blackish-fuscous, with 
some irregular ochreous- whitish streaking and oblique transverse 
white strigulation above dorsum to near tornus; a fine oblique 
transverse violet-leaden-metallic line towards apex ; a white costal 
dot before apex : cilia grey, mixed with whitish above and below 
apex, with two dark grey lines. Hindwings rather dark grey ; 
cilia grey. 

Kanaka, Karwar, bred in August from larvae mining blotches on 
upperside of leaves of ]Va<jatea spicata {Leguminosce), occupying 
whole leaf; cocoon external, white {Maxwell); five specimens. 

Acrocercops scriptulata, n. sp. 

2 . 9 mm. Head and thorax whitish, shoulders infuscated. 
Palpi white, second joint fuscous with veiy long projecting apical 
tuft beneath, apical edge white, terminal joint loosely scaled, with 
two dark grey rings. Abdomen grey, beneath white, with lateral 
series of oblique dark fuscous streaks. Forewings very narrowdy 
elongate-lanceolate ; light brownish-fuscous ; hardly oblique slender 
whitish bars from costa at | and middle, reaching half across wing, 
and a dot at | ; costal area suiTused with dark fuscous from base 
to first bar ; an elongate blackish costal blotch between first and 



GRACILAlUADiE. 3 

second bars, a narrower and blacker one between second bar and 
dot, and another beyond dot, all narrowly separate from the 
whitish markings ; dorsum from base to near apex marked with 
about seven irregular oblique white blackisli-edged marks reaching 
nearly half across wing ; a hne curved transverse silvery-metallic 
line near apex, costal part of apex blackish : cilia grey, round 
apex with a blackish median line. Hind wings and cilia grey. 

Kanaka, Karwar, bred in July from unusually large irregularly 
elongate oval semitrausparent white cocoons, with three or lour 
small attached bubbles, found on surface of leaf, each on a vein, 
scattered about ou various sorts of bushes in neighbourhood of 
Tcrjnuialia jjanicalata {^Co>nhretacete), which is probably the food- 
plant ; at considerable distances apart, indicating a wandering 
habit before pupating {Maxwell) ; one specimen. Allied to con- 
voluta. 

Acrocercops hormista, n. sp. 

5 . 10 mm. Head and thorax whitish-grey. Palpi with 
appressed scales, whitish, second joint irrorated with dark fuscous, 
terminal joint with two bands of dark fuscous irroration. Abdomen 
grey, beucath whitish, with lateral series of oblique dark fuscous 
streaks. Forewings very narrowly elongate-laiiccolate ; pale 
greyish, irregularly irrorated with dark fuscous, dorsum obscurely 
marbled with grey- whitish suffusion ; a line indistinct grey-whitisli 
dark-edged acutely angulated transverse line at |, followed by a 
somewhat oblique obtusely angulated violet-silver} -metallic trans- 
verse line, its costal extremity whitish ; a suffused black costal 
spot near apex, including a white dot: cilia grey, round apex 
whitish-tinged, with three blackish lines. Hiudwings and cilia 
grey. 

CooEG, Pollibetta, in November {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Acrocercops prompta, n. sp. 

cJ. 11 mm. Head white. Palpi white, second joint dark 
fuscous except towards apex, with moderate projecting apical tuft 
beneath, terminal joint loosely I'ough-scaled anteriorly, with 
blackish subbasal dot. Antennse dark grey, basal joint white with 
dark fuscous apical spot with well-marked pecteu. Thorax white, 
patagia rather dark fuscous. Abdomen light greyish, anal tuft 
whitish. Forewings very narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; (neuration 
apparently 3 absent, 7 absent, 8 and 9 out of 6); dark fuscous 
mixed with lighter ; a pale ochreous dorsal streak suffuscdly mixed 
with white from base to near apex, its upper edge forming three 
or four irregular very oblique projections ; an oblique pale fuscous 
strigula towards costa at -i ; a pale ochreous apical spot, edged 
anteriorly by an oblique indistinct leaden-silvery strigula termi- 
nating at each end in a white dot and including an irregular 
whitish praeapical dot and a black apical dot : cilia pale grey, 
round apex with two dark fuscous lines separated with whitish, 

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4 KXOTIC JlICUOLEriDOrrKRA. 

and a dark fuscous projecting apical hook. Hindwings grey ; cilia 
pale oclireuus-grc)'. 

iS. Inuia, Ootacauuuul, in December {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Acrocercops cramerella Snell. 
I identify as tliis a si)ocies reared in September from larvic 
mining in leaves of mahogany, ISwietenia {Mcliacece), at Uelgachia, 
India {Fletc/ier). The species was described from Java; the 
exaiuplo sent agrees well with the description (which however is 
not very detailed), but lias tufts of scales projecting from dorsal 
margin, which are not mentioned ; these indicate affinity with 
auriciUa JStaint., which I do not yet possess. 

Acrocercops amethystopa, n. sp. 

<S 2 • l-i-lS mm. Head pale greyish-ochreous, face white. 
Palpi very long and slender, whitish. Thorax light fuscous, with 
dark fuscous spots on each side of bade. Abdomen pale grey, 
beneath white, with lateral series of oblique fine grey lines. Eore- 
wings very narrowly elongate-lanceolate; fuscous ( J ) or brownish 
( 5 ), more or less suft'usedly mixed with white ; a suflused darlc 
fuscous blotch on base of dorsum ; an oblique dark fuscous blotch 
on dorsum before middle of wing; an obli(]ue dark fuscous streak 
from dorsum beyond middle of wing, running to a bright purple 
spot on costa at | ; beyond this a pale prismatic-grey C -shaped 
streak in disc, edged with a few blackish scales and surrounded 
with white, followed by a curved violet-nietallic transverse line ; 
an irregular white streak frum this along termen to apex : cilia 
light grey, round apex whitish-tinged with a dark bluish-fuscous 
subbasal line and projecting apical hook. Hindwings gre}'^ ; cilia 
light grey. 

CooRG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, in January (Newcome) ; two specimens. 

Acrocercops desiccata, n. sp. 

J 5 . 7 mm. Head and thorax wiiitisli, patagia fuscous. Pal2)i 
smooth-scaled, whitish, with subapical ring of second joint and 
basal and median rings of terminal joint dark fuscous. Abdomen 
grey, beneath barred with Avhitish. i'orewings very narrowly 
elongate-lanceolate; fuscous, darker towards costa, sufi'usedly 
mixed with ochreous-whitish except towards costa or on dorsal 
half wholly suffused, dorsal edge indistinctly strigulated with dark 
fuscous ; a small round black apical spot edged with white, pre- 
ceded imuiediately by a blackish mark from co.'^ta edged anteriorly 
by a whitish costal dot, with a whitish terminal dot opposite it : 
cilia greyish, round apex with dark grey subbasal shade followed 
V)y a whitish shade, with obscure whitish bars on white markings. 
Hind wings and cilia grey. 

Bengal, Pusa, bred in January {Fletcher) ; Cetlon, Peradeniya, 
bred in November {Rutherford) ; larva mining blotches in leaf of 
Ficus e/lomereda. Allied to el(([)hoj^ia. 



aRAClL.VUIADj;. 5 

Acrocercops telestis Mejr. 

This sjiecies has in the d" a long expansible white hairpencil on 
lower surface of forewings rising from beneath costa towards base, 
not noticed in my description, in addition to the dark grey hair- 
pencil of hindwings. 

J LIOCROBYLA, n. g. 

Head with crown covered by two large loosely depressed tufts 
projecting over forehead, face with appressed scales ; ocelli present; 
tongue developed. Antennte over 1, simple, basal joint moderate, 
with pecten. Labial palpi rather long, porrccted, loosely scaled, 
terminal joint nearly as long as second, pointed. Maxillary palpi 
short, porrected, filiform, pointed. Middle and posterior tibiae 
smooth. Forewings with 2 from near angle, 4 absent, 6 and 7 
stalked, 7 to costa, 8 absent, 11 from towards base. Hindwings .j, 
linear-lanceolate, cilia 6 ; 4 absent, 5 and (J stalked. 
Allied to ^tomphastin, 

Liocrobyla parascliista, n. sp. 

S 2 • 7-8 mm. Head whity-brownish, face white, with a black 
mark on each side, frontal tuft dark fuscous beneath. I'alpi white, 
second joint with blackish subapical band, terminal joint Avith base, 
apex, and median ring black. Thorax pale brownish, shoulders 
dark fuscous. Abdomen dark bronzj--grey, beneath white, with 
lateral series of oblique dark fuscous streaks. Legs white, obliquely 
banded with blackish. Forewings narrowly elongate-lanceolate; 
dark bronzy-fuscous ; a pale brownish dorsal streak fi'om base to 
near apex, edged above by a slender black streak irregularly marked 
with white ; a slender very oblique black streak running from g 
of costa to I of disc, edged posteriorly by a fine slightly irregular 
white line ; a very oblique black st-reak from | of costa, finely 
whitish-edged posteriorly, terminated before a fine oblique curved 
transverse violet-silverj' line about j; ; a black longitudinal mark 
beyond this : cilia light greyish, round apex whitish-tinged, with 
three black lines. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey, 

Xanara, Manchikeri, bred in May from larvae mining in leaves 
of Biitea frondosa (Leguminosce) (Maxivell) ; Bengal, Pusa, bred in 
February from larvae mining in leaves of Cajanus Indicus (^FhtcJter) ; 
it may therefore probably feed in some other Leguminosce. Larva 
mines a blotch beneath upper cuticle of leaf, building up two heaj.s 
of excrement, between which the larva rests in a covered passnge 
leading ol)liquely to underside of leaf, where a small open doer 
exists in a dry opaque patch ; cocoon external, oval {21a,vwell). 

Lithocolletis virgulata Meyr. 

An example received from Mr, Fletcher, reared (with others) 
from larvae mining blotches on upper surface of leaves of BuUa 
frondosa, pupating within the mine. This is normal for the genus 



6 EXOTIC 5ITCR0LEPID0PTEKA. 

and doubtless correct, but. it does not accord witli Mr. ^Faxwell's 
account of the original specimens, bred from cocoons " unusuall_v 
large for the size of the moth " found exposed on leaves of a tree 
at tirst stated to be a Firtfn, hnt this identification was subsequently 
withdrawn ; it seems likely that there must have been some error 
here, and that the moths did not really emerge from these cocoons. 
I think there is no question as to the identity of the species, which 
is very distinct from any other known to me at present. 



NEPTICULIDiE. 

Nepticula xystodes, n. sp. 

(5 . 4-5 mm. Head ochrcous-yellow, collar whitish. Antennae 
and eyecaps whitish. Thorax and abdomen ligb.t grey. Forewings 
lanceolate, light rather glossy grey ; cilia whitish, tinged with grey 
on basal half, liindwings pale grey ; cilia grey-whitish. 

Bengal, Pusa, in July and August [Fhtcher) ; two specimens. 

Nepticula isochalca, n. sp. 

cJ . 4 mm. Head ochreous-yellow or pale ocbreous, collar and 
eyecaps whitish, antennae grey-whitish. Thorax shining bronze. 
Abdomen dark purplish-fuscous. Forewings lanceolate ; light 
shining bronze : cilia light grey, basal half wnthin a darker grey 
line light shining bronze. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

Bengal, Pusa, bred in June from Pliyllantlms emblica (EupJior- 
biacece), cocoou w^hitish {Fletcher) ; two specimens. 

Nepticula liochalca, n. sp. 

5 . 6 mm. Head light ochreous-orange, collar and eyecaps pale 
ochreous-yellowish. Antennae grey. Thorax and abdomen shining 
grejish-bronze. F'orewings lanceolate, unicolorous shining greyish- 
bronze : cilia pale greyish, basal half pale greyish-bronze. Hind- 
wings grey ; cilia light grey. 

Bengal, Pusa, bred in July from larvae mining in leaves of 
Cyperus rotundus {Cyperacece) {Fletcher); one specimen. Follow- 
ing notes were recorded in the Imperial Entomologist's office : 
" Larva yellow, transparent, shiny, head brown, somewhat bilobed; 
the mine is commenced either from the top or middle of the leaf, 
the larva mines down to some length and then takes a turn and 
mines up, the second portion being exactly parallel to the first, 
excreta deposited in a streak all along the mine ; the larvae left the 
leaves and pupated in fiat oval cocoons of golden-yellow silk ; two 
examples were bred." These particulars were kindly forwarded 
to satisfy me that the moth was really known to be reared from a 
sedge, which is a new and unexpected precedent for the genus, 
suggesting further possibilities. 



■NEPTICULID^. — COPROMORPniD.n:. 7 

Nepticula rusticula, n. sp. 

2 . 5 mm. Head orange. Antemiiie light grey, ej-ecaps oclireous- 
whitish. Thorax fuscous mixed with dark fuscous. Abdomen 
grey. Forewings laucoohite ; fuscous-grey irrorated with blacidsh : 
cilia pale grey, basal half irrorated with blackish. Hindwings and 
cilia light grey. 

Kanaka, Ganesh Gudi, in April {Maxwell) ; one specimen. 



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COPROMORPHID.E. 
OSIDRYAS, n. g. 

I propose this name in place of Heterocrita Turn. (Meyr. MS.) 
(191J3), preoccupied by Heterocrita Warr. (1901). 

Osidryas phyllodes, n. sp. 

$ . 16 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax brownish-fuscous, palpi 5. 
Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, posteriorly dilated, costa 
moderately arched, apex tolerably pointed, termen slightly sinuate, 
rather oblique ; brownish-fuscous, suffusedly irrorated with dark 
grey, imlicating obscure strigulation ; small cloudy spots of darker 
fuscous suffusion in disc before and beyond middle; a terminal 
series of small blackish dots : cilia light grey. Hindwings light 
grey ; cilia whitish-grey. 

Queensland, Herberton, in January (Dodd) ; one specimen. 
Very similar to chersodes, but in that species the forewings have 
costa less arched, apex obtuse, termen not sinuate, and well- 
marked blackish antcmedian and postmedian dots, with some 
whitish suffusion between them. 

^ SISYROXENA, u. g. 

Head clothed with dense loose scales, sidetufts roughly spreading; 
ocelli small. Antennje under g, in J strongly lamellate, basal 
joint stout, without pecten. (Palpi broken.) Thorax densely 
scaled, with posterior crest, prosternum with dense rough scales. 
Posterior femora densely hairy beneath, tibiae wholly clothed with 
dense rough hairs, tarsi clothed with dense rough hairs above 
throughout. Forewings with surface somewhat roughened Avith 
scales : 16 rather short-furcate, cell shorter than g of wing, 2 from 
near base, 3 and 4 stalked from angle, 5 approximated, 7 and 8 
stalked, 7 to apex (indefinite), 9 absent. 10 approximated, 11 from 
near base. Hindwings over 1, ovate, cilia J ; cell shorter than |- 
of -wing, very narrow, 2 from beyond its middle, 3 and 4 short- 
stalked from angle, 5 approximated, transverse vein between 4 and 
5 very weak, from 5 to 6 extremely oblique inwards, 6 and 7 
connate, basal and dorsal areas furnished with long hairs. 

Notwithstanding the loss of palpi, this genus is so distinct and 
interesting that it calls for characterisation. 



EXOTIC JIICEOLEriDOPTilRA. 



^ Sisyroxena syncentra, n. sp. 

J. 32 mm. Head and thorax pale p:reyifih-oclicous. Abdomen 
grey. Eorewings tcvv elongate-triangular, costa slightly arched, 
faintly pinnate in middle, apex very ol)tiisely rounded, termen 
rounded, little obli(iue ; ]);ile brownish-ochreoup, irregularly snf- 
fused with fuscous towards costa, posterior half of wing sprinkled 
with dark fuscous specks with some fuscous puffusion, terminal 
edge suflinsed with fuscous : cilia fuscous. Hindwings pale greyish ; 
cilia whitish, with faint greyish basal shade. 

Madagascar, Antananarivo; one specimen. 



HELIOZELID^.. 

Antispila aristarcha, n. sj). 
^2. 4-5 mm. Head, palpi, and tliorax shining coppery-bronze. 
Antenna? and abdomen dark fuscous. Forewings lanceolate; dark 
bronzy-fuscous, basal fourth of wing shining purplish-coppery; 
markings silvery-metallic ; two triangular transverse spots on costa 
at I and |, two similar S])ots on dorsum rather before these re- 
spectively, and small spots on costa and dorsum between the other 
two : cilia fuscous, basal half shining purple-coppery. Hindwings 
and cilia grey. 

Kanaka, Karwar, bred in August from larvae mining transparent 
blotches in leaf of Vitis sp. (many larvae in a leaf) (MaanveTl) ; 
five specimens. Cocoons sent by Mr. Maxwell are apparently 
formed of two rather irregular grey discs of leaf-cntide joined at 
the edo-es, with several projecting spinous filaments at each end, 
which are probably natural projections of the leaf, about § length 
of cocoon. 

Antispila argostoma, n. sp. 
2 . 6 mm. Head shining bronze. Palpi white. Antennae dark 
fuscous, extreme tip white. Thorax dark bronzy-fuscous. Abdomen 
dark grey. Forewings broad-lanceolate ; dark coppery-bronze 
sprinkled wnth dark fuscous, basal third suffused with purplish ; 
rather large pale golden-metallic transverse subtriangular spots on 
costa at f and |, and two somewhat smaller spots on dorsum 
slio-htly before these respectively : cilia fuscous, basal half shining 
coppery edged with a purple line, Hindwings and cilia dark grej-. 

Bengal, Pusa, bred in August from larva mining blotch in leaf 
of Vitis trifolia (Fkk'Jier) ; cocoon sent is oval, similar in con- 
struction to preceding, but larger, greyish-oclireou'S, spinous filaments 
only yL of length of cocoon. 

\1 Antispila trypherantis, n. sp. 

5 . 7 mm. Head shining bronze. Antennae and thorax dark 
purplish-fuscous. Basal joint of posterior tarsi with stiff rough 
scales beneath. Forewings rather broad-lanceolate ; 2 free, 3 and 



nELI0ZKLIDJ5. 



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4 absent, cell open between 2 and 5, 5 from upper ano]e oonn.fp 
J.th 7, 6 absent 7 and 8 stalked, 7 'to costa, 9 LdTo a CeTn 
from middle; dark iuscous, towards base and apex with m mlish 
gloss; markings sh,ning golden-whitish : a transverse fascTat i 
thick towards dorsum but beeoming very narrow towards cos a'- 
two subtnangular spots on costa at middle and |, and a larger 
tnangular spot on dorsum between these, reachi g half aciSs 
jmg: c.lia dark purplish-fuscous. Hind. ings with 2 free 3 and 
4 absent cell open between 2 and 5, 5 and 7 connate from before 
middle of wing, 6 absent ; rather dark grev : cilia orey 

Beitish GuiiNA, Bartica, in February IParhh); one specimen 
The species of AnHspila tend to differ specifically in neuTa on by 
mtfillZ'""""'''""^^ '^ ^'^^ '^'"''^ then'ductionattLI 

V Antispila pentalitha, n. sp. 

?. 7mm Head shining bronzy-fuscous. A n ten njB and thorax 
dark bronzy-fuscous. Abdomen dark grey Basal ioinf nt 1 f 
tars: rough-scaled beneath. ^orewfngs'^arhe^CdlS^ 
neuration as in i^pj^era.tis, but 6 present, out of 7 near apel •' 
dark fuscous, suffused with slaty-purplish towards apex five 
white spots, VIZ. two triangular on costa at | and | two simillr 

in dirra^'crrr'^^' these respectively: and o^'ie^tL^lv 
in disc at ^ . ciha dark purphsh-fuscous. Hindwinj^s with neura 
tion as in tY^rantis, but 5 and 7 connate from i of w n^ da'lc 
grey; cilia dark grey. ■* ""^S, aanc 

Bkitish Gouka, Bartica (Parish) ; one specimen. 

/ LAMPROZELA, n. g. 

sbort''r^/Ti?;;''""^'^'^''^''''^^'^"^' «^^"i P^^^^ent; tono.,e 
short (?). Antennae |, in ^ simple, basal joint e ongate swollpn 
towards apex, without pecten. Labial palpi extremeh sho^ vpv 
slender, drooping. Maxillary iDalni nh^^nf ^^^"^^^13 snort, very 
shortly ro„gLhaired ab„4?ta' si ^.tr/ho/bAtlL' f^ """", 
joints. Forewings with 1 b furcate 2 from .„ll ^ « "'"'' "^ 
6 very near 7 7 and 8 stalked?' t! tTa^f^M:? 7 to 
iHa3?'?rf,'V:T,T"'','r- Hindwings^, narrow.;:: ellk. 
:or„ate',5and7't£"f''"'" """' "^'"^^ « -" *.*-«> « 

ifiXiL'"™ °' ""' '™"^-' ^""--^ "-J-t»« affinity to the 
\/ Lamprozela praefulgens, n. sp 

pur^liIhS;zy=;:i:r'V^llirr"a''tht'°Zf/""^^»* 
BKimu G.,ANA, Bartica, in February (Perish) ; two specimen,. 



10 EXOTIC MICKOLEriDOPTEKA, 



SCYTPTRID.E. 

Scythris soluta, n. sp. 

c? . 14-15 mm. Head liglit ochreous-yellowiah. Palpi pale 
ochreous. Antennal ciliations |. Thorax pale ochreous, anterior 
half dark purplish-fuscous. Abdomen grey, ventral surface and 
anal tuft pale yellow-ochreous. Forewings lanceolate; uniform 
light ochreous : cilia concolorous. llindwings w ith 4 and 5 con- 
nate ; rather dark grey ; cilia grey. 

N. CooRG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, in June and December {Newcome) ; 
two specimens, 

Scythris subsignata, n. sp. 

S . 11-12 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax pale grej'ish-ochrcous. 
Antennal ciliations 1|. Abdomen grey, ventral surface and anal 
tuft pale ochreous. Forewings elongate-lanceolate : light greyish- 
ochrcous ; an indistinct outAvardly oblique streak of grey suffusion 
from near dorsum in middle crossing fold, preceded and followed 
by some indistinct whitish-ochreous suffusion along fold, sometimes 
continued to base ; a very indistinct small greyish spot towards 
termen at | of wing : cilia pale greyish-oehreous, greyisli towards 
tornus and on an apical bar. Hindwings with 4 and 5 separate ; 
dark grey ; cilia grey. 

S. Indta, Gooty [Camphell) ; two specimens. Three $ specimens 
from Putalara, Ceylon, in October (Pole) are almost certainly the 
other sex of the same species ; they are lighter-coloured, the 
whitish-ochreous marking of forewings generally more pronounced, 
hindwings lighter grey, abdomen lighter and suffused with ochreous- 
whitish posteriorly and beneath. 

Scythris achyropa, n. sp. 

5 . 13 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax grey-whitish. Forewings 
lanceolate ; pale grey, suffused with white towards fold, and on 
posterior half of costal edge and terminal edge ; a very oblique 
streak of rather dark grey suffusion from middle of dorsum to disc ; 
a cloudy dark grey dot in disc at ^, preceded by some white suf- 
fusion : cilia pale greyish, round apex suffused with \\ hitisli, with 
a greyish apical bar. Hindwings with 4 and 5 separate ; light 
grey, whitish-tinged towards base ; cilia grey-whitish. 

S. India, Coimbatore, in January (^Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Scythris glyphidota, n. sp. 

cJ . 1 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax ochreous-white. An- 
tennal ciliations |. Abdomen ochreous-whitish. Forewings lan- 
ceolate ; ochreous-whitish ; small light greyisli-ochreous spots on 
costa at f and | ; a blackish subtriaugular spot on dorsum about 
middle of wing ; a cloudy dark fuscous dot in disc at f j cilia light 



SCYTHRID^. 2 1 



greyish, on costa and apex oclireous-whitish. Hindwings with 4 
and 5 separate (?) ; grey, paler towards base ; cih'a pale grey. 
b. India, Coimbatore, in May {Fletcher) ; one specirnt 



len. 
Scythris culmicola, n. sp. 



^■X "l, tfT' ^''*^;f,^l^^' -'^"d thorax white, somewhat sprinkled 
w th hght fuscous. Abdomen fuscous, towards apex and beneath 
whitish. Forewings lanceolate; white sprinkled with fuscous- 
markings fuscous ; a subcostal line from near base to costa at i - 

mldile "\t 'fr\'''''}J'r ' ''' ^'^^ *« "^- <^««^- beyond 
middle; a short fine longitudinal line in middle of disc- a fine 
line along told interrupted in middle; a thick streak just benea h 
anterior half of this ; an oblique streak from near dorsum in middle 
to disc beyond middle ; a streak from above middle of disc tHo. a 
near apex and a streak beneath this from | of disc to termen 
cilia whitish-grey, on costa whitish, at apex with a fuscous Trr' 

PuxXJAB, Lyellpur, in October (Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Scythris syrmatica, n. sp. 

A J ' ^'^~\^ ^°'- ■^''^^' P^^P^' ''^"^^ thorax light greyish-ochreous 
Abdomen light greyish, beneath ochreous-^hitish Forewin.^; 
lanceolate; greyish-ochreous, towards fold and on apicaltSd ^ 
wing siHink ed with rather dark fuscous and a few whitish s ales • 
c lia wlutish-grey-ochreous, on costa ochreous-whitish tow d,; 
Xou'^^greT^" -th 4 and 5 stalked; light grey ; cilia whitish! 

spedmeiTs!'^*''"'^'*'''''' ^'^^'''^'' ^""^ ^^r oh (Fletcher) ; two 
Scythris nivicolor, n. sp. 

>>-\"^^"i^ '^'"- ■^^^'^' P^^P^' ^"d thorax white. Abdomen 
whitish Forewings rather broad-lanceolate; shining whit^ Tith 
faint ochreous tinge; plical stigma grey, minute or ob'sorete s'e^o d 
discal distinct, dark fuscous : cilia whitish. Hindwin's with 4 
''i'^':^,: '^f\^^^y,^^^^^^^ cilia gre3-whitih ' 

specimens ^""'^'°^^' "^ ^^^-^ -^d October (Fletcher), two 

Scythris ochrogramma, n. sp. 

, ^-Z?;."!^- Je^d' palpi, and thorax ochreous-whitish An 
tennal ciliations | Abdomen grey- whitish, beneath white F^re' 
wings rather broad-lanceolate; whitish, on costal half obscnreh' 
streaked with light greyish-ochreous between veins .- cilia whitlh 
ochreous-grey on costa white. Hindwings with 4 and 5 sTnlki 
pale grey ; cilia pale grey, ^ "^ ^ 'talked ; 

Bombay, Belgaum, in August (Fletcher) ■ one specimen. 

Scythris meraula, n. sp. 
6 $. 11-12 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax whitish-ochrcous- 



12 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOrrnRA. 

grey. Ant-ennnl ciliafcioiis of c? 1. Abdomen pale grcyish- 
oclireous, beneath ocbreous-wbitish. ForeAvings lanceolate; lis>ht 
ochreous-grey ; veins more or less indistinctly lined with white, 
on lower margin of cell forming a rather strong white streak 
divided by a very fine line along fold, its lower portion interrupted 
before middle of wing : cilia pale greyish-ochreons, round apex 
suffused with white. Hind wings with 4 and 5 stalked ; light 
grey ; cilia pale greyish-ochreous. 

S. India, Gooty (Camplell) ; three specimens. 

Scythris spissata, n. sp. 
J . 11 mm. Head dark fnsoous mixed with whitish, fr.cc 
whitish. Pal^H dark grey, tip whitish. Anfennal ciliations very 
short. Thorax dark fuscous, patagia sprinkled with whitish. 
Abdomen grey, anal tuft whitish-ochreous, ventral surface suffused 
with whitish. Forewings lanceolate, dark violet-fuscous ; markings 
white, suffused, irregular ; a small spot on base of dorsum : a 
curved transverse series of four subconfluent spots at | ; opposite 
marginal spots in middle; undefined longitudinal markings occupy- 
ing most of disc posteriorly, and confluent with a small spot on 
cosfca towards apex, and two or three round termen and tornus : 
cilia grey, basal half suffused with dark violet-fuscous and spotted 
with white suffusion. Hindwings with 4 and 5 separate ; pale 
grey ; cilia pale greyish-ochreous. 

N. CooEG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, in February (Neivcome) ; one 
specimen. 
^ Scythris tihicina, n. sp. 

^ 2 . 12-13 mm. Head ochreous-grey more or less mixed with 
white. Palpi grey, suffused with white internally and at apex of 
second joint. Antennal ciliations of cJ 1. Thorax ochreous-grey 
partially mixed with whitish. Abdomen light grey, anal tuft palo 
ochreous, ventral surface whitish. Forewings lanceolate ; light 
grey; a double finely separated or united median whitish streak 
from base, upper portion extending to about middle, lower to -,1-, 
both more or less enlarged into suffused spots posteriorly ; an irre- 
gular elongate undefined spot of whitish suffusion in disc at | ; 
each of these whitish markings followed bj" a few indistinct dai'k 
fuscous scales, representing the stigmata: cilia grey, base mixed 
with whitish. Hindwings with 4 and 5 separate; grey; cilia 
grey. 

Peku, Chosica, 2800 feet, in July {Parish) ; seventeen sj)ecimens. 

■^ Scythris dividua, n. sp. 

^ 2 . 12-15 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax dark bronzy-grey, 
somewhat sprinkled with whitish. Antennal ciliations of ^ 1. 
Abdomen dark grey, in S sprinkled with whitish beneath, in 5 
suffused with ochreous- whitish beneath and towards apex above. 
Forewings lanceolate ; dark bronzy-grey, irregularly strewn with 



SCYTUEIDiE. 13 

whitish scales, especially posteriorly ; a cloudy white median streak 
from base to near termeii, and a slenderer one close beneath it to 
beyond middle ; an undehned subdorsal streak of obscure whitish 
irroration from base to tornus : cilia grey, mixed with white 
towards base. Hind wings |, 4 and 5 separate ; dark grey, thinly 
scaled anteriorly ; cilia grey. 

Peuu, Oroya, 12,200 leet, in July (Paris?i) •, twelve specimens. 



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Scythris medullata, n. sp. 

J $ . 11-12 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax dark violet-hronzy- 
grey, somewhat touched with whitish. Antennal ciliations of d |. 
Abdomen dark grey, sufl'used with ochreous-white beneath in both 
sexes. Forewings lanceolate ; dark vioiet-bronzy-grej, either 
irregularly sprinkled with whitish except towards base, or with 
two closely adjacent whitish longitudinal streaks from base, upper 
median, reaching to about |, lower reaching to beyond middle, and 
with every transitional variation between these two forms, the 
streaks and irroration varying in development but always one or the 
other present ; plical and second discal stigmata more or less per- 
ceptible as obscure spots of dark fuscous suffusion, and sometimes 
one or two other similar spots in disc : cilia luscous, variably mixed 
with whitish towards base. Hindwings |, 4 and 5 separate; dark 
fuscous, thinly scaled anteriorly ; cilia dark grey. 

Colombia, Call (500 feet), Caldas (4400 feet), La Crumbre 
(6G00 feet), in May ; Ecuador, Huigra, 4500 feet, in June ; Peku, 
Lima (500 feet), Chosica (2800 feet), in July and August (Parish) ; 
eighty specimens. The variability of this species is very puzzling, 
and the variations are to some extent localised, the examples from 
one localit)- beijig mostly (but not entirely) of similar type ; the 
large amount of material available, however, enables me to affirm 
that every transition occurs, and it is impossible to draw any lino 
between the different forms, which all agree in structure. 



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Scythris immunis, n. sp. 

J 5. 9 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax dark grey sprinkled 
with whitish. Antennal ciliations of J ^. Abdomen stout in 
both sexes, bronzy-grey, beneath sutfusedly mixed Avith whitish. 
Forewings lanceolate; dark grey ; two blackish longitudinal streaks 
from base, upper median, reaching to about |, lower running to 
tornus, some slight whitish irroration on or between these ; a 
similar less distinct streak above dorsum from base to middle : cilia 
grey. Hindwings with 4 and 5 separate ; in d pale grey, thinly 
scaled, in § grey ; cilia greyish, towards base ochreous-tinged. 

I'eku, Oroya, 12,200 feet, in July (Parish); three specimens. 

^ Scythris inanima, n, sp. 

J. 10mm. Head, palpi, thorax, and abdomen light bronzy- 
grey. Antennal ciliations 1. Forewings lanceolate ; bronzy-grey. 



14 EXOTIC MIOROLKPinOPTKRA. 

somewhat clarker-sprinkled in disc : cilia greyish. Hiiidwings f, 4 
and 5 separate ; grey ; cilia grey. 

PiiKU, Huancayo, 10,GoO feet, in July (Parish); one specimen. 



J 



Scythris mixaula, n. sp. 

J . 19-22 mm. Head and thorax ochi'eoas-whitish or Avhitish- 
ochreous. Palpi whitish, more or less mixed with pale greyish- 
ochreous. Antennal ciliations 2. Abdomen ochreous-whitish. 
Forewings lanceolate ; light brownish-ochreoua, veins more or less 
suff'usedly lined with white, sometimes so confusedly as to obscure 
most of the groundcolour ; an oblique whitish bar joining vein 1 b 
and lower margin of cell before middle of wing: cilia light greyish- 
ochreous suffused with whitish, with a greyish-ochreous apical 
bar. Hindwings with 4 and 5 separate ; pale grey ; cilia whitish- 
ochreous. 

CoLoiuDO, 5000 feet ; three specimens. 

V Scythris oxyplecta, n. sp. 

c? $ . 18 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax whitish speckled with 
blackish, terminal joint of palpi rather short, thickened with loose 
scales. Abdomen, whitish-ochreous. Forewings narrow-lanceolate; 
pale grey speckled with black, and more or less irregularly mixed 
or suffused with white ; an irregular oblique white streak pre- 
ceded and followed by denser dark speckling from beneath costa 
at 5 reaching | across wing, its upper extremity extended as a 
narrow wedgeshaped streak beneath costa to near base ; second 
discal stigma obscurely indicated : cilia light greyish-ochreous, at 
base sprinkled with blackish, on costa suffused with whitish. 
Hindwings with 4 and 5 stalked ; grey ; cilia light greyish- 
ochreous. 

Florida ; two specimens. 

Scythris pelinaula, n. sp. 

5 . 16 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax light ochreous. Abdomen 
fuscous, towards apex yellow-ochreous, ventral surface Avhitish- 
ochreous. Forewings elongate-lanceolate; pale ochreous, tinged 
Avith grey on a broad supramedian undefined streak from base to 
apex; submediau fold sufi'used with whitish-ochreous: cilia whitish- 
ochreous. Hindwings with 4 and 5 stalked; grey; cilia pale 
greyish-ochreous. 

ISenegambia, Kaolakh ; two specimens. Allied to roseola and 
subehurnea. 

Scythris parachalca, n. sp. 

J 2 . 17-19 mm. Head, palpi, antennje, and thorax bronze. 
Abdomen bronzy-grey, beneath in c? suffused with whitish, pos- 
teriorly in 5 with three pra^anal segments and part of the fourth 
lifj-ht ochreous-yellowish, anal tuft in c? compressed, simple. Fore- 
v,in"'S elongate-lanceolate; uniform slightly greenish bronze, towards 



SCYTHRIDJE. 15 

apex slightly darker and purplish-tinged : cilia dark grej'. Hind- 
-wings almost 1, dark fuscous; 4 and 5 connate or stalked; cilia 
dark grey, 

Asia Minor, Alma Dagh ; five specimens. In general appearance 
most like obscurella, but darker and shorter-winged, and differing 
in ventral markings of abdomen. 

Scythris balanophora, n. sp. 

d" 2 • 13-14 mm. Head, antenna3, and thorax dark bronzy- 
fuscous, inner edge of patagia with a whitish streak. Palpi dark 
fuscous, slightly whitish-sprinkled. Abdomen dark fuscous, in $ 
with two penultimate segments white at base above (when ex- 
posed), beneath in cS whitish-sprinkled posteriorly, in $ with two 
penultimate segments ochreous-whitish. Forewings elongate- 
lanceolate ; dark fuscous ; a narrow white streak along fold from 
base to middle ; a small elongate-oval white spot in disc at j, and 
another at apex: cilia dark fuscous. Hindwings with 4 and 5 
separate ; blackish, thinly scaled towards base ; cilia dark fuscous. 

Asia Minor, Alma Dagh ; three specimens. Allied to kiiochella. 

Scythris triochrias, n. sp. 

2 . 14 mm. Head fuscous, margins pale ochreous. Palpi light 
fuscous, suffused with whitish-ochreous towards base. Antennae 
dark fuscous. Thorax fuscous, somewhat mixed with pale ochreous. 
Abdomen blue-black, segmental margins broadly whitish-ochreous, 
apex ochreous yellow, lower surface wholly whitish-ochreous. 
Forewings elongate, narrow, pointed ; rather dark fuscous, slightly 
purplish-tinged, irregularly mixed throughout with elongate pale 
ochreous scales ; a moderate pale ochreous streak along fold from 
base to beyond middle, a suffused spot in disc at |, and a larger 
suffused spot at apex : cilia fuscous, becoming paler towards tips 
and dark fuscous towards tornus, base pale ochreous. Hindwings 
I, blackish, thinly scaled towards base in middle, disc mixed with 
white ; cilia dark fuscous. 

Asia Minor, Taurus Mts. ; one specimen, 

J Scythris fluvialis, n. sp. 

c? 2 • 12-13 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax dark bronzy-fuscous, 
Antenual ciliations of c? ^. Abdomen bronzy-fuscous, beneath in 
J suffused with pale ochreous, in $ white except anal segment, 
Forewings lanceolate; dark violet-fuscous, towards costa and dorsum 
suffused with grey ; a thick suifused ochreous-whitish streak from 
base of dorsum, curved upwards to above middle and returning to 
fold before middle of wing, where it joins an ochreous -tinged patch 
extending along dorsum to tornus ; a thick ochreous-whitish streak 
from i of costa to fold parallel to tcrmen, with a projection on 
posterior edge iu middle, tending to connect with a whitish mark 
on termen above tornus ; some ochreous tinge towards termeu 
above this ; in (S specimen an ochreous-whitish mark at apex : 



IG EXOTIC MICRO LEriDOPTERA. 

cilia rather dark violet-fuscous. Hindwiiigs with 4 and 5 separate; 
dark fuscous ; cilia dark grey. 

Cor^OMBiA, Call, 500 feet, in May (Parish); two speciineus. 
Allied to nivlalijiiata Wals. 

EUCOSMID.E. 

Herpystis jejuna, u. sp. 

S ? . 8-9 mm. Head and thorax ochreous-grey slightly sprinkled 
with whitish. Abdoineu light greyish. Forewinga elongate, in S 
rather narrow, in $ narrow, costa hardly arched, apex obtuse, 
terinen slightly sinuate beneath apex, rather oblique ; brownish 
or fuscous, sprinkled or indistinctly strigulated with blackish and 
transversely striated with whitish and leaden-grey irroration ; a 
somewhat darker angulated fascia at ^ indicating edge of basal 
patch ; central fascia represented by a narrow oblique dark fuscous 
fasciate spot from costa beyond middle, a small spot in disc beyond 
this, and another on dorsum at ^ ; casta beyond this dark fuscous 
with four pairs of whitish strigulae, from first of which an angulated 
narrow leaden-metallic fascia runs to tornus ; beyond this on lower 
1^ of wing (representing ocellus) a series of four or five short suf- 
fused blackish longitudinal marks, uppermost longest, followed by 
a leaden-metallic mark along termen : cilia greyish sprinkled with 
whitish Avith lines of dark fuscous points, at base on termen with 
several minute blackish dots. Hindwings grey, subhyaline towards 
base ; cilia grey. 

N, CooRG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, in February and September (New- 
come) ; Bengal, Pusa, in October (Fletcher) ; three specimens. 

Herpystis tinctoria, n. sp. 

cJ . 10 mm. Head grey. Palpi grey with a dark fuscous spot 
before middle of second joint. Thorax rather dark fuscous. Ab- 
domen dark grey. Forewings elongate, posteriorly sliglitly dilated, 
costa gently arched, apex rather obtuse-pointed, termen slightly 
sinuate, rather oblique ; dark grey mixed with blackish, suftusediy 
transversely striated with whitish ; outer edge of basal patch in- 
dicated by some irregular dark sutfusion, obtusely angulated in 
middle ; central fascia moderate, oblique, dark fuscous, broadly in- 
terrupted below middle ; costa beyond this dark fuscous marked 
with four pairs of whitish strigulae ; area between fascia and termen 
suffusedly mixed with dark fuscous and leaden-grey, with some 
obscure brown-reddish sutfusion towards costa at | : cilia dark 
grey sprinkled with pale points, base brownish with several minute 
blackish dots on termen. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey, darker 
towards base. 

CooRG, Pollibetta, in October (Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Aucylis cyanostoma, n. sp. 
2 . 15 mm. Head and thorax violet-ferruginous. Palpi fcrru- 



EUCOSMIDiE. i / 

giiioiis, apical half very deep purple-blue. Abdomen dark gre)'. 
Forewiiigs elongate, rather narrow, costa slightly arcbed, termen 
deeplj- elliptical-concave beneath strongly prominent obtuse-pointed 
apex; brown with stiong violet iridescence; undefined darker 
forrugiuous-brown sutFusion forming a rounded patch occupying 
dorsal half from base to middle, and a longitudinal down-curved 
patch in disc from before middle to near termen ; costa shortly 
strigulated with dark fuscous, beyond middle with four short very 
oblique violet-leaden lines obscurely whitish-edged on costa, beneatii 
these a longitudinal blackish lino; a whitish mark on costa at 
base of apical prominence and a whitish line on its lower margin, 
these connected by a greyish strigula at base, sometimes sending 
an indistinct flue grey-whitish line obliquely inwards, near before 
this are sometimes two short blackish daslies ; edge of terminal 
excavation and sometimes apex finely blackish : cilia brown. 
Hindwings with 3 and 4 coincident; rather dark grey, veins dark 
fuscous ; cilia grey. 

Bengal, Pusa, bred in January from larvaD feeding on spun 
leaves of Zizyphus jujuha {Fletcher). The peculiarly coloured palpi 
arc a special characteristic. 

Eucosma rliymogramma, u. sp. 

2 . 15 mm. Head and thorax greenish-grey. Palpi greyish, 
with two oblique blackish marks towards base of second joint. 
Forewings elongate, posteriorly somewhat dilated, costa slightly 
arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen concave, scarcely oblique; light 
blue-grey, irregularly marked Avith pale greyish-oclireous, with a 
few white scales; costa marked with small dark fuscous spots and 
strigulfe, one before middle rather larger, beyond this five pairs of 
short wliitish strigula? giving rise to four oblique blue lines and a 
V-shaped mark, all separated with fulvous ; a moderate subtri- 
angular black spot on dorsum at |, its apex produced into a short 
curved hook ; a somewhat larger indistinct spot of grey suffusion 
on dorsum before tornus : cilia blue-grey with rows of whitish 
points, suffused with darker grey round apex, base spotted with 
whitish beneath apex and above tornus. Hindwings with 3 and 4 
stalked ; violet-subhyaline, tinged with grey, veins dark fuscous, 
termen suffused with dark grey ; cilia pale grey. 

UrPBE BijE.via, Myitkyina, in August {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Eucosma melanaula, n. sp. 

6 $• 17-18 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax grey more or less 
tinged with ochreous, thorax sometimes light ochi'eous. Abdomen 
rather dark grey, anal tuft in S pale ochreous. Forewings elon- 
gate, rather narrow, posteriorly somewhat dilated, costa slightly 
arched, apex obtuse, termen sinuate, somewhat oblique ; varying 
from brownish-ochreous to rather dark brown, sometimes largely 
irrorated with grey-whitish or sprinkled with dark fuscous or black 
scales or indistinctly^ lined with dark fuscous on veins ; costa shortly 
strigulated with dark fuscous ; sometimes (usually in (5 ) a cou- 

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18 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTEEV. 

spicuous cloudy dark fuscous spot in disc at | ; two or three snin]l 
black dots transversol)' placed near lower part of termen : cilia 
varying from whity-brownish to ocbroous-brown, Hindwino;s with 
3 and 4 connate ; grey ; cilia grey-whitish with grey suhbasal 
shade ; in c? on lower surface a tbick black streak above subbasal 
fold from near base to beyond its middle. 

Assam, Khasis ; Bengal, Pusa ; S. India, Coimbatore ; bred in 
October and from January to March from larvio feeding in flowers 
or pods of Cujanus indicics and Phaseolus munr/o (Ler/uminosce) 
(^Fletcher) ; six specimens. Two damaged 2 specimens from Java 
are also probably referable to the same species. 

Eucosma clepsidoma, n. sp. 

2 . 8 mm. Head grey, suffused with wliitish. Palpi whitish, 
tinged with grey towards apex. Tborax and abdomen grey. 
Forewings elongate, posteriorly somewhat dilated, costa slightly 
arched, apex obtuse, termen nearly straight, somewhat oblique ; 
grey, somewhat mixed with dark fuscous and sprinkled with whitish 
points ; dorsal half suffused with ochreous-grey-whitish on basal f, 
appearing to form two confluent blotches, posterior subtriangular ; 
costa on posterior -| with short darker strigulae, from which rise 
several short indistinct oblique leaden lines ; a thick erect leaden- 
metallic streak from tornus reaching half across wing, beyond 
which is an irregular transverse series of about five linear black 
dots or marks on median third of wing ; apex tinged with ochreous, 
with an indistinct whitish praeapieal mark on costa : cilia grey 
with rows of whitish points, and dark leaden-grey patches at and 
beneath apex. Hindwings with 3 and 4 stalked ; grey, paler and 
thinly scaled on basal half, suflused with dark fuscous on veins 
posteriorly and towards termen : cilia pale greyish, with dark 
fuscous subbasal line. 

S. India, Coimbatore, bred in April from galls on an unidentified 
plant {Fletcher') ; one specimen. 

Eucosma balanoptycha Meyr. 

S. India, Coimbatore, bred in October from larvae feeding on 
leaves of Pongamia glabra (Leguminosce) (FletcJier). 

Eucosma zelota, n. sp. 

5 . 14 mm. Head and thorax brown. Abdomen greyish. 
Forewings elongate, posteriorly dilated, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse, termen slightly sinuate, little oblique ; reddish-ochreous- 
brown ; a moderately broad rather curved whitish fascia from i of 
costa to beyond middle of dorsum, rather suffused posteriorly ; a 
thick whitish mark along lower part of termen, containing two 
elongate black dots. Hindwings with 3 and 4 stalked ; light grey; 
cilia pale grey. 

Punjab, Abbottabad, in May (Fletcher) ; one specimen. 



EUCOSMIl)^. 19 

Eucosma ludicra Meyr. 

E. tricliocrossa Meyr. I now recognise to be only a dark form of 
tins species, of which I have obtained additional material ; it varies 
a good deal in colouring. 

Eucosma pseudomorplia, n. sp. 

5 . 1-1 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax light grey. Abdomen 
grey. Forewings elongate, posteriorlj^ slightly dilated, costa gently 
arched, apex obtuse, terraen slightly sinuate, somewhat oblique ; 
grey somewhat sprinkled with whitish, dorsal third paler and 
tinged with whitish-ochreous ; costa marked with pairs of indis- 
tinct whitish strigulae, on posterior half separated with deep 
greyish-ochreous, and giving rise to short indistinct oblique leaden 
streaks, of which the last but one runs to a small whitish mark on 
termen beneath apex ; a quadrate grey spot beneath fold before 
middle indicated by slight whitish sufiusion preceding and following 
it ; an indistinct white transverse-liuear dot on end of cell ; a 
leaden-metallic transverse mark just before termen on lower half, 
preceded by three blackish dots : cilia greyish-ochreous sprinkled 
with whitish. Hindwings with 3 and 4 stalked ; grey ; cilia pale 
grey, with darker subbasal line. 

Bengal, Pusa, in August [Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Argyroploce exsignata, n. sp. 

c? . 20 mm. Head and palpi dark grey sprinkled with paler. 
Thorax brownish-grey marked with dark fuscous strigulae. Ab- 
domen grey. Eorewings elongate, posteriorly somewhat dilated, 
costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen slightly rounded, little 
oblique ; dark fuscous-grey, obscurely darker-strigulated ; costa 
dark fuscous, marked with eight pairs of obscure whitish stri- 
guljB ; a white discal dot on end of cell : cilia fuscous, obscurely 
mixed with darker and paler. Hindwings with. 3 and 4 connate ; 
grey, with slight bronzy tinge ; cilia light grey, witli darker 
subbasal shade. 

S. Indin, Palnis, 6000 feet, in May {Fletclier, Camphell) ; two 
specimens. Remarkably similar to Eucosma helota, but without 
the structural peculiarities of (S . 

Argyroploce mensifera, n. sp. 

J . 16 mm. Head and palpi light pinkish-grey. Thorax grey, 
shoulders pinkish-tinged. Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate- 
triangular, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen slightly 
sinuate, hardly oblique ; grey, irregularly mixed with leaden- 
metallic and partially tinged with brownish ; costa marked with 
dark fuscous, towards apex with two or three oblique brownish 
strigulae ; a large subtriangular blackish blotch extending on costa 
from I to I and reaching half across wing, its apex truncate and 

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20 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

closely followod by a small blackish spot on lower angle of cell ; 
two oi" three small blackish marks on lower portion of termen : 
cilia grey (imperfect). Hindwings with 3 and 4 connate ; rather 
dark grey ; cilia grey. 

SiKKiM, Darjiling, 5000 feet, in October {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Argyroploce scolecitis, n. sp. 

5 . 20 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax whitish-ochreous suffusedly 
mixed with fuscous and dark fuscous. Abdomen bronzy-fuscous. 
Forewings rather elongate, costa gently arched, apex rounded- 
obtuse, termen rounded, somewhat oblique ; whitish-ochreoiTS suf- 
fusedly mixed with fuscous, dorsal f wholly suffused with dark 
fuscous except near base of dorsum ; about six irregularly curved 
transverse series of small dark indigo-leaden partially connected 
spots ; a black longitudinal median streak from base to middle of 
wing, and another from above extremity of this to near termen, 
marked with a small white dot on end of cell ; a short blackish 
dash above this towards apex, terminated by a whitish mark on 
termen : cilia fuscous mixed with wdiitish and partially barred 
with dark fuscous irroration. Hindwings with 3 and 4 connate ; 
dark fuscous, costal area broadly ochreous-whitish ; cilia ochreous- 
-o'hitish with dark fuscous subbasal line, at apex suffused with 
fuscous. 

Bengal, Chapra (Mncl'enzie) ; one specimen. 

Argyroploce ebenina, n. sp. 

(S 2 • 11-12 mm. Head, paljji, and thorax dark slaty-fuscous, 
palpi curved, ascending. Abdomen dark fuscous. Forewings rather 
elongate, somewhat dilated posteriorly, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse, termen nearly straight, scarcely oblique ; dark fuscous, 
with irregular glossy dark bluish-leaden markings, viz. a basal 
patch formed of two fasciae, a sometimes interrupted transverse 
fascia before middle, and two transverse subconfluent fasciate 
patches occupying tornal area and reaching ^ across wing; a slight 
whitish-crimson mark on apical edge: cilia dark bluish-leaden- 
fuscous. Hindwings with 3 and 4 connate ; dark fuscous ; cilia 
whitish-grey, with dark fuscous subbasal shade. 

Kanaka, Karwar, bred in July from larvge feeding gregariously 
between spun leaves of Diospyros (Ebenacece); larva dark greenisli- 
fuscous, with whitish hairs, head brown, plate of 2 black ; pupa 
beneath folded edge of lGa,i (Maxwell) ; five specimens. 

Argyroploce semiculta Meyr. 
Larva feeding among very tightly-spun terminal leaves of 
Alseodaphne semecarpifolia (Laiiracece) ; pupa beneath folded edge 
of same leaf {Maxwell). 



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Argyroploce dryocoma, n. sp. 

J. 11 mm. Head rathor light brownish. Palpi browuish- 
ochroous. Thorax dark fuscous. Abdomen fuscous. Forewings 
elongate, posteriorly rather dilated, costa gently arched, apex 
rounded-obtuse, termen faintly sinuate, hardly oblique ; dark 
brown, irregularly clouded with strong leaden gloss, absence of 
this forms dark markings becoming dark fuscous towards costa, 
viz. a fascia from ^ of costa to before middle of dorsum, obtusely 
angulated in middle, a curved fascia from middle of costa to dorsum 
before tornus, and a triangular apical patch including two pale 
oblique costal 8triguls8 near apex, an oblique leaden mark pre- 
ceding these, and a transverse leaden streak near lower part of 
termen : cilia dark leaden-fuscous. Hindvvings with '3 and 4 
stalked ; grey, darker towards termen ; cilia grey, with dark 
fuscous siibbasal line. 

S. India, Shevaroys, 4500 feet, in December (Fletcher) ; one 
specimen. 

Argyroploce vinciilata, n. sp. 

6 2 ■ 16-17 mm. Head and thorax dark fuscous. Palpi sub- 
ascending, dark fuscous, second joint laterally pale yellowish barred 
with dark fuscous. Abdomen dark grey. Posterior femora in J 
with long dense whitish hairs beneath, tibiae clothed with dense 
grey hairscales above. Eorewings elongate-triangular, costa gently 
arched, apex rounded, termen rounded, rather oblique ; dark 
bronzy-grey ; numerous small irregular bright bluish-steel-metallic 
spots and marks, tending to form irregular curved transverse series; 
some blackish suffusion on middle of costa, forming a larger patch 
in (S ; costal edge beyond this dark fuscous, with three or four 
indistinct whitish strigulte : cilia rather dark leadeu-fuscous. Hind- 
wings with 3 and 4 connate ; dark grey ; in c? with strong 
rounded terminal prominence on 1 b, and sinuation above this ; 
cilia whitish-grey, with dark grey subbasal shade. 

Queensland, Herberton, in February (Dodd) ; two specimens. 

Laspeyresia aeologramma, n. sp. 

5 . 8 mm. Head and thorax bronzy-grey, face whitish. Paliii 
whitish, terminal joint grey. Abdomen dark grey. Forewings 
elongate-triangular, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen 
slightly sinuate beneath apex, little oblique ; dark fuscous ; four 
pairs of oblique whitish striae from anterior half of costa, acutely 
angulated in middle and running to dorsum between base and |, 
two posterior pairs each enclosing a leaden stria on upper portion ; 
six white strigulae from posterior half of costa, with oblique blue- 
leaden striae running from first pair and fourth strigula to upper 
angles of ocellus ; ocellus and apical area with tips of scales whitish, 
forming a tine transverse striation, ocellus margined anteriorly by 
an erect leaden streak from tornus and crossed by four line black 
dashes not quite reachijig termcu : cilia violct-gn-y, with blackish 



22 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

basal line. Hiudwings with 3 and 4 short-stalked ; light grey, 
lighter and thinly scaled near base ; cilia whitish, with dark fuscous 
basal shade. 

LowEK EuKJiA, Minbu, ia August (Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Laspeyresia lucida, n. sp. 

J 2 . 8-9 mm. Head and thorax blackish, closely irrorated 
with yelloAV-whitish. Palpi yellow-whilish, slightly marked with 
black irroration. Abdomen rather dark grey. Porewings elongate- 
triangular, costa hardly arched, apex obtuse, termen slightly 
sinuate, more distinclly in §, somewhat oblique; blackish, scales 
tipped with yellow-whitish, forming fine and very distinct and 
reguhir transverse striatiou ; a straight transverse iridescent- 
silvery-metallic median lino ; a transverse iridescent-silvery-metallic 
line from | of costa, whitish at costal exti'emity, reaching half 
across wing, followed in disc by a roundish whitish-yellowish 
blotch crossed by three fine black longitudinal lines ; three short 
Avhitish marks on costa posteriorly, first and third terminated by 
short iridescent-silvery marks ; a transverse-oval coppery-golden- 
metallic blotch resting on toruus, upper portion very irregularly 
edged with thick black marking : cilia coppery -grey, with blackish 
basal line. Hind wings with 3 and 4 connate ; grej', becoming 
darker posteriorly, thinly scaled towards base ; cilia whitish, with 
dark grey basal shade. 

S. India, Coimbatore, in November and January, attached to 
Cassia (FldcJier). 

Laspeyresia stictobathra, n, sp. 

cJ . 9 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax fuscous. Forewings tri- 
angular, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen slightly rounded, 
rather oblique; dark fuscous, basal half lighter, limited by a narrow 
somewhat oblique dark median fascia whose outer edge is obtusely 
angulated in middle, followed by a purplish-fuscous fascia ; some 
purplish-fuscous marking before apex and lower part of termen : 
cilia fuscous, with blackish basal line narrowly interrupted round 
termen and tornus so as to form a number of short segments. 
Hindwings with 3 and 4 connate ; rather dark fuscous ; cilia 
whitish, with fuscous subbasal shade. 

S. India, Coimbatore, in October {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Laspeyresia pentasticta, n. sp. 

$ . 9 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax dark fuscous. Abdomen 
fuscous. Forewings elongate, posteriorly somewhat dilated, costa 
gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, oblique ; 
rather dark fuscous ; costa from 3 to | with several excessively 
fine whitish strigulse ; five or six obscure transverse fasciae of 
purplish-leaden suffnsion, strongly angulated or bent in middle, 
last two becoming indigo-blue on upper portion ; between last two 



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of these a very oblique blackish Hue towards costa, and five short 
blackish dashes on lower portion of wing : cilia fuscous, with 
blackish subbasal line. Hiiidwings with 3 and 4 stalked ; fuscous, 
thinly scaled at base, becoming dark fuscous posteriorly ; cilia 
grey-whitish, with fuscous subbasnl shade. 

CooEG, PoUibetta, in October {Fletcher); one specimen. 

Laspeyresia leucostoma Meyr. 
Larva feeding in rolled leaves of Thea sinensis {Fletcher). 

Laspeyresia daedalota, n. sp. 

5. 11mm. Head and palpi grey -whitish. Thorax dark violet- 
grey sprinkled with whitish. Porewings moderate, slightly dilated 
posteriorly, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen straight, 
slightly oblique ; dark violet-grey sprinkled with whitish ; costa 
marked with strong white strigulaj; two cloudy whitish transverse 
strice about g, anguJatcd above middle, conflueut on dorsum with a 
median dorsal patch of about four confused whitish striga?, reaching 
about I across wing ; apical third slightly ocbreous-tinged, with 
oblique blue-leaden strigaj from costal strigulae before and beyond |, 
first running to anterior angle of ocellus, second to termen beneath 
apex ; ocellus limited laterally by two thick violet-leaden streaks, 
and crossed by three small black elongate marks ; a fine black 
terminal line : cilia leaden-metallic. Hindwiugs with 3 and 4 
stalked ; dark grey ; cilia grey, with dark grey basal line, tips 
whitish. 

Bengai, Pusa, bred in July from flowers of Cassia Jistula {Legu- 
minosce) {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Laspeyresia inflata, n. sp. 

5 . 15 mm. Head, thorax, and abdomen dark fuscous, face 
suffused with white. Palpi white, mixed on sides with dark 
fuscous. Forewings elongate, posteriorly rather dilated, costa 
gently arched, apex obtuse, termen sinuate, vertical ; dark fuscous ; 
a basal patch of three indistinct grey-whitish stride, and a curved 
fascia from ^ of costa to middle of dorsum of four confused similar 
strise ; veins towards costa beyond this marked with obscure grey- 
whitish lines ; three or four small white strigulse on posterior half 
of costa ; a cloudy grey-whitish shade near before apical part of 
costa and termen, marked with two or three short dark fuscous 
dashes, and sending a slender bar to apex; a whitish terminal line: 
cilia grey, at apex dark fuscous. Hindwiugs with 3 and 4 stalked; 
dark fuscous ; cilia whitish-grey, with dark fuscous basal line. 

Philippikes, Mindoro, Butas R., in February (Mounsei/) ; one 
specimen. 

Laspeyresia gratulata, n. sp. 

$. 14 mm. Head dark brown, face yellow. Palpi yellow, 
basal half brownish. Thorax yellow, anterior margin dark brown. 



24 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

Abdomen dark fuscous. Forewings moderate, posteriorly dilated, 
costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen sliglitly rounded, little 
oblique ; bright brassy -yellow ; costa dotted with black ; posterior 
half of wing dark purplish-leadcn-grcy, obscurely strigulated with 
dark fuscous, dividing-line fiuely blackish, direct, irregular, costal 
edge blackish with three or four minute white dots : cilia dark 
leaden-fuscous. llindwings with 3 and 4 connate; blackish- 
fuscous ; cilia dark grey, with blackish subbasal line, 

PuiLirriNES, Mindanao, Daron, in September {Moimseij) ; one 
specimen. 



Laspeyresia pyrozona, n. sp. 
c7. 12 mm. Head, palja, thorax, and abdomen dark fuscous. 
Forewings elongate-triangular, costa gently arched, ai)ex obtuse, 
termen bowed, rather obliijue ; dark violet-fuscous ; a broad deep 
orange transverse band occupying median third of wing, strongly 
angulatod above middle, its posterior portion strigulated with dark 
fuscous on lower | and also longitudinally striated with black in 
disc ; two oblique leaden-blue striga? from costa on this band, first 
long, second short, and a third on its posterior margin, with black 
costal dots between these ; four shorter leaden-blue strigaj from 
costa posteriorly, marked with white on costa, fourth running to 
termen beneath apex ; a dark leaden transverse mark in disc 
beyond middle, and one towards dorsum beyond middle ; a black 
dot at apex, and four along termen, surrounded with a faint fulvous 
tinge : cilia blue-leaden. Hindwings with 6 and 7 little approxi- 
mated towards base ; orange ; a broad dark fuscous marginal band 
round apex, termen, and dorsum ; cilia grey, becoming darker 
towards base. 

British Guiana, Bartica, in February {ParisJi) ; one specimen. 

\l Laspeyresia elevata, n. sp, 

2 . 11 mm. Head, thorax, and abdomen dark fuscous, face and 
palpi whitish. Forewings triangular, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse, termen slightly rounded, somewhat oblique ; dark fuscous ; 
costa with six paii's of oblique Avhitish strigulie, fine and faint 
anteriorly, and then two stronger single strigulse, whence arise 
several oblique dark blue-leaden strigaj, two from before middle 
connecting with apex of an erect fasciate ochreous-white blotch 
from middle of dorsum reaching | across wing, its dorsal end 
bisected by a fine dark fuscous strigula : cilia blue-leaden. Hind- 
wings with 6 and 7 somewhat approximated towards base ; dark 
fuscous ; cilia whitish-grey, basal third grey. 

Ecuador, Huigra, 4500 feet, in June (Parish) ; one specimen. 

s Hemimene penetralis, n. sp. 

(5 5 . 9-10 mm. Head and thorax dark fuscous fiuely speckled 
with ochreous- whitish. Palpi 3, dark grey, Avith ochreous-yellow 
median spot, beyond this sufl'uscd with dark indigo-blue, internally 



EUCOSMIDJE. 25 

and beneath white. Abdomen dark grey. Forewiugs triangular, 
costa moderately arched, without fold, apex obtuse, termeii bowed, 
somewhat oblique ; dark fuscous, tips of all scales ochreous-wbilish, 
forming- a very fine irregular transverse striation ; six oblique 
leaden-bluc strigse from costa between }^ and apex, all terminating 
in a large transverse i)atch of blue-leaden marbling filled up with 
pale ochreous, extending over posterior third of dorsum and 
reaching nearly to costa, leaving a narrow terminal fascia of 
groundcolour; two or three fine black dashes above this patch, 
and five black dots between it and termen : cilia blue-leaden. 
Hiudwings dark fuscous, rather lighter anteriorly ; cilia grey, with 
dark fuscous subbasal line, in 2 with base whitish-ocbreous round 
apex and upper part of termen. 

BiiiTisn Guiana, Mallali, in March (Parish); three specimens. 

Hemimene stahulata, n. sp. 

(5 . 9 mm. Head fuscous, face suftused with whitish. Palpi 
whitish, towards apex suft'used with grey. Thorax dark fuscous, 
with a whitish stripe on each side of back. Abdomen dark fuscous. 
Forewings triangular, costa gently arched, without fold, apex 
obtuse, termen bowed, oblique, with a deep rounded-triangular 
indentation beneath apex ; dark fuscous, tips of all scales minutely 
whitisli, forming a very fine regular striation; four thick white 
somewhat oblique streaks from anterior half of costa, first nearly 
reaching dorsum, others gradually shorter to fourth, which is very 
short; traces of whitish dots on costa beyond this, whence arise 
two oblique blue-leaden strigae, second running to subapical inden- 
tation ; two oblique white wedgeshaped marks from costa before 
apex; five small quadrate blackish spo!s on lower part of termen, 
preceded by three or four fine indistinct whitish lines parallel to 
termen, some blackish scales in disc above these : cilia blue leaden, 
with a whitish spot in indentation (imperfect). Hindwings dark 
fuscous, somewhat lighter anteriorly ; cilia fuscous, with dark 
fuscous subbasal shade. 

Colombia, La Crurabre, G600 feet, in May (Parish) ; one speci- 

n. A singular species, allied to the following. 



Hemimene iocrossa, n. sp. 

c? 5 . 10-11 mm. Head and thorax fuscous more or less 
sprinkled with whitish. Palpi 3, whitish, suft'used with dark 
bluish-grey tow^ards apex. Abdomen dark grey. Forewings tri- 
angular, costa gently arched, in c? without fold, apex obtuse, 
termen bowed, sinuate beneath apex, rather oblique; dark fuscous, 
tips of scales whitish, forming a transverse striation which is fine 
and regular on costal half, stronger and more irregular on dorsal 
half; a slightly curved violet-leaden line from before middle of 
costa to beyond middle of dorsum ; two oblique violet-leaden strigaj 
from costa posteriorly, second running to subapical sinuation of 
termen, and a short costal strigula and two or three small black 



26 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTEKl, 

dots beneath it between these ; a pale ochreous oblique striga from 
costa bc3-ond last of these; a violet-leaden line towards and 
parallel to lower portion of termcn ; live small subquadrate black 
spots on lower portion of termen narrowly separated with pale 
ochreous : cilia violet. Hindwings dark grey ; several short 
oclireous-Avhitish marks along terraon ; cilia light violet-grey. 

Colombia, La Crumbre, 6(500 feet, in May ; Bhixtsh Guiana, 
Burtica, in December {Parish); five specimens. This interesting 
form apj;cars to mimic the Crambid genus Dipti/chojihora. 

Hemimene ardescens, n. sp. 

c? . 14 mm. Head light fuscous. Palpi 3, orange-yellow, 
towards base fuscous, along apical edge dark bluish-fuscous. 
Thorax light fuscous, with an ochreous-whitish streak behind 
collar on each side anteriorly. Abdomen grej'. Forewings elongate- 
triangular, costa slightly arched, without fold, apex obtuse, termeu 
strongly sinuate beneath apex, then rounded, rather oblique ; 
orang(.>-f ulvous ; a lilac-fuscous basal patch, its outer edge running 
from I of costa to near middle of dorsum, obtusely angulated above 
middle ; three oblique leaden strigse from costa between this and 
apex, and a short strigula between second and third, third running 
nearly to apex ; two ochreous-white obli(iue wedgeshaped marks 
from costa before apex ; a quadrate patch of transverse fuscous 
strigulation extending over posterior third of dorsum and reaching 
more than half across wing ; three black dots between this and 
termen : cilia leaden-grey with a pale blue gloss, in subapical 
indentation with an indistinct ochreous-whitish dot. Hindwings 
ochreous-orange, with a submarginal fascia of fuscous suffusion ; 
cilia grey. 

Peru. Pacaya, in July (^Mounsei/) ; one specimen. 

Hemimeae latebrata, n. sp. 

J 2 . 11-12 ram. Head and thorax dark violet-fuscous. 
Palpi 3, dark fuscous, with an ochreous-yellow median spot, 
beyond this suffused with dark blue. Abdomen dark fuscous. 
Forewings elongate-triangular, costa moderately arched, without 
fold, apex obtuse, termen slightly sinuate beneath apex, bowed, 
somewhat oblique ; dark violet-fuscous, more or less sprinkled 
irregularly with minute grey - whitish specks, more strongly 
posteriorly ; costa with seven indistinct whitish marks, composed 
each of two or three very fine strigulne, first two and fourth termi- 
nated beneath with violet-leaden, tiiird and fifth giving rise to very 
oblique dark blue-leaden strigse, latter running to subapical sinua- 
tion ; ocellus margined anteriorly by a thick indistinct dark violet- 
leaden streak reaching more than half across wing, and posteriorly 
by a short dark blue-leaden streak on termen, latter preceded by 
three very indistinct dark dots : cilia leaden-grey with pale blue 
gloss, and sharp dark fuscous basal line. Hindwings dark fuscous ; 



EUCOSMIDJ!;. 27 

cilia gre}^, witli sharp dark fuscous basal line. Hindwings in c? 
beneath with oval black blotch extending from tornus along more 
than half dorsum, -with a pencil of a few long fine hairs from base 
of dorsum extending over it. 

EurrisH Guiana, Bartica and Mallali, from January to March 
(I'arisJi) ; twelve specimens. 

Hemimene luctifica, n. sp, 
(S 2 • 12-13 mm. Head, thorax, and abdomen dark fuscous. 
Palpi 3, dark fuscous, with light ochreous-yellowish median s])ot, 
beyond this suffused with dark blue. Porewings rather elongate- 
triangular, costa anteriorly slightly, posteriorly moderately arched, 
without fold, apex obtuse, termen sinuate beneath apex, bowed, 
somewhat oblique ; dark fuscous, transversely striated with obscure 
grey-whitish irroration ; seven small whitish strigula3 from costa, 
first three or four double, all terminated by short blue-leaden 
strigulaj, anterior ones oblique, first two connected with a pair of 
slightly curved violet-grey lines running to dorsum beyond middle, 
fourth and fifth with a pair of more stronglj' marked nearly straight 
similar lines running to before tornus ; an interrupted blue-leadeu 
line running along termen, preceded by three indistinct dark dots 
on lower portion ; an indistinct blackish dot at apex : cilia grey 
with bluish reflections, and dark fuscous basal line. Hindwings 
dark fuscous ; cilia light bluish-grey, with dark fuscous basal line. 
Hindwings in S beneath with dorsal area forming a fold tilled 
with blackish scales almost to base, containing a long bluish-grey 
hairpencil from base. 

British Guiana, Bartica and Mallali, from December to March 
(Parish); twenty specimens. 

Hemimene diagrapta, n. sp. 

(5' 2 . 10-11 mm. Head, thorax, and abdomen bronzy-fuscous. 
Palpi 2g, violet-fuscous, with pale ochreous-yellowish median spot. 
Forewings elongate-triangular, costa gently arched, without fold, 
apex obtuse, termen faintly sinuate beneath apex, rounded, rather 
obli(]ue ; dark purple-fuscous, dorsal | transversely striated with 
whitish from base to beyond middle, thence to termen on dorsal | 
with pale fulvous or orange-ochreous striae interrupted to form 
numerous small spots ; costa anteriorly with oblique violet streaks 
rising from pairs of indistinct whitish strigula3, posteriorly with 
four small single white strigulae terminated beneath by short 
violet-blue marks ; an irregular light fulvous terminal streak, 
marked with a violet-blue dot below apex, a black dot above 
middle and two below middle : cilia violet-blue-grey. Hindwings 
dark fuscous ; cilia bluish-grey, with dark fuscous basal line. 
Hindwings in c? beneath with blackish blotch extending along 
lower I of dorsum. 

Bkitisu Guiana, Bartica and Mallali, from January to March 
(Parish) ; nine specimens. 



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EXOTIC MICROLEriDOPTKIiA. 



Hemimene praecisa, ii. sp. 

<S 2 • «>-10 mm. Head, thorax, and abdomen dark fuscous. 
Palpi 3, dark fuscous, with light ochreoiis-yellowish median si)ot, 
beyond this suffused with dark blue. Forewings elongalo- 
triangular, costa gently arched, without fold, apex obtuse, tcrmen 
faintly sinuate beneath apex, then bowed, rather oblique; dark 
fuscous, finely irrorated with whitish specks, towards dorsum indi- 
cating faint stria) ; oblique rather long blue-leaden strigse from 
costa at middle and .|, a short mark between these, and anotlier 
beyond them, all marked with white on costa, second striga 
running to subapical sinuation ; a white wedgeshaped mark from 
costa just before apex; a transverse patcli of indistinct violet- 
leaden marbling from tornus reaching more than lialf across wing, 
with three short blackish dashes in an oblique line above it, and 
three or four blackish dots between it and termen : cilia violet- 
blue-leaden. Hindwiugs dark fuscous, lighter anteriorly ; cilia 
light bluish-grey, with darker basal line. 

IJRrnsn Guiana, Eartica, in January [Parish). The cJ example 
has lost abdomen and hindwings ; the latter may probably have a 
dorsal blotch beneath as in the allied species. 

Hemimene ferrata, n. sp. 

2 . 9-] mm. Head, thorax, and abdomen dark fuscous. 
Palpi 2^, ochreous-whitish, towards aj)ex suffused with dark grej'- 
blue. Porewings elongate-triangular, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse, termen bowed, somewhat oblique; dark purple-fuscous; 
■ four indistinct pairs of whitish strigulae from anterior half of costa 
and four single strigulaj from posterior half, second and fourth 
pairs giving rise to very oblique violet-blue-leaden strigte, latter of 
these connected with a tornal patch of indistinct violet-leaden 
suffusion ; a postmedian dorsal patch of five very indistinct whitish 
strigte reaching nearly half across wing; tliree black dots just 
before lower part of termen : cilia violet-fuscous, Hindwings dark 
fuscous ; cilia violet-grey, with dark fuscous basal line. 

Pkitisii Guiana, Eartica, in Pebruary {Parish) ; two specimeusc 

Hemimene militaris, n. sp. 

<3 . 9 mm. Head, thorax, and abdomen dark fuscous. Palpi 1|, 
grey, towards apex dark blue-grey. Porewings elongate-triangular, 
costa gently arched, without fold, apex obtuse, termen bowed, 
little oblique ; dark fuscous ; costa marked with small groups of 
two or three very line wliitish strigulae each ; two subconfluent 
curved transverse leaden streaks betore middle ; a thick strongly 
curved leaden streak from beyond middle of costa to | of dorsum ; 
two leaden marks terminating strigulie towards apex, a dot above 
apex and another below it, a spot near termen below middle and 



EtrcosMiD^. 29 

another on tornus : cilia fuscous, with dark fuscous basal line 
edged posteriorly with Avliitish. Ilindwiiigs dark fuscous; cilia 
grey, witli dark fuscous basal line. 

iJiiiTisu Guiana, Eartica, iu January [Parish); one specimen. 

Hemimene carneola, n. sp. 

d" . 8 mm. Head ochreous-whitish, frontal hairs tinged with 
reddish-ochreous. Palpi 2^^, ochreous-whitish, towards apex 
suffused with bluish-gre)\ Thorax fuscous. Abdomen grej-. 
Forewinga elongate-triangular, costa gently arched, without fold, 
apex obtuse, termen sinuate beneath apex, bowed, rather oblique; 
fuscous ; costa dark fuscous, marked with five pairs of oblique 
whitish striguhx! emitting very oblique leaden strigse and posteriorly 
with three single stronger strigulae ; edge of basal patch strongly 
angulated in middle, dark fuscous on upper half, lower half limited 
by a patch of three indistinct whitish transverse strigse from 
middle of dorsum reaching more than half across wing; some pale 
])inkish suffusion on costal half posteriorly and along termen, and 
a pinkish spot at apex ; a very short white dash in subapical 
sinuation, and four blackish dots before termen beneath it : cilia 
violet-grey, with a darker basal line limited by an ochreous-white 
shade. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey, with darker basal line. 

EcPADoR, Huigra, -1500 feet, iu June {Parish) ; one specimen. 

Hemimene sevocata, n. sp. 

J . 8 mm. Head dark fuscous, face and oblique projecting 
frontal scales whitish. Palpi dark fuscous, upper edge, tuft, and 
apical joint ochreous-white. Thorax fuscous, anteriorly dark 
fuscous, apical halt" of patagia whitish. Abdomen fuscous. Fore- 
wings elongate, posteriorly dilated, costa gently arclied, without 
fold, apex obtuse, termen sinuate on upper half, then bowed, some- 
what obli^iue ; fuscous, basal half suffused with whitish except 
towards dorsum ; costa mai-ked with some minute dark fuscous 
and whitish strigulae ; a dark fuscous dot on fold towards base ; 
a dark fuscous transverse striga between fold and dorsum before 
middle ; an oblique spot of darker fuscous suffusion on middle ot" 
costa, whence a slightly curved sharp dark fuscous line runs to 
dorsum at |, edged posterioiiy with silvery-white ; a dark fuscous 
dash towards costa beyond this ; a dark fuscous apical mark on 
costa, edged with whitish beneath ; a tornal patch of silvery- white 
suft'usion, and an oblique white mark -before termen. in middle : 
cilia fuscous (imperfect). Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey, with 
darker basal line. 

liitiiisn Guiana, Bartica, in February (Parish) ; one specimen. 



30 EXOTIC .MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 



CAHPOSINID.^. 

Meridarchis scyrodes, n. sp. 

cJ 14 mm., 5 17 mm. Head and thorax rather dark fuscous, 
sprinkled and suffuse lly mixed witli whitish. Palpi iu iS 2, in 
2 ;V|, dark fuscous, upper portion suffused with whitish. Abdomen 
whitish sprinkled with fuscous. Forewings elongate, rather 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, terraen hardly 
sinuate, oblique ; liglit brownish-ochreous, somewhat sprinkled 
with blackish and whitish ; a small brownish basal patch sprinkled 
with blackish, edge oblique, parallel to termen, with three raised 
tufts ; six small elongate blackish spots on costa between this and 
apex ; a triangular patch of ochreous brown suffusion irrorated 
with blackish in disc beyond middle, laterally edged with white ; 
beyond this an irregular patch of white irroration ; several blackish 
dots on termen : cilia grey sprinkled with whitish, basal half very 
obscurely darker-barred. Hindwings light grey, veins darker ; 
cilia pale grey. 

S. India, Coimbatore, bred in February from larvae feeding in 
fruits of Zizjiphus jujuha (Ilh((mnace'.e) (Fletcher) ; two specimens. 



COSMOPTERYGID.E. 

Batrachedra amydraula, n. sp. 

c? 2. 11-14 mm. Head, thorax, and abdomen whitish-ochreous 
tinged with grey. Palpi whitish more or less tinged with grey, 
with indistinct greyish rings beneath apex of second joint and at 
base of terminal, scales of second joint roughly projecting beneath 
towards apex, terminal joint as long as second. Forewings narrow- 
lanceolate; whitish-ochreous finely irrorated with fuscous; an 
indistinct clear whitish-ochreous median longitudinal streak from 
base to apex ; plical and second discal stigmata very small, indis- 
tinct, dark fuscous, plical beneath lower margin of streak, second 
discal within it ; some dark fuscous scales on margins towards and 
at apex indicating indistinct dots : cilia ochreous-whitish. Hind- 
wings light grey ; cilia grey-whitish. 

Bengal, Pusa, in November and March {Fletclier) ; three 
specimens. 

Batraclxedra arenosella Walk. 

I now regard psilopa Meyr. as being only a small geographical 
form of this si)ecies, which I find to be very widely distributed. 
The dark markings of antenna? consist of a band just beneath apex, 
nearly followed by a ring and then by two more bands, but the 
upper of these two latter is sometimes represented by two separate 
rings ; the same markings and the same variation are found in 



COSMOrTERTGID.T;. 31 

other species of the genus, as for example in praennc/usta. Tlie 
head is sometimes ochreous-wldte. 

Ceylon, Masskeliya {Pole); Mysore, Bangalore [3Ict,vwell-Lefroi/) ; 
CooRG, Dibidi (Newcome) • Bengal, Calcutta {Annandale) ; Assam, 
Khasis ; Eritish Guiana, Bartica {Parish), from which locality I 
have thirty specimens in very good condition, unquestionably 
identical with the rest ; I have recorded the species also from 
Australia and New Zealand ; the larva feeds on the seeds of 
Juncus. It is very improbable that this species should liave been 
transported by human agency, and I am inclined to believe that its 
wide range is natural. 

Batrachedra praeangiista Haw. 

I have a long series of good specimens from Toronto, Canada, 
which agree fully with Zcller's description of striolata, but I am 
also unable to separate them specifically from the European p?-rt^- 
angusta. In jjvaeangusta the elongate black plical and second 
discal stigmata are often more strongly edged with white, and 
these edgings and other pale portions of the disc are often distinctly 
tinged with ochreous, which is not the case with any of the 
American specimens, but both the European and American forms 
exhibit considerable variation, and some examples from both 
regions are quite indistinguishable. I therefore regard striolata as 
a synonym of praeanynsta. 

Batrachedra conspersa, n. sp. 

S $ • 7-8 mm. Head and thorax grey-whitish. Palpi whitish, 
second and terminal joints each with two dark fuscous bands, 
scales of second joint hardly projecting, terminal joint as long as 
second. Antenna; with apical portion white with three dark grey 
bands and a ring between two uppermost. Abdomen dark grey. 
Eorewings extremely narrow, moderately pointed; pale ochreous, 
thinly sprinkled with dark fuscous specks ; a streak of denser dark 
fuscous irroration along costa throughout ; a fuscous streak along 
dorsum from base to tornus, reaching to fold ; plical stigma large, 
elongate, black, resting on upper edge of this ; indistinct dark 
fuscous marginal dots on veins towards apex : cilia grey. Hind- 
wings dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Ecuador, Huigra, 4500 feet, in June {Parish) ; five specimeus. 

Batrachedra violenta, n. sp. 

cJ . 7 mm. Head and thorax pale ochreous, irregularly mixed 
with dark fuscous. Palpi slender, whitish, with subapical ring of 
second joint and two rings of terminal blackish. Apical half of 
antenna? whitish with three rather narrow remote dark fuscous 
bands. Abdomen grey. Anterior tibiae white with anterior edge 
black, tarsi short, white, with three black rings. Forewings very 
narrowly lanceolate ; rather deep yellow-ochreous ; markings 
formed of dense black irroration somcwliat suffused with grey ; an 



32 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

irregular narrow streak along anterior half of costa ; an nndefined 
patch on basal portion of dorsum ; a thick streak along costa from 
middle to |, and a patch on dorsum before middle, these obliquely 
connected in middle of wing; a streak of irroraiion along tornus 
and termen, edged above by a black streak from | of disc to apex, 
above this a few black specks : cilia pale grey, at apex with a 
strong patch of black irroration, above this pale ochreous. Hind- 
wings and cilia pale grey. 

Beitisu Guiana, Mallali, in March (Parish); one specimen, 

Batrachedra macroloncha, n. sp. 

2 . 20 mm. He;'.d and thorax light lilac-ochreous, with a 
violet-fuscous median stripe, face ochreous-whitish. Palpi whitish, 
second and terminal joints each with two dark fuscous bands, 
scales of second joint hardly projecting, terminal joint as long as 
second, somewhat thick. Antennae fuscous, apical portion whitish 
with three fuscous bands and a ring between two uppermost. 
Abdomen light greyish-ochreous. Forewings extremely narrow, 
long-pointed ; light brownish-ochreous, irrorated with fuscous ; 
a fuscous streak along dorsum from base to tornus ; plical and 
second discal stigmata blackish, plical elongate ; cloudy dark 
fuscous marginal dots on veins towards apex : cilia fuscous. Uind- 
wings grey ; cilia fuscous. 

Cexlon, Maskeliya, in Jane (Alston) ; one specimen. 

Batrachedra epimyxa, n. sp. 

c? . 19 mm. Head and thorax ochreous-grey- whitish. Palpi 
whitish, second joint thickened with scales, somewhat rough 
beneath, tinged with grey, with dark grey apical ring, terminal 
joint half second, thickened with scales and rough anteriorly, with 
two dark grey rings. Antennae with apical portion whitish with 
three grey bands, and a ring between two uppermost. Abdomen 
grey, anal tuft grej'-whitish. Foi'ewings extremely narrow, long- 
pointed ; greyish-ochreous, sprinkled with fuscous specks, with 
iridescent reflections, especially towards apex, where the iridescence 
appears to form distinct streaks between veins ; plical and second 
discal stigmata clondy, dark fuscous ; cloudy dark fuscous marginal 
dots on veins towards apex : cilia light greyish-ochreous. Hind- 
wings grey ; cilia light oohreous-grey. 

CooRG, Dibidi, 3500 feet (^Neivcome) ; one specimen. 

Batrachedra substrata, n. sp. 

5 . 11-12 mm. Head shining grey. Palpi dark fuscous, apex 
of joints whitish, scales of second joint hardly projecting, terminal 
joint rather shorter than seconrl. Antennae grey, towards apex 
with three dark fuscous bands and a ring between two uppermost, 
separated by slender whitish rings. Thorax dark grey. Abdomen 
grey. Forewings very narrow, rather short-pointed ; grey, closely 
and suffusedly irrorated with dark fuscous, with a purplish tinge ; 




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plical stigma elongate, dark fuscous, very obscure ; some indistinct 
pale ochreons dots on margins towards apex : cilia light ochreous- 
grey. Hindwings grey; cilia light ochreous-grcy. 

Ceylox, Maskeliya, in September and January (Pole) ; two 
specimens. 

Batrachedra verax, n sp. 

cJ . 14 mm. Head and thorax piukish-ochreous, face whitish- 
oclireous. Palpi fbickened with scales, whitish, second and 
terminal joints each with two indistinct fuscous rings, scales of 
second joint hardly projecting, terminal joint as long as second. 
Antenna) pale greyish-ochreous, with a fuscous band at |, above 
tliis whitish with four fuscous rings. Abdomen light greyish- 
ochreous, anal tuft ochreous-whitish. Porewings very narrow, 
long-pointed ; pinkish-ochreous ; some indistinct dark fuscous dots 
on margins towards apex : cilia light grey, round apex pinkish- 
ochreous. Hindwings grey ; cilia pale greyish. 

Ceylox, Madulsima, in October {Green); one specimen. 

Batrachedra satirica, n. sp. 

J . 10-11 mm. Head and palpi ochreous-whitish. Antennae 
greyish. Thorax fuscous. Abdomen grey, anal tuft grey-whitish. 
Forewings very narrow, obtuse-pointed ; fuscous, irrorated with 
darker : cilia light grey, on costa and at apex whitish, on costa . 
with four black dots, at apex with a dark fuscous subbasal line. 
Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

Queensland, Cairns, in October and K'ovember (Dodd) : two 
specimens. 

Batrachedra orinarcha, n. sp. 

(^ 18 mm., 5 23 mm. Head and thorax -whitish-ochreous, 
patagia tinged with brownish. Palpi whitish-ochreous, second 
joint with a few fuscous scales towards apex, terminal joint some- 
what iufnscated except apex. Antennfe whitish-ochreous ringed 
with fuscous. Abdomen whitish-ochreous, Forewings verj- 
narrowly elongate-lanceolate; 6 and 7 short-stalked; brownish- 
ochreous ( J ) or brownish ( $ ), sprinkled with darker and blackish: 
cilia whitish-ochreous or pale brownish-ochreous, above apex with 
a short blackish basal shade. Hindwings with all veins present, 
5 and G stalked or connate ; light grey ; cilia pale greyish- 
ochreous. 

a. India, Nilgiris, 8500 feet, in August and September (An- 
dreives, Maxwell) ; three specimens. 



a/ 



Batrachedra concors, n. sp. 

J . 16 mm. Head and palpi whitish-ochreous. Antennae 
light ochreons. Thorax pale ochreons, patagia tinged with reddish. 
Abdomen whitish-ochreous. Forewings very narrowly elongate- 
lanceolate ; 6 and 7 separate ; pale ochreous, suffused with fuscous 

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34 E.toTic jncuoLKrir)OPrni:A. 

and sprinkled with dark fuscous except along costa posteriorly, 
■whore it is partially ting-cd with reddish ; costa reddish-brown 
from middle to | : cilia wliitish-ochreous tinged with grey, round 
apex with a blackish subbasal line becoming a grey shade on 
termen and a grey poshnedian shade, on costa with three blackish- 
grey basal dots. Hindwings pale grey ; cilia pale ochrcous tinged 
Avith grey. 

Canada, Parry Sound, in July {Parish) ; one specimen. 

Batrachedra scapulata, n. sp. 

5 . 17 mm. Head and thorax pale ochreous. shoulders sprinkled 
with fuscous. Palpi pale ochreous, anteriorly infuscated. Abdo- 
men pale greyish-ochreous. Forewings narrowly elougate-lanceu- 
late ; yellow-ochreous ; some indistinct infuscation along costa, 
becoming a slender suffused dark fuscous streak on posterior | ; 
plical and second discal stigmata rather large, black : cilia whitish- 
ochrcous, on costa dark grey. Ilindwings grey ; cilia whitisli- 
ochreous-grey. 

Ceylon, Maskeliya, in July (Pole) ; one specimen. 

Batrachedra xantliocrena, n. sp. 

c?. 10 ram. Head yellow-ochreous, centre of crowa dark grey, 
face whitisn, (Palpi broken.) Antenna) whitish. Thorax dark 
fuscous, shoulders broadly ochreous-orauge. Abdomen dark grey, 
anal tuft whitish-ochreous. Forewings very narrowly elongate- 
lanceolate ; ochreous-orange ; a narrow white costal streak from 
base to beyond middle, its posterior portion suffused with dark 
fuscous irroration extended as a broader suffused dark fuscous 
patch to -i of costa ; a dark fuscous dorsal streak from base to 
beyond tornus, rather broad at base but attenuated throughout, its 
npper edge with a small prominence at |- of wing representing 
plical stigma; a short fine blackish longitudinal line in disc towards 
apex ; a small dark fuscous spot on termen towards apex : a small 
whitish apical spot : cilia pale ochreous-yellowish, above apex witli 
an orange-fulvous basal line, beneath tornus light greyish. Hind- 
Avings dark grey ; cilia grey. 

CooRG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, in February (Neivcome) • one specimen. 

Batrachedra rhysodes, n. sp. 

c? $ . 10-11 mm. Head, thorax, and abdomen grey. Palpi 
grey, sprinkled with darker, apex of terminal joint whitish. 
Antennae pale greyish obscurely ringed with darker. Forewings 
narrow-lanceolato ; light brownish-grey irrorated with dark fus- 
cous ; plical and second discal stigmata moderate, elongate, blackish ; 
margins dotted with dark fuscous toAvards apex : cilia grey. Hind- 
wings rather dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Assam, Khasis, in May and November ; three specimens. 



C03MOPTERYGID.T5. 35 

Batrachedra promylaea, n. sp. 

cJ . 12 mm. Head, thorax, and abdomen wliitish-grey-ochrcous. 
Palpi wliitisli, a subapical ring of second joint and two rings of 
terminal dark gre)\ Antenna? whitisli-ochreons, obscurely ringed 
with gre}\ Forewings narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; pale greyish- 
ochreous finely sprinkled with dark fuscous ; stigmata rather large, 
elongate, dark fuscous, plical very obliquely before first discal : 
cilia whitish-grey-ochreous, round apex with a subbasal gioy line. 
Hindwings light grey; cilia wliitish-grey-ochreous. 

AssAir, Khasis, in October ; one specimen. 

Batrachedra silvatica, n, sp. 

(S 2 • '''-8 ram. Head and thorax white, closely irrorated with 
dark fuscous. Palpi white, second joint irrorated with dark 
fuscous except apex, terminal joint with two dark fuscous rings. 
Antennoe white ringed with dark fuscous, apical I- forming six dark 
fuscous bands se])arated by single white rings. Abdomen grey. 
Forewings narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; white closely irrorated 
with dark fuscous, appearing grey; plical and second discal stig- 
mata rather large, dark fuscous, remote, sometimes indistinctly 
white-edged : cilia pale grey. Hindwings grey ; cilia pale grey. 

KxJMAON, Almora, 6OU0 feet, bred from twigs of Pinus longifolia 
(Beeson); thirty specimens. Allied to pmicolell a ', I think the 
larvoe probably fed on dry refuse, as usual in the genus. 



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AERONECTRIS, n. g. 

Head rounded, smooth ; ocelli small, posterior ; tongue developed. 
Antennoe 1, in S sim])le, basal joint elongate, with short basal 
scale-projection. Labial palpi long, curved, ascending, with 
appressed scales, terminal joint somewhat shorter than second, 
pointed. Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, appressed to tongue. 
Anterior tibite and tarsi expanded with rough scales anteriorlv, 
posterior tibioe clothed with long hairs above. Forewings Avith 
2 from angle, 5 absent, 6 and 7 stalked, 7 to costa, 8 absent, 
11 from middle. Hindwings g, linear-lanceolate, cilia 6 ; 4 absent, 
5-7 closely approximated at base. 

A development of Batrachedra, from which it differs mainly by 
structure of anterior legs. 

Aeronectris euacta, n. sp. 

S . 10 mm. Head white. Palpi white, basal half of second 
joint light grey. Thorax fuscous, shoulders broadly white. Abdo- 
men grey, anal tuft wliitish. Forewings very narrowly elongate- 
lanceolate ; white, with a few scattered blackish scales ; a rather 
broad dark fuscous streak along dorsum from base to tornus, its 
upper edge with scattered blackish scales ; an elongate dark 
fuscous spot above lower part of termen ; a slender yellow-ochreous 

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36 EXOTIC MTCROLEPIDOPTERA. 

streak along apical } of cost a : cilia whit ish, on costa grey with a 
blackish basal sharle, at apex with a dark grey projecting bar, 
beneath tornus liglit greyish. Hiudwings grey ; cilia liglit grey. 
CooRQ, Dibidi, 3500 ft., in February {^'e^vcome) ; one specimen. 

Cosmopteryx zathea, n. sp. 

cfT 2 . 9 miu. Head, thorax, and abdomen dark bronzy-fuscons. 
Palpi black lined with white. Antennoe black ringed with white, 
towards a])ex with a black band of several joints. Posterior tarsi 
rather thickened with scales. Forewings very narrow, pointeil, 
caudate ; black ; two snow-white dots transversely placed in disc 
at I ; slender transverse brilliant violet-silvery-metallic fasciae 
with brassj^-green retlections at middle and f, first straight, second 
slightly incurved and slightly inwards-oblique from costa, space 
l)etween these tinged with bronzy; a short violet-silvery-metallio 
dash towards apex : cilia dark fuscous, at apex with two white dots 
longitudinally placed. Hindwings blackish; cilia dark fuscous. 

CooRG, Pollibetta, in November (Fletcher)', two specimens. 

Pyroderces sopMsta, n. sp." 

S. 9 mm. Head white, back of crown ochreous-grey. Palpi 
white, second joint with fuscous subapical ring, ter^ninal joint 
with two incomplete dark fuscous rings. Thorax rather dark 
fuscous. Abdomen bronzy-ochreous. Forewings narrowly elon- 
gate-lanceolate, apex slenderly produced ; dark bronzy fuscous ; 
several fine white lines very finely edged with black, viz. one along 
costa from near base to posterior band, one along dorsum from near 
base to near band, one along fold almost throughout, one somr- 
what sinuate oblique from near base of costa to disc before middle, 
and one sinuate oblique from beneath middle of costa to middle 
of posterior band ; a small white spot or bar above dorsum before 
middle; a very pale yellow blotch extending from tornus to near 
apex and reaching nearly to costa, limited anteriorly by a straight 
transverse silvery-white line followed on costa by a direct black 
strigula and then by a white spot, and above dorsum by a blaek 
dot,%lotch connected with costa near apex by two obli(iue whitisli 
marks : cilia yellow-whitish, on costa and beneath tornus greyish. 
Hindwings and cilia light grey. 

Ceylon, Madulsima, in May {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Pyroderces ampMpterna, n. sp. 

S . 12 mm. Head whitish-ochreous. Palpi whitish-ochreons, 
terminal joint with two very fine oblique dark fuscous rings. 
Thorax dark fuscous somewhat mixed with whitish. Abdomen 
whitish-ochreous. Forewings narrow-lanceolate, apex slenderly 
produced; dark fuscous; strong scale-projections from i and | of 
dorsum ; an oblique dentate white line from | oi costa reach- 
ing half across wing; an obli(]ue whitish-yellowish mark above 
dorsum about middle ; a very fine sinuate white line from beneath 



COSMOPTERYGIO.!;. 37 

middle of costa to middle of posterior band ; a very broad pale 
ochreous-yellow transverse band towards apex, not quite reaching 
costa anteriorly but connected with it by two pairs of silvery-whito 
marks each including a black dot, anterior edge Avhite and followed 
towards dorsum by a silvery dot preceding a black dot, tornal 
edge somewhat marked with silvery ; from band a pale yellowish 
streak runs into apex, leaving terminal edge blackish on upper 
half : cilia whitish-oehreous, tinged with grey on costa and 
beneath tornus. Hindwiugs light grey; cilia ochreous-whitish 
tinged with grey. 

CooKG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, in February (Xewcome) ; one specimen. 
The dorsal scale-projections arc a remarkable and peculiar I'eaturc. 

Pyroderces anthinopa, n. sp. 

c? . 10 mm. Head and thorax ochreous-orange, face snow- 
white. Palpi white, terminal joint with two blackish rings. 
Antennae white ringed with blackish, on apical half with three 
blackish bands. Abdomen grey, anal tuft whitish-yellowish. 
Forewings nari'owly lanceolate, apex long-produced, acute ; ochre- 
ous-orange; some slight irregular white markings at base; an 
irregular transverse white streak at | ; a very oblique white lino 
from middle of costa to tornus, edged with some grey scales, and 
followed on costa by a patch of dark grey sufiusion ; two tine while 
dashes (one subcostal, one nearly terminal) about ^, edged with 
some dark grey scales ; margins towards apex suffused with dark 
grey : cilia light ochreous-orange, paler and greyish-tinged towards 
tornus, on costa with a black basal line projecting as a strong apical 
hook, beneath apes with a patch of white suffusion. Hindwings 
grey ; cilia light grey. 

Cei'lox, Maskeliya, in December (Pole) ; one specimen. 

Pyroderces caudata, n. sp. 

2 . 10 mm. Head and thorax ochreous-yellow, face whitisli- 
ochreous. Palpi whitish. Abdomen grey. Forewings lanceolate, 
apex very long-produced ; yellow-ochreous, greyish-tinged on 
costal half, extreme costal edge touched with white ; a streak of 
fuscous irroration along fold from base to beyond middle of wing, 
and an upcurved line of fuscous irroration with some black scales 
from extremitj' of this running into apex ; some scattered fuscous 
scales along dorsum, and a line of irroration along termen : cilia 
whitish-oehreous, round apex yellow-ochreous. Hindwings grey ; 
cilia pale greyish. 

Cei'lon, Colombo [Mackwood) ; one specimen. 

Pyroderces sirenia, n. sp. 

2 . 9-10 mm. Head and thorax orange-yellow, face and palpi 
silvery-whitish. Abdomen whitish-oehreous suffused wit.h liglit 
grey. Forewings narrowly elongate-lanceolate, apex long-produced, 
acute ; orange, slightly tinged with grey, ou apical iourth some- 



38 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

times with a longitudinal streak of dark grej^ suffusion ; a minute 
•wliite apical dot or strigula : cilia orange, towards tornus ochreous- 
Avliitish tinged with gre3^ Ilindwings grey; cilia pale grey. 

Ckylon, IMaskeliya and Galle, in Juno [Pole, F/etcJier) ; three 
specimens. 

Pyroderces redimita, n. sp. 

cJ . 8 mm. Head silvery-whitish-grey. Palpi whitish, an- 
terior edge of terminal joint grey. Thorax dark grey. Abdomen 
grey. Forewings lanceolate, apex somewhat produced ; dark grey ; 
a short whitish mark from base beneath costa ; a very oblique 
whitish w^edge-shaped streak from costa at ^, reaching i across 
wing ; a whitish subdorsal streak from base to ^ of wing ; some 
irregular confused whitish marking on median area, including a 
wedgeshaped streak from costa before middle ; a spot of yellow- 
ochrcous BufFusion on costa at |, edged on each side by a small 
whitish spot; apical area mixed with blackish, Avith two or three 
Avhite specks : cilia whitish, round apex yellow-ochreous within a 
blackish median shade, beneath toruus tinged with grey. Hind- 
wings light grey ; cilia grey-whitish. 

CooKQ, Dibidi, 3500 feet, in September (Keu'come); one speci- 
men. 

Pyroderces faceta, n. sp. 

c? 2 • ^~^ ™™- Head and thorax dark greyish-bronze. 
Palpi blackish lined with white. Abdomen dark grey. Fore- 
wings lanceolate ; dark bronzy-fuscous ; markings violet-silvery- 
metallic ; a somewhat irregular transverse streak before ^, some- 
times interrupted ; an irregular transverse median line, more 
or less interrupted or broken up in disc; a dot in disc at | ; a 
transverse costal mark at |-, and a dot on tornus opposite ; two or 
three silvery scales at apex : cilia grey, at apex dark fuscous with 
a white patch on apical half. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Bengal, Pusa {Fletcher); Cookg, Dibidi, 3500 feet (Newcome) ; 
Ceylon, ^latale, Haputale {Pole, Alston) ; from June to August and 
in I^ovember ; ten specimens, 

Pyroderces callistrepta, n. sp. 

^ 5 • 9-11 mm. Head and thorax dark fuscous. Palpi 
black, second joint irregularly marked with white, terminal joint 
lined with white. Abdomen whitish-ochreous. Forewings lanceo- 
late, long-pointed; dark fuscous; markings snow-white; a very 
short basal dash on fold, its basal end carried up to costa ; three 
transverse lines, first about ^, straight, hardly oblique, second 
median, similar but more or less irregularly thickened on upper 
portion, third at ^, slender, rather incurved and slightly inwards- 
obli<}ue from costa ; an apical dot : cilia grey, base mixed with 
dark fuscous, with white dots on extremities of third Hue. Hind- 
wings grey ; cilia light grey.> 



cosMorTERYfiin.T:. no 

Bkngal, Pnsn, bred from larvae mining in leaves of leak {Tectona 
(jnindia) [Flttclier) ; four specimens. 

Pyroderces peristrepta, n. sp. 

J, 9 mm. Head groj, face snfi'used -with wliifish. Palpi 
white, secoiid joint with basal half and a subapical ring blackish, 
terminal joint lined with blackish. Tliorax dark fuscous, patagia 
white on apex and outer edge. Abdomen light grey. Forewings 
lanceolate; dark fuscous ; markings white; extreme base while; 
a sliglitly oblique transverse st reak at ^^ ; a direct streak from 
costa before middle reaching half across wing, and a small doc 
beneath it; sliglitly inwards-oblique streaks from costa at | and 
tornus opposite, nearly meeting ; a small apical spot : cilia grey, 
baso dark fuscous round apex. Hind wings and cilia grey. 

N.W. India, Tarnab, Peshawar district, in May {Fletcher) ; one 
specimen. 

Pyroderces lampropeda, n. sp. 

5 . 9 mm. Head fuscous, face paler. Palpi white, second 
joint with basal half and a subai)ical band blackish, terminal joint 
lined with black. Thorax dark iuscous. Abdomen dark grey. 
Porevvings lanceolate; dark fuscons ; markings silvery-white; a 
rather oblique transverse streak at 1 ; a direct streak from middle 
of Costa, reaching |^ across wing ; a triangular spot on costa at |, 
and a small spot on tornus opposite ; an apical dot : cilia grey, 
base dark fuscous round apex. Hindwings and cilia grey. 

Kanaka, Pliaire, in ^inwvcwy {Muxwdl)-^ one specimen. Easily 
known from the preceding by the absence of white markings on 
thorax and base of wing. 

Pyroderces catapneiista, n. sp. 

J . 9-11 mm. Head pale ochrcons, crown sometimes tinged 
with brownish. Palpi ochreous-whitish, anterior edge of terminal 
joint dark grey. Thorax fuscons, beneath with long expansible 
light fuscous liairpencil from each side. Abdomen grey, seg- 
mental margins mixed with whitish, ventral surface vrhitish, with 
a brush of black scales on each side at base. Porewings lanceo- 
late, apex rather produced, acute ; fuscous ; a direct transverse 
white streak at \; opposite irregular cloudy whitish costal and 
dorsal spots beyond middle ; a small whitish cloudy spot on tornus 
and a larger one on costa beyond it towards apex, these united by 
a more or less expressed fine angulated line; plical and second 
discal stigmata obscure, dark fuscous, partially edged with whitish ; 
a whitish apical dot : cilia light grey, round apex whitish with a 
dark fuscous subbasal shade. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

Ceylon, Madulsima and Hakgala {Green, Vauijhan, Fletcher)'^ 
in April, May, and August, four specimens. 

Pyroderces terenopa, n. sp. 
$ . 13 mm. Head pale ochreoue, crown tinged with brownish. 



40 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTHRA. 

Palpi ochreons-whitish, anterior edge of terminal joint dark 
fuscous. Thorax browiiish. Forewings lanceolate, apex produced, 
acute ; brown, Avith irregularly scattered black scales in disc and 
posteriorly ; markings ochreous-whitisli ; somewhat oblique ob- 
tusely angnlated irregular transverse streaks at f and beyond 
middle, thickest towards costa and nearly obsolete on dorsum, 
connected along costa by an irregular streak ; a small spot on 
costa at ~ : cilia pale brownish-grey, round apex whitish-suffused, 
Avith a blackish subbasal mark opposite apex. Hindwings pale 
ochreous-yellowish, costa suffused Avith grey ; apical third of Aving 
grey; cilia whitish-yelloAvish, round apex tinged AA'ith grey, on 
costa pale grey. 

Ceylon, Numunukuli, 6000 feet, in February [Green) ■ one 
specimen. 

Pyroderces clopaea, n. sp. 

cf . 9 ram. Head shining greyish-ochreous, face pearly-white. 
Palpi ochreoLis-whitish. Antenna? Avhitish ringed with dark 
fuscous. Thorax greyish-ochreous. Abdomen light grey. Fore- 
Avings lanceolate, apex produced, acute; greyish-ochreous, irro- 
rated with fuscous and some dark fuscous scales ; extreme costal 
edge white except towards base and apex : cilia light greyish- 
ochreous. Hindwings grey ; cilia light gre3\ 

Ceylon, Gallc, in May {Fletclter) ; one specimen, 

Pyroderces incompta, n. sp. 

5 . 12 mm. Head and thorax pale ochreous, face shining 
whitish. Palpi white. Antennse Avhitish. Abdomen pale grey. 
Forewings very narrow, long-pointed, ajjex produced, acute ; pale 
yellow-ochreous, sprinkled Avith dark fuscous except on dorsal area 
beneath fold : cilia Avhitish-ochreous, tinged with grey towards 
tornus. Hindwings and cilia pale grey. 

CooRG, PoUibctta, in November {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Pyroderces nayrrliicoma, n. sp. 

2 . 7 mm. Head whitish-ochreous, crown more yellowdsh- 
tiuged. Palpi Avhite, basal half of second joint dark grey. Thorax 
dark fuscous. Abdomen grey. Forewings lanceolate; dark fus- 
cous ; markings silvery-white ; a narroAV somewhat oblique fascia 
from 5 of costa to fold ; a transverse spot from costa beyond 
middle, and smaller spot on dorsum opposite ; a spot on costa at | : 
cilia grey, with blackish autemedian line, beyond this with a white 
patch at apex. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

Queensland, Cairns, in November [Dodd) ; one specimen. 

Glaphyristis lithiuopa, n. sp. 

d" 5 . 12-13 mm. Head and thorax bronzy-fuscous, faco and 
palpi Avhitish-ochreous, eyes crimson, thoracic hairpencils of (S 
pale ochreous-yellowish. Abdomen ochreous-yellowish, more or 



COSMOPTERYGID^. 41 

less siiff'iisecl with grey laterally and posteriorly, Forewings lan- 
ceolate ; bronzy-fuscous; a small cloudy Avliitish spot on middle of 
costa : cilia bronzy-fuscous. Hindwings and cilia grey. 

New Gxjinea, Tenimber Is., iu July ; four specimens. The 
autennal structure of c? is quite as in marmarca. 

V CALLIXESTIS, n. g. 

Head rounded, smooth-scaled ; ocelli very small, posterior ; 
tongue developed. Antenua3 4, in J serrulate, minutely ciliated, 
basal joint very elongate, with slight pecten. Labial palpi very 
long, recurved, second joint smooth-scaled, terminal joint as long 
as second or longer, slender, acute. 11 axillary palpi very short, 
filiform, appressed to tongue. Posterior tibiae clothed with hairs 
above. Forewings with 2 from towards angle, 7 and 8 stalked, 
7 to costa, 11 from middle, Hindwings 4, narrow-lanceulate, 
cilia 5 ; 2-5 parallel, 6 and 7 connate or stalked. 

Type Cassandra Meyr. I refer here also imogena But!., and 
most of the species attributed by me hitherto to Xesfocasis, as 
cliromatiirga and its allies, since I recognise that the type of 
Xestocasin, with special leg-characters and different form of fore- 
wings, is properly placed in the Heliodlnidae. 

Callisestis chrysidota, n. sp. 

c? . 13 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax pearly-whitish, patagia 
with an ochrcoiis-yellowish stripe. Abdomen pale greyish-ochreous. 
Forewings narrow-lanceolate, apex rather produced, acute ; ochre- 
ous-5-ellow ; base narrowly pale greyish, widest towards dorsum, 
dorsal edge \\hito ; a white blotch on dorsum before middle, reach- 
ing half across wing ; a white oblong blotch extending on costa 
from before middle to | and reaching half across wing, beneath 
which is an irregular longitudinal series of four violct-golden- 
metallic dots separated by quadrate black spots ; a silvery-metallic 
transverse mark before apex, and a dot at apex : cilia whitish- 
yellowish, round apex yellow with whitish costal marks on apical 
markings (imperfect). Hindwings light grey ; cilia pale greyish- 
ochreous, on costa pale yellowisli. 

l^ENGAL, Pusa, iu June (^Fletcher) ; one specimen. Near Cas- 
sandra and imogena. 

Callixestis lubricata, n. sp. 

c? . 11 mm. Head and thorax bronzy-fuscous, face pale brassy- 
bronze. Palpi Avhitish-fuscous, anterior edge of terminal joint 
dark fuscous. Abdomen fuscous. Forewings lanceolate ; rather 
dark purplish-brouzy-fuscous ; a small slightly elongate ochreous- 
whitish mark on costa somewhat beyond middle, and one on torn us : 
cilia grey, at apex with an ochreous-whitisli spot not reaching 
base. Hindwings and cilia grey. 



42 EXOTIC MICHOLKPIDOI'TERA. 

Cevlon, Miiskfiliya, from January to June, and in September and 
October {Pole) ; nine specimens. 

THALEROSTOMA, n. g. 

Head rounded, with appressed scales; ocelli Bmall, posterior; 
tongue developed. Antennae Jl, in c? serrulate, minutely ciliated, 
basal joint very elongate, with sliglit i)ecton. Labial palpi very 
long, recurved, second joint thickened with dense scales, rather 
rough beneath, and expanded with rough hairscales towards apex 
above, terminal joint as long as second, moderate, acute, Maxillary 
palpi very short, lilitorm, appressed to tongue. I'osterior tibiaj 
clothed Avith rough hairs above. Forewings with 1 b furcate, 
2 from tow^ards angle, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to costa, 11 from middle. 
Hindwings |, narrow-lanceolate, cilia 3 ; 2-5 parallel, 6 and 7 
stalked. 

Allied to Limnoecia. 

Thalerostoma orthocentra, n. sp. 

5 $ . 14-16 mm. Head ochreous-wdiite. Palpi ochreous- 
wdiite, base dark fuscous, terminal joint with an undefined dark 
fuacous median band. Thorax dark fuscous, with broad ochreous- 
white dorsal stripe. Abdomen ochreous-whitish, three basal seg- 
ments pale ochreous-yellowish. Forewings elongate-lanceolate ; 
fuscous, anterior half dark fuscous ; a moderate ochreous-whitish 
streak along dorsum, attenuated to tornus ; an irregular sufiuscd 
dark fuscous spot in disc before | ; an augulated slender whitish 
subterminal line, apical area beyond this dark fuscous : cilia 
ochreous-whitish, round apex with three or four cloudy shades of 
dark fuscous irroration. Hindwings grey ; cilia ochrcous-grej'- 
whitish, 

S. India, Nilgiris, Pykara, 7000 feet, in March and April 
(Andrewes) ; five specimens. 

Limnoecia heterosticta, n. sp. 

6 2 . 6-7 mm. Head and thorax dark purplish-fuscous, face 
pale shining grey, thorax with white posterior spot. Palpi w^hitish, 
in c? with second joint dark fuscous except apex, terminal joint 
with dark fuscous lateral line, towards apex dark fuscous dotted 
with white on anterior edge, in 5 with terminal joint dark fuscous 
dotted with white on anterior edge. Abdomen grey, in cT bronzy- 
shining. Forewings lanceolate, acute; dark fuscous, faintly 
purplish-tinged ; two moderate transverse ochreous-white fasciae, 
narrowed on costa, first near base, second at 5^ ; in J a small 
cloudy white spot on costa at | : cilia grey. Hindu ings and 
cilia grey. 

S. India, Coimbatore, in September (FletcJier) ; Ceylon, Mas- 
keliya, iu February (Pole) ; three specimens. Allied to the African 
aniidesma, which I have also lately received from Kauara (Max- 
well). 



COSMOI'TERYGID-E. 43 

Limnoecia asteroleuca, n. sp. 
cJ . 7 mm. Head and thorax dark fuscous, face oclirecus- 
whitish. Palpi whitish sprinkled with grej-. Abdomen grey- 
Avhitish. Forewings lanceolate; dark fuscous; broad somewhat 
irregular ochreous-white transverse fasciaj at about ^ and | : cilia 
pale greyish (imperfect). Hindwings and cilia pale greyish. 

N.W. India, Taruab, Peshawar district, in May [Fletcher) ; one 
specimen. 

Limnoecia psalidota, n. sp. 

(S 2 • 8-12 mm. Head whitish-ochreous or AA'hitish. Piilpi 
M'liite, second joint with basal |- and sometimes a subapical ring 
dark grey, terminal joint with anterior edge blackish on ai)ioal 
half. Thorax pale ochreous. Abdomen whitish-ochreous. Pore- 
wings lanceolate ; rather light reddish-ochreous ; three slender 
oblique white strigae from costa at \, middle, and |, reaching about 
half across wing, second variably or sometimes hardly edged 
anterioi'ly with blackish siiffusion ; a whitish dash below fold 
before middle ; an oblique blacJiish dash with some white scales 
in disc beyond middle ; a silvery-metallic mark on tornus, edged 
with black anteriorly and sometimes connected with preceding; a 
black dot in disc at |, irregularly edged with silvery-white, some- 
times connected with second costal striga ; a triangular silvery- 
white mark on costa at f , edged posteriorly with black, sometimes 
sending a fine silvery-whitish line to termen above tornus ; a slender 
white streak along termen : cilia light ochreous, with a blackish 
basal line round aj)ical part of costa and termen to tornus, towards 
tornus whitish-suflused. Hindwings in <5 light grey, in 5 dark 
grey ; cilia grey -whitish or pale grey. 

Bengal, Pusa (Fletcher) ; N.W. India, Abbottabad (Fletcher) ; 
Kanaka, Hharwar (Maxwell) ; Ceilon, Kegalle (Alston) ; from 
May to July, six specimens. 

I Limnoecia dasytricha, n. sp. 

cT 2 . 9-10 mm. Head whitish-ochreous. Palpi ochreous- 
whitish, second joint sprinkled with reddish-grey. Thorax light 
reddish-grey-ochreous. Abdomen pale greyish-ochreons. Fore- 
wings elongate-lanceolate ; pale ochreous suffused with dull rose- 
pink and sprinkled with grey ; stigmata small, indistinct, fuscous, 
plical obliquely before first discal ; a blackish apical dot : cilia pale 
greyish, round apex darker grey. Hindwings grey ; in J clothed 
above with loose rough pale greyish hairs from base to | ; cilia pale 
grey. 

Pritish Guiana, Eartica and Mallali, from December to March 
(ParisJi) ; nine specimens. 

Ehadinastis loraria, n. sp. 
d $ . 16-22 mm. Head and thorax light ochreous, shoulders 
sometimes dark fuscous. Palpi pale ochreous, termiual joint in- 



44 EXOTIC MlCKOLKriDOPTKn.V. 

I'liscated. Abflonieii oclireous, posterior half suffused with dark 
grey. Forowiiigs very narrowly elongate-lanceolate; liglit ochre- 
OLis, with Bonio scattered dark brown scales, basal area in one 
siieeimen suffused Avith fuscous irroration ; a more or less marked 
narrow streak of dark fuscous suffusion along costa from base to 
about middle ; plical stigma large, elongale, dark fuscous, in middle 
of wing, second discal small or sometimes hardly indicated; a more 
or less developed streak or elongate patcli of dark brown suffusion 
along termen, costal edge towards apex sometimes also suffused with 
dark brown : cilia yellow-ochreous. Hindwings dark fuscous ; 
cilia fuscous, round apex of wing more or less suffused with palo 
ochreous. 

Assam, Khasis, fi-om July to September ; seven specimens. 

Cholotis pachnodes, n. ap. 

(5 2 ' '''^ ™™* Head, palpi, and thorax dark violet-fuscous 
sprinkled with whitish. Abdomen grey. Eorewiiigs lanceolate ; 
dark violet-fuscous, slightly and irregularly speckled with whitish ; 
stigmata sometimes perceptible as small dark spots edged with 
this whitish speckling, plical slightly beyond first discal. but 
sometimes obsolete ; the w^hilish speckling seems to form a faint 
an<iulated transverse shade at | : cilia grey, base mixed with 
darker and speckled with whitish. Hindwdugs 5, grey ; cilia light 
grey. 

Bengal, Pusa, bi'ed in May from larva feeding in twigs of 
Tamarix gaUica (Fletcher) ; three specimens. The iSouth African 
jnilverata is very similar but larger, and the first discal stigma 
when visible is well beyond plical, the other stigmata more distinct 
than in pachnodes. 

Cholotis archaica, u. sp. 

(J . 15 mm. Head and thorax glossy dark violet-fuscous. 
Palpi dark fuscous, tips grey-whitish. Antennae dark fuscous, 
apical fourth whitish. Abdomen grey. Forewings narrowlj' elon- 
gate-lanceolate ; 6 and 7 out of 8 ; dark violet-fuscous ; plical 
stigma elongate, blackish, second discal minute: cilia violet-grey, 
round apex sprinkled Avith grey-whitish. Hindwings rather dark 
grey ; cilia grey. 

Ceylon, Maskeliya, in August {Pole) ; one specimen. 

Anatrachyntis hemipelta, n. sp. 

J. 10 mm. Head and thorax dark bronzy-fuscous. Palpi dark 
fuscous, second joint lighter, somewhat rough beneath, terminal 
joint somewhat thickened with scales, apex whitish. Abdomen 
dark grey. Forewings narrowly elongate-lanceolate; dark fuscous; 
a very short oblique white strigula from slightly before middle of 
costa; rather oblique- indistinct whitish streaks from dorsum at j 
and |, not reaching half across wing ; a conspicuous large semioval 
Avhitc spot on costa at ^, and a small angular spot on termen 



cosirorxiiurGiD^. 4.j 

opposite; two white specks on costa near apex and one on termen : 
cilia grey, above apex blackish towards base and with a sli^^'ht 
obli(jue blackish apical hook, and small white spot bej'ond tliis. 
IIindwin<2:s dark grey; cilia grey. 

CooKG, Dibidi, 155UO feet, iu April {^Newcome); one specimen. 

Anatrachyntis nephelopyrrha, n. sp. 

c? . 9 mm. Head ochreous-whitish, crown somewhat mixed 
■with pale fiiscons. Palpi whitish, second joint with two fnscous 
bands, scales rather rough towards apex beneath, terminal joint 
with anterior black line and dark fuscous median and subapical 
bands more or less developed. Thorax fuscous mixed with whitish- 
ochreons. Abdomen grey, anal tuft grey-whitish. Forewings 
narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; fuscous, with some undefined whilish- 
ochreous sutfusion along dorsum throughout : an elongate spot of 
ochreous-whitish suffusion on costa about \, whence an indistinct 
irregular transverse streak runs to near dorsum, edged anteriorly 
by an angulated streak of blackish-grey irroration ; a very irre- 
gular nndefiued oblique transverse median fascia of blackish-grey 
irroration ; some undefined ochreous-whitish sutfusion along costa 
and termen towards apex, and some irregular blackish-grey irrora- 
tion between these: cilia whitish-ochreous, towards tornus grey, at 
apex with a blackish projecting bar (imperfect). Hindwings 
rather dark grey ; fine blackish lines beneath costa and on sub- 
median fold; cilia grey. Hindwings beneath with long subcostal 
ochreous-whitish hairpeneil from base, 

Ebngal, Pusa, in March (^Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Anatrachyntis mytliologica, n. sp. 

<S 5 . 11-12 mm. Head ochreous-whitish more or less suffused 
with light grey. Palpi whitish, second joint with two fuscous 
bands, scales roughly expanded towards apex and almost tufted 
beneath, terminal joint with black anterior line. Thorax rather 
dark fuscous. Abdomen grey. Porewings narrowly elongate- 
lanceolate ; rather dark fuscous ; a short very oblique suft\ised 
whitish streak from costa about 1-, seldom extended along costa to 
base and with a short whitish median streak from base beneath, 
but all these often quite obsolete; a curved oblique suffused 
whitish streak towards dorsum about i, also sometimes obsolete ; 
an oblique suffused whitish streak from middle oP costa, reaching 
about half across wing ; a short blackish longitudinal streak in 
disc from apex of this, more or less edged with wiiite beneath; a 
similar blackish streak towards dorsum beyond middle, also edged 
beneath with white ; an inwardly oblique wcdgeshaped ochreous- 
white spot from costa near apex, nearly meeting a very oblique 
whitish strigula from tornus, both edged posteriorly with blackish 
suffusion : cilia light grey, beneath apex with a short whitish basal 
line limited by a dark grey shade, above aj^ex with a blackish-groy 
])atcli forming an apical projection. Hindwings grey; cilia liglit 
grey. 



46 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOrTERA. 

Cpat-ox, INFaskeliya aiitl MaUilsima, from Februaiy to May and 
ill October (/'o?(', Vawjhan)-, eight apeciiuens. 

J Procliola sellers, n. sp. 

(5'. 12-1-t mm. Head whitish-ochreous, more or less infuscated 
on crown. Palpi whitish-ochroous sufFusedly irrorated with bhick- 
ish. Anteniiie dark grey. Thorax purplish-fuscous, posterior 
margin whitish-ochreous. Abdomen fu'icous, anal tuft whitish- 
ochreous. Forewings very narrowly lanceolate, acute-pointed ; 
pale violet-oehreous sprinkled with dark fuscous, costal half suffused 
with dark violet-fuscous ; plieal and second discal stigmata large, 
black, elongate ; margins towards a]>ex pale, dotted with blackish : 
cilia pale violet-oehreous, suffused with grey towards tornus. 
Hindwings dark fuscous ; cilia grey. Forewings beneath with a 
long expansible ochreous-whitish hairpeucil from dorsum near base, 
sometimes infuscated posteriorly. 

BRiTian: Gdiana, Bartica, in January and February (Parish) ; 
four specimens. This and the next species differ from the three 
others of the genus previously described by the wholly dark 
antennae and more acute forewings ; the present species differs from 
all by the dorsal hairpencil of forewings (doubtless confined to c5' ). 

.y Prochola catholica, n. sp. 

c5' . 11-13 mm. Head whitish-ochreous, crown more or less 
tinged with violet-fuscous. Palpi ochreous-whitish suft'iisedly 
irrorated with dark fuscous. Antennre dark grey, indistinctly 
pale- ringed. Thorax violet-fuscous. Abdomen dark fuscous, anal 
tuft whitish-ochreous. Forewings very narroAvly lanceolate, acute- 
pointed ; rather dark violet-fuscous ; plieal and second discal stig- 
mata large, blackish, sometimes with some pale ochreous adjacetit 
suffusion; margins dotted with blackish towards apex, slightly 
marked with pale ochreous between dots : cilia grey. Hindwings 
dark fuscous ; cilia grey. 

British Guiana, Mallali, in March (Parish); two specimens. 

Stilbosis alsocoma, n. sp. 

cJ 2 . 7-8 mm. Head and thorax bronzy-grey. Palpi whitish 
speckled with blackish, scales of second joint not expanded. Abdo- 
men grey. Forewings narrowly elongata-lanceolate ; 9 separate; 
dark fuscous, tips of scales whitish, forming a very fine transverse 
striation ; a tuft towards dorsum at ^ of wing, one towards costa 
before middle, and one dorsal just beyond this, all blackish pos- 
teriorly ; a small tuft in disc at |, whence a white dasli runs to 
angle of an angulated transverse line at |, of which the upper part 
is white, lower silvery-metallic ; immediately beyond this an 
ochreous-vellow blotch along termen to near apex, containing a 
minute black dot in its upper anterior angle ; three inwardly 
oblique white strigula3 from costa above this, extending into cilia : 
cilia grey. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey. 



/ 



COSMOl'TERVGTDJJ, 47 

Erittsh GtJiANA, Barlica and Mallali, fi-ora January to March 
(Parish) ; seven specimens. 

Stilbosis sympliracta, n. sp. 

J $ . 10-12 mm. Head and thorax rather dark hrnnzy-fnscons, 
face ochreoiis-whitish. Talpi oclireons-whitish, second joint with 
scales expanded towards apex, suffused!}' and finely rihbed with 
dark fuscous, terminal joint anteriorly suffused with dark fuscous. 
Abdomen rather dark grey. Forewings elongate-lanceolate; 9 out 
of 6 ; rather dark fuscous ; an oblique suffused ochreous-whitish 
line beneath costa towards base ; large opposite fuscous subcostal 
and subdorsal tufts at |- of wing, centred with black, one in 
disc at f , and a smaller one on dox'sum just before this ; a 
fine whitish line running from upper end of discal tuft to angle 
of subterminal line; a fine transverse whitish subterminal lino 
at ^, acutely angulated in middle, followed beneath angle bj'' 
a blackish dot and from this to termen by a silver}' spot, these 
separating it from a light yellow-ochreous blotcli extending 
along termeu to near apex ; three inwardly oblique fine whitish 
striguhe from costa towards apex, extending into cilia : cilia grey. 
Hindwings dark fuscous ; cilia grey. 

BRinsn Guiana, Bartica and Mallali, from Januar}' to March 
(PHrish) ; seven specimens. 

\f Stilbosis condylota, n. sp. 

2 . 10-12 ram. Head and thorax glossy dark leaden. Palpi 
dark fuscous, second joint with scales not expanded, Antennie 
dark grej', apical fourth whitish. Abdomen grey. Forewings 
elongate-lanceolate; 9 separate; dark fuscous, towards base with 
a violet-leaden gloss ; large concolorous opposite subcostal and sub- 
dorsal tufts befoi'e |, one in disc beyond middle, and a smaller 
dorsal one just beyond this ; a small tuft in disc before subterminal 
line ; a fine transverse whitish line at |, angulated in middle, 
lower portion edged posteriorly Avith silvery and followed by a 
yellow-ochreous blotch extending along termen nearly to apex and 
including a black central dot ; three indistinct inwardly oblique 
whitish strigulae from costa towards apex, extending into cilia : 
cilia grey. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey. 

British Guiana, Bartica and Mallali, from December to March 
(Parish) • four specimens. 

^ Stilbosis gnomonica, n. sp. 

c? . 12 mm. Head dark grey, face ochreous-whitish. Palpi 
Avhitish, closely irrorated with dark fuscous, second joint finely 
and irregularly rib])ed, scales somewhat expanded towards apex. 
Thorax dark fuscous, posterior margin whitish. Abdomen fuscous, 
beneath whitish-ochi'eous. Forewings elongate-lanceolate, apex 
somewhat produced, acute ; 9 out of 6 ; dark fuscous ; base slen- 
derly whitish ; a moderately broad whitish fascia near base, rather 
inwardly oblique from costa ; large leaden subcostal and subdorsal 



43 EXOTIC jiicitoL]!;riDorTKiiA. 

tufts about ^, upper sliolitly posterior, one in disc at |, and 
one dorsal considerably before this but nearer to it than to sub- 
dorsal ; an indistinct somewhat angulated fine ocbreous-whitish 
transverse line at .f, aidcal area beyond this sufi'iised with pale 
ochreous or whitish-ochroous, traversed by a slender leaden-metallic 
subcostal line, beneath which is a black dot towards apex : cilia 
p,-rey, round apex and on costa whitish-ochreous on basal half, with 
four dark grey oblique bars on costa and ono beneath apex. Hind- 
wings dark fuscous; <!ilia grey. 

British Guiana, Jiartica, in February (ParisJi) • one specimen. 



y 



Stilbosis devoluta, n, sp, 

5. 11 mm. Head ochreous-whitish, crown suffiisedly spotted 
with grey. Palpi ochreous-wliitish, second joint expanded with 
scales towards apex, externally closely irrorated with blackish. 
Thorax dark fuscous, on posterior half margined with white. 
Abdomen dark grey. Forewings elongate-lanceolate, apex some- 
what produced, acute ; 9 out of 6 : ratlier dark purplish-fuscous ; 
an oblique suffused wdiitish line beneath costa towards base; dorsal 
e<lge whitish towards base; large fuscous whitish-sprinkled sub- 
costal and subdorsal tufts before middle of wing, centrally mixed 
with black, upper slightly posterior, another tuft in disc at |, and 
one slightly smaller on dorsum nearer to subdorsal tuft than to 
discal ; a short tine whitish dash above discal tuft ; a fine whitish 
transverse line at |, acutely angulated in disc : a black dot beyond 
angle of this : cilia grey, beneath apical portion of wing tinged 
with ochreous and above with three indistinct oblique whitish 
striguke. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey. 

British Guiana, Mallali, in March (ParisJi) ; one specimen. 

Stilbosis hypanthes, n. sp. 

2 . 13 mm. Head brown, face pale ochreous. Palpi whitish- 
ochreous, second joint sprinkled with fuscous, shortly tufted 
beneath. Thorax whitish-ochreous, shoulders with a fuscous 
blotch. Abdomen dark grey. Forewings elongate-lanceolate ; 
9 separate ; dark brown ; a moderate irregular whitish-ochreous 
streak along dorsum from base to beyond middle of wing ; large 
subcostal and subdorsal tufts centrally mixed with black before 
middle of wing, upper slightly i^ostcrior, and another in disc at |; 
a whitish-ochreous dorsal tuft near beyond subdorsal ; a whitish 
dash running from upper end of discal tuft into angle of subter- 
rainal line; a transverse white line at |, acutely angulated in disc, 
followed on lower portion by a silvery-leaden spot and beneath 
angle by a black dot : cilia grey, above apex with three very indis- 
tinct grey-whitish oblique strigulaj. Hindwings dark fuscous ; 
cilia grey. 

British Guiana, Mallali, in March {Pca-isJi) ; one specimen. 



C0SA10PTEUTGIDJ5. 49 

Stilbosis alcyonis, n. sp. 

2 . 15 mm. Head and thorax iudigo-bluish-grej''. Palpi dark 
fii3C0U8-gre3% scales of second joint somewhat expanded, terminal 
joint stout towards base. Abdomen rather dark fuscous. Eore- 
wings elongate-lanceolate, apex produced, acute ; 9 separate ; 
fuscous, basal area with a leaden gloss ; a dark fuscous subtri- 
angular blotch extending on costa from near base to near middle 
and limited beneath by fold ; a v<!ry large fuscous transverse tuft 
beneath fold at | of wing ; groundcolour suffused with shining 
})rismatic green-blue from this to | ; a large tuft towards costa in 
middle, and oue on dorsum just beyond it ; a small tuft in disc at |, 
and two or three very small ones near apex: cilia fuscous. Hitid- 
wiiigs with 4 and 5 only approximated (generally stalked) ; ratlier 
dark fuscous ; cilia fuscous. 

French Guiana, 11. Maroni ; one specimen. 

Stilbosis synclista, n. sp. 

cJ' . 11 mm. Head and thorax dark violet-fuscous, face light 
bronzy-fuscous. Palpi dark fuscous, extreme tip whitish, scales of 
second joint slightly expanded towards apex. Forewiugs verv 
narrow, widest near base, thence attenuated to acute apex ; dark 
fuscous ; broad subbasal fascia, moderate antemedian, and narrow 
fascia beyond middle and at | of glossy violet suffusion ; a large 
tutt about fold at | ; large subcostal and subdorsal almost opposite 
ridgetufts between second and third fascijie, mixed with pale 
ochreous and lower preceded and followed by some irregular pale 
ochreous suffusion ; a dark fuscous tuft in disc between third and 
fourth fasciae, and three or four small dark fuscous tufts towards 
apex : cilia fuscous. Hindwings rather dark fuscous ; cilia fuscous. 
Assam, Khasis, in May ; one specimen. 

Microcolona citroplecta, n. sp. 

J . 8-9 mm. Head and thorax pale yellow more or less 
marked transversely with dark fuscous irroratiou, face whitisli. 
Palpi yellow- whitish, with subapical dot on second joint, and 
median and subapical dots on terminal joint dark fuscous. Easal 
joint of antennte pale yellow with a dark fuscous crescentic median 
mark. Forewiugs lanceolate, caudate ; 1 b furcate, 2 and 3 
connate from angle, 4 absent, 7 and 8 stalked ; pale citron-yellow, 
chequered with small elongate olive-fuscous spots and marks ; an 
irregular transverse olive-fuscous blotch from dorsum before middle 
just reaching costa, edged with a few black scales, and containing 
a raised tuft mixed with blackish near dorsum ; a broad trans- 
verse fuscous fascia near before apex, containing a violet-leaden 
spot on tornus, and a dark fuscous tuft iu disc followed by a 
violet spot ; a small black apical dot : cilia fuscous, round apex 
pale yellow with a fuscous apical bar. Hindwings dark grey ; 
cilia grey. 

CooEG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, in April {yewcome) ; Bengal, Pusa, in 
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ilO EXOTTC MICROLElMDni'TKRA. 

July (Fletcher): tlirec specimens. ^NFr, Fletcher's example was 
t'oiiiid oil stem of Eugenia jcDnhoIaaa, which may probably be the 
foodplaut. 

Microcolona cricota, n. sp. 

c? . 9 mm. Head ochreous-whitish. Palpi ochreons-whitisli, 
second joint infuscated except apex, terminal joint with blackish 
supraniediiin ring. Thorax brownish-ochreous, shoulders suffused 
with fuscous. Altdonien ochreous-whitish. Forewings very nar- 
row, widest near the base, at.tonuated to acute apex ; brownish- 
ochreous, irregularly sprinkled with blackish, sometimes forming 
a streak connecting discal tufts and a dorsal blotch before middle ; 
base tinged with ochreous-whitish, and an indistinct ochreous- 
Avhitish transverse line at i ; a tuft mixed with black beneath fold 
at j of wing; a minute black dot circled with ochreous-whitish 
towards costa at |; an elongate blackish mark along costa about |; 
ail ochreous-whitish dot preceding a tuft towards dorsum in middle ; 
a tuft in disc at |, edged posteriorly with black; towards apex 
some scattered pale golden-metallic scales in disc, and two small 
black dots on each margin : cilia whitish-ochreous, at apex with a 
tine blackish subbasal line. Hindwiiigs light grey ; cilia whitish- 
ochieous. 

CooRG, Dibidi, 3500 feet {Newcome) ; Assam, Khasis ; from May 
to September, four sj)ecimens. Allied to phalarot a, 

Microcolona porota, n. sp. 

S $• 10-12 mm. Head ochreous-whitish. Palpi ochreous- 
whiiish, with subapical ring of second joint, and subbasal and 
sul>apical rings of terminal joint blackish. Thorax pale ochreous 
mixed with brownish. Abdomen grey, segmental margins whitish. 
Forewings narrow-lanceolate, acute ; brown ; a tuft of scales 
mixed with dark fuscous and blackish towards dorsum at 4, and 
another in disc at ^ ; an indistinct spot of dark fuscous irroration 
towards costa at | ; an elongate mark of dark fuscous irroration 
on costa at |- ; a few scattered blackish scales in disc and towards 
a])ex : cilia light grey, base somewhat sprinkled with blackish. 
Hindvvings and cilia grey. 

Assam, Khasis, in September; four specimens, 

Microcolona emporica, n. sj). 

9 . 12 mm. Head whitish-ochreous, crown mixed with dark 
fuscous. Palpi ochreous-whitish, second joint with a median band 
and traces of a subapical ring dark fnscous, terminal joint with two 
dark fuscous rings. Thorax whitish-ochreous sprinkled with dark 
fuscous, shoulders with a dark fuscous spot. Abdomen whitish- 
ochreous. Forewings very narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; brownish- 
ochreous, somewhat sprinkled irregularly with blackish; a patch of 
blackish suffusion extending along costa from base to |, narrow at 
base but gradually dilated, posteriorly reaching more than half 
across wing, its lower edge with an indentation before middle of 



COSMOPTERTGlDJi:. 51 

wing preceded by a tuft ; a large tuft towards dorsum at ^ of wing ; 
a tuft on tornus : cilia whitiali-ochreous, towards tornus tinged 
with grey. Hind wings rather dark grey ; cilia pale grey. 
Ceylon, Maskeliya, in January {Pole); one specimen. 

Microcolona pantomima, n. sp. 

S . 16-17 mm. Head pale yellow. Palpi pale yellow, second 
joint sprinkled w'ith dark fuscous, terminal joint shorter than 
second. Thorax brownish, posterior margin pale yellow, shouhlers 
dark fuscous. Abdomen dark fuscous, segmental margins mixed 
with whitish-ochreoiis. Forewings elongate-lanceolate ; ochreous- 
brown ; a pale yellow basal fascia, its costal edge dark fuscous ; 
four large roundish pale yellow spots containing tufts, viz. two 
resting on costa at \ and middle, reaching half across wing, one 
resting on dorsum between these, and one beyond tornus ; dark 
fuscous spots on costa at | and dorsum before tornus, latter includ- 
ing a tuft, each preceded by a small pale yellow spot ; an irregular 
pale yellow mark before apex : cilia pale ochreous-brownish, on 
costa pale yellow. Hindwings with 3 present; dark fuscous; 
cilia grey, at apex with a spot of pale yellowish suffusion, 

Frknch Congo, Fort Crampel ; two specimens. 

Syntomactis epochaea, n, sp. 

2 . 10 mm. Head white speckled with dark fuscous. Palni 
fuscous irrorated with white, with iindefined rings of dark fuscous 
irroration. Thorax white irrorated with dark fuscous, with dark 
fuscous spot on shoulder. Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate- 
lanceolate ; grey suffusedly irrorated with white ; three blackish 
dots at base; an undefined irregular blackish-grey fascia near base, 
with some ochreous scales ; an irregular rather oblique transverse 
black spot from costa beyond |, with some ochreous marking 
beneath it in disc, and beneath this a tuft of scales ; an irregular 
postmedian blotch of blackish suffusion from costa reaching more 
than half across wing, its anterior edge margined in disc by a ridge 
of scales prolonged to dorsum ; an irregular blackish dash extending 
in disc from this to |, its extremity marked with a few ochreous 
scales : cilia grey irrorated with white and mixed with blackish 
hairscales. Hindwings rather dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Kanaka, Ganesh-Gudi, in April (Maxwell) ; one specimen. 

Syntomactis strophicodes, n. sp. 

c5' . 10 mm. Head whitish, sides of crown with a few dark 
fuscous specks. Palpi whitish, with about five very fine dark 
fuscous rings on second joint, and three on terminal. Thorax 
whitish somewhat speckled with fuscous. Abdomen whitish. 
Forewings elongate-lanceolate ; whitish, irrorated with fuscous 
except on dorsal area beneath fold ; several raised tufts mixed 
with black, viz. three in a line from base of fold to above dorsum 

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EXOTIC MICROLKPIBOPTI^RA. 



at 3, throe in a curved ol)li(][uc transverse median series, and throe 
ill a similar series from beyond middle of oosta to tornus, two 
lower of these edged w'th whitish-ochreous anteriorly ; an inter- 
rupted black longitudinal line from | of disc to apex, terminal area 
beneath it white : cilia whitish speckled with fuscous, towards 
tornus tinged with grey. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia whitish- 
grey. Forewiugs beneath suffused with blackish on costal half 
from base to |. Hindwings beneath suffused with blackish. 

QuKKNsLAND, Towusville, in Juno (Dodd) ; one specimen. The 
blackish suffusion of undersurface is probably sexual only. 

Chrysoclista tlirypsiphila, n. sp. 

(S . 11 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax dark fuscous, face whitish- 
yellowish. Abdomen whitish-fuscous, Forewings narrow, widest 
near base, thence narrowed to pointed apex ; 7 and 8 stalked ; 
rat.licr dark fuscous ; a pale yellow patch occupying basal | of 
wing, except the extreme base, which is dark fuscous and very 
shortly produced on costa, and a slender suffused costal streak from 
dark posterior area not reaching this ; a- dark fuscous tuft in disc 
just beyond middle patch, one towards dorsum beyond this, and 
one on tornus : cilia light fuscous. Hindwings fuscous ; cilia 
light fuscous. 

Ckylon, Matale, in August (Poh) ; one specimen. 

Mompha musota, n. sp. 

(S $ . 5-6 mm. Head glossy leaden-grey. Palpi whitish, 
s])ri!ikled wilh dark grey, terminal joint shorter than second. 
Thorax and abdomen dark grey. Forewings lanceolate, apex 
somewhat produced ; dark fuscous, basal area greyer ; a large 
transverse dark leaden tuft towards dorsum before middle of wing, 
sometimes preceded by obscure greyish-ochreous suffusion ; an 
indistinct whitish dot on cosla at 5 ; an irregular blue-leaden- 
metallic transverse fascia at | ; a rather large whitish-ochreous 
sub(i[uadra(e spot on costa at |, whiter on costa, connected with 
tornus by a large transverse dark leaden-fuscous ridge-tuft: cilia 
dark grey, with a black subbasal line obtusely angulated at apex. 
Hindwings and cilia dark grey ; 5 and 6 stalked. 

Peru, Chosica, 2800 feet, in July (ParifiJi) ; eleven specimens. 
An exarai)le denuded has 1 b of forewings furcate at apex, presum- 
ably an abnormality. 

Mompha pennota, n. sp. 

J . 9-10 mm. Head and thorax dark grey, face ochreous- 
Avhitish. Palpi whitish irregularly irrorated with dark grey, 
terminal joint shorter than second. Abdomen dark grey, anal tuft 
Avhitish. Forewings elongate-lanceolate ; light grey somewhat 
sprinkled with dark fuscous ; a blackish dash on fold towards base ; 
an obli(]ue blackish streak from costa at 5, not reaching fold ; an 
irregular transverse brown median fascia, with costal edge blackish. 



COSMOPTEKYGIDJE. — XTLORYCTID.E. 53 

preceded above dorsum by a tuft mixed with blackish, above wliicli 
is an elongate blotch of whitish suffusion in disc, and followed in 
middle by a black dash above which is an elongate spot of ochreous- 
white suffusion and below it a smaller spot ; an oblique streak of 
blackish irroration from costa about |, followed by a small whitish 
sj)ot ; an irregular transverse brown fascia towards apex, marked 
with a black dash in middle, and preceded above dorsum by a raised 
tuft; some irregular whitish marking beyond this before apex: 
cilia grey, beneath apex tinged with whitish and speckled with 
dark grey, above apex with a strong black subbasal line. Hind- 
wings and cilia grey. 

Colombia, La Crumbre, GGOO feet, in May (Parish) ; two 
specimens. 

Mompha praeflnita, n. sp. 

2 . 13 mm. Head ochreous-whitish, face mixed with fuscous. 
Palpi dark fuscous sprinkled with ochreous-whitish, base and apex 
of terminal joint ochreous-whitish. Thorax ochreous-whitisli 
irrorated with fuscous, shoulders marked with dark fuscous. 
Abdomen grey, segmental margins grey-whitish. Forewings 
elongate-lanceolate ; lilac-fuscous ; a dark fuscous basal patch 
becoming blackish ])osteriorly, its margin edged with white and 
running from about | of costa to middle of doisum, rather angular- 
]iromincnt near costa and below middle, sinuate between these; 
this is followed by a posteriorly undefined fascia of whitish-ochreous 
suffusion ; a blackish partially Avliitish-circled dot towards costa 
at I; a blotch of dark fuscous suffusion resting on costa beyond 
this, its posterior edge oblique and suffused with blackish, followed 
on costa by a whitish-ochreous spot; tufts towards dorsum beyond 
middle and towards toruus : cilia fuscous (imperfect). Hindwings 
grey-whitish, posteriorly suffused with grey, veins and terraen 
suffused with dark grey ; cilia grey. 

French GuiANi, E. ^Sfaroni ; one specimen. This would pro- 
bably be assigned to Walshia, hut 1 am unable to separate Walshia 
from JlomjJia. 



XYLORYCTIDiE. 

Aeolanthes sagulata, n. sp. 
$. 10 mm. Head and thorax deep orange. Palpi orange, 
terminal joint yellow-whitish with two orange bands. Abdomen 
light orange. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse, termen rounded, obli(iue ; 9 separate ; deep orange mostly 
suffused with light crimson-rose ; a tuft near base, and one on 
fold before middle of wing ; a yellower irregular blotch in disc 
at ? ; a transverse-oval pale yellow blotch in disc at ^, containing 
an orange-yellow spot ; apical and upper part of terminal area 
marbled with pale yellowiah ; some daik ferruginous scales on 



64 EXOTIC JIICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

veins in disc towards termen : cilia orange, basal half tinged with 
(.•rimson. Hiudwings light orange; cilia pale yellowish tinged 
with orange. 

Bengal, Chapra (JlacJceiizie) • one specimen, 

Liiioclostis brachyloga, n. sp. 

c? . 17 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax white, lateral margins of 
face pale brownish. Antennae dark grey. Abdomen ochreous- 
grey-whitish. Forewings elongate, costa moderately arched, apex 
obtuse, termen rounded, obli(jue; shining white ; costal edge dark 
fuscous towards base ; a j^ale brownisli subterminal line from | of 
costa to toruus, right-angled in middle ; apical portion of costa 
and termen indistinctly marked with light brownish on veins: 
cilia white, with fuscous antemedian line, outer half spotted with 
fuscous (im[)erfect). .llindwings grey-whitish ; cilia white. 

Java, Eandong ; one specimen. This example is mentioned in 
my description of (/onatios as being probably the other sex of that 
species, which is from Assam ; but I now think it more probably 
distinct. The hindwings of (/oMaiias should have been described as 
pale grey. 

^J' PHILARISTA, n. g. 

Head with dense appressed hairs ; ocelli very small, inferior ; 
tongue developed. Antennae |, iu cS ciliated, basal joint moderate, 
w ithout pecten. Labial palpi long, recurved, second joint thickened 
with dense appressed scales, rather roughly expanded at apex 
beneath, terminal joint as long as second, moderate, acute, 
Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, appressed to tongue. Pro- 
sternum with long appressed hairs. Anterior tarsi stout, longer 
than tibiae ; middle and posterior tibiae clothed with loose rough 
hairs above. Forewiugs with 1 6 furcate, 2 from j, 3 from angle, 
7 and 8 stalked, 8 to apex, 11 from middle. Hindwings over 1, 
trapezoidal-ovate, cilia i ; 3 and 4 connate, 5 nearly parallel, 6 and 

7 approximated at base. 
Type povpJiyrinella, Walk. 

^ XEROCRATES, n, g. 

Head with appressed scales; ocelli small, inferior; tongue 
absent. Antennae |, in c? bipectinated, basal joint moderate, 
stout, without pecten. Labial palpi long, recurved, second joint 
reaching base of antennae, with apjiressed scales, terminal joint 
shorter than second, slender, acute. Maxillary palpi very short, 
filiform, appressed. Thorax smooth beneath. Anterior tarsi 
longer than tibiae ; posterior tibiae clothed with rough scales 
above. Forewings with 1 h furcate, 2 from |, 3 from angle, 7 and 

8 stalked, 7 to termen, 11 from beyond middle. Hindwings over 1, 
ovate, cilia 1 ; 3 and 4 connate, 5 parallel, 6 and 7 approximated 
at base. 

Type ])roleuca Meyr. 



XYLORrCIlD-'E. 55 

Cryptophasa argophanta, u. sp, 
J' . ;}8 mm. Head, palpi, thorax, and abdomen white. An- 
tennae dentate, ciliated. Forewings suboblung, posteriorly slightly 
dilated, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, terraeu rounded, some- 
what obrnjue; 2 from ?,, 4 and 5 short-si alked ; shining while; 
stigmata black, plical midway between first and second discal, one 
or two bl.ick scales beneath second discal ; a marginal series of 
12 or 13 black dots round posterior part of costa and termen : 
cilia white. Hindwings and cilia white. 

Molucca Is., Amboina ; Nkw Guinea, Yule I.; two specimens. 



J 



ENTEREMNA, n. g. 

Head with dense appressed hairs; ocelli small, inferior ; tongue 
deveL)[)ed. Antennae |, in cf bipectinated to apex, basal joint 
moderate, stout. Labial palpi long, recurved, second joint much 
thickened with dense appressed scales, rather rough beneath, 
terminiii joint as long as second, thickened with scales, obtuse- 
pointed. Maxillary })alpi short, filiform, directed forward. Thorax 
not hairy beneath. Posterior tibias clothed with rough hairs above. 
J-i'orewings with 1 b furcate, 2 almost from angle, nearly api)roxi- 
mated to 3, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to termen, 11 from middle. Hind- 
wings over 1, ovate, cilia -^ ; o and 4 connate, 5 parallel, 6 and 7 
ap[!roximated towards base. 

Type dulcrasiis Meyr, 

J PROTRACHYNTIS, n. g. 

Head loosely haired, sidetufts large, raised, projecting over foie- 
hcad ; ocelli small, inferior ; tongue short. Antennae f, basal 
joint moderate, without pecten. Labial palpi long, recurved, 
second joint reaching base of antennge, with rather long roughly 
projecting hairscales beneath, terminal joint sliorter than second, 
slender, acute. Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, appressed to 
tongue. Anterior tarsi longer than tibiae, posterior tibiae clothed 
with rough hairscales above. Forewings with costa rough-scaled 
anteriorly ; 1 b furcate, 2 from ^, 3 from angle, 7 and 8 stalked, 
7 to a])ex, 11 from middle. Hindwings 1, ovate, cilia 5 ; 3 and 4 
stalked, 5 parallel, 6 and 7 stalked, 8 approximated to cell to near 
middle. 

Type hospita Feld. ; I have eight female specimens, but no male. 

^ EUPETOCHIRA, n. g. 

Head with dense appressed hairs, projecting over forehead ; 
ocelli small, inferior; tongue developed. Antennae |, in J 
ciliated-pubescent, basal joint short, rather stout. Labial palpi 
very long, curved, ascending, second joint much exceeding base of 
antennas, clothed with dense scales, roughly projecting towards 
apex above and with short rough projecting apical tuft beneath, 



56 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOrXERA. 

terniiiial joint, nearly as long as second, slender, acute. Maxillary 
palpi rudimentary. Anterior tarsi slender, longer than tibiae ; 
j)Osferior tibia? clothed with long hairs above. Forewings with 1 h 
iurcate, 2 from |, 3 from angle, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to ternien, 
11 from before middle. Hindwings over 1, trapezoidal-ovate, 
cilia I ; 3 and 4 short-stalked, 5 parallel, 6 and 7 short-stalked. 
Type .vi/stojxda Me^r. 

J PERIXESTIS, n. g. 

Head loosely rough-haired on crown, face with appressed hairs ; 
ocelli small, inferior ; tongue absent. Antennae g, in J shortly 
bipectinated, pectinations ending in tufts of cilia, basal joint rather 
large, stout. Labial palpi very long, recurved, second joint 
exceeding base of antennae, with appressed scales, terminal joint 
rather shorter than second, slender, acute. Maxillary palpi rudi- 
mentary. Thorax not hairy beneath. Anterior tarsi longer than 
tibia3, posterior tibiae clothed with rough scales above. Forewings 
with 1 b furcate, 2 from |, 3 from angle, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to 
termen, 1] from middle. Hindwings slightly over 1, elongate- 
ovate, cilia I ; 3 and 4 connate or short-stalked, 5 parallel, 6 and 7 
short-stalked. 

Type eiicepliala Turn. I note here that the genera PlectopMla 
l\reyr. (type ehctella Walk.) and Telecrates Meyr. (type laetioreUa 
Walk.) are good and tenable genera, not to be merged in XylorycUi. 

^ POTNIARCHA, n. g. 

Head loosely haired ; ocelli small, inferior ; tongue rudimentary. 
Antennae g, basal joint short, broad, concave beneath, rough-scaled 
anteriorly. Labial palpi very long, recurved, second joint exceeding 
base of antennae, with appressed scales, terminal joint shorter than 
second, slender, pointed. Maxillary palpi rudimentary. Thorax 
jiot hairy beneath. Middle and posterior tibiae clothed with rough 
hairs above. Forewings with 1 h furcate, 2 from angle, 2-5 equi- 
distant, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to termen, 11 from middle. Hindwings 
somewhat over 1, trapezoidal-ovate, cilia | ; 3 and 4 connate, 
5 parallel, 6 and 7 connate. 

Type likrastis Meyr. 

Odites oligeclis, n. sp. 

S . 17 mm. Head grej-- whitish. Palpi white, basal | of second 
joint dark grey. Antennal ciliations 4. Thorax whitish-fuscous. 
F'orewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex pointed, teinien 
sinuate, oblique ; whitish-fuscous, irregularly irrorated with 
fuscous, especially towards dorsum anteriorly and on veins poste- 
riorly ; costa finely whitish from base to |, edge blackish towards 
base ; stigmata small, dark fuscous, plical obliquely beyond first 
discal ; an indistinct streak of dark fuscous snff'usion from second 
discal stigma to 4 of dorsum ; some scattered dark fuscous scales 



XTLORYCTID.E. Ot 

indicating an angulated scries of minute dots from beneath | of 
costa to above tornns ; a marginal series of cloudy dark fuscous 
dots round apical part ot costa and termen : cilia fuscous-whitish 
with two faint fuscous shades, on costa more infuscated. Hind- 
wings and cilia whitish. 

S.India, Shevaroys, 4500 feet, in December {Fletcher)] one 
specimen. 

Odites analogica, n. sp. 

2 . 12 mm. Head and thorax brownish-oclireous. Palpi 
whitish, second joint fuscous except apex. Abdomen pale greyisli- 
ochreous. Forewings elongate, posteriorly slightly dilated, costa 
gently aixhcd, apex obtuse, fprmen slightly rounded, oblique ; 
brownish-ochreous ; stigmata blackish, jilical midwaj' between 
hrst and second discal ; an acutely angulated series of indistinct 
small linear blackish dots from 4 of costa to |- of dorsum ; an 
almost marginal series of blackish dots round posterior part of 
costa and termen : cilia brownish-ochreous, paler towards tips. 
Hindwings and cilia pale grey. 

Comoro Is., Anjouan, in July (Leujli) ; one specimen. Much 
like hermatica, but smaller, and distinguished by the grey hindwings. 

Odites thesmia, n. sp. 

5. 17 mm. Head and thorax grej'-whitish. Palpi whitish, 
second joint grey except apex. Abdomen whitish. Torewiiigs 
elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen obliquely 
rounded ; grey-wliitish irrorated with grey ; stigmata black, plical 
obliquely beyond iir.^t discal ; an angulated series of small blackish 
dots from beneath | of costa to above tornus ; an almost marginal 
series of blackish dots along termen : cilia grey-whitish. Hind- 
wings and cilia whitish. 

Madagascar, Antananarivo ; one specimen. 

Odites consecrata, n. sp. 

cJ . 15 mm. Head and thorax ochreous-wliitish. Antenna! 
ciliations 1. Abdomen Avhitish. Porewings elongate, ratlier 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely 
rounded ; glossy whit ish-grey-ochreous, costa sufl'used with whitish 
from base to | : cilia whitish. Hindwings ochreous-whitish y 
cilia whitish. 

Madagascar, Antananarivo; one specimen. 

Odites diopta, n. sp. 

$. 12 mm. Head and thorax pale ochreous. Palpi ochreo^us- 
whitish, second joint fuscous except apex. Abdomen whitish- 
ochreous. Forewings elongate, costa geiitly arched, apex obtuse- 
])ointed, termen faintly sinuate, obli(|ue ; pale yellow-ochreous ; 
discal stigmata large, black ; an almost marginal series of small 



58 EXuTlC MICllOLEriDOPTERA. 

blackish dots round posterior part of cost-a and teruien : cilia pale 
ochreoiis-yellowisb. Hindwiugs and cilia ochreous-whilisli. 

Fri;xcii Congo, Fort Cranipel ; one specimen. (Generally similar 
to the Indian Swiahoei, but certainly dislinct by quite dillereut 
form of forewings. 

\j' Falculina antitypa, n. sp. 

cJ 24-30 mm., 5 36 mm. Kead yellow-ochrcous, face paler. 
Palpi yellowish, posteriorly tinged with orange, terminal joint 
whitish. Antennal ciliations of c? nearly i. Thorax yellow- 
ochreous, more or less spotted with blackish-grey except anteriorly. 
Abdomen ochreous-yellowish or whitish-ochreous. Forewings 
elongate, costa moderately arched, apex pi'ominent, pointed, termen 
concave, rather obli(]ue ; 7 and 8 separate; brownish-ochreous, 
bt'coraing yellow-ochreous towards costa anteriorly ; costa slenderly 
ferruginous-orange; basal hsilf of wing except towards costa, and 
most of cell more or less spotted irregularly with blackish-grey, 
auiongst which is a small round spot in disc at 1 surrounded with 
a circular ring of groundcolour ;- a line of indistinct blackish-grey 
dots from beneath middle of costa to near termen beneath apex, 
thence abruptly angulated and sinuate inwards to dorsum before 
tornus ; a terminal series of blackish dots : cilia brownish-ochreous. 
Hindwings ochreous-yellow ; cilia light yellowish. 

French Guiana, li. Maroni ; live specimens. I had supposed 
this to be ochricost'ila Zell., but am indebted to Mr. A. Busck for 
examples of the true ochricostata from Panama, distinguishable 
from aatitijpa by the smaller size, partial rosy tinge of forewings, 
and especially by having 7 and 8 of forewings stalked, as Zeller 
correctly states. The two species are extremely closely allied, and 
it is clear that the stalking of 7 and 8 must in this case be regarded 
as specific only, and not a generic character. 

Stenoma reticens, n. sp. 

6 $ . 13-1() mm. Head, palpi, and thorax pale greyish- 
oehreous, palpi in S stout, thickened with dense scales. Antennal 
ciliations of S ^- Abdomen in ^ grey, anal tuft whitish-ochreous, 
in 2 whitish-ochreous-grey. Forewings elongate, costa anteriorly 
moderately, posteriorly slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen slightly 
rounded, somewhat oblique; 2 and 3 stalked, 7 to apex: light 
glossy greyish-ochreous, greyer in § ; stigmata dark fuscous, plical 
and first discal minute, indistinct, j)lical rather obliquely beyond 
first discal, second discal moderate : cilia whitish-grey. Hindwings 
in 6 pale grey, in $ whitish-grey; cilia grey-whitish. 

Bengal, Pusa: Bombay, Sura^, in May and October (^Fldclur) ; 
Natal, Nkwaleni, in January [Janst) ; four specimens. 

Stenoma emplianes, n. sp. 
$ . 20 mm. Head and palpi ])ale ochreous-yellowish. Thorax 
light fuscous. Abdomen light greyish. Forewings elongate, 



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rather narrow, costa gentlj' arclied, apex roiindod-obtiise, tcrnieii 
sliglitly rounded, nearly vertical ; 2 and 3 stalked ; wliitish- 
ocbreoiis : cilia concolorous. llindwings rather light grey ; cilia 
wliitish-ochreoiis, with taint tuscous subbasal shade. 
BcKMA, Rangoon; one specimen. 

Agriophara halarcta, u. sp. 

(5. 26 mm. Head, i)aliii, and thorax dark brown, tinged with 
purple and s])rinkled with pale ochreous. Antennal ciliations 2. 
i^bcloinen whitish-grey, anal tuft ochreous-whilieh. Porewings 
elongate, costa moderately arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen 
rounded, little oblicjue; brown, irrorated with pale ochreous and 
dark brown ; an irregular basal patch of purple suffusion except 
towards costa ; some purple suffusion in middle of disc, followed 
by a very undefined blotch of liglit ochreous suffusion, beyond 
which is an angulated fascia of ])urple suHusiou running very near 
posterior part of costa and termen to before tornus : cilia brown 
mixed with paler. Hindwings and cilia whitish-fuscous. 

Madagascar, Antananarivo ; one specimen. 



NEOSPASTIS, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales, sidetufts spreading; ocelli small, 
inferior; tongue developed. Antennae |, in J strongly ciliated, 
basal joint moderately stout, without pecten. Labial i)alpi long, 
n curved, second joint reaching base of antennae, thickened with 
a]>pressed scales, terminal joint shorter than second, moderate, 
acute. Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, ajipressed to tongue. 
Anterior tibite short, tarsi as long as tibiae, stout, scaled ; posterior 
tibiie clothed with rough hairscales above. Furewings with 1 h 
furcate, 2 from angle, 2-5 a})proximated, 7 to apex or termen 
(indelinite), 11 from middle. Hindwings over 1, ovate, cilia \ ; 
6-b sejjarate, approximated, and 7 connate or stalked, 8 some- 
what sinuate, upper margin of cell curved upwards and approxi- 
mated or appressed to 8 near before angle. 

Type encri/phias Meyr. ; includes also ichnaea Meyr., and the 
following species. 

Neospastis calpidias, n. sp. 

1^. 23 mm. Head whitish-grey, face white. Palpi white, 
second joint infuscated. Antennal ciliations 2|. Thorax pale 
grey. Abdomen grey-whitish, anal tuft ochreous-whitish. Fore- 
wings eloMgate-oblong, costa anteriorly moderately, posteriorly 
slightly arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, little 
obliq\ie ; white, dorsal | suffused with pale fuscous; costal edge 
dark grey at base ; plical and second discal stigmata dark fuscous ; 
two oblique transverse series of little-defined dots or groups of 
fuscous scales, first from ^ of costa traversing plical stigma to apex 
of an irregular-trapezoidal dark iuscous blotch in middle of dorsum, 
second very obli(]ue and strongly curved round in disc to apex of a 



CO EXOTIC MICROLEriDOrXERA. 

triangular similar blotch on tonius ; a curved series of rather 
more dctiued fuscous dots from i^ of costa to toriial blotch ; a 
terminal scries of black dots: cilia white, becoming whitish- 
i'uscous round lower part of termen and tornus. Hindwings 
whitish-grej' ; cilia whitish. 

S. India, Nilgiris (Pykara), 7000 feet, in March (Andreires) ; 
one specimen. At first sight very similar to ejic-i/phias, but the 
dorsal blotches are quite difTereutly placed and more distinct. 



SYNCH ALARA, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales, sidetufts spreading; ocelli small, 
inferior; tongue developed. Antennae |, in J strongly ciliated, 
basal joint moderate, stout, without pecten. Labial palpi long, 
recurved, second joint reaching base of antenna), thickened with 
appressed scales, terminal joint shorter than second, moderate, 
acute. Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, appressed to tongue. 
x\nterior tibia3 short, tarsi as long as til)ia3, stout, scaled ; posterior 
tibiae clothed with rough haii'scales above. Forewings above wath 
1 b furcate, 2 from angle, 2-5 approximated at base, 7 to apex or 
termen (indefinite), 11 from middle. Hindwings over 1, ovate, 
cilia i- ; 3 and 4 connate or stalked, 5 approximated, 6 and 7 
connate or stalked, 8 somewhat sinuate, upper margin of cell 
curved upwards and approximated or appressed to 8 near before 
angle. 

Type rhomhola Meyr. ; includes also hijrsina, minax, and arjojiJaca. 



PTILOGENES, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales, sidetufts spreading; ocelli small, 
inferior ; tongue developed. Antennae |, in J moderately or 
strongly ciliated, basal joint short or moderate, stout, without 
pecten. Labial palpi long, recurved, second joint thickened with 
dense appressed scales, terminal joint shorter than second, moderate 
or stout, pointed. Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, appressed 
to tongue. Thorax sometimes with posterior crest. Anterior 
tibiaj very short, tarsi about as long, stout, scaled ; middle and 
posterior tibias clothed with dense rough hairscales above. Fore- 
wings with tufts of scales in disc; 1 b furcate, 2 from angle, 2-5 
ap])roximated, 7 to termen or apex (indefinite), 11 from middle. 
Hindwings over 1, ovate, cilia 5-^; 3 and 4 connate or stalked, 
5 approximated, 6 and 7 connate or stalked, 8 straight or some- 
what sinuate, gradually diverging. 

Type acronilis Busck. I include here all the South American 
species Avhich I have hitherto I'eferred to Agrioj^hara ; th.e genus 
diifers from Agriopliara in the longer palpi, with second joint 
reaching base of antennae, and different structure of vein 8 and 
upper margin of cell in hindwings, and the scale-tufts of forewings 
are more developed. This genus is ajiparcntly ancestral to 
Agriophara. 



HICT.IODINID.B. Gl 

riELIODINID.E. 

Isorrhoa sidiota, n. sp. 

(J". 13 mm. Heaf], itnlpi, and tliorax pale oclireous-ycllow. 
Abdomen whitish-ochreous. Forewings lanceolate; pale ochrcou-*- 
yellow ; a small fuscous spot on base of cost a ; a moderate direct 
fuscous fascia at |, narrowed on costa and dilated on dorsum poste- 
riorly ; a fuscous terminal fascia, moderate on costa and attenuated 
to tornus : cilia greyish-oclireous. Hindwings light grey; cilia 
grevish-ochroous. 

jNT.W. India, Abbottabad, in June (Fletcher); one specimen. 

Statlimopoda osteitis, n. sp. 

c? 2 . 10 mm. Head and thorax dark purple-grey. Palpi 
■whitish. Abdomen dark grey. Forewings narrow-lanceolate, 
long-pointed ; dark ]mrple-grey ; two moderately broad ochreous- 
Avhitisli or whitish-ochreous rather irregular transverse fascia3, first 
at |, narrowed on costa, second at | : cilia dark purple-grey. 
ILindwings and cilia dark grey. 

Uganda, Kampala, bred in October from larvre feeding on the 
Coccid Tachardia decorella (C. C. Goicdci/); four specimens. Type 
in Hritisli ^luseum. 

Statlimopoda adiilatrix, u. sp. 

(^5-12 ^^i^- Head shining iridescent-whitish, crown fuscous. 
Palpi whitish. Thorax yellow, shoulders with a small dark fuscous 
spot. Abdomen ochreous-whitish. Forewings narrow, widest near 
base, thence narrowed to acute apex ; rather light brownish or 
fuscous ; a clear yellow patch occupying basal | of wing, its outer 
edge hardly oblique, including a dark fuscous dot on base of costa 
and a small quadrate glossy dark grey spot on costa near base : cilia 
greyish-ochreous or pale brownish. Hindwiugs grey ; cilia palo 
brownish, 

XuMAox, Almora, GOOO feet, bred in September from twigs of 
J'lmis loiiijifiilla {Bceaun); three specimens. Extremely liko iheoris, 
but distinguished by fuscous crown of head (in iluoris yellow), and 
the foodplant and habits appear to be entirely different (larva of 
theoris in heads of IleJiauthus). 

Statlimopoda nobilitata, n. sp. 

5 . 15 mm. Head deep yellow, face shining whitish-ochreous. 
Pal])i yellow-whitish. Thorax deep yellow, with dark iron-grey 
posterior spot. Abdomen yellowish sufl'used with fuscous excej)t 
apex. Posterior legs yellow, tibiue with whorls of long spines on 
origin of spurs. Forewings very narrow, widest near base, thence 
narrowed to acute apex ; rather dark glossj' lilac-fuscous; extreme 
base deep yellow except a dot on base of costa ; a quadrate deep 
yellow blotch from dorsum at about \ of wing, almost reaching 



G2 EXoTio Mic;torj;pii)oprKHA. 

oosta ; a broad deep yellow fascia beyond middle, broadest on costa, 
posterior edge imvardly oblique from costa ; apex suffused with 
deep yeUow : cilia liglit grey, rouud apex yellow. Hindwings 
grey ; cilia light grey, towards toriius tinged with pale yellowish. 
Bengal, Pusa, in Decenil^er (Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Stathmopoda hemitorna Meyr. 

Kanaka, Dharwar (Maxwell); S. India, Coimbatore, bred from 
refuse collected in fork of tamarind (Tamarindus indica) (Fletcher) ; 
probably therefore the larva feeds in the pods. 

Stathmopoda sycastis, n. sp. 

5 . 13 mm. Head wliitish-ochreous, face whitish, back of crown 
dark fuscous. Palpi whitish. Thorax light ochreous-yellowish, 
with small posterior fuscous spot. Abdomen pale greyish-ochreous. 
Posterior legs ochreous-whitish, tibi^e with whorls of long spines on 
origin of spurs, basal joint of tarsi Avith somewhat shorter apical 
whorl. Forewings very narrow, widest near base, thence narrowed 
to acute apex ; ochreous-fuscous with faint violet tinge ; markings 
suffused, light ochreous-yellowish; a small ba^al spot; a broad 
rather oblique fascia towards base, near costa almost confluent with 
basal spot ; a broad fascia beyond middle, dilated towards costa, 
anterior edge outwards-oblique and posterior inwards-oblique from 
costa ; an apical patch, almost connected with preceding on costa : 
cilia whitish-ochreous, tinged with grey towards tornus. Hind- 
wings light grej' ; cilia pale greyish-ochreous. 

N.W. India, Tarnab, Peshawar district, bred in July from larva 
feeding in figs of Ficus car lea (Fletcher). 

Xestocasis erymnota, n. sp. 

J 2 . 15 mm. Head and thorax dark purple-fuscous with 
indigo-blue reflections. Palpi purplish-fuscous. Antennje grey, 
apical half white except towards apex. Abdomen dark fuscous, 
basal segment with a marginal white mark, sides marked with 
bluish-silvery, ventral surface ochreous- white on median third. 
Forewings very narrow, costa slightly sinuate, ]iosteriorly gently 
arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; 
dark purplish-bronzy-fuscous ; markings grey with pale metallic- 
greenish-blue reflections ; a narrow basal fascia, edge rather 
oblique ; an irregular narrow inwards-oblique fascia at |, a second 
iu middle dilated downwards, and one at | furcate on lower half; 
an undefined apical patch : cilia fuscous, round apex suffused with 
whitish towards tips. Hindwings dark fuscous ; cilia fuscous. 

Philippine Is., Mindoro, Baco K., in October (Mounsey) ; two 
specimens. 

Xestocasis tetraconcha, n. sp. 
$ ': 10 mm. Head and thorax shining dark bronze, face lighter. 
Palpi bronzy. Abdomen grey. Forewings narrow-lanceolate ; 



nKi.TODixiD.T;. 63 

deep bronze ; four rather narrow shining violet-silvery transverse 
fasciae, near base, at ^, |^, and A. first three direct, fourth ratlier 
inwards-oblique from costa : cilia fuscous, with a white spot on 
costal extremity of fourth fascia. Hiudwings dark fuscous ; cilia 
fuscous. 

Ceylon, ^NFaskeliya, in May (Pole); one specimen. 



CAPANICA, n. g. 

Head smooth, rounded ; ocelli posterior ; tongue developed. 
Antenna} nearly 1, in J slender, serrulate, shortly ciliated, basal 
joint elongate, somewhat swollen towards apex, without pecten. 
Labial palpi very long, very slender, smooth, recurved, terminal 
joint as long as second or longer, acute. Maxillary palpi 
obsolete. Posterior tibife smooth, with tufts of long bristles on 
origin of spurs, tarsi with very short bristles at apex of joints. 
Porewings with 1 b narrow-fui'cate, 2 from towards angle, 6 some- 
times out of 8, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to costa, 11 from middle. Hind- 
wings 4, nariow-lanceolate, cilia 3 ; 2 and 3 parallel, 4 absent, 
5 somewhat approximated, G and 7 stalked. 
j^ Type (istrophaues. Allied to Xcstocasis. 

V Capanica astrophanes, n. sp. 

(S ?. 9-11 mm. Head and thorax dark bronzy-fuscous. 
Palpi bronzy-whitish, terminal joint as long as second. Abdomen 
dark fuscous, beneath with oehreous-white segmental blotches. 
Porewings very narrow, short-pointed, costa faintly sinuate ; 6 out 
of 8 ; very deep bronze ; about eiglit silvery-blue-metallic dots, 
viz. one in disc at ^, one in disc at |, one towards dorsum beneatli 
this, one towards costa in middle, one near dorsum beyond tliis, 
one in disc at |, one on tornus, and one in dis.c at ^ ; white spots 
on costa before middle and at |, latter inwards-oblique: cilia dark 
violet-grey, on termen whitish towards tips. Hindwinji,8 dark 
fuscous ; cilia dark grey. 

PiRinsH GuTANA, Bartica and Mallali, in February and March 
(ParisJi); three specimens. 

i/ Capanica lamprolitha, n. sp. 

cJ. 10 mm. Head shining indigo-blue-grey. Palpi silvcry- 
grey-whitish, terminal joint longer than second. Thorax dark 
])urple-fuscous. Abdomen dark fuscous, beneath with whitish 
segmental blotches. Eorewings lanceolate; 6 separate; dark 
fuscous, with faint purple tinge ; a small pale blue-metallic dot 
near dorsum towards base ; an irregular transverse pale greenisli- 
metallic spot at |, nearly reaching costa and dorsum ; a small pale 
blue-metallic dot in disc at f, a spot on fold beyond this, a small 
dot in disc at |, and a spot on tornus ; a small white spot on costa 
beyond middle, and a larger inwardly oblique one at | : cilia dark 



C4 15X0X10 MICKDLEI'IDOPTIORA. 

fuscous (iraperfcot). Hindwings dark fuscous, lighter anteriorly ; 
cilia fuscous (imperfect). 

13uiTisu Guiana, Bartica, in February (Parish)', one specimen. 

Eretmocera typhonica, n. sp. 

d" . 12 mm. Ilead and thorax blue-blackish, sternum light 
ochreous-yellowish. Abdomen crimson, last two segments jjurple- 
blackisli except on sides. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa faintly 
sinuate, apex pointed, termen extremely obIii]uely rounded ; deep 
l)urple, with blue-green reflections : cilia dark grey, towards base 
greenish-purple. Hindwings dark bronzy-fuscous, lighter ante- 
riorly ; cilia dark grey, on dorsum and lower half of termen 
crimson. 

IvoKY Coast, Dimbroko ; one specimen. 

CYCLOPLASIS Clem. 

Head smooth, glossy, rounded ; ocelli posterior ; tongue short. 
Antennae |, in cJ simple, basal joint moderate, without pecten. 
Labial palpi short, filiform, drooping, terminal joint very short, 
pointed. Maxillary palpi obsolete. Posterior tibiae and tarsi with 
numerous very long fine irregularly placed projecting spines. 
ForewiiJgs with ueuration much reduced, 1 b very weak, lower 
margin of cell (median) forming a strong central vein from near 
base of costa to just above a])ex, wii;h two weak branches below 
and one above, radius slender, simple, free, /. e. (apparently) 2 and (3 
weak, 3-5 absent, 7 absent, 8 to costa, 9 out of 8, cell open between 
9 and II. Hiudwing 4, linear, hase swollen, cilia U; cell open 
between 2 and 7, 3-0 absent. 

The above description is from a denuded example of habrarcha ; 
it is certainly congeneric with Clemens' type ; the branches of the 
median vein are so faint and little developed that specific or indi- 
vidual variation in them need not be regarded as of any importance. 

V Cycloplasis habrarcha, n. sp. 

(S . 5 mm. Head silvery-metallic, at back with a raised frill of 
flat scales. Thorax and abdomen dark purpli.sh-grey, shoulders 
silvery. Forewings narrow-lanceolate ; dark purplish-grey, he- 
coming shining purple posteriorly; a slender transverse rather 
incurved silvery-whitish streak at ^ : cilia grey. Hindwings and 
cilia grej'. 

Ecuador, Huigra, 4500 feet, in June (PtirisJt) ; two specimens. 

M Cycloplasis gnathodes, n. sp. 

(5 ? . 4 mm. Head silvery-leaden. Thorax and abdomen dark 
grey. Forewings narrow-lanceolate ; blackishgrey, bronzy-tinged 
along fold ; base silvery ; a slender transverse silvery fascia at ;| ; 
a broad white transverse fascia occupying wing from middle to |, ■ 



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posteriori}' indented in middle by a long slender acute projection of 
groundcolour : cilia grey. Hindwiiigs dark grey ; cilia grey, 
Ecuador, Huigra, 4500 feet, in June (Parish); two specimens. 

^ GNAMPTONOMA, n. g. 

Head smooth, rounded ; ocelli posterior ; tongue developed. 
Antennae i, in c? simple, basal joint moderately elongate, without 
pecten. Labial palpi long, recurved, slender, smooth, terminal 
joint somewhat shorter than second, acute. Maxillary ])alpi obso- 
lete. Posterior tibia) clothed with hairs above, tarsi with raode- 
ratel}' long projecting bristles at apex of first two joints. Forewings 
with 2 from angle, '3 and 4 absent, 6 and 8 stalked, 7 absent, 
11 from beyond middle. Hindwings |, narrow-lanceolate, a])ex 
very finely long-produced, cilia 5 ; 3 and 4 absent, 6 apparently 
absent (possibly long-stalked with 7). 

/ G-namptonoma leptura, n. sp. 

(^ . 8 mm. Head bronzy. Palpi dark fuscous. Thorax and 
abdomen dark bronzy-fuscous. Forewings very narrow, apex finely 
caudate, acute ; dark bronzy fuscous ; a whitish-ochreous dorsal 
streak from base occupying nearly half of wing, attenuated poste- 
riorly and continued nearly to apex : cilia light fuscous, round apex 
sprinkled with blackish s])ecks. Hindwings dark fuscous, cell jiale 
and glandular ; a very fine expansible crimson hairpencil lying 
along costa from base to middle, becoming fuscous-whitish towards 
apex : cilia fuscous. Forewings beneath with a long hairpencil 
from base of costa lying beneath costa. 

EcuABOR, Huigra, 4500 feet, in June (Parish) ; one specimen. 

/ Heliodines isoleura, n. sp. 

(S . 8 mm. Head and thorax glossy dark leaden. Palpi 
whitish. Antenna) loaden-grey, extreme apex whitish. Abdomen 
dark violet-grey, beneath ochreous-whitish. Posterior tibiae without 
orange bands, spines longer than in choneuta. Forewings very 
narrow, costa faintly sinuate, apex pointed, termen extremely 
obliquely rounded; uniform glossj' dark leaden : cilia concolorons. 
Hindwings dark grey, paler in disc and towards base ; cilia grey. 

Ecuador, Duran, in June (Parish); one specimen. 

V Heliodines demarcha, n, sp. 

J 2 . 9-10 ram. Head and thorax glossy dark bronzy-leaden. 
Palpi whitish, terminal joint dark fuscous. Abdomen dark grey, 
beneath lighter. Sternum and posterior tibia; more or less marked 
with dull orange. Fore wings very narrow, costa faintly sinuate, 
apex pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; dull bronzy- 
orange, more or less suft'usedly irrorated with dark grey ; markings 
leaden-metallic ; some slight basal marking ; three spots on costa 
from 1 to middle, and two on dorsum alternating with these and 

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66 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTBEA. 

sometimes almost confluent with the costal spots preceding them ; 
streaks along hoth margins from rather beyond tliese to apex, con- 
fluent posteriorly : cilia glossy grey. Hindwings dark grey, lighter 
anteriorly ; cilia grey. 

Peru, Lima (500 feet), Chosica (2800 feet), and Matucaua 
(7780 feet), in July and August (Parish) ; five specimens. 



/ EPERMENIAD^. 

y ACANTHEDRA, n. g. 

Head rounded, with appressed scales ; ocelli posterior ; tongue 
developed. Antennne |, in cT pubescent-ciliated, basal joint mode- 
rate, without pecten. Labial palpi moderately long, curved, 
ascending, second joint thickened with loose scales, rough towards 
apex beneath, terminal joint much shorter than second, thickened 
with scales roughly projecting beyond apex, appearing obtuse. 
Maxillary palpi short, filiform, porrected. Posterior tibise with 
numerous scattered spiny bristles, basal joint of tarsi with some 
similar shorter bristles. Forewings with 1 b short-furcate, 2 from 
near angle, 3 and 4 approximated at base, 7 absent, 8 to costa, 
11 from before middle. Hindwings |, narrow-lanceolate, cilia 2| ; 
veins all separate, 5-7 somewhat approximated towards base. 



Acanthedra stolidota, n. sp. 

c? . 22 mm. Head whitish-ochreous, face and sides of crown 
partially suffused with fuscous. Palpi oohreous-whitish sufFusedly 
irrorated with dark fuscous. Antennae dark grey. Thorax 
whitish-ochreous partially tinged with brownish, shoulders with a 
blotch of dark fuscous suffusion. Abdomen whitish-ochreous. 
Forewings narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; whitish-ochreous, between 
the veins more ochreous and irrorated with light grey and a few 
blackish scales ; stigmata small, bhxck, plical elongate, very obliquely 
beyond first discal : cilia whitish-ochreous, marked at base with 
small groups of fuscous and blackish scales, beneath apex with a 
patch of dark fuscous suffusion. Hindwings light grey; cilia 
whitish-ochreous tinged with grey. 

CoLOKADO, at 5000 feet, in August; one specimen, 

Epermenia macescens, n. sp. 

(S . 10 mm. Head, palpi, thorax, and abdomen pale greyish. 
Forewings very narrow, long-pointed, acute ; 7 and 8 stalked ; pale 
brownish-grey, irregularly irrorated with dark grey ; discal stig- 
mata small, black, widely remote, some longitudinal ochreous- 
brownish suffusion between these : cilia pale greyish, round apex 
irrorated with blackish, with a rather broad projection of black- 
sprinkled scales before middle of dorsum, and some black specks in 



EPBRMENIAD^. 67 

three or four undefined groups from this to beyond tornus. Hind- 
wings light grey ; cilia pale grey, 

S. India, Shevaroys, in May {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Epevmenia dracontias, n. sp. 

$ . 14 mm. Head pale grey. Palpi and thorax pale grey 
sprinkled with black. Abdomen pale grey. Fore wings nari'ow- 
laiiceolate ; 7 and 8 stalked; grey, somewhat sprinkled with 
blackish ; a black streak along basal fourth of dorsum ; several 
small spots of black irroration along costa ; three small black spots 
circled with white placed in a longitudinal row in disc from |- to | ; 
a thick blackish longitudinal streak extending between and beyond 
these to near apex, between first two extended as a fascia to costa 
and dorsum, this followed on dorsum by a semioval white spot 
containing two black dots ; strong dorsal projections of grey scales 
tipped with black before middle, at |, and before tornus : cilia light 
grey (imperfect). Hindwings and cilia light grey. 

S. India, Ootacamund, 7500 feet, in December {Fletcher); one 
specimen, 

Epermenia ellocliistis, n. sp. 

6 • 13 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax light grey-brownish, 
sprinkled with dark fuscous and blackish. Abdomen grey, anal 
tuft grey- whitish. Forewings narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; 7 and 
8 stalked ; pale brownish, sprinkled wdth dark grey ; an oblique 
brown spot irrorated with blackish from dorsum before middle ; an 
elongate blotch of blackish irroration extending along costa from 
before middle to | ; some ochreous-brown longitudinal suffusion 
between posterior portion of this and dorsum ; second discal stigma 
rather large, black, pale-circled ; some brown suff'usiou towards 
middle of termen ; a patch of blackish irroration towards apex, and 
a blackish dot at apex ; a strong triangular projection of blackish- 
tipped scales at \ of dorsum, three smaller projections between this 
and tornus, and some scales at tornus : cilia pale brownish becoming- 
grey towards tornus, round apex strongly irrorated with black, 
tending to form lines. Hindwings grey, paler anteriorly ; cilia 
light grey. 

Assam, Khasis, in October ; one specimen. 

Epermenia leucomantis, n. sp. 

S . 8 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax whitish. Forewings elon- 
gate-lanceolate ; 7 and 8 stalked ; grey-whitish irrorated with 
blackish ; suffused elongate white spots on costa at | and middle, 
and smaller spots on dorsum at \ and beyond middle ; costa suffused 
with blackish towards base, and a spot of blackish suffusion between 
the white spots ; apical f of wing grey irrorated with black, with 
some scattered whitish scales : cilia dark fuscous. Hindwings 
dark fuscous ; a wliite spot on costa at | : cilia dark fuscous. 
Hindwings beneath dark fuscous, with a broad white fascia beyond 
middle, extended as a streak along dorsum towards base. 

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68 EXOTIC MIPBOLEPIBOPTERA. 

Assam, Khasis, in August ; ono specimen. The dorsal cilia of 
fore\vin;»8 are rubbed and the scale-projections (probably slight) not 
determinable, but the species is very distinct ; its nearest ally is 
clielyodes. 

Epermenia ergastica, n. sp. 

5 . 10 mm. Head and thorax light grey. Palpi grey sprinkled 
with blackish. Abdomen grey. Spines of posterior tibise and tar?.i 
long. Forowings very narrow, widest near base, thence narrowed 
to acute apex ; 7 and 8 separate ; pale grey irrorated with dark 
fuscous ; discal stigmata blackish, remote, second beyond | ; a dark 
fuscous apical dot, edged anteriorly by a cloudy pale mark preceded 
by some dark fuscous suffusion : cilia pale grey, round apex irro- 
rated with dark fuscous, along dorsum from ^ to tornus with four 
irregular groups of blackish-tipjjed scales. Hindwings grey, paler 
anteriorly ; cilia light grey. 

New Guinea, Tenimber Is., in July ; one specimen. 

Epermenia xeranta, n. sp, 

5 . 10 mm. Head and thorax pale ochreous-grey. Palpi pale 
greyish-ochreous irrorated with dark grey, apex pale-sprinkled. 
Abdomen pale greyish sprinkled Avitli dark fuscous. Forewings 
narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; 7 and 8 separate ; pale greyish, 
irregularly sprinkled with dark fuscous and blackish, forming fine 
strignloe along costa ; discal stigmata small, black, rather approxi- 
mated, second hardly beyond middle; a blotch of dark grey 
suffusion on costa at | ; a blackish apical dot, edged anteriorly by 
a slight indistinct whitish mark : cilia pale greyish, round ajiex 
with two lines of blackish irroration, with a broad triangular 
projection of blackish-tipped scales from dorsum before middle, a 
smaller triangular projection before tornus, and some irregular 
scales before and beyond this. Hindwings grey, paler towards 
base ; cilia light grey. 

QtJEKNSLAND, Caims, in November (Dodd); two specimens. 

Epermenia ozodes, n. sp. 

S . 12 mm. Head light ochreous-yellowish, crown centrally 
suffused with grey. Palpi short, dark fuscous, apex of joints pale 
j'ellowish. Thorax dark fuscous. Abdomen dark fuscous, on seg- 
ment 2 with a whitish callosity. Spines of posterior tarsi short. 
Forewings elongate, narrow, costa slightly arched, apex pointed, 
termen hardly sinuate, very obli(]ue ; 7 and 8 separate ; fuscous, 
suffusedly irrorated with dark fuscous, without defined markings ; 
thrtic dorsal projections of dark fuscous scales : cilia fuscous 
irrorated with dark fuscous, forming indistinct linos. Hindwings 
dark grey ; a brush of scales lying beneath costa before middle ; 
cilia grey, 

CnYLoN, Maskeliya, in Juno (Pole); one specimen. 



BPBRMENIAD^. 60 

Epermeuia anacantha, ii. sp. 

c? . 12 mm. Head whitish-ochreous. Palpi whitish-ochreous 
irrorated with dark fuscous. Thorax dark fuscous. Abdomen 
whil.ish-ochreous tinged with grey. Posterior tibia) and tarsi with- 
out spines. Eorewiugs narrowly elongate-lanceolate; 7 and 8 
separate; light fuscous or greyish-ochreous, base suffused with tine 
dark fuscous irroration, margins with faint coarse strigulation of 
dark fuscous specks; cilia liglit greyish, sprinkled with blackish 
specks, with moderate projection of blacki>.h-lipped scales from 
dorsum slightly belore middle. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

Cei'Lo.v, Maskeliya, in February (Pole); one specimen. The 
absence of tibial and tarsal spines is exceptional, all the other 
species of the genus having them more or less developed, but the 
definition of the genus is not impaired by the inclusion of this 
species, which otherwise accords well. 

Epimarptis septicodes, n. sp. 

2 . 1-1 mm. Head violet-bronzy-grey. Palpi whitish-ochreous, 
aiiLerior edge of terminal joint dark grey. Thorax greyish-bronze, 
shoulders dark grey. Abdomen grey, segmental margins and anal 
tufc ochreous-whitish. Eorewiugs narrowly elongate-lanceolate, 
widest near base, long-pointed ; 3 absent, 6 separate ; rather deep 
yellow-ochreous ; base of costa suffused with blackisli-grey, and 
some scattered scales along it to middle ; a narrow irregular 
blackish-grey fascia from middle of dorsum towards middle of costa, 
but not reaching it ; a transverse blackish-grey spot from torn us 
not reaching cosla, and another crossing wing midway between 
this and apex, connected with it by a terminal streak: cilia pale 
oclu'eous, at apex with a grey bar, on dorsum with a projection of 
blackish-grey scales before middle, and some scattered scales on 
tornus. Hindwings grey ; cilia light greyish-ochreous. 

Ceylon, Maskeliya, in February and April {Pole) ; two specimens. 
Much like 2}hilocom((, but duller-coloured, and distinct by neuration; 
m philocoma (of which 1 have now received a good bred series from 
Mr. Maxwell, and have also examples from tlie Kliasis) the head, 
thorax, and groundcolour of forewings are yellow. I have recog- 
nised that this genus, whose affinities I was at first unable to 
perceive, is justly referable to the Epermeniad<x. 

Notodryas aeria Meyr. 

I have omitted hitherto to record that I bred an example of 
this species from a larva feeding at the base of the leaves of au 
unknown shrub, gnawing the undersurface beneath a slight web. 



70 EIOTIC MICKOLEPIDOPXHRA. 



METACHAlNDlD^. 



STEREOPTILA, u. g. 

Head with appressod scales ; ocelli posterior ; tongue developed. 
Antenna) f-1, in d" simple, basal joint moderate, witliout pectcn. 
Labial palpi long, recurved, second joint much thickened with dense 
appressed scales, broadest towards ai»ex, terminal joint as long as 
second or longer, stout, acute. Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, 
appressed to tongue. Posterior tibiic rough-scaled above. Fore- 
wings with tufts of scales ; 1 h furcate, 2 nearly from angle, 
3 absent, 7 absent, 11 from middle. Hindwings 1, elongate- 
trapezoidal, cilia nearly 1 ; 3 and 4 connate, 5 slightly approximated, 
6 absent. 

Type ncgatdla \\'alk. ; includes also amphiterma, pendula., 
ictero2>(i, and lucubrata. 

COLEOPHORID.E. 

Coleophora thiophaea, n. sp. 

c? . 11 mm. Head and thorax whitish-ochreous. Palpi ferru- 
ginous-yellowish or yellow-whitish. Antennae stout, ochreous- 
whitish, basal joint shortly rough-scaled anteriorly. Abdomen 
whitish-ochreous. Porewinga elongate-lanceolate ; light ochreous- 
yellow, deeper and ferruginous-tinged posteriorly ; an undetiued 
elongate rather dark fuscous patch extending along termen, sufiused 
anteriorly with yellow-ferruginous : cilia greyish, on costa ochreous- 
ycllow. Hindwings grey, tinged with pale ochreous towards apex; 
cilia pale grey, on costa tinged with ochreous. 

Bombay, Bombay {Fletcher) ; Madras, Diudigul {Maxwell) ; in 
September, two specimens. 

Coleophora crossophanes, n. sp. 

cJ $ . 11-12 mm. Head and thorax metallic silvery-grey. 
Palpi smooth, ochreous-whitish. Antennae simple, whitish. 
Abdomen ochreous-whitish, dorsum tinged with grey. Forewings 
very narrow, long-pointed; shining dark prismatic-grey; a narrow 
suffused light ochreous-yellowish streak along costa from | to apex, 
continued along apical half of termen : cilia light ochreous-yellow, 
beneath tornus greyish. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey, round 
apical area ochreous-whitish. 

Ceylon, Maskeliya, in January, May, and October {Pole^ ; three 
specimens. 

Coleophora crypsiphanes, n. sp. 

J 10 mm., 2 1-1-16 mm. Head and thorax glossy whitish- 
grey or grey -whitish. Palpi and antennae simple, grey-whitish. 
Abdomen whitish-grey. Forewings narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; 



COLBOPHORID^. 7| 

^re} ish-ochieou8, with strong silvery reflection, in 9 irrorated 
with dark grey, especially towards costa and i)osteriorly ; second 
discal stigUia rather large, blackish : cilia ochreous-groy-whitish, 
greyer towards toraus. Hindwings light grey; cilia whitish-grey. 
CErLON, Maskeliya, in January, May, and November (Pole); 
three specimens. 

Coleophora centrota, n. sp. 

d" . 9 mm. Head, palpi, antennae, and thorax whitish-ochreous, 
antennae simple. Forewings laiiceolate ; pale ochreous, slightly 
tinged with grey posteriorly ; second discal stigma rather largo, 
blackish : cilia whitish-ochreous. Hindwings and cilia whitish- 
grey-ochreous. 

Cooiie, Dibidi, ;3500 feet, in November (iVeu'come) ; one specimen. 

Coleophora tarsocoma, n. sp. 

c? . 11 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax ochreous-brownish. 
Antennfe slender, light brownish, suflusedly ringed with dark grey, 
basal joint very long. Posterior tarsi with basal joint clothed with 
long hairs above. ForcAvings narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; brown, 
with a violet gloss: cilia grey, Hindwings and cilia grey. 
Assam, Khasis, in April ; one specimen. 

Coleophora aegra, n. sp. 

cj' . 10-11 mm. Head glossy grey, sides of crown wliitish. 
Palpi smooth, grey. Antennae simple, white, ringed above with 
grey. Thorax and abdomen dark grey. Forewings elongate- 
lanceolate ; dark grey : cilia grey, sprinkled with dark grey towards 
base. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey. 

N.W.India, Abbottabad, in June (FletcJier) ; two specimens. 
(Similar to the European nigricellct, but readily separable by the 
white sides of crown. 

/ Coleophora exarga, n. sp. 

c{ . 9 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax whitish. Antennas whitish, 
basal joint shortly rough-scaled anteriorly. Abdomen whitish-grey. 
Forewings narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; whitish, tinged with pale 
ochreous on veins posteriorly, and suffused with pale ochreous 
towards apex ; a few grey scales towards apex : cilia ochreous- 
whitish, towards tornus greyish- tinged. Hindwings light grey ; 
cilia grey-whitish. 

Colombia, Caldas, 4400 feet, in May {Parish) ; one specimen. 

Coleophora argopleura, n. sp. 

S . 18 mm. Head and thorax white. Palpi white, second joint 
with scales hardly projecting at apex beneath. Antennae white, 
basal joint roughly tufted anteriorly with long scales, stalk clothed 



72 KXOTK! MTCROr.EPrUOPTKHA. 

with long rough scales above towards base. Abdomen ochreous- 
whitisli. Forewings lanceolate; ochreous-ycllow, towards costa 
suffused witli fuscous ; a strong white costal streak from base to 
|, extromo costal edge dark grey towards base ; dorsum suif'used 
with white anteriorly, dorsal edge white to beyond middle ; a fine 
white line along fold from base to middle of wing : cilia pale 
ochreous. llindwings dark grey ; cilia light greyish-ochreous, 

N. W. India, Abbottabad, in June (Fletcher); one specimen. 
Apparently allied to the European (jallq>enHeIk( and very similar, 
yet differing markedly in scaling of palpi and antennae, costal 
streak stronger. 

Coleophora statlierota, n. sp. 

c? 2 ' 18-20 mm. Head whitish-fuscous, sides of crown 
wliitish. Palpi grey, white towards base beneath, scales of second 
joint hardly jiroiectiiig at apex beneath. Antenna; whitish, faintly 
and putfusedly ringed with fuscous, basal joint shortly rough-scaled 
anlcriorly. Tliorax white, patagia more or less infuscated. 
Abdomen whitish-grey. Forewings narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; 
fuscous, suffusedly streaked with dark fuscous between veins ; a 
narrow white costal streak from base to near apex ; veins more or 
less marked with ill-defined in-cgular white lines : cilia pale greyish, 
at apex with a suffused white bar. Hindwings grey ; cilia light 

g'-ey. 

Cetclon, Maskeliya, in January, June, and August (Pole, de 
Mowbray) ; four specimens. 

Coleophora ogmotona, u. sp. 

(5 . 8 mm. Head and palpi fuscous- whitish. Antennas stout 
towards base, grey obscurely ringed with whitish. Thorax fuscous, 
with four wliitish longitudinal lines. Abdomen grey. Forewings 
elongate-lanceolate: fuscous, obscurely darker-sprinkled; veins 
marked by slender whitish lines: cilia light grey. Hindwings 
grey; cilia light grey. 

Ceylon, Puttalam, in June (Pole) ; one specimen. 

/ Coleophora intexta, n. sp. 

S 2 • 10-12 mm. Head grey, sides of crown whitish. Palpi 
grey. Antennae stout towards base, whitish ringed with dark grey, 
sometimes wholly suffused with grey. Thorax and abdomen dark 
grey. Forewings narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; a slender white 
costal streak from base to | or sometimes to apex, extreme costal 
edge sometimes dark grey ; veins moi e or less marked with fine 
whitish lines, varying much in distinctness and development : cilia 
grey. Hindwings rather dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Peru, Lima, in August (Parish) ; thirty-one specimens. A 
variable species. 



OOLBOPHORID^. — TINRIDjfl. 73 

Coleophora cliordoscelis, n. sp. 

c? § . 12 mm. Head and thorax glossy light grey, extreme 
Literal edge of crown whitish. Palpi smooth, light grey, edges 
white. Antennae stout towards base, white suffusedly ringed with 
grey. Abdomen light grey. Posterior tibiae white with a fine 
median longitiidiiial fuscous line. Forewings narrow-lanceolat,e ; 
glossy light groyish-ochreous suffused with light grey ; costal edge 
white from base to about | : cilia pale greyish, on costa whitish. 
Hindwiugs and cilia light grey. 

CooBG, Dibidi, ^500 feet, in November and December (iVeit'comg); 
Madbas, Dindigul, in September {Maccivell) ; four specimens. 

Coleophora apliypuota, n. sp. 

S . 12-14 mm. Head and thorax whitish-fuscous or fuscous- 
whitish. Palpi whitish sprinkled with daik fuscous, second joint 
thickened with scales somewhat projecting at apex beneath. 
Autennte simple, fuscous-whitish. Abdomen whitish-fuscous. 
Eorewings elongate-lanceolate ; whitish-fuscous, somewhat sprinkled 
with dark fuscous ; stigmata dark fuscous, plical very oblii|Ucly 
before first discal, sometimes indistinct: cilia fuscous-whitish. 
Hindwings and cilia grey-wbitish. 

Ceylon, Puttalam, in August (Pole); four specimens. 

Coleophora niphomesta, n. sp. 

$. 11 mm. Head and thorax white. Palpi white, externally 
with a grey line, scales hardly projecting at apex of second joint 
beiieatli. Antennae white rijiged witli pale fuscous, basal joint 
somewhat roughened with scales anteriorly. Abdomen whitish- 
grey. Posterior tibiae \\hite with a fuscous longitudinal line. 
Forewings lanceolate ; whitish-ochreous ; a white streak along 
costa from base to |, one suffused along dorsum from base to |^, 
and one along fold throughout ; two or three suffused white streaks 
on veins towards costa posteriorly, and one from middle of disc 
somewhat downward-sinuate to termen beneath apex : cilia pale 
greyish, with white scales at base. Hindwiugs pale grey ; cilia 
ochreous-whitish-grey. 

N.W. India, Tarnab, Peshawar district, in May (FletcJier) • one 
specimen. 

TINEID^. 

Crypsithyris epachyrota, n. sp. 

J. 8 mm. Head whitish-ochreous. Palpi ochreous-whitish, 
externally suffusedly irrorated with grey except at apex of joints. 
Antennae grey. Thorax whitish-ochreous, patagia irrorated with 
dark fuscous. Abdomen ochreous-whitish. Forewings elongate, 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen very 
obliquely rounded ; -i and 5 stalked ; whitish-ochreous ; a band of 



74 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTBRA. 

dark t'uscoii8 irioration along cost a from base to bejoiid middle, 
and another band from basal portion of this traversing fold to 
below middle of disc, these united by a bar beyond cell, whence a 
broad similar band runs to lower half of terraen ; a subhyaline spot 
in posterior end of cell ; some scantier dark fuscous irroration along 
dorsum from base to Ijeyond middle, and round posterior part of 
costa and termen : cilia whitish-ochreous, at base with some scanty 
dark fuscous irroration. Hindwings with 5 and stalked; 
ochreous-whitish ; cilia ochreous- whitish. 

S. India, Coimbatore, in 8e\^temher (FletcJier) ; one specimen. 

Crypsitliyris zymota, n. sp. 

cJ . 8 mm. Head light greyish-ochreou.s. Palpi fuscous, apex 
ochreous-whitish. Thorax pale ochreous sprinkled with dark 
fuscous. Abdomen whitisli-ochreous. Forewings elongate, rather 
narrow, costa gently arched, ai)ex tolerably pointed, termen very 
obliquely rounded ; 4 and 5 stalked ; pale ochreous ; a band of 
dark fuscous irroration along costa from base to |, and a very 
irregular similar band rising out of this }iear base and traversing 
fold throughout, connected with costal band by an irregular trans- 
verse blotch beyond cell, and continued along termen to apex, 
wliere it forms an irregular blotch ; a roundish hyaline spot in end 
of cell ; some dark fuscous irroration connecting plical baud with 
middle of dorsum : cilia whitish-ochreous, on basal | with three or 
four rows of dark fuscous points. Hindwings with 5 and G separate; 
ochreous-grey-whitish ; cilia pale Avhiti.sh-ochreous. 

Ceylon, Kandy, in July (Green); one specimen. 

Crypsithyris abstrusa, n. sp. 

2 . 18 mm. Head and thorax greyish-ochreous. Palpi fuscous. 
Abdomen light greyish-ochreous. Forewings elongate, rather nar- 
row, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen extremely obliqtiely 
rounded ; 4 and 5 stalked ; glossy light greyish-ochreous ; a spot of 
fuscous suffusion on base of costa, and some fuscous scales in disc 
towards base ; a round subhyaline spot in end of cell, with an 
undefined spot of fuscous irroration beyond it towards costa : cilia 
pale greyish-ochreous. Hindwings with 5 and 6 separate ; grey ; 
cilia whitish-grey. 

Bengal, Pusa, in March (Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Crypsithyris synolca, n. sp. 

(5 . 16 mm. Head whitish-ochreous, face infuscated. Palpi 
dark fuscous, apex whitish. Thorax whitish-ochreous sprinkled 
with dark fuscous. Abdomen light greyish-ochreous. Forewings 
elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, 
termen very obliquely rounded; 4 and 5 short-stalked; whitish- 
ochreous, irregularly irrorated with ochreous-brown scales tipped 
with dark fuscous ; an oval ochreous-whitish scaled impression in 



end of cell, margined i)osterioily and heiicutli by suH'used sjjots of 
the dark scales united to form an angulated fascia extended to 
dorsum but not to costa : cilia whitish, with a postmedian line of 
dark fuscous i)oints and barred within this with ochreous-brown 
black-tipped scales, ilindwings with 5 and 6 separate ; whitish- 
grey ; cilia ochreous-whitish. 

Assam, Khasis, in March; one specimen. 

Crypsithyris auriculata, n. sp. 

cJ . 9 mm. Head and thorax light fuscous. Palpi dark fuscous, 
apex whitish-fuscous. Abdomen pale fuscous. Forewings ehm- 
gato, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, 
terraen extremely obliquely rounded; 4 and 5 separate; light 
greyish-ochreous tinged with fuscous, with scattered short fine in- 
distinct dark fuscous dashes : aji oval subhy aline spot in end of 
cell; a roundish undefined fuscous blotch in disc beyond middle, 
and one similar resting on middle of dorsum ; cilia light greyish- 
ochreous tinged with fuscous, with a basal fuscous shade. Hind- 
wings pointed, 5 and 6 short-stalked ; grey ; cilia light greyish- 
ochreous. 

Bengal, Pusa, in July {Fletcher); one specimen. 

Crjrpsithyris melosema, n. sp. 

$.11 mm. Head whitish-grey. Palpi dark fuscous, apex of 
joints whitish. Thorax grey- whitish sprinkled with dark fuscous. 
Abdomen whitish-grey. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa slightly 
ai'ched, apex pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; 4 and 
5 separate ; grey- whitish, irregularly sprinkled with blackish; a 
blackish mark on base of costa ; a very small oval thinly-scaled 
impression in end of cell, followed by a round spot of blackish 
irroration, and with a somewhat elongate spot lieneath it on fold ; 
a streak of blackish irroration along termen : cilia whitish, with 
anteraedian and postmedian grey shades, former sprinkled with 
dark fuscous. Hindwings pointed, 5 and 6 stalked ; pale grey ; cilia 
grey-whitish. 

Assam, Shillong, 5000 feet, in October {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Crypsithyris eflfusa, n. sp. 

5 . 13 mm. Head light fuscous. Palpi dark fuscous, apex of 
joints whitish-ochreous. Thorax greyish-ochreous irrorated with 
dark fuscous. Abdomen fuscous. Forewings elongate, rather 
narrow, costa gentlj^ arched, apex obtuse, termen very obliquely 
rounded ; 4 and 5 approximated at base ; light fuscous, irregularly 
irrorated with pale greyish-ochreous and dark fuscous; an oval 
light-scaled impression in end of cell (before middle of wing), with 
a round cloudy spot of dark fuscous suffusion beyond it and another 
beneath it : cilia pale grey, basal third within a w^ell-marked dark 
grey shade mixed with pale greyish-ochreous. Hindwings with 5 



76 EXOTIC MICROLBPJDOPTERA. 

and 6 separate ; liglit grey, wiUi brassy reflections ; cilia pale 

grey. 

N. W. India, Tarirab, Peshawar district, iii May {Flelcher); one 
specimen. Much like lujiynota, but broader-winged, and distin- 
guished by the well-marked cilial line of lorewings, and diiferencea 
in neuration. 

Crypsithyris clirysippa, n. sp. 

cJ . 8-9 mm. Head yellow-wliitish. Talpi dark fuscous, apex 
whitish. Antennae grey. Thorax ochreous-yellowish, anteriorly 
suffused with blackish iiroration. Abdunien grey, anal tuft 
whitish. ForeAvings elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, apex 
pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; 4 and 5 separate ; 
orange, irregularly mottled with ochreous-whitish, with a few 
scattered blackish specks ; markings formed by grey suffusion 
irrorated with black ; two triangular blotches on costa reaching 
halt across wing, first extending over basal fourth, second from 
before middle to ^*, costa between these marbled with blackish ; an 
irregular streak along dorsum from | to beyond middle, and another 
along termen to apex ; a roundish subhyaline spot in end of cell : 
cilia yellowish, irregularly sprinkled with blackish. iJ.indwings 
pointed, 5 and 6 approximated towards base ; grey ; cilia light 
grey. 

Ceylon, Maskeliya, in January, March, May, September, and 
October {Pole) ; six specimens. 

Tinea sextaria, n. sp. 

cJ'. 8 mm. Head and thorax dark fuscous, face greyish. Palpi 
dark fuscous, apex white. Antennae dark grey, with a grey- 
whitish band at |. Abdomen dark grey. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa moderately arched, apex acute, produced, 
termen sinuate, extremely oblique ; purple-blackish ; four very 
short fine oblique white strigulae on costa from 4 to ^ ; a small 
white spot on middle of dorsum ; a whitisli-yellow mark running 
round apex, combining with a patch in cilia to form three triangular 
spots separated by fine blackish bars, viz. two above apex and one 
beneath : cilia otherwise dark grey. Hindwings blackish-grey ; 
cilia dark grey. 

CooRG, Dibidi (3500 feet) and Virajpet, in October and December 
{Neivcome, Fletcher) ; two specimens. 

Tinea asyntacta, n. sp. 

$. 15 mm. Head whitish. I'alpi dark grey, apex white. 
Thorax whitish, with a blackish spot on shoulders. Abdomen 
light grey. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, apex 
pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded; whitish, with 
scattered grey stiigulaj ; markings grey mixed with blackish ; an 
oblique blotch from base of costa reaching half across wing ; a 
spot on costa at \, and one on dorsum at ^ ; a large irregular spot 



TINEID^.. 77 

above middle of dorsum, with some scattered ochreoiis scales before 
and Ih'J-oikI il ; a somewhat olJiquo transverse blotch from ccsta 
before middle reaching' half across wing, its angle sleiulerl}' con- 
nected with preceding; a small spot on costa at -| ; a biind of 
irregular marking extending from f of costa to tornus, and spots 
on middle of termen and at apex : cilia grey-whitish, somewhat 
sprinkled with dark fuscous. Kindwings light grey ; cilia pale grey. 
Assam, Shillong, 5000 feet, in October {Fletcher)-^ one specimen. 

Tinea frugivora, n. sp. 

5 2 . 9-12 mm. Head whitish-ochreous or pale brownish- 
ochreons. Palpi dark fuscous, apex whitish-ochreou.s. Antennae 
dark grey. Thorax whitish-ochreous, patagia pur[>lish-fuscous. 
Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, 
apex obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded ; 7 and 8 sometimes 
stalked ; purplish-fuscous irrorated with dark fuscous, sometimes 
tending to form longitudinal series of small dots; a rather broad 
irregular whitish-ochreous dorsal streak from near base to tornus, 
upper margin with a semicircular indentation in middle filled with 
dark fuscous (plical stigma); second discal stigma large, dark fuscous, 
sometimes followed by some ochreous-whitish scales ; a suffused 
whitish-ochreous spot on costa above this, extending more or less com- 
pletely to it; some variable wliitish-ochreons marbling in apical area : 
cilia whitish-ochreous, with strong antemedian and faint post- 
median grey lines, basal third suffusedly spotted with dark fuscous. 
Hindwings with 5 and 6 separate ; ochreous-whitish-grey with 
brassy or bronzy rellections; cilia ochreous-whitish. 

S. India, Coimbatore, one taken in July; and a series bred in 
November and December from fruits of Trichosanthes (containing 
larva) of a Bactrocera (Triipaneidae), which were reared) collected 
at Lashio, 3000 feet, Burma, in August {Fletcher), but probably the 
dried remains of the fruits were attacked later on the journey or at 
Pusa. The species approaches in character of neuration the genus 
Mono/)is, as well as in superficial resemblance to the ferriuiinella 
group, but the forewings have no discal impression, nor are veins 
3 and 4 stalked. 

Tinea isopela, n. sp. 

6 • 8-9 mm. Head fuscous. Palpi fuscous, apex whitish. 
Antenuoe whitish-grej'. Thorax and abdomen whitish-grey- 
ochreous. Forewings elongate, rather narrou', costa gently arched, 
apex obtuse-pointed, termen extremely rounded ; 4 absent, 7 and 
8 stalked ; glossy vvhitish-grey-ochreous, somewhat obscurely grey- 
sprinkled posteriorly; costa suffused with grey on basal half: 
cilia whitish- grey -oclireous, becoming whitish towards tips. 
Hindwings with 4 absent, cell o[)en between 3 and 5 ; pale whitish- 
grey-ochreous; cilia concolorous, 

N.W. India, Tarnab, Peshawar district, in JFay and June 
{Fletcher) ; two specimens. 



78 KXOTIC MIOROLEPIDOPTBKA. 

Tinea tragoptila, n. sp. 

<S . 23-25 mm. Head and palpi orange. Maxillary palpi with 
a scale-projection above at apex of third joint. Antennae pale grey. 
Thorax whitish. Abdomen whitish-ochreous. Forewinga elongate, 
rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen very 
obliquely rounded ; all veins separate ; ochreous-whitish ; costal 
edge pale ochreous, towards base blackish : cilia whitish-ochreous. 
Hindwings pale brassy-grey, with slight purple reflections; cilia 
whitish-ochreous. 

Senegal, Keolack ; three specimens. 

Tinea exhausta, n, sp. 

S . 10 mm. Head, anteimse, thorax, and abdomen pale whitish- 
ochreous, shoulders suffused with grey. Palpi grey, apex whitish. 
Fore wings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse-pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; all veins 
present and separate ; glossy pale whitish-ochreous ; costa suffused 
with grey on basal third: cilia pale whitish-ochreous. Hindwings 
with 4 absent; pale uhitish-grey ; cilia whitish. 

N.W, India, Tarnab, Peshawar district, in May (^Fletcher) ; one 
specimen. 

Tinea pyriata, n. sp, 

S . 8 mm. Head light greyish-ochreous. Palpi grey. Antennae 
grey-whitish. Abdomen light grey, Forewiugs elongate, rather 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtase-pointed, termen very 
obliquely rounded ; 6 and 7 stalked ; pale ochreous, towards costa 
suffused with light grey : cilia pale ochreous. Hindwings with 5 
and 6 stalked ; pale greyish ; cilia ochreous-whitish. 

Assam, Khasis, in September ; one specimen. 

Tinea translucens, n, sp, 

$ . 15 mm. Head light ochreous-grey. Palpi dark grey. 
Antennae grey. Thorax pale greyish-ochreous, suffused with grey 
anteriorly. Abdomen pale grey. Forewiugs elongate, rather 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen very 
obliquely rounded ; all veins separate ; glossy light greyish-ochreous, 
with violet reflections ; a suffused dark grey mark beneath costa at 
base ; second discal stigma large, irregular, dark grey : cilia pale 
greyish-ochreous, towards tornus greyish. Hindwings pale brassy- 
grey-yellowish, greyer towards middle of costa; cilia grey, towards 
base yellowish-tinged. 

N.W. India, Tarnab, Peshawar district, in Islay {Metclier) ; one 
specimen. 

Tinea enchrista, n. sp, 

c? , 11 mm. Head and antennae whitish. Palpi dark grey, apex 
whitish. Thorax light greyish. Abdomen whitish-ochreous. 
Forewiugs elongate, costa moderately arched, apex obtuse-pointed, 



TINBIDJ5. 79 

termen very obliquely rounded ; all veins separate ; pale whitiRh- 
ochreons-grey, with lilac gloss: cilia grey-whitisli. Hindwings 
with 3 and 4 connate; grey; cilia pale grey, with darker subbasal 
shade. 

Burma, Lashio, 3000 feet, in August (FlelcJier) ; one specimen. 

Tinea haplodora, n. sp. 

2 . 16 mm. Head, palpi, antennae, thorax, and abdomen pale 
ocbreous. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, apex 
tolerably pointed, termen very obliquely rounded ; 7 and 8 closely 
approximated ; pale glossy ochreous ; cilia concolorous. Hindwings 
light bronzy -grey ; cilia whitish-ochreous. 

New South Wales, Sydney, in October [Lydl); one specimen. 

Epaleura psapharota, n. sp, 

5 . 16 mm. Head pale ochreous, face infuscated. Palpi dark 
fuscous. Thorax dark purple-fuscous. Abdomen dark grey. Fore- 
wings elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, 
termen extremely obliquely rounded ; bronzy-fuscous, irroi'ated 
with dark pui'ple-fuscous : cilia bronzy-fuscous, with rows of dark 
purple-fiiscous points. Hindwings dark grey; cilia grey. 

S. India, Bababudins, 4500 feet, Mysore, in i!^ ovemher (I'letcher); 
one specimen, 

/ CELESTICA, n. g. 

Head tufted with rough hairs. Antennae |. Labial palpi 
moderately long, porrected, second joint with some apical bristles. 
Maxillary palpi long, several-jointed, folded. Forewings with tufts 
of scales; 2 from near angle, 7 to costa, 11 from before middle, 
Hindwings somewhat over |, narrow-lanceolate, acute ; lower 
margin of cell approximated to dorsum, 2-4 very short, 3 and 4 
stalked, 5 absent, 6 and 7 parallel. 

Type angustipennis H. Schaeff. ^ 

1/ Choropleca acrodisca, n. sn, 

c? 2 • 7-8 mm. Head white, mixed wnth dark fuscous. Palpi 
white, variably marked with black. Antennae white ringed with 
dark grey, on apical half with four dark bands, basal joint white 
with two black marks. Thorax white mixed with grey and dark 
fuscous. Abdomen grey, beneath ochreous-whitish. Forewings 
elongate, costa gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, 
rather oblique ; liglit greyish-ocbreous speckled with dark fuscous; 
a fine irregular transverse whitish line very near base ; a pair of 
suffused whitish transverse lines separated with dark grey about i, 
and another pair about middle, acutely angulated near costa, 
anterior half of costa between these markings suifused with black ; 
a narrow elongate black blotch extending along costa from median 
lines to 4, cut by an oblique white strigula at | ; a small round 



80 EXOTIC MICROLBPIDOPTERA. 

dark fuscous or dark ?;re5- spot in disc at | (second discal stigma), 
closely followed by a similar or somewhat larger spot sometimes 
confluent with it, and a small subtriangular spot on termon beneath 
apex opposite these ; apical area above these niarkinga forming a 
clear whitish blotch, its costal edge marked by a fine black line 
edged internally with pale yellow-ochreous ; a slight dark fuscous 
mark from tornus : cilia whitish mixed with grey, with dark grey 
median line. Hindwings and cilia grey. 

British Guiana, Mallali, in March {Parish); fifteen specimens. 



Choropleca isodisca, n, sp. 

S $ . 7-8 mm. Head white, mixed w ith dark fuscous. Palpi 
white marked with black. Antennte white ringed with dark grey, 
on apical half with four dark bands, basal joint white with two 
black marks. Thorax white mixed with grey and dark fuscous. 
Abdomen grey, beneath whitish-ochreous. Forewiugs elongate, 
costa gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, oblique ; 
ochreous-whitish suffusedly irrorated with grey ; a fine irregular 
transverse whitish line very near base ; two indistinct irregular 
somewhat curved whitish transverse lines towards base ; costa 
black from these to middle, cut before middle by two oblique Avhite 
strigulse, whence faint irregular whitish lines run to dorsum before 
middle ; a narrow elongate black blotch extending along costa from 
middle to 4, cut by an oblique white strigula at g, its lower edge 
with a trapezoidal blackish lobe reaching half across wing ; beyond 
this the apical area forms a clear ochreous-whitish blotch edged 
marginally by a fine black line suftused internally with pale yellow- 
ochreous ; some slight dark fuscous marking above tornus : cilia 
whitish mixed with grey, on costa with a median line of dark 
fuscous irroration, on termen with three basal dark fuscous spots 
or bars. Hindwings and cilia grey. 

British Guiana, Bartica and Mallali, in February and March 
{Parish) ; four specimens. Very similar to acrodisca, but termen 
of forewings more oblique, and readily separated by absence of dark 
fuscous subapical spot. 

J Choropleca catorthota, u. sp. 

c? . 7 mm. Head whitish mixed with fuscous. Palpi fuscous- 
Avhitish, second and terminal joints each with a dark fuscous band, 
ai)ex white. Antenna) dark grey dotted with whitish, apical half 
with three dark fuscous bands. Thorax fuscous mixed with 
whitish. Abdomen dark grey. Forewings elongate, costa gently 
arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; grey tinged with 
ochreous, slightly sprinkled with whitish and dark fuscous ; a pair 
of nearly straight transverse whitish lines at i ; a pair of more 
indistinct and irregular similar lines about middle, not forming 
oblique strigula? on costa ; anterior half of costa suffused with dark 
fuscous between these markings; a suffused narrow elongate dark 



TINEIDiE. 81 

fuscous blotch extending along costa from middle to *, including an 
indistinct direct Avhitish strigula at |, its anterior portion extended 
by a transverse blotch of dark fuscous suffusion to middle of disc ; 
apical area beyond this forming an irregular ochrcous-whitish 
blotch, its costal edge marked with some disconnected groups of 
black scales and suffus'xl internally with pale yellow-ochreous ; a 
small dark fuscous spot in this on middle of termen : a small dark 
fuscous spot or mark on tornus : cilia whitish mixed with grey, 
with a small dark fuscous spot at apex and a more conspicuous one 
on terminal spot. Hindwings rather dark grey; cilia grey. 

British Guiana, Mallali, in March (Parish) ; two specimens. 
Easily distinguished from the two preceding by the absence of 
oblique strigulse on costa. 

s/ Choropleca panscia, n. sp. 

c? $. 8 mm. Head and thorax fuscous mixed with whitish. 
Palpi white barred with dark fuscous. Antennae grey dotted with 
whitish, apical half with four dark fuscous bands. Abdomen dark 
grey. Forewings elongate, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, 
termen rounded, oblique ; grey, speckled with whitish and blackish; 
three pairs of rather remote somewhat irregular indistinct whitisli 
lines, first towards base, second before middle, third about |, costa 
from base to second suffused with dark fuscous between markings, 
between second and third pairs with an elongate dark fuscous 
blotch: cilia grey sprinkled with whitish, indistinctly barred with 
dark fuscous. Hindwings rather dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Ecuador, Huigra, 4500 feet, in June {Parish) ; two specimens. 

Choropleca sublimis, n. sp. 

S $ . 8-9 mm. Head white mixed with grey. Palpi white 
banded with dark fuscous. Antenna) white ringed with dark grey, 
with four dark fuscous bands on apical half and sometimes one 
above basal joint. Thorax grey sprinkled with white. Abdomen 
grey. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex rounded- 
obtuse, termen rounded, oblique; light grey irrorated with whitish, 
sometimes sprinkled with dark grey ; pairs of slightly curved in- 
distinct whitish transyerse lines iit 4 and before middle, costa before 
and between these suffused with blackish ; beyond second pair an 
irregular costal blotch of blackish suffusion extending to 4 and 
reaching lialf across wing, containing an indistinct obli(]ue wliitish 
costal strigula at ;f ; apical area beyond this forming a suffused 
white blotch, containing a small grey spot anteriorly and a small 
blackish spot on termen beneath apex, and marked on costal edge 
with a fine blackish line shaded internally with pale yellow- 
ochreous : cilia white, with a dark grey patch above apex and a 
spot on termen, towards tornus light greyish. Hindwings rather 
dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Colombia, La Crumbre, 6(i00 feet, in May (Parish); nine 
specimens. 

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Choropleca zygoterma, n. sp. 

cJ 5 . 8 mm. Head white mixed with grey. Pal])i white, base 
of joints bhickish. Antenna! white ringed with dark fascous, with 
four dark fuscous bands on ajncal half and one above base. Thorax 
grey mixed with white. Abdomen groy. Eorewings elongate, 
costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen rounded, rather oblique; 
ochreous-whitish irregularly sprinkled with dark grey ; a blackish 
streak along costa throughout, cut by a W'hitish mark near base, a 
pair of oblique white strigulae at 1, and larger pairs before middle 
and at |, between second and third pairs enlarged by blackish-grey 
suffusion into an oblique irregiilar blotch reaching half across wing, 
apical segment of black streak enclosing a white dot above apex; 
some dark fuscous marking on tornus : cilia ochreous-whitish 
sprinkled with grey, on costa with a blackish basal shade, beneath 
apex with a white dot. Hind wings and cilia grey. 

Colombia, La Crumbre, 0600 feet, in May ; Ecuador, Huigra, 
4500 feet, in June (ParisJi); eight specimens. 

y Choropleca rhombifera, n. sp. 

c? . 9 mm. Head and thorax fuscous, face white. Palpi white, 
second joint dark fuscous except apical edge. Antennae grey with 
a white line. Abdomen dark grey. Forewdngs elongate, costa 
gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, somewhat 
oblique; pole fuscous, sprinkled with dark fuscous; fine very 
oblicjue white strigte from costa at ^ and middle, costa before and 
between these suffused with d irk fuscous, second limiting anteriorly 
a rhomboidal dark fuscous costal blotch extending to a short fine 
white striga along costa from |, its lower anterior angle confiuent 
with an elongal e suffused dark fuscous spot in disc ; beyond this an 
ochreous-white roundish apical blotch extending to middle of 
termen, including a wedgeshaped longitudinal mark of dark fuscous 
suffusion witli its base resting on apex and including a white apical 
dot, and a fine dash of dark fuscous irroration above this ; a fine 
dark fuscous marginal line round apex and termen : cilia oclireous- 
whitish, with a fuscous median shade (imperfect). Hindwings and 
cilia dark grey. 

British Guiana, Mallali, in November (Parish) ; one specimen. 

Callicerastis photophanes, n. sp. 
J. 10 mm. Head and thorax dark puiplish-fuscous, face 
partially suffused with whitish. Palpi ochreous-wbitisli, second 
joint mixed with dark grey, terminal joint dark fuscous. Abdomen 
dark fuscous. Eorewings elongate, narrow, costa slightly arched, 
apex obtuse, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; daik bronzy- 
fuscous, dorsal area sprinkled with light yellowish hairscales ; 
a fine pale violet-metallic oblique striga from middle of costa, 
white on costal edge, reaching nearly half across wing; a 
similar striga from middle of dorsum, reaching nearly half across 



wing ; a violet-white dot on ooata at A : cilia bronzy-fuscous, with 
dark fuscous subbasal and median lines, with two white basal dots 
beneath apex, outer half pale yellowish round apex, outer third 
yellow-whitish towards tornns. Hindu ings and cilia dark fuscous. 
Queensland, Cairns, in November (Dodd); one specimen. Dis- 
tinguishalde from the followinji; by the dorsal yellow irroration, and 
the light yellow patch in apical cilia extending above apex, whereas 
in leucotona there is a white patch below apex only. 

Callicerastis leucotona, n. sp. 

6 ?. 10-11 mm. Head and thorax deep shining bronze or 
dark fuscous. Palpi whitish, second joint with a dark grey streak, 
terminal joint externally dark grey except edges. Abdomen dark 
grey. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa slightly arched, apex 
obtuse-pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded : dark coppery- 
fuscous ; a fine very oblique white strigula from middle of costa, 
tipped with pale metallic-blue ; a whitish dot near dorsum towards 
base ; a fine oblique white streak from middle of dorsum to some 
palo metallic-blue scales above fold ; a small snow-white spot on 
costa towards apex ; two white linear dots on termen beneath ajiex : 
cilia pnrplish-grey, basal half dark fuscous, with a white spot on 
costal spot, and a white subapical patch, towards tornus suffused 
with white with a grey median shade. Hindwings and cilia dark 
grey. 

Queensland, Cairns, in November (Dodd); four specimens. 
Having received by tlie kiiulness of T\rr. Lower a specimen of bis 
ci/anosfic((f, described with doubt as a Cosmopten/x {Trans, lioj. Soc. 
S. Austr. 1010, 543), I am able to state that it also is referable to 
CcdUcerastis. 



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BRACHYDOXA, n. g. 

Head loosely rough-hairod ; ocelli posterior ; tongue absent. 
Antennae i, in S simple, basal joint short, with slight pecten. 
Labial palpi moderate, porrected, loosely scaled, second joint witli 
several lateral projecting bristles, terminal joint somewhat longer 
than second, hardly pointed. Maxillary palpi long, several-jointed, 
folded, filiform. Posterior tibife smootb-scalcd. Forewings with 
2 from angle, 3 absent, 6 absent, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to costa, 9 
absent, 11 from before middle. Hindwings |, lanceolate, cilia 1|; 
4 absent, cell open between 3 and 5, 5 and 6 short-stalked, 7 
ai)proxiLnated. 

Apparently beb)nging to the Tinea group, but remarkable for the 
sliort antennae. 

Bracliydoxa syntrocha, n. sp. 

S . 7 nun. Head and thorax light greyish-ochreous. Palpi 
dark grey, apex ocbreous-whitish. Abdomen dark grey. Fore- 
wings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse- 
pointed, termen very obliquely rounded; light greyish-ochreous 

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84 EXOTIC MICROLKPIDOPTKRA. 

with bronzy reflections, irroratecl and strigulated with dark fuscous ; 
a large transverse dark fuscous spot on end of cell : cilia ochreous- 
grey-wliitish, with subbasal grey shade becoming blackish on costa. 
Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

Assam, Shillong, 5000 feet, in October (Fletcher); one specimen. 

Monopis meleodes, n. sp. 

c5'. 12 mm. Head ochreous-whitish. Palpi fuscous, terminal 
joint whitish. Thorax fuscous. Abdomen whitish-grey. Fore- 
wings elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen 
extremely obliquely rounded ; 6 to costa ; nearly uniform fuscous ; 
extreme costal edge whitish except towards base ; a small oval 
thinly scaled light fuscous spot in end of cell : cilia pale fuscous 
mixed with darker, towards tii)s whitish. Hindwings with 5 and 
6 approximated; pale grey, with slight bronzy reflections; cilia 
pale grey, towards tips whitish. 

Asia Minor, Alma Dagh ; one specimen. 

Setomorpha rutella Zell. 

The neuration of this species shows considerable variability, 
besides sexual diff'erences ; normally in the forewings 3 and 4 are 
coincident in J > stalked in $ , 8 and 9 out of 7 ; in the hindwings 
3 and 4 coincident in cJ , separjite in 5 , 5 and 6 connate or 
stalked. In the forewings 3 and 4 are seldom ap])roxiraatcd in 5 : 
one J has 8 absent, another has an additional short branch out 
of 7 near apex. In the hindwings in one c? 4 is present, connate 
with 3 (the same individual in which 8 of forewings is absent), 
in the $ 3 and 4 are sometimes stalked. After examining a large 
amount of material from all regions I do not cot)sider iliscijninctella 
lleb. or other named forms specifically distinct. 

^/ Lindera baliopa, n. sp. 

cJ . 13 mm. Head and thorax pale ochreous, shoulders M'ith a 
dark fuscous spot. Palpi moderate (much shorter than in iesyella- 
tdla), much dilated with scales, pale ochreous, second joint suffused 
with dark fuscous above, without bristles, t erminal joint ^ of second, 
broad, flat-compressed, apex rounded-obtuse. Abdomen pale 
ochreous. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa moderately 
arched, apex obtuse, tormeu very obli(iuely rounded; pale ochreous, 
more or less sprinkled irregularly with fuscous and dark fuscous in 
disc ; a suff'used fuscous streak along anterior half of costa, with 
four small fuscous spots beneath it, and four larger fuscous spots 
on posterior half ; a roundish rather dark fuscous spot ])eneath 
middle of disc, and one beyond middle ; sometimes three or four 
other small scattered spots; a row of small fuscous s])ots along- 
posterior part of dorsum and termen : cilia whitish-ochreous, sligbtlj' 
sprinkled with fuscous. Hindwings pale grey ; cilia ochreous- 
whitish. 



TINBID^. 85 

Brazil, R. Tiipenaya ; tlirce specimens. Resembles iessellatella 
in general colouring, but much smaller and relatively shorter- 
winged ; distinct by tlie diflerent palpi. 

Hypophrictis inceptrix Meyr. 

Larva found in nests of C'reiiiasto(jaster (Fonnicidce), at Ambu- 
langoda, Ceylon, and imago (a large § , 22 mm. expanse) bred in 
December {Fletcher) ; in a singular nearly flat case composed 
(apparently) of two dark grey sections of stout silk joined together 
round the edges, shaped somewhat between an ellipse and an liour- 
glass, or like two coalescing circles, length 15 mm., greatest width 

8 mm., contracted in middle to G ram. ; pupa protruded from end 
in emergence. 

Hypophrictis sollicita, n. sp. 

S. 10 ram. Head pale brownish. Palpi whitish-ochreous 
irrorated with dark fuscous. Thorax light brownish, anterior 
margin suffnsed with dark fuscous. Abdomen grey, anal tuft pale 
ochreous. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, 
termen obliquely rounded ; 7 and 8 coincident or very long-stalked, 

9 out of S near base or connate ; whity-brownish, wnth scattered 
dark fuscous scales; markings fuscous iiTorated with dark fuscous; 
costa marked with about ten large dots, and an irregular spot 
beyond middle ; three or four small indistinct spots in disc, with 
some irregular marking towards terraen ; a terminal series of cloudy 
dots: cilia fuscous-whitish. Kiudwings pale whitish-grey; cilia 
ochreous- whitish. 

Bengal, Pusa, in October ^Fletcher); one specimen. 

Hypophrictis polyscia, n. sp. 

c? 2 . 13-23 mm. Head grey, face grey-whitish. Palpi grey- 
whitisli, second joint suffused with dark fuscous except towards 
apex. Thorax grey, sometimes suffused anteriorly with dark grey. 
Abdomen dark grey. Fore wings elongate, more so in 2 , costa 
gently arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; 7 and 8 
stalked ; grey suifusedly irrorated with dark fuscous ; some small 
dark fuscous spots on anterior half of costa, a subtriangular blotch 
beyond middle, and three spots posteriorly ; a small cloudy dark 
fuscous spot on end of cell, more or less confluent with costal 
blotch : cilia grey, with a darker antemediau shade, on costa barred 
with darker. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey, with darker sub- 
basal shade. , 

Ceylon, Maskeliya, Colombo, and Puttalam, from November to 
January {Alston, PoU) ; six specimens. 

Hypophrictis lepras, n. sp. 

<S . 12-15 mm. Head, palpi, thorax, and abdomen light groyish- 
ochreous. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, 
apex obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded ; 7 and 8 stalked ; 



86 EXOTIC MICKOLEPIDOPTBRA. 

lighl grc3i8h-uchrcuus Avitli scattered light fuscous strigulse ; 
uiarkiiigs light fuscous ; a subcostal row of small spots, becoming 
costal towards apex ; stigmata ropreseuted by large irregular spots, 
plical midway betweeu first and second discal ; several small 
terminal spots: cilia whitish-grey-ochreous. Hindwings pale 
greyish ; cilia whitish-grey-ociireous. 

N.W. India, Abbottabad, in June (Fletcher); two specimens. ' 

v/ PAROCHMASTIS, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales ; ocelli small, posterior ; tongue 
absent. Antennaj |, in d slender, simple, basal joint moderate, 
without pecten. Labial palpi moderately long, curved, ascending, 
second joint thickened witli dense scales, roughly projecting beneath, 
with three or four lateral projecting bristles, terminal joint as long 
as second, stout, strongly compressed, obtuse. Maxillary palpi 
moderately long, several-jointed, folded, filit'orm. Posterior tibiae 
clothed with rough hairscales above, in cJ with long hairpencil 
from base above. Forewings with 1 b furcate, 2 and 3 stalked from 
angle, 7 to cost a, 11 from before middle, Hindwings somewhat 
under 1, olongate-ovate, cilia 1 ; 2-4 parallel, 5 and () approximated 
at base or connate, 7 parallel. 

Paioclimastis styracodes, n. sp. 

c5" . 9 mm. Head and thorax whitish-grey irrorated with dark 
fuscous. Palpi fuscous-whitish, suft'usedly irrorated with dark 
fuscous. Antenna) whitish ringed with dark fuscous. Abdomen 
grey. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen 
obliquely rounded; grey-whitish with purple reflections, suffuscdly 
irrorated with grey, more whitish towards costa; markings 
ochreous-grey irrorated with blackish ; a small spot on base of 
dorsum ; a somewhat oblique streak from costa at 4 , reaching | 
across wing, basal area before this greyer; moderate somewhat 
oblique fascia) from costa before and beyond middle, first running 
to dorsum beyond middle, second reaching | across wing ; a trans- 
verse spot on costa near apex : cilia whitish indistinctly barred 
with ochreous-grey and irrorated with blackish. Hindwings grey 
with strong coppery or purple retiection ; cilia light grey. 

Queensland, Cairns, in November (Dodd) ; two specimens. 

Archyala atomarcha, n. sp. 

5 . 15 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax whitish sprinkled with 
black specks. Abdomen pale grey. Forewings elongate, rather 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen extremely 
obliquely rounded ; grey-whitish s])iinkled with black s])ecks ; costa 
marked with dots of black irroration ; a very fine interrupted black 
line along fold, not reaching extremities ; some irregularly placed 
pale brownish-ochreous indistinct dots anteriorly, a small elongate 



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spot ill disc before niHldle, and some irregular marking abuut |, 
and on fold towards extremity : cilia white, irrorated with black at 
base and witli tliree rows of ver^- minute black points, llindwings 
light grey, with sliglit bronzy reflection ; cilia whitish, with light 
grey subbasal sliade. 

North Australia, Tort Darwin (Bodd); one specimen. 

Scardia clonodes Meyr, 

This is the only Auetralian species that I have which is correctly 
referable to Scardia ; of the otiiers which in my paper of Proc. 
Linn. Soc. N.S. Wales, 1892, I placed there nnder a too wide 
conception of the genus, australasidla, jiyrocliroa {=xaniliohapta 
Low.), and inconcisella helon^ to Alocrarchis, cehella to Myrmecozela, 
and primaeva to Trithnnnora, hitherlo represented by a single New 
Zealand species. The difference between the sexes of primaeva is 
remarkable, and I find, jiesides the points noted in my description, 
there are structural differeiiccs, 7 and 8 of forewings being separate 
in S tmd stalked in 2 i ^'^d tlie subdorsal tufts much more liirgely 
developed in § , yet I still think the sexes are correctly placed 
together. 

y HOLACARTA, n. g. 

Head densely rough-haired ; tongue rudimentary. Antennae i, 
in c? with moderate whorled ciliations, basal joint short, without 
pecten. Labial palpi moderately long, second joint with dense long 
rough tuft of projecting scales beneath, terminal joint shorter than 
second, ascending, slender, loosely scaled, tolerably pointed. Maxil- 
larj' palpi moderate, filiform, ascending. Posterior tibiae clotlied 
with long rough hairs above. Forewings with large tufts of scales; 
1 b furcate, 2 from towards angle, 3 from angle, 7 to termen, 8 and 
9 stalked, 10 connate with 8, 11 from middle, llindwings nearly 
1, elongate-ovate, cilia | ; 2-7 separate, 5 and 6 approximated 
towards base. 

Type satijrodes Meyr. Allied to Trithamnora. 

Myrmecozela favens, u. sp. 

S $ . 22-25 mm. Head and palpi orange-ochreous, second 
joint of palpi with dense projecting scales beneath and several 
lateral bristles, sprinkled externally with dark fuscous. 'Ihorax 
yellow-ochreous. Abdomen light ochreous-yellowish, sometimes 
tinged with grey. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently 
arched, apex obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded ; yellovr- 
ochreous : cilia concolorous. Hindwings light grey ; cilia whitish- 
ochreous. 

Natal, Howick, in April ; eight specimens. I find it no longer 
practicable to discriminate between Myrmecozela and Amydria, 
and the latter must therefore be merged in the former as one genus, 
of which I am acquainted with about fifty species. 



88 EXOTIC MICROITIPIDOPTEUA. 

Myrmecozela typhodes, n. sp. 

J. i3-lo mra. Head and palpi deep yellow-oclireous. Thorax 
violet-fuscous mixed with ochreous. Abdomen dark fuscous. 
Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse, tormen rounded, ratliei- oblique; rather dark ochreous- 
fuseous, with violet reliect-ions : cilia concolorous. Hindwings 
dark fuscous, with slight purplish tinge ; cilia dark fuscous. 

IvoKT Coast, Dimbroko ; Dahomey ; three specimens. 

Hapsifera latriodes, n. sp. 

c? 13-] 7 mm., $ 25 ram. Head ochreous-wliitish. Palpi 
ochrcous-whitisb, sprinkled with dark fuscous. Thorax ochreous- 
whitish, shoulders with a fuscous spot. Abdomen pale greyish- 
ochreous. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, 
apex obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded ; 2 and 3 stalked, 8 
and 9 out of 7 ; ochreous-whitish, with irregularly scattered 
brownish or fuscous strigula?, sprinkled with dark fuscous ; several 
irregular spots along costa, and partially indicated somewhat 
oblique fascife before middle and at |, angulated in middle, angle of 
second sometimes marked with blackish; tlree large subdcft-sal 
tufts : cilia ochreous-whitish mixed or suffused witn brownish. 
Hindwings and cilia light grey. 

Fkench Congo, Ubangi and Fort Crampel ; eight specimens. 
Pitliarclia chalinaea is closelj allied specifically to tliis, except for 
the structural character of the separation of vein 9 of forewings, 
and therefore I consider that this should be disregarded, and 
Fitharcha merged in Hapsifera ; in that case the genus Dasyses 
Durr. must also be included in Hapsifera. 

Hapsifera fetialis, n. sp. 

(S . 14-16 mm. Head pale ochreous mixed with fuscous. Palpi 
pale ochreous sprinkled with dark fuscous. Tliorax fuscous mixed 
wMth blackish. Abdomen grey, anal tuft pale ochreous. Fore- 
wings elongate, rather narrow^ costa gently arched, apex rounded- 
obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded ; 3 and 4 connate or short- 
stalked, 7 and 9 stalked, 8 absent ; pale ochreous, suftusedly 
strigulated with fuscous or dark fuscous ; a basal patch and 
oblique fasciae before middle and at § formed by undefined dark 
grey suffusion ; a marginal row of small irregular blackish spots 
round apex and termen: cilia pale ochreous mixed with fuscous 
and dark fuscous (imperfect). Hindwings grey ; cilia whitish- 
ochreous, with greyish subbasal line. 
Dahomey ; two specimens. 

Mesopherna entripta, n. sp. 
S $ . 20-24 mm. Head and thorax whitish thinly speckled 
with dark fuscous or blackish. Palpi whitish speckled with black, 
second joint loosely rough-scaled, with an ochreous lateral streak, 



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89 



terminal joint half second. Abdomen elongate, light greyish- 
ochreous, anal tuft white. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa 
gently arched, apex obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded; 7 and 
8 stalked ; whitish, largely clouded or suffused with light brownish, 
more or less speckled with dark fuscous on tips of scales ; costa 
somewhat dotted or strigulated Avith darker, especially towards 
apex ; two or three small spots of blackish irroralion on termen : 
cilia whitish clouded or sulfusedly barred with light brownish. 
Hindwings with 5 and 6 rather approximated ; bronzy-grey, lighter 
anteriorly ; cilia pale brownish-ochreous. 

Queensland, Cairns, in October and November {Dodd) ; three 
specimens. 

Tinissa palinodes, n. sp. 
$ . 29 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax whitish, shoulders with a 
dark fuscous mark. Abdomen grey-whitish. Posterior tibiae 
whitish, tufted on posterior half with long hairscales mostly 
suffused with dark fuscous, at apex with an ochreous band. Fore- 
wings elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, 
termen hardly rounded, oblique; 7 and 8 stalked; light brown, 
irregularly strewn with small indistinct rather darker strigulae, 
and a few dark fuscous scales ; three small fuscous-whitish quad- 
rate spots on costa from before middle to |, edged laterally with 
small dark fuscous dots ; an irregular fuscous streak, unevenly 
irrorated with blackish, along lower | of termen : cilia light 
brownish, with subbasal shade mixed with blackish. Hindwings 
grey ; cilia wliitish-grey, with darker subbasal shade. 

New Gdinea, Upper Setekwa K,, Snow Mts., 2-3000 feet; one 
specimen. 

Themeliotis notocrossa, n, sp. 

S . 9 mm. Head white. Palpi white, second joint pale ochreous 
slightly sprinkled with blackish. Thorax pale ochreous. Abdomen 
whitish. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, 
termen obliquely rounded ; white ; markings light yellow-ochreous; 
an oblique triangular blotch on base of costa ; a small suffused spot 
on fold at I ; a broad irregular somewhat oblique median fascia; a 
semicircular blotch on costa at j^, and one on tornus ; small spots 
at apex and on middle of termen : cilia white, indistinctly barred 
with pale ochreous, with a patch at tornus ; a patch of long pro- 
jecting white cilia from middle of dorsum. Hindwings with 3 and 
4 separate; pale whitish-grey; cilia ochreous- whitish. 

New Guinea, Sariba I. (Meeh) ; one specimen. To the descrip- 
tion of the genus Themeliotis should be added the following point, 
overlooked hitherto but present also in the typical species : Anterior 
tarsi thickened with rough scales. 

Iphierga lysipliracta, n. sp. 

S . 8-9 mm. Head' and palpi pale fulvous-ochreous, palpi more 
or less suffused with fuscous tow'ards base. Anteuuse with fine 



90 EXOTIC MICKOLEPIDOPTBRA. 

ciliated pectiuatious. Thorax liyht gieyish-ochrtous, anterior 
margin grey. Abdomen ochreous-whitish. Forewings elongate, 
posteriorly slightly dilated, cosla moderately arched, apex rounded- 
obtuse, terinen obliquely rounded ; 4 absent, 8 and 9 separate or 
stalked or coincident ; whitish-oclireous ; markings dark fuscous ; 
a moderate basal fascia, edge direct ; a slender traus'verse streak at 
|-, and a second obtusely angulated at |, both more usually reduced 
to small costal, discal, and dorsal spots, or lirst almost obsolete ; 
sometimes one or two dots on costa towards apex, and on termen : 
cilia whitish-ochreous. Hindwings and cilia whitish-ochrcous. 
North Australia, Port Darwin {Lodd) ; Hve specimens. 

Iphierga dispersa, n. sp. 

6 $ . 13-17 mm. Head whitish-ochreous, crown tinged with 
fulvous. Palpi whitish-oclireous tinged with fulvous. Antennal 
pectinations of 6 4. Thorax and abdomen whitish-ochreous, 
ovipositor of $ concealed in a rounded mass of pale gre} ish-ochreous 
wool, surrounded with tuft ot dense greyish hairscales. Eorewings 
elongate, costa gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, 
rather oblique; 4 absent; whitish-ochreous; markings fuscous; 
several irregular dots or small spots along cotta, dorsum, and ter- 
men ; some scattered dots or striguloe in disc, in one specimen 
united to form several more or less incomplete transverse striae ; 
moderate cloudy rather darker roundish spots in disc at | and | : 
cilia whitish-ochreous. Hindwings and cilia whitish-ochreous. 

North Australia, Port Darwin {Dodd) ; six specimens. 

Ardiosteres dryophracta, n. sp. 

6 . 19-21 mm. Head fulvous. Palpi orange-yellowish, base 
dark fuscous. AntennaB dark fuscous, ciliations '2. Thorax 
dark fuscous. Abdomen orange-yellowish. Forewings elongate, 
moderate, co&ta gently arched, apex obtuse, termen slightly rounded, 
rather oblique ; 7 and 8 coincident ; whitish ; markings dark 
brown, mixed and spotted with dark fuscous, especially on margins; 
a moderate basal fascia, edge direct ; a moderate irregular-edged 
fascia at |, costally approximated or connected with preceding, 
outer edge rather convex above middle : a broad irregular post- 
median fascia, including a small white spot on costa; an irregular 
apical blotch, including three or four small whitish spots on margin, 
connected with preceding below middle : cilia whitish, barred with 
dark brown. Hindwings pale fuscous ; cilia pale ochreous. 

Queensland, Townsville, bred in May {Dodd) ; two specimens. 

Ardiosteres pectinata, n. sp. 

S . 22 mm. Head and palpi ochreous-orange, base of palpi dark 
fuscous. Antennae dark fuscous, bipectinated (2). Thorax ochreous- 
orange, with anterior third, posterior crest, and a spot on each side 
of it dark fuscous. Abdomen yellow-ochreous. Forewings elon- 



TINEJDiK. 91 

gate, rather broad, slightly dilated posteiiurly, costa gently aiched, 
apex rounded-obtuse, termeu rounded, rather oblique ; light yellow- 
ochreous ; markings dark fuscous ; a moderate basul fascia, edge 
irregular; an irregular-edged fascia at i_, connected with preceding 
above middle, including a small pale ochreous s2)ot on costa, a dot 
on dorsum, and two or three above middle; a broader irregular 
fascia at |, connected with preceding in disc and beneath costa, 
and including pale ochreous spots on costa and dorsum and a dot 
near low^er bar; a dark iuscous costal dot betw^een these, sometimes 
connected with upper bar; an irregular fascia round apex and termon 
coalescing beneath with preceding, including a pale ochreous trans- 
verse spot near termcn below middle and a marginal series of small 
spots: cilia pale ochreous, deeper towards base, barred with dark 
fuscous. Hiudwings rather dark fuscous; cilia ochreous -yellowish. 
North Australia, Port Darwin {Uodd) ; one specimen. 

Ardiosteres iacerata, n. sp. 

I propose this name for the species described by me as moretonella 
Walk. (Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S. Wales, 1892, 519), which 1 believe I 
wrongly identified; Walker describes his specimens as having four 
yellow fasciae, and the cilia of hindwings yellow, characters which 
do not apply to any of the forms of tliis species. His species is 
from the Brisbane district, mine from Bathurst and Duaringa. The 
two very similar yet quite distinct species described above indicate 
the probability of others ; these three differ in neuration and 
antenual structure. 

Mallohatlira oriana, n. sp. 

(^ . 10 mm. Head pale oclireous. Palpi dark fuscous, apex 
whitish. Antennal ciliations 4. Thorax darli puiplish-fuscous. 
Abdomen dark grey. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa 
gently arched, apex obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded ; 7 and 
8 long-stalked ; fuscous-purple, sufiusedly strigulated with dark 
fuscous ; a cloudy darker spot on end of cell ; a subtriangular 
ochreous-whitish sjiot on dorsum before middle, and dorsal edge 
from this to tornus interruptedly marked with ochreous-whitisli : 
cilia purplish-fuscous. Hindwings with 6 absent; rather dark 
grey ; cilia grey. 

S. India, Ootacamund, 7500 feet, in September (FZe<o7«er) ; one 
specimen. 

Mallobathra sphyrota, n. sp. 

(S . 9 mm. Head and palpi ochreous-whitish. Antennal cilia- 
tions 2k. Thorax bronzy-purple. Eorewings elongate, rather 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen very obliquely 
rounded ; deep bronz3-purple, sutfusedly mixed with darlc grey ; 
costa sutfused with dark grey ; a small blackish dot on end of cell : 
cilia grey. Hindwings with present; rather dark grey; cilia 
grey. 

Assam, Khasis, in October ; one specimen. 



92 EXOTIC MIOROLKPIDOPTERA. 

Fumea servicula, n. sp. 

6 . 9 mm. Head and tborai^light grey. Antcnnal pectinations 
4, several apical joints simple, ciliaterl. Eorewings ratlier elongate, 
moderately broad,, costa moderately arched, apex obtuse, termen 
rounded, rather oblique ; rather light grey : cilia concolorous. 
Hindwings and cilia rather light grey. 

S. India, Coimbatore, in September (Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

\/ HOMILOSTOLA, u. g. 

Head with short loosely appressed scales ; ocelli posterior ; tongue 
al)sent. Antennae under ^, in ci" dentate, strongly ciliated, basal 
joint short, with dense projecting anterior flap of scales. Labial 
palpi short, ascending, with loose appressed scales, somewhat rough 
beneath, terminal joint shorter than second, tolerably obtuse. 
Maxillary palpi obsolete. Abdomen in ^ more or less hairy, and 
with dense anal tuft of long hairs, ovipositor elongate. ■* Posterior 
tibia) rough-haired above and beneath. Forewings with J b long- 
furcate, 2 from angle, -4 and 5 approximated or short-stalked, 7 
absent, 8 and 9 sometimes stalked, 11 from middle. Hindwings 1, 
ovate, cilia ^-|, frenulum in § of numerous hairs, 3 absent, -4 and 
5 rather aj)proximated towards base, 6 and 7 parallel. 

Type taeniata. Allied to Lepidoscia, but the female is winged. 

i/ Homilostola taeniata, n. sp. 

S 18-24 mm., $ 24-34 mm. Head white, neck and sides 
of face dark fuscous, collar sometimes greyish. Palpi dark fuscous. 
Thorax whitish, more or less tinged or mixed with grey. Abdomen 
in S gi'ey, in $ pale grey or whitish. Forewings elongate, costa 
gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, rather 
oblique ; 8 and 9 stalked ; light fuscous-grey, somewhat sprinkled 
with Avhitish, and strewn with numerous blackish-grey dots or 
strigulae tending to be arranged in longitudinal series ; dorsal and 
terminal areas variably irrorated or suffused with whitish ; a more 
or less strong suflused white streak from \ of costa to termen 
beneath apex : cilia light grey more or less mixed with white 
suffusion. Hindwings in S grey, in 5 light grey sometimes 
whitish- suffused towards base ; cilia light grey, more whitish 
towards tips. 

French Guiana, 11. Maroni ; eighteen specimens. 



y 



Homilostola autoplecta, n. sp. 
(5 22 mm.. $ 32 mm. Head whitish-fuscous. Palpi pale 
fuscous sprinkled with dark fuscous. Thorax pale fuscous, in S 
marked on shoulders and posteriorly with black. Abdomen fuscous. 
Forewings elongate, posteriorly somewhat dilated, costa gently 
arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, rather oblique ; 8 
and 9 separate ; pale fuscous, strongly strigulated transversely 
with dark fuscous, in $ more closely and finely ; in cf a dark 



TINBID^. 93 

fuscous spot on costa at ;|, and a small spot formed by coalescen'^'e 
of strigula3 beneath middle of disc : cilia pale greyisb-ochreouB. 
Hindwings light fuscous; cilia pale greyish-ocbreous, in cj s])rinkkd 
with fuscous. 

French Guiana, R. Maroni ; three specimens. 



J 



Homilostola ascalopa, n. sp. 

c?. 13-1-1 mm. Head grey-whitish. Palpi dark fuscous. 
Thorax grey-whitish, anterior margin suft'used with dark fuscous. 
Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; 8 and 9 stalked ; grey-whitish ; 
costal edge blackish on basal third ; discal stigmata moderate, dark 
fuscous, a small irregular dark fuscous spot beneath fold obliquely 
before first discal; three or four dark fuscous strigulse towards 
apex ; a terminal series of dark fuscous dots : cilia white, tinged 
with grey towards base. Hindwings pale grey; cilia wliite, 
suffused with pale grey towards base. 

Fkench Guiana, E. Maroni ; two specimens. 

y Homilostola aeqiianima, n. sp. 

c? . 15 mm. Head grey-wliitish. Palpi grey. Thorax light 
ochreous-grey. Abdomen grey. Forewings rather elongate, 
moderately broad, posteriorly dilated, costa gently arched, apex 
rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, rather oblique ; light ochreous- 
grey: cilia pale greyish-ocbreous. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

Peru, Pacaya, in June {Mounseij) ; one specimen. 

Ctenocompa liopercna, n. sp. 

(S $ . 11-12 mm. Head dark fuscous, crown and upper part of 
face suffused with whitish. Palpi very short and slender, fuscous. 
Antennal pectinations of <S 3. Thorax and abdomen dark fuscous. 
Forewings moderate, jiosteriorly dilated, costa gently arched, apex 
rounded, termen rounded, rather oblique ; 7 and 8 short-stalked, 9 
absent ; rather glossy dark fuscous : cilia fuscous. Hindwings 
rather dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Bengal, Cha])ra {Mackeiizie) -^ two specimens. I recognise tliat 
the genus SirntMsca cannot be maintained as distinct from Cteno- 
compa Meyr., which is the earlier name. 

Ctenocompa ophryota, n. sp. 

cJ . 11-12 mm. Head whitish, face grey. Palpi very short, 
dark grey. Antennal pectinations 3. Thorax light grey, shoulders 
dark fuscous. Abdomen grey. Forewings rather elongate, 
moderate, costa moderately arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen 
obliquely rounded; pale grey, somewhat mixed with whitish, 
coarsely strigulated throughout or reticulated with dark fuscous : 
a moderate or narrow transverse dark fuscous fasciate spot from 



94 EXOTIC MICKOLBPIDOPTERA. 

dorsum about raidrlle, reacliing half across wing: cilia whitish- 
fuscous. Hiudwings and cilia light grey. 

SENEGAL, Kaolack ; two specimens. Much like nr/itatd, but 
forewings shorter and broader, costa more stronglj- arched. 

Melasina acmastis, n. sp. 

(^ . 18 mm. Head orange. Palpi dark fuscous, apex orange. 
Antennal pectinations 3. Thorax pale ochreous, anterior margin 
infuscated. Abdomen light greyish-oclireous, anal tuft yellowish. 
Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termeu 
rounded, rather obliqixe ; pale ochreous; costal edge infuscated 
towards base : cilia pale ochreous. Hindwings and cilia whitish- 
ochreous. 

French Congo, Fort Crampel; one specimen. 

Melasina lignosa, n. sp. i 

c? . 30 mm. Head and palpi brownish-ochreous. Antennal 
pectinations 6. Thorax brown. Abdomen ]jale fuscous. Fore- 
wings elongate, moderate, posteriorly slightly dilated, costa slightly 
arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termeu rounded, rather oblique ; 
light brownish, sometimes partially sprinkled with darker: cilia 
pale brownish. Hindwings pale fuscous ; cilia whitish-fuscous. 

Bengal, Cliapra (Macl-enzie); two specimens. 

Melasina ptochodora, n. sp. 

(5 . 27-31 mm. Head whitish-fuscous. Palpi fuscous, apex 
whitish. Antennal pectinations 5. Thorax light fuscous, slightly 
whitish-sprinkled. Abdomen light fuscous. Forewings elongate, 
posteriorly slightly dilated, costa gently arched, apex rounded- 
obtuse, termen sliglitly rounded, rather oblique ; light fuscoiTS, 
slightly mixed with whitish, and very indistinctly strigulated with 
darker fuscous irroration ; an irregular darker si)ot beneath middle 
of wing obscurely indicated, but no other definite markings : cilia 
pale fuscous. Hindwings and cilia pale fuscous. 

pENEflAL, Kaolack ; three specimens. 

Melasina multiplex, n. sp. 

c? . 30-32 ram. Head and thorax brownish, sometimes mixed 
with whity-brownish. Palpi brownish, towards apex whitish- 
ochreons. Antennal pectinations 5. Abdomen light brownish. 
Forewings elongate, moderate, posteriorly somewhat dilated, costa 
gently arched, a])ex rounded, termen rounded, rather oblique; pale 
brownish, irregularly strigulated or partially suffused with brown 
aiul dark fuscous irroration ; rather oblique antemedian and post- 
median fasciae, two or three spots on costa posteriorly, and an 
irregular subterminal streak more or less vaguely indicated : cilia 
pale brownish barred with darker, with dark brown median line. 
Hindwings light ochreous-fuscous ; cilia pale greyish-ochreous, Avith 
fuscous median line. 



TINBID^. 95 

5. 46 mm. Broader-winp:efl than nsual,forewing8 light fuscous, 
markings of c? very faintly indicated, cilia distinctly barred. 
Hindwings and cilia light grey. 

Bengal, Chapra (Macl-nizie) ; three .specimens. IMuch like 
campestris, but obviously broader-winged and browner ; even the $ 
appears to be easily recognisable by the unusually broad wings. 

J THEATRISTA, n. g. 

Head with dense loosely raised scales, sidetufts roughly spreading; 
ocelli small, posterior; tongue absent. Antennae 1, in S bi- 
pectinated, basal joint short, stout, with anterior projection of 
dense scales. Labial palpi moderate, porrectcd, second joint clothed 
with dense loosely a])pressed scales, roughly expanded towards apex 
beneath, terminal joint very short, loosely scaled, obtuse. Maxillary 
palpi obsolete. Posterior tibice clothed with dense long hairs. 
Forewings with grouits of rough scales ; 1 b furcate, 2 from towards 
angle, 3 from angle, 7 to apex, 11 from middle. HiudWings 1, 
elongate-ovate, cilia f; 2 remote, 3 from angle, 3-7 nearly parallel. 

Allied to Hapsifera. 

Theatrista subnigrata, n. sp. 

c? . 22-25 mm. Head whitish-ochreous, with some spots of 
purplish-fuscous suffusion, sidetufts dark purple-fuscous. Pali)i 
yellow-ochreous. Antennae dark fuscous, pectinations 4. Thorax 
dark purplish-fuscous. Abdomen rather dark grey. Forewings 
elongate, narrow, costa sliglitly arched, apex obtuse, termen 
obliquely rounded; whitish-ochreous, mottled with light grey from 
base to 3, and on costa at | ; a basal patch of dark purplish-leaden 
and blackish irregular mixture occupying about i of wing, costa 
sometimes suffused \\\\\\ dark leadeu-grey from base to g ; irregular 
dark purplish-leaden and black marking forming a triangular i)atch 
at tornus, connected with a streak along termen enlarged at apex : 
cilia dark purplish-leaden. Hindwings blackish-grey, with small 
distinct hyaline spot beneath cell at base; cilia ochreous-grey- 
whitish, basal third irrorated with dark grey. 

Germa-n E. Africa, Dar-es-Salaam ; one specimen, and others 
seen from British E. Africa. 

y EUCROTALA, n. g. 

Head rough-haired; ocelli ]iosterior; tongue rudimentary. 
Antennae | (?), basal joint moderate, with peeten. Labial ])alpi 
moderately long, ascending, second joint rough-scaled beneath, 
terminal joint shorter tlian second, loosely scaled, obtuse. Maxillary 
palpi short, porrected. loosely scaled. Posterior tibia} rough-haired 
above. Forewings with spots of raised scales ; 1 h furcate, 2 from 
towards angle, 7 absent, 9 and 10 approximated at l)ase, 11 from 
before middle. Hindwings 1, elongate-ovate, cilia | ; 2 7 sejiarate, 
5 and 6 somewhat approximated at base. 

Allied to Hapsifera. 



96 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

Eucrotala nucleata, n. sp. 

2 . 15 iniu. Head and palpi dark fuscous. Thorax greyish- 
ochreous, anteriorly suffused with dark fuscous. Abdomen lig-ht 
greyish-ochreous. Forewiugs elongate, costa moderately arched, 
apex obtuse, terraen obliquely rounded; light greyish-ochreous, 
with slight violet reflections, with scattered coarse grey strigulge 
sprinkled with blackish, especially along costa ; spots of blackish 
irroration on costa at base, 4> and middle; an elongate blackish 
blotch in disc beyond middle, with some raised scales: cilia whitish- 
ochreous, on costa barred with grey. Hindwings pale brassy-grey ; 
cilia whitish. 

Assam, Grurana Range, Goalpara District, bred in June from 
Shorea robusta (? bark or wood, probably) (Beeson). 

Tineola exsculpta, n. sp. 

cJ . 10-11 mm. Head and thorax pale greyish-ochreous, face 
concave, densely tufted. Palpi greyish, apex whitish-ochreous. 
Abdomen light ochreous-grey. Forewings elongate-lanceolate ; 7 
and 8 stalked ; pale greyish-ochreous, with scattered coarse ratlier 
dark fuscous scales, especially towards apex ; a small dark fuscous 
spot beneath costa near base ; stigmata large, dark fuscous, 
plical ratlier obliquely before first discal : cilia whitish-ochreous, 
towards base with scattered coarse rather dark fuscous scales. 
Hindwings light grey ; cilia pale greyish-ochreous. 

N.W. India, Abbottabad, in June (Fletcher); two specimens. 

Tineola corticina, n. sp. 

(5 8 mm., $ 11 mm. Head light grey, face white. Palpi 
grey, apex white. Antenna) grey-whitish. Thorax light grey. 
Abdomen grey-whitish. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa gently 
arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; 
7 and 8 stalked; whitish irregularly sprinkled with fuscous; mark- 
ings formed by dark fuscous irroration ; some small undefined spots 
towards base ; stigmata represented by rather large irregular spots, 
plical more or les-i obliquely beyond first discal ; undefined s[)ots 
above first and second discal and on tornus, some small scattered 
spots between discal stigmata, and some small irregular confused 
spots towards apex: cilia whitish, sprinkled with dark fuscous. 
Hindwings pointed, pale grey ; cilia grey-whitish. 

Bengal, Pusa, in March and June {Fletcher) ; two specimens. 

Tineola paramima, n. sp. 

c? . 16-17 mm. Head dark fuscous. Palpi grey. Antennae 1, 
whitish-grey. Thorax pale greyish-ochreous. Abdomen pale 
greyish. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa moderately 
arched, apex obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded ; 7 and 8 short- 
stalked, 9 absent; light greyish-ochreous, costa suffused with grey 



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TINEID^. — GELRCHIADiK. 97 

from base to beyond middle : cilia light greyish-ochreous. Hind- 
wings wliitisli-oclireous-grey ; cilia whitish-ochreovis. 

N.W. India, Abbottubad, in Juno {Fletcher)-^ two specimens. 
Extremely like Tinea ofhello, but the peculiar ueuration of fore- 
wings and the obsolescence of maxillary palpi, alike in both 
specimens, appear to be conclusive as to its distinctness. 



GELECHIAD^. 

Crocanthes eurypyra, n. sp. 

cJ . 1(3 mm. Head, thorax, and abdomen dark violet-fuscous, 
face whitish. Palpi whitish, terminal joint dark fuscous. Fore- 
wings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, 
terraen straight, oblique ; 4 and 5 out of 2, 9 and 10 out of 7 ; 
orange; markings dark purple-fuscous; a basal patch, outer edge 
rather convex, running from ^ of costa to before ^ of dorsum, 
connected by a slender costal streak with terminal band ; a some- 
what pentagonal spot in middle of disc ; a terminal band, edge 
slightly concave, running from | of costa to just before tornus : 
cilia dark bronzy-grey. Hindwings orange ; markings dark fuscous : 
a small basal patch, hardly extending to i of wing ; a trapezoidal 
spot in disc at |, broadest above ; an apical fascia, broad on costa, 
attenuated to below middle of termen : cilia grey, with darker sub- 
basal shade, towards tornus suffused with orange. 

New Guinea, Upper Setekwa R., Snow Mts., 2-3000 feet ; one 
specimen. 

Crocanthes gelastis, n. sp. 

J . 17 mm. Head and thorax dark purple-fuscous, face shining 
whitish-ochreous. Antennae dark fuscous, with apical and very 
broad supramedian whitish bands. Palpi pale ochreous-yellowish, 
terminal joint dark fuscous. Abdomen deep yellow, basal third 
and apex dark purple-fuscous. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, 
posteriorly somewhat dilated, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, 
termen straight, rather oblique ; 2 and 4 stalked, 5 connate, 9 and 
10 out of 7; dark purple-fuscous ; an irregular transverse deep 
yellow spot crossing end of cell, not reaching costa or dorsum : cilia 
dark purplish-bronzy-fuscous. Hindwings dark fuscous ; a rather 
broad rather irregular deep yellow fascia from somewhat beyond 
middle of costa to termen above tornus : cilia dark bronzy -fuscous, 
round dorsum and lower part of termen yellow. 

New Guinea, Upper Setekwa R., Snow Mts., 2-3000 feet; one 
specimen. 

Crocanthes rhodantha, n. sp. 

2 . 16 mm. Head whitish-ochreous. Palpi whitish-ochreous, 
second joint rosy-tinged anteriorly. Thorax whitish-ochreous, 
shoulders and a central spot light crimson. Abdomen whitish- 
ochreous, slightly rosy-tinged. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, 

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98 EXOTIC MTCROLEPIDOPTERA. 

posteriorly somewhat dilated, costa gftntly arched, apex obtuse, 
termen straight, rather oblique ; 2 and 4 stalked, 5 connate, 9 and 
10 out of 7 ; light rosy-crimson ; an irregular transverse light 
yellow blotch in disc before middle, connected with costa before 
middle by some yellowish suffusion; a series of indistinct yellow 
marks along apical part of cost a and termen : cilia yellow, on 
tornus light purplish-grey. Hindwings pale greyish, apex slightly 
rosy-tinged; cilia whitish-grey, round apex and up])er half of 
termen light yellow. 

New Guinea, Upper Setekwa R., Snow Mts., 2-3000 feet; one 
specimen. 

Crocanthes aulodocha, n. sp. 

2 . 21 mm. Head and thorax purple-fuscous. Palpi purple- 
fuscous, terminal joint whitish-ochreous, anteriorly fuscous. 
Antennae whitish-ochreous. Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen 
sinuate, little oblique ; 2 and 4 stalked, 'J and 10 out of 7 ; purplish- 
fuscous ; a triangular whitish spot on middle of costa, whence a 
whitish line interrupted in middle runs to near dorsum beyond 
middle ; a slight whitish mark along costa near apex : cilia purplish- 
fuscous, with an ochreous-whitish basal line. Hindwings grey ; 
cilia ochreous-whitish tinged with grey, with a grey subbasal 
shade. 

New Guinea, Upper Setekwa R., Snow Mts., 2-3000 feet ; one 
specimen. 

Timyra corythista, n. sp. 

S . 13 mm. Head pale metallic-bronze. Palpi pale yellowish. 
Thorax yellow, shoulders pale metallic-bronze. Abdomen whitish- 
ochreous. Posterior tibiae yellow, on origin of spurs projecting 
tufts of bristly hairs slightly mixed dark fuscous, base of tarsi dark 
fuscous. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa slightly arched, apex 
pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; orange-yellow ; 
markings light bronzy-fuscous ; a streak along basal sixth costa, a 
small blackish spot beneath it at base ; a slightly obliciue tranverse 
fascia at g, not quite reaching costa ; a patch occupying apical half 
of wing, anterior edge somewhat convex, including a jellow spot 
above tornus : cilia pale ochreous. Hindwings pale ochreous, a 
long expansible pale ochreous hairpencil from base, lying in a sub- 
median furrow ; cilia xDale ochreous. 

Madras, Anamalais, 3000 feet, in January [FletcJier) ; one 
specimen. Allied to sjyJiaeritis. 

ANAXYRINA, n. g. 
Head with appressed scales, sidetufts loosely raised ; ocelli 
posterior; tongue developed. Antennae over 1, in cJ rather stout, 
serrulate, simple, basal joint moderate, without pecten. Labial 
palpi moderately long, recurved, second joint with appressed scales, 
slightly rough beneath, terminal joint half second, evenly scaled 



SELECHIAD^. 99 

and slightly roughened anteriorly, obtuse. Maxillary palpi very 
short, filiform, appressed to tongue. Posterior tibiae rough-scaled 
above towards base, -with large expanded median and apical tufts 
of rough scales, basal joint of tarsi with rough projecting scales 
above. Forewings with 1 b short-furcate, 2 from ^, 3 absent, 4 and 

5 stalked from angle, 7 absent, 11 from beyond middle. Hindwings 
], trapezoidal, apex obtuse, termen obliquely sinuate beneath apex, 
cilia 1 ; 2 remote, 3 absent, 4 from angle, 5 approximated to 4, 

6 and 7 stalked. 

Anaxyrina cyanopa, n. sp. 
cJ. 12-13 mm. Head, antennae white. Palpi white, second 
joint somewhat sprinkled dark fuscoas. Thorax whitish, two dark 
fuscous spots anteriorly. Abdomen whitish, towards middle some- 
what sprinkled grey. Posterior legs whitish, tufts of tibiae suffused 
dark fuscous, spurs banded dark fuscous, basal joint of tarsi and a 
ring on next joint dark fuscous. Forewings elongate, rather 
narrow, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen hardly rounded, 
rather oblique ; ochrcous-v.'hitish ; markings light fuscous irrorated 
black ; a small spot on base costa ; a slender irregular sometimes 
incomplete transverse fascia near base ; a broad irregular fascia 
parallel to termen before middle, closely followed by a narrower 
irregular metallic-indigo-blue fascia edged black ; a semioval blotch 
on dorsum at | ; a broad posterior light brownish band irrorated 
blackish on lower half, leaving a narrow streak groundcolour 
round apex and termen, marked three white dots on costa and 
sprinkled white towards costa posteriorly : cilia whitish-grey, three 
blackish-grey lines, outer half leaden-metallic reflections. Hind- 
wings, cilia pale grey. 

CooRG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, in November (Neiucome) ; two specimens. 

>/ PSEUDOCRATES, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales, sidetufts loosely raised; ocelli small, 
posterior; tongue developed. Antennae |, in c? serrulate, simple, 
basal joint moderately elongate, without pecten. Labial palpi long, 
recurved, second joint thickened with appressed scales, loose beneath 
towards apex, terminal joint as long as second, slender, acute. 
Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, ap[)ressed to tongue. Posterior 
tibiae rough-haired above. Forewings with 1 b furcate, 2 from 
near angle, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to termen, 9 connate with 7, 11 from 
middle. Hindwings 1, pointed-trapezoidal, termen slightly sinuate, 
cilia 1|; 4 absent, 3 and 5 connate or short-stalked, 6 and 7 stalked. 

Type antisphena Meyr. Allied to Psammoris, which it resembles 
superficially and in neuration of hindwings, but differs considerably 
in neuration of forew ings ; analogy here suggests that in Psammoris 
vein 7 is absent, 8 and 9 stalked, rather than as originally stated. 

Pseudocrates antisphena, n. sp. 
cJ . 13 mm. Head fuscous-whitish. Palpi whitish, second 
joint sprinkled dark fuscous except towards apex, terminal joint 

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100 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTEEA. 

with a few dark fuscous scales. Antennae whitish ringed dark 
fuscous. Thorax pale fuscous, shoulders sprinkled dark fuscous. 
Abdomen ochreous-whitish. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa 
gently, arched, apex pointed, ternien extremely obliquely rounded ; 
light brownish, sprinkled blackish-fuscous except in disc, especially 
along costa, forming small groups of scales on margins towards 
apex ; stigmata lai'ge, blackish, plical beyond first discal and more 
or less completely united with it to form an obli(iue subtriangular 
blotch, edged whitisli posteriorly, second discal triangular, edged 
latei'ally whitish : cilia pale ochreous tinged grey, s])riiikled blackish- 
fuscous towards base. Hindwings grej'-whitish, becoming pale 
grey posteriorly ; cilia ochreous-wbitish. 

S. India, Nilgiris, Pykara, 7U00 feet, in March (Andrewes) ; two 
specimens. 

Pseudocrates soritica, n. sp. 

S . 13 mm. Head fuscous-whitish. Palpi whitish, second 
joint sprinkled dark fuscous except towards apex, terminal joint 
with a few dark fuscous scales. Antennae whitish ringed dark 
fuscous. Thorax pale fuscous, shoulders sprinkled dark fuscous. 
Abdomen grey-whitish. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa 
gently arched, apex obtuse, termen rounded, rather strongly 
oblique ; pale fuscous, sprinkled dark fuscous, margins irregularly 
irroruted blackish-fuscous, especially along costa ; a blackish mark 
beneath costa near base ; an oblique blackish mark from dorsum 
at ^ ; an oblique transverse blackish-fuscous blotch representing 
combined plical and first discal stigmata, a subtriangular spot 
representing second discal : cilia whitish-fuscous tinged ochreous 
towards base, basal third sprinkled fuscous. Hindwings pale grey ; 
cilia grey-whitish. 

S. India, Palnis, 6000 feet (CampheU). Very similar to preceding, 
but forewings less narrow, termen much less oblique. 

i CROCOGMA, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales, sidctufts loosely raised ; ocelli small, 
posterior; tongue developed. Antennte 1, in d" simple, basal joint 
moderate, without pecten. Labial palpi very long, recurved, 
second joint smooth-scaled, terminal joint shorter than second, 
moderate, pointed, in cJ with rough spreading hairs posteriorly. 
Maxillary palpi rudimentary. Posterior tibiae clothed with hairs 
above. Forewings with 1 b furcate, 2 from towards angle, 3 and 4 
connate from angle, 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to termen, 11 from middle. 
Hindwings 1, trapezoidal, termen sinuate, cilia nearly 1 ; 3 and 4 
coincident, 5 nearly parallel, 6 and 7 stalked. 

Allied to Eridachtha. 

Crocogma isocola, n. sp. 

J . 12 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen whitish-ochreous, shoulders 
fuscous. Palpi whitish-ochreous, second joint fuscous. Antennae 



GKLECHIAD^. 101 

whitish-ochreous, ringed above fuscous. Forowings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termcn very 
obliquely rounded ; pale ochreous, more or less irrorated fuscous, 
costa and upper part of tcrmen suffused rather dark fugcous ; 
stigmata blackish, discal large, plical smaller, rather oblicjuely 
before first discal : cilia whitish-ochreous, two indistinct fuscous 
lines, s[)rinkled with fuscous towards base, iliudwings whitish- 
ochreous, a deep ochreous-yellow streak of modified scales along 
submedian fold ; cilia whitish ochreous. 

Assam, Khasis, in March and April ; two sj)ocimens. 

MNESISTEGA, u.g. 

Head with approssed scales ; ocelli posterior ; tongue developed. 
Antennae ^, in (S somewhat stout, simple, basal joint moderate, 
with pecten. Labial palpi moderately long, recurved, second joint 
rather thickened with scales, somewhat rough towards apex beneath, 
terminal joint nearly as long as second, moderate, acute. Maxillary 
palpi very short, iiliforni, appi'essed to tongue. Posterior tibiae 
clotliod with long hairs above. Fore wings with 1 b furcate, 2 from 
towards angle, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to terraen, 9 from near 7, 11 from 
beyond middle. Hindwings 1, trapezoidal, narrowed posteriorly, 
apex pointed, terraen sinuate, cilia 14 ; 3 and 4 connate, 5 nearly 
parallel, 6 and 7 closely approximated towards base. 

Apparently allied to Homaloxestis. 

Mnesistega talantodes, n. sp. 

J 2 . 9-12 mm. Head pale ochreous. Palpi ochreous-whitish, 
second joint dark fuscous except apex. Antennae grey, towards 
apex whitish three narrow dark grey bands. Thorax dark purple- 
fuscous. Abdomen grey, anal tuft whitish-ochreous. Forewings 
elongate, narrow, costa hardly arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen 
extremely obli(|uely rounded ; yellow-ochreous, a few scattered 
dark fuscous scales ; a dark purple-fuscous basal patch, widest on 
costa and sending a more or less suffused costal streak to posterior 
fascia ; first discal stigma cloudy dark fuscous ; a slender irregular 
suffused dark purple-fuscous transverse fascia at | ; an irregular 
dark purple-fuscous apical spot: cilia yellow-ochreous, a few 
scattered dark fuscous scales, above apex a dark purple-fuscous 
patch. Hindwings grey, more or less hyaline between veins 
anteriorly, especially in S ; cilia light grey. 

CooRG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, March to October {Newcome) ; eight 
specimens. 

Homaloxestis locliitis, n. sp, 

S. 9 mm. Head, palpi, antennae, thorax ochreous-whitish, 
second joint palpi infuscated externally except apex, antennae 
ringed fuscous except towards base. Abdomen grey, anal tuit 
yellow-whitish. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa slightly arched, 
apex pointed, termen very obliquely rounded; 7 and 8 stalked, 



102 EXOTIC MICROI.EPIDOPTEKA. 

7 to terraen, it coimaLe, pale whitish-ochrcous ; a black dot. on base 
costa ; discal stigmata moderate, black, a black dot on dorsum 
beneath second ; small black marginal dots or marks round posterior 
l)art of costa and termcn : cilia pale whitish-ochrcous. Hindwings 
3 and 4 coincident ; light grey ; cilia whitish-grey. 

CooRG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, August {Newcomc) ; one specimen. 

Homaloxestis ceroxesta, n. sp. 

S. 15 mm. Head, palpi, antennae pale ochreous-yellowish, 
crown tinged fuscous. Thorax pale ochreoiis-fuscous. Abdomen 
pale ochreous. Forewings elongate, posteriorly slightly dilated, 
costa slightly arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen faintly sinuate, 
oblique ; 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to termen ; pale ochreous-fuscous, 
costa suffused pale yellow-ochreous : cilia pale ochreous, towards 
tips whitish-ocbreous. Hindwings grey ; cilia whitish-ochrcous 
tinged grey. 

Bombay, Belgaum, 2500 feet, August (Fletcher) ; one sj)ecimen. 

Homaloxestis xylotripta, n. sp. 

c? 2 . 15-16 mm. Head, thorax light fuscous, face and sides 
of crown whitish-ocbreous. Palpi, antennae whitish-ochreous. 
Abdomen pale ochreous. Forewings elongate, posteriorly some- 
what dilated, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen 
faintly sinuate, rather oblique ; 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to termen ; 
light fuscous : cilia concolorous. Hindwings light greyish ; cilia 
Avhitish-grey-ochreous. 

N.W, Ikdia, Peshawar, June (Fletcher) ; two specimens. 

4 HABROGENES, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales, sidetufts somewhat raised ; ocelli 
very small, posterior ; tongue developed. Antennae over 1, in cf 
simple, basal joint elongate, without peeten. Labial palpi very 
long, recurved, second joint thickened with appressed scales, 
terminal longer than second, slender, acute. Maxillary palpi very 
short, filiform, appressed to tongue. Posterior tibite loosely haired 
above, wdth rough expanded median tuft of scales. Forewings 1 b 
furcate, 2 and :^ long-stalked, 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to ai)ex, 11 from 
beyond middle. Hindwings 1, tiapezoidal, termen hardly sinuate, 
cilia I ; 3 and 4 stalked, 5 slightly approximated, 6 and 7 stalked. 

Type eupatrls Meyr. ; also includes leucochlora Meyr. Anaxyrina 
may probably be derived from this. 

LECITHOCERA HS. 

This genus is undoubtedly to be regarded as an immediate 
derivative of Brachnia, differing from it only in tbe longer antennge. 
The neuration is identical and similarly variable, llecent accumu- 
lations of new species have however much obscured the division 



GIOLECHIAO^. 103 

between the two genera as hitherto conceived, since a strict inter- 
pretation was found to separate species obviously allied together ; 
and after reconsideration of the whole 1 think a better demarcation 
can be made by drawing the line further down, the definitions 
being recast as follows : Lerdthocera, antennae about 1 or over 1 ; 
Bfaclunia, antenna) i-^. This will have the effect of transferring 
all the following species from Braclimia to Lecithocera, viz., comp- 
sophila, deleastra, isoerijpta, arcifera, orbata, iresia, hracculata, 
aryocrossa, pJiilosopha, laxata, tlirancuta, pellax, metasavis, corsota, 
stranr/alistis, citrostrota, storestis, cr}/psil)jchna, (jerma, percnobela, 
putcolata, elephantopa , lycopis, hcemylopis, octavana, epomia, paro- 
ristis, eicophthalma, parasema, cordata, isomila, nubigena, fornacalis, 
capnaula. 

Lecithocera nardinopa, n. sp. 

cJ . 24 mm. Head ochreous- yellow. Palpi yellowish, second 
joint sprinkled fuscous, terminal suffused dark fuscous except 
towards base. Antennae dark grey, moderately ciliated (broken). 
Thorax dark purplish-fuscous. Basal joint posterior tarsi thickened 
rough dark fuscous scales above. Forewings elongate, rather 
narrow, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, termeu slightly sinuate, 
rather oblique ; 3 absent, 2 and 4 stalked, 5 connate, 8 and 9 out 
of 7, 7 to termen ; fuscous; a pale ochreous spot on costa at 4: 
cilia fuscous, three suffused dark fuscous lines. Hindwings 3 and 4 
long-stalked, 5 connate ; grey ; cilia light grey, a darker subbasal 
shade. 

CooRG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, March {Newcomc) ; one specimen. 

Lecithocera coleasta, n. sp. 

J . 13 mm. Head fuscous, sides of crown whitish-ochreous. 
Palpi ochreous-whitish, second joint rather dark fuscous except 
apex. Antennae ochreous-whitish. Thorax whitish-ochreous, 
posterior extremity fuscous. Abdomen grey, anal and genital tufts 
long, whitish-ochreous. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, pos- 
teriorly somewhat dilated, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, 
termen slightly rounded, somewhat oblique ; 2 and 3 stalked, 7 and 
S stalked, 7 to termen; dark fuscous; a broad whitish-ochreous 
costal stripe throughout, lower edge irregular, at base just reaching 
dorsum, obtusely prominent beyond middle, thence irregularly 
narrowed to apex, costal edge suffused dark fuscous towards base : 
cilia fuscous. Hindwings 3 and 4 stalked ; grey ; cilia light grey. 

New Guinea, Sariba 1. (Meeh) : one specimen. 

Lecithocera immobilis, n. sp. 

cJ . l;5 mm. Head, antenn.Te, thorax dark fuscous. Palpi 
ochreous-whitish, second joint dark fuscous except towards apex. 
Abdomen grey-whitish. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, 
apex obtuse, termen rounded, somewhat oblique ; 2 and 3 stalked, 



104 KXOTIC MICR0I,EP1D0PTERA. 

8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to apex ; dark fuscous, slightly tiugod imrjile ; 
stigmata darker, cloudy, obscure, plical beneath first discal : cilia 
purplish-luscous. Hindwings and cilia grey-whitish. 
a, India, Coimbatore, March (Fletcher) ; one 3i)ecimen. 

Lecithocera caligula, n. sp. 

J 2. 15-lG mm. Head ochreous- whitish, crown suffused grey 
posteriorly. Palpi whitish, second joint grey except towards apex, 
with blackish siibapical ring, anterior edge of terminal dark grey. 
Anteinue whitish ringed fuscous. Thorax, abdomen fiascous, anal 
tuft S light ochreous. Posterior tibiae rather dark fuscous, apex 
whitish. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, posteriorly hardly 
dilated, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen sinuate, 
somewhat oblique; 2 and 3 stalked, 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to termen ; 
fuscous, faintly tinged lilac; a small fiattened-triangular whitish 
spot on costa at |, whence a slightly curved fine indented whitish 
line (sometimes almost obsolete) runs to dorsum before tornus : 
cilia fuscous, tips ochreous-whitish on termen. HindAvings 3 and 4 
short-stalked; grey; in cS a long whitish-yellowish hair[)encil 
from base lying along costa, costal edge of wing dark fuscous 
towards middle ; cilia grey. 

New Guinea, Sudest I., December {3Ieek); Kei Is., April; three 
specimens. 

Lecithocera effera, n. sp. 

J 2 . 12-14 mm. Head light ochrcous-brownish. Palpi stout, 
pale ochreous, terminal joint infuscated. Antennae J serrate, 
shortly ciliated. Thorax purplish-fuscous. Abdomen grey, anal 
tuft cT pale ochreous. Forewings elongate, 2 more so, costa 
slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen nearly straight, somewhat 
oblique ; 2 and 3 stalked, 7 and 8 long-stalked, 7 to apex ; purplish- 
fuscous, irrorated darker ; discal stigmata forming round dark spots 
circled brown or pale ochreous suffusion, plical a pale ochreous dot 
or mark obliquely before first discal ; a pale ochreous spot on costa 
at f: cilia dark grey. Hindwings c^ fuscous-whitish, veins suffused 
grey, $ gi'ey ; cilia light grey. 

S. India, Coimbatore, d" bred from larva feeding on leaves of 
Ipomoea batatas (sweet ])otato), September (Fletcher) ; Bombav, 
Surat (MaxiveU-LefrOf/); two specimens. Pupa-case (sent) clothed 
with scattered erect hairs, a curious feature ; four segments free. 

Lecithocera ptochas, n. sp. 

2 . 10 mm. Head, antennae whitish. Thorax grey. Abdomen 
whitish-grey. Posterior tibiae grey, apex white. Forewings 
elongate, rather narrow, costa slightly arched, apex pointed, termen 
faintly sinuate, oblique; 2 and 3 stalked, 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to 
termen ; dark grey ; second discal stigma indistinct, dark fuscous ; 
an indistinct whitish dot on costa at | : cilia grey, two darker 
shades, base on termen whitish. Hindwings grey; cilia light grey. 

Bengal, Pusa, June (Fletcher) ; one specimen. 



GELECHIAI)^. 105 

Lecithocera digna, n. sp. 

5. 18 mm. Head, lliorax bronzy-fuscoiis. Palpi ochreous- 
whitish, second joint inlcrmiUy and beneath yellowish, externally 
somewhat infuscated, anterior edge of terminal dark fuscous. 
Antennte whitish, towards base ringed fuscous beneath. Abdomen 
grey. Posterior tibiae grey, extreme apex white. Forewings 
elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, 
tcrmen sinuate, rather oblique ; 2 and 3 stalked, 8 and 9 out of 7, 
7 to just below apes ; rather dark fuscous, faintly tinged purplish; 
a minute whitish dot on costa at |, whence proceed very faint 
traces of a fine pale angulated transverse line : cilia rather dark 
fuscous, on termen base finely pale yellowish and tips white. Hind- 
wings and cilia grey. 

Assam, Khasis, May; one specimen. 

Lecithocera perfida, n. sp. 
S . 1-1 mm. Head, thorax ochreous-whitish. Palpi whitish, 
second joint fuscous except apex, scales somewhat rough towards 
apex beneath. Antennae rather stout, ochreous-whitish ringed 
fuscous. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa slightly arched, 
apex obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded; 2 and .'3 connate 
7 and 8 stalked, 7 to termen ; whitish-ochreous slightly tinged 
brownish posteriorly, some scattered dark fuscous specks ; base of 
costa blackish ; discal stigmata moderate, black, second connected 
dorsum by a strong transverse bar dark fuscous suffusion ; a 
marginal series of cloudy blackish dots round posterior part of 
costa and termen : cilia whitish-ochreous, on termen suffused grey, 
two darker lines. Hind wings whitish-grey, tinged whitish-ochreous 
towards apex ; cilia whitish-ochreous. 

8. India, Nilgiris, Pykara, 7000 feet, March (Anth-eivcs) ; one 
specimen. 

Lecithocera macella, n. sp. 
2 . 13 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen whitish, shoulders some- 
times greyish-tinged. Palpi whitish, second joint suffusedly 
irrorated dark fuscous exce])t apex. Anteunfe whitish ringed dark 
fuscous. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa slightly arched, apex 
obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded; 2 and 3 connate or closelv 
ajjproximated at base, S and 9 out of 7, 7 to termen ; pale "-rev 
sprinkled dark fuscous, costa more or less suffused ochreous-whitish- 
discal stigmata black, a suffused dark fuscous dorsal spot beneath 
second ; cloudy blackish marginal dots round posterior part of costa 
and termen : cilia whitish-grey, on costa ochreous-whitish. Hind- 
wings 3 and 4 stalked; whitish-grey; cilia whitish. 

S. India, Nilgiris, Maduvatam, 0000 feet, April (Andrcives) ; 
two specimens. 

Lecithocera desolata, n. sp. 
S . 16 mm. Head, thorax pale brownish-ochreous, shoulders 
fuscous. Palpi -whitish-ochreous, second joint suffused dark fuscous 



106 EXOTTf! MlCRol-KllDulTKRA. 

irroratioi), ferrainal dark fuscous anteriorly. Antennje whitish- 
ochreoiis. Abdomen liglil f^'reyish-ochrcous, an expanded tuft of 
pale fuscous hairs beneath anal segment. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, slightly dilated posteriorly, costa gently arclied, 
apex obtuse, ternien slightly rounded, oblique ; 2 and 3 long-stalked, 
8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to termen ; brownish-ochrcous, somewhat 
sprinkled dark fuscous; basal '^ costa suffused fuscous; discal 
stigmata dark fuscous: cilia light brownish-ochreous. Hindwings 
3 and 4 stalked ; light grey ; cilia pale ochreous. 

S. India, Nilgiris, OOUO feet, May (Andretves) ; one specimen. 

Lecithocera glaphyritis, u, sp. 

J $ . 14 mm, Head, thorax glossy ash-grey. Palpi pale 
ochreous, second joint tinged grey towards apex, terminal grey. 
Antenna) grey ringed whitish. xVbdomen pale greyish-ochreous. 
Forewings elongate, posteriorly rather dilated, costa gently arched, 
apex obtuse, termen oblicjuely rounded ; 2 and 3 stalked, 7 and 8 
stalked, 7 to termen; very glossy ash-grey : cilia ])ale grey. Hind- 
wings 3 and 4 coincident; ochreous-whitish, apex suffused pale 
grey; cilia ochreous-whitish. 

Cbtlon, Namunukuli, 6000 feet, Patipola (Pole, Green); two 
specimens. 

Lecithocera chersitis, n. sp. 

2 . 15 mm. Head pale yellow-ochreous, centre of crown tinged 
fuscous. Palpi pale yellowish, second joint slightly tinged fuscous 
except apex, anterior edge of terminal infuscated. Antennae pale 
yellowish. Thorax light fuscous. Abdomen pale greyish-ochreous. 
Forewings elongate, rather narrow, posteriorly dilated, costa gently 
arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded; 2 and 3 connate, 
7 and 8 stalked, 7 to apex ; pale greyish-ochreous irrorated fuscous ; 
discal stigmata cloudy, rather dark fuscous, an additional similar 
dot beneath second : cilia pale greyish-ochreous suffused light grey. 
Hindwings 3 and 4 short-stalked ; grey; cilia whitish-grey. 

Korea, Port Lazaref, June {Fletcher); one specimen. 

Lecithocera prudens, n. sp. 

5 . 20 mm. Head pale ochreous. Palpi rather dark fuscous. 
Antennae dark purplish-fuscous, bases of joints lighter. Thorax 
rather dark purplish-fuscous. Abdonieii grey. F'orewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen faintly 
sinuate, somewhat oblique ; 2 and 3 stalked, 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to 
just below apex; rather dark purplish-fuscous; discal stigmata 
Avell-marked, dark fuscous : cilia purplish-fuscous, on termen base 
whitish-ochreous. Hindwings 3 and 4 stalked : grey ; cilia light 
grey, base whitish-ochreous. 

New Guinea, Setekwa R., 2-3000 feet; one specimen. 



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Lecithocera neosticta, n. sp. 

c{ . 1 4 mm. Head violet-fuscous, sides light ochreoiis-yellowish. 
Palpi light ochreous-yellowish, second joint somewhat infuscated 
externally, terminal ochreous-whitish. Antennte pale yellowish, 
indistinctly ringed fuscous. Thorox violet -fuscous. Abdomen 
light grey. Forewiugs elongate, rather narrow, posteriorly slightly 
dilated, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen hardly rounded, 
oblique: 2 and 3 stalked, 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to apex; fuscous 
irrorated darker ; discal stigmata dark fuscous, second short- 
transverse ; cilia light fuscous, two darker shades. Hindwings 3 
and 4 stalked ; light grey ; cilia pale grey. 

CooRG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, August (Netvconie) ; one specimen. 

Lecithocera contracta, n. sp. 

c? 2 • 11-13 mm. Head, thorax violet-fuscous, sides of crown 
pale ochreous-yellowish. Palpi ochreous-whitish, second joint 
fuscous except tip, anterior edge of terminal fuscous, xVntennse 
ochreous-whitish, faintly ringed fuscous. Abdomen grey. Fore- 
wings elongate, rather narrow, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse- 
pointed, termen slightly rounded, very oblique; 2 and 3 stalked, 
8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to apex ; rather dark fuscous ; discal stigmata 
cloudy, blackish, second transverse : cilia grey, dark fuscous sub- 
basal shade. Hindwings narrower and more pointed than usual, 
3 and 4 stalked ; grey ; cilia light grey. 

Kaistaea, Dharwar, January and February (Maxivell); two 
specimens. Distinguished from hitegrata and allies by narrower 
wings and more oblique termen. 

Lecithocera integrata, n. sp, 

2 . 16 mm. Head light violet-fuscous, sides light ochreous- 
yellowish. Palpi fuscous, terminal joint whitish-ochreous 
posteriorly. Antenna3 whitish-ochreous. Thorax fuscous. Abdomen 
light ochreous-fuscous. Forewiugs elongate, rather narrow, costa 
slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen obhquely rounded ; 2 and 3 
short-stalked, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to apex; rather dark fuscous; 
second discal stigma obscurely darker : cilia pale fuscous. Hind- 
wings 3 and 4 stalked ; pale grey ; cilia pale ochreous-grey. 

Kanaka, Dharwar, April (MaxweU) : two specimens. 

Lecithocera fru strata, n. sp. 

cJ . 10 mm. Head fuscous, face pale ochreous. Palpi whitish- 
ochreous, second joint fuscous except apex. Antennje pale 
ochreous-j''ellowish. Thorax dark fuscous. Abdomen dark grey. 
Forewiugs elongate, rather narrow, costa slightly arched, apex 
obtuse, termen slightly rounded, oblique ; 2 and 3 stalked, 8 and 9 
out of 7, 7 to termen ; dark fuscous : cilia grey. Hindwings 
3 and 4 stalked ; grey ; cilia grey. 

FRE>fCH Congo, Fort Crampel ; one specimen. 



108 EXOTIC MICEOLEPIDOPTERA. 

Lecitliocera acrosphales, n. sp. 

2- 15 mm. Head liglil viok't-fuscous, sides ochreous-yt'llowisli. 
Palpi pale ochreous, second joint infiisc;i1ed oxtoruallj-, anterior 
edge of terminal fuscous. Antennae wliitish-ochreous, slenderly 
ringed fuscous. Thorax violet-fuscous. Abdomen grey, apex 
wliitish-ochreous. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, posteriorly 
slightly dilated, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termcn sliglitly 
rounded, oblique; 2 and 3 stalked, 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to just 
above apex ; violet-fuscous sprinkled darker : cilia light greyish, 
two darker shades. Hindwings 3 and 4 stalked; grey; cilia light 
grey. 

Madagascar, Antanaiuirivo ; one specimen. 

Lecithocera insidians, n. sp. 

cJ . 18 mm. Head light violet-fuscous, sides oclireous-yelluwish. 
Palpi whitish-ochreous, second joint suffused externally fuscous, 
anterior edge of terminal fuscous. Antennae whitish-ochreous. 
Thorax violet-fuscous. Abdomen fuscous. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, ternien obliquely 
rounded ; 2 and 3 stalked, 4 and 5 stalked, 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to 
apex ; rather dark fuscous : cilia fuscous, two obscure duiker 
shades. Hindwings 3 and 4 short-stalked ; grey ; a small expan- 
sible greyish hair-pencil in a groove from beneath base of cell ; 
cilia pale grey, a faint darker subbasal sliade. 

CooRG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, August {Neivcome) ; one specimen. 

Lecitliocera respoiisa, n. sp. 

J. 18 mm. Head fuscous, sides whitish-ochreous. Pa]])i 
whitish-ochreous, second joint fuscous except tij), anterior edge of 
terminal fuscous. Antennae whitish-ochreous. Thorax dark 
fuscous. Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, 
costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded : 2 
and 3 short-stalked, 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to apex ; dark fuscous : 
cilia fuscous. Hindwings 3 and 4 stalked ; light grey ; cilia pale 
grey, base ochreo us -whitish. 

Bombay, Belgaum (BeU) ; one specimen. 

Lecithocera eludens, n. sp. 

J . 1() mm. Head, thorax fuscous, sides of crow n wliitish- 
ochreous. Palpi ochreous-whitish, second joint fuscous except tij), 
anterior edge of terminal fuscous. Anteniia3 whitish-ochreous. 
Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa slightly 
arched, apex obtuse, ternien slightly rounded, oblitjue; 2 and 3 
short-stalked, 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to apex; rather dark fuscous: 
cilia fuscous, extreme base ochreous-whitish. Hindwings 3 and 4 
coincident; grey; cilia light grey. 

a. India, Nilgiris, 6000 feet, ^fay (Andreiucs) ; one specimen. 



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Lecithocera syntropha, n. sp. 

c^ . 15 ram. Head light fuscous, sides mixed with whitish. 
Palpi whitish, second joint fuscous except apex. x\ntennaB whitish. 
Thorax dark fuscous. Abdomen liglit grey. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa slightly arclied, apex obtuse, termen obliciuely 
rounded; 2 and 3 short-stalked, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to apex; dark 
fuscous : cilia grey, two obscure darker shades. Hindwings 3 and 
4 short-stalked ; light grey ; cilia pale grey. 

N.W. India, Quetta, July (Kiirse); one specimen. 

Lecithocera jugalis, n. sp. 

5> . 11 mm. Head pale ochrcous, crown centrally tinged fuscous. 
Palpi whitish-ochreous, second joint somewhat infuscated externally. 
Antennae whitish-ochreous. Thorax pale ochreous. Abdomen 
pale grey, Forewings elongate, rather narrow, coata slightly 
arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; 2 and 3 short- 
stalked, 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to apex ; pale ochreous, sufJused light 
fuscous except towards costa anteriorly ; discal stigmata black : 
cilia light grey. Hindwings 3 and 4 coincident; grey; cilia light 
grey. 

Kanaka, Dharwar, September (Mcuvivell); one specimen. 

Lecithocera caustospila, n. sp. 

J 5, 14-15 mm. Head violet-fuscous, sides oclireous-yellowish. 
Palpi pale yellowish, second joint fuscous except towards apex, 
anterior edge of terminal dark fuscous. Antennae whitish- 
ochreous sharply ringed dark fuscous. Thorax ochreous-yellowish, 
shoulders suffused dark fuscous. Abdomen light grey. Forewings 
elongate, rather narrow, posteriorly slightly dilated, costa slightly 
arched, apex obtuse, termen nearly straight, oblique; 2 and 3 
stalked, 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to termen ; ochreous-yellowish sprinkled 
dark fuscous ; a suffused dark fuscous costal streak from base to 
4, posterior extremity rather expanded with dark irroration 
beneath ; discal stigmata moderate, blackish ; an undefined blotch 
of fuscous suffusion on dorsum beyond middle ; a suffused fuscous 
patch extending along termen : cilia grey, on costa ochreous- 
yellowisli. Hindwings 3 and 4 coincident ; light grey ; cilia pale 
grey. 

Assam, Khasis, ilay to August ; six specimens. Near metacausia, 
but in that species 7 of forewings runs to apex, and 3 and 4 of 
hindwings are stalked, forewings also without dorsal blotch. 

Lecithocera pyxinodes, n. sp. 

S. 15 mm Head, thorax light greyish-ochreous. Antennae 

whitish-ochreous. Palpi whitish-ochreous, second joint infuscattd 

except towards apex, terminal much longer than second, suffused 

dark fuscous anteriorly. Abdomen pale ochi'eous. Forewings 



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KXOTIC WICKOLEPIDOPTKEA. 



elongate, rather narrow, posteriori}' somewhat dilated, costa slightly 
arclied, apex obtuse, terruen nearly straight, rather oblique; 2 and 

3 loiig-stalked, 4 atul 5 connate, 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to termen ; 
browiiish-ochreous sprinkled fuscous; stigmata moderate, cloudy, 
rather dark fuscous, plical beneatli lirst discal, second lying in an 
undetined fascia of fuscous suffusion crossing wing : cilia pale 
greyish-ochrcous, a faint darker subbasal shade. Hindwings 3 and 

4 stalked, 5 connate; pale brassy-ochreous ; cilia whitish-ochreous. 
Madagascak, Antananarivo ; one specimen. 

Lecithocera malacta, n. sp. 

2 . 14 mm. Head pale bronzy-fuscous, face and sidetufts 
whitish-ochreous. Antennae whitish-ochreous ringed fuscous, 
basally thickened. Palpi whitish-ochreous, second joint light 
fuscous except apex, anterior edge of terminal dark fuscous. 
Thorax light fuscous. Abdomen whitish-ochreous. Forewings 
elongate, rather narrow, posteriorly somewhat dilated, costa slightly 
arched, apex obtuse, termen slightly rounded, oblique ; 2 and 6 
stalked, 8 and 9 out, of 7, 7 to apex ; light brownish-ochreous, 
irregularly sprinkled dark fuscous ; stigmata moderate, cloudy, 
dark fuscous, plical beneath first discal, an additional dot beneath 
second : cilia pale ochreous, somewhat sprinkled dark fuscous. 
Hindwings 8 and 4 stalked; whitish-ochreous, slightly sprinkled 
fuscous towards apex ; cilia whitlsh-oclireous. 

CoMOKo Is., Grand Comoro, August {Leigh) ; one specimen. 

Lecithocera caecilia, n, sp, 

S . 15 mm. Head ochreous, crown centrally tinged pale 
violet-fuscous. Palpi ochreous. Antennae pale ochreous, on apical 
half indistinctly ringed fuscous. Thorax ochreous, shoulders 
fuscous. Abdomen greyish-ochreous. Forewings elongate, costa 
gently arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded; 2 and 3 
stalked, 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to apex ; ochreous ; base of costa dark 
fuscous ; discal stigmata blackish, second almost connected dorsum 
by narrow irregular transverse streak dark fuscous suffusion ; dark 
fuscous marginal dots round apex and termen : cilia ochreous. 
Hindwings 3 and 4 long-stalked ; light grey ; cilia pale greyisli- 
ochreous. 

Ceylon, Pundaloya, January [Oreen); one specimen. 

Lecithocera combusta, n. sp. 

(S . 19 mm. Head, thorax violet-fuscous, sides of crown tinged 
ochreous. Palpi j^ellow-ochreous, anterior edge of terminal joint 
dark fuscous. Antennae pale ochreous. Abdomen light greyish- 
ochreous. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, 
apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded; 2 and 3 stalked, 4 and 5 
stalked, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to just below apex ; violet-fuscous. 



GELECHIAD^. Ill 

tinged oclireous in disc ; discal stigmata obscurely darker, second 
transverse : cilia light greyish-ocbroous, base paler, an indistinct 
fuscous subbasal shade, Hindwings 3 and 4 stalked; light grey; 
cilia light greyish-ocbrcous. 

Ceylon, Maskeliya, August (Pole); one specimen. 

Lecithocera fortis, n. sp. 

cJ . 19 mm. Head, thorax light fuscous, sides of crown whitish- 
ochreous. Palpi fuscous, apex of second joint and upper portion of 
terminal whitish-ochreous. Antennae whitisb-ochreous, ciliations 2. 
Abdomen light greyish- ochreous. Forewings elongate, rather 
narrow, posteriorly slightly dilated, costa slightly arched, apex 
obtuse-pointed, termen sinuate, somewhat oblique ; 2 and 3 stalked, 
8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to termen ; light fuscous ; costa anteriorly 
darken-, a slight blackish subcostal mark at base; a triangular 
sharplj' defined blackish blotch in disc about g, its apex resting on 
fold anteriorly, base direct-transverso posteriorly ; a blackish mark 
on costa before middle ; a sharply marked transverse blackish spot 
in disc at |, rather widened upwards ; an indistinct pale greyish- 
ochreous transverse line at 4 jiarallel to termen, edged anteriorly 
dark fuscous suffusion, indented above middle : cilia pale ochreous, 
tinged fuscous except towards base. Hindwings 3 and 4 stalked ; 
pale ochreous-grey ; cilia pale ochreous, a deeper subbasal shade. 

K. India, Nilgiris, 3500 feet, March (Andrewes) ; one specimen. 
Nearly allied to trigonopis, but rather shorter-winged, posterior 
edge of postraedian discal spot vertical instead of inwards-oblique 
downwards, ciliations of antennae longer but, similarly thin and 
straggling. 

J PHILOPTILA, n. g. 

Head smooth, face retreating; ocelli small, posterior; tongue 
developed. Antenna3 over 1, in c? strongly ciliated, basal joint 
moderately elongate, without pecten. Labial palpi very long, 
recurved, second joint with appresscd scales, terminal joint as long- 
as second, slender, acute. Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, 
appressed to tongue. Anterior tibiae very short, tarsi long; pos- 
terior legs with rough scaletufts above on origin of tibial spurs and 
apex of basal joint of tarsi. Forewings 1 h furcate, 3 and 4 out of 
2, 5 approximated, 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to apex, 11 from middle. 
Hindwings over 1, trapezoidal, costa with strong rough scale- 
projections before and beyond middle, termen bisinuate, cilia J- ; 
4 absent, 3 and 5 connate, G and 7 connate. 

Allied to Nosphistica, and probably indicating its origin from 
Lecithocera. 

Philoptila eflfrenata, n. sp. 

J . IG mm. Head, thorax, abdomen dark fuscous. Palpi dark 
fuscous, second joint white at base and middle, terminal white, a 
dark fuscous sul)median band. Autennal ciliations 3. Forevvines 



112 EXOTIC MICKOLEPIROPTEKA. 

elongate, narrow, graduiillj dilated, costa slightly arched, apex 
obtuse, termeii straiglit, ratlior ul)lique ; dark })urplish-luscous ; a 
small cloiulj^-wliito spot, above dorsum beyond middle ; a small 
rather dbliijiie wedgcshaped white mai'k on costa beyond i : cilia 
purplish-fuscous, two darker shades, small white spots on costal 
mark and above apex. Hindwings blackish; small white marks 
on costa at middle and |^ : cilia fuscous, a blackish subbasal 
shade, on upper part of termen a dark fuscous apical bisinuate 
shade tipped white in sinuations. 

Kanaka, Nagody, 2500 feet, September {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Onebala metriodes, n. sp. 

$ , 14 mm. Head violet-grey, sides ochreous-whitish. Palpi 
whitish, second joint dark ashy-fuscous except towards apex beneath. 
Antennae ochreous-whitish. Thorax dark purplish-grey. Abdomen 
grey. Posterior legs whitish, basal half of tibiae dark grey. Fore- 
wings elongate, narrow, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen 
obliquely rounded ; 2 and 3 stalked, 4 and 5 connate, 8 and 9 out 
of 7, 7 to apex ; dark purplish-fuscous ; an ochreous-whit-ish 
elongate yellow dot on costa at |- : cilia grey, several indistinct 
suffused darker lines. Hindwings 3 and 5 stalked ; grey ; cilia as 
in forewings. 

Kanaka, Dharwar, November {Maxivell) ; one specimen. 

Onebala sophronistis, n. sp. 

5 . 12 mm. Head, thorax rather dark fuscous, face pale greyisli- 
ochreous. Palpi ochi'eous-whitish, basal | of second joint dark 
fuscous. Antennae whitish-ochreous. Middle tibiae dark fuscous, 
apical half whitish-oclireous. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, 
narrowed posteriorly, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, 
termen very obliquely rounded ; B absent, 4 and 5 separate, 8 and 
9 out of 7, 7 to apex; rather dark fuscous; a transverse blackish 
fascia at g, narrowed towards costa : second discal stigma moderate, 
round, black; a dark fuscous shade from | of costa to tornus, 
suffused anteriorly, well-detined posteriorly and somewhat angulated 
beneath costa and in disc : cilia grey. Hindwings and cilia grey. 

Kanaka, Ganesh Gudi. April {Maxwell); one specimen. 

Brachmia vecors, n. sp. 

6 ? . 13-16 mm. Head, antennae, thorax fuscous. Palpi 
whitish, second joint fuscous except apex. Abdomen light greyish- 
ochreous. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, 
termen rounded, rather oblique ; 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to apex ; 
fuscous ; stigmata dark fuscous, in $ cloudy, plical beneath or 
hardly before first discal; a small indistinct spot of darker suffusion 
on dorsum before tornus : cilia pale fuscous, mixed darker towards 
base. Hindwings grey ; cilia whitish-grey. . 

S. India, Palnis and Gooty {Campbell), Aladura {Maxwell), 
. Hampsagaram {Fletcher), August to October; six specimens. 



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Brachmia rusticana, n. sp. 

(5 . V.) ram. Head, thorax brouzy-fiiscous, sides of crown 
ochreous-tinj^ed. Palpi fuscous, posteriorly whitish-ochreoiis. 
Anlenntc light grcjisli-oclireous. Eorewings elongate, ratlier nar- 
row, posteriorly sliglitly dilated, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, 
termeii slightly sinuate, somewhat ol)lique ; 8 and U out of 7, 7 to 
just below apex; bronzy-fuscous; stigmata cloudy, dark fuscous, 
plical somewhat beyond first discal : cilia pale greyish-ochreous, 
basal third tinged yellowish. Hindwiiigs grey ; cilia pale greyish- 
ochreous, a grey subbasal line. 

S. India, Anamalais, 4000 feet, January [Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Brachmia officiosa, n. sp. 

J . 12 mm. Head whitish. Palpi whitish, second joint fuscous 
except apex. Antennae rather stout, serrate, dark fuscous. Thorax 
light fuscous. Abdomen ochreous-yellowish, anal tuft whitish. 
Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, ajiex obtuse, termen 
slightly rounded, rather oblique; 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to just below 
apex; light fuscous; basal third of costa suffused dark fuscous; 
stigmata blackish, plical beneath first discal ; a small cloudy blackish 
spot on dorsum towards tornus ; some small groups of blackish 
scales along termen ; cilia pale fuscous, a few darker scales near 
base, Hindwings grey ; cilia pale grey. 

S, India, Madura, October (31axivell)- one specimen. 

Brachmia perumbrata, n, sp, 

2 . 18 mm. Head, thorax pale fuscous. Palpi whitish, second 
joint fuscous except apex, terminal sprinkled fuscous towards base. 
Abdomen pale greyish-ochreous. Forewings elongate, rather 
narrow, posteriorly somewhat dilated, costa gently arched, apex 
rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, somewhat oblique ; 7 and 8 
stalked, 7 to apex; pale fuscous, indistinct streaks of dark fuscous 
irroration in disc and between veins : cilia pale fuscous, on termen 
tips whitish. Hindwings and cilia whitish-fuscous. 

Penhal, Pusa, March (Fletcher) • one specimen. 

Brachmia resoluta, n. sp. 

c? . 13 mm. Head whitish-ochreous. Palpi whitish-ochreous, 
second joint externally tinged fuscous, base and supramedian band 
of terminal dark fuscous. Antenna) serrulate, simple. Thorax 
fuscous suffused anteriorly dark fuscous. ForcAvings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely 
rounded ; 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to apex ; light greyish-ochreous 
irrorated fuscous, a dark fuscous dot on base of costa ; stigmata 
dark fuscous, plical beneath first discal; almost marginal cloud)' 
daik fuscous dots round posterior part of costa and termen : 
cilia light greyish-ochreous, towards tips grey-whitish. Hindwings 
pale grey ; cilia whitish-grey, 

Bkn(j\l, Pusa, February [Fletcher)-, one specimen, 
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114 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPXERA. 

Brachmia melicephala, n. sp. 

(^ . 13 mm. Head pale ycllow-ochreous. Palpi whitish- 
ochreous, second joint fuscous except apex. Antennae serrulate, 
simple, dark grej'. Thorax dark fuscous. Abdomen grej-. Fore- 
wings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen nearly 
straight, ratlier oblique; 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to apex; pale fuscous 
irrorated darker, costa anteriorly suffused darker ; second discal 
stigma obscurely darker : cilia pale greyish. Hindwings light grey; 
cilia pale greyish. / 

Bdrma, Lashio, 3000 feet, August (Fhtcher) ; one specimen. 

Brachmia sitiens, n. sp. 

c? $ . 18-19 ram. Head, thorax fuscous irrorated whitish- 
ochreous. Palpi whitish- ochreous sprinkled fuscous. Antennae c? 
slender, simple. Abdomen pale greyish-ochreous. Forewings 
elongate, posteriorly rather dilated, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse-pointed, termen sinuate, lather oblique ; 7 and 8 stalked, 
7 to termen ; light greyish-ochreous irrorated I'ather dark fuscous ; 
stigmata cloudy, dark fv;scous, plical somewhat before first discal, 
a faint irregular transverse shade from second to dorsum ; traces 
of cloudy submarginal dots round apex and termen : cilia whitish- 
grey, slightly sprinkled fuscous. Hindwings pale grey ; cilia 
whitish-grey. 

S. India, Nilgiris, Pykara, 700u feet, March, April (Andrewcs); 
seven specimens. 

Brachmia engrapta, n. sp. 

(S $ . 12-14 mm. Head whitish-fuscous. Palpi ochreous- 
whitish more or less infuscated externally. Antennae S serrulate, 
moderately ciliated. Thorax brown. Abdomen grey. Forewings 
elongate, narrow, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen sliglitly 
rounded, oblique; 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to apex; brown, cell clouded 
fuscous ; suffused fuscous interueural streaks, in $ two beneath 
apex sprinkled blackish ; stigmata indicated by some darker suffusion, 
lateral margins marked by small cloudy wliitish dots, plical rather 
before first discal ; an obscure cloudy whitish dot on costa at |, 
whence a faint paler angulated shade crosses wing ; indications 
dark fuscous marginal dots round apex and termen : cilia light grey. 
Hindwings and cilia light grej'. 

Punjab, Lahore, cJ bred in July from larva on Ipomoea batatas; 
S. India, Coimbatore, October {Fletcher) ; two specimens. Nearly 
allied to xerastis, but though a narrow-winged species, it has not 
the peculiarly elongate forewings of xerastis. 

Brachmia philomusa, n. sp. 

c? 5 . 9 mm. Head, palpi, thorax, abdomen ochreous-whitish, 
patagia infuscated. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa 
gently arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; 7 and 8 



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stalked, 7 to apex ; whitish-ochrcous, cell suffused light fuscous ; 
plical stigma t'ormiiig an ochreous spot irrorated black, ])recedcd 
and followed bj- sonic black irroration on fold ; a streak of black 
irroration from before middle of disc to beneath apex, interrupted 
on end of cell by a roundish whitish-oclireous blotch enclosing a 
fuseousochreous s])ot, and three line interneurul lines of black 
irroration between cell and termen beneath this ; a few scattered 
black scales in a line from before middle of costa to upper angle of 
cell ; apex and termen suifused light fuscous : cilia fuscous sprinkled 
whitish points, basal tliird barred dark fuscous irroration, base 
ochreous-whitish. Hindwings pale grey; cilia grey-whitish. 

Bengal, Chapra (MacJcenzie) ; Ceylon, Puttalam, Galle, December 
(Pole, Fletcher) ; three specimens. 

Atasthalistis gorgopa, n. sp. 

(S $ . 32-34 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen dark purple-fuscous. 
Antennse dark fuscous, apical half white. Forewings elongate, 
narrow, posteriorly somewhat dilated, costa slightly arched, apex 
rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, little oblique ; dark purple-fuscous ; 
a whitish basal dot in middle, a small elongate subcostal spot at \, 
a large cloudy spot beneath middle of costa, some scales along fold 
towards base, and a small cloudy spot above fold beyond middle; 
an oval deep orange blotch occupying termen, sprinkled dark fuscous 
towards anterior edge : cilia dark grey. Hindwings blackish ; a 
broad deep orange terminal fascia extending to below middle of 
termen ; cilia blackish, round terminal area orange. 

New Guinea (?) ; three specimens. Allied to gnojilirhia. 



TRICHEMBOLA, n. g. 

Head smooth-scaled ; ocelli very small, posterior ; tongue short. 
Antennse f , in S shortly ciliated, basal joint elongate, without 
l)ecten. Labial palpi with second joint extremely long, straight, 
porrected, loosely scaled beneath, above with long rough projecting 
hairscales diminishing to apex, terminal joint short, obliquely pro- 
jecting, slender, pointed. Maxillary palpi rudimentary. Posterior 
tibije clothed with long hairs above. Forewings 1 b furcate, 2-6 
remote, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to costa, 9 sometimes absent, 11 from 
middle. Hindwings 1, narrow-trapezoidal, apex pointed, termen 
more or less emarginate, cilia nearly 2 ; 2-5 remote, parallel, 6 and 
7 rather approximated at base. 

Type seynis. Allied to Chilopselaphus and Megacraspedus. 

Trichembola opisthopa, n. sp. 

J. 10mm. Head, thorax, abdomen ochreous-whitish. Palpi 
whitish-ochreous, irrorated dark fuscous, hairs of second joint above 
whitish. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa slightly arched, apex 
pointed, termen very obliquely rounded; 9 absent; ochreous- 
whitish becoming pale ochreous towards apex, sprinkled dark 

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IIG EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

fuscous specks ; second discal stigma blackish, at | : cilia pale 
ochreous. Hindwings pale greyish ; cilia whitish-grey-ochreous. 
CooRG, Dibidi, tioOU feet, May {Newcome) ; one specimen. 

Trichembola segnis, n. sp. 

(^ 2 . 15-18 ram. Head, thorax, abdomen ochreous-whitish. 
Palpi pale greyish-ochreous speckled dark fuscous, hairs of second joint 
above whitish. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, 
apex pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; 9 absent ; pale 
ochi-eous speckled fuscous ; stigmata dark fuscous, plical very 
obliquely before first discal : cilia pale ochreous, sometimes a 
fuscous subbasal line. Hindwings pale grey ; cilia whitish- 
ochreous. 

Assam, Khasis ; Coorg, Dibidi, 3500 feet {Newcome) ; April, 
May, twelve specimens. 

Trichembola epicliorda, u. sp. 

S . 17 mm. Head, thorax ochreous-whitish. Palpi ochreous- 
whitish irrorated dark fuscous, terminal joint with dark fuscous 
band. Abdomen greyish. Porewings elongate, narrow, costa 
gently arched, apex pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; 
9 present; whitish-ochreous, slightly sprinkled dark fuscous towards 
margins; a line of blackish irroration along vein 12; three longi- 
tudinal lines of black irroration in disc, uppermost posteriorly 
furcate and running to apex and beneath it, median obsolescent 
posteriorly, lowest along fold ; an irregular oblique brown streak 
from g of costa, and some suff"used brown marking connecting these 
lines in middle of disc and along termen : cilia whitish-ochreous 
suffused with brownish. Hindwings termen more emarginate than 
in other species ; rather dark grey ; cilia light grey. 
Assam, Khasis, April ; one specimen. 

Trichembola fuscata, n. sp. 

cJ $ . 15-16 mm. Head, thorax light brownish or fuscous. 
Palpi pale greyish-ochreous irrorated dark fuscous. Abdomen dark 
grey. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa slightly arched, apex 
obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; 9 present ; brown or fuscous, 
irrorated dark fuscous ; plical and second discal stigmata darker, 
obscure, plical linear ; a very oblique indistinct darker cloudy line 
from ^ of costa to lower angle of cell : cilia light greyish, two dark 
fuscous shades. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Ceylon, Patipola, Namunukuli (6000 feet), February, May 
{Alston, Green); two specimens. 

J ' PITYOCONA, n. g. 

Head smooth-scaled; ocelli small, posterior ; tongue developed. 
Antennie f , in 6 simple, basal joint moderately elongate, without 
pecteu. Labial palpi long, recurved, much thickened throughout 
with scales, rough posteriorly, especially on terminal joint ; second 



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joint thickest towards apex, terminal as long as second, thickest in 
middk', ])ointed. Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, a])pressed to 
tongue. Posterior tibia? clothed with rougli hairs above. I'orewings 
1 h furcate, "1 from |, 3 from before angle, 4 from angle, 7 and 8 
stalked, 7 to costa, 11 from middle. Hindwings under 1, narrowly 
elongate-trapezoidal, apex pointed, produced, tcrmen sinuate- 
eraarginate, cilia 4 ; 2-4 remote, 5 and somewhat approximated 
at base, 6 and 7 parallel. 
Allied to Aristotelia. 

Pityocona xeropis, n. sp. 

d 2- 10-12 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen whitish-ochreous. 
Palpi whitish-ochreous banded dark grey iiroration. Forewings 
elongate, very narrow, long-pointed, acute ; brownish -ochreous, 
more or less sprinkled dark fuscous ; lines of white suffusion or 
irroration along dorsum and fold ; blackish dots beneath fold at i 
of wing and beneath costa at ^ ; stigmata black, finely ringed 
white, plical usually elongate, very obliquely before first discal ; 
sometimes fine whitish lines on veins towards costa posteriorly; 
some indistinct blackish dots along posterior third of costa 
and termen : cilia pale brownish-ochreous. Hindwings grey ; cilia 
pale grey. 

Ceylon, Maskeliya, Ambulangoda (Pole) ; Kanaka, Belke 
(Maxwell) ; Bi;ngal, Pusa (Maxwell-Lefroij) • January to April, 
July, August; seven specimens. 

Apatetris leucoglypta, n. sp. 

c? 2 . 10-11 mm. Head, tliorax, abdomen white. Palpi 
white, second joint hardly rough beneath, ochreous except towards 
apex, Forewings elongate-lanceolate ; 7 and 8 out of 6 ; yellow- 
ochreous, irregularly sprinkled black, especially along margins of 
markings; markings white; costal, median, and dorsal streaks 
from base, terminated by an irregular inwards-oblique fascia 
before middle ; a very irregular-edi;ed streak from about i of costa 
to tornus, two acute projections anteriorly ; two or three fine 
inwards-oblique marks from costa near apex ; an irregular terminal 
line : cilia white, some black specks near base, and an interrupted 
dark grey median line. Hindwings emargination obtuse-angled ; 
light grey ; cilia pale grey. 

Kanaka, Chandavar, Haliyal, January {Maxwell) ; two specimens. 
I consider that Apatetris Stand, supersedes Epiphthora Meyr., and 
that Calyptrotis Meyr., Didacti/lota Wals., Proactica Wals., and 
Gecidophaya Wals. are synonyms. 

Aristotelia incitata, n. sp. 

J. 12 mm. Head ochreous-whitish. Palpi oehreous-whitish, 
second joint fuscous except apex, terminal with fuscous supra- 
median band. Thorax, abdomen whitish-grey-ochreous. Forewings 
narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; 6 separate ; pale whitish-grey- 



118 EXOTIC MTCROLEPIDOPTHRA. 

oclireous irrorated dark fuscous, more or le^s suffused whitish in 
disc ; ))hickish dots beneath costa near base and before J-, and 
beneath fold at i ; stigmata black, plical obliquely before first 
discal ; cloudy dark fuscous dots along costa posteriorly and 
termen : cilia light greyish-ochreous, round apex paler and spotted 
basally fuscous. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

Assam, Khasis, March, August, September ; three specimens. 

Aristotelia resinosa, n. sp. 

5 . 12 mm. Head indigo -purple-fuscous, sides of crown 
ochreous. Palpi purple-fuscous, apex of second joint, and u])ex and 
subbasal ring of terminal i»ale ochreous. Thorax deep fuscous-jiuvple. 
Abdomen grey. Forewings very narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; 
6 separate ; deep fuscous-purple ; dorsal edge shortly ochreoiis- 
yellow near base ; a slender ochreous-yellow streak mixed 
ferruginous-brown along fold throughout ; a blackish dot on lower 
edge of this at i of wing, and one beneath costa before 5, finely 
edged yellowish posteriorly; stigmata black, plical obliquely before 
first discal, discal connected by a slender ochreous-yellow streak 
continued along termen to apex ; two or three small undefined 
yellowish dots on costa posteiiorly : cilia grey, at apex an ochreous- 
yellow bar. Hindwings and cilia grey. 
Assam, Khasis, May ; one specimen. 

Aristotelia argodecta, n. sp. 

cJ . 7 mm. Head, palpi, thorax brown, face whitish. AnteniiBe 
dark fuscous, irregularly dotted white. Abdomen light grey, anal 
tuft whitisli-ochreous. Forewings narrow, parallel-sided, short- 
pointed ; separate ; brown ; narrow transverse white spots from 
dorsum at ^ and tornus, and from costa beyond these at -| and 4 ; 
plical and first discal stigmata represented by cloudy dark fuscous 
marks following first dorsal and costal spots respectively, second 
discal by a dark fuscous dot following apex of tornal spot and finely 
white-edged posteriorly : several minute Avhitc marginal dots round 
apex : cilia grey, at apex tips wiiitish. Hindwings and cilia rather 
dark fuscous. 

Ceylon, Diyatalawa, July (Fletcher) \ one specimen. 

Aristotelia ingravata, n. sp. 

J . 9 mm. Head, thorax ochreous-whitish, shoulders blackish. 
Palpi white, basal g of second joint blackish. Abdomen grey- 
whitish. Forewings elongate-lanceolate ; 6 separate ; pale 
ochreous or whitish-ochreous ; a thick black finely whitish-speckled 
costal streak from base to j-, occupying nearly half of wing, its 
lower edge with prominences before middle of wing and near 
extremity probably indicating discal stigmata; some black 
irroration along upper part of termen to apex : cilia whitish- 
ochreous, a few black specks towards base. Hindwings grey ; cilia 
whitish-ochreous. 



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GKLECHIAl).*;. 119 

N.W. India, Peshawar; Bengal, Pusa; April, May, bred from 
larva forming galls in twigs of Tamariv (jallica {Fletcher); two 
specimens. 

Aristotelia agatha, u. sp. 

2 . 13 mm. Head, palpi, thorax ferruginous-brownish, face 
whitish-suffused. Abdomen dark grey. Forewings elongate- 
lanceolate ; 6 separate ; ferruginous-brown ; a very oblicjue 
indistinct darker streak from near base of costa to below fold ; a 
spot of deeper suffusion on costa at ^ ; plical and first discal 
stigmata deeper brown, faintly edged whitish posteriorly, plical 
very obliquely anterior, second discal dark fuscous, finely 
pale-edged ; three costal and two terminal whitish dots towards 
apex, apical edge blackish between these : cilia light brownish, base 
dark fuscous round apex, with ochreous-whitish dashes on 
marginal dots. Hiudwings and cilia dark fuscous. 
Assam, Khasis, August ; one specimen. 

Aristotelia semiophanes, n. sp. 

$.11 mm. Head pale yellow-ochreous. Palpi whitish, second 
and terminal joints each with two bands of dark fuscous suffusion. 
Thorax dark fuscous. Abdomen greyish. Forewings elongate, 
narrow, costa slightly arched, apex tolerably pointed, termen 
extremely obliijuely rounded ; 6 separate ; brown irrorated dark 
fuscous ; a broad deep yellow-ochreous dorsal stripe from base, 
upper edge indented on plical stigma, beyond this forming a 
rounded blotch extending to discal stigmata, thence much narrowed 
to beyond tornus, including irregular longitudinal silvery marks 
towards base and beyond middle, and a dot on tornus ; an obli(][ue 
fascia of silvery suffusion at \ and a patch towards middle of costa ; 
stigmata small, indistinct, dark fuscous, plical obliquely before 
first discal, both these followed by small white dots, second discal 
preceded by a small white dot and surmounted by a small 
yellow-ochreous snot; a smjill yellow-ochreous spot beneatii costa 
towards apex, and some suffusion along termen ; some small cloudy 
white marginal dots round posterior part of costa and termen : 
cilia light greyish, at apex whitish, on costa fuscous, base spotted 
with fuscous and white. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 
Ceylon, Puttalam, February (Pole) ; one specimen. 

Aristotelia articulata, n. sp, 

2 . 10 mm. Head, thorax whitish sprinkled dark grey. Palpi 
whitish, second and terminal joints each with two bands of 
blackish-grey irroration. Forewings elongate-lanceolate ; 6 
separate: fuscous: base whitish-sprinkled; a pale ochreous line 
along fold, posteriorly suH'used into ground-colour; an oblique 
white fascia sprinkled fuscous at ^ ; a broader oblique white 
median fascia irroraled fuscous, both edges indented in middle, 
space between this and preceding darker fuscous except dorsally ; 
a short slender longitudinal black streak in disc beyond this ; a 



120 



EIOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTEEA. 



marginal series of white dots on costa towards apex and termen : 
cilia whitish, three grey lines, base grey barred white on dots. 
Hindwings and cilia light grey. 

S. India, Coimbatore, April {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Pycuodytis irrigata, n. sp. 

S $ . 13-14 mm. Head whitish-fuscous sprinkled grey. Palpi 
whitish, second joint irrorated dark fuscous except apex, terminal 
joint wdth dark fuscous submcdiaii band. Thorax whitish-fuscous 
mixed dark fuscous and ochreous. Abdomen light ochreous-grey. 
Fore wings elongate, narrow, cosla gently arched, apex pointed, 
termen extremely obliquely rounded ; light brownish-ochreous, 
veins streaked whitish-ochreous and more or less strongly edged 
dark fuscous irroration ; a-black dot beneath costa at I, one beneath 
fold below this, and one above fold rather posterior; stigmata 
black, plical slightly before first discal : cilia whitish-ochreous, 
basal half spotted fuscous. Hindwings 6 and 7 stalked ; pale grey ; 
cilia w^iitish-ochreous. 

Madagascak, Antananarivo : four specimens. 

Thyrsostoma glaucitis, Meyr. 

Antennae 6 second joint elongate and considerably thickened, 
about half second. Thorax sometimes tinged violet-grey. Post- 
median discal marking of forewings a narrow-elongate spot sur- 
mounted by two fine cloudy dashes ; a faint whitish spot on termen 
towards apex. Tibial tufts of scales more correctly termed 
expanded whorls. 

Besides Ceylon, received from Cooig, Kanara, and Assam ; 
attached to mango, apparently common. The above corrections 
and additions are needed to show distinction from the following- 
species, of which the first two are closely allied to it but easily 
separable. I suspect these insects of elevating their hindlegs in 
the manner of SUithmopoda, to which there is some superficial 
resemblance, and should be glad of definite observations. The 
genus is allied to Thiotricha, and not to Aristotelia as suggested ; 
T. pj/htrtis Meyr. is properly referable here. Corrected neuratiou 
of hindwings: 2-4 parallel, 5 approximated, 6 and 7 long-stalked. 
To this genus also belongs the European Gaerini, erroneously 
placed by Stainton in Stathmopoda ; its food-plant, like the mango, 
belongs to Anacardiacece. 

Thyrsostoma diplobathra, n. sp. 

S ?. 10-11 mm. Head, thorax pearly-white. Palpi whitish, 
second joint with expanded fringe of very long whitish hairs 
l)eneath, terminal joint grey. Antenuje S basal joint much 
elongated and thickened, second joint also much elongated and 
thickened, | of basal, ciliations 2, Abdomen c^ whitish, dorsally 
grey towards base, $ grey. Forewings very narrow, widest near 
base, thence pointed to acute apex ; grey with strong violet- blue 



GIOI.ECHIADjE, 121 

reflections; markings white; a narrow inwardly oblique fascia at -| ; 
a sulitriangular spot in disc at f^ ; a spot crossing wing near apex : 
cilia grey. Hindwings and cilia grey. 

Assam, Khasis, March, October ; lour specimens. 

Thyrsostoma macrodelta, n. sp. 

c?. 10-11 mm. Head, thorax pearly-while. Palpi whitisli, 
second joint with very long expansible tuft of whitish hairs pro- 
jecting from furrow beneath, terminal longer than second, much 
thickened with appressed scales, liardly pointed, tip dark grey. 
Antennte basal joint much elongate and thickened, second joint 
elongate, more than half basal, ciliations i|. Abdomen whitish. 
Forewings very narrow, widest near base, thence pointed to acute 
ai)ex ; dark fuscous, faintly violet-tinged ; an inwardly-oblique 
white fascia at |, rather broad on costa and narrowed downwards, 
sometimes extended as a slender streak on dorsum to near base; an 
elongate-triangular white blotch in disc beyond middle, upper edge 
almost reaching costa througliout ; a small cloudy pale fuscous or 
whitish spot near apex : cilia grey. Hindwings rather dark grey; 
cilia grey. 

Assam, Khasis, March, November; three specimens. 

Thyrsostoma chelophora, n. sp. 

J . 12-13 mm. Head, thorax whitish, shoulders grey. Palpi 
extremely long, whitish, basal joint fuscous, second long, with very 
long expansible tuft (jf whitish hairs concealed in a fine furrow 
beneath and projecting beyond apex, terminal joint nearly twice 
second, strongly curvcMJ laterally inwards, much thickened with 
appressed scales, hardly pointed, suftused grey. Antenna? basal 
joint much elongate, rather thickened, ciliations 2. Abdomen grey. 
Forewings very narrow, slightly narrowed posteriorly, short- 
pointed, obtuse; beneath with fringe of rough hairs directed 
downwards from costa on basal | ; rather dark fuscous ; markings 
cloudy, whitish; an obscure narrow fascia near base; a narrow 
rather inwards-oblique fascia at ^ ; two spots almost forming a 
similar less oblique fascia at | ; a mark just before apex : cilia grey. 
Hindwings and cilia grey. 

Assam, Margherita; two specimens. 

Thyrsostoma fissilis, n. sp. 

J . 8 mm. Head, thorax pearly-white. Palpi white, second 
joint with very long expansible tuft of white hairs projecting from 
furrow beneath, terminal joint slender, pointed. Antennie basal 
joint much elongate, thickened, second joint elongate, scaled, about 
half basal, ciliations 2. Abdomen white, grey dorsally towards 
base. Forewings very narrow, widest near base, thence narrowed 
to pointed apex; gi'ey ; markings white; a narrow innardly 
oblique fascia at -g- : two transversely placed connected triangular 



122 EXOTIC MICRriLKPlDOPTERA. 

spots ill disc at I ; a spot crossinj? wing near apex : cilia grej-. 
Hindwings and cilia grey. 

Assam, Khasis, November ; one specimen. The precise nature 
of the structure described in this and other species of the genus as 
an enlarged second joint of antennae is difficult to ascertain 
accurately ; it is clothed with dense scales above and looks like a 
simple joint, but may be a partial consolidation of several joints ; 
it is a (]uite exceptional feature. 

Thiotricha pyrphora, n. sp. 

S 9 ■ 7-8 ram. Head, palpi, thorax shining whitish. Antennal 
ciliations J 2^. Al)doraen whitish-ochreous. Forewings very 
narrow, widest near base, thence slightly narrowed, short-pointed, 
obtuse ; grey, basal half suffused shining whitish ; a deep orange 
blotch occupying apical third, anterior edge indented below middle 
by a projection of groundcolour sometimes ( J ) extended as a 
streak to apical spots, or with a spot of grey suffusion on termen 
( 5 ) ; a round black spot at apex (smaller in § ), and a dot 
beneath it : cilia pale grey, faintly orange-tinged on termen, on 
costa grey, a dark grey line opposite apex. Hindwings grey, 
towards apex suffused orange before a dark grey pra^apical bar ; a 
black apical dot : cilia pale grey. 

CooEG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, January (jyewcome) ; two s])ecimeii8. 
The differences noted are probably sexual or varietal ; in case of 
doubt, the cJ is the specific type. 

Thiotricha xanthaspis, n. sp. 

J 5 . 11 mm. Head, palpi, thorax shining white. Antennal 
ciliations J 2. Abdomen whitish. Forewings very narrow, 
Avidest near base, thence slightly narrowed, apex tolerably pointed, 
termen very obliquely rounded; shining Avhite; an ochreous- 
orangc suffused blotch extending along apical third of costa ; 
a narrow irregular from costa rather iuwards-obli(}ue dark fuscous 
fascia at |, sometimes not quite reaching margins ; a small blackish 
dot just above apex, and one on termen slightly anterior : cilia 
light ochreous-orange, towards tornus grey-whitish. HindAvings 
grey, costa and termen suffused dark grey, apex pale orange ; cilia 
whitish-grey, round apex pale orange, at apex a whitish patch with 
dark grey basal mark and postmedian bar. 

Assam, Khasis, March, May; two specinens. 

Thiotricha complicata, n. sp. 
cJ. 8 mm. Head shining white, crown grey. Palpi Avliite, 
a short tine hair])eucil from apex of second joint abuve. Antennal 
ciliations 5. Tliorax, abdomen grey. Forewings narrow, widest 
near base, thence gradually narrowed, apex tolerably })ointed, 
termen very obliquely rounded ; rather dark glossy purplish-grej- ; 
an oblique Avhite line, suff'used in disc with yellow, from above 
tornus to apical portion of costa, on which it is trifurcate, 



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123 



and a whitish line between this and termen : cloudy Ithick clots at 
apex and on termen near apex : cilia pale grey, round apex base 
white within a dark grey shade. Hindwings grey ; cilia light 
grey, at apex whitish-suft'used between blackish basal and 
postmedian dots. 

CooRG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, January, February (Newcotiie) ; two 
specimens. 

Thiotricha scioplecta, n. sp, 

9. 14 mm. Head glossy whitish-grey. Palpi grey. Thorax, 
abdomen light grey. Forewings elongate, narroAv, widest near 
base, thence narrowed posteriorly", apex pointed, termen very 
obliquely rounded ; pale glossy grey ; an oblique triangular rather 
dark purplish-fuscous blotch extending on dorsum from near base 
to near middle and reaching fold ; a dark purplish-fuscous 
streak just beneath costa from \ to near apex, thick anteriorly 
and attenuated posteriorly ; an oblique wedgeshaped dark purplish- 
fuscous mark from costa at !| running into this followed by violet- 
whitish strigula edged dark fuscous ; a pale streak edged dark 
fuscous from apex of this to tornus, very acutely angled inwards 
on fold ; apical area ochreous, a short violet- white dash terminating 
in black apical dot : cilia light grey, on costa basally whitish 
barred dark grey, at apex a short dark fuscous subbasal line and 
postmedian projecting hook, beneath apex a short subbasal leaden- 
metallic bar edged posteriorly blackish. Hindwings grey; cilia 
light grey. 

Assam, Shillong, 5000 feet, October ( Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Thiotricha balanopa, n. sp. 

cJ . 8-11 mm. Head, thorax shining white. Palpi white, 
a tiue hairpencil from apex of second joint above. Abdomen 
whitish. Forewings narrow, moderately pointed ; shining white ; 
a cloudy fuscous spot above tornus emitting an oblique strigula ; 
two oblique dark fuscous strigulte fi'om costa near apex ; an oval 
or elongate black apical spot : cilia white, on costa with two dark 
fuscous triangular spots on strigulae, round apex with dark fuscous 
line. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

Assam, Khasis, May: Borneo, Kuchiug, April (Hcwi(t) ; three 
specimens. 

Thiotricha oxygramma, n. sp. 
2 . 12 mm. Head, palpi shining whitish. Thorax pale glossy 
greyish-ochreous. Abdomen ochreous-whitish. Forewings very 
narrow, a])ex obtuse-pointed, termen very obliquely rounded ; light 
greyish-ochreous; extreme costal edge white towards middle; 
a very oblique whitish line, strongly edged dark grey on both 
sides, from costa at 4, and one from tornus, acutely angulated 
inwards on fold, meeting it at an acute angle near apex ; a whitish 
mark on middle of termen ; a black apical dot, edged anteriorly 
whitish : cilia pale ochreous-grey, round apex wliitish with two 



124 EXOTIC MICKOLIOPIDOPTKRA. 

projecting grey hooks, on termcu beneath apex basal lialf violet- 
grey-inetallic edged dark grey. Ilindwings grey, paler anteriorly, 
extreme tip whitish ; cilia pale grey, a whitish apical bar with 
dark grey basal dot and postmedian mark. 

Assam, Khasis, October; one specimen. Neuratiou of forewings 
in this and some other s[)ecies 6 and 8 stalked, 7 absent, 9 closely 
approximated ; doubtless therefore in this genus the absent vein is 
always 7, and not 9 as originall}' suggested. 

Thiotricha synacma, n. sp. 

c{ . 12 mm. Head, thorax iridescent white. Palpi white, 
a hairpencil from apex of second joint above, terminal greyish 
anteriorly. Antennal ciiiations 2^. Forewings very narrow, 
narrowed posteriorly, apex pointed, termen very obliquely bent; 
fuscous ; markings ochreous-white ; a broad pointed median streak 
from base to near apex ; a streak from beneath this before middle 
to tornus ; a line along costa from middle to a short oblique line 
from costa terminating above apex of median streak ; a very 
oblique lino from above tornus to beneath apex of median streak ; 
a wedgeshaped streak along lower half of termen; a tine transverse 
blue-leaden-metallic line just beyond these markings before ai)ex ; 
apex ochreous-tinged ; a small black apical dot preceded by a 
minute violet-silvery dot : cilia pale grey, on costa whitish, at apex 
two projecting dark grey hooks, on termen beneath apex basal 
third met:illic-grey limited by a darker line. Hiudwings grey, 
paler in disc anteriorly ; cilia light grey. 

Assam, Khasis, JSovember ; one specimen. 

Thiotricha cuneiformis, n. sp. 

J 5 . 9-11 mm. Head, palpi., thorax shining white. Forewings 
very narrow, narrowed posteriorly, apex obtuse-pointed, termen 
very obliquely rounded ; shining white ; costal edge black from 
base to a slight mark before middle ; an elongate dark fuscous spot 
on dorsum before middle ; an oblique wedgeshaped black mark on 
costa about |, closely followed by a black strigula, from apex 
of these a tine black line runs to tornus, acutely indented on I'old ; 
a black apical dot with a dark fuscous dot adjacent beneath : cilia 
pale grey, on costa pale brownish, round apex darker grey, with 
projecting apical hook. Hiudwings grey, paler in disc anteriorly ; 
cilia whitish-grey, at apex a short black postmedian line. 

CooRG, Uibidi, 350 J feet, February, May {Neivcome); two 
specimens. 

Thiotricha clinopeda, n. sp. 

6 $. 9-11 mm. Head, thorax shining white. Palpi white, 
anterior edge of terminal joint blackish. Abdomen whitish-fuscous, 
beneath white, sides obliquely striped dark fuscous. Forewings 
very narrow, slightly narrowed posteriorly, apex obtuse-pointed, 



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termen obliquely rounded; shining white; a ver}' oblique dark 
fuscous fasciate blotch from dorsum at 3^, reaching more than half 
across wing, dilated downwards; an oblique wedgcsliapod dark 
fuscous spot from dorsum at |, its apex confluent with angle of 
following line; a very oblique wedgeshaped dark fuscous streak 
from costa at |, its apex sending a dark fuscous line to tornus, 
thickened and acutely angulated inwards on fold ; a fuscous spot 
on costa near apex ; a dark fuscous spot on termen beneath apex ; 
a small black apical spot, preceded and followed by minute white 
dots : cilia pale greyish, beneath apex a darker patch, at apex two 
dark grey projecting hooks. Hinduings grey, paler in disc 
anteriorly ; cilia pale grey, at apex whitish with short black post- 
median line. 

OooEG, Dibidi, 3500 feet (Newcome) ; Ceylon, Maskeliya (Pole) ; 
January to April, four specimens. 

TMotricha nephodesma, n. sp. 

$. 9 mm. Head, palpi shining whitish. Thorax pale brownish- 
ochreous. Forewings very narrow, moderately pointed; pale 
brownish-oehreous ; a very broad irregular-edged suffused somewhat 
oblique transverse dark fuscous band before middle ; a very tine 
fuscous median longitudinal line from this to near apex ; apical 
third of wing suffused whitish ; costal and terminal edges shortly 
fuscous about | : cilia pale greyish-ochreous. Hindwings grey ; 
cilia pale ochreous-greyish. 

Assam, Khasis, September; one specimen. 

Thiotricha operaria, n. sp. 

c5' 5 . 13-14 mm. Head shining white. Palpi white, second 
joint c? with expansible tuft of whitish hairs projecting from 
furrow beneath. Antennal ciliations 1^ 2|. Thorax greyish- 
ochreous, anteriorly sufiused while. Abdomen grey, anal tuft 
ochreous-whitish. Forewings very narrow, widest near base, thence 
narrowed to pointed apex ; light grey, obscurely darker-streaked 
longitudinally : costal edge blackish towards base ; a blackish 
streak along fold towards base ; an inwardly oblique blackish 
transverse line at 5, dentate outwards beneath costa, inwards 
in disc, very sharply outwards on fold, and inwards above 
dorsum, strongly edged posteriorly white ; three variable 
irregular blackish spots beneath middle of disc, on tornus, and 
before apex respectively, separated by white suffusion ; apex 
whitish : cilia light grey. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

Assam, Khasis, October, November; sixteen specimens. 

Thiotricha polyaula, n. sp. 
c? $. 12-13 mm. Head shining ochreous-whitish. Palpi whitish, 
base dark fuscous, second joint 6 short, with apical pencil of 
whitish liairs above, terminal much longer, anterior edge dark 
fuscous, in J thickened. Antennal ciliations (S 4. Thorax 
ochreous-whitish, with four brown lines. Abdomen fuscous, 



126 EXOTIC MICROLKPiUOPXKRA. 

beneath whitish, sides obliquely striped dark fuscous. Forewings 
veiy narrow, widest near base, gradually narrowed, apex pointed, 
termen very obliquely rounded ; rather dark brown ; markings 
ochreous-whito ; a slender median streak from base, branching 
at I into two lines, upper running to ^ but more or less widely 
interrupted in middle, lower running to ;i ; a narrow pointed streak 
below fold from base to ^- ; short subdorsal and dorsal lines from 
base ; a pointed costal streak on basal third, sometimes partially 
obsolete ; a suffused dark fuscous tiansverse spot from dorsum 
before middle, immediately followed by a white longitudinal streak 
beneath fold to tornus ; a fine costal line from before middle, 
becoming slightly divergent and terminated by a very oblique 
strigula at 4 ; from beneath apex of this a line to tornus, acutely 
angulated inwards above fold ; just beyond these markings a fine 
obtusely-angulated blue-leaden-metallic transverse line ; three in- 
distinct marks on costa towards apex, last edging a black apical 
dot preceded beneath by a minute blue-leaden-metallic dot : cilia 
light grey, at apex two blackish hooks, on termen beneath apex 
basal third leaden-metallic. Hindwings grey, paler in disc 
anteriorly ; cilia light grey, at apex a short blackish-grey post- 
median mark. 

Assam, Khasis, May, September, October ; three specimens. 

Thiotricha obvoluta, n. sp. 

cJ. 11 mm. Head whitish. Palpi whitish, second joint with 
fine hairpencil from apex above, terminal anteriorly suffused dark 
fuscous. Thorax, abdomen fuscous. Forewings narrow, somewhat 
narrowed posteriorly, costa nearly straight, apex pointed, termen 
very obliquely rounded ; fuscous ; an elongate dark fuscous 
patch extending along dorsum from base to near tornus, 
upper edge with oblique-triangular prominence before middle 
of wing, edged lighter sufiusion before and beyond this ; a 
slender dark fuscous longitudinal streak in disc posteriorly, par- 
tially pale-edged beneath ; an oblique whitish strigula from costa 
at 4^, and traces of a fine leaden-metallic transverse line beyond it ; 
three wliitish dots separated by dark fuscous on costa towards apex, 
last edging a black apical dot : cilia grey, at apex two dark fuscous 
hooks, beneath apex a short dark fuscous subbasal line. Hind- 
wings dark grey; cilia grey. 

Assam, Khasis, June; one specimen. 

Thiotricha rhodomicta, n. sp, 

cJ 2 • 12-16 mm. Head, thorax pale brownish-ochreous mixed 
rose-pink, face ochreous-white. Palpi ochreous-white, second joint 
irrorated fuscous, terminal much longer. Antennal ciliations Jl. 
Abdomen light grey. Forewings very narrow, widest near base, 
thence slightly narrowed, apex caudate-produced, termen beneath 
this obliquely rounded ; brownish, more or less irroratod dark 



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fuscous, sometimes partially suftused carmine-])ink, sometimes 
mixed ochreous-whitish in disc; dark fuscous dots towards base 
near costa 'and dorsum, and near dorsum at i ; a small suftused 
dark fuscous spot on or near costa at ^ ; stigmata suffused, dark 
fuscous or blackisli, sometimes nearlj'^ obsolete, plical obliquely 
before first discal ; posteriorly four or five ocbreous-whitisli lines 
converging to apical projection, one running along its lower edge ; 
a black subapical dot preceded by a silvery dot : cilia pale brownish, 
above apex three converging dark fuscous lines, on termen beneath 
apex a reddish-tinged basal patch becoming silvery posteriorly and 
edged by blackish-grey line. Hindwings grey, lighter anteriorly; 
cilia pale ochreous-grey. 

Assam, Khasis, June to September ; nine specimens. 

^SEMNOSTOMA, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales; ocelli small, posterior; tongue 
developed. Antennce |, in S simple or moderately ciliated, basal 
joint very elongate, slender, without pecten. Labial palpi very 
long, recurved, second joint thickened with scales roughly expanded 
at apex above and forming a rough projecting apical tuft beneath, 
terminal joint longer than second, slender, acute. Maxillary palpi 
very short, filiform, appressed to tongue. Posterior tibise clothed 
with rough hairs above, Eorewings 2 from towards angle, 7 absent, 
8 and 9 short-stalked, 11 from middle. Hindwings 1, narrow 
trapezoidal, apex acutely produced, termen sinuate, cilia 2-3; 
2 remote, 3 and 4 nearly approximated from angle, 5 somewhat 
approximated, 6 aud 7 stalked. 

Type leKCochalca Meyr. This interesting form belongs to the 
natural group of Thiotricha, Thyrsostovia, Hierangela, hUopliantis, 
and Poh/Jiymno ; it is nearest Thiotricha, differing by the tufted 
l)alpi and approximated (not connate) veins 3 and 4 of liindwings. 

Semnostoma lencochalca, n. sp. 

c^ . 14 mm. Head white. Palpi white, basal | of second joint 
dark yellowish-fuscous, anterior edge of terminal joint black. 
Thorax brassy-yellow sometimes mixed with fuscous, outer edge of 
l>atagia and two subdorsal lines white. Abdomen grey, anal tuft 
brassy-whitish. Forewings very narrow, slightly widest near base, 
apex forming a slender caudate projection, termen beneath this 
obli(juely rounded ; dark fuscous, variably marked white and brassj-- 
yellow, especially a number of irregular confluent markings 
occupying dorsal area beneath fold, and a dark blotch on costa 
at ^ more or less outlined by irregular markings, but all very 
variable; three or four white marks posteriorly converging to a 
small blacl. .subapical spot edged anteriorly and above with silvery : 
cilia light grey, above apex three converging dark fuscous lines 
separated by whitish, on termen beneath apex a yellow-fuscous 
patch becoming leaden-metallic posteriorly edged by a blackish- 
grey line. Hindwings and cilia light grey. 

Assam, Khasis, June, September ; three specimens, 



128 EIOTIO MICROLEPIDOPTKRA, 

Semnostoma poecilopa, n. sp. 

c5' $ . 13 mm. Head white. Palpi wliitc, basal g of second 
joint dark fuscous, terminal joint with two dark fuscous bands. 
Thorax pale brassy-yellow sufFusedly striped fuscous, with narrow 
indistinct dorsal and subdorsal white stripes. Abdomen fuscous. 
Forewinjis very narrow, widest near base, thence somewhat 
narrowed, apex slenderly caudate-produced, termen beneath this 
obliquely rounded; dark fuscous, tips of scales whitish, forming a 
line striation ; basal area suft'usedly streaked or spotted brassy- 
yellow ; an oblique white spot beneath fold at | ; an oblicjue white 
streak from middle of dorsum to fold, followed bj' a patch of brassy- 
yellow suffusion ; a white dot or mark beneath middle of costa, 
and three or four in disc beyond middle ; an elongate white spot in 
disc at |, separated by a blackish mark from an elongate white 
mark beneath it ; a white wedgeshaped spot on tornus ; a white 
posteriorly finely leaden-metallic-edged oblique line from |- of costa 
to ternien, sometimes interrupted in middle ; a black siibapical 
elongate dot, above whicli are two small white marks ; lower edge 
of apical projection white : cilia grey, two projecting dark fuscous 
hooks from above apex, beneatli apex a metallic-grey basal patch 
and blackish basal line (imj)erfect). Hindwiugs grey, paler and 
bluish towards base ; cilia light grey. 

Assam, Khasis, June to September ; three specimens. 

Semnostoma barathrota, n. sp. 

J . 14 mm. Head, thorax white. Palpi white, second joint 
dark fuscous except apex, anterior edge of terminal dark fuscous. 
Abdomen grej', anal tuft ochreous-whitish, Forewings narrowly 
elongate-lanceolate, apex produced, acute ; dark fuscous ; a whitish 
blotch along basal fourth of dorsum ; a grey-whitisli blotch, white 
on anterior edge, extending along posterior half of dorsum and 
termen to near apex, widest above tornus, where it reaches | across 
wing, including a fine black longitudinal line in disc in posterior 
portion, its posterior end occupied by a blotch of grey suffusion ; an 
oblique blue-Ieaden-metallic line from i of costa to just beyond 
this blotch ; apical area beyond this brownish, with three whitish 
costal dots separated by dark fuscous, last edging a black praeapical 
dot : cilia light greyish-ochreous, t\\ o projecting dark fuscous hooks 
from above apex, beneath apex a mot;illic-grey basal bar edged 
posteriorly black. Hind wings bluish-grey ; cilia light ochreous- 
grey. 

Assam, Khasis, September; one specimen. 

Semnostoma scatebrosa, n. sp. 

$. 12 mm. Head white. Palpi white, basal half of second 
joint fuscous, anterior edge of terminal joint black. Thorax whitish 
faintly tinged brown. Abdomen light grey. Forewings very 
narrow, widest near base, thence somewhat narrowed, apex 



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caudate-produced, termen beneath this obliquely rounded ; dark 
fuscous; a broad white dorsal stripe, irrcgularlj' sprinkled dark 
fuscous, from base to near tornus, npper edge angularly emarginate 
before middle, thence irregular, projecting on end of cell, posteriorly 
narrowed and suffused ; a short leaden dash above torniis ; a leaden- 
metallic streak along upper part of termen ; a black subapical dot : 
cilia grey, above apex three converging dark fuscous lines separated 
by whitish, on termen beneath apex a basal ochreous-brown patch 
edged posteriorly leaden-metallic and then strongly black. Hind- 
wings and cilia grey. 

Assam, Khasis, June; one specimen. 

Idiophantis croconota, n, sp. 

5 . 14 mm. Head, thorax whitish-yellowish, patagia fuscous. 
Palpi whitish. Abdomen whitish-ochreous-grey. Forewings elon- 
gate, narrow, costa slightly arched, ajiex forming a slender 
projection, termen semi-circularly excavated, rounded-prominent 
beneath; 2 and 3 separate, 8 absent, 9 out of 7 near base; fuscous; 
a rather broad light ochreous-yellow dorsal stripe throughout, edge 
broadly prominent about |, where it reaches half across wing, 
narrowed towards tornus ; a curved dai'k grey line from ^ of costa 
to tornus, edged anteriorly by a light greyish line becoming stronger 
and white towards costa, preceded towards co^ta by an obscure 
ochreous dark-edged line ; area beyond this light oelireous-yellow, 
marked on upper part of tornal prominence with a dark bronzy 
spot containing a round black dot, apical projection suffused grey 
and containing a white lotigitudinal mark : cilia pale yellow, above 
tornal prominence a dark fuscous spot, round apical area greyish, 
on costa two or three dark bars separated by white suffusion 
(imperfect). Hindwings grey, lighter anteriorly ; cilia grey- 
whitish, round apex a dark fuscous subbasal line. 

Madagascak, Antananarivo ; one specimen. 

Polyhymno alcimacha, n. sp. 

c? $ . 11-12 mm. Head white or ochreous-white. Palpi white, 
anterior edge of terminal joint dark fuscous. Antennal ciliations 
c? 2. Thorax dark bronzy- fuscous, patagia ochreous-white. 
Abdomen grey, anal tuft whitish. Forewings elongate, narrow, 
costa slightly arched, apex strongly produced, acute, termen concave 
beneath apex, then obliquely rounded ; dark bronzy-fuscous ; 
a strong ochreous-white median streak from base to A, attenuated 
to a point posteriorly ; an ochreous-white line along costa from 
towards base to before middle, thence very obliquely to beyond apex 
of median streak, where it is very acutely angulated inwards and 
joins an ochreous-white line running along fold from before middle 
of wing to tornus ; apex and termen occu]ued by ])ale ochreous 
suffusion ; an angulated leaden-metallic line from a white mark on 

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130 EXOTIC MICROLEPTDOPTEKA. 

costa at 1^, lower half running along termen ; beyond this a white 
spot mostly in cilia, preceded and followed by minute indistinct 
whitish strigulte : cilia pale grey, above apex a white patch 
containing two dark grey lines terminated beneath by a fine dark 
grey apical bar, beneath apex an ochreous-white patch on basal 
half including a black subapical dot. Hindvvings grey ; cilia light 
grey, 

S. India, Coimbatore, May {FhtcJier); Assam, Khasis ; two 
specimens. The distribution of this characteristic genus is very 
unusual and interesting ; it includes at present twelve American 
species, fourteen African, and this one, the only other known to me. 

\i ISTRIANIS, n. g. 

Head with apprcssed scales ; ocelli small, posterior ; tongue 
developed. Antennae ^, in c^ simple, basal joint elongate, without 
pecten. Labial palpi long, recurved, second joint rather thickened, 
rough-scaled beneath, terminal joint as long as second, slender, 
acute. Maxillary palpi rudimentary. Posterior tibiae clothed with 
hairs above. Forewings with tufts of rough scales on siirface ; 
2 from towards angle, 7 and 8 out of 6, 7 to costa, 9 connate, 
11 from middle. Hindwings under 1, narrow- trapezoidal, apex 
produced, acute, termen sinuate, cilia 3 ; 3 and 4 connate, 5 
somewhat approximated, 6 and 7 long-stalked. 

Probably allied to Recurvaria, from which it is easiest separated 
by the tufts on surface of forewings, 

Istrianis crauropa, n. sp. 

c? . 6 mm. Head, thorax whitish irrorated grey. Palpi white, 
second and terminal joints each with two rings of black and grey 
irroration. Abdomen grey, apex whitish. Forewings narrowly 
elongate-lanceolate ; dark giey sprinkled whitish ; undefined 
elongate spots of blackish irroration on costa at \, |, and f, 
separated and last followed by small suffused whitish spots ; a 
black subbasal dot on dorsum surrounded by ochrcous-brownish 
suffusion ; an oblique black bar in disc at |, surrounded ochreous- 
brown ; several ochreous-brown tufts in disc ; some irregular 
ochreous-brown suffusion and small blackish dots posteriorly : cilia 
grey speckled whitish. Hindwings pale grey; cilia pale greyish- 
oehreous. 

Kanaka, Dharwar, bred in June from a larva feeding externally 
on lower surface of leaf of Butea frondosa {Le{/uminoscp) in May' 
[Maxwell) ; pupa in spindle-shaped cocoon on leaf. 

Recurvaria orsicoma, n. sp. 

cJ . 11-12 mm. Head white, a few grey specks. Palpi Avhite, 
basal half and subapical ring of second joint, and two rings of 
terminal ochreous irrorated black. Thorax white partially tinged 
or speckled ochreous. Abdomen ochreous-whitish. Forewings 



GELECHIAD^. 131 

narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; white, irregularly irrorated ochreous 
or ochreous-fuscous, tending to form suffused spots beneath dark 
markings ; raarkings blackisli ; elongate spots on costa towards 
base, before middle, and at | ; a dot above dorsum near base ; small 
dots above and below fold at | ; an elongate mark in middle of disc, 
and a linear dot on fold somewhat before it ; a suffused spot on 
torn us ; a narrow elongate spot or sliort streak in disc at ^ ; two 
dots on costa posteriorly and one at apex, sometimes little marked: 
cilia whitish, round apex two or three lines of dark grey specks. 
Hindwiugs ])ale grey, paler and bluish-tinged in disc ; cilia grey- 
whitish ; a long expansible pale ochreous hairpencil from base of 
dorsum. 

Ceylon, Maskeliya, April, December [Pole); two specimens. 
A small 9 (7 mm.) with quite similar markings from Dliarwar, 
Kanara, May (Maxwell), may probably be referable here. 

Recur varia trichaspis, n. sp. 

cj 2 • 9-11 mm. Head, thorax white sprinkled dark fuscous. 
Palpi white, basal half and subapical ring of second joint, and two 
rings of terminal irrorated dark fuscous. Abdomen pale grey. 
Forewings narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; white irregularly irrorated 
fuscous ; markings blackish-fuscous ; elongate spots on costa 
towards base, before middle, and at | ; a small spot beneath 
fold near base ; suffused spots representing stigmata, plical 
beneath first discal ; a suffused spot on tornus and one at 
apex ; a cloudy blackish dot in disc towards apex : cilia 
whitish, tw^o or three rows of dark fuscous specks. Hind- 
Avings pale bluish-grey ; cilia whitish-grey ; in (5* a long expan- 
sible pale greyish-ochreous hairpencil along costa from base, 
supported beneath by a semioval membranous hyaline lobe 
occupying median third of costa. 

Ceylon, Maskeliya, September (Pole) ; six specimens. 

Ephysteris chersaea Meyr. 

Of this South African species I now recognise that oscliophora 
Meyr., from India and Ceylon, is only a synonym. I have it also 
from the Tenimber Is., New Guinea. The larva is stated to feed 
in dry vegetable refuse. 

\l CNAPHOSTOLA, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales ; ocelli small, posterior ; tongue 
developed. Antennae -i, in J simple, basal joint elongate, without 
pecten. Labial palpi long, recurved, second joint thickened with 
appressed scales, terminal joint as long as second, moderate, acute. 
Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, appressed to tongue. Posterior 
tibiae clothed with long hairs above. Forewings with 1 h furcate, 
2 from towards angle, G and 8 stalked, 7 absent, 1 1 from beyond 

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132 EXOTIC MICEOLEPrDOPTERA. 

middle. Hindwings nearly 1, narrow-trapezoidal, apex produced, 
acute, termen sinuate, cilia 2 ; 2 remote, 3 from before angle, 4 
from angle, 5 approximated, 6 and 7 stalked. 
Probably belongs to the Thiotriclia group. 

Cnaphostola adamantina, n.sp, 

6 $ . 19-21 mm. Head, thorax light grey, sometimes much 
suffused dark fuscous. Palpi grey, second joint sometimes irrorated 
blackish. Abdomen grey. Forewings very narrow, widest 
near base, thence narrowed to acute apex ; grey, more or less 
marked irregularly transversely dark purplish-fuscous or purple- 
blackish, especially tending to form a blotch of two or three 
transverse streaks from cost a before middle, and sometimes a patch 
of sufFusioa along anterior portion of dorsum ; usually more or less 
whitish suffusion along fold and dorsal area on anterior half of 
wing ; a cloudy whitish dot in disc at | ; small cloudy dark 
marginal spots posteriorly : cilia grey or light grey. Hindwings 
grey; cilia light grey. 

Assam, Khasis, June to October ; fourteen specimens. 

v' LATROLOGA, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales ; ocelli small, posterior ; tongue 
developed. Antennae |, in S serrulate, pubescent, basal joint 
moderate, without pecten. Labial palpi long, recurved, smooth- 
scaled, terminal joint as long as second, acute. Maxillary palpi 
very short, filiform, appressed to tongue. Posterior tibiae clothed 
with long hairs. Forewings with 1 b furcate, 2 from near angle, 
6 and 8 stalked, -7 absent, 11 from middle. Hindwings slightly 
under 1, elongate-trapezoidal, apex obtuse-pointed, termen faintly 
sinuate, cilia If ; 3 and 4 stalked, 5 rather approximated, 6 and 7 
long-stalked. 

Probably allied to Recurvaria. 

Latrologa aoropis, n. sp. 

(J. 11-12 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen whitish. Palpi whitish, 
basal half and subapical ring of second joint, base and supramedian 
ring of terminal joint blackish-grey. Forewings elongate, narrow, 
costa slightly arched, apex pointed, termen extremely obliquely 
rounded ; ochreous-whitish, irregularly sprinkled dark fuscous ; 
cloudy elongate dark fuscous costal spots at base, |, and middle ; 
stigmata represented by cloudy dark fuscous spots, plical somewhat 
beyond first diseal, second discal large, roundish, preceded by a 
small additional spot ; several small irregular spots before margins 
posteriorly : cilia ochreous-whitish, on termen with antemedian 
series of dark grey dots. Hindwings light grey; cilia whitish- 
ochreous-grey. 

Cevlon, Uaskeliya, February, November [Pole) ; two specimens. 



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Telphusa inferialis, u. sp. 

(5. 13 mm. Head, thorax fuscous irrorated dark fuscous. 
Palpi dark fuscous. Abdomen fuscous, segment 2 liglit ochreous. 
Forewings elongate, narz'ow, costa gentl) arched, apex obtuse- 
pointed, terraen extremely obliquely rounded ; fuscous, sprinkled 
darker ; a sufi'used dark fuscous somewhat oblique streak from 
before i of costa, reaching half across wing, and another from | of 
costa to tornus, sending in middle a sliort streak towards apex ; 
tufts near dorsum before and beyond middle, and two tufts trans- 
versely placed in disc before second transverse streak ; several dark 
fuscous marginal dots towards apex : cilia fuscous, Hindwings 
grey, longitudinally paler and bluish-tinged in disc ; cilia light 
grey. 

Bengal, Chapra {Maclcenzie) ; one specimen. 

Telphusa destillans, n. sp. 

S ? . 12-13 mm. Head white. Palpi white, basal half and 
indications of a subapical ring of second joint, and subbasal and 
subapical rings of terminal blackish. Thorax white, small black 
marks on shoulder and each side of back. Abdomen whitish. 
Forewings elongate-lanceolate ; white ; an oblique black fascia 
from costa near base, reaching to below fold, dorsal area beneath 
this tinged yellow; a triangular black blotch extending over median 
third of costa and reaching | across wing, containing a small white 
spot beneath middle of costa; a yellow spot beneath its apex, and 
one in disc at |, accompanied by a few black specks ; an oblique- 
triangular black spot on tornus, surmounted by a suffused yellowish 
spot ; an elongate-triangular black spot on costa towards apex; au 
irregular black apical dot, and two or three on termen : cilia white, 
on costa grey. Hindwings light grey ; cilia ochreous-white. 

Assam, Khasis, September, October ; two specimens. 

Gelechia horiaula, n. sp. 

S . 13 mm. Head, thorax dark fuscous. Palpi grey mixed 
whitish, terminal joint with median ring of dark fuscous irroration. 
Abdomen light grey, three basal segments whitish. Forewings 
elongate, rather narrow, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen 
obliquely rounded; dark fuscous, somewhat whitish-sprinkled 
towards margins ; markings ochreous-white ; a moderate transverse 
fascia from costa at ,|, not reaching dorsum ; a transverse spot in 
disc beyond middle, not reaching costa or dorsum, both its sides 
prominent in middle; a semicircular blotch on costa about A; cilia 
grey, towards base mixed dark fuscous, an ochreous-white patch on 
costal blotch. Hindwings 1, termen hardly sinuate; grey; cilia 
whitish-grey. 

N.W. India, Abbottabad, June (Fletcher); one specimen. 



134 KXOTIC MICKOLEPIDOPTERA. 

Gelechia caecigena, n. sp. 

5. 11 mm. Head, thorax whitish-grey speckled dark fuscous. 
Palpi whitish-ochreous, second and terminal joints each with two 
bands of dark fuscous irroration. Abdomen pale greyish, apex 
whitish-yellowish. Eorewinga elongate, rather narrow, costa 
gently arched, apex obtuse, termon very obliquely rounded ; 
whitisli-grcy iri'orated rather dark fuscous ; oblique fasciae of rather 
dark fuscous suffusion from cosia near base and before ;|, indistinct 
costally but expanded in disc and not reaching below fold, each 
margined anteriorly by two or three small tufts of scales ; discal 
stigmata cloudy, dark fuscous, approximated, second followed by a 
blotch of rather dark fuscous suffusion, a similar blotch on costa 
between and nearly reaching them ; a tuft of scales beneath second 
discal stigma, and one on dorsum rather before this ; some irregular 
dark clouding towards apex : cilia fuscous-whitish sjirinkled rather 
dark fuscous. Hindwings 1, terraen sinuate; pale bluish-grey; 
cilia ochreous-grey- whitish. 

N.W. India, Peshawar, May {Fletcher)-, one specimen. An 
obscure species, but notable for the tufts of scales on forewings. 

Gelechia planodes, n. sp. 

2 . 13 mm. Head, palpi, thorax white, slightly speckled grey. 
Abdomen pale grey. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa 
gently arched, apex pointed, termen very obliquely rounded^ white 
irregularly irrorated grey and brownish ; a streak of fuscous 
suffusion through disc from near base to end of cell, discal stigmata 
forming small cloudy brownish spots on upper edge of this, 
a streak of obscure brownish sufiiision from its a])ex to tornus : 
cilia whitish, towards base sprinkled grey. Hindwings light grey; 
cilia whitish-grey. 

S. India, Palnis, 6000 feet {Camphell)-, one specimen. 



Gelechia multinotata, n. sp, 

S . 10 mm. Head and thorax light grey. Palpi dark fuscous, 
extreme tip of second joint whitish, terminal joint whitish with 
dark fuscous basal band. Abdomen dark grey. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse- pointed, termen 
obliquely rounded ; white, bases of scales grey, forming a very fine 
transverse striation ; small irregular dark fuscous spots on base of 
dorsum, and beneath costa at \ ; four small irregular dark fuscous 
marks in a straight series from middle of costa to i of dorsum, 
sometimes preceded by a fascia of grey suffusion or partially con- 
nected by a streak ; stigmata dark fuscous, plical obliquely before 
first discal, sometimes indistinct, second discal tending to form an 
oblique or bent mark; a somewhat angulated indistinct whitish 
subcerminal line, anteriorly margined with more or less grey 
suffusion, indistinctly mixed dark fuscous on costa and dorsum ; 
beyond this some irregular dark fuscous suffusion towards costa, 



GELECHIAD^. 135 

apex beneath this whitisli-suffused : cilia white, slightly grey- 
sprinkled, towards tornus grey. Hiudwings 1, terinen slightly 
sinuate ; rather dark grey, lighter anteriorly ; cilia grey. 

BiiiTisH Guiana, Bartica, Mallali, February, March (Parish)', 
three specimens. Seemingly related to the European notatella. 

Phthorimaea ocellatella, Boyd. 

I have a good and characteristic example taken by myself in 
January at Gallo, Ceylon, the most easterly record of the species. 

Phthorimaea ergasima Meyr. 

Larva green, head and plate of 2 purplish ; mines a blotch in 
leaves of Solaimm melongeaa {Fletcher). 

Phthorimaea mixolitha, n. sp. 

(S . 10 mm. Head whitish, crown tinged ochreous and sprinkled 
dark grey. Palpi whitish, rough scales of second joint long, 
subapical ring of second joint and subbasal hand of terminal 
irrorated blackish. Thorax whitisli sprinkled dark grey. Abdomen 
whitish mixed dark grey. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa 
slightly arched, apex tolerably pointed, termeu extremely obliquely 
rounded ; white s])rinkled and irregularly blotched dark grey, 
especially posteriorly ; a distinct elongate dark grey spot on costa 
before I ; suffused dark fuscous spots on fold at ^ and ^ of wing ; 
discal stigmata cloudy, blackish, first in middle, with a yellow- 
ochreous spot adjacent beneath ; grey tornal area ochreous-tinged : 
cilia white, several indistinct grey lines, towards base some blackish 
specks. Hiudwings light grey; cilia grey-whitish. 

Bengal, Pusa, June {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Phthorimaea atalopis, n. sp. 

(S 2 • 8-9 mm. Head, thorax whitish somewhat sprinkled grey. 
Palpi whitish, second joint dark grey except apex, basal and sub- 
apical rings of terminal dark grey. Abdomen ochreous-whitish. 
Forewings elongate-lanceolate; 7 and 8 out of 6; whitish-ochreous, 
more or less irrorated irregularly dark grey, variably and obscurely 
spotted or streaked yollow-ochreous suffusion ; stigmata cloudy, 
blackish, surrounded pale or ochreous, plical beneath first discal, 
first discal sometimes obsolete, second placed towards dorsum : 
cilia ochreous-whitish, some dark grey specks. Hiudwings pale 
grey ; cilia grey- whitish. 

Ceylon, Puttalam, August, October {Pole); Kanaka, Dharwar, 
June {Maxwell); Bukma, Koni {Manders); six specimens. The 
neuration is exceptional, but otherwise the species accords well, 
and a new genus seems at present unnecessarj-. 

Phthorimaea suasoria, n. sp. 

5 . 10 mm. Head whitish. Palpi whitish, second and terminal 
joints each with two rings of blackish irroration. Thorax whitish, 



130 EXOTIC MTCROLEPIDOPTERA. 

sprinkled dark grey, a spot of blackish irroration on slioulder and 
an ochreous spot behind it. Forewiugs clongate-lanccohito ; 
ochreous-whitish irrorated blackish ; short fine ochreous subcostal 
and median streaks from base ; two blackish dois beneath costa 
anteriorly and two in disc rather obliquely beyond them respectively ; 
stigmata blackish, placed on whitish spots partially suffused 
ochreous, plical beneath first discal, first discal very small, a round 
whitish spot suffused ochreous adjacent to second beyond and 
beneath it; whitish spots on tornus and costa opposite; an ochreous 
longitudinal median mark beyond these ; a suffused whitish apical 
spot : cilia pale grey, round apex whitish sjjrinkled black. Hind- 
wings bluish-grey ; cilia pale grey. 

M.VDBA.S, Trichinopoly, September (Maxwell) ; one specimen. 

Phthorimaea subcaerulea, n. sp. 

J'. 9 mm. Head whitish. Palpi white, second joint dark grey 
except apex, terminal joint with dark grey supramedian band. 
Thorax whitish sprinkled grey. Abdomen whitish. Forewings 
elongate-lanceolate; whitish, irregularly sprinkled grey with some 
blackish scales, posteriorly tending to form interneural stnjaks ; a 
distinct white submedian streak from base to tornus ; stigmata 
black, plical rather obliquely before first discal, second discal large, 
roundish : cilia whitish, basal half sprinkled grey and blackish, 
with basal spots of irroration. Hindwings pale bluish ; cilia grey- 
whitish. 

Kanaka, Aketi, December {M((anuell); one specimen. 

Platyedra gossypiella Saund. 

The best distinguishing character of the genus Plati/eJra from 
GelecJiia is the possession of a distinct pecten on basal joint of 
antenna} ; (lossypiella and malvella are truly referable to it, and the 
association is obviously natural, as all three species of the genus 
feed in the larval state on seeds of Malvacece. 

J Stomopteryx phaeopa, n. sp. 

S 2 • 9-11 nam. Head, thorax dark ashy-fuscous, face rather 
lighter. Palpi dai'k fuscous, terminal joint wliitish lined black. 
Abdomen rather dark grey. Forewings lanceolate ; (i out of 7 
towards base ; dark slaty-fuscous, slightly pale-speckled ; stigmata 
blackish, plical accompanied by small whitish-ochreous dot, 
obliquely before first discal, discal partially edged with a few 
Avhitish-ochreous scales, first sometimes nearly obsolete ; a small 
whitish-ochreous cloudy spot on costa at | : cilia light grey, round 
apex sprinkled black, beyond costal spot a whitish-ochreous patch 
and sometimes a second smaller towards apex. Hindwings apex 
long-produced, termen emarginate ; grey ; cilia grey. 

Peru, Oroya (12,200 feet), Huancayo (10,()50 feet), July 
(Parish); six specimens. Extremely near the European antlujlli- 
della iu all respects, insomuch tliat, despite the improbability, I 



GElECHIADiE. 137 

was at first disposed to regard it as identical; it is rather smaller 
and darker (the legs especially darker), characterized by the distinct 
black second discal stigma, accompanied by some pale scales, well- 
marked Avhitish-oclireous patch in costal cilia, and distinctly less 
abrupt emai'gination of hindwings. The North American palpi- 
lineella Chamb., with which I am not acquainted, must be a very 
similar form. 

Stomopteryx praecipitata, n. sp. 

S 2 • 7-8 mm. Head whitish-fuscous, face white. Palpi 
whitish, terminal joint finely lined black. Thorax dark grey. 
Abdomen grey. Forewings lanceolate, acute ; 6 out of 7 towards 
base; dark fuscous ; jdical stigma obscurely blackish; a straight 
direct rather irregular-edged narrow white fascia at g, in one 
specimen reduced and almost obsolete dorsally : cilia fuscous, basal 
half mixed dark fuscous. Hindwings apex strongl}' produced ; 
rather dark grey ; cilia grey. Forewings beneath with fascia reduced 
to costal spot. 

Kanaka, Kumbarvada; Bombay, Belgaum {Maxwell); Bengal, 
Pusa {Fletcher) \ June, December, three S|)ecimen3. Much like the 
European taeniolcUa, but nariower-winged, and distinct by origin 
of 6 of forewings out of 7. 

Stomopteryx rastrifera, n. sp. 

c? . 7 mm. Head whitish, crown tinged grey posteriorly. Palpi 
white, terminal joint finely lined black. Thorax fuscous. Abdomen 
grey. Forewings lanceolate ; 6 separate, parallel ; brown, posterior 
half dark fuscous ; a moderate evenly broad direct white fascia at 
|, anterior edge straight, posterior irregular: cilia grey, towards 
base sprinkled blackish. Hindwings apex strongly produced ; 
grey ; cilia grey 

OiiYLON, Puttalam, October (Pole); one specimen. Intermediate 
between preceding and poJijchromeVa, but differs from both by 
separation of vein 6. 

Stomopteryx prolapsa, n. sp. 

2 . 10 mm. Head whitish-grey, face whitish. Palpi whitish, 
terminal joint finely lined dark fuscous. Thorax dark fuscous. 
Abdomen dark grey. Forewings rather broad-lanceolate; 6 out of 
7 towards base; dark fuscous; a large white subtriangular spot on 
dorsum before tornus, reaching half across wing, and a similar 
costal 8]»ot slightly beyond and nearly confiuint with it: cilia grey, 
basal half sprinkled black. Hindwings apex strongly produced : 
dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Ceylon, Puttalam, November (Pole); one specimen. 



v/ 



COMPSOLECHIA, n. g. 

Head smooth; ocelli small, posterior; tongue developed. Antennae 
i, in cJ simple or shortly ciliated, basal joint elongate, slendei', 



138 EXOTIC MICROLErlDOPTEUA. 

without pectcn. Labial palpi very long, recurved, second joint 
smooth-scaled, compressed, terminal joint longer tlian second, 
slender, acute. Maxillary palpi very sliort, filiform, appressed to 
tongue. Posterior tibia3 more or less shortly rough-scaled above. 
Forewings with 1 h furcate, 2 from towards angle, 7 and 8 stalked, 
7 to costa, 11 from middle. Hindwings 1 or over 1, trapezoidal, 
apex obtuse, termon not or slightly sinuate, cilia ^-1, lower margin 
of cell with well-marked pecten of hairs ; 3 and 4 connate, 5 some- 
what approximated, G and 7 nearly approximated at base. 

T'^])e diortlia Meyi\ This genus includes all those numerous 

South American species hitherto referred to Anacamjms, and also 
such North American forms as agrimonidla, lupinelJa, niveojnilvella, 
and rhoifrui-tc'lla ; it is distinguislied by the smooth palpi, cubital 
pecten, and hardly sinuate termen of liindwings, and is undoubtedly 
natural and well-detined. For the antliyUidella group, which has 
smooth palpi, no cubital pecten, and strongly produced apex and 
emarginate termen of hindwings the name Stoinopti'njx Hein. (as 
above) is available, superseding Aproaerema Durr. The name 
Anacanipsis muist be applied to the genus Agriastis Meyr., since the 
type populella possesses the characteristic structure (scales of second 
joint of palpi roughly expanded above, slight but appreciable tufts 
of forewings, cubital pecten and hardly sinuate termen of hindwings); 
I unfortunately, supposing myself sufficiently acquainted with this 
well-known species, neglected to examine for the first three points, 
which have in fact escaped general notice. Besides those species 
already referred to the genus, and others described below, the North 
American innocuella belongs here. Undoubtedly pojmlella and 
innocudla arc closely allied to the nioeopulvella and rJioifructella 
group, constituting the true phylogenetic connection between the 
two genera, but they are quite clearly distinguishable by structure. 

CompsolecMa metagramma, n. sp. 

(^ . 15 mm, (Head lost.) Thorax, abdomen dark fuscous. 
Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex 
tolerably pointed, termen hardly sinuate, oblique ; dark fuscous, 
speckled grey-whitish; stigmata obscurely blackish, plical rather 
obliquel)^ before first discal ; a slightly incurved white line from 
4 of costa to dorsum before tornus, thickened towards costa, pre- 
ceded by a band of blackish suffusion : cilia grey, two dark fuscous 
shades, a whitish patch on costal extremity of line. Hindwings 
dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Japan, Hakodate, August {Fletcher) ; one specimen. Allied to 
(((jrimoniella. 

CompsolecMa diazeucta, n. sp. 

I propose this name for Gehchia trajevtella Walk. Cat. xxix. 599, 
preoccupied by Geleclda transjectella ib. 598 ; these two names of 
Walker ai'c merely different spellings of the same word, some Latin 
authors favouring one form and some the other, and cannot be 



GELECHIADiE. 139 

regarded as distinct names ; the repetition was probably due to 
mere carelessness. 

Compsolechia amazonica, n. sp. 

I propose this name for (Jc/ecJiia suffuseUa Walk. Cat. x.xix. 623, 
preoccupied when published by Gelechia snffusella Dougl. 



Compsolechia corymbas, n. sp. 

(S . 12 mm. Head, thorax dark leadcn-grcy, slightly tinged 
ferruginous. Palpi ochreous-whitish, sprinkled dark fuscous and 
black. Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa 
gently arched, apex obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded ; rather 
dark grey ; markings dark bronzy-fuscous suffused black ; an. 
irregular-oval patch extending over dorsum from base to near 
middle, and nearly reaching costa near base, edged above with a 
whitish line continued to connect with anterior angle of median 
blotch; suffused elongate spots on costa before middle and at |, 
latter followed by an inwardly oblique whitish mark ; an irregular 
blotch in middle of disc; a small elongate spot indicating second 
discal stigma; a small whitish mark on dorsum just before tornus, 
preceded by dark suffusion ; a suffused dark blotch occupying apical 
area : cilia grey. Hindwiugs dark grey, whitish and thinly scaled 
in disc towards base ; cilia grey. 

British Guiana, Mallali, March (Parish); one specimen. 

\l Compsolechia parmata, u. sp. 

2- 17 mm. Head, thorax dark ash-grey. Palpi grey mixed 
black, terminal joint black, tip whitish. Abdomen grey. Fore- 
Avings elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, 
termen very obliquely rounded ; dark ash-grey ; a rounded black 
blotch extending on costa from i to middle and reaching | across 
wing, edged with some scattered ochreous-whitish scales ; a 
similarly edged subtriangular blacli spot in disc at | ; an ochreous- 
white dot on costa at | : cilia grey. Hindwings and cilia grey. 

Colombia, La Crumbre, 6600 feet, May {Parish); one specimen. 

Compsolechia astroconis, n. sp. 

$. 16 mm. Head, thorax pale ochreous (partly defaced). Palpi 
blackish, terminal joint ochreous-whitish except base. Abdomen 
dark grey. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched 
anteriorly and near apex, faintly sinuate beyond middle, apex 
obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; pale ochreous; extreme costal 
edge dark fuscous, on posterior halt forming a gradually dilated 
streak almost to apex ; a dark fuscous patch occupying dorsal ^ of 
wing from near base to | ; a strongly excurved tine whitish line 
from I of costa to tornus, edged anteriorly except on costal streak 
by a grey fascia strewn with shining white specks ; terminal space 
beyond this white on upper half with two fine black dashes and a 



140 EXOTIC micuoi,t;pidopti:ra. 

dark fuscous marginal line, suffusedly marked with dark fuscous on 
lower half: cilia wln'tisli, above apex and beneath tornus tinged 
grej', on upper half of termen with fulvous subbasal shade. Hind- 
wings dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Dutch Guiana, Onoribo, March ; one specimen. 



Compsolechia lingulata, n. sp. 

(S 2 • 9-10 nini. Head, thorax whitish-grey. Palpi whitish, 
second joint dark grey except tip, extreme base and anterior edge 
of terminal joint black. Abdomen dark grey, Torewnngs elongate, 
rather narrow, cost a gently arched, apex obtuse, termeu very 
obliquely rounded ; light grey, towards costa anteriorly suffused 
whitish ; a dark fuscous linear mark on fold before middle, and one 
in disc beyond middle, sometimes connected by dark grey suffusion ; 
a suffused white longitudinal streak from second to termen just 
beneath apex, near its anterior extremity expanded and including 
an oblique dark fuscous mark ; a fine obli(iue white streak from 
costa at |, reaching about half across wing, edged by fine wedgo- 
sha])ed blackish costal marks ; apical third of wing suffused light 
ochreous-brownish ; a bent grey-whitish fascia irroratcd black, 
upper portion near costal edge, lower terminal : cilia grey, on costa 
white basally with black subbasal line, on termen basal area white 
with three small blackish spots. Hindwings dark grey; cilia grey, 

Colombia, Call (500 feet), Caldas (4400 feet). May (Parifih) ; five 
specimens, Kesembles a Battaristis, but palpi quite smooth and 
not expanded, 

/ Compsolechia salebrosa, n. sp, 

(^ , 0-10 mm. Head, tliorax whitish. Palpi whitish, base dark 
fuscous, terminal joint with fine black anterior line. Alidomen 
gre3\ Porewings elongate, narrow, costa slightly arched, apex 
obtuse-pointed, termen rather sinuate, very oblique; whitish, more 
or less sprinkled or irrorated grey, esjjecially on dorsal g ; costal 
edge blackish anteriorly, with a tine oblique black strigula at |, 
and an elongate black spot in middle; indistinct dark fuscous dots 
obliquely placed above and below fold at ^ ; stigmata indistinct, 
dark fuscous, plical obliquely before first discal ; sometimes some 
irregular light brownish suffusion in disc; a transverse white line 
from f of costa to tornus, angularly indented outwards in middle, 
edged on costa on both sides u itli small blackish spots, and preceded 
by a slender light brownish fascia; a light brownii^h line round 
posterior part of costa and termen, marked with black on termen : 
cilia white, two brownish shades. Hindwings and cilia grey. 

Colombia, Caldas, 4400 ftet, May ; Ekitish Guiana, Bartica, 
January (Parish); three specimens. 

V Anacampsis anisopa, n, sp. 

S . 15 ram. Head, pal])i grej', sprinkled whitish, terminal joint 
of pal])i whitish sprinkled dark fuscous, with dark fuscous subapical 



GELECHIAU^. 141 

band. Thorax grey, sides partially suffused whitish-ochreous, 
patagia with a whitish bar from shoulder. Forew-ings elongate, 
rather narrow, posteriorly slightly dilated, costa slightly arched, 
apex obtuse, ternien rounded, little obli(|Ue : dark purplish-grey; 
two ochreous-browii discal spots finely edged blackish, representing 
stigmata, first before middle, larger, transverse-oval, connected 
with dorsum by a subquadrato spot of blackish suffusion edged 
laterally whitisli, second at |^, round, partially edged finely -whitish ; 
a small whitish spot on costa at i, indications of trannverse series 
of minute whitish dots beneath it; a marginal series of minute 
blackish dots round apex and termen, edged anteriorly by minute 
white dots : cilia grey. Hindwings and cilia grey. Eorewings 
and hindwings beneath suffused blackish towards base, with some 
short suffused whitish-ochreous streaks, a tuft of whitish-yellowish 
hairs from thorax beneath hindwings (these characters doubtless 
sexual). 

Colombia, La Crumbrc, 6G00 feet, May (Parish); one specimen. 

V Anacampsis primigenia, n. sp. 

cS 2 . 14-16 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen light grey, face 
sometimes whitish. Palpi Avhite, basal 5 or | of second joint dark 
fuscous, terminal joint anteriorly more or less infuscated except 
towards base, nearly twice second. Forcwings elongate, rather 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen slightly rounded, 
oblique ; grey, sometimes finely sprinkled whitish, with scattered 
black specks ; a small black spot on base of costa; a cloudy blackish 
dot or oblique mark above or crossing fold at 1 ; a cloudy dark dot 
on dorsum at i; stigmata cloudy, blackish or dark grey, jdical 
rather obliquely before first discal ; an indistinct pale or whitish 
obtusely angulated shade from | of costa to dorsum before tornus, 
l)rcceded on costa by some dark suffusion ; marginal blackish dots 
or marks round posterior part of costa and termen : cilia whitish, 
obscurely barred or sprinkled dark grey irroration on basal half. 
Hindwings rather dark grey, lighter in disc anteriorly ; cilia grey. 

Colombia, Caii, 500 feet. May ; Ecuador, Huigra, 4500 feet, 
June (^Parish) ; twenty-five specimens. 

Anacampsis rivalis, n. sp. 

d" . 13-14 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen light grey, slightly 
speckled darker. Palpi grey, extreme apex of second joint 
whitish, terminal joint tinged whitish and sprinkled blackish. 
Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; 2 from | ; grey, tips of scales 
whitish, sometimes largely tinged light brownish ; several small 
obscure spots of blackish irroration along costa, a stronger spot 
l)recoding subterminal line ; discal stigmata cloudy, obscure, dark 
fuscous ; tufts of scales beneath these, and above dorsum at | ; an 
obscure pale subterminal line from | of costa to tornus, obtusely 



142 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA, 

angulated in middle and sinnate inwards towards costa ; a cloudy 
dark terminal line or dots more or less indicated: cilia grej', 
sprinkled whitish. Hindwings rather dark grey ; cilia grey. 

S. India, Shevaroys, October (Fletcher) ; Ceylon, Kandy, 

November (Green) ; two specimens. 

/ 

\} Anacampsis languens, n. sp. 

(5*. 14 mm. Head dark indigo-fuscous, collar and sides of 
crown Avhitish-grey. Palpi whitish, second joint closely ribbed 
dark fuscous except towards apex, terminal laterally sprinkled 
grey. Thorax dark purplish-fuscous. Abdomen grey. Fore wings 
elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen 
slightly rounded, oblique ; whitish-grey, irregularly sprinkled 
black ; a moderate blackish streak from dorsum at I, reaching | 
across wing ; a small spot of black irroration in disc at | ; a suflCused 
whitish double spot on costa at ^, preceded by a small spot of 
blackish suffusion ; two black dots on upper part of termen : cilia 
grey-whitish, somewhat sprinkled grey. Hindwings light grey; 
cilia grey-whitish. 

EcuADOK, Duran, low country, June (Parish); one specimen. 

Battaristis specularis, n. sp. 

cJ. 8-9 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen pale grey. Palpi grey, 
terminal joint whitish posteriorly. Forewings elongate, rather 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex tolerably pointed, termen slightly 
rounded, rather strongly oblique ; pale grey ; a dark fuscous dot in 
disc at I ; stigmata dark fuscous, plical beneath first discal, a dorsal 
dot beneath second discal ; a curved or bent whitish line from | of 
casta to tornus, apical area beyond this dark purplish-grey : cilia 
light grey. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey, 

CooRG, Dibidi, .'3500 feet, October (Neivcome); Ceylon, Colombo 
(Mackwood) ; two specimens. 



Zalithia barydesma, n. sp. 

c? $ . 9-10 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen dark grey, face white. 
Palpi whitish, anterior edge of terminal joint black. Forewings 
elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen 
obli(]uely rounded ; bronzy-blackish ; markings leaden-metallic, 
tinged pale bluish or violet ; a patch occupying basal fourth of 
wing, edge obtusely angulated in middle, including an elongate 
blackish spot in disc ; an irregular fascia from a white dot on middle 
of costa to beyond middle of dorsum, nearly interrupted by an 
irregular oblique blackish striga in disc; an oblique mark from 
costa at -j, Avhite on costa; an irregular transverse blotch from 
termen above tornus, reaching more than half across wing : cilia 
dark fuscous, round apex whitish with subbasal and apical dark 
fuscous shades. Hindwings dark fuscous; in cJ a longitudinal 
median groove containing a long whitish expansible hairpencil from 
base ; cilia grey, round apex whitish towards tips. 



GELECHIAD^. 143 

Ecuador, Huigra, 4500 feet, June (Parish); twenty-three 
specimens. 



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Zalithia autodesma, n. sp. 

cJ 2 • 10-11 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen leaden-grey, face whitish. 
Palpi whitish, anterior edgo of terminal joint black. Forewings 
elongate, rather narrow, oosta gently arched, apex obtuse, termen 
obliquely rounded ; blackish ; markings leaden-metallic, tinged 
pale bluish; a basal patch, narrow on costa but confluent with an 
oblique-triangular costal blotcli beyond it, dilated downwards and 
extended along dorsum to connect with median fascia; a moderate 
fascia from middle of costa to beyond middle of dorsum, narrow on 
costa and dilated dorsally, containing an oblique blackish striga in 
disc ; a short fine oblique streak from costa at |, white on costa ; 
an irregular transverse blotch from lower part of termen, reaching 
more than half across wing : cilia blackish, round apex more or 
less whitish-suffused with dark fuscous subbasal and apical shades. 
Hindwings dark fuscous ; in J some long dark grey hairs lying 
beneath costa on basal ^ : cilia grey, more or less whitish -tinged 
towards tips. 

CoLOBiBiA, Call, 500 feet, May (Parish) ; thirty specimens. 
Extremely near and similar to preceding, but certainly distinct 
by different sexual characters of hindwings, and basal markings of 
forewings. 

/ Zalithia auxiliaris, n. sp. 

S 2 . 10-11 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen dark fuscous. Palpi 
dark fuscous, second joint very minutely (almost imperceptibly) 
ribbed whitish. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently 
arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; bronzy-blackish ; 
markings metallic leaden-grey ; a basal patch occupying \ of wing, 
edge nearly straight, direct, including an oval blackish spot in disc; 
a fascia from middle of costa to beyond middle of dorsum, narrow 
and white on costal edge, strongly expanded on dorsum, including 
a transverse blackish mark in disc ; a direct transverse costal mark 
at |, white on costa ; a transverse blotch from lower part of termen 
reaching | across wing: cilia blackish, round apex whitish, with 
blackish subbasal and apical shades. Hindwings dark fuscous ; 
cilia grey. 

Colombia, La Crumbre, 6600 feet, May (Parish)-, six specimens. 
Also extremely like the two preceding, but easily known by the 
dark face, direct (not obli(]ue) costal mark at |, different basal 
patch, and absence of sexual structures in hindwings. The three 
species might, however, be readily passed as identical. 

Zalithia viridescens, n. sp. 
J. 12 mm. Head, thorax light violet-leaden, face ochreous- 
whitish. Pal[)i whitish-ochreous, suffused grey anteriorly. Abdomen 
dark violet-grey. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently 



J 44 EXOTIC MlCROLEPIDOrXEEA. 

arched, apex tolerably pointed, termen faintlj' sinuate, oblique ; 6 
to costa; lilac-grey; a dark purplish median streak from base to i; 
a greyish-bliie blotch in disc at 1^, extending suft'usedly almost to 
dorsum; a broad rather oblique greyish-blue fasciate patch in disc 
beyond middle, extending nearly to margins, discal space before 
this aud a fascia beyond it rather dark purplish -fuscous with deep 
emerahl-green retteetions ; beyond this a metallic-blue trapezoidal 
blotch occupying apical and terminal areas, preceded on costa by a 
trians^ular blackish spot before which is a white mark : cilia glossy 
dark bluisli-grey, round apex a fulvous-ochreous basal line and tips 
light ochreous. Hindwings dull ochreous, apical fourth suffused 
dark fuscous; a large basal patch of modified light grey fine scales 
(androconia) ; cilia grey, round apex darker. 

Assam, Bhillong, 5000 feet, September {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 
Allied to enoptrias, which, however, has vein 6 of forewings to apex, 
and hindwings wholly dark fuscous. 

Strobisia amethystias, Meyr. 

Bred from a larva feeding in fungus-bed of Termites' nest {Green). 
I 
\| SCHEMATASPIS, n. g. 

Head smooth ; ocelli moderate, posterior ; tongue developed. 
Antennae ^, in 6 simple, basal joint elongate, without pecten. 
Labial palpi very long, recurved, second joint smooth-scaled, laterally 
strongly compressed, terminal joint as long as second, slender, acute. 
Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, appressed to tongue. Posterior 
tibiae rough-scaled above. Forewings with 1 h furcate, 2 and 3 
stalked from angle, 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to apex, or seldom 8 and 9 
stalked, 7 absent, 11 from middle. Hindwings 1 or somewhat 
over 1, trapezoidal, termen sinuate, cilia 1 ; 3 and 4 connate, 
5 nearly approximated, 6 and 7 stalked. 

Type gradata Meyr. ; includes also epicentra, immerifclhi, hicuned, 
rhahducha. Now that other forms are discriminated, this natural 
group of small species is also definable as a good genus. 

Helcystogramma iridosoma, n. sp. 

S . 11-12 mm. Head, thorax bronzy-fuscous, lower part of face 
whitish. Palpi wliitish, second joint finely ribbed black, anterior 
edge of terminal joint black. Abdomen dark fuscous, entire basal 
half and segmental margins posteriorly iridescent pale blue-metallic 
and coppery, apex whitish. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa 
slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen slightly sinuate, hardly 
oblique; dark fuscous ; three irregular pale blue-metallic transverse 
streaks, obtusely angulated and interrupted above middle, first 
from near base of costa to ^ of dorsum, second from \ of costa to 
beyond middle of dorsum, third from 4 of costa to | of dorsum, two 
latter white on costal edge ; some brownish-ocbreous suffusion 
between these on subdorsal area ; a curved brownish-ochreous line 



GELBCHIAD^. 145 

from above middle of third streak to ^ of dorsum ; a violet-silvery- 
raetallic subterminal streak, angulatcd above middle and indented 
between this and costa ; apical and terminal area beyond this 
brownish-ochreous, with four blackish longitudinal marks, and 
a black marginal line : cilia dark fuscous, above apex a triangular 
white spot, on lower part of termen a golden-metallic patch, 
beneath tornus a whitish spot. Hindwings blackish-grey, lighter 
anteriorly ; cilia grey, a dark grey subbasal shade, at apex a white 
patcli . 

Queensland, Hcrberton, December, February {Bodd) ; two 
specimens. The genus DertohatJira Meyr. includes by error 
structurally incongruous forms ; but the type clioristis and 
ametJu/stina are properly referable to Ihlciistofjramma, and the genus 
falls therefore os a synonjm. The other species insir^nis belongs to 
the following new genus. 

lULACTIS, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales, sidctufts loosely raised ; ocelli small, 
posterior; tongue developed. Antennse |, in J shortly ciliated, 
basal joint moderate, without pecten. Labial palpi very long, 
I'ecurved, second joint with rough projecting hairscales beneath 
diminishing anteriorly or not continued to apex, terminal joint 
somewhat shorter than second, slender, acute. Maxillary palpi very 
short, filiform, appressed to tongue. Posterior tibiae rough-haired 
above. Forewings with 1 b furcate, 2 from ^, 3 from angle, 7 and 
8 stalked, 7 to a])ex, 11 from middle. Hindwings 1, trapezoidal, 
apex tolerably pointed, termen sinuate, cilia 4 ; 3 and 4 connate or 
short-stalked, 5 hardly approximated, 6 and 7 stalked. 

Type semificsca Meyr. ; as stated above, insiy^iis Meyr. (which I 
now possess from Brisbane) is also referable here. 

lulactis semifusca, u. sp. 

S 2 • 10-11 mm. Head, thorax shining white. Palpi white, 
anterior edge of terminal joint blackish. Abdomen pale greyish. 
Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa slightly arched, apex 
tolerably pointed, termen sinuate, oblique ; brown, on dorsal half 
or sometimes wholly suffused fuscous ; a broad white supramedian 
streak from base to |^, not quite reaching costal edge on its basal 
halt, thence narrowed to extremity; a very oblique slender white 
streak from costa beyond middle to extremity of a black subajncal 
dash ; two short white transverse marks from costa beyond this, 
and a white wedgeshaped spot along apical part of costa; a white 
suboval blotch almost on lower half of termen, marked with four 
or five fine black longitudinal lines : cilia white, a dark fuscous 
subbasal line lighter and thicker on termen, and fuscous apical 
shade. Hindwings light grey, somewliat darker posteriorly ; cilia 
pale grey, round apex whitish. 

QuKKNSLAND, Hcrberton, Townsville, December (Dodd); three 
specimens. 

VOL. II. — J\fay, 1918. I, 



146 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

J Untomia acicuiaris, n. sp. 

d $ . 8-9 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen light grey. Palpi white, 
second joint dark grey except extreme tip, extreme base and 
anterior edge of terminal joint black. Forewiiigs elongate, rather 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen very obliquely 
rounded ; darlc fuscous, more or less irrorated whitish ; stigmata 
cloudy, blackish, plical obliquely before first discal ; a rather short 
fine oblique white striga from costa at | ; a black marginal line 
round apex and termen: cilia whitish, two dark fuscous shades. 
Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

Ecuador, Huigra, 4500 feet, June (Parish) ; twelve specimens. 

J Untomia melanobathra, n. sp. 

^ 2 . 10-11 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen light grey, head 
sometimes whitish. Palpi whitish, second joint_ dark fuscous 
except extreme tip, anterior edge of terminal joint blackish. 
Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse-pointed, termen very obliquely rounded; dark grey, 
suffusedly irrorated or mixed whitish, sometimes much suffused 
whitish and sprinkled black; stigmata represented by elongate 
black marks, plical obliquely before first discal, an additional mark 
in disc towards base ; costa more or less black on postmcdian area ; 
a fine very oblique whitish line from | of costa to termen above 
middle ; apical area beyond this suffused light brownish, a black 
mark along apical part of costa ; an indistinct blackish dash before 
termen in middle : cilia whitish with two grey shades, anterior 
blackish above apex. Hindwings grey, in 6 suffused blackish 
towards base ; cilia grey. 

EctJADOE, Huigra, 4500 feet, June (Parish) ; six specimens. 

^ Commatica placoterma, n. sp. 

c^ 5 . 10-11 mm. Head, thorax pale grey. Palpi white, second 
joint very minutely ribbed blackish irroration, appearing grey, 
anterior edge of terminal joint black. Abdomen grey. Forewings 
elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen very 
obliquely rounded ; dark grey, more or less sufFuscdly irrorated 
whitish, becoming blackish posteriorly, especially along posterior 
half of costa; stigmata cloudy, blackish, plical obliquely before 
first discal ; a short tine oblique white striga from costa at | : 
an oval whitish blotch lying along termen, more or less sufFiisedly 
mixed fuscous on lower portion, with two fine blackish dashes, 
terminal edge black : cilia whitish, dark brown subbasal and dark 
fuscous apical shades. Hindwings dark fuscous ; cilia grey. 

Colombia, La Crumbre, 6()00 feet. May (Parish) ; six specimens. 

^ nA ^ "r'' l«iL H 1^ DESMAUCHA, n. g. 

i^^5_if*!^ "^iEea^ smooth ; ocelli small, posterior; tongue developed. 
Antennse -* serrulate, basal joint moderately elongate, without 



GELECHIADJE. 147 

pecten. Labial palpi long, recurved, second joint smooth, terminal 
joint sliorter than second, slender, acute. Maxillary palj)i very 
short, tiliforni, ajjpressed to tongue. Posterior tibite shortly haired 
above. Forevvings with 2 5 apjjroxiinated, 7 absent, 8 and 9 
stalked, li from middle. Hindwings 1, trapezoidal, rather ex- 
])anded posteriorly, apex rounded-obtuse, termen not sinuate, cilia |- ; 
3 and 4 connate, 5 parallel, G and 7 separate, diverging. 
Allied to the /Strobisia group. 






Desraaucha chrysostoma, n. sp. ■=" Z ^-rrAtA^'^c <Z/r^^^u^ 
2 . 11 mm. Head, thorax shining iridescent violet-fuscous, 
face pale ochreous. Palpi orange, anterior edge of terminal joint 
blackish. Abdomen violet-blackish. Forewings elongate, narrow, 
posteriorly somewhat dilated, costa almost straight, posteriorly 
gently arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; blackish- 
fuscous ; basal and costal areas suffused violet; cloudy white dots 
in disc at middle and j; an iridescent coppery-blue-pnrple marginal 
streak round posterior part of costa and termen : cilia dark fuscous, 
basal area orange round apex and upper part of termen. Hind- 
wings dark fuscous ; transverse white spots on middle of costa and 
termen opposite, on imdersiirface united into a straight transverse 
median line : cilia dark grey, apical | white round apex and upper 
part of termen. 

British Guiana, Bartica, Mallali, December, March (Parish); 
two specimens. 

Anarsia omoptila, n. sp. 

(i . 11-12 mm. Head, thorax ochreous-whitish tinged fuscous, 
a pale ochreous-yellowish expansible hairpencil from beneath 
shoulders. Palpi dark fuscous, towards apex fuscous-whitish. 
Abdomen grey, anal tuft ochreous-whitish. Forewings elongate, 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen extremely 
obliquely rounded ; fuscous, suffusedly irrorated or almost wholly 
suffused whitish; costal edge black at base; a small elongate-oval 
blackish spot on middle of costa, and smaller marks at ^, i, and % ; 
an undefined spot of dark grey suffusion on base of dorsum ; a 
rather large irregularly semioval blotch of dark grey or dark fuscous 
suffusion on middle of dorsum, terminated above by an elongate or 
subtriangular blackish spot in middle of disc ; an elongate blackish 
mark in disc at | ; two or three cloudy dark fuscous dots towards 
costa posteriorly and on termen beneath apex : cilia grey, sprinkled 
whitish specks. Hindwings prismatic fuscous-whitish, mai-gins 
grey ; a subcostol fringe of rather short downcurved hairs on basal 
half, beneath which is an iridescent-hyaline area in cell; cilia 
whitish-ochreous-grey. Forewings beneath with long expansible 
ochreous-whitish hairpencil rising from disc near base. : ; ; 

S. India, Coimbatore, bred in October from larva? feeding betweeni 
folded leaves of Ccg(inti& indicus {Leguminosce) (i^e<c/«e«'); three! 
specimens. .; iliim.q 

vt^2)j b;iillA 



148 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTHRA. 

Anarsia altercata, n. sp. 

cJ . 10 ram. Head, thorax grey-whitish. Palpi whitish-grey. 
Ahdoinou dark grey, anal tuft whitish-ochreous. Porewings 
elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen 
extremely obliquely rounded ; whitish irrorated fuscous, more 
strongly iiosteriorly ; a dark fuscous dot on base of costa; oblique 
dark grey marks from costa before and beyond i with two or three 
black scales beneath them, a small elongate spot before middle, and 
a dot at I ; a small black dot beneath costa near base ; an oblong 
dark grey spot above dorsum near l>^se, and a mark above it; a 
semioval suffused dark grey patch extending along dorsum from ^ 
to 4 and reaching half across wing, edged above in middle by an 
elongate black mark ; an elongate dark grey spot in disc at |, 
terminated anteriorly by a small blackish dot; apical area mostly 
suffused dark grey: cilia light grey somewliat mixed fuscous, rows 
of whitish points. Hiiidwings thinly scaled, light grey, veins and 
termen suffused darker grey ; cilia pale greyish. Forewings beneath 
with thin expansible pencil of very long fine grey-whitish hairs 
from lower margin of cell towards base. 

Bengal, Pusa, bred in July from pupa in rolled leaf of Seshania 
(Leguminosce) {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Anarsia veruta, n. sp. 

5. 11 mm. Head, thorax grey, slightly sprinkled whitish. 
Palpi grey sprinkled whitish, terminal joint whitish with two 
blackish rings. Abdomen light greyish. Forewings elongate, 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex tolerably pointed, termen 
extremely obliquely rounded ; fuscous, somewhat sprinkled paler 
and darker ; a suffused blackish longitudinal streak in disc from I 
to f , and one or two short suffused dashes above apex of this 
between veins : cilia light fuscous, somewhat sprinkled darker and 
whitish. Hindwings light grey, thinly scaled anteriorly ; cilia 
pale fuscous. 

Bengal, Pusa, bred in February from pupa on Inga dulcis 
(LegnminoscB) {Fletcher)-, one specimen. 

J EMPEDAULA, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales ; ocelli posterior ; tongue developed. 
Antennae f, basal joint elongate, without pecten. Labial palpi 
long, recurved, considerably thickened throughout with appressed 
scales, laterally compressed, terminal joint as long as second, with 
scales loosely projecting posteriorly, apex concealed. Maxillary 
palpi very short, filiform, appressed to tongue. Posterior tibioD 
loosely haired above. Forewings with 1 h furcate, 2 from towards 
angle, 3 from angle, 7 and 8 out of 6, 7 to costa, 11 from middle. 
Hindwings somewhat under 1, elongate-trapezoidal, apex acute, 
produced, termen obliquely bisinuate beneath apex, cilia 1| ; 3 and 
4 rather approximated towards base, 5 remote, parallel, 6 and 7 
parallel. 

Allied to Chelaria. 



GELECHIAD^. 149 

Empedaula insipiens, u. sp. 

2. 12 mm. Head light fuscous, sides of crown whitish-fuscous. 
Palpi whitish-ochreous, second and terminal joints each with two 
bands of dark fuscous irroration. Thorax fuscous mixed whitish- 
ochreous. Abdomen light fuscous. Forewings elongate, narrow, 
costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen extremely 
obliquely rounded ; whitish-ochreous suffusedly irrorated fuscous ; 
some irregular dark fuscous marking towards base, on dorsum 
forming a suffused patch extending to 5 ; a narrow ob]i(|ue dark 
fuscous fascia from costa about |-, not reaching dorsum, anteriorly 
edged by a whitish line continued on dorsum round its lower 
extremity, posteriorly suffused ; an elongate dark fuscous mark in 
middle of disc, with crescentic whitish edging above ; a trapezoidal 
dark fuscous blotch on costa about |, narrowed downwards, 
anteriorly edged whitish, and posteriorly by an inwards-oblique 
whitish line continued to dorsum before tornus, followed in middle 
by a blackish dash : cilia oclireous-whitish, mixed and towards base 
barred fuscous (imperfect). Hindwings and cilia grey. 

Bengal, Pusa, March (Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Brachyacma sciritis, n. sp. 

$ . 11 mm. Head, thorax light brownish-ochreous, shoulders 
dark brown. Palpi whitish, second joint brown except apex, 
terminal as long as second, suffused dark fuscous anteriorly. 
Abdomen light ochreous. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa 
slightly arched towards extremities, faintly sinuate in middle, apex 
obtuse-pointed, termen very obliquely rounded ; brownish-ochreous ; 
base of costal edge dark fuscous ; a white costal line from base to 
middle, thence continued round margin of a fine elongate wedge- 
shaped dark fuscous mark Ijing along costa beyond middle, its acute 
end anterior ; a small black whitish-edged apical dot : cilia brownish- 
ochreous, a deeper faintly whitish-edged basal shade. Hindwings 
grey ; cilia whitish-ochreous tinged grey. 

Madeas, Dindigul, October {MaxivcU) ; one specimen. 



Noeza pyropis, n. sp. 

d . 18 mm. Head, thorax ferruginous-orange. Eyes deep 
crimson. Palpi whitish, second joint orange except apical edge, 
terminal joint with dark grey subapical band. Abdomen orange. 
Forewings elongate, narrow, costa gently arched towards 
extremities, sinuate towards middle, apex obtuse, termen straight, 
ratlier oblique ; orange, with violet iridescence, dorsal half 
irregularly and suffusedly mixed ferruginous ; an obhque suffused 
deeper ferruginous spot in disc at g ; a rather broad streak of 
ferruginous suffusion along posterior -I of costa ; a blotch of deep 
ferruginous suffusion along termen, including an almost marginal 
pale violet-iridescent streak round apex and termen : cilia deep 
ferruginous. Hindwings light orange; cilia light orange, tips 
round apex tinged ferruginous. 

Fkench Guiana, St. Jean, H. Maroni, July ; one specimen. 



150 EXOTK; WICHOr,EPIDOPTI-RA. 

/ Noeza cinclidias, n. sp. 

2 . 16 mm. Head grey, sidetufts tinged crimson. Palpi dull 
crimson, expanded scales of second joint above not reacliiiig apex, 
apical 1^ of terminal joint white sprinkled dark fuscons. Thorax 
dark grey, shoulders and subdorsal marks suffused dull crimson. 
Abdomen dark grey. Forewings elongate, ratlier narrow, costa 
moderately arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded; deep 
brownish-crimson ; dark grey elongate basal spots above middle and 
near dorsum, a streak along basal half of dorsum, and a band of 
several irregular partially connected longitudinal streaks before 
middle ; a curved transverse series of several small partially 
connected oehreous-whitish sjjots at | ; a deep reddish-orange 
transverse fascia about |, broad costallj- and narrowed to a point 
on dorsum, edged with fine irregular oehreous-whitish lines, costal 
edge infuscated between these, a small round dark fuscous discal 
spot edged oehreous-whitish within anterior edge of this ; several 
oehreous-whitish marginal dots round apex : cilia grey. Hindwings 
dark grey ; cilia grey. 

French Guiana, K. Maroni ; one specimen. 



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J 



DEIMNESTRA, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales; ocelli moderate, posterior ; tongue 
developed. Anteniia3 4-, l)asal joint elongate, without pccten. 
Labial palpi extremely long, second joint very long, straight, 
porrected, densely scaled, above with rough projecting hairscales 
diminishing towards apex, terniinal joint much shorter than second, 
obliquely ascending, slender, acute. Maxillary palpi very short, 
filiform, appressed to tongue. Posterior tibioe rough-h;iired above. 
Forewings with 1 b furcate, 2 and 3 stalked, 7 absent, 8 and 
9 stalked, 11 from beyond middle. Hindwings 1, trapezoidal, apex 
obtuse-pointed, termen slightly sinuate, cilia 5 ; 3 and 4 connate, 
5 nearly parallel, 6 and 7 closely approximated at base. 

Typo thyrsicoJa Meyr., attributed to JJi/pclictis, from which 
it requires to be separated ; allied to Trichotaphe. 



J 



Tricliotaplie sphyrocopa, n. sp. 

$> . 17 mm. Head, thorax light piukish-ochreous, prosternum 
blackish. Palpi pinky-whitish, second joint blackish except apical 
edge, anterior edge of terminal joint greyish. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen 
rounded, liardly oblique ; light pinkish-ochreous, with violet 
I'etlections ; a small black dot near base in middle ; two largo 
blackish dorsal blotches, finely edged oehreous-whitish, reaching i 
across wing, first irregularly subquadrate, extending on dorsum 
from I to |, upper edge irregular-convex, second resting on dorsum 
before tornus, transverse, anteriorly projecting a large rounded lobe 
into disc, posteriorly suffused, terminal area beyond it suffused 



GIOLECHIADiE. 151 

grey ; dark grey connected marginal dots round posterior part of 
costa and termen : cilia grey-whitish (imperfect). Hindwings 
dark grey ; cilia grey. 

French Guiana, St. Jean, II. Maroiii, July ; one specimen. 
Allied to themelia. 

J Tricbotaphe cyclospila, n. sp. 

2 . IG mm. Head, thorax palo ochreous, presternum dark 
fuscous. Palpi wliitish-oclireous, second joint dark fuscous except 
apical edge, terminal joint with dark fuscous subapical ring. 
Abdomen gre)'. Forcn'ings elongate, costa anteriorly moderately, 
posteriorly gently arched, apex obtuse, termen rounded, somewhat 
obli(]ue ; pale ochreous, costal edge pinkish-tinged; dark reddish- 
fuscous dots above and below fold at i; stigmata represented 
by small round dark reddish-fuscous spots obscurel}' edged whitish, 
first discal largest, plical beneath first discal ; an irregular curved 
and sinuate indistinct pale line from | of costa to dorsum before 
tornus ; marginal blackish dots round posterior part of costa and 
termen: cilia pale ochreous. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey. 
French Guiana, R. Maroni; one specimen. 

Trichotaphe illucescens, n. sp. 

$ . 21 mm. Head, thorax brown, with violet iridescence. Palpi 
dark fuscous, apical edge of second joint whitish, terminal joint 
posteriorly suffused whitish. A.bdomen light greyish. Forewings 
elongate, costa moderately arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely 
rounded; rather dark brown, with slight violet tinge ; faint small 
hardly darker spots above and below fold at ^ ; stigmata cloudy, 
obscurely darker, plical somewhat before first discal, first discal 
rather large, second transverse ; a faintly paler cloudy subterminal 
shade ; indistinct marginal dark fuscous dots round apex and 
termen : cilia brownish-ochreous, paler towards tips, base spotted 
brownish. Hindwings ochreous-whitish, dorsum tinged grey, apex 
and upper part of termen suffused grey ; cilia greyish-ochreous. 

Assam, Khasis; one specimen. 

Dichomeris ceponoma, n. sp. 
J . 12 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen dark grey. Palpi dark grey 
sprinkled whitish, second joint with very short apical tuft beneath 
and scales expanded at apex above, apical edge white preceded by 
brown suffusion, terminal joint longer than second, posteriorly 
whitish. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa slightly arched 
towards extremities, faintly sinuate in middle, apex pointed, 
termen very obliquely rounded ; dark grey, somewhat sprinkled 
whitish; markings blackish, irregularly edged light ochrcous- 
yellowisli scales ; small spots on base of costa and dorsum ; an 
irregular transverse mark in disc towards base ; a slightly curved 
transverse fascia at -^, somewhat narrowed towards costa; an 
oblique spot from middle of costa ; a V-shaped externally yellowish- 



152 EXOTIC MlCROLEPIDOPTlUtA. 

margined mark in disc beneath extremity of this ; a rather irregular- 
sinuate ochreous-yellow lino from | of costa to dorsum before 
tornus, posteriorly margined black suffusion ; cloudy Ijlackish 
marginal dots round posterior part of costa and ternien : cilia grey, 
towards base suffused pale ochroous-yellowish, an interrupted dark 
grey antemedian shade. Hindwings dark grey, lighter and thinly 
scaled in disc anteriorly ; cilia grey. 

CooKG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, December (Newcome) ; one specimen. 

Dichomeris hastata, n. sp. 

2- 18 mm. Head fuscous-whitish. Palpi whitish, second joint 
with rather short rounded rough tuft beneath, dark fuscous on 
basal half, terminal joint slightly longer than second. Thorax light 
fuscous, patagia blackish-grey. Abdomen greyish-ochreous. Fore- 
wings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen 
obliquely rounded ; fuscous, veins marked by faint pale lines ; 
blackish marks on base of costa and dorsum ; a strong black central 
streak from base to end of cell, lower edge with a short linear 
tooth on fold, extremity prolonged as a slender acute streak to 
near apex : cilia light fuscous. Hindwings grey ; cilia whitish-grey, 
a grey subbasal shade. 

Bengal, Pusa, July (Fletcher) • one specimen. 



J 



Dichomeris tactica, n. sp. 

J $. 11-12 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen grey. Palpi whitish, 
second joint grey except apical edge. Forewings elongate, narrow, 
costa slightly arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen very obliquely 
rounded; grey irrorated whitish and blackish; stigmata cloudy, 
black, plical beneath first discal ; cloudy black marginal dots round 
posterior part of costa and termen : cilia giey, base spotted whitish. 
Hindwings grey ; cilia liglit grey. 

Ecuador, Huigra, 4500 feet, June {Parish) ; eight specimens. 

Mnesteria spiculifera, n. sp. 

c? $ . 20-22 mm. Head ochreous-yellow. Palpi ochreous- 
yellow, in d" terminal joint obsolete, second joint with long rough 
projecting hairscales beneath and dark indigo-grey apical spot 
iut.ernally, in $ second joint tufted with rough hairscales towards 
apex beneath, terminal joint as long as second. Thorax ochreous- 
yellow, a dark metallic-grey posterior spot, shoulders slenderly 
grey. Abdomen pale ochreous-ycUowish. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen 
very obliquely rounded; 7 to costa, 8 and out of 7; in cf 
ochreous-yellow, 2 ochreous-orange ; markings shining leaden- 
groy-metallic, edged with some black scales ; an elongate spot on 
base of costu ; elongate marks in disc at I and beyond middle ; 
a somewhat oblique transverse line at f ; on posterior | a series of 
more or less developed longitudinal lines between veins : cilia J 



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light yellow, $ light orange. Hindwings d blackish-grey, 
suffused wliitish-ochrcous on anterior f except towards margins, $ 
grey ; cilia whitish-yellowish. 

Ckylon, Naraunukuli, GUOO feet, February {Oreen)', twelve 
specimens. Very like monctelh, but in that species hindwings c? 
are almost wholly light ochrcous-yellowish, palpi c? wholly 
blackish internally, rough scales of second joint only slightly 
developed, forewings 5 yellow as in cJ , and other differences. 

Encolpotis heliopepta, n. sp. 

$ . 14 mm. Head, thorax purplish-grey, face whitish. Palpi 
whitish mixed grey, terminal joint grey. Abdomen grey. Fore- 
wings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse- 
pointed, termen sinuate, oblique ; purple-fuscous, rather darker 
towards costa and termen; stigmata cloudy, obscurely darker, 
plical beneath first discal, second discal transversely double : cilia 
ochreous-orange-yellow, deeper towards base, on costa purplish- 
fuscous, beneath tornus grey. Hindwings and cilia dark grey. 

Assam, Shillong, 5000 feet, Sejjtember [Fletcher)- one specimen. 
A very interesting discovery, in all respects closely related to the 
African species, but conspicuously distinct by the dark grey (not 
ochreous-whitish) hindwings. 

Lecithocera perpensa, n. sp, 

cJ. 13 ram. Head greyish-ochreous with violet reflections on 
crown, sides of crown yellowish, face whitish-oclireous. Palpi pale 
ochreous-yellowish tinged grey. Antenneo pale yellowisli tinged 
grey, tip dark grey, a])ical joint whitish. Thorax greyish-ochreous. 
Abdomen pale greyish-ochreous, anal tuft yellowish. Forewings 
elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen 
nearly straight, oblique; 2 and 3 stalked, 7 and 8 long-stalked, 
7 to apex; light greyish-ochreous, irrorated fuscous; first discal 
stigma moderate, dark fuscous, second represented by a dark 
fuscous transverse mark, connected by an indistinct fuscous streak 
with dorsum beneath it : cilia pale ochreous-yellowish, with some 
fuscous points. Hindwings pale grey ; cilia pale ochreous-yellowish. 

Assam, Shillong, .5000 feet, September (F/etcJier) ; one specimen. 

Autosticha acharacta, n. sp. 

J 2 • 12-15 ram. Head, thorax ])alo greyish-ochi-eous. Palpi 
whitish-ochreous, second joint externally tinged greyish except 
towards apex. Abdomen J pale gro-yish-ochreous, $ grey. Fore- 
wings elongate, posteriorly somewhat dilated, costa gently arched, 
apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; pale ochreous irrorated 
fuscous ; stigmata small, dark fuscous, plical slightly before first 
discal, a cloudy dot on dorsum beneath second discal ; an almost 
marginal series of cloudy dark fuscous dots round posterior part of 
costa and termen, in $ less distinct ; cilia pale ochreous. Hind- 
wings light greyish ; cilia whitish-ochreous tinged grey. 



154 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

N.W. India, Abbottabiid, June {FUtcher) ; three specimens. 
Distinguislied from tlie very huuWav phaalodes and allied species by 
absence of dark rings on palpi. 

Autosticha conciliata, n. sp. 

c? . 11 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen pale ochreous. Palpi 
whitish, second joint dark fuscous except apex, terminal joint with 
a fine blackish median ring. Forcwiugs elongate, costa gently 
arched, ajiex obtuse, terraen obliquely rounded; pale ochreous, 
spriidded light fuscous ; base of costal edge dark fuscous; stigmata 
small, cloudy, dark fuscous, plical slightly before first discal ; an 
almost marginal series of small cloudy dark fuscous dots round apex 
and terraen : cilia whitish-ochreous, slightly sprinkled dnrker 
to\vai'ds base. Hindwings and cilia ochreous-whitish. 

Madras, Madura, October {Maxwell); one specimen. 



J 



DEMOPRACTIS, n. g. 
Head with appressed scales ; ocelli posterior ; tongue developed. 
Antennae |-, basal joint moderate, without pecten. Labial palpi 
long, recurved, second joint thickened with appressed scales, some- 
what expanded towards apex above, terminal joint shorter than 
second, moderate, acute. Jklaxillary palpi very short, filiform, 
appressed to tongue. Posterior tibiae clothed with hairs above. 
Fore wings with 1 b furcate, 2 from towards angle, 3 and 4 connate, 
8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to termen, 11 from middle. Hindwings nearly 
1, trapezoidal, termen hardly sinuate, cilia 1 ; 3 absent, 4 from 
angle, 5 nearly i)arallel, G and 7 connate. 

Demopractis tonaea, n. sp. 

$ . 10 mm. Head, thorax pale broAvnish-ochreous slightly 
sprinkled dark fuscous. Palpi whitish-ochreous, second joint 
sprinkled dark fuscous. Abdomen pale ochreous. Forewings 
elongate, rather narrow, costa slightly arched, apex tolerably 
pointed, termen very obliquely rounded ; pale brownish-ochreous 
sprinkled dark fuscous, more strongly irrorated towards base of 
costa and termen ; stigmata rather large, dark fuscous, plical 
somewhat before fij'st discal : cilia pale brownish-ochreous, some 
scattered dark fuscous points towards base, an antemedian series of 
dark fuscous ])oints, and a postniedian fuscous line. Hindwings 
light grey; cilia pale greyish oclireous, a faint fuscous subapical 
line. 

Assam, Shillong, oUOO feet, October [Flelchtr) ; one specimen. 

Encrasima communicata, n. sp. 

J . 12 mm. Head, thorax pale ochreous. Palpi whitish- 
ochreous, second joint greyish-ochreous except apex. Abdomen 
pale grey, segmental margins and anal tuft ochreous-whitish. 
Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen 



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oblique]}' rounded; pule ochreous, costa suffused yellow; second 
discal stigma cloudy, fuscous : cilia pale yellowish, lliudwiugs 
light gi'cy ; cilia grey-whitish, a faint greyish subbasal shade. 
Bengal, Pusa, September (FlekJier) ; one specimen. 

Protobathra coenotypa, n. sp. 

J 2 . 14-17 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen light grey. Palpi 
ochreous-whitish, second joint grey except apex, terminal sprinkled 
grey. Porewings elongate, costa gently arched, termen straight, 
ratlier oblique; greyish-ochreons more or less irrorated grey, 
costal edge whitish-ochreous ; a dark fuscous dot on base of costa ; 
stigmata dark fuscous, plical beneath first discal ; a marginal series 
of cloudy dark fuscous dots round posterior part of costa and termen 
to before tornus : cilia whitish-ochreous, sometimes tinged grey. 
Hindwings light grey ; cilia whitish-grey-ochreous. 

Ckylon, ^[atale, Madulsima, Peradeniya, June, A.ugiist, October. 
{Pole, Green, Vauglian) ; four specimens. 

Oegoconia praerainis, n. sp, 

5 . 13 mm. Head ochreous-whitish. Palpi ochreous-whitish, 
second and terminal joints each with subapical bands of blackish 
irroration. 'Ihorax ochreous-whitish, two black posterior dots. 
Abdomen pale grey. Porewings elongate, narrow, cosia gently 
arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen very obliquely rounded ; 
ochreous-whitish suffusedly sprinkled pale yellow-ochreous ; 
markings blackish ; costal and dorsal marks at base ; a small costal 
spot near base, and some scales beneath it ; a moderately broad 
inwardly oblique fascia beyond middle, with a fasciate lobe 
extending from lower half to disc at f (representing anterior 
stigmata) ; three or four marginal dots towards apex : cilia whitish- 
ochreous. Hindwings grey ; cilia whitish-ochreous. 
Ceylon, Maskeliya, September {Pole); one specimen. 

Symmoca indagata, n. sp, 

S . 15 mm. Head pale ochreous. Palpi whitish-ochreous, 
second joint dark fuscous except apex, terminal slightly sprinkled 
dark fuscous anteriorly. Antenniie dark fuscous. Thoi-ax fuscous. 
Abdomen grey. Porewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded ; fuscous ; small blackish 
spols on base of costa and dorsum; stigmata blackish partially 
edged pale ochreous, first discal forming a roundish spot, plical a 
dot slightly beyond it, second discal a transverse bar enlarged at 
lower extremity and connected with dorsum by a transverse bar of 
blackish suffusion ; indications of cloudy blackish almost marginal 
dots round apex: cilia light fuscous, base sprinkled darker. 
Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

Kanaka, Dharwar, May (Maxwell) ; one specimen. 



156 EXOTIC MICKOLEPIDOl'TEUA. 

Symmoca alacris, n. sp. 

J 2 . 11-12 mm. Head, thorax pale brownisli-ochreous, violet- 
iridesceut. Palpi whitish-ochrcoiis, second joint J mixed fuscous. 
Abdomen light grey, anal tuft whitish-oehreous. Forewiugs 
elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, apex pointed, termen 
extremely obliquely rounded ; liglit ochreous, violet-iridescent, 
sprinkled light brownish, especially in J and with a few dark 
fuscous scales ; blackish dots on base of costa and dorsum ; stigmata 
blackish, plical rather before first discal ; a blackish dot on dorsum 
before second discal, connected witli it by an oblique cloudy streak 
of fuscous suffusion, in c? extended to costa ; some undefined 
almost marginal dots of dark fuscous suS"usion round apex : cilia 
pale ochreous, a few dark fuscous specks. Hindwings light grey ; 
cilia whitish-grey. 

Kanaka, Dharwar, January {Maxwell) ; two specimens. 

Brachmia antichroa, n. sp. 

(S . 20 mm. Head ochreous-yellow. Palpi whitish-oehreous, 
second joint infuscated on basal half, terminal joint -with two 
indistinct fuscous rings. Thorax rather dark fuscous. Abdomen 
light grey, anal tuft pale yellowish. Fore wings elongate, rather 
narrow, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen rather obliquely 
rounded ; 2 and '6 stalked, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to apex ; brownish- 
ochreous : cilia somewhat paler. Hindwings grey ; cilia whitish- 
grey, grej'er towards base. 

Ceylon, Kandy, February (Machwood) ; one specimen. 

SCYTHRID^. 

- / Scythris charou, n. sp. 

cT $ . 8-9 mm. Head, thorax dark fuscous, with a more or less 
developed whlfe lateral stripe, face variably suffused white. Palpi 
dark fuscous, suffusedly mixed white above. Abdomen dark fuscous, 
more or less whitish-mixed beneath, anal segment $ whitish 
beneath. Forewings 5 absent, and 7 stalked, 8 and 10 absent ; 
elongate-lanceolate ; dark fuscous, with slight purple gloss ; a 
narrow white streak along fold from base to g of wing (only in one 
specimen reduced to scattered scales) ; in one specimen posterior 
half of wing strewn with scattered white hair-scales, with a few 
anteriorly : cilia dark grey. Hindwings 8 absent 4 and 5 long- 
stalked, G and 7 approximated towards base ; blackish; cilia dark 
grey. 

North Cakomna, Southern Pines, May ; fourteen specimens. 

Scythris spiimifera, n. sp. 

§ . 13 mm. Head, palpi, thorax bronzy-fuscous. Abdomen 
dark grey, beneath whitish except last two segments. Forewings 
elongate-lanceolate; dark bronzy-fuscous; dorsal area beneath fold 



SCYTHRTDJE. 157 

suffused whitish-ochreous, margined above by an ochreous-white 
streak from base to | of wing, and an elongate ochrcous-wbite spot 
about I : cilia dark bronzy-fuscous. Hiiidwings and cilia dark 
fuscous. 

N. India, Dehra Dun, November {Beeson) ; one specimen. 

Scythris commota, n. sp. 

(S . 10 mm, Head, palpi, thorax wbitisb irrorated dark grey. 
Abdomen ligbt grey, beneath white, anal tuft wliitish. Forewings 
elongate-lanceolate; whitish, thinly irrorated dark fuscous; 
markings dark fuscous; moderate suffused streaks from base along 
costa and fold to |^ ; a roundish spot on costa before middle, and 
trapezoidal spot on dorsum o])posite ; stigmata rather large, cloudy, 
jilical obliquely beyond first discal, resting on dorsal spot, second 
discal forming a moderate s]jot ; a round spot near termen above 
tornus : cilia grey, base mixed whitish. Hindwings 4 and 5 
stalked ; grey ; cilia pale gi'eyish. 

N.W. India, Peshawar, May {Fletcher); one specimen. 

Scythris axenopa, n. sp. 

2 . 13 mm. Head, palpi, thorax whitish. Abdomen pule 
greyish-ochreous, beneath whitish. Forewings elongate-lanceolate ; 
whitish, suffusedly mixed light grey towards costa on posterior 
half ; a light grey costal streak from base to |^ ; a slight indistinct 
inwardly oblique grey transverse streak at ^, marked with several 
black scales on fold; an inwardly oblique ochreous-groy fascia 
beyond middle, broadly suffused and irregular posteriorly, on 
anterior edge with a cloudy black dot on fold followed by a white 
dot, some scattered dark fuscous scales on lower half ; an undefined 
grey line along termen : cilia whitish-grey-ochreous, round apex 
whitish, some grey scales towards base. Hindwings 4 and 5 
stalked ; grey, paler and thinly scaled towards base ; cilia whitish- 
grey-ochreous. 

N.W. India, Peshawar, May {Fletcher) ; one specimen. A second 
example seen, in which the dark markings are considerably reduced. 

Scythris sitarcha, n. sp. 

(S . 10 mm. Head greyish-oclireous. Palpi greyish, apex of 
joints whitish. Thorax light greyish-ochreous tinged whitish. 
Abdomen grey, beneath ochreous-whitish. Forewings elongate- 
lanceolate ; light greyisli-ochreous ; a whitish line along fold ; 
plical and second discal stigmata blackish : cilia light ochreous-grey, 
round apex tinged whitish. Hindwings 4 and 5 connate ; grey ; 
cilia light ochreous-grey. 

Kanaka, Dharwar, January {Maxwell)-^ one specimen. 

Scythrs lychnitis, n. sp. 
c? . 14 mm. Head, palpi, thorax whitish-ochreous. Abdomen 
ochreous-whitish. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, 



158 EXOTIC AtlCROLEPIDOrrERA. 

apex acute, slightlj' produced, termen extremely oblique ; whitish- 
ochreous : cilia coiiC(>lorous. Hiiidwings 4 and 5 stalked; pale 
Avhitish-oclireous-grey : cilia whitish-ochieous. 

MivsoPoiAJiiA, Basra, September (Fletcher); one specimeu. 

BLASTOBASID^. 

Blastobasis transcripta, n. sp. 

c? § . 11-13 ram. Head, thorax white irrorated grey and dark 
fuscous. Palpi grey irrorated dark fuscous, apex of second joint 
whitish. Antenuse J without basal notch. Abdomen whitish, 
with dark fuscoixs segmental bands. Forewings elongate, rather 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex pointed, terineu extremely 
obliquely rounded ; white, irrorated grey and dark fuscous ; a dark 
fuscous transverse spot on costa at ;| ; a thick slightly oblique 
streak from dorsum beyond middle, reaching more than half across 
wing ; more or less indicated cloudy dark fuscous spots on costa 
near base, beyond middle, and at 4, last largest and more distinct, 
and one on middle of termen ; a slightly inwards-oblique dark 
fuscous streak from tornus, reaching half across wing: cilia light 
grey, sy)rinkled white and dark fuscous. Hindwings rather dark 
grey, ligliter anteriorly ; cilia light grey. 

KuMAON, Almora, 6000 feet, bred from twigs of Pimts Jowjifolia 
(Beesoii) ; tive specimens. Probably the larva feeds on refuse or in 
the cones. 

Blastobasis explorata, n. sp. 

J. 12 mm. Head pale greyish-ochreous. Palpi considerably 
thickened with scales throughout ; pale greyish-ochreous sprinkled 
dark grey, terminal joint pointed, not acute. Antennae with notch 
above basal joint. Thorax pale fuscous, suffused pale greyish- 
ochreous centrally, anteriorly suflPused dark luscous. Abdomen 
light greyish-ochreous. Forewings elongate, very narrow, widest 
near base, thence narrowed to pointed apex ; grey, finely sprinkled 
pale greyish-ochreous, suffused pale greyish-ochreous towards 
dorsum anteriorly; discal stigmata small, dark fuscous, a larger 
dark fuscous dot on tornus beneath second discal; margin obscurely 
dotted dark grey round apex : cilia light grey, sprinkled pale 
greyish-oclircous specks. Hindwings light grey, towards tornus 
suffused whitish-ochreous ; cilia pale grey. 

Bengal, Pusa, March (Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

\/ Blastobasis cophodes, n. sp. 

(S 2 • 12-14 mm. Head, thorax grey, more or less si>riukled 
whitish. Palpi dark grey sprinkled whitish, tips of joints 
whitish, terminal joint in both sexes | of second, moderate, 
scarcely ])ointed. Antennse (J without basal notch. Abdomen 
light grey. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa anteriorly hardly, 
posteriorly gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen extremely 



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obliquely rounded ; 4 and 5 couiuite ; grey, sprinkled whitish and 
a few dark fuscous scales ; a somewhat bent narrow whitish 
fascia before i sometimes faintly indicated, usually obsolete, some- 
times followed by a spot of dark fuscous irroration on costa ; 
second discal stigma represented by two transversely placed 
obscure dark fuscous dots ; an indistinct spot of dark fuscous 
irroration on costa at |, and one on tornus rather before it, some- 
times connected by an obscure darker angulatcd subteiminal 
shade ; cloudy dark grey dots round posterior part of costa and 
termcn : cilia light grey, round apex sprinkled whitish. Hind- 
wings grey ; cilia light grey. 

PijRU, Lima, 500 feet, August (Parish) ; nineteen specimens. 1 
include Floiophora Dietz , Ejylsfeiti^_JWalH., and Aynoea Wals. as | 
synQ»fTus of BJastobasxs. ^ aj'/ \ .'^t 

/^Xll— Blastobasis aphilodes, n. sp. ^*^^iy -^^t^^^ 

7* 

J 5 . 13-15 mm. Head, thorax grey, slightly sprinkled 
whitish. Palpi grey sprinkled dark grey and whitish, terminal 
joint in both sexes f of second, pointed. Antennae S without 
basal notch. Abdomen grej'. !Forewings elo"ngate, narrow, costa 
anteriorly almost straight, posteriorly gently arched, apex obtuse- 
pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; 4 and 5 stalked ; 
grey, slightly sprinkled Avhitish, sometimes irrorated dark grey ; 
sometimes the white irroration tends to produce indistinct streaks 
on fold and through middle of disc; sometimes a faint obtusely 
angulated narrow whitish fascia before |, usually obsolete ; two 
indistinct darker dots representing second discal stigma; cloudy 
darker dots on posterior part of costa and termen sometimes per- 
ceptible : cilia light grey, sprinkled whitish. Hindwings grey, 
cilia light grey. 

Colombia, La Crumbre, 6600 feet, . May (Parish)-, twenty-six 
specimens. 

/ Exinotis neozona, n. sp. 

5. 10-11 mm. Head, thorax grey mixed whitish. Palpi dark 
grey, apex of joints whitish. Abdomen grey. Forewings elon- 
gate, narrow, costa anteriorly nearly straight, posteriorly gently 
arched, apex tolerably pointed, termen extremely obliquely 
rounded; dark grey, irregularly mixed white; a broad median 
ochreous-brown fascia edged anteriorly by a slender white straight 
fascia ; an irregular fascia of white suffusion about f, in which are 
two small transversely ])laced blackish-grey spots representing 
second discal stigma : cilia grey sprinkled whitish. Hindwings 
rather dark grey, palor towards base ; cilia light grey. 

British Guiana, Bartica, Mallali, February, March (Parish) : 
two specimens. This very distinct species has the neural characters 
of Exinotis, but does not show superficial resemblance to the single 
Indian species. 



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160 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

y Pigritia astuta, n. sp. 

(S ?. 14-15 mm. Head, thorax brownish-grey sprinkled whitish. 
Palpi S very short, palo greyish-ochreous, $ moderate, grey 
sprinkled whitish. AiitennaD c5' without basal notch. Abdomen 
light grey. Forowings elongate, narrow, costa faintly sinuate 
towards middlo, gently arched posteriorly, apex obtuse, termeu 
extremely obliquely rounded ; brownish-grey, more or less irrorated 
or sometimes suffused whitish ; a slender cloudy angulated whitish 
fascia at |, often nearly obsolete, seldom preceded by a large dorsal 
blotch of dark grey suffusion, usually followed on costa by a distinct 
cloudy dark grey spot, sometimes margined posteriorly towards 
dorsum with dark grey suffusion ; a slender transverse cloudy dark 
grey mark from costa at | and one from tornus slightly before it, 
second discal stigma sometimes represented by two small trans- 
versely placed dark fuscous dots tending to be connected with 
these respectively, but often obsolete ; indistinct small cloudy dark 
fuscous dots round posterior part of costa and termen : cilia pale 
grey, sprinkled white. Hindwings rather dark grey, paler and 
thinly scaled towards base ; cilia light grey. 

Colombia, Call (500 feet), Caldas (44U0 feet), May (Parish); 
forty-seven specimens. I regard Epigritia Dietz and Dryope 
Chamb. as synonyms of Pigritia. 



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Auximobasis obstricta, n. sp. 

cJ 5 . 8-11 mm. Head, thorax pale grey partially tinged 
whitish. Palpi whitish sprinkled grey, terminal joint S nearly 
as long us second, rather stout, acute, § rather shorter and 
slenderer. Antennae S with subbasal notch. Abdomen whitish- 
grey, anal tuft J whitish-ochreous. Forewings elongate, narrow, 
costa anteriorly nearly straight, posteriorly gently arched, apex 
pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; light grey, irregularly 
sprinkled white, with scattered dark fuscous scales ; a nearly 
straight suffused whitish fascia at |, posterior edge slightly 
angulated above middle, followed by dark fuscous suffusion except 
near angulation; first discal stigma blaokish, just beyond this, 
second represented by two transversely placed moderate blackish 
dots ; small cloudy dark fuscous spots on costa at | and tornus 
slightly before it ; small indistinct dark fuscous dots round posterior 
part of costa and termen : cilia palo grey, round apex sprinkled 
whitish and fuscous. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

British Guiana, Bartica, January, February {Parish) ; four 
specimens. I include Valentinia Wals. as a syjionym of Axiximo- 

basis. *" — — - ■ -- ■ — ■ — — 

Auximobasis normalis, n. sp. 

J 2. 13-18 mm. Head whitish-grey-ochreous, $ sprinkled 
grey. Palpi whitish irrorated dark fuscous except tips of joints. 
Antennae c5' with basal notch. Thorax ochreous-grey more or less 
sprinkled whitish, sometimes suffused dark fuscous anteriorly. 



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Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, narrow, cosLa uiiteriorly 
hardly, ])usteriorly gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termeii 
extremely oblicjuely rounded ; fuscous, more or less irrorated 
whitish, witli some scattered dark fuscous scales ; in one specimen 
basal half of dorsum broadly dark fuscous ; triangular spots of 
dark fuscous irroration on costa and dorsum at |, indicating 
posterior margin of a hardly perceptible acutely angulated fascia ; 
first discal stigma dark fuscous, just beyond this, second represented 
by two transversely placed blackish dots; small marks of dark 
fuscous irroration on costa at | and tornus slightly before it, and a 
more or less developed acutely angulated dark grey subterminal 
shade connecting these ; cloudy dark fuscous dots round posterior 
part of costa and termon ; cilia light grey, round apex sprinkled 
whitish. Hiiidwings grey, paler towards base ; cilia light grey. 

Colombia, La Crumbre, 6600 feet, May ; Ecoador, Huigra, 
4500 feet, June (Parish); thirty specimens. 

Holcocera piigionaria, n. sp. 

cJ . 15 mm. Head whitish-grey-ochreous. Palpi ochreous- 
whitish irrorated dark fuscous, terminal joint ^ of second. 
Aiitennse without basal notch. Thorax light grey, darkcr-S[)rinkled. 
Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa faintly sinuate 
towards middle, gently arched posteriorly, apex o])tu8e, termen 
extremely obliquely rounded ; grey, sprinkled darker, and 
snffusedly mixed whitish ; a spot of dark grey suffusion on base of 
costa ; a suffused dark grey slightly bent fascia at |, interrupted 
above middle, and preceded by whitish suffusion ; first discal stigma 
dark grey, just beyond this, second represented by two transversely 
placed blackish dots ; small darker opposite spots on costa at | and 
tornus ; dark grey marginal dots round posterior part of costa and 
termen : cilia grey irrorated white. Hindwings rather dark grey, 
paler and whitish-tinged towards base ; cilia light grey. 

British Guiana, Bartica, February (Parish); one specimen. 
Exceedingly similar to the following species, but appears to 
be reliably distinguished by the very short terminal joint of palpi. 
I have sunk ffyjxitopa Wals., Cijnotes Wals., Catacrypsis Wals., 
and Proso(Hca Wals. as synonyms of Holcocera. 

Holcocera adjutrix, n. sp. 

S ?. 15-16 mm. Head pale greyish-ochreous, crown sprinkled 
light grey. Palpi grey sprinkled dark grey and whitish, terminal 
joint I of second. Antennae 6 without basal notch. Thorax pale 
greyish-ochreous suffused grey. Abdomen grey. Forewings 
elongate, narrow, costa faintly sinuate towards middle, gently 
arched posteriorly, apex obtuse-pointed, termen extremely 
oldiquely rounded ; rather dark brownish-grey sufFusedly mixed 
whitish; a suffused darker spot on base of costa; a hardly bent 
suffused dark grey fascia at f, tending to be interrupted above 
middle, i)receded by a suffused whitish fascia ; first discal stigma 
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102 EXOTTO MICROT,KI'TI)OPTKKA. 

dark fuscous, just beyond this, second represented by two 
transversely ])laced blackish dots ; dark fuscous opposite spots on 
costa at I and toriuis, united by a cloudy dark fuscous acutely 
ang-ulatcd subterminal line; cloudy dark ruscous marginal dots 
round posterior part of costa and termen : cilia grey irrorated 
whitish, Hiiidwiiigs rather dark grey, paler towards base; cilia 
light grey. 

British Gdiana, Bartica, January, February (ParisJi) ; four 
specimens. 

J Holcocera limicola, u. sp. 

c? 2 . 12-14 mm. Head, thorax light brownisli, sometimes 
irrorated grey, or thorax anteriorly suffused dark fuscous. Palpi 
whitish-ocliieous irroratud dai'k fuscous except tips of joints. 
Antenna) d' without basal notch. Abdomen pale ochreous-grey. 
Forewings elongate, narrow, costa anteriorly almost straight, 
posteriorly gently arched, apex obtuse, termen extremely obliquely 
rounded ; brownish, more or less sprinkled or sometimes strongly 
irrorated dark fuscous ; an obscure obtusely angulated darker 
fascia at f, sometimes indistinctly edged whitish anteriorly on 
lower half, often reduced to indistinct costal and dorsal spots ; 
first discal stigma small, dark fuscous, second represented by two 
transversely placed dark fuscous dots ; an obscure darker acutely 
angulated subterminal sbade from | of cnsta to tornus, often 
obsolete; cloudy dark grey dots round posterior part of costa and 
termen : cilia grey, round apex sprinkled wliitish. Hindwings 
rather dark gre}'', lighter anteriorly; cilia light grey. 

EcTJADOB, Huigra, 4500 feet, June (Parish); twenty specimens, 

M Holcocera sympasta, n. sp. 

c? $. 12-13 mm. Head, palpi, thorax grey sprinkled white. 
Abdomen pale grey, apex wbitisb. Forewings elongate, narrow, 
costa faintly sinuate towards middle, gently arched posteriorly, 
apex obtuse-pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; grey, 
irregularly irrorated white, without defined markings; discal 
stigmata obscurely darker : cilia pale grey sprinkled white. Hind- 
wings i)ale grey; cilia grey-whitish. 

Peru, Chosica, ^800 feet, July (Parish) ; three specinieus. 

^ Holcocera cylindrota, n. sp. 

$. 17 mm. Head, palpi, thorax fuscous. Abdomen grey. 
Forewings elongate, narrow, costa anteriorly slightly, posteriorly 
gently arched, apex obtuse, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; 
fuscous mixed dark fuscous; a broad ochreous-brownish fascia 
extending from near base to |, posterior edge slightly convex and 
whitish-tinged, followed by rather darker suffusion of ground- 
colour ; two obscure darker transversely placed small spots 
representing second discal stigma : cilia fuscous. Hindwings grey ; 
cilia light grey. 

Colombia, La Crumbre, 0600 feet. May (Parish); one specimen. 



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TORTRICIDiE. 

CROTHAEMA Butl. 

Antennae in S ciliated. Palpi moderate, obliquely ascending, 
with appressed scales, terminal joint very short. Eorewings with 
7 and 8 separate, 7 to termen. Hindwings with 3-5 widely and 
nearly equally remote, 6 and 7 rather approximated towards base. 

Type sericea Butl., of which decorata Dist. is a synonym. This 
genus is attributed by Butler to the Limacodicke, and was omitted 
by me from the Tortricidce in the ' Genera Insectorum.' It is pro- 
bably a development of EpicJiorista, of which species of very large 
size occur in the Kilimanjaro region at very high altitudes. 

Crothaema mystica, n. sp. 

2 . 42 mm. Head whitish, face crimson-reddish. Basal joint 
of palpi crimson (rest broken). Thorax whitish, extreme anterior 
edge light crimson. Abdomen ocbreous-yellow, Forewings eub- 
oblong, slightly dilated posteriorly, costa anteriorly rather strongly, 
posteriorly slightly arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen faintly 
sinuate, somewhat oblique ; pale yollow-ochreous, on dorsal half 
faintly rosy-tinged, towards anterior | of costa suffused ochreous- 
whitish, with some scattered blackish specks, especially on dorsal 
half of wing posteriorly and on terminal area ; costal edge crimson 
at base ; an elongate orange spot anteriorly suffused crimson on 
costa before middle ; a crimson dot on upper angle of cell ; a few 
scattered crimson scales between this and termen : cilia ochreous- 
yellow, towards termen whitish, Hindwings and cilia ochreous- 
yellow. 

Natal, Weenen ; one specimen. 

Epichorista sicca Meyr. 

Described from a § ; the following from the same locality, 
though diflering in some particulars, seems to be the other sex of 
the same species. 

d, 10 ram. Head, palpi, thorax white irrorated dark grey. 
Abdomen grey, anal tuft whitish. Forewings elongate -oblong, 
costa anteriorly gently, posteriorly slightly arched, apex obtuse- 
pointed, termen faintly sinuate, oblique ; whitish suffusedly irrorated 
grey and dark grey, tending to form small striguljE ; several irregu- 
larly placed black dots and some scattered scales : cilia whitish 
sprinkled grey. Hindwings rather dark grey ; cilia whitish, a grey 
subbasal shade. 

Capua metacentra, n. sp. 

(S . 14-15 mm. Head, palpi, thorax light greyish-ochreous. 
Abdomen whitish-grey. Forewings elongate-triangular, costa 
moderately arched, without fold, apex obtuse-pointed, termen 
sinuate, rather oblique ; grey-whitish or whitish-ochreous, trans- 

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Kil EXOTIC MICROLKPIDOl'TKRA. 

versely strigulated greyish-oclireous ; costal and dorsal edge 
soniolinies dotted blackish ; basal patch little marked, edge 
obtusely angulated in middle, seldom blackish-marked on angle; 
central fascia n\oderate, obli(jue, grejish-ochreous, sometimes 
suffused fuscous towards costa, anterior edge sinuate or nearly 
straight, posterior edge suffused and indistinct exce^jt tovvards 
costa; a small blackish dot in disc near beyond this ; costal patch 
moderate, semiova), greyish-ochrcous or fuscous, darker-marked 
on costa : cilia whitish-ochreous, a grey anteniedian line. Hind- 
wings whitish-grey, suifusedly strigulated grey; cilia whitisli, a 
grey subbasal line. 

S. India, Nilgiris, Pykara, Ootacamund, about 7000 feet, 
September, October, March (Andreiues, Fletcher, Maxwell) • seven 
specimens. 

Cacoecia termias, n. sp, 

(^ . 17 mm. Head, palpi fuscous. Thorax dark indigo-fuscous. 
Abdomen grey, anal tuft ochreous. Forewings suboblong, 
moderate, costa anteriorly moderately arched, posteriorly slightly 
sinuate, with strong costal fold extending from base to middle, 
apex obtuse, termen vertical, slightly sinuate beneath apex, rounded 
beneath ; brown suffused rosy-purplish ; a suffused dark brown 
oblique streak from dorsum towards base reaching half across 
wing, area between this and costa to central fascia more or less 
suffused dark indigo-blue ; central fascia very oblique, moderate, 
dark brown, irregular in disc, very narrow towards costa, lighter 
and indistinct towards dorsum ; costal patch elongate, narrow, dark 
brown, posterior end almost confluent with a M^edgeshaped dark 
brown fasciate streak running to below middle of termen ; a dark 
brown or blackish mark on apical end of termen : cilia ochreous- 
brown, more or less tinged rosy-purplish, lighter towards tornus, 
near apex mixed dark bluish-fuscous. Hindwings grey, posterior 
half suffused ochreous-yellowish from costa to vein 5 ; cilia pale 
yellowish, two suffused hght grey shades. 

Assam, Shillong, 5000 feet, September, October (Fletcher) ; two 
specimens. Very closely allied to epicyrta, but I believe truly 
distinct ; shape of forewing different, costa more arched anteriorly, 
so that at the crown of arch the wing is as broad as at posterior 
extremity, whereas in epicyrta it is obviously narrower ; also the 
yellow costal area of hindwing only extends to vein 5, whereas in 
epicyrta it extends to 3 or even below ; the wedgeshaped streak 
resting on termen has quite even regular edges, wliereas in epiciirta 
they are irregular ; the costal patch is narrow and evenly rounded 
l)eneath, whilst in ejncyrta it tends to become triangular and 
prominent. I have seen epicyrta in abundance, but not any from 
the Khasis. 

Cacoecia compacta, n. sp. 

cJ . 19 mm. Head, palpi, thorax ferruginous-brown. Abdomen 
light ochreous, apex suffused ferruginous. Forewings su})oblong, 



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ToKTRlCIDJi. 105 

rafclicr broad, costa aiit(3iiorly moderatch' arched, with strong fold 
from base to middle, posteriorly sliglitly sinuate, apex obtuse, 
termeii vertical, .slightly sinuate beneath apex, rounded beneath ; 
purplish-brown ; an oblique fasciate patch of dark brown sutt'usion 
extending from basal portion of dorsum beneath costal fold to above 
middle of central fascia; central fascia suffused ferruginous-brown 
on margins, rather broad, very oblique, ill-defined, obsolete on 
costa ; costal patch narrowly seinioval, deep ferruginous-brown, 
connected beneath by a ferruginous-brown fascia witli termen above 
tornus, some blackish scales on this above middle ; an irregular 
ferruginous- brown spot along apical part of termen : cilia purple- 
brownish, becoming lighter and more ochreous towards tornus, 
tips suffused dark fuscous round apex. Hiudwings ochreous- 
yellowish, dorsal area as far as cell and vein 2 grey ; cilia pale 
yellowish, 

2 . 19 mm. Forewings rather more elongate, costa anteriorly 
strongly arched, posteriorly sinuate, apex rather more prominent ; 
brownish-ochreous, basal and median areas purplish -tinged; central 
fascia obsolete ; costal patch as in cJ , but without fascia beneath ; 
cilia as in c? • Hiudwings light ochreous-orange, grey area as in 
(^ ; costa posteriorly with thickened patch of pale cilia tinged grey 
on tips. 

Ukngal, I'usa, bred from larvte on Scdix, April (Fletcher) ; two 
specimens. The abdomen of pupa is furnished with rather long 
very tine scattered hairs. 

Cacoecia philippa, n. sp. 

J. 20 mm. Head, palpi, thorax l)rown. Abdomen light 
ochreous-yellowish. Forewings suboblong, moderately broad, costa 
anteriorly moderately arched, with moderate fold extending from 
base nearly to middle, posteriorly hardly sinuate, apex obtuse, 
termen nearly vertical, slightly sinuate beneath apex, rounded 
bcneatli ; whitish-ochreous, tinged rosj'-purplish in disc, some 
obscure brownish strigulae posteriorly; costal fold purplish-fuscous; 
a slightly oblique dark reddish-brown fasciate spot from dorsum 
at J, reaching half across wing, finely whitish-edged ; central fascia 
broad, oblique, brown, obsolete on costa, anterior edge ratlier convex 
and finely whitish-margined, posterior edge suffused ; costal patch 
elongate, fuscous, suffused beneath: cilia wiiitish-oclireous, suffused 
fuscous on upper half termen. Hiudwings ochreous-yellow, dorsal 
area as far as cell and vein 2 tinged grey ; cilia pale yellowisli. 

X.W. India, Abbottabad, bred from larva on Hedera, June 
{Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Cacoecia liemixantha, n. sp. 

J 24 mm., $ 28 mm. Head, palpi, thorax, abdomen brownish. 
Forewings oblong, costa anteriorly strongly arched, posteriorly 
sinuate, in J with very slender fold from g to |, apex obtuse, in 5 
prominent, termen nearly vortical, in cJ hardlj', in 5 distinctly 



166 KXOTIC MICUOLEPIDOPTEKa. 

sinuate beneath apex; brown, with scattered transverse blackish 
strigula), veins more or less lined blackish; markings outlined 
blackish, in $ more or less suffused dark brown, especially towards 
costa and dorsum ; edge of basal patch straight, rather oblique ; 
central fascia oblique, moderate on costa, broad on dorsum, anterior 
edge slightlj" sinuate, posterior defined towards extremities, obsolete 
in disc ; costal patch large, undefined beneath, anterior edge some- 
times united by a dark striga with lower part of central fascia, 
posterior edge extended as a striga to termen above tornus, 
terminal area beyond this in $ mostly suffused dark brown : cilia 
brownish, on upper part of termen sufiused dark fuscous. Hind- 
wings orange with some fine grey strigula^, dorsal half rather dark 
grey ; cilia light orange more or less suffused light grey, witli 
darker grey subbasal line. 

SiKHiM, Darjiling {Fletcher) ; three specimens. 

Cacoecia symmetra, n. sp. 

2. 26-27 mm. Head, thorax light brownish. Palpi pale 
yellowish. Abdomen ochreous-yellowish. Forewings suboblong, 
widest in middle, costa anteriorly strongly arched, faintly bent in 
middle, thence almost straight, apex obtuse, termen vertical, faintly 
sinuate, rounded beneath ; light brown, reticulated dark brown ; 
upper half of central fascia obscurely darker, moderate, oblique; 
costal patch small, narrow, indistinctly defined, obscurely darker : 
cilia brownish, tips pale. Hindwings ochreous-yellow, termen 
sometimes tinged fulvous ; cilia yellow-whitish, a fulvous subbasal 
line. 

Erench Congo, Ubangi ; two specimens. 

Cacoecia ochrostoma, n. sp. 

2 . 34 ram. Head, thorax fuscous. Palpi, abdomen yellow- 
ochreous, Forewings suboblong, widest in middle, costa anteriorly 
rather strongly arched, faintly bent beyond middle, thence straiglit, 
a])ex obtuse, termen vertical, almost straight, rounded beneath ; 
fuscous ; costal edge yellow-ochreous tinged ferruginous ; groups of 
suft'used dark purple-grey striguloe on costa representing basal 
patch, central fascia, and costal patch, with faint oblique streaks of 
])urple-grey suffusion from ])osterior edge of each group, reaching 
half across wing : cilia yellow-ochreous, obscurely spotted grey. 
Hindwings light yellowish-grey, more yellowish-tinged basally and 
along costa ; cilia light yellowish. 

French Congo, Fort Crampel ; one specimen. 

V/ PANDURISTA, n. g. 

Palpi moderate, curved, ascending, Avitli appressed scales, 
terminal joint short. Thorax without crest. Forewings with \) 
from angle, 8 and 9 nearly approximated out of 7, 7 to termen. 
Hindwings without pecteu ; 3 and 4 short-stalked, 5 somewhat 
approximated, 6 and 7 stalked. 



lORTKlClDiE. 107 

Allied to Cacoecia ; structurally it is nearest I'eieliacma, difl'ering 
in absence of thoracic crest and close approximation of 8 and 9 at 
origin. 

Pandurista stictocrossa, n. sp. 

$. IG mm. Head, palpi, thorax lilac-brownish. Abdomen 
g-rey. Forewings suboblong, posteriorly rather dilated, casta 
anteriorly strongly arched, posteriorly sinnato, apex obtuse-pointed, 
prominent, teruien sinuate beneath apex, rounded-prominent 
beneath; light ochreous-bruwnish, with strong rosy-lilac reflections; 
rather oblique transverse red-brown strigaj at | and middle ; costal 
patch triangular, red-brown marked blackish : cilia lilac-brownish, 
base dotted blackish, above apex a small blackish spot. Hindwings 
dark grey, towards apex suffused dull fulvous ; cilia dull fulvous, 
towards torn us paler and greyish-tinged. 

Nkav Guinea, Setekwa River, 2-3000 feet; Jobi I., May ; two 
specimens. 

Adoxophyes peritoma, n. sp. 

(S . 14 mm. Head, palpi, thorax reddish-fuscous mixed whitish. 
Abdomen ochreous-whitish. Forewings suboblong, moderately 
broad, eosta anteriorly moderately arclied, with moderate fold from 
base to |, posteriorly straight, apex obtuse, termen vertical, slightly 
sinuate, rounded beneath ; rosy-whitisli-brown ; markings defined 
by dark red-brown lines edged externally white; basal patch mixed 
dark red-brown and white, edge rather oblique, slightly convex; 
central fascia oblique, somewhat suffused reldish-fuscous towards 
extremities, upper half moderate, lower very broad, anterior edge 
nearly straight, furcate on lower half, posterior edge sinuate ; 
costal patch mixed dark red-brown and grey, large, semioval, 
extending nearly to apex, posteriorly with a triangular projection 
beneath reaching to near termen in middle; a terminal line to near 
tornus : cilia whitish (imperfect). Hindwings very pale yellowish 
cilia yellow-whitish. 

Madagascar, Antananarivo, April ; one specimen. 

Tortrix synastra, n. sp. 

^ . 20 mm. Head, palpi, thorax purplish-fuscous. Abdomen 
dark grey. Forewings elongate, posteriorly dilated, costa gently 
arched, apex obtuse, termen slightly rounded, rather oblique ; 
reddish- fuscous strigulated grey ; basal patch gre3^-purplish, edge 
strongly angulated in middle, angle tilled with a blackish spot 
marked on edge with three white marks: central fascia represented 
by a grey costal spot with two white blackish-edged dots on its 
margins and an irregular elongate black spot in disc marked 
anteriorly with a strong transverse white mark ; white dots on 
dorsum at middle and |, several minute white dots in a rather 
oblique transverse series running to tornus, a group of three or 
four dots towards apex, and three or four (including a large one) 



108 EXOTIC MICKOLKPlDOPTKltA. 

towards termen in middle : cilia reddish-fuscous obscurely barred 
grey, lliudwings dark grey : cilia whitish-grey, a grey subbasal shade, 
Madagascar, Autananarivo ; one specimen. 

Tortrix dinota, n. sp. 

§. 23 mm. Head, thorax ochreous-brown. Palpi 13, dark 
brown. Abdomen ochreous-t'uscous. Forewings oblong, costa 
anteriorly moderately arched, |)o.sleriorly sinuate, apex obtuse- 
pointed, termen sinuate, vertical ; ochreous-browii, strigulated 
darker lilac-brown ; basal patch int'uscated, little marked, edge 
oblique ; central fascia moderate, fuscous, rather strongly oblique, 
somewhat wider on lower hall", edged pale strise, anterior straight, 
posterior somewhat irregular ; costal patch seraioval, dark brown : 
cilia brownish, on upper half of termen dark brown. Hindwings 
dark grey, apex suffused pale ochreous and strigulated dark fuscous; 
cilia grey, a darker subbasal shade, 

Nyasaland, Namiwawa, bred from larva in spun shoots of 
Gossypmm (Mason); one specimen. Type in British Museum. 

Tortrix illiberalis, n. sp. 

2 . 23 mm. Head, palpi, thorax greyish- ochreous. Abdomen 
grey. Forewings oblong, costa anteriorly moderately arched, 
posteriorly nearly straight, apex obtuse, termen rather sinuate, 
somewhat oblique ; greyish-ochreous, sprinkled grey and brownish, 
tending to form small indistinct strigulse; basal patch brownish, 
edge oblique, obtusely angulated on fold, suffused grey dorsally ; 
central fascia oblique, interrupted above middle, lower portion 
moderate, ill-dofmed, brown, suffused grey dorsally, upper portion 
narrower, forming a dark grey costal spot ; costal patch triangular, 
dark grey, somewhat mixed brown and blackish ; a streak of grey 
suffusion marked three or four darker grey and brown dots running 
from near apex of this to termen above tornus : cilia pale ochreous, 
a dark grey basal line. Hindwings grey; cilia ochreous-wliitish, 
two grey shades. 

SiKHiM, Darjiling (Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Tortrix segnis, n. sp. 

(5 2 • 14-16 mm. Head, palpi, thorax pale greyish-ochreous, 
shoulders irrorated fuscous. Abdomen grey. Forewings sub- 
oblong, in J rather short, costa anteriorly moderately aiched, in (5 
with strong fold from base to middle, posteriorly nearly straight, 
apex obtuse-pointed, termen nearly straight, rather obliijue ; 
whitish-grey-ochreous, some scattered strigulaa of fuscous and dark 
fuscous scales ; markings grey, somewhat sprinkled dark fuscous; 
central fascia moderate, oblicjue, broader on dorsal half; costal 
patch semioval ; some strigulation before middle of termen : cilia 
ochreous-grey-whitish. Hindwings light grey ; cilia ochreous- 
grey-whitish, a grey sabbasal shade. 

SiKHiM, Darjiling (Fletcher); two specimens. 



TORTiuciiKi;. 169 

Tortrix liilaiantha, n. sp. 

r? . 15 luui. Hciul, palpi, thorax ocbrcous-yellow, shoulders and 
basal half of palpi irrorated daik S'"6y. Altdoiiieii pale oclireoiis- 
grey. i'orewiiigs moderate, posttiriorly hardly dilated, costa gently 
areluid, with narrow fold from near base to near middle, rather 
enlarged with scales centrally, apex obtuse, lermen sinuate, ratlier 
oblique ; ochreous-yellow ; markings shining grey, edges marked 
with scattered strigulas of black scales ; basal ])atch represented by 
a streak on costa, a dot beneath fold towards base, and a ratlier 
oblique angulate-sinuate scries of four striguljB indicating edge; 
central fascia moderate, irregular, rather oblique, angulafed out- 
wards above middle and inwards beloAV middle, dorsally suffused 
into groundcolour ; costal patch triangular, including a small yellow 
costal spot; a spot before middle of terraen, and two faint smaller 
ones between this and apex : cilia yellow. Hindwings and cilia 
yellow-grey-whitish. 

New Guinea, Setekwa River, 2-3U00 feet ; one specimen. 

Homaleniis arystis, n. sp. 

2 . 12 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen ochreous-whilish. Talpi 
light greyish-ochreous, apical edge wliite. Eorewiugs elongate, 
costa sliglitly arched, apex pointed, terraen faintly sinuate, very 
oblique; whitisli, partially suffused jtale ochreous and sprinkled 
pale grey, tending to form small indistinct strigulse, with small 
scattered dots of black scales posteriorly ; a slender elongate 
blackish-grey mark on middle of costa ; a trapezoidal blackish-grey 
spot on dorsum before n)iddle; a series of blackish dots along 
termen : cilia long, whitish. Hindwings grey-whitish ; cilia long, 
whitish. 

Assam, Khasis, June ; one specimen. 

Schoenoteiies exarthra, n. sp. 

5 . 20 mm. Head, thorax whitish, shoulders sprinkled brownish. 
ralj)i whitish, terminal joint and subapical band of second brownish. 
Abdomen light grey. Forewings suboblong, posteriorly slij^htly 
dilated, costa moderately arched, apex obtuse, termen slightly 
rounded, somewhat oblique; whitish strigulated light blown; 
basal patch suffused light brown except towards dorsum, edge 
marked by a somewhat irregular oblicjue blackish line from cost a 
to below fold ; a light brown spot somewhat maiked black on 
middle of costa ; an elongate-semioval brown blotch in disc beyond 
middle, convex and blackish-cdged above ; a brownish streak with 
some black marks extending from near posterior extremity of this 
to tornus ; costal patch triangular, brownish, black-marked : a 
transverse brownish spot before middle of ternien : cilia Avhitish 
(imperfect). Hindwings and cilia light grey. 

New Guinea, Setekwa liiver, 2-3000 I'eet; one specimen. 



170 EXOTIC MICUOLKPIDOPTi;iiA. 



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TERTHREUTIS, n. -. 

Antennae J strongly ciliatod. Pulpi modcriitc, curved, ascending, 
slender, loosely scaled, terminal joint very short. Thorax with 
small posterior crest. Forewings with 2 from ^, 3 from angle, 
curved, 7 and 8 very short-stalked, 7 to apex. Hindwings without 
pecten ; 3 and 4 short-stalked, 5 nearly parallel, 6 and 7 stalked. 

A curious genus of abnormal appearance, perhaps allied to 
Cnnphasia. 

Terthreutis sphaerocosnia, n. sj). 

(5 $ . lQ-2'6 mm. Head whitish, crown somewhat mixed grey. 
I'alpi whitish, sprinkled dark grey on lower half. Thorax whitish, 
dorsally more or less mixed grey, crest dark Cuscous and orange. 
Abdomen whitish-grey. Forewings suboblong, moderate, costa 
anteriorly moderately, posteriorly slightly arched, a])ex rounded, 
terinen obliquely rounded; ochreous-whitish, somewhat strigulated 
pale greyish-ochreous in disc and more or less dark grey on or 
towards margins; a round purplish-leaden spot near base, sometimes 
nearly reaching costa, and almost touching a subquadrate dark 
brown blotch on dorsum near base, dorsal sciile-projection on this 
orange; a variable purplish-leaden dorsal blotch bei'ore tornus ; 
a large irregular purplish-leaden blotch in disc at |, including a 
smaller posterior dark brown blotch; some variable purplish-leaden 
spots towards apex and above tornus ; some small indistinct dark 
grey spots along termen : cilia ochreous-w liitisli more or less mixed 
grey. Hindwings light grey, base more whitish, some faint darker 
strigulse towards apex ; cilia ochieous- whitish, a faint grey 
subbasal line. 

Sikdim; Bhotan (Dudgeon); Assam, Khasis; May, July, October, 
six specimens. 

Eboda celligera, n. sp. 

c? . 13 mm. Head white, crown mixed light greJ^ Palpi 
white, a dark grey lateral line. Thorax greenish-fuscous. Abdomen 
grey. Forewings elongate, costa near base strongly, then moderately 
arched, faintly bent at |, apex obliquely rounded off, apparent apex 
between 5 and 6 (indefinite), termen rounded, little oblique; rather 
dark greenish-violet-fuscous ; a costal series of ochreous dots or 
small spots ; an irreguUir whitish-grey sjjot towards costa at ^j, 
centred with a black dot, a small similar spot beneath middle of 
costa ; an irregular pale ochreous wliitish-edged fasciate median 
blotch reaching from dorsum | across wing, incurved below middle, 
containing a blackish dot above middle and a red-brown spot with 
two transversely placed blackish dots below middle ; a subterminal 
series of six small grey-whitish confluent spots centred with 
blackish dots : cilia fuscous, towards tips pale greyish. Hindwings 
grey ; cilia as in forewings. 

Bengal, Pusa, March (/''/ei'^/tf}'); one specimen. 



TOKTRICIDiE. — CIIIJIJANOTID.E. 171 

Peronea siderota, n. sp. 

5 . 10 mm. Head, palpi grey sprinkled whitish. Thorax dark 
gicy. Abdomen grey. Foi'ewings elongate, posteriorlj' somewhat 
dilated, costa gently arched, apex round-pointed, terinen somewhat 
siiiiiato, oblicjue ; feiruginous-brow n ; markings leaden-grey; a 
basal patch of irregular suffusion, edged by a slightly curved 
blackish stria at l~ ; irregular fascite before and beyond middle, 
lighter and indistinct towards costa, a subdorsal tuft between them; 
a dorsal spot before tornus, preceded and followed by small blackish 
sjjots ; a narrow irregular fascia from | of costa to ternien above 
tornus, preceded on costa by a small spot ; two sh^nder interrupted 
fascia) between this and apex, i)receded and followed on termen l)y 
son;e black scales : cilia leaden-grey sprinkled dark fuscous and 
blackish. Hindwings and cilia grey. 

Ceylon, Peradeniya, l)eceml)er, bred from larva mining in twigs 
of Cinnamomum anu/Jiora (liutherford); one specimen. Inter- 
mediate betw^een raj^>ax and halidoi'a. Type iu British Museum. 

CHLIDANOTID^. 

Archiinaga philomima, n. sp. 

J $ . 13-14 mm. Head fuscous, sometimes tinged ferruginous. 
Palpi white, terminal joint tinged blue. Antennsie ochreous-fuscous. 
Thorax white, slioulders ferruginous-fuscous. Abdomen grey, anal 
tuft ochreous-whitish. Forewdngs elongate, somewhat dilated 
posteriorly, costa near l)ase moderately arched, thence faintly 
sinuate, apex obtuse-pointed, termen abruptly concave beneath apex, 
rather oblique, rounded beneath ; 3 and 4 stalked, 3 strongly 
curved ; white or yellow-whitish ; dors.al area more or less tinged 
grey, variably and irregularly barred transversely dark fuscous ; 
terminal area more or less marbled pale grey and pale yellowish ; 
live reddish-orange marks on costa between ^ and apex, first two 
elongate, laterally blackish -edged, giving rise to very oblique pale 
yellow strigfe, third and fourth triangular, fifth a1)ruptly angulated 
and running into apex ; a yellow longitudinal mark beneath apex ; 
a blackish prteterminal dot in middle : cilia pale yellowish, round 
apex partly white and above apex with a dark grey subbasal shade. 
Hindwings 3 and 4 stalked ; light grey or yellowish-grey, some- 
times with darker terminal spots ; cilia whitish, a grey^ subbasal 
line. 

Assam, Khasis, September to November; ten specimens. Very 
similar to pip-actis, but smaller; both this and the next species are 
immediately distinguished from p>jractis by having veins 3 and 4 
stalked in both wings. 

Archimaga euplocamis, n. sp. 
§ . 14 mm. Head white, forehead and sides of face dark 
fuscous. Palpi white, second joint beneath with long projecting 



172 KXOTIC MICKOIJOl'IDOl'l i;UA. 

hairscales. Antennae light grey. Abdoiuen pale giey. Forewings 
elongate, costa slightly arched, ])osteriorly faintly sinuate, apex 
obtuse-pointed, termen abruptly concave beneath apex, rather 
()bli(]ue, rounded beneath; '6 and 4 long-stalked; white; dorsal 
area tinged grey, irregularly barred dark fuse )Us suffusion, especially 
on two patches before and beyond middle ; tliree very small deep 
orange marks on costa from before middle to i|, first two emitting 
very oblifjue pale yollo\v striga) ; pale yellow lines on veins 5-7, 
space between 4 and 6 suffused light giey ; two oblique wedge- 
shaped deep orange spots on costa towards apex, second running 
into apex ; a pale yellow black-edged longitudinal mark beneath 
apex ; a blackish prasterminal dot in middle : cilia whitish, 
beneath apex suffused grey towards tips, above apex two oblique 
dee[) orange marks (imperfect"). Hind wings 3 and 4 stalked ; pale 
grey ; cilia pale grey, round apex basally darker. 
Ckylon, Patipola, March (Alston); one specimen. 

GRAClLAKIADiE. 

LithocoUetis ganodes, n, sp. 

cJ . () mm. Head, palpi, thorax white. Abdomen grey, anal 
tuft whitish. Forewings lanceolate; golden-ochreous, markings 
shining white; a broad pointed median streak from base to *, apex 
edged two or three dark grey scales ; a narrow obtusely angnlated 
median fascia, interrupted on angle, edged scattered dark grey 
scales on both sides ; three transverse wedgeshaped maiks on costa 
posteriorly, and a rather larger triangular dorsal spot opposite 
first of these, all edged blackish-grey anteriorly ; a median longi- 
tudinal line of scattered blackish-grey scales running between these 
to apex: cilia whitish, a fine median blackish-grey line round apex, 
base golden-ochreous. Hindwings and cilia light grey. 

N.W. India, Kurruiu, bred in October fiom larva mining leaf of 
Pt/riis mains {Fletcher). Although belonging to the pomifoUella 
group, this species is quite distinct from any of the European 
apple-feeders. 

LithocoUetis menaea, n. sp. 

5. 6 ram. (Head defaced.) Palpi whitish. Thorax greyish- 
ochreous. Abdomen rather dark grey. Forewings lanceolate ; 
g<dden-ochreous suffused grey ; markings shining while : a moderate 
sutt'used pointed median streak from base to g ; a narrow median 
fascia edged both sides blackish-grey, obtusely angnlated and inter- 
rupted above middle; three very small costal marks posteriorly, 
and a triangular dorsal spot opposite first, all edged blackish-grey 
anteriorly : cilia whitisli, a blackish median line round apex, base 
golden-ochreous. Hindwings and cilia grey. 

N.W. India, Abbottabad, June {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 
Doubtless allied to preceding, but apparently distinct by ditferent 
colour of thorax and reduction of all costal markings. 



GRACILAKIAD.K. 173 

Litliocolletis iteina, n. sp. 

J . 8 mm. Head white, tuft greyish-oehrcous. Palpi wliitc. 
Tliorax light greyish-ochieous, suft'iised whitish on sides of hack, 
patagia {errugiiious-ochreous. Al)d()iiieii grey, anal tuft whitish. 
Forewiiigs elongate ; rather deep brown, with golden reflections ; 
a suffused whitish line along told from base to beyond middle or 
throughout; extreme costal edge blackish towards base; fine 
oblique strigte of blacldsh irroration from middle of costa and 
middle of dorsum, reaching ^ across wing, costal more or less edged 
whitish suffusion posteriorly ; a similar oblique striga in disc 
beyond middle, almost forming a continuation of dorsal one ; some 
scattered blackish scales on dorsal edge before tornus ; an apical 
elongate spot of black irroration : cilia light greyish, round apex 
brown within a black median line. Hindwings and cilia grey, 

Bengal, Pusa, bred in Marct from larvae mining blotches on 
underside of leaves of Salix {Fletcher) ; two specimens. Probably 
allied to corylifoliella. 

Epicephala strepsiploca, n. sp. 

S . 8 mm. Head, thorax white, a dark fuscous mark on 
shoulder. (Pjiljji broken.) i\l)domen light grey. Forewings 
narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; fuscous mixed dark fuscous ; a white 
streak occupying dorsal area up to fold but tinged fuscous 
posteriorly, ujjper edge excavated by irregular dark fuscous dots at 
4 and | of wing and edged by a dark fuscous dash on fold beyond 
middle ; a whitish subcostal line from 4 to |, thence very oblique to 
disc at 4; an obscure cloudy whitish oblique mark in disc at 4 ; a 
very oblique white striga from 4 of costa and one from tornus 
op])osite, not meeting; a silvery-white dot on costa before apex: 
cilia whitish, round afiex with two daik grey lines, within first 
fuscous cut by a fine white bar on pra)apical dot, beneath tornus 
greyish-tinged. Hindwings and cilia light grey. 

EoMBAr, Delgaum, October {Maa.nvell) ; one specimen. 

Epicephala ancylopa, n. sp. 

S $. 12-13 mm. Head white. Palpi slender, light grey, tip 
white. Thorax light fuscous mixed white. Abdomen grey-whitish. 
Forewings narrow-elongate, shoit-pointed ; light fuscous, more or 
less tinged whitish and sprinkled dark fuscous; irregular very 
oblique white streaks from costa at -i- and |, reaching half across 
wing, edged dark fuscous suffusion ; a narrow white dorsal streak 
from base to tornus, somewhat expanded near base, giving rise to 
obli()ue white streaks at middle and before tornus, not reachino- 
half across wing; oblique white strigae from costa at | and tonins 
opposite, more or less developed, sometimes meeting; a fine whitish 
dark-edged transverse line towards apex ; a small round cloudy 
blackish spot before apex beyond this, with a short white maik 
above it and a more elongate one beneath ; cilia whitish-grey, round 



174 EXOTIC MICROr-EPIDOPTEUA. 

apex whitish with dark fuscous basal line, and dark fuscous median 
shade above apex forming an apical hook. Hindwings grey; cilia 
pale greyish. 

Assam, Khasis, A])ril, ISfay ; five specimens. 

Acrocercops loxias, n. sp. 

c? 5 . 7 mm. Head white, crown grey. Palpi wliito, apical 
band of second joint and median band of terminal blackish. 
Thoi'ax grey. Abdomen greyish, sides obliquely streaked white 
and dark fuscous. Forewings very narroAvly elongate-lanceolate; 
grey; markings white edged black, especially anteriorly; oblique 
transverse lines about | and beyond middle ; a dot or short mark 
on costa at |^; a rather oblicjue mark from costa at ^: cilia greyish, 
an apical white patch edged at base by a black mark, and two 
white basal dots on termen. Hindwings rather dark grey ; cilia 
light grey. 

Uajputana, Jodhpur, bred in June from Eugenia jamholmia 
(Myrtacece) {Beeson); five specimens. 

Acrocercops selmatica, n. sp. 

cJ. 9 mm. Head, palpi, thorax white. Forewings narrowly 
elongate-lanceolate ; very pale yellow-ochreous ; four I'ather 
oblique white fasciae with faint median striae of groundcolour, 
first two suffusedly confluent and occupying basal third of wing, 
third slightly before middle, fourth at | ; a slender rather oblique 
transverse whitish streak at |-, lower | occupied by a group of 
blackish specks ; a small indistinct white apical spot with some 
blackish specks: cilia whitish, basal half very pale yellow-ochreous, 
with two indistinct whitish bars on costa and two on termen. 
Hindwings pale grey ; cilia whitish. 

Assam, Khasis, September ; two specimens. Allied to hapalarga. 

Acrocercops orthostacta, n. sp. 

(S ? . 4-5 mm. Head white. Palpi white, apex of second 
joint and median ring of terminal fuscous. Thorax white speckled 
black. Abdomen ochreous-whitish, Forewings lanceolate; brownish- 
ochreous ; markings white, edged black irroration ; a narrow 
irregular subbasal fascia; a moderate oblique fascia at ^ ; a narrower 
less obliijue fascia beyond middle, slightly broader towards costa ; 
a subtriangular spot on costa at |, black-margined beneath (as well 
as laterally) but touching a white tornal dot; a wedgeshaped spot 
from costa before apex touching termen : cilia whitish-grey, at 
apex whitish, within a blackish median line brownish-oclireous. 
Hindwings and cilia light grey. 

Bengal, Pusa, bred in August from larvae mining blotches in 
leaves of 8vla conlifolia (Malvacece) (Fletcher); two specimens. 
Nearest p^ aeospora. 



GRACILARrAD.T:. 175 

Acrocercops erioplaca, n. sp. 

J. 7 mm. Head, palpi, thorax grey-whitish. Abdomen grey. 
Forcwiiigs narrowly elongate-lanceolate, apex produced, very acute; 
grey irrorated dark grey; markings shining white ; a broad suffused 
fascia towards base ; a modorately broad fascia slightly beyond 
middle, expanded dorsally so that both margins are concave, con- 
nected on dorsum with preceding and including a small seniioval 
dorsal spot of groundcolour ; a narrow fascia of very irregular 
marbling at 4, including a dark dot in disc; an apical white sjtot 
including a dark fuscous apical dot: cilia light grey, a white apical 
patch. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Bengal, Pusa, bred in August from larvae mining blotches in 
leaves of Terminal ia catappa (Combi'etacece) (Fletcher); one 
specimen. 

Acrocercops prosacta, n. sp. 

J. 7 mm. Head, thorax white. Palpi white, apical i-ing of 
second joint and median ring of terminal fuscous. .Forewings 
narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; brownish-fuscous ; markings shining 
white, edged black scales ; a dot on costa near base, and an elongate 
mark on base of dorsum ; moderate fasciae at ^ and beyond middle, 
rather dilated towards dorsum, anterior edge of each straight, 
posterior sinuate; a white dot on costa at |, whence a sinuate row 
of black scales crosses wing; a triangular spot on costa towards 
a])ex, almost touching termen ; an apical dot : cilia grey, round 
apex light brownish. Hindwings and cilia grey. 

Brngal, Pusa, bred in August from larva mining blotch in leaf 
of l/iomoea batatas (Conrolvulacece) (Fletcher). Near caiheclraea . 

Acrocercops supplex, n. sp. 

S . 7 mm. Head, thorax white. Palpi white, a subapical ring 
of second joint blackish. Abdomen grey. Forewings narrowly 
elongate-lanceolate ; brownish-ochreous ; markings white, partially 
edged scattered black specks ; a slender almost basal fascia ; a 
broad fascia about \, somewhat dilated dorsally; a spot on costa 
at |, sprinkled blackish specks ; a moderate sliglilly oblique fascia 
beyond middle, somewhat dilated dorsally ; a slender rather obli(jne 
fascia at |, sprinkled fuscous and black in disc; a moderate fascia 
just before apex, anteriorly edged by a slender black bar; cilia 
light ochreous-grey. Hindwings grey ; cilia light gi'ey. 

Bengal, Pusa, bred in August from larvae mining blotches in 
leaves of TermhiaJia cata/>iia (Combretacece), in company with 
A. erioplaca and undistinguished from them (Fletcher); the species 
are however abundantly distinct. Two other species of Acrocercops 
also feed similarly on the same tree, ierminaliae Staint., which 1 
possess, and diffludla J)ev., which as yet is only known from Java, 
and is verv different. 



176 KXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTKRA. 

Acrocercops eranista, n. sp. 

5 . 7 nun. Head, thorax wliite Palpi white, apical ring of 
second joint and median rinj^ of terminal dark fuscous. Ahdoraen 
pale grey. Forewings narrowly elongate-lanceolate, apex jiroduced, 
very acute; light yellow-ochreous irrorated fuscous; markings 
shining white, partially edged scattered blackish specks ; a 
moderate basal fascia, edge obli(|Uo, broad dorsally and more or less 
connected beneath fold with following; a moderately broad oblicpie 
fascia at |L . a rather narrow er and less oblique fascia beyond 
middle ; a narrow irregular fascia at |, cut in middle by an 
aiigiilatod mark of blackish irroration ; a narrow fascia just Ijcfore 
apex : cilia pale gi'ey, barred white on markings, a ])lack subbasal 
dot at a])ex. Hindwings and cilia light grey. 

Assam, 81iillong, 500U feet, October {Fletcher); one specimen. 

Acrocercops epiclina, n. sp. 

5 . 7 mm. Head, thorax white. Palpi white, ajiical ring of 
second joint and median ring of terminal dark grey. Al)domen 
light grey. Forewings narrowly elongate-lanceolate, apex produced, 
very acute; brownish-ochreous ; markings shining white, edged 
black irroration ; a white streak along basal fourth of dorsum, 
containing several dark fuscous specks ; a narrow very irregular- 
edged oblicjue fascia at ^, somewhat incurved and constricted ])e]ow 
middle ; a slender o!)li(|ue fascia beyond middle, somewhat expanded 
on costa; a spot on costa at |, edged beneath by a small spot of 
black irroration ; a slendin- transverse streak just before apex : cilia 
pale gi'ey, a blackish postmedian line round apex and ui)per part of 
termen, indistinct white bars within this on markings. Hindwings 
and cilia liglit grey. 

Assam, Shillong, 5000 feet, October {Fletcher); one specimen. 
Allied to preceding. 

Acrocercops bifrenis, n. sp. 

6 2 • ^~7 mm. Head, palpi, thorax shining whitish-grey. 
Abdomen light grey. Forewings very narrowly elongate-lanceolate, 
apex produced, very acute; pale brownish-grey, becoming rather 
dark grey on posterior third, darkest towards ajiex ; a narrow 
cloudy white transverse fascia beyond | ; a white apical spot : cilia 
grey. Hindwings rather dark grey ; cilia grey. 

EoMiiAY, Khanapur, Belgaum, bred from larvae mining numerous 
blotches in leaves of two unidentified plants, January, February ; 
six specimens. Larva when young light red, tapering posteriorly, 
when full-grown bright crimson and cylindrical; blotch irregular, 
often confluent, each with an irregular roundish rent in the cuticle 
whilst still occupied by the larva ; pupa outside the mine, in an 
oval orange cocoon ; imago quivers on its legs like vanuhi {Maxtvell). 
Closely allied to vanida ; as that species feeds on a Terminalia 
{Combretacecr), it is not improbable that the foodplants of this are 
of the same order. 



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GRACir-ARIAnyT;. 177 

Acrocercops phractopa, ii. sp, 

J. 5 mm. Head, thorax wliitr. Pnljii slender, white. Fore- 
wiiig's iiarrow-hiiiccolate ; white; a narrow direct transverse I iji^ht 
fuscous fascia at :| ; a slender d;irker fuscous direct transverse line 
l)C\ond ttiis ; a conspicuous jet-black round apical spot : cilia 
whitish-grey, round apex white, a transverse rather dark fuscous 
fine bar near beyond apical spot, and a slighter mark beyond this. 
Hiiidwings light grey ; cilia whitish-grey, opposite apex white. 

Urngal, Pusa, bred in April from larvse mining blotches in 
leaves of Ficiis infedoria (^Fletcher)-, two specimens. Allied to 
ci/clopa. 

Acrocercops cyanodeta, n. sp. 

5 . 10 mm. Head, thorax grey. Palpi very slender, light 
grey. Abdomen grey, sides whitish witli oblique dark grey stripes. 
Forewings narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; dark grey ; fine violet- 
blue-metallic transverse lines at |- and 4, first slightly oblique, 
edged jjosteriorly by a silver-metallic triangular costal spot white 
on costal edge, second slightly excurved, edged anteriorly dark 
fuscous, space between these light brownish, somewhat marked 
whitish and sprinkled black, apical area beyond those light 
brownish marked blackish on edges, a blue-black apical dot : cilia 
pale gi'oy, round apex pale blue within a blackish subbasal line, 
al)ovc apex a blacldsh shade forming a projecting apical hook. 
Hiiidwings and cilia grey. 

CooRG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, May (Newcome) ; one specimen. 

Acrocercops labyrinthica, n. sp. 

J ? . 7-8 mm. Head on crown with long loosely raised pale 
ochreous hairscales, face while. Palpi white, second joint blackish 
except towards apex, with rather short tuft of loose rough hairs 
beneath. Thorax pale ochreous, shoulders marked blackish. 
Abdomen grey, sides white with ol)lique blackish stripes. Fore- 
wings very narrow, parallel-sided, short-pointed; brownish-ochreous 
or l)rown, very variably streaked or marked longitudinally blackish, 
seldom costal area wholly suli'used blackish ; markings irregular 
and variable, white, more or less edged finely black, viz. usually an 
oblique streak from middle of dorsum reaching half across wing, 
two shorter ones between this and base (sometimes other small 
marks bet\veen them), a very oblique rather long streak from tornus, 
some irregular marking in disc before middle, an oblique streak in 
disc beyond middle, sometimes an oblique streak from near costa 
above tornal streak, sometimes a slightly curved transverse silvery- 
tinged line before apex, all these varying much, even on opposite 
sides of same specimens, the mediodorsal and tornal streaks most 
prominent and constant : cilia pale grey, round apex white with 
two strong black lines. Hindwings rather dark grey; cilia pale 
grey, in cJ longer and expansible towards bas<^ of costa. 

VOL. II. — Sejitemher, 1918. n 



178 EXOTIC MICROr.EPIDOPERA. 

Bengal, Pusa, bred March and April from LirvaD mining blotches 
in leaves of Trema 9,\). {Urticacea) (Fletcher); thirteen specimens. 
The variability of the confused markings of this species would 
have been ])uzzling, liad not a good series of bred specimens been 
available, 

Parectopa asynacta, n. sp. 

c? . 7 mm. Head, ])alpi, thorax, abdomen glossy dark bronzy- 
fuscous. Forewiiigs narrowly elongate, short-pointed ; veins all 
separate; sliining dark bronzy-fuscous ; markings shining silvery- 
white ; a slender straight transverse fascia at J- ; small transverse 
spots on costa before middle and at |, and one on dorsum some- 
what before second of these : cilia dark fuscous. Hindwings and 
cilia dark fuscous.* 

Assam, Cherrapunji (^Fletcher) ; one specimen. A singular species 
of exceptional faoics. 

Parectopa affirmata, n. sp. 

(S 2 • ^'~7 mm. Head, thorax dark grey, face glossy whitish- 
grey. Palj)i whitish, obscurely banded dark fuscous. Abdomen 
dark grey, beneath banded whitish. Forevvings narrowly elongate- 
lanceolate ; purplish-grey suffusedly irrorated dark fuscous; narrow 
slightly irregular white transverse fasciae at 5 and beyoiul middle, 
second sometimes reduced to two opposite spots ; a transverse 
white spot on costa at -i, and a small obscure pra)tornal dot anterior 
to it : cilia grey sprinkled dark fuscous. Hindwings dark grey ; 
cilia grey. 

Peku, Lima, 500 feet, August (Parish); six specimens. 

Gracilaria acidula Meyr. < 

Mr. Fletcher informs me that the larva mines leaves of 
Phyllanthus emhlica (Euphorhiacece), not of Alhizzia as originally 
stated through a mistaken identification of a native name. 

Gracilaria parasticta Meyr. 

A second example ( J , 13 mm.) has first discal stigma obsolete, 
but second well-marked, black ; Shillong, September (Fletcher). 

Gracilaria recitata, n. sp. 

(5 § . 13 mm. Head whitish, crown rather infuscated. Palpi 
whitish, terminal joint with subapical ring of dark fuscous suffusion. 
Thorax grey or grey-whitish. Abdomen grey. Forewings very 
narrow, parallel-sided, short-pointed, in 5 less narrow ; ochreous- 
brown, in 5 yellow-sufll'used ; an undefined patch of light 
ochreous suffusion extending along costa from beyond | to near 
apex and reaching about half across wing, in 5 yellower and 
better marked, costal edge of this with several irregular black dots; 
indistinct blackish dots in disc at J , middle, and | : cilia whitish- 



GRACILAKIAl)^':. SESIAD-E. 1 79 

grey, beneath apex with several lines of blackisli points. Hindwings 
rather dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Assam, 8hillong, ^ei^iemher (FJetcJier) ; two specimens. Nearest 
to prismaiica. 

Gracilaria mastopis, n. sp. 

S . 12 rara. Head, thorax fuscous, face brassy-yellowish. 
Palpi whitish, apex of second joint and subraedian ring and supra- 
median band of terminal dark fuscous. Forew'ings very narrowly 
elongate, moderately pointed, acute ; all veins separate ; violet- 
ochreous, reticulated dark purple-fuscous; a broad shining brassy- 
yellow streak extending along costa from base to near apex, 
occupying | of wing, with rounded prominences of groundcolour 
projecting into its lower edge before ^ and beyond middle of wing, 
its costal edge marked with a few scattered dark fuscous specks : 
cilia grey, Hindwings and cilia rather dark grey. 

Assam, Cherrapunji {Fletcher) ; one specimen, 

Gracilaria zachrysa Meyr. 

Recently bred in India from larvae making cones on leaves of 
umAii {Pi/rits viaJus) [FletcJier). Hence I was led to discover that 
nzalceUa Brants (= azaleae Busck), bred from Azalea indica 
inipoited from Japan into Europe and North America, and probably 
a native of Japan, is really quite distinct from zachrysa, and I was 
mistaken in asserting the contrary : I much regret this error. 

/ Gracilaria amphidelta, n, sp. 

J . 10 mm. Head, thorax grey, face and forehead shining 
brassy-whitish. Palpi white, apex dark grey. Abdomen grey, 
anal tuft whitish. Forewings very narrowly elongate, moderately 
pointed; 4 and 5 short-stalked; dark purple-fuscous; two shining 
very i)ale yellowish triangular costal blotches, first before middle, 
reaching nearly to dorsum, second about |, reaching half across 
wing : cilia grey. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey, 

Canada, Toronto, September (Parish) ; one specimen. 

SESIAD^. 

Sesia rhodothictis, n, sp. 

2 . 24 ram. Head indigo-blackish, posterior margin of crown 
yellowish, sides of face white. Palpi yellow. Antenna; blackish, 
beneath suffused yellow except towards apex. Thorax indigo- 
black, apex of patagia, three longitudinal lines, and posterior margin 
of mesothorax ochreous -yellow. Abdomen indigo-black, all segments 
with marginal ochreous-yellow rings widened on sides, anal tuft 
suffused light rosy laterally. Posterior legs purple-black ringed 
yellow, apex of tibia) suffused pale rosy, Forewings yellowish- 
hyaline, with strong bright purple reflections ; veins black ; a dark 

N 2 



180 Exonn mtckot.epidoptrtia. 

pur])le-fuscou.s costal streak, limited by cell anrl vein 9, containing 
Hne yellow lines above 11 and 9; a ])lackisli bar on transverse vein, 
edged yellowish ])osteriorly ; a dull orange yellowish terminal 
fascia, neural lines thickened on this : cilia grey-yellowisb, greyer 
tovpards base, a dark fuscous basal line. Hindwings hyaline, veins 
blackish; terminal and jiosterior part of costal edge very slenderly 
blackish ; cilia as in forewings. 

Assam, Khasis, August ; one specimen. 

Sesia pentazona, n. sp. 

c? . 20-24 mm. Head purple-blackish, collar ])alo yellowish, 
sides of face white. Palpi yellow, towards base white beneath. 
Antennae black, beneath orange except towards apex. Thorax 
purple-blackish, two oohreous-yellow longitudinal lines. Al)domen 
blue-black, segments 3-7 with whitish marginal rings broadly 
expanded beneath, anal tuft mixed orange-reddish on sides. Fore- 
wings yellowish-hyaline, with strong blue reflections ; veins black; 
a dark purple fuscous costal streak limited by cell and vein 9, 
containing partially developed fine red lines above 11 and 9; a 
black bar on transverse vein, margined red posteriorly; a slender 
red streak along dorsum, and a suffused red fascia round apex and 
termen : cilia grey-yellowish, a dark fuscous basal line, Hindwings 
yellowish-hyaline, veins black, jjartly tinged red ; a slender red 
border along termen ; cilia grey-yellowish, becoming dark grev 
towards base, base scaled red. 

Assam, Khasis, April ; two specimens. 

Sesia anisozona, n. sp, 

cJ . 16-17 mm. Head black, sides of face white, collar mixed 
pale yellowi?h. Palpi pale ochreous-yellow, mixed l)lackon apical 
half. Antennae black. Thorax black, apex of ])atagia and a 
sometimes interrupted stripe on each side light yellow. Abdomen 
black, slender yellow rings on 2 and 7 and a broad one on 4, anal 
tuft yellow, base and sides black. Forewings liyaline, towards 
termen with purple reflections ; veins black ; a blackish costal streak 
limited by cell and vein 9, containing a very flne yellowish line 
above 11, and continued round apex and as a narrow blackish 
terminal fascia to tornus ; dorsal edge black marked yellow near 
base ; a blackish bar on end of cell joining these : cilia dark fuscous, 
Hindwings liyaline; veins black; terminal edge very slenderly 
blackish ; cilia dark fuscous. 

Burma, Koni, August {ManJers)-^ two specimens. 

i 

^ Sesia pyrosoma, n. sp. 

5 . 18 mm. Head fuscous, mixed orange. Palpi orange, 
towards ])ase whitish. Antenna} dark fuscous. Abdomen reddish- 
orange, anal tuft dark bluish-fuscous. Forewings dark bluish- 
fuscous; a reddish-orange basal blotch; a subtriangular hyaline 



SKSIADJi. NIOPXICLTLID.E. 181 

blotch ill Olid of cell ; a transverse hyaline spot beyond cell, 
separated from pi'ecodiiig by a thick bar, and cut by four dark 
fuscous veins: cilia dark fuscous, beneath tornus dull orange. 
Hindwings hyaline, veins blackish ; a small thickened lilack mark 
on transverse vein between 5 and 7 ; a very irregular-edged dark 
fuscous terminal fascia, widest on cost a and including a suiVused 
yellowish apical blotch ; dorsal edge reddish-orange ; cilia fuscous, 
on dorsum reddish orange, 

BiUTisii GiUAN'A, Bartica, Ai)ril [Parish) ; one specimen. 

Melittia arrecta, n. sp, 

2 . 'i^ mm. Head dark fuscous, posterior half of crown olivc- 
oclireous, a ]iale yellowish bar on forehead, sides of face whitish- 
yellowish. Palpi wliitish-yellowish with two lines of black 
bristles. AiiteJina3 blackish, beneath reddish-fuscous. Thorax 
fulvous, dorsal area centrally dark fuscous. Abdomen dark 
jmrplish-fuscous, segmental margins very finely whitish-yellow, 
iirst two segments mostly fulvous. Posterior tibia; orange-fulvous, 
above with long erect pale yellow hairscales, on sides sprinkled 
white in middle, beneath with dense rough black scales, tarsi 
clothed with dense tuft of long rough black hairscales, with a pale 
yellow patch on side in middle. Eorewings hyaline, veins black; 
base suffused fulvous ; a dark fuscous costal streak limited by cell 
ami vein 9, mixed fulvous anteriorly ; a rather thick irregular dark 
fuscous bar on end of cell, tinged ferruginous on margins; a slender 
f(!rrugi nous-brown strciik along lower margin of cell; a ferruginous- 
brown streak along dorsum, l)econnng dark fuscous posteriorly ; 
a dark fuscous terminal fascia, slightly tinged ferruginous and with 
some scattered whitish specks, very broad towards costa, including 
point of furcation of 7 and 8, and irregularly narrowed to tornus : 
cilia fuscous. Hindwings hyaline, veins black; terminal edge 
blackish ; cilia fuscous. 

BuKJiA, Koni, September [Mdndcrs); one specimen. 

MEPTICULID.^. 

Nepticula liomophaea, n. sp. 

$ . 4 mm. Head fulvcms, collar grey-whitish. Antenn;e grey, 
eyecaps grey-whitish. Thorax grey. Abdomen whitish-grey. 
Forewings lanceolate; uniform glossy grty : cilia pale grey, darker 
towards bas3. Hindwings and cilia pale grey. 

Kanaka, Dharwar, February [Maxwell) ; one specimen. 

Nepticula argyrodoxa, n. sp. 

d 2- ^■o-3"5 mm. Head u hitish-ochreous. Antenna; dark 
grey, eyecaps jiale silvery-ochreous. Thorax dark bronzy-grey. 
Abdomen shining dark grey. Forewings lanceolate ; dark grej- 
sprinkled black, hardly perceptibly purplish-tinged ; basal | of 



182 EXOTIC MICKOI.EPIDOPTKU.V. 

wing bronz3'-,silv(!r-metalHc ; a bright brassy-silver-metallic fascia 
about |, rather broatllj^ dilated downwards, anterior edge direct: 
cilia grey, round apex basal half sprinkled black, outer half silvery- 
whitish. Hindwings and cilia grey. 

Bkngal, Pusa, bred in November from larvae mining leaves of 
Desmodium sp. {^Lejuminosce) {Fletcher) ; five sjtecimens. The 
allied pohjdoxa from Ceylon has the fascia not dilated downwards, 
its anterior edge rather oblique, besides other distinctions. 

Nepticula neodora, n. sp. 

$ . 3 mm. Head, thorax pale ochreous-yellowish. Antennae 
and eyecaps yellow-whitish. Abdomen pale grey. Forowings 
lanceolate ; pale ochreous-yellow, dorsal half irrorated blackish- 
grey ; a moderate blackish spot on middle of costa : a small apical 
blackish spot : cilia grey-whitish, round apex sulfused grey towards 
base. Hindwings light grey ; cilia whitish-grey. 

Kanaka, Dharwar, January {Maxwell) ; one specimen. 

LYONETIADiE. 

Phyllocnistis toparcha, n. sp. 

S . 4 mm. Head, palpi, thorax shining ochreous-whitish. Foie- 
wings narrow-lanceolate ; apex somewhat produced, very acute ; 
shining white ; a dorsal blotch of fuscous suffusion before middle ; 
a fine fuscous median longitudinal line from base to middle ; 
an elongate yellow spot beneath posterior part of this, terminated 
by postmedian transverse line ; an oblique transverse yellow blotch 
from middle of costa, finely edged anteriorly fuscous not reaching 
costa, and posteriorly dark fuscous ; a fine dai'k fuscous postmedian 
transverse line, slightly angulated in middle, lower half slightly 
outwards-oblique from dorsum, upper direct ; apical area suftused 
pale yellow, towards postmedian line tinged fuscous; a small round 
jet-black apical spot edged white anteriorlj': cilia whitish, on costa 
two rather oblique parallel fine dark grey bars pointing to before 
apical spot, one direct above it, two beyond apex converging to it, 
and one beneath apex forming a continuation of the direct costal 
one, on termen basal half pale ochreous within a dark grey line. 
Hindwings and cilia white. 

8. India, Ooimbatore, bred in February from larvte mining leaves 
of grape-vine {Vitis vinifera) {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Phyllocnistis oxyopa, n. sp, 

S. 5 mm. Head,palpi, thorax shining ochreous-whitish. Fore- 
wings narrow-lanceolate, apex caudate ; shining white ; two longi- 
tudinal fuscous lines from base to middle, enclosed space suffused 
pale brassy-yellow except towards base; a fine obli(iue fuscous 
strigula from middle of costa, reaching half across wing ; a faintly 
sinuate direct fuscous transverse line at 'i ; posterior area obscurely 



LYONKTIAU^. 183 

tinged dull yoUowisli ; a small triangular jet-black apical spot, 
edged anteriorly white and then with a fine fuscous transverse 
mark: cilia white, on cost a two rather oblique parallel fine dark 
grey bars pointing to before a])ical sput, one less oblique running to 
it, two (apparently) beyond apex coiiverging to it, one beneath 
apex downward.s-oblique, on termen l)asal half within a grey line 
pale fuscous. Hindwings and cilia white. 

IJoMBAY, Belgaum, August {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Phyllocnistis synglypta, n. sp. 

cf 5 . 4 mm. Head, thorax shining whitish-grey, face and palpi 
white. A])doiuen grey. Eorewings lanceolate, apex caudate ; 
sliining wliite; two tliick dark grey longitudinal lines from base to 
beyond middle, enclosed space suffused yellow except towards base; 
a thick obli(iuc dark grey striguhi from miildle of costa to extremity 
of these ; a slightly excurved direct thick dark gre}' postmedian 
transverse line ; a fulvous apical patch almost reaching to this, its 
anterior edge sometimes partially suff'used grey ; a small I'ound jet- 
black apical spot, anteriorly finely edged silvery : cilia white, on 
cost a two rather oblique parallel dark grey bars pointing to before 
apical spot, one direct running to it, one inwardly oblique beyond 
it, one beneath it forming a continuation of the direct costal one, 
on termen basal hulf grey within a darker line. Hindwings liglit 
grey ; cilia pale grey, towards tips whitish. 

Kanaka, Dharwar, bred in Februarys from light green larvae 
mining galleries in leaves of a small unidentified shrub, pupa 
internal in folded edge of leaf (Maxwell). Owing to the compara- 
tive thickness of the dark grey markings, this species appears more 
grey than white. 

Lyonetia exarthrota, n. sp, 

2 . 8 mm. Head, palpi, thorax shining white. Forewings 
verj- narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; shining white ; markings light 
yellowish-grey ; a small spot above dorsum at | ; an oblique streak 
from dorsum before middle, reaching half across Aving ; a short 
suffused streak along dorsum before tornus ; a dark fuscous dash 
before teriuen above tornus ; a short fine oblique strigula from costa 
at I ; a streak running along ajjical fourth of costa to apex : cilia 
white, on costa two fine oblique dark fuscous bars, on termen a 
curved blackish antemedian line. Hindwings whitish, a fine grey 
streak along anterior half of costa ; cilia white, on costa light grey, 

Assam, Shilloug, 5000 feet, October [Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Hierocrobyla sporodectis Meyr. 

CooRG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, May (Newcome). Described from 
Queensland. 

Bucculatrix tetanota, n, sp. 

6 2 • 7~8 mm. Head white, tuft slightly mixed fuscous. 
Thorax white. Abdomen whitish-grey. Forewings lanceolate, 



184 EXOTIC MK'l;ul,i;l'lli01'TKkA. 

apex caudate; ochreous-white ; a narrow rather irregular fuscous 
streak along costa from near base to near apex, edged before and 
beyond middle by slight dashes of dark fuscous irroration ; a 
blackish- fuscous dash above dorsum before tornus, and one on 
upper part of termcn ruuniug into apex ; some scattered dark 
fuscous specks towards a])ex : cilia wliitish-oclireous, round apex 
some blackish specks. Hindwings pale oclireous-greyish ; cilia 
whitish-ochreous, tinged grey. 

S. India, Coimbatore {Fletcher); Kanaka, Dharwar (Maxwell); 
in January, two specimens. 

Bucculatrix crateracma, n. sp. 

d" 2 . 7 nun. Head varying from white with a few dark fuscous 
hairs to largely suffused witli dark fuscous. Tliorax white, slightly 
speckled or densely irrorated blackish. Abdomen whitish-fuscous. 
Forewings lanceolate; white, variably speckled or irrorated blackish ; 
markings liglit brown irrorated blackisli specks ; a variable ))lotch 
on dorsum about ^, sometimes large and extended as a fascia to 
costa towards base ; an oblique median fascia, sometimes obsolete 
towards dorsum ; a cloudy blotch on costa about ^ ; a subtriangular 
blotch on tornus ; a blackish blotch occupyin^j; apex ; tufts of raised 
scales above middle of dorsum and in disc at | : cilia whitish, some- 
times partially suffused pale brownish, round apex irrorated blackish 
specks. Hindwings and cilia liglit grey. 

Ukngal, Pusa, bred in October and November from larvte mining 
leaves of Bomhax (BoiH/iacacea') (Fletcher); three specimens. 
Varies extremely in extent of dark irroration and development of 
markings, but the species seems easily recognisable by the blackisli 
apical blotch, which is constant. Pupa with five abdominal 
segments free, in ribbed rosy-whitish cocoon attached to leaf. 
If the mining habit of larva is really persistent, it is exceptional in 
the genus. 

Bucculatrix verax, u. sp. 

(S . 6 mm. Head whitish, tuft mixed fuscous. Thorax whitish 
speckled dark fuscous, patagia brownish. Abdomen light grey. 
Forewings elongate, apex produced, verj' acute ; whitish, speckled 
dark fuscous ; markings ochreous-brown ; a suffused elongate spot 
on fold towards base ; oblique blotches from costa before and 
beyond middle ; an elongate blotch above dorsum in middle of 
wing, having a blackish dot on its anterior end ; a spot on tornus, 
tending to connect with second costal blotch ; a blackish dot in 
disc at ^ ; an irregular spot following this : cilia whitish-ochreous, 
round apex sprinkhd dark fuscous within a dark fuscous line. 
Hindwings and cilia pale grey. 

BioNGAL, Pusa, bred in ilarch from larva feeding externally on 
leaf of Ireivia nudijlora (Eu^ihorbiacecfi) (Fletcher) ; one specimen. 



LYONKXlAD.l!;. 185 

Bucculatrix mendax, n. yp. 
J . 5 Dim. Head wliitish, tuft sufi'usod hrowiiisli. Tliorax 
whitisli-ochrooiis s[)Ccklod fuscous. Abdomeu oolircous-whitisli. 
Forewiiigs laiicoolato, apex produced, vei-y acute ; whitish speckled 
fuscous ; markings deep yellow-ochreous w ith some hhtck scales ; 
au elongate median spot from base ; oldicpie blotches from costa 
before and beyond middle, second irroiated black towards costa; 
an elongate blotch above dorsum in middle of wing (probably with 
black dot as in preceding species); a small spot on tornus ; a 
blackish dot above this, followed by an irregular spot ; some dark 
fuscous sj)ecks tow ards apex, and an apical group of black specks : 
cilia ochreous-whitish, round apex a black antemedian line. Hind- 
wings and cilia ochreous-whitish. 

Bengal, Pusa, bred in March from pupa in white ribbed elongate 
cocoon on leaf of Didiiar/ia si't^-u iLi'(/in)iinosce) (Fletcher) ; one 
specimen. Certainly veiy close to preceding, and the foodplant 
cannot, be regarded as dehnitely asceitained, but I think the species 
is 2)robably distinct. 

Bucculatrix univoca, n. sp. 

cS . 8 mm. Head whitish, tuft mixed fuscous. Thorax 
ochreous-grey. Abdomen grey, anal tuft whitish. Forewings 
lanceolate, apex rather produced; deep greyish-ochroous irrorated 
darker, towards costa posteriori} S[)eckled black : cilia whitish- 
grey, round apex speckled black within a black median line. 
Hindwings grey ; cilia pale grcj'. 

Bengal, Pusa, February (Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Opogona oxydesma, n. sp. 

J . 7 mm. Head, thorax dark bronzj'-fuscous, face shining 
whitish-bronze. Palpi whitish-grey. Abdomen grey. Forewings 
lanceolate, long-pointed, acute; dark bronzy-fuscous ; a narrow 
angulated pale yellow median fascia: cilia liglit jirey. Hindwings 
grey ; cilia light grey. 

Kanaka, Dharw^ar, January (Maxivell) ; one specimen. 

Hieroxestis protomima, n. sp. 

S 5 . 8-9 mm. Head dark fuscous, face and forehead wliitish. 
I'alpi wdiitish, externally dark fuscous excejjt apex of joints. 
Thorax dark fuscous, posterior extreuiity yellowish. Abdomen 
grey. Forewings narrow-lanceolate, aprx ])roduced, acute; yellow; 
a triangular dark fuscous spot on base of costa, apex just reaching 
base of dorsum ; an irregular line of black scales slightly inwards- 
oblique from costa to dorsum beyond middhs, a])ical area bevond 
this wholly dark fuscous: cilia rather dark grey. Hindwings dark 
grey; cilia rather dark grey. 

Kanaka, Dharwar, January, August (Mu,vwell)\ two specimens. 



186 



KXOTIC MlCliOLKPlDOrTKUA. 



Hieroxestis clinomima, n. sp. 

5 . 18-20. Head dark purplc-fuscoiis, face and iorchfad aliining 
prismatic wliitisli. Palpi whitish, externally with a dark grey lino. 
Thorax deep yellow. Abdomen whitish-ochreoiis. Furowings 
narrow-hineeolate ; apex produced, acute ; deep yellow ; costa tinel}' 
dark purple-fuscous towards base; apical half of wing fuscous- 
pur])le, lighter towards apex, anterior edge outwardly oblique from 
costa: cilia pale brownish. Hiiidwings grey ; cilia light brownish- 
grey. 

S. India, Nilgiris, Fernhill, September {Maxwell) ; two specimens. 
This would be taken for the allied Opo(/ona isocUua, but apart from 
the short rougli hairs behind the frontal fillet, tlie wholly yellow 
thorax distinguishes it. 

\/ DOLEROTHERA, n. g. 

Head loosely haired ; ocelli small, ])osteriur ; tongue short. 
AntenniE ^, basal joint short, hollowed beneath and expanded with 
liap of scales anteriorly to form a small eyecaj). Labial palpi 
moderate, porrected, with appre.^sed scales, second joint very short, 
with two or three apical bristles externall}', terminal joint longer 
than second, tolerably pointed. Maxillary i)al])i moderate, several- 
jointed, folded, tilifovm. Posterior tibia) and basal joint of tarsi 
clothed with very long tine hairs. Forewings with apex rather 
bent up, 1 b short, simple, 2 from |, ',i from angle, 7 absent, 11 from 
towards base. Hindwings |, lanceolate, cilia 2; cell ojien between 
3 and 4, 5 and 6 stalked. 

Apparentl)' a development of the ErecJithias group. 

Dolerothera amphiplecta, n. s[). 

5 . 12-13 mm. Head, palpi, antenna?, thorax, abdomen whitish- 
ochreous. Forevvings elongate-lanceolate ; whitish-ochreous ; 
hardly defined rather broad faintly deeper ochreous-yellowish 
fascite before and beyond middle and at | ; a fine irregular some- 
what oblique dark grey streak from ^ of dorsum to fold ; a similar 
somewhat oblique streak from costa at | ; a blackish apical dot : 
cilia whitisli-ochreous, tinged ochrcous-yellowish towards base. 
Hindwings ocbreous-whitish, suffused light grey at apex and along 
terminal edge ; cilia ocbreous-whitish. 

Ceylon, Maskeliya, March (Pole); two specimens. 

Decadarchis tlirasymacha, n. sp. 
§ . 20 mm. Head yellow-whitish. Palpi yellow-whitish, 
towards base dark fuscous. Thorax dark fuscous. Abdomen rather 
dark fuscous. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse-pointed, termen routided, rather strongly oblique ; dark 
fuscous ; markings yellows-whitish ; a transverse fascia at 5, 
moderate on costa and gradually dilated to dorsum ; a semioval 
blotch on costa beyond middle ; a semioval spot on dorsum before 



LYONETr\D.i;. ItYPiiNOMIOUTIDJE. 187 

tonius, opposite costal l)lotch ; small irrtigular nearly connected 
spots on costa and terinen near apex: cilia grey mixed dark 
fuscous, with yellow-vvhitisU patches above and below ajtex, and a 
pale yellowish patch on toruus. Hindwings with 5 and (3 coincident; 
grey ; cilia light grey. 

New Guinea, Sctekwa River, 2-r300U feet ; one specimen. Allied 
to discreUt, in one of ray examples of which 5 and (i of hindwings 
are also coincident, in the other stalked as usual. 

hyponomp:utid.e. 

Argyresthia iopleura, n, sp. 

cf . 7 nun. Head grey, face white. Palpi whitish, somewhat 
dilated with scales towards apex, terminal joint with two fine 
blackish rings. Thorax grey sprinkled white. Abdomen grey. 
Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa moderately arched, apex 
pointed, termen extremely obliijuely rounded ; ashy-grey, tips of 
scales blackish ; a narrow white fascia slightly sprinkled dark gre}' 
from beneath costa beyond middle rather obliquely inwards to 
dorsum, preceded and followed by narrow fascia) of ferruginons- 
brown suffusion; some white scales round margin towards apex: 
cilia pale grey with some black specks, base mixed ferruginous- 
brown on termen. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia light grey. 

KuMAON, Almora, 6000 feet, bred from twigs of Pinus loiwifulia 
(^Beeson), probably feeding in the shoots ; one s])ecimen. 

J Argyresthia melitaula, n. sp. 

J $. 7-8 mm. Head, palpi, thorax shining white, patagia 
purplish-grey. Abdomen grey. Forewings narrow-elongate, costa 
gently arched, apex pointed, termen slightly sinuate, extremely 
oblique; 7 and 8 stalked ; purple-fuscous irrorated darker; costal 
edge sull'used yellow-ochreons, with scattered dark fuscous strigulte; 
a white dorsal streak from base attenuated to tornus, edge irregular 
and suffused ochreous-yellowish, with some scattered grey strigulae; 
irregular dark fuscous dots on fold at ^ and middle of wing, one in 
disc at f, and two placed between second plical and | of costa ; 
some yellow-ochreous sufiusion along termen : cilia light grey, 
round apex ochi'eous- whitish with two or three blackish lines. 
Hindwings rather dark grey, lighter towards base; cilia grey. 

Colombia, La Crumbre, 6600 feet. May (Parish) ; three specimens. 

1/ Argyresthia chalcochrysa, n. s|). 

cJ . 12 mm. Head, palpi, thorax white, patagia pale golden. 
Forewings elongate-lanceolate; 7 and 8 separate; shining white, 
along costa strigulated and on posterior half of wing reticulated 
shining golden ; a transverse shining golden spot from dorsum at -^, 
confluent with a streak along fold from base, its upper edge emitting 
several strigula); a shining coppery-golden direct transverse fasciate 



188 ExoTrc miciu)Lkimi)()1ti;k,\. 

spot from I of dorsum, reachiiij;; ratlicr more llian half acro.ss wing, 
upper portion rather dilated ; a small golden s|t<)t on toriius : cilia 
whitish, at apex with a grey patch, al)ove apex a grey bai'. Hind- 
wings light grey ; cilia whitish-grey. 

Canada, Parry Bound, July {/'(irisJi) ; one specimen. Some 
resemblance to the European pii(i)imeeUii (Jvom whicli, liowever, it is 
certainly distinct) raises a doubt wliether it may not have been 
confused with that species, which is said to occur in North 
America; Busck's figure and descri|)tion (I'roc. U 8. ^lus. x.xxii. 
l;i, pi. iv. 8) are evidently true piiiimaeella and not this species, 
but he does not ex[)licitly say that they were taken from American 
specimens; several other European species of the genus have beeii 
ideutitied as occurring in North America, but all erroneously. 

Xyrosaris lichneiita, n. sp. 

S ^. . 15-17 mm. Head wliite somewhat speckled grey. Palpi 
whitish irrorated d-u'k grey. Thorax whitish more or less suffused 
ochreous ai!d speckled dark fuscous. Abdomen whitish irrorated 
grey. Forewings very narrowly elongate, costa slightly arclied, 
apex tolerably pointed, termeu slightly sinuate, extremely oblique; 
whitish, basal third more or less tinged and sprinkled with fuscous 
and irregularly suffused ochreous-brown, remainder suffusedly 
irrorated dark fuscous and in 2 also largely suffused brown ; an 
obscurely indicated very oUlique darker streak from middle of 
dorsum, and elongate spot on dorsum bpyoiid it: cilia whitish-grey, 
round apex several fine dark grey lines. Hiiulwings light grey, 
thinly scaled towards base ; cilia pale grey. 

Assam, Khasis, May, October ; two specimens. 



J 



TANAOCTENOTA, n. g. 

I propose this moditied name for Taiuioctetin Turn., which is so 
nearly identical with the earlier 'I'dnaoctenia Warr., that it cannot 
be em[)loyed without confusion. By the kindness of Dr. Turner i 
have received an example of the typical species 2\ ooptilu Turn. ; 
the genus is a good one, hut it belongs to the fJyj>oaoiiieatuIa', and 
not to the Ghiplni^teryfiidtx as Dr. Turner refers it. 



y 



CALAMOTIS, n. g. 
Head roughly haired, face smooth ; ocelli small, posterior ; tongue 
developed. Antenna3 J, in (^ moderately and evenly ciliated, basal 
joint moderate, with anterior Hap of long scales. Labial palpi long, 
curved, ascending, with a[)pressed scales, terminal joint as long as 
second, pointed. Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, droo2)ing. 
Posterior tibiaj clothed with long dense hairs above. Forewings 
with 2 nearly from angle, 7 to costa, 7-10 approximated, 11 from 
towards base. Hindwings 1, elongate-ovate, cilia 1 ; ^3 and 4 
short-stalked, 5-7 near together, nearly parallel. 



HYl'ONOMEUTIDyE. 189 

Calamotis prophracta, n. sp. 

c? . 1^^ nun. Head, thorax white. Palpi wiiite, second joint 
with an ol)li(iue (huk iuscou.s strenk. Forewinj^s elongate, rallier 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex tolerably pointed, ternien faintly 
sinuate, extremely oblique ; white, with some scattered dark fuscous 
strigulte, especially on costa and dorsum ; some light brownish 
suffusion beneath anterior half of costa, and extending in disc from 
middle to apex; a small dark fuscous mark in disc at i; a dark 
fuscous streak from near co.«<ta before middle to near dorsum before 
middle ; a suffused triangular dark fuscous blotch on dorsum before 
lorims ; a dark fuscous dot above tornus; a slender very oblicpie 
dark fuscous streak from costa at |, becoming suffused and curved 
to costa before apex ; a dark fuscous apical dot : cilia white, with 
dark fuscous subbasal line, costal cilia fuscous. Hindwings light 
grey ; cilia whitish. 

Kanaka, Sidalgundi, February (JJaxiveJl); one specimen. 

Atteva sphaBrodoxa, n. sp. 

c? . 31 mm. Head dark pur|)le-fuscous, a s})ot on crown, a 
]»atch behind eye, forehead, and sides of face white. Palpi, antennae 
dark fuscous. Thorax, abdomen bright orange, apical half of anal 
twit grey. Forewings elongate, luirrow, posteriorly rather dilated, 
costa slightly arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, hardly 
oblii|ue ; deep luscous-purple, becoming bronzy towards ternien ; 
a bright orange basal patch occupying nearly | of wing, edge 
suffused and irregular, costal edge dark fuscous ; around while spot 
on fold near base, and one above fold at | ; three white dots beneath 
costa before middle, third largest ; a large roundish white spot in 
disc before middle, and another about | ; three small white spots 
longitudinally i)]aced above second of these : cilia dark l)ronzy-grev. 
Hindwings dark fuscovis ; a bright orange basal patch occu])ying 
nearly i of wing, edge suffused ; cilia dark grey. 

New GuiNioA, Setekwa River, 2-3000 feet; one specimen. 
Allied to heliodoxa and consjt'nud. 

Ethmia pagiopa, n. sp. 

5 . 2(5 mm. Head white, face suffused blackish. Palpi white, 
second joint excejjt a])ex black sprinkled white. Thorax white, 
with three pairs of black dots. Abdomen light ochreous-yellowish 
towards base (remainder broken) Forewings elongate, costa 
moderately arched, apex obtuse, termen slightly roUnded, rather 
oblique ; dark fuscous ; costal edge whitish except towards base"; 
a broad ochreous-white dorsal band occupying | of wing throughout, 
edge straight but excavated by small oval blackish spots in middle 
and at |, second preceded by a small white ])romiiience surmonnted 
by a black dot, and marked with a small round black spot within 
Tuargin at ^ ; a row of large irregular black dots along termen and 



190 EXOTIC MICROr.EPIDOPTKRA, 

apical part of costa : cilia white. Hindwings light grey, along 
dorsum wliitish-ochreous ; cilia pale grey, round dorsinn whitish- 
oclireous. 

Kashmir, 0000 feet, May (Nurse) ; one specimen. 

Aetherastis circulata, n. sp. 

J. 18 mm. Head, palpi white. Thorax white, three black dots 
anteriorly: Abdomen whitish, f orewings elongate, costa gently 
arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, rather oblique; ; 
white tinged blue, strewn with scattered black scales except 
towards base ; black median and subdorsal dots very near base, and 
three others in a slightly curved transverse series at i : cilia 
white, basal half yellow- ochreous. Hindwings grey ; cilia white, 
basal tliird yellow-oehreous. 

Travancokb, Trivandrum, bred in May from larva on Eu<jenia 
jamholana [Myrtaceoi) [Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Gymnogramma atmocycla, n. sp. 

(S . 26-32 mm. Head white. Palpi dark grey, towards apex 
and beneath white. Thorax white, dorsal area whitish-oclireous, a 
grey spot on each side behind collar. Abdomen wliitish-ochreous. 
Forewings elongate, posteriorly rather dilated, costa gently arched, 
apex rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, rather oblique ; 2 and 3 
stalked ; snow-white ; costal edge grey on basal third, forming a 
small greyish spot at base ; about ten roundish light greyish- 
ochreous spots, viz. two rather large near base above middle and ou 
dorsum, three smaller variably confluent towards costa at 5, one 
rather large above dorsum at 4, one in disc before middle, one 
towards costa in middle, one in disc beyond middle, and one larger 
oblique resting on dorsum before tornus ; two faint pale greyish- 
ochreous cloudy dots towards apex, and three near termen below 
middle : cilia white. Hindwings and cilia white. 

French Congo, Ubangi ; two specimens. Allied to nicemosa. 

Lactura heliantha, n. sp. 

J 5 . 33-36 mm. Head pale yellow, posterior edge and a 
longitudinal stripe on crown orange-r(d, collar margined all round 
orange-red. Antennce, palpi orange-red. Thorax i)ale yellow, a 
median stripe furcate posteriorly and margins of patagia orange-red. 
Abdomen reddish-orange, in S clothed with shaggy hairs, in $ 
with appressed scales. Forewings elongate, costa moderately 
arched, apex rounded obtuse, termen rounded, oblique ; 7 and 8 
separate; pale yellow, markings orange-red; a streak along dorsum, 
series of interrupted longitudinal streaks in basal and dorsal areas, 
an irregular loop running round outside of cell, a loop within 
posterior part of cell, a series of streaks between veins 2-11 not 
quite reaching margin, and short marks on extremities of veins; 
an irregular streak crossing these markings from middle of costa to 



HYPONOMRUTIB.T;. GrYPniPTKHYfJTH.I^ 191 

i of dorsum, and a line ninnitig' midwaj' between cell and apex 
from vein 9 to 6, thence sharply angulated to dorsum at | : cilia 
yellow-whitish, an orange-red l)asnl sliade. Hindwings cT oraiit^e, 
thinly scaled, ? deep reddisli-orange; cilia concolorous. 

New Guinea, Yule I.; four specimens. Very similar to 
erythractls, but certainly distinct by shairgy abdomen of S ; a" easy 
distinction is found in markings of collar, posterior margin being 
yellow centrally in er;/fh)-(trtls, red in heliantha. It does not seem 
worth while to maintain Eriopi/rrJia as a distinct genus, otherwise 
this species would be referable to it. 



GLYPHIPTERYGID^. 

J TYRIOMORPHA, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales. Antennae |, in c? moderately 
ciliated, basal joint moderately elongate, without pecten. Labial 
palpi moderate, curved, ascending, second joint thickened with 
appressed scales, terminal joint shorter than second, moderate, 
])ointed. Maxillary palpi rudimentar)'. Forewings with 2 from 
towards angle, 3 from angle, 7 to terraen, se])arate, 8 to costa, 11 
from middle. Hindwings 1, ovate, cilia ^; '■> and 4 connate, 5-7 
parallel. 

Type 2>^ioeiussa Butl. 

Imma mylias Meyr. 

An example received from Mr. Fletcher, said to have been " l»red 
from tamarind liark." Pupa with four segments fixed. 

Imma synconista, n. sp. 

5 . 17 mm. Head whitisli-ocbreous, crown tinged fuscous. 
Palpi whitish-ochreous, anterior longitudinal half fuscous. Tliorax 
fuscous dorsally tinged whitish-ochreous. Abdomen light fuscous. 
Forewings elongate, posteriorly rather dilated, costa slightly arched, 
faintly bent beyond middle, apex obtuse, termen rounded, slightly 
oblique ; 7 and 8 stalked ; fuscous, irregularly sprinkled dark 
fuscous ; a streak of whitish-ochreous suffusion above basal third 
of dorsum ; first discal stigma obscurelj' dark fuscous ; a very 
irregular obscure pale greyish- ochreous streak from before middle 
of costa to tornus ; angles of cell forming obscure small spots of 
dark fuscous sufiusion on posterior edge of this; some whitish- 
ochreous iri'oration towards termen: a terminal series of small 
triangular cloudy dark fuscous spots separated with whitish- 
ochreous : cilia whitish-grey, a grey subbasal line. Hindwings 
pale fuscous, a broad suffused darker fuscous terminal band ; cilia 
as in forewings. 

Kanaka, Agsur, December (Maxtvell); one specimen. 



192 EXOTIC MTCROLEPIDOPTERA. 

Imma meianosphena, n. sp. 

[ i)ioi)(Kse I his iiaino I'ur the species described by Dr. Turner 
(I'roc. Linn. Soc. N.S. Wales, xxxviii. 206) as atrosiffiiata Feld., 
which T consider to have l)een wrongly identified with Felder's 
figure. 

Simaethis euclista, n. sp. 

cS 2- liJ-1'5 mm. Head ochreous-groy, somewhat sprinkled 
black and white. Palpi clothed with wliorls of dark grey white- 
tipped scales. Thorax iiilvous-ochreous somewliat mixed grej', 
with five stripes of white and grey irroration. Abdomen dark grey, 
scales of segmentnl margins finely tipped white. Forewings tri- 
angular, (!Osta moderately arched, apex obtuse, termen bowed, 
somewhat oblique ; dark fuscous ; a fulvous-ochreous basal ])atch, 
bisected by a straight subbasal streak of white and grey irroration, 
edge straight and followed by a thicker direct transverse streak of 
white and grey irroration ; beyond this an obli(jue fulvous-ochreous 
])atch on cosla, and a direct transverse fulvous-ochreous streak on 
lower half of wing; between these an irregular ring of white 
irroration in disc beyond middle; two lines of white irroration 
starting from white dots near together on costa at |, first very 
obliquely subsinuale outwards to opposite apex, then bent abruptly 
down and again at rigiit angles inwards to beneath discal ring, 
then twice very acutely dentate and running direct to dorsum 
beyond middle, second parallel to first to opposite apex, thence 
parallel to termen, limiting an evenly broad regular fulvous- 
ochreous marginal streak running round apical part of costa and 
termen to toriius : cilia grey with a blackish basal line, mixed with 
white on a costal spot before apex and patches above and below 
middle of termen. Hind wings dark grey ; an irregular more or 
less developed suhteruiinal line of whitish irroration on lower lialf 
of wing ; cilia grey with dark fuscous subbasal line, tips whitish 
on termen. 

Bprma, Fort Stedman (Manders); Assam, Khasis ; S. India, 
Co'imbatore {Fletcher) ; CuyLON, Puttalara, Kegalle, Patipola (Alston, 
Pole); June, July, December to February, seven specimens. Closely 
allied to orthof/oaa, with which I confused it for a time, but readily 
separated by the terminal fulvous-ochreous streak, Avhich is quite 
even in width and regular throughout, whilst in orthogona it is 
thickest towards apex and the anterior edge is irregular througli- 
out. The synonymy of orthogona as given by me is correct. 

Brenthia harmonica, n. sp. 

5.12 mm. Head fuscous. Palpi fuscous, obliquely banded 
white. Thorax, abdomen rather dark fuscous. Forewings tri- 
angular, costa gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen some- 
what rounded, little oblique ; rather dark fuscous ; a straight 
transverse shade of white irroration about |, slightly inwards- 
oblique from costa; a broad medinn band of irregular white 



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irroration, within which is a transverse-oval spot in disc outlined 
with whitish suffusion ; a somewhat hisimiate transverse lino of 
white irroration ahout i ; two blackish blotches extending from 
this to ternien above and boJow middle; eiglit violet-metallic 
marginal dots round apex and termen, second, fifth, and seventh 
large, others minute, first tiirec irregnlarly surrounded bhick, fourth 
to sixth in upper blotch, seventh and eiglith in lower : cilia grey, 
a blackish subt)asal line, white patches at apex and above tornus. 
Hindwings dark fuscous ; a large oval white spot in disc before 
middle ; a short inwards-obli(iue violer-nietallic mark from costa 
at I : a transverse violet-metallic streak before apex ; a transverse 
white subterminal streak on median third ; cilia grey with darker 
subbasal shade, and three obli(jue white patches. 
PnrLipPiNES {Mounsey) ; one specimen, 

Brenthia trilampas, n. sp. 

cT . 11 tnm. Head fuscous. Palpi fuscous, banded white 
(imperfect). Thorax daik fuscous. Forewings triangular, costa 
gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, ternien rounded, somewhat 
ot)li(|ue ; dark fuscous ; a straight transverse shade of white 
irroration about ^, slightly inwards-ol)lique from costa ; a broad 
irregular median transverse band of white irroration, within which 
is a transverse-oval ■ ' opot in disc, upper half of anterior edge 
of band marked with a fasciate streak of violet-metallic suffusion ; 
a little-marked fine sinuate line of whitish irroration at i, its 
costal extremity surrounded by a group of violet-metallic scales; 
space beyond this forming a blackish terminal fascia, ai)ical portion 
separated by a fuscous bar from remainder; violet-metallic marginal 
dots at ai)ex, middle of ternien, and al)(ive tornus, median largest : 
cilia luscous, a dark fuscous subbasal line, a white apical jiatch. 
Hindwings dark fuscous ; a large oval white spot in disc before 
middle ; a light fuscous transverse shade at |, marked on costa 
witli violet-metallic, and in middle witli a white dot; a whitish- 
fuscous subterminal fascia, narrowed u])wards, broadest and ceasing 
abruptly near tornus; a slender transverse violet-metallic streak 
before apex ; cilia fuscous with darker subbasal shade, and three 
oblique white patches. 

Phiuppines {Mounsey)-^ one specimen. 

Brenthia salinata, n. sp. 

2 . 8 ram. Head fuscous, sides of face mixed whitish. Palpi 
with three acutely jn-ojecting whoi-ls of black white-tipped scales, 
apical remainder white lined black. Thorax fuscous, five fine 
whitish lines. Abdomen fuscous, towards apex segmental margins 
finely mixed white. Forewings rather elongate-triangular, costa 
gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, somewliat 
oblique ; rather dark fuscous; a slight transverse streak of whitish 
irroration very near base ; a straight transverse shade of wliite 
irroration at \, and a second similar shade near and parallel to 

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194 EXOTIC MICEOLEPIDOPTERA. 

termeu rising from a white costal dot, space between these whoU}- 
marbled irregularly with white irrorution ; a terminal series of 
eij^ht small rather elongate black spots each centred with a silvery- 
metallic dot, interspaces slightly brownish : cilia grey with dark 
grey basal line finely edged whitish externally, somewhat whitish- 
mixed at apex and below middle of termcn. Hindwings rather 
dark fuscous ; an obliqiie-oval whitish spot in disc before middle ; 
some irregular whitish irroration in disc beyond this; a curved sub- 
terminal streak of whitish irroration rising from a whitish costal 
mark and becoming nearly obsolete on dorsal half ; a fine violet- 
metallic marginal line running round apex and upper | of termen, 
apical edge marked with two indistinct blackish dots ; cilia grey, a 
dark fuscous basal shade, three oblique whitish patches. 
!S. India, Coimbatore, February {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Brenthia coronigera, u, sp. 

J . 8 mm. Head, thorax fuscous irrorated whitish. Antennal 
ciliations somewhat over 1. Palpi with appressed scales, white, 
second aud terminal joints eacli with basal and supramedian dark 
fuscous rings. Abdomen dark giey, a few white specks on segmental 
margins. Forewings rather elongate-triangular, costa gently 
ai'ched, apex rounded, termen rounded, little oblique; dark fuscous, 
with violet gloss ; a basal patch of irregular whitish suffusion, edge 
nearly straight, direct; an indistinct irregular transverse line of 
blue-whitish irroration about |, and a curved subterminal shade 
of whitish irroration parallel to termen, space between these 
irregularly marbled with blue-whitish irroration except on costa 
and dorsum ; terminal space beyond this crossed by seven oblong 
black spots each centred with a pale violet-golden-metallic dot, 
third and fourth united into a quadrate blotch, a black dot al)ove 
first, interspaces ochreous-grey : cilia grey, a dark grey basal shade, 
Hindwings dark grey, some undefined irroration of whitish specks 
in disc posteriorly and on a subterminal shade ; a violet-metallic 
marginal line round apex and upper | of termen ; cilia grey, a dark 
grey basal shade, tiiree oblique whitish patches. 

JiENGAL, Pusa, bred in February from a larva feeding on leaves of 
Cordia myxa (Boraginacio') {FUtcher) ; one specimen. 

Glyphipteryx xyridota, n. sp. 

cJ . 8 ram. Head, thorax, abdomen dark fuscous. Palpi with 
four whorls of dark fuscous white-tipjied scales. Forew'ings 
elongate, posteriorly dilated, costa moderately arclied, apex obtuse, 
termen slightly rounded, oblique : glossy dai'k fuscous, sliglitly 
bronzy-tinged posteriorly ; a nearly e\enly broad slightly curved 
somewhat oblique shining white fasciate streak from middle of 
dorsum, reaching rather more than half across wing ; six somew bat 
oblique fine silvery-white streaks fiom costi, first from before 
middle, short, others tipped violet-metallic, second reaching half 
across M'ing, third rather shorter, others short ; a whitish dot 



GLTPHIPTEBYGID^. 195 

on dorsum before toriius, whence a fine violet-iuetailic transverse 
streak runs half across wing, terrainating in a small spot; three 
violet-metallic dots on termen : cilia grey with dark fuscous basal 
shade, indented by a white subapical dot. Hindwings dark fuscous, 
lighter towards base ; cilia grey. 

Assam, Shillong. September (Fletcher): one specimen. 

J G-lyphipteryx lanista, n. sp. 

(5 . 7 mm. Head, thorax greyish-bronze. Palpi with four 
whorls of dark fuscous white-tipped scales. Abdomen dark grey. 
Forewings elongate, posteriorly somewhat dilated, costa slightly 
arched, apex obtuse, termen rounded, rather strongly oblique ; 
greyish-bronze ; a rather broad serai-crescentic oblique white 
l)lackish-edged streak from middle of dorsum reaching half across 
wing to beneath first costal streak ; a rather oblicjue fine white 
anteriorly black-edged streak from costa at f, terminated by a 
silvery-metallic disca! dot ; three small wedgeshaped white 
anteriorly black-edged spots on costa posteriorly, partially in cilia; 
a silvery dot on dorsum before tornus, and one above tornus ; 
a small silvery dot on termen beneath apex ; a black apical spot : 
cilia pale grey, with dark fuscous apical hook, and median line 
indented on subapical dot. Hindwings and cilia grey, 

NoETH Carolixa, Southern Pines, May: one specimen. Probably 
related to South American tetratoma. 

Glyphipteryx cxycopis, n. sp. 

5. 7 nun. Head deep shining bronze. Palpi with four 
appressed whorls of blackish white-tipped scales. Thorax dark 
bronzy-fuscous. Forewings elongate, posteriorly slightly dilated, 
costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen faintly sinuate beneath 
aiiex, rounded, rather strongly oblique; dark bronzy-fuscous; 
a strong curved oblique very acute wedgeshaped whitish streak 
from middle of dorsum, reaching to middle of disc; five slender 
whitish streaks from costa reaching about ^ across wing, first from 
middle, rather oblique, others nearly direct, second connected by a 
tine prisniatic-pur])le-metallic slightly bent line with a whitish dot 
on dorsum before tornus ; two prismatic-purple-metallic dots on 
lower ])art of termen ; a black apical dot : cilia greyish, within a 
blackish median line dark bronzy-fuscous, indented beneath apex, 
above a[)ex wnth a slight blackish hook. Hindwings dark grey ; 
cilia grey. 

Assam, Cherrapunji {Fletclier) ; one specimen. 

Glyphipteryx semisparsa, n. sp. 

f^ . 8 mm. Head, thorax bronzy-grey. Palpi with four whorls 
of blackish white-tip])ed scales. Abdomen grey. Forewings 
elongate, posteriorly slightly dilated, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse, termen faintly sinuate beneath apex, rounded, rather 

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196 



EXOTIC MICKOLBPIDOPTERA. 



strongly oblique ; broiizy-grey ; a rather oblique grey -whitish 
streak from costa at r^, rciiching half across wing ; two nearly 
strniglit parallel transverse leaden-whitish streaks before and 
beyond middle, space between them forming a streak of light 
bron/j'-ochreous suffusion witli grey margins; three short grey- 
wliitish liardly obli(jue marks from costa between this and apex, 
third connected by a leaden-metallic mark with termen beneath 
apex ; an irregular black streak along lower half of termen 
containing three golden-metallic dots, margined above by an 
ill-dehiied triangular patch of whitish-ochreous irroration containing 
two or three black lines ; a leaden dot on upper edge of this : cilia 
grey, basal half bronzy-tinged within a tine dark grey line indented 
beneath apex. Hindwings pointed, dark grey ; cilia grey. 

8. India, Ootacamund, 7000 feet, October {Maxwell) ; two 
specimens. 

XYLORYCTID^. 

Aeolanthes diacritica, n. sp. 

S. 19 mm. Head whitish, mostly suffused brown. Palpi 
white externall)' suffused fuscous (terminal joint broken). Thorax 
dark brown suffusedly mixed whitish, lateral edge ferruginous. 
Abdomen brownish. Forewings oblong, moderate, costa anteriorly 
moderately arched, posteriorly straight, apex obtuse-pointed, termen 
straight, rather oblique : 9 out of 7 ; shining Avhite ; costa tinged 
ochreous anteriorly; an irregular feriuginous-orange basal spot 
reacliing costa but not dorsum, sending a short streak along fold; 
dorsal area up to cell suffused brown, dorsal edge towards base 
whitish, otherwise dark fuscous terminating j)Osteriorly in a blotch 
of dark fuscous sufl'usion limited by vein 2 ; lower and posterior 
margins of cell dark brown, veins H-6 marked by dark brown lines, 
7-9 by fine orange lines ; a ferrugiuous-orange streak along costa 
from middle, posteriorly slightly diverging and sprinkled dark 
fuscous, not reaching apex ; a dark fuscous terminal line : cilia 
white, slightly tinged orange (imperfect). Hindwings pale grey; 
cilia pale grey-yellowish, tips whitish. 

Assam, Shillong, 5000 feet, September (Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Aeolanthes meniscias, n. sp. 
2 . 25 mm. Head pale brownish. Palpi whitish, second joint 
suffused light ochreous and with brown subapical band, terminal 
joint with median brown band. Thorax light brownish, dorsally 
suffusedly mixed darker brown. Abdomen pale yellow-ochreous. 
Forewings elongate-oblong, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen 
rather obliquely rounded ; 9 basally appressed to 7 ; palo ochreous- 
yellowish, whitish-tinged towards costa in middle ; base mixed 
ferruginous in middle and towards costa ; some ferruginous scales 
forming a very oblique series from costa before ^ ; a lilac-brownish 
band occupying dorsal area as far as cell to tornus, streaked darker 



XYLORTCTID^. 197 

ochreous-browii on margins of cell, fold, and dorsum, dorsal stre;ik 
thicker and 'jnlarged before tornu.s into a triangular prominence 
suffused ferruginous ; a curved dark ferruginous- brown streak 
crossing en<l of cell and prolonged towards apex, enclosing a fine 
whitish lunulc on transverse vein, and followed by an ovate pale 
j-ellow spot indistinetly edged pos) erioily ferruginous-brown ; veins 
between these markings and termen marked w^ith fine dark brown 
lines ; a line dark brown terminal line : cilia pale ochreous- 
yellowish, tips tinged ferruginous, Hindwings light yellowish, 
basal third suffused light greyish ; cilia pale yellowish. 

BuKMA, Koni, October {^Ianders); one specimen. This is the 
example alluded to under siphonias as probably a form of that 
species ; I am now clear that it is distinct. 

Xylorycta atelactis, n. sp. 

J. 3'S mm. Head, thorax white. Palpi white, second joint 
rather dark fuscous except apex. Antennal ciliations 2. Abdomen 
ochreous-white. Forewings elongate, posteriorly dilated, costa 
slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen straight, rather oblique ; 7 to 
termen ; shining white, with scattered dark fuscous scales ; costal 
edge dark fuscous towards base ; irregular dark fuscous streaks 
along anterior half of upper margin of cell, and posterior half of 
lower margin ; irregular lines of dark fuscous suffusion along all 
veins rising from cell, but not continued to margin ; an irregular 
elongate dark fuscous patch extending along dorsum from I to near 
tornus, connected in middle with anterior extremity of streak on 
lower margin of cell ; some dark fuscous scales on costa towards 
apex : cilia white, spotted pale fuscous on outer half on termen and 
on costa before apex. Hindwings and cilia ochreous-whitish. 
l^EW Guinea, Setekwa River, 2-3000 feet ; one specimen. 

O&ites atonopa, n. sp. 

c? . 20 mm. Head ochreous-whitish. Palpi whitish, second 
joint ochreous-tinged except apex. Antennal ciliations 3. Thorax 
whitish-ochreous. Abdomen pale grey. Forewings elongate, costa 
gently arched, apex obtuse, termen strongly rounded, rather 
oblique ; whitish-ochreous, towards dorsum faintly greyish-tinged ; 
extreme costal edge ochreous-yellowish, near base grey ; second 
discal stigma cloudy, light groy : cilia whitish-ochreous, Hindwings 
light grey ; cilia whitish-ochreous. 

N.W, India, Abbottabad, June (Fletcher); one specimen, 

Agriophara parilis, n. sp. 

J. 18 mm. Head white. Palpi white, basal half of second 
joint dark fuscous. Antennal ciliations 3. Thorax white sprinkled 
pale grey. Abdomen grey-whitish. Forewings elongate, costa 
gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen rather obliquely 
rounded; white s])rinkled pale grey, with scattered dark fuscous 



198 EXOTIC MICROLIOPlDOPTJiKA. 

specks ; an oblique series of three black marks from base of costa 
reaching half across wing ; small black spots on costa at | and 
middle, whence oblioiue interrupted irregular grey lines cross wing, 
first marked with blackish first discal stigma, second shortly curved 
outwartls above middle and marked beneath this with two 
transversely placed small black dots representing second discal 
stigma, thickened on lower portion, running into subterminal lino 
before dorsum ; a curved grey subterminal line from 4 of costa to 
dorsum before tornus ; a fine terminal line of grey irroration, on 
apical part of costa forming three or four cloudj- dark grey dots : 
cilia white, basal third indistinctly barred grey irroration. Hind- 
wings whitish-grey ; cilia grey-whitish. 

New Guinea., betekwa lliver, 2-i300U feet ; one specimen. Very 
like neoxanta, but certainly distinct by much shorter antennal 
ciliations. 
I Antaeotricha superciliosa, n. sp. 

S . 23 mm. Head whitish-fuscous, face white. Palpi white, 
second joint with a short dark fuscous lateral mark at base. 
Thorax pale fuscous. Abdomen whitish. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa near base strongly, then slightly arched, apex 
rounded, termcn rounded, rather oblique; all veins separate; 
ochreous-whitish or pale whitish-ochreous, a broad dorsal baud of 
irregular greyish or light fuscous suffusion occupying nearly half 
wing ; costa narrowly palo ochreous ; an elongate patch of roughly 
raised hairscales extending in disc from near base to near middle, 
between this and costal streak several irregularly placed blackish- 
grey dashes ; obscure streaks of fuscous and dark fuscous scales 
between veins on posterior half of wing, terminating in dark fuscous 
dots round apex and termeii : cilia ochreous-whitish (imperfect). 
Hindwings whitish ; costal area expanded and fringed with rough 
scales on basal half and with a patch of projecting scales at |, both 
these areas sufi'used dark grey beneath, above with a long ochreous- 
whitish subcostal hairpencil from base reaching to | ; cilia whitish. 

Fkench Guiana, R. Maroni ; two sjiecimens. Differs from all 
others known to mo by the peculiar patch of rough scales in disc of 
forewings. 
A Antaeotricha annixa, n. sp. 

J :31 muj., 9 2^-27 mm. Head white, crown suffused 
brownish. Palpi white, second joint J suffused pale brownish- 
ochreous laterally, $ with dark fuscous short basal mark and 
subapical ring, terminal joint in both sexes with broad fuscous 
band, 5 darker. Thorax whity-brownish. Abdomen whitish- 
ochreous. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, widest at ^, costa 
anteriorly c{ moderately, $ rather strongly arched, then nearly 
straight, apex rounded, termeii obliquely rounded ; all veins 
separate ; ochreous-white ; in d an irregular transverse light 
brownish spot from costa before ^, with two black marks on its 
anterior edge in disc, connected by a very oblique series of several 



XTLOETCTID^. 199 

liglit browiiisli marks with a triangular dark brown .^pot on dorsum 
towards tornus, v/ithiii this line dorsal area sliyhtl}- tinged browni.-li 
and dorsal edge expanded with rough projecting scales, in $ a very 
oblique fuscous fascia from base of costa, below middle broadly 
dilated and extending on dorsum from before middle to near tornus, 
suffiisedly marbled dark puiple-fuscous on dorsal portion, basal area 
within this slightlj- brownish-tinged; an indistinct whitish spot on 
end of cell, preceded and followed by portions of faint oblique 
irregular cloudy pale brownish lines in disc; a curved subterminal 
line of fuscous dots on lower | of wing; a faint pale brownish 
cloud before apex : cilia white. Hindwings and cilia ochreous- 
whitish ; in (S costal area expanded from base to beyond middle 
and edge clothed with long dense projecting whitish-fuscous 
hairscales, with ochreoiis-whitish subcostal hairpencil from base 
reaching middle, and a streak of pale ochreous hairs running from 
lower margin of cell towards base to upper angle of cell. 

Brazil, 8ao Paulo, Novo Priburgo ; three specimens. Apparently 
allied to tibialis. 



Antaeotricha clivosa, n. sp. 

2 . 22 mm. Head, thorax grey partially tinged whitish. Palpi 
grey, white posteriorly towards apex. Abdomen w^hitish-grey. 
Forewings elongate-oblong, costa anteriorly rather strongly arched, 
posteriorly straight, apex rounded, termen rounded, little oblique ; 
all veins separate ; snow-white ; a broad grey irregular-edged fascia 
extending on costa from near base to | and on dorsum fi'om ^ to 4, 
suffused towards dorsum rather dark fuscous, basal area within 
this whitish with cloudy grey spots ; a pale ochreous-yellowish 
cloud resting on middle of posterior edge of fascia ; a cloudy grey 
ring beyond this below middle ; two transverse light grey shades 
between this and termen on lower | of wing, tending to be 
interrupted into spot, first enlarged at each extremity into a rather 
large spot : cilia white, obscurely barred light grey on termen. 
Hindwiugs and cilia pale grey, apical cilia white. 
FiiENCH Guiana. R. Maroni ; one specimen. 

^ Antaeotricha capsulata, n. sp. 

(5 . 18 mm. Head pearly-white, crown tinged or mixed pale 
yellowish. Palpi white, a short dark fuscous streak above at base. 
Antennae with very short scattered ciliations. Thorax ])a]e 
ochreous-yellowish. Abdomen whitish. Forewings elongate, widest 
before middle, costa anteriorly moderately arched, then nearly 
straiglit, apex rounded, termen rounded, hardly oblique ; all veins 
separate; pale ochreous-yellowish, costal edge whitish; faint pale 
greyish clouding indicating a short oblique streak from costa at 4-, 
an oblit^ue fasciate streak from costa before middle expanded into a 
roundish patch in disc, and a curved oblique fasciate streak near 
apical part of costa and upper part of teimen ; a transverse irregular 
suffused rather dark grey shade on dorsal half of wing at ^, nearly 



200 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTEKA. 

preceded by a roundish pale grey cloud ; a somewhat ocellate patch 
from dorsum before toruus reaching rather more than half across 
wing, edged anteriorly by an irregular rather dark grey line and 
posteriorly by a cloudy lighter grey shade dilated downwards ; 
a cloudy grey somewhat dotted marginal line on lower part of 
ternien : cilia light ochreous-vellowish, towards tips more whitish. 
Hindwings with 3 and 4 coincident; grey-whitish; costal area 
ratlier expanded on basal ^, a whitish-grey-ochreous subcostal hair- 
pencil from base to |, lying in a shallow ochreous-grey streak-like 
groove ; cilia whitish. 

French Guiana, li. Maroni ; two specimens. 

Antaeotricha sarcinata, n. sp. 

c? . 17 mm. Head white, crown mixed grey. Palpi white, 
second joint with a dark grey lateral streak not reaching apex, 
terminal joint slightly sprinkled grey. Thorax grey, shoulders 
suffused whitish. Abdomen whitish-grey, anal tuft whitish. 
Forewings elongate-oblong, rathei- narrow, costa gently arched near 
base, then straight, apex rounded, tcrmen rounded, little oblique ; 
veins all separate ; white slightly sprinkled grey except towards 
costa ; markings dark grey : a short very oblique mark from base 
of costa ; three oblong or subquadrate blotclies separated by narrow 
irregular cloudy interspaces occupying dorsal half of wing, first 
narrower, hardly reaching base, third broadest, nearly reaching 
termen, convex posteriorly ; a very oblique line from disc at 3- 
running to upper anterior angle of second ; a short oblique line 
from costa at | ; an irregular spot of cloudy grey suffusion in disc 
above middle ; oblique lines from costa at middle and i limiting 
third blotch, and connected above middle by an irregular streak ; 
six black terminal dots : cilia white, a grey median shade becoming 
obsolete towards torn us. Hindwings light grey, base whitish- 
suffused ; costa expanded on anterior half, a light grey subcostal 
hairpencil extending from base to |, costa beyond this and apex 
narrowly suft'used whitish, two dark grey dots on apical edge ; cilia 
white, a grey median line at a])es, and a grey subbasal line on 
lower half of termen. 

French Guiana, E. Maroni; one specimen. Allied to immota. 

4 Antaeotricha substricta, n. sp. 

J . 15 mm. Head white, crown centrally tinged grey. Palpi 
white, second joint with oblique dark grey supramedian ring 
extended as a posterior streak to base, base of terminal joint and a 
short supramedian streak grey. Thorax pale grey, patagia except 
an interior spot white. Abdomen light grey, anal tuft ochreous- 
whitish. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, 
towards middle nearly straight, apex rounded, termen rounded, 
rather obliqne ; white, slightly tinged grey, especially towards 
dorsum ; markings dark fuscous : a very oblique streak from base 
of costa, liecomiiig longitudinal and rcacliiug \ ; a mark on base of 



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dorsum ; an irregular suffused streak from 4 of costa to dorsum 
bevond middle, sharply deiitate-aii<?ulated outwards in middle 
(angle indicating tirst discal stigma), and with a smaller dentation 
below middle, enlarged into a spot on dorsuni ; some fuscous 
suffusion towards dorsum beyond this ; an irregular line from 
middle of costa to a subtriangular spot on tornus, second discal 
stigma forming a dot attached to its jtosterior edge ; a straight 
cloudy line from costa at | to middle of termen, on costa forming a 
wedgeshaped dilation ; six cloudy blackish terminal dots : cilia 
white (imperlect). Hindwings whitish-grey ; costa somewhat 
expanded on anterior half, a pale whitish-ochreous subcostal 
hairpencil extending from base to |, costa beyond this whitish- 
suffused ; cilia whitish-grey, becoming white round apex. 
Fkench Gtjiana, K. Maroni ; one specimen. 

J Cerconota ptilosema, u. sp. 

^ . 18 mm. Head, thorax pale brownish, faintly pinkish-tinged, 
face whitish-tinged. Palpi fuscous. Abdomen light grey. Fore- 
wings elongate, costa moderately arched, apex rounded-obtuse, 
termen slightly rounded, vortical; light brown, faintly pinkish- 
tinged; irregularly curved transverse series of small cloudy dark 
fuscous dots from small cloudy wedgeshaped grey marks on costa 
at 5 and |, a similar costal mark in middle ; stigmata small, cloudy, 
dark fuscous, first discal preceding first transverse line, plical equi- 
distant between first and second discal ; dorsal scale-projection at -^ 
orange tipped whitish ; a terminal series of small dark fuscous dots: 
cilia light bronzy-brownish, faintly pinkish-tinged. Hindwings 
rather light grey ; cilia pale grey. 

French Guiana, R. Maroni; one specimen. 

yj Stenoma acridula, n. sp. 

c? 11 mm., 2 1*^ '"n^- Head glossy whitish. Palpi white, 
second joint with subapical ring and a posterior streak from base to 
this dark fuscous. Thorax whitish, a dark fuscous stripe on inner 
side of patagia. Abdomen pale grey, anal tuft whitish. Fore- 
wings elongate, costa near base gently arched, then nearly straight, 
apex rounded-obtuse, termen somewhat rounded, little obliijue ; 
glossy whitish ; a very oblique blackish streak from base of costa to 
disc at i; a very oblique blackish streak from i of costa reaching 
half across wing, with a projection on its posterior edge, lower 
portion surrounded with some yellow-ochreous suffusion ; some 
brownish suffusion and blackish irroration on dorsal area from base 
to about middle, scale-projection at | suffused with yellow-ochreous, 
a blotch of blackish irroration on dorsum beyond middle ; three 
irregular blackish spots forming an oblique series from middle of 
cosia reaching half across wing, two lower sometimes surrounded 
with yt'Uow-ochrcous suffusion ; a blackish spot on costa at 4 ; some 
octitfous or !)r()\vnisli sutfu'^ion mixed with l)lackisli irroration 
towards upper part of termen; four marginal dots of blackish irro- 



202 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

ration on upper ])att of termen : cilia whitish, on teimen tinged 
ochrooas. Hindwings with 4 absent,)} and 5 connate; wliitish- 
grey ; cilia grey-whitish. 

French Guiana, R. Maroni ; three specimens. 



Stenoma infrenata, n. sp. 
J 17 mm., 2 -'J ^^- Head, thorax light grey, face whitish. 
Anteniial ciliations 6 1|- Paljji gre} -whitish, second joint with 
basal ;| and a subapical ring grey, base of terminal joint grey. 
Abdomen light grey, anal tuft grey-wliitish. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa gently arched towards extremities, otherwise 
nearly straight, apex rounded, termen rounded, rather oblique ; 
glossy light grey ; costal edge whitish ; three rather irregular 
oblique sliglitly curved dark fuscous transverse lines, first from 1 
of costa to middle of dorsum, second from middle of costa to | of 
dorsum, third from 4 of costa to tornus ; a marginal series of dark 
fuscous marks or dots round apical part of costa and termen ; in 5 
some dark grey suffusion towards basal portion of dorsum and 
following dorsal portions of first two lines : cilia grey-whitish, 
greyer towards tornus, on termen with indications of obscure greyish 
bars on basal half. Hindwings with 3 and 4 short-stalked ; grey ; 
cilia light grey, round apical area whitish, with greyer subbasal 
shade. 

French Guiana, R. Maroni; two specimens. 

J Stenoma bilinguis, n. sp. 

S . 17 mm. Head white, centre of crown infuscated. Palpi 
whitish, second joint with dark fuscous streak above on basal half, 
base of terminal joint dark fuscous. Thorax dark grey, shoulders 
ochreous-whitish. Abdomen white, segments 2, 3 pale ocbreous 
dorsally. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched 
towards extremities, otherwise nearly straight, apex rounded, 
termen rounded, little oblique ; shining ochreons-white ; a dark 
fuscous dash from near base above middle ; a dark fuscous dash 
along basal portion of dorsum, with some fuscous suffusion above it 
extending to first blotch ; two oblong dark fuscous dorsal blotches 
reaching half across wing, first slightly antemedian, with a 
backwards-oblique projection from upper anterior angle, second 
occupying tornal third, some light fuscous dorsal suffusion between 
these; a dark fuscous mark above middle of disc, another between 
this and upper anterior angle of second l)lotch, and a nearly straight 
line from 4 of costa running to its upper posterior angle ; a terminal 
series of six dark fuscous dots: cilia ochreous-whitish, a fuscous 
subbasal shade on lower part of termen. Hindwings 4 absent, 5 
closely approximated ; ochreous-whitish; a pale whitisli-ochreous 
expansible hairpencil from base concealed within a dorsal folded 
lobe ; a grey hairj)encil from lower margin of cell before middle 
lying along submedian fold and nearly reaching termen; cilia 
ochreous-whitish. 

French Guiana, K. Maroni ; one specimen. 



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J Stenoma desecta, n. sp. 

cT 2 . 17-16 mm. Head white, crown light grey. Palpi white, 
second joint suffused grey laterally except towards apex, terminal 
joint suffused grey anteriorly. Thorax light grey, shoulders 
whitish-tinged. Abdomen whitish-grey. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa gently jirchod, apex I'oundcd, termcn rounded, 
somewhat oblique; shining white, dorsal half whitisli-fuscous ; a 
fine dark tuscous dash near base above middle ; a subquadrate dark 
fuscous blotch on middle of dorsum reaching anteriorly halt across 
wing, its upper anterior angle somewhat produced and preceded in 
disc by a small dark fuscous mark ; a quadrate dark fuscous blotch 
on dorsum before tornus not reaching half across wing, upper 
anterior angle connected with a dark fuscous transverse mark in 
disc from which an indistinct fuscous line runs tow^ards middle of 
costa, not reaching it ; a nearly straight slightly irregular rather 
dark fuscous line from | of costa to tornus, lower extremity tri- 
angularly enlarged; six or seven blackish marginal dots or marks 
round apex and termen : cilia white, on termen greyish on outer 
half, on tornus wholly grey. Hindwings 3 and 4 stalked ; light 
grey ; cilia whitish-grey, round apex white. 

Feekch Guiana, K. Maroui ; five specimens. 



Stenoma pseudacma, n. sp. 

c^ . 28 mm. Head whitish-ochreous, face more whitish-tinged. 
Palpi whitish, second joint suffused light fuscous externally, 
ochreous anteriorly except towards apex, terminal joint ochreous- 
tinged anteriorly. Antennal ciliations 1 . Thorax light ochreous, 
posterior half tinged fuscous. Abdomen pale ochreous mixed light 
grey. Forewings elongate, somewhat dilated posteriorly, costa 
moderately arched, apex rounded, termen rather rounded-prominent 
below middle; light bronzy-brownish, posteriorly brassy-tinged; 
costal edge purple- fuscous, beneath this several slight cloudy purple- 
whitish marks from | to near apex ; some obscure irregular grey 
marking on basal area, and indicating two faint irregular-dentate 
lines angulated near costa, running from ^ and beyond middle of 
costa to f and | of dorsum respectively ; a zigzag series of six small 
black dots from i of costa to a small blackish i)r8etornal spot ; cilia 
pale yellow-ochreous, towards tips whitish, with traces of grey bars 
(iiui)crfe('t). Hindwings prolonged so as to equal forewings, costal 
area widened and obtusely i)rominent on 8, thence suddenly oblique 
to apex ; 3-5 closely appi'oximated at base ; light grey, apical edge 
suffused pale ochreous ; cilia grey-whitish. Forewings beneath 
with large ochreous- whitish submedian hairpencil extending from 
near base to beneath end of cell, with some grey hairs beneath its 
apex, concealed beneath costa of hindwings. 

FuENcn CiuiANA, It. Maroni ; one specimen. 



204 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTKRA. 

J Steiioma cymbalista, n. sp. 

5. 'Ji mm. Head white. Palpi wliite, second joint grey except 
apex, extreme base of terminal joint grey. Thorax, abdomen grey- 
whitish. Forewings elongate, posteriorly rather dilated, costa 
slightly arched, apex obtuse, tcrmeii nearly straight, little oblique ; 
grey-whitish, very faintly violet-tinged ; extreme costal edge wiiite ; 
markings dark grey ; first discal stigma forming a large round spot, 
others dot-like, plical very obli(juely beyond first discal ; a triangular 
spot on middle of costa, whence a strongly excurved shade of irro- 
ration runs to a cloudy patch on middle of dorsum ; a large 
triangular spot on costa at i, whence a curved series of dots runs 
to dorsum before tornus ; a marginal series of ten elongate dots 
round apex and termen : cilia grey-whitish. Hindwings 3 and 4 
connate ; ochreous-whitish, apical edge greyish-tinged ; cilia yellow- 
whitish. 

French Guiana, R. Maroni ; one specimen. Very similar to 
ijahermUd (of which I have now both sexes), but that species is 
easily distinguished by the black tip of palpi and additional costal 
spot at \. 
,,; Stenoma crepitans, n. sp. 

(S . 17 mm. Head white, crown faintly tinged fuscous. Palpi 
white, second joint infuscated except apex, base and apex of 
terminal joint fuscous. Antennal ciliations 24. Thorax whitish- 
grey. Abdomen grey-whitish. Forewings elongate, posteriorly 
dilated, costa slightly arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, 
little oblique ; grey-whitish, very faintly violet-tinged ; extreme 
costal edge white ; markings dark fuscous ; a small spot on base of 
costa; an irregular blotch beneath fold towards base, and an 
elongate mark beyond this near dorsum ; discal stigma both repre- 
sented by large spots, first irregular-oval, with a smaller spot above 
and nearly confluent with it, second roundish, plical dot-like, 
obliquely beyond first discal; a spot on middle of costa, whence a 
strongly excurved cloudy somewhat interrupted line runs round 
second discal stigma to dorsum at | ; a posteriorly sutfused spot on 
costa at 4, whence a curved series of dots runs to dorsum before 
tornus ; a marginal series of ten dots round apex and termen : cilia 
white (imperfect). Hindwings 3 and 4 con/iate; brassy-whitish; 
cilia white. 

Febnch Guiana, 8t. Jean, It. Maroni, July; one specimen. 

^ Stenoma figularis, n. sp. 

cJ . 17 mm. Head white, face and back of crown tinged pale 
brownish. Palpi with second joint fuscous, anteriorly ochreous- 
brown, tip white, terminal joint white, base and subapical ring 
dark fuscous. Antennal ciliations 1. Thorax pinkish-brown, 
shoulders white. Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, posteriorly 
somewhat dilated, co.^ta slightly arched, apux obtuse, terujen nearly 
straight, vertical, rounded beneath ; grey-whitisli ; extreme costal 



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205 



edge white; three irregular oblique dark fuscous marks from costa 
between base and middle ; triangular dark fuscous spots on costa 
at middle and 4, becoming brownish beneath ; a large irregular- 
edged pinkish-brown patch extending on dorsum from base to 
beyond middle and reaching more than half across wing, with a 
broad quadrate lobe almost reaching median costal spot, a small 
round whitish spot in middle of dorsal edge of this ; second discal 
stigma dai k fuscous ; an irregular curved light pinkish-brown hne 
from median costal spot to dorsum at |, enlarged in disc into an 
irregular blotch; a curved line of cloudy light brown dots from 
posterior costal spot to dorsum before tornus ; a terminal series of 
ten blackish dots : cilia brownish-grey, dark grey on apex, grey- 
whitish on tornus. Hindwings 3 and 4 connate ; rather dark grey ; 
cilia pale grey, a darker subbasal shade. 
French Gdiana, E. Maroni ; one specimen. 

y Stenoma sequestra, n. sp. 

c^ § . 22 mm. Head pale grey, face whitish except sides. Palpi 
white, second joint irrorated fuscous, terminal joint with dark 
fuscous anterior and external lines. Antennal ciliations 2|. Tliorax 
light grey suffusedly irrorated dark brownish. Abdomen whitish, 
obscurely irrorated' grey, Forewings elongate, costa anteriorly 
gently arched, then straight, apex rounded-obtuse, termen nearly 
straight, vertical, rounded beneath; whitish-grey, very faintly 
violet-tinged; costal edge white; a large basal patch of dark 
brownish irroration, edge running from beyond ^ of costa to -i of 
dorsum, somewhat convex; an oblique dark fuscous mark on costa 
at i; second discal stigma forming a dark fuscous transverse 
mark; a blackish elongate mark on costa beyond middle, whence 
an oblique irregular brownisli line runs to a brownish ring beyond 
second discal stigma ; a flattened-triangular blackish s])ot on costa 
at 4, whence a rattier strongly curved brown-grey line runs to 
dorsum before tornus; a terminal series of black dots or marks: 
cilia light grey, base whitish. Hindwings 3 and 4 connate; 
ochreous-grey-whitish ; cilia ochreous-whitish. 

French Guiana, Godebert, R. Maroni; two specimens. 

J Stenoma plebicola, n. sp. 

J 5 . 2G-28 mm. Head whitish-grey-ochreous, face more 
whitish. Palpi whitish, second joint dark grey except tctwards 
apex, terminal joint anteriorly greyish-tinged. Antennal ciliations 
J 2. Thorax light greyish-ochreous. Abdomen light grey, anal 
tuft J whitish-ochreous. Forewings elongate, moderate, rather 
dilated posteriorly, costa slightly arched, apex rounded, termen 
rounded, hardly oblicjue; light greyish-ochreous, very faintly pinkish- 
tinged ; plical and second discal stigmata small, blackish-grey ; a 
line of indistinct cloudy grey dots from costa at | to dorsum at 4, 
curved outwards from | to | of its length; a marginal series of 
blackish dots round apex and termen : cilia whitish-ochreous. 



206 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

faintly pinkish-tinged, more whitish towards tips. Hindwings 
3 and 4 connate ; grey ; cilia f^rey-whilish, a greyer subbasal shade. 
FuKNCii (jtDiana, K. Maroni ; British Guiana, Bartica, J.muary 
Parish): five specimens. 

Stenoma eminens, n. sp. 

r{ . 20 mm. Head, thorax whitish-grey, faintly violet-tinged, 
face whitish. Palpi whitish, second joint grey except towards 
apex, extreme base of terminal joint dark grey. Antenual ciliations 
2i. Abdomen ochreoiis-whitish sprinkled pale grey, anal tuft more 
ochrcous-tingeil. Forewings elongate, moderate, posteriorly some- 
what dilated, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen straight, 
hardly oblique; whitish-grey slightly tinged violet; costal edge 
white ; stigmata dark grey, plical obliquely beyond first discal ; a 
verv obscure cloudy somewhat dotted grey line from 4 of costa to 
dorsum before tornus, curved outwards from i to -i of its length; a 
terminal series of eight small blackish dots: cilia ochreous-grey- 
whitish. Hindwings 3 and 4 connate ; pale grey; cilia grej^-whitish, 
a greyer subbasal line. 

French Guiana, 11. Maroni; one specimen. Although very 
similar to several species of the sororia group, it appears to be 
distinguished from all these ])y the different form of forewings, of 
which the apex is not rounded. 

J Stenoma dryocosma, n. sp. 

5 . 19-20 mm. Head whitish-ochreous, sides of crown brown, 
face whitish. Palpi whitisli, second joint brownish-ochreous except 
apex, with suffused fuscous subapical ring, terminal joint suffused 
fuscous anteriorly. Thorax brown or ochreous-brown. Abdomen 
grey. Forewings elongate-oblong, costa anteriorly moderately 
arched, sinuate beyond middle, rather strongly arched towards apex, 
apex obtuse, termen slightly sinuate, somewhat oblique; ochreous- 
brown, more or less suft'usedly and irregularly mixed fuscous 
anteriorly; a triangular dark brown or dark fuscous ])OStmedian 
costal blotch reaching somewhat more than half across wing, 
including an irregular dentate transverse brownish-ochreous streak, 
blotch edged posteriorly with white suffusion in disc; terminal area 
beyond this forming a broad grey band irregularly sprinkled 
blackish-grey and whitish ; small dark grey marginal spots round 
posterior part of costa and termen: cilia greyish, a darker subbasal 
shade. Hindwings ','> and 4 connate ; grey irrorated dark fuscous; 
cilia pale greyish, a darker subbasal shade. 

Frexgh Guiana, li. Maroni ; two specimens. Allied to mo'hilaia 
and trnncatnhi ; it might possibly be the other sex of the former of 
these species, but the differences are very considerable. 

\j Stenoma seducta, u. sp. 

J §. 17 mm. Head groy-whitish. Palpi white, second joint 
grey except towards apex, terminal joint somewhat sprinkled grey 



lYLOEYCTIDiE. 207 

anteriorly. Thorax whitish mixed light grey. Abdomen whitish- 
grey. Forewings elongate, costa anteriorly gently, then slightly 
arched, apex obtuse, terinen hardly rounded, little oblique ; fuscous- 
whitish or whitish-t'uscous, soraewliat .sprinkled fuscous irregularly ; 
three cloudy fuscous transverse lines, somewhat thickened on costa, 
obscurely white-edged anteriorly, first at 5, straigiit, almost direct, 
second from middle of costa, straight, rather oljliijue, second discal 
stigma forming a small darker mark on it, third from ^ of costa, 
indented beneath costa, thence curved to dorsum before tornus ; a 
marginal series of blackish dots round apical part of costa and 
termen, surrounded with white sufhision : cilia whitish-fuscous. 
Hindwings 3 and 4 connate; light grey ; cilia ochreous-whitish. 
Fkench Guiana, R. Maroni ; two specimens. 

>/ Stenoma pardalodes, n. sp. 

5.16 mm. Head white, sides and back of crown light brown. 
Palpi white, second joint with fuscous posterior streak on basal 
half and a subapical ring, terminal joint with base and a supra- 
median band fuscous. 'I'horax white, a broad fuscous transverse 
postmediau band. Abdomen ochreous-whitish. Forewings elongate, 
costa gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, teniieii rounded, some- 
what oblique ; 3 absent ; brownish, irrorated dark brown ; costal 
edge white; about fifteen irregular white spots, of which some of 
the largest are three on costa at ^, before middle, and i, and two 
at apex and tornus, the rest irregularly arrange d in disc : cilia 
white, within a brownish subbasal line ochreous-whitisli. Hind- 
wings 8 and 4 stalked ; whitish, posteriorly ochieuus-tinged ; cilia 
white. 

French Guiana, K. Maroni ; one specimen. 



Stenoma paramochla, u. sp. 

5.19 mm. Head, thorax white. Palpi white, second joint 
with a dark fuscous lateral streak on basal half. Forewings 
elongate, posteriorly rather dilated, ccsta slightly arched, faintlv 
sinuate in middle, apex rounded, termen rounded, little oblique; 
snow-white; markings brownish-grey; coslal edge dark grey 
towards base; a fascia at i narrowly interrupted to form three 
sjiots, uppermost not quite reaching costa ; a veiy irreguliir tians- 
verse sticak at -| ; a small spot representing second discal stigma ; 
an irregular fasciate streak from costa at 3 reaching half across 
wing to just beyond this, touching it; a streak from costa at :* 
reaching l across wing ; a marginal series of fuscous marks lound 
apex and termen : cilia light brownish-grey, on costa and beneath 
tornus white. Hindwings 3 and 4 connate ; whitish, ])osteiiorly 
suffused pale grey; cilia pale grey, becoming whitisli towards 
dorsum. 

Feench Guiana, R. ^Maroni ; one specimen. Allied to cretifera. 



208 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

Stenoma chilosema, n. sp. 

J. 19-20 mm. Head white, crown suffused light greyish- 
ochivoiis. Paljii white, second joint with dark fuscous lateral 
streak on basal halt and obli(ine snbapical ring, terminal joint with 
])iisal, median, and subapieal blackish rings. Thorax, abdomen 
light greyish-ochreous. Forewings elongate, costa anteriorly gently, 
then slightly arched, apex rounded, terme!i rounded, somewhat 
oi)li(jue ; 2 from §, anastomosing with \ c, 6 to apparent costa; 
light bronzy-greyish-oclireous, sometimes wbitish-ochreous towards 
costa anteriorly ; costal edge whitish, marked on posterior half with 
three extremely oblique daik fuscous strigulae and two sufi'used 
wedgeshaped marks, between veins 7 and 8 a small blackish spot 
indicating true (not apparent) apex; an irregular dentate wliite 
streak beneath posterior part of costa, sometimes nearly obsolete ; 
terminal edge white, with dark fuscous dots or marks between 
veins : cilia glossy grey-whitish witli faint grey lines, subbasal dark 
fuscous round apex, beneath apex some white suffusion. Hindwings 
3 and -f short-stalked ; grey, jjaler and thinly scaled towards base, 
veins dark fuscous, some white apical suffusion between veins 6-8 ; 
cilia grey-whitish, a grey subbasal shade. 

French Guiana, Oodebert, R. Maroni ; two specimens. 

J Stenoma assignata, n. sp, 

cJ . 18 mm. Head brownish-ochreous, violet-tinged, face 
whilisli-ochreous. (Palpi broken.) Thorax light greyish-ochreous. 
Abdomen whitish-ochreons. Forewings elongate, costa strongly 
and evenly arched, apex rounded oflF, terraen rounded, rather 
oblique; pale greyish-ochreous; markings violet-fuscous; a sub- 
triangular Idotch extending along basal fifth of costa; a similar 
blotch along second fourth of costa ; a subdorsal dot at i, and two 
faint cloudy spots between this and second costal blotch : a small 
spot on costa beyond middle, whence a faint line runs to dorsum 
before tornus, on lower portion obscurely whitish-edged anteriorly, 
second discal stigma forming an obscurely whitish-edged dot: on this 
line; a narrow marginal fascia running round posterior part of 
costa and upper part of terraen, narrowed to extremities, mixed 
with grey-whitish suffusion, edge marked with darker dots: cilia 
whitish-grey-ochreouB. Hindwings 3 and 4 stalked ; ochreous- 
whitish ; cilia concolorous. 

Fkench (liuiANA, St. Jep.u, li. Maroni, July; one specimen. 
Perhaps allied to ahio&tu 

V Stenoma aphrophanes, n. sp. 

(S $ . 27-31 mm. Head, thorax light olive-brownish, face 
whitish-mixed. Pnlpi brown, irrorated whitish except on basal 
half of second joint. Abdomen brownish, anal tuft of S yellovv- 
ochreous. Forewings suboblong, costa moderately arched, apex 
rounded, termen rounded, somewhat oblique; olive-brown, paler 



XYLORTCXID-aB. 209 

and with whitish reflections except along costa and terraen and on 
a triangular patch in disc ahout i ; in J a broad streak of whitish 
suffusion beneath costa, interrupted in middle, curved round before 
apex parallel to terraen and running to dorsum before tonius, from 
extremity of anterior portion an irregular line runs to second discal 
stigma, these markings in $ hardly indicated ; plical stigma dark 
fuscous, second discal forming a transverse fuscous mark, partially 
edged whitish ; a whitish streak along termen, in $ slenderer and 
interrupted : cilia light brownish, base more or less mixed whitish. 
Hindwings 3 and 4 stalked ; fuscous ; cilia whitish-ochreous. 
liKAZiL, Sao Paulo; two specimens. Allied to bri/opJianes. 

Stenoma scapularis, n. sp. 

^ . '.i'2 mm. Head light grey, sides of face whitish. Palpi 
whitish, second joint with a grey lateral streak on basal half and 
ochreous-tinged anteriorly except at ii\)ex, base of terminal joint 
grey. Thorax light grey, shoulders witli a yellow-ochreous mark. 
Abdomen grey, apex j^ale ochreous-yellowish. Forewings elongate, 
costa strongly and evenly arched, apex rounded off, termen rounded, 
somewhat oblique; glossy light leaden-grey; costa towards base 
narrowly yellow-ochreous, thence costal edge finely white to near 
apex ; a spot of blackish-grey suffusion above middle of dorsum, 
another above and slightly anterior to this, and a third more 
obscure beneath lower angle of cell : cilia pale grey. Hindwings 
''- and 4 connate ; grey ; cilia light grey. 

Frkncu (tuiana, Pt. Maroni; one specimen. Nearly allied to 
ijJa phiirodea (which should have been described as having forewings 
grey when fresh, not greyish-ochreous), but easily known by yellow 
base of costa and shoulder-marks, and apex of patagia not yellow. 

J Stenoma sacra, n. sp. 

5 . 3.5 mm. Head white, crown orange except on sides. Palpi 
white, second joint with blackish lateral streak on basal half, 
terminal joint with strong blackish lateral lines. Thorax white, 
tinged orange in middle anteriorly. Abdomen orange, basal joint 
white. Forewings elongate, posteriorly slightly dilated, costa 
gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, somewhat 
oblique ; snow-white : cilia white. Hindwings 3 and 4 closely 
approximated at base ; white ; cilia white. 
French Ctuiana, R. Maroni ; one specimen. 

^ Promenesta isotrocha, n. sp. 

9 . 16 mm. Head, thorax light oohreous-yellow, face whitish- 
yellow. Palpi white, second joint light yellowish except tip. 
Abdomen whitish-ochreous. Forewings elongate, costa rather 
strongly and evenly arched, apex rounded, termen rounded, little 
obli(iue ; light yellow' ; second discal stigma small, grey : cilia light 
yellow. Hindwings jjale ochrcous-yellowish; cilia whitish-ochreous. 

Argentina, Santiago del Estero ; one specimen. 
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210 EXOTIC MICROLBPIDOPTEEA. 

/ HARPAGANDRA, n. ^.-QA^foU^^^Jf^;^ 

Head smooth, sidetufts slightly raised; ocelli small, posterior ;'H/:?2-o 
tongue developed. Antennae |, in c? simple, with subbasal 
thickening and deep iiotch, basal joint verj- long, without pecten. 
Labial palpi very long, recurved, considerably thickened throughout 
with tolerubl)' appressed scales, terminal joint shorter than second, 
pointed. Maxillary palpi verj' short, loosely scaled, appressed to 
tongue. Posterior tibiae shortly rough-scaled above. Forewings 
1 h furcate, 2^and 3 stalked from angle, 7 abseiit, 1 1 from middle. 
Hindwings over 1, trapezoidal-ovate, cilia j; 3 and 4 connate, 5 
parallel, 6 and 7 stalked. 

' Harpagandra cryphiodes, n. sp. 

(5 . 13 mm. Head, thorax dark fuscous, sides of crown yellow- 
ochreous. Palpi dark fuscous, slightly sprinkled jjale ochreous 
hairscalcs, tips of joints pale ochreous. Abdomen dark fuscous, 
anal tuft pale ochreous. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, 
slightly dilated posteriorly, costa gently arched, apex rounded- 
obtuse, termen rounded, rather oblique; dark fuscous, faintly 
purplish-tinged : cilia concolorous. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia 
grey. 

BiUTisH Gpiana, Bartica, January (Parish) ; one specimen. 

J Ptilogenes lencoptila, n. sp. 

5 . 21 mm. Head light brown, face suffused whitish. Palpi 
whitish, basal half of second joint, and basal and subapical bands 
of terminal dark fuscous. Thorax ochreous-whitish, with faint 
antemedian band of pale brownish suffusion, crest mixed blackish. 
Abdomen grey. Forewings moderate, posteriori}' rather dilated, 
costa gently arched, apex rounded, termen rounded, little oblirjue ; 
pale brown, faintly rosy-tinged, a few scattered black specks; small 
grey spots on costa at |, before middle, and at J|, from third a 
strongly curved faint grey line marked with several black dots runs 
to dorsum before tornus ; stigmata represented b^- white tufts, 
plical obliquely beyond first discal ; a grey blotch extending on 
dorsum from | to i and reaching to fold, mixed blackish anteriorly ; 
a blackish 8j>ot adjoining ])Osterior line just below middle, beneath 
this a spot of whitish suffusion edged posteriorly by a black dot, 
and some whitish suffusion above tornus : cilia brownish-grey, basal 
half obscurely barred darker. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia light 
grey, a darker subbasal shade. 

French Guiama, St. Jean, R. Maroni, July; two specimens. 

■"' Ptilogenes deflua, n. sp. 

(S 5. 16-18 mm. Head, thorax white sprinkled grey. Palpi 
white sprinkled grey, basal half of second joint and subapical ring 
of terminal dark fuscous. Abdomen ochreous-whitish irrorated or 
in $ suffused fuscous, basal segment clear ochreous-whitish, second 



XrLOKTCXID^. 211 

suffused dark fuscous, sharply contrasted. Forewings moderate, 
posteriorly rather dilated, costa moderately arched, apex rounded, 
termen rounded, somewhat obli(]ue ; wliite sprinkled grey ; markings 
formed of light ochreous-grey sutt'usioii irrorated dark grey ; a spot 
on base of costa ; tlireo irregular indistinct oblique transverse lines 
rising- from small blackish spots on costa, preceded by series of 
raised tufts white anteriorly, tirst nearly straight, second rather 
curved in disc, marked witii several blackisli dots, third rather 
strongly excurved on median third ; two blackish dots transversely 
placed on end of cell within second line, and a small very oblique 
blackish mark preceding lower of these ; a similar irregular line 
near and parallel to termon, enlarged into a spot below middle ; a 
terminal row of dots : cilia whitish-ochreous, on basal third barred 
dark grey irroration and whitish, with fine grey median and subapical 
lines, lliudwings grey ; cilia pale grey, a darker subbasal shade. 
French: Guiana, R. Maroni; three specimens. 



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Ptilogenes crateroptila, n, sp, 

S . 14 mm. Head white. Palpi ochreous-white, basal half of 
second joint and subapical ring of terminal dark fuscous. Thorax 
ochreous-white, shoulders sprinkled grey. Abdomen fuscous, base 
suffused ochrcous-whitish, anal tuft whitish. Forewings rather 
elongate, costa sliglitly arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, 
somewhat oblique; white, slightly and very minutely speckled 
ochreous-grey ; a grey spot on base of costa ; a dark grey spot on 
costa at g, Avhence some grey suffusion extends towards base ; 
a larger spot on costa beyond middle, upper half dark grey, 
lower greyish-ochreous ; strong transverse whitish ridge-tufts 
iibove and below middle at ^ • two transversely placed confluent 
dots of grey irroration indicating first discal stigma, extended 
by a grey shade to dorsum ; second discal stigma dot-like, 
blackish, a transverse blotch of pale greyish-ochreous suffusion 
between this and first ; a faint blotch of pale grey suffusion 
beyond this, and another on dorsum beneath it; a hardly 
sinuate direct fine grey line from | of costa to dorsum 
before tornus ; terminal area beyond this suffused grey, in disc 
irregularly sprinkled blackish ; cilia white, sprinkled grey except 
towards base. Hindwings grey, anteriorly sufFu'sed whitish ; cilia 
whitish, a grey subbasal shade. 

French Guiana, St. Jean, R. Maroni, July ; one specimen. 

1 Ptilogenes metacystis, n. sp. 

(S 2' 14-17 mm. Head whitish, crown tinged brownish 
posteriorly. Palpi whitish, basal half of second joint and basal and 
subapical rings of terminal dark fuscous. Thorax whitish, more or 
less speckled fuscous. Ah 1 omen ochreous- whitish, sometimes 
tinged grey. Forewings elongate, costa slightly arched, apex 
rounded, termen rounded, little oblique ; whitish, more or less 
speckled fuscous ; stigmata small, raised, black, plical obliquely 

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212 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTBRA. 

beyond first discal ; indistinct small grey spots on costa at | and 
before middle, and on dorsum beyond middle ; an oval brown blotcb, 
anteriorly suffused dark brown and sprinkled black, extending over 
tcrmen Irom above apex to near tornus : cilia brOAvn, towards 
torn us whitish. Hindwings cT ochreous-whitisli, posteriorly tinged 
grey, $ grey ; cilia whitish, in $ a grey subbasal shade. 

French Guiana, li. Maroni ; three specimens. Appears to differ 
essentially from cystiodes only in the colour of abdomen and hind- 
wnngs, but this distinction is so marked that I am obliged to regard 
tlie two forms as probably distinct at present; I have six examples 
of cifitiodes. 

Ptilogenes cbloroloba Meyr. 

French Guiana, R. Maroni ; seven specimens. In all of these 
the hindwings are wholly ochreous-white ; in every other respect, 
including the peculiar J cliaracteristics, they agree exactly with 
the original type from Peru, which has the hindwings greyish-tinged 
posteriorly, and must be regarded as identical. 

(ECOPHORID^. 

Macrobathra nomaea Meyr. 

Bred from refuse lodged in fork of Tamariiidus indica {Leguminosce) 
{Fletcher) ; no doubt the larva fed on the leaves as usual in the 
genus, which is wholly confined to the Ler/nyninosiP. 

Macrobathra gentilis, n. sp. 

c? § . U-IO mm. Head, thorax blackish. Palpi blackish finely 
lined whitish. Abdomen light grey, anal tuft cf whitish on sides 
and beneath, anal segment $ blackish. Forewings elong.Tte- 
lunceolate ; blackish ; markings ochreous-white, sometimes more 
ochreous-tinged towards dorsum ; a rather narrow direct transverse 
fascia at | ; a transverse spot on middle of costa, a triangular spot 
on costa at 4, and a triangular spot on dorsum midway between 
these: cilia grey. Hindwings grey, i)aler towards base, darker 
towards apex ; in cj" an ex])ansible tuft of long fine yellow-whitish 
hairs from near base of costa, lying in a large subhyaline ochreous- 
whitish patch concealed beneath forewings ; cilia grey. 

Kanaka, Dharwar, January to March {Maxwell); six specimens. 
Extremely like petalitis, but certainly distinct by the expansible tuft 
of hindwings in cJ , as, petalitis has no such structure ; the fascia is 
broader dorsally in petaliti>i than in any of the examples of this 
species, there is a distinct white line on each side of face, and the 
anal tuft of S is wholly whitish ; I do not know the $ of petalitis. 

Promalactis bathroclina, n. sp. 
(S . 9 mm. Head shining white, sides of face shining bronze, 
back of crown dark bronzy-grey. Pal])! bronzy, terminal joint 
white irrorated blackish except towards base. Antennse white 



(ECOPHORID>«;. 213 

ringed dark grey, eiliations U. Thorax deep l)roiiz('. Abdumeii 
grey. Forewin^s elongate-lanceolate ; sliiniiig light oran-e, costal 
edge and ba?al third tinged grey, markings shining white, edged 
with scattered blackish scales; a fine straight streak from base of 
costa to I of dorsum ; a slender straight oblitiiie streak from i of 
costa to beyond middle of dorsum; a subtriangular somewhat 
inwards-oblique spot from costa at .^, its apex confiucnt with 
that of a similar somewhat outwards-oblit[ue grey si)ot from dorsum 
rather anterior to it ; a violet-grey apical spot sprinkled blackish : 
cilia light orange-yellowish, towards tornus and above apex grey. 
Hindwings light grey, towards base whitish ; cilia pale grey. 
Ceylon, probably low levels ; one specimen. Nearest syncUna. 

Promalactis cornigera, n, Bp. 

$.12 mm. Head, thorax ochreous-orange, shoulders infuscated. 
Palpi ochreous-yellowish, terminal joint yellow-whitish, with 
subapical ring and incomplete internal line blackish. Antennae 
black ringed white.. Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, rather 
narrow, widest before middle, costa gently arched, apex tolerably 
pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; deep orange ; basal 
third of costa more or less sixifused fuscous ; an elongate-trapezoidal 
blotch of black scales with white bases extending on dorsum from i 
to beyond middle and reaching i across wing, upper angles produced 
in somewhat diverging strigae edged externally with white to 
beyond middle of wing; a transverse spot of similar scales on costa 
before |, and a small spot on tornus opposite, connected by one or 
two irregular lines ; some black scales round apical margin : cilia 
light orange, deeper towards base. Hindwings lanceolate, rather 
dark grey ; 6 present ; cilia light grey. 

KuMAON, Almora, 6000 feet, bred in August from Pinus longifoha 
(?bark or wood) {Beeson); three specimens. 

Borkhausenia practicodes, u. sp. 

S $. 17-18 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen ochreous-whitish. 
Palpi ochreous-whitish, anteriorly mixed grey. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa gently arclied, apex pointed, termen very 
obliquely rounded; pale whitish-ochreous, with a few scattered 
dark fuscous specks, sometimes partially tinged grey between veins, 
especially towards costa; discal stigmata black, remote, an 
additional dot between and rather above these, rather nearer tirst ; 
a marginal series of black dots round posterior part of costa and 
termen: cilia pale whitish-ochreous. Hindwings pale ochreous- 
grey ; cilia pale whitish-ochreous. 

Madagascar, Antananarivo ; four specimens. Allied to S. African 
galactaea. 

Borkhausenia gypsopleura Turn. 

This species (of which 1 have an example kindly communicated 
by Dr. Turner) has the whole faco enlarged into a strong rounded 



214 EXOTIC MICKOLEPIDOPTKRA. 

pi'omiiii'iiLt! ■with roughly pajjillate suiiaco ; tliis curious and 
abnormal structure is not noticed by Dr. Turner in his description. 
I do not think, however, that the species need at present be generically 
separated from BorJchansenia on that account. 



ARCHISOPHA, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales ; ocelli small, posterior ; tongue 
developed. Antennae |, in c? serrulate, moderately ciliated, basal 
joint elongate, without pecten. Labial palpi long, recurved, 
smooth-scaled, teiminal joint as long as second, slender, acute. 
Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, appressed to tongue. Posterior 
tibia) clothed with hairs above. Forewings 1 b furcate, 2 from 
near angle, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to costa, 11 from middle. Hind- 
wings 1, elongate-ovate, cilia i : 3 and 4 connate or short-stalked, 
5-7 parallel, a hyaline patch beneath cell towards base. 

Allied to Allota/anta , to which it may be ancestral. 

Archisopha foliosa, n. sp. 

J 2 ' 15-17 mm. Head, palpi light ochreous. Thorax light 
ochreous, with large dark fuscous anterior blotch. Forewings 
elongate, rather narrow, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen 
very obliquely rounded ; light ochreous ; markings dark fuscous ; 
a very irregular fascia near base ; small spots on costa and fold 
near beyond this ; small spots repi'esenting stigmata, plical slightly 
beyond first discal, second discal transverse, more or less irregular 
clouding in disc between and around these, tending to obscure 
them, costal and dorsal median areas more or less suffused dark 
fuscous, especially in (S , ^ large very irregular patclr occupying 
most of postei'ior area, involving second discal stigma, but leaving 
a sutfused streak of groundcolour round apex and upper part of 
termen : cilia pale ochreous, base more or less spotted grey, a grey 
toriial patch. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grej\ 

Ceylon, Hambantota, December [Pole); two specimens. 

Eulechria typicantlia, n. sp. 

(5. 22 mm. Head fuscous, sidetufts (and face?) ochreous- 
yellowish. (Palpi missing.) Antennal ciliations 2|. Thorax dark 
purplish-fuscous. Abdomen dark fuscous, with deeji yellow 
antemedian band. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, posteriorly 
slightly dilated, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely 
rounded ; dark fuscous, faintly purplish-tinged ; a yellow inwards- 
obli(pie transverse spot from costa at | ; a triangular yellow blotch 
on dorsum beyond middle, reaching half across wing : cilia dark 
fuscous. Hindwings dark fuscous ; a broad yellow fascia from 
middle of costa to middle of dorsum, on dorsum occupying about ^ 
but on costa about half of wing ; cilia dark fuscous, on dorsal end 
of fascia yellow. 

New Guinea, Setekwa River, 2-3000 feet; one specimen. This 
has mucli the general faoies of a Grocanthes. 



CECOPHORIDiE. 215 

PARACHARACTIS, n. g. 
Head loosely haired, sidetut'ts roughly spreading ; ocelli small, 
posterior ; tongue develoj^ed. Aatenn;e g, in S strongly ciliated, 
basal joint moderate, without pecten. Labial palpi moderately 
long, recurved, second joint reaching base of antenna?, thickened 
with aj^pressed scales, slightl}' rough towards apex beneath, 
terminal joint somewhat shorter than second, moderate, acute. 
Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, appressed to tongue. Posterior 
tibiae clothed with rough hairs above. Porewings 1 b furcate, 2 
and 3 stalked from angle, 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to apex, 11 from 
middle. Hindwings 1, elongate-ovate, cilia 3 ; 3 and 4 connate, 
5 curved, rather approximated to 4, 6 and 7 parallel. 

Type mitoseina Turn. I ana indebted to Dr. Turner for two 
examples of this species, which he described as a Machimia, having 
failed to notice the peculiar neuration ; it is also very different 
from Machimia superficially, but is notwithstanding truly related 
to it. 
J Eomichla xystidota, n. sp. 

S . 2b mm. Head ochreous-white. Palpi white, somewhat 
sprinkled fuscous, basal third of second joint fuscous, terminal 
joint rather shorter tlian second. Thorax ochreous-white, anterior 
half blackisli somew'hat mixed brown. Abdomen blackish, with 
coppery dorsal patch on each segment, anal tuft whitish. Porewings 
elongate, narrow, somewhat dilated posteriorly, costa almost 
straight, faintly sinuate, gently arched towards apex, apex obtuse, 
termen rounded, rather strongly oblique ; 2 and 3 stalked, 9 and 10 
stalked ; white ; markings light fuscous irrorated dark fuscous ; 
a transverse spot on base of costa ; an oblong patch extending 
along costa from just beyond this to near middle, containing 
two small round white spots ; a semioval blotch on dorsum before 
middle, connected above with costal patch ; a roundish blotch on 
dorsum beyond middle, confluent in disc with costal and posterior 
patches ; a large round patch extending across wing from | of costa 
to tornus, including a longitudinal streak of pale yellowish suft'usion 
in disc, anterior margin formed on upper half by a thick darker 
inw'ards-oblique streak from costa followed by some white suffusion ; 
a straight streak from costal extremity of this to apex : cilia white. 
Hindwings prismatic subhyaline whitish-fuscous ; cilia white. 

French Gdiana, R. Maroni; one specimen. Allied to nummulata. 

Machimia trifurcata, n. sp. 

S . 16 mm. Head whitish-ochreous, back of crown grey marked 
laterally crimson. Palpi pale crimson, anteriorly whitish-grey, 
second and terminal joints pale yellow towards tips. Antennae 
grey, towards base crimson, ciliations 24. Thorax pale ochreous- 
yellow reticulated crimson, shoulders grey. Abdomen whitish- 
yellowish. Porewings elongate, posteriorly dilated, costa sliglitly 
arched, apex obtuse, termen slightl} rounded, little oblique; 



:216 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPEKA. 

9 appieused to 6 at base ; p;ilc oclircous- yellow ; a rather thick 
o-lossy grey streak round costa and termen throughout, extreme 
costal edge whitish ; a grey streak t roui base of costa to dorsum at 
t|, crimson-edged beneath but leaving a slender dorsal streak of 
groundcolour, tlieuce continued narrowly along dorsum to | ; a grey 
fascia from middle of dorsum, furcate in disc, anterior fork running 
to costa at 1^, posterior fork again furcate above middle and 
reaching costa on each side of |; all these markings edged inwardly 
crimson, antemedian area irregularly marked crimson ; posterior 
area divided by a curved crimson transverse line, veins preceding 
this lined crimson : cilia crimson on basal half, outer half pale 
yellow on termen, elsewhere grey. Hind wings 3 and 4 separate, 
rather approximated at base; whitish-yellownsh, apex and upper 
part of termen faintly rosy-tinged; cilia whitish -yellowish. 

Fkench GtUiana, ll. Maroni ; one specimen. The structure of 3 
and 4 of hindwings is exceptional, but in all other respects the 
species is a normal Machimia, and there is no need to separate it. 

V Machimia pagidotis, n. sp. 

J . 17 nira. Head whitish-ochreous, sides of face tinged 
crimson. Palpi whitiah-yellovvish, second joint posteriorly crimson 
edged externally grey, ba^al third of terminal joint crimson, 
anteriorly grey. Antennae grey, towards base crimson, ciliations 3. 
Tborax pale yellowisli, suffused irregularly grey and crimson except 
on margins. Abdomen whitish-ochreous. Forewings elongate, 
posteriorly dilated, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen 
slightly rounded, little oblique; light yellow, irregularly and 
interruptedly reticulated crimson ; a thick dark grey costal streak 
from base to near apex, leaving costal edge whitish, edged beneath 
crimson, continued as a slender streak round apex and termen ; 
first discal stigma forming a small dark grey spot, connected 
by crimson with costal streak ; a thick irregular dark grey streak 
from costal streak at | to middle of dorsum, where it is expanded : 
cilia grey, beneath tornus ochreous-whitish, towards median area of 
termen wliitish-yellow on outer half. Hindwings yellow-whitish, 
towards apex and upper part of termen faintly rosy-tinged ; cilia 
whitish-yellow. 

French Guiana, Godebert, R. Maroni ; two specimens. Allied 
to preceding, but neuration normal. 

j Machimia plectanota, n. sp. 

$ . 23 mm. Head, thorax brownish-ochreous slightly sprinkled 
grey. Palpi ochreous-whitish sju'inkled dark fuscous, basal half of 
second joint dark fuscous. Abdomen ochreous-whitish. Forewings 
elongate, moderate, posteriorly somewhat dilated, costa gently 
arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, little oblique ; 
brow'nish-ochreous, very faintly pinkish-tinged, sprinkled grey ; 
costal edge grey towards base, with a blackish basal dot ; stigmata 
dark grey, plical obliquely beyond first discal ; a strongly excurved 



CECOPHORID^. 217 

transverse series of dark grey dots from | of costa, broken inwards 
on fold and terminating on dorsum beneath second discal stigma: 
cilia whitish-ochreous. base obscnrely spotted grey. Hindwings 
])ale whitish-ochreous, more wliitish anteriorly ; cilia pale whitish- 
ochreous. 

Bkitisii Guiana. Bartica, February (Parish); one specimen. 

' Machimia canoanodes, n. sp. 

d . 20 mm. Head, thorax brownish. Palpi whitish sprinkled 
dark fuscous, basal half of second joint grey, terminal joint faintly 
rosy-tinged, blackish-mixed. Antennal ciliations 2^. Abdomen 
dark grey. Forewings elongate, hardly dilated, costa gently arched, 
apex obtuse, termen rounded, somewhat oblique; brownish, faintly 
pinkish-tinged: a dark fuscous dot on base of costa; stigmata 
dark fuscous, plical obliquely beyond first discal ; a faintly indicated 
excurved slightly darker line from | of costa to | of dorsum : cilia 
pale pinkish-grey, base pale dull pinkish. Hindwings dark grey ; 
cilia grey, darker towards base. 

FuENCH Guiana, 8t. Jean, R. Maroni, Juno ; one specimen. Much 
like satiira (of which I have now a series), but forewings obviously 
less broad posteriorly, colour ratlier different, and posterior line, 
though very faint (in satura more distinct) is differently placed, 
being nearly midway between second discal stigma and termen (in 
satura nearer termen). 

^ TYROMANTIS, n. g. 

Head with loosely apjiressed hairs, sidetufts raised ; ocelli small, 
posterior; tongue developed. Antennae |, in d strongly ciliated, 
basal joint moderate, rather stout, without pecten. Labial palpi 
extremely long, recurved, second joint more than twice length of 
face, with rough projecting scales above and beneath, terminal 
joint as long as second, slender, acute. Maxillary palpi very short, 
filiform, appressed to tongue. Posterior tibiae with rough hair- 
scales above. Forewings 1 b furcate, 2 from near angle, 7 absent, 
11 from middle. Hindwings 1, oblong-ovate, cilia |; 3 and 4 
connate, 5-7 parallel. 

In the absence of vein 7 the true affinity is doubtful, but perhaps 
near Oymnohathra. 

Tyromantis metaxantha, n. sp. 

S . 19 mm. Head, thorax pale ochreous. Palpi ochreous- 
whitish, second joint sprinkled brown. Antennal ciliations 3. 
Abdomen yellowish. Forewings elongate, posteriorly slightly 
dilated, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen rounded, rather 
oblique ; light ochreous, suffusedly mixed brownish : stigmata 
cloudy, dark brown, plical somewhat beyond first discal : cilia light 
ochreous. Hindwings orange-yellow ; cilia light yellowish, 

Madagascar, Antananarivo ; two specimens. These exami)k'8 
are not in good order, but the genus and species are very distinct. 



218 EXOTIC MICBOLEPIDOPTBRA. 

Coesyra melancholica, n. sp. 

(5 . i3 mm. Head ochreous-yellow. Palpi ochreous-w hitish, 
second joint dark fuscous except apex. Antcnnal ciliations 1. 
Thorax dark purplish-grey. Abdomen dark grey. Forewings 
elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, ajiex obtuse-pointed, 
termen very obliquely rounded ; dark purple-grey; discal stigmata 
obscure, dark fuscous : cilia purplish-grty. Hindwings dark grey ; 
cilia grey. 

Assam, Cherrapunji (Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Mesolecta chimerina Meyr. 

Dr. Turner has stated that this is identical with angustella 
Walk., and that variabilis Turn, is also a synonym of an(/nstella. 
The latter statement is obviously correct, but cJiimerina is easily 
distinguished from aiujustella, being a much more obscure insect, 
with the groundcolour of forewings always grey, whilst in angustella 
it is ochreous-whitish ; probably Dr. Turner is not familiar with 
the true chimerina, which is only known to occur in the Sydney 
district; I have a series in fine condition, and it is constant and 
never assumes the well-marked forms of angustella. Dr. Turner 
is, however, correct in indicating its generic identity ; the genus 
Talantis was formed by me for chimerina on the supposition that 
the termination of vein 7 of forewings is apical, but I now admit 
that it should more properly be regarded as terminal, and that the 
species is truly allied to the other forms of Mesolecta. 

J] TANYZANCLA, n. g. 

Head Avith more or less appressed scales, sidetufts raised ; ocelli 
posterior; tongue developed. Antennae |, in d moderately or 
strongly ciliated, basal joint elongate, with pecten. Labial palpi 
very long, recurved, second joint twice length of face, smooth- 
scaled, slender or seldom thickened, terminal joint as long as second 
or nearly, slender, acute. Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, 
appressed to tongue. Posterior tibiae clothed with hairs above. 
Forewings 1 h furcate, 2 from near angle, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to 
termen, 11 from middle. Hindwings 1, trapezoidal-ovate or 
elongate-ovate, cilia | ; 3 and 4 connate, 5-7 parallel. 

Type marionella Newm. I have hitherto confused this with 
Harpella, which is distinguished by absence of antennal jJecten 
and moderately stout terminal joint of palpi. 

Tanyzancla crocanthopa, n. sp. 

S . 17 mm. Head, palpi dark fuscous mixed light yellowish. 
Antennal ciliations H. Thorax dark fuscous. Abdomen dark 
fuscous, basal half yellow. Forewings elongate, rather dilated 
posteriorly, costa gentl}' arched, apex obtuse, termen hardly 
rounded, rather oblique ; dark fuscous : a moderate irregular 
slightly sinuate deep yellow fascia from | of costa to g of dorsum : 



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219 



cilia dark fuscous. Hindwiags yellow ; extreme base mixed dark 
fuscous; abroad dark purplish- fuscous terminal baud; cilia dark 
fuscous. 

New Guinea, Setekwa River, 2-3uOU feet ; one specimen. This 
species also seems superficially to imitate a Crocanthes. 

Heterozyga gyrospila, u. sp. 

$ . 17 mm. Head, palpi, thorax pale greyish-ochrtous irrorated 
light grey, thorax sutfusedly mixed blackish-grey. Abdomen 
ochreous-grey-whitish, a bronzy dorsal patch on each segment. 
Forewiiigs elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse- 
pointed, termen very obliquely rounded ; pale greyish-ochreous 
irrorated light grey, some scattered dark grey scales ; base of costa 
dark grey ; stigmata blackish-grey, plieal rather oblicjuely before 
first discal, an additional dot above and beyond first discal, another 
between and above discal, rather nearer second, and one just 
beneath second discal and partly confluent with it : cilia pale 
greyish-ochreous sprinkled pale grey. Hindwiugs light grey ; cilia 
pale greyish-ochreous. 

Capk Colony, Capetown, August (Leigh); one specimen. 

Euphiltra tricensa, n. sp, 

cJ . 14 mm. Head white, lateral edge of crown dark fuscous. 
Palpi white, base of second joint dark fuscous. Thorax blackish, 
posterior half white. Abdomen pale ochreous-yellowish, base grey. 
Forewings elongate, posteriorly slightly dilated, costa gently arched, 
apex obtuse-pointed, termen obliquely rounded; white, basal area 
tinged ochreous-yellow : a small wedgeshaped blackish spot on base 
of costa, nearly reaching dorsum ; a moderate slightly curved dark 
browu transverse fascia slightly before middle, rather dilated 
towards dorsum, anterior edge somewhat blackish-mixed ; a nearly 
equally broad dark brown fascia from | of costa to dorsum before 
tornus, edged anteriorly with some light brown suffusion with lilac- 
purple reflections nearly reaching to preceding fascia except on 
costa; an iri'egular dark brown blotch occupying apical area and 
nearly reaching second fascia except on costa : cilia light brown 
suft'used lilac-grey except towards base. Hindwings rather dark 
grey, suffused whitish-yellowish towards base ; cilia pale yellowish. 

New South Wales, Murrurundi, October {Rai/nor) ; one 
specimen. Closely related to eroticelTa, but quite distinct. 

Delonoma pyrrhoplecta, n. sp. 

J . 18 mm. Head whitish, sides of face reddish. Paliji whitish, 
second joint suffused dull crimson mixed dark fuscous except tip, 
terminal joint with two crimson bands mixed dark fuscous. 
Antenual ciliations 4. Thorax whitish marked red (partly defaced). 
Abdomen pale whitish-ochreous. Forewings moderate, costa gently 
arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded; 3 and 4 separate; 
whitish-yellowish, coarsely reticulated orange-red ; a dark brown 



220 BXOTIC MIOROLEPIDOPTERA, 

streak from base of costa to | of dorsum, thence continued along 
dorsum to tornus and as an attenuated terminal line to apex, edged 
red internally ; a short inwardly oblique dark brown J^treak on red 
from costa at i ; a red line mixed dark fuscous along costa from 
this to apex ; a dark brown mark on transverse vein ; a V-shaped 
(lark brown mark resting on costa eacli side of 4-, sufi'used red, with 
a straight red line from its apex to tornus; these markings form 
part of the red reticulation : cilia pinkish-ochreous mixed dark 
grey on basal half, outer half on termen light yellow. Hindwings 
and cilia whitish-yellowish. 

New Guinea, 8etekwa River, 2-3000 feet ; one specimen. 

Meleonoma implexa, n. sp. 

J . 14 mm. Head, palpi, thorax, abdomen whitish-ochreous, 
base of palpi bi'own. Antennae grey-whitish ringed black. Fore- 
wings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex pointed, 
termen extremely obliquely rounded ; greyish-ochreous ; obscure 
fasciae of pale grey suffusion near base and beyond middle ; a rather 
broad transverse ochreous-wiiite fascia at ^, including a narrow 
suffused fascia of groundcolour and suffused pale grey in disc on 
each side of this, on costa margined dark grey suffusion ; disoal 
stigmata rather large, dark fuscous, rather approximated, a trans- 
verse ochreous-white shade at |, expanded towards costa, tinged 
grey in disc ; apical area beyond this grey irrorated dark grey : 
cilia ochreous-whitish tinged grey. Hindwings ochreous-whitish 
irrorated light grey except towards base; cilia ochreous-whitish. 

8. India, Kodumur, August {Fletcher) ; one specimen. This 
species is so similar in character to the Proceleustis group, that it 
would seem that Meleonoma is probably a development of this 
group. 

Scalideutis ulocoma, u. sp. 

cJ 2 • ^~9 mm. Head ochreous-white. Palpi white, second 
joint (lark grey exce[)t apex. Thorax dark ashy-fuscous. Abdomen 
(5 whitish-ochreous, $ whitish-grey. Forewings elongate, narrow^, 
costa gently arched, apex pointed, termen extremely obliquely 
rounded; ashy-grey irrorated dark fuscous ; stigmata rather large, 
blackish, edged ochreous-white laterally, plical obliquely before 
first discal ; similar dots, or ochreous-white scales indicating their 
margins, on costa at |, on dorsum midway between discal stigmata, 
and near termen in middle : cilia light ashy-grey, sprinkled darker 
grey towards base. Hindwings rather light grey ; cilia pale ashy- 
grey. 

Kanaka, Dharwar, January to March (Ma.vwell); six specimens. 

\ LEPTOCOPA, n. g. 

Head smooth, sidetufts somewhat raised; ocelli small, posterior; 
tongue developed (?). Antennse |, in (^ serrulate, simple, basal 
joint moderate, with pecten. Labial palpi long, recurved, slender, 



(ECOPHORID^. 221 

smooth, terminal joint as long as second, acute. Maxillary palpi 
rudimentary. Posterior tibias loosely scaled above. Forewiiigs 2 
from towards angle, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to termeii, 1 1 from middle. 
Hindwiiigs under 1, laiiceolute, cilia 2h ; 3 absent (coincident 
with 4), 5-7 parallel. 

Leptocopa notoplecta, n. sp. 

cJ . 7 mm. Head ochreous-wliite. Palpi white, slightly 
sprinkled blackish on second joint and beneath apex of terminal. 
Thorax ochreous-white, a transverse central anterior blackish blotch. 
Abdomen whitish-ochreous tinged grey. Forewings elongate, 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex pointed, termen extremely 
obliquely rounded; ochreous-white; markings dark grey irrorated 
black ; two confluent elongate spots extending over basal third of 
costa ; a small round sjiot in disc at ? ; an elongate spot along costa 
from before middle to |, narrowed anteriorly ; two small groups of 
black scales in disc before and beyond | ; a streak along dorsum 
from I to tornus ; some black irroration towards costa before apex : 
cilia ochreous-white, sprinkled minute black specks. Hindwings 
light grey ; cilia ochreous-whitish. 

Queensland, Cairns, October (Dodd) ; one specimen. 

Periacma turbinea, n. sp, 

2 . 11 mm. Head, palpi, thorax whitish-ochreous-yellow. 
Abdomen pale grey, anal tult yellow-whitish. Forewings elongate, 
costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; 
ochreous-yellow ; a small grey spot on base of costa ; a larger 
suffused grey spot on base of dorsum; a strong dark grey streak 
along fold Irom near base to near tornus, a longitudinal mark above 
middle of disc, and two or three undefined longitudinal lines of grey 
irroration between and beneath these ; a grey fascia irrorated dark 
fuscous from i of costa to tornus, slenderly constricted in middle 
and triangularly dilated towards extremities ; some irregular dark 
fuscous irroration lound apex : cilia ochreous-yellow, on costa 
a fuscous subbasal line. Hindwings light grey ; cilia ochreous- 
whitish. 

LoAVER Burma, Minbu, August {Fletclwr) ; one specimen. 

Mesothyrsa docilis, n. sp. 

5 . 14 mm. Head light ochreous. Palpi, thorax light oclireous 
sprinkled fuscous. Abdomen light greyish-ochreons. Forewings 
elongate, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen slightly 
sinuate, oblique; light ochreous s])rinkled fuscous; siigniata rather 
large, dark fuscous, plieal rather obliquely beyond fiist discal ; a 
spot of fuscous sufl'usion on costa at |, and a narrow fascia along 
termen expanded into a blotch on tornus : cilia pale ochreous, on 
termen with two indistinct interrupted fuscous shades. Hindwings 
light grey ; cilia whitish-grey-ochreous. 

CooRG, PoUibetta, May {Fletclier); one specimen. 



222 EXOTIC MTCROLEPIDOPTKRA. 

Cryptolechia perversa, n. sp. 

(^ . 13 mm. Head, thorax dark broiizy-fuscous. Palpi -whitish, 
■suffusedly inorated dark fuscous. Abdomen whitish-ochreous. 
Forowiiif^s elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, 
termen hardly sinuate, rather strongly oblique ; fuscous irrorated 
dark fuscous ; stigmata cloudy, dark fuscous, edged whitish 
posteriorly, jilical rather obliqiiely beyond first discal ; och.reous- 
whitish spots on costa ))efore middle and at 4: cilia bronzy-grey. 
Hindwings light grey ; cilia pale ocliroous-grey. 

S. India, Ootacamund, October (Fletcher); one specimen. 



Cryptolechia ichnitis, n. sp. 

d . 20 mm. Head, thorax whitish-ochreous, faintly tinged 
fuscous. Palpi ochreous-whitisb, basal half and subapical ring of 
second joint grey, terminal joint grey at base and beneath apex 
anteriorly. Abdomen ochreous-whitish. Eorewings elongate, 
posteriorly somewliat dilated, costa gently arched, apex rounded- 
obtuse, termen rounded, somewhat oldique ; pale whitish-ochreous ; 
costa towards base tinged fuscous, a small blackish triangular basal 
spot, a small blackish mark beneath and beyond this ; stigmata 
blackish, plical obliquely beyond first discal, second discal larger, 
preceded by a small spot confluent with it ; a blackish subcostal dot 
above first discal stigma ; some faint fuscous suffusion on costa 
before and beyond middle, and above dorsum at |^ ; two posterior 
parallel transverse series of undefined cloudy spots of faint fuscous 
suft'usion, strongly excurved on upper |; a marginal series of cloudy 
dark fuscous dots round posterior part of costa and termen : cilia 
ochreous-whitish. Hindwings and cilia whitish. 

French Guiana, li Maroni ; one specimen. 



PHILARGA, n. g. 

Head smooth, sidetufts slightly raised; ocelli small, posterior; 
tongue developed. Antenna? |, in cT serrulate, minutely ciliated, 
basal joint moderate, without pccten. Labial palpi long, recurved, 
second joint thickened with appressed scales, somewhat rough 
towards apex beneath, terminal joint as long as second, moderate, 
acute. Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, appressed to tongue. 
Forewings 1 b furcate, 2 and 3 stalked from angle, 8 and 9 out of 7, 
7 to just below apex, 11 from middle. Hindwings 1, trapezoidal, 
apex obtuse, termen sligbtlj^ sinuate, cilia | ; 3 and 4 connate, 
5 nearly parallel, much nearer 4 than (>, 6 and 7 separate, rather 
approximated towards base. 

Of somewhat uncertain affinity, but apparently best placed near 
Cry^doIecJiia. 

Philarga autochlora, n. sp. 

(5' . 13 mm. Head, palpi, antennae, thorax, abdomen ochi'eous- 
whitish. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, posteriorly slightly 



(ECOPHOKID^. 223 

dilated, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen somewhat 
rounded, oblique ; ocbreous-whitish : cilia coiicolorous. Hindwings 
and cilia ochreous-wliitish. 

Kanaka, Dharwar, January {Jfd.rwell) ; one specimen. 



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Depressaria endryopa, n. sp. 

J . 25 mm. Head, thorax dark t'uscous tinged reddisli, margins 
of collar and thorax sprinkled whitish. Palpi dark grey tinged 
reddish, second joint very shortly rough-scaled beneath, terminal 
joint half second, grey-whitish, with two or three dark fuscous 
scales in middle. Abdomen dark grey, anal tuft tinged brownish. 
Porewings elongate, rather narrow towards base, posteriorly rather 
dilated, costa gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen obliquely 
rounded; 2 and 3 stalked; rosy-brown, veins sufFiisedly irrorated 
grey towards dorsum and on posterior half of wing ; costal edge 
dark grey strigulated with rosy-whitish irroration ; a white dot 
representing second discal stigma : cilia grey. Hindwings and cilia 
grey. 

Colorado, 7000 feet, August ; one specimen. 

^ Depressaria nymphidia, n. sp. 

(S . 22 mm. Head grey-whitish tinged rosy. Palpi whitisli 
mixed pale rosy and fuscous, second joint with rather long rough 
scales beneath, basal third fuscous, terminal joint | of second, with 
dark fuscous supramedian band. Thorax rosy-wliitish, patagia dark 
brown tinged crimson. Abdomen pale ochreous. Forewings 
elongate, rather narrow towards base, dilated posteiiorly, costa 
gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; 
2 and '3 remote ; brownish-rosy, suffusedly tinged or mixed grey, 
tending to form faint streaks on veins posteriorly ; discal stigmata 
small, white, irregular ; strongly curved transverse series of 
irregularly scattered whitish scales at | and before termen ; 
a marginal series of cloudy fuscous dots round posterior part of 
costa and termen : cilia grey-whitish tinged rosj^ an interrupted 
grey median shade, and obscure bars of grey irroration round 
apical area. Hindwiugs light grey ; cilia whitisli-grey. 

Colorado, 7000 feet, August ; one specimen. Keniarkably like 
the preceding species in general aspect, tliough abundantly ditieriug 
in detail, and belonging to the other section of tlie genus. 

y Depressaria symmochlota, u. sp. 

cJ $ . 20-23 mm. Head grey-whitish. Palpi whitish, some- 
what mixed fuscous, second joint with moderate rough scales 
beneath, terminal joint | of second, with blackish supramedian 
baud leaving only extreme tip whitish. Thorax whitish, a fuscous 
spot on shoulders. Abdomen grey-whitish. Forewings elongate, 
posteriorly rather dilated, costa gently arched, apex rounded, 
termen rounded, somcAvhat oblique; 2 and 3 remote; greyish- 



224 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

ochreous or liglit fuscous, a broad costal streak from base to | 
suffusi'dly mixed white; base of dorsal edge white, edged above 
with l)lackish suffusion ; discal stigiujita white, first forming an 
oblique mark, second dot-like, both more or less edged blackish and 
connected by an elongate blackish spot; blackish streaks between 
veins 2-12, uppermost terminating in a blackish spot on middle of 
costa, next three strong, interrupted by a sharply angulated whitish 
sliade running from beyond middle of costa to j; of dorsum, others 
slenderer, not continued beyond this shade or only by some scattered 
scales; a marginal series of irregular Idackish dots round posterior 
])art of costa and ternien : cilia grey-whitish, basal half sufiusedly 
spotted light grey. Ilindwings whitish, slightly sprinkled ])ale 
grej' postrriorls' ; cilia whitish, a faint pale grey subbasal shade. 

Canada, Parry Sound, August (/'err/.s^) : four specimens. Allied 
to macidatella, which was also obtained from the same locality. 

Plocamosaris pandora Meyr. 

After completing a careful revision of the Xi/loryctufce I now 
perceive this genus to be an CEcophorid, allied to (Jrijj^dolecliia and 
ScoUoampha; the absence of tlie critical vein 7 of forewings and 5 
of hindwings led to misinterpretation. The following are the 
characters proving that the species is not referable to the group of 
Steaoma, where I had placed it and to which its superficial 
appearance is sufficiently conformable, viz. (1) the long slender 
anterior tarsi, which in Stenoma and its allies are peculiarly short 
and stout, usually not longer than the very short tibial ; (2) the 
peculiar and characteristic palpi, quite unlike any in the 
Xi/loryctidce, but very similar to Scolingraplia and other forms of 
(EcophorldiP ; (3) the characteristic short and uneven ciliation of 
the (S antennae, and slender elongate basal joint. Ocelli are small, 
posterior; in the hindwings the transverse vein is outwardly 
oblique from 3 to 0, and (proliahly in S only) there is a groove 
between veins 6 and 7 extending into cell, and it is i)erhaps the 
distortion due to this which accounts for the very unusual absence 
of vein 5. 

PLUTELLID.^. 

Paraphyllis aulophora, n. sp. 

S. 3 5-1 (5 mm. Head whitish. Palpi whitish, externally 
irrorated grey except tip Antennae stout towai'ds base. Thorax 
dark purplish fuscous. Abdomen fuscous, segmental margins 
suifusedly mixed whitisli. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, 
costa moderately arclied, apex pointed, termen very oblitjuely 
rounded ; dark purplish-brown ; a line of white suffusion just 
l)eneath costa nearly throughout ; a whitish streak above middle 
from base to a])ex ; a narrow streak of whitish suffusion on fold 
posteriorly, and one on l)asal portion of dorsum : cilia fuscous, 
beneath tornus mixed whitish. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey, 
base whitish. 



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North Australia, Port Darwin (Dodd) ; three specimens. A 
second species of this curious genus, in all respects congeneric 
with the first, but apparently offering no help towards the deter- 
mination of its true affinity, which remains (]uite uncertain. 

1/ PARAXENISTIS, n. g. 

Head with dense appressed scales, on face forming a more 
or less developed wedgeshaped projecting tuft ; ocelli posterior ; 
tongue developed. Antenna? |, in J simple, basal joint moderate, 
with anterior projection of scales from base. Labial palpi long or 
very long, straight, porrected, much thickened with dense loosely 
appressed hairscales, attenuated anteriorly, terminal joint concealed 
in long scales of second. Maxillar}^ palpi short, filiform, porrected. 
Posterior tibias smooth-scaled. Forewings 1 b furcate, 2 from 
angle, 2 5 rather approximated, 7 to termen, 11 from before 
middle. Hindwings |, narrowly trapezoidal-ovate, cilia It ; 2 very 
short, 2-4 remote, parallel, 5 and 6 nearly approximated towards 
base, 7 tolerably parallel. 

Type rnacrostomd Meyr. Nearly allied to Plutella, from which 
it differs by the peculiar palpi. To this genus is also referable 
2->entanIa Meyr., described as a Plutella owing to injury of the palpi 
of the original examples; I have since obtained further material, 
I judge the antennte in repose to be porrected as in Plutella. 

Paraxenistis macrostoma, n. sp. 

cJ . 11 ram. Head, palpi, thorax greyish-ochreous, two minute 
blackish dots behind eyes and one in front ; palpi 5, a minute 
))lackish dot at base and four or five towards middle, tip dark grey. 
Antenna) whitish-grey, apical third blackish with two wiiitish rings. 
Abdomen light grey, Forewings elongate, costa moderately arched, 
slightly bent in middle, apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; 
whitish-grey, with some scattered dark fuscous scales on basal area, 
greyer and violet-tinged in disc posteriorly ; a grey spot marked 
with several minute black dots on costa at | ; a dark grey transverse 
triangular spot from middle of dorsum reaching half across wing, 
outlined with whitish and within this partially edged blackish ; 
a round brownish-tinged spot marked on edge with several small 
blackish dots and outlined anteriorly with white near termen 
beneath apex ; some brownish tinge above this, and some white 
irroration along termen : cilia light grey sprinkled Avhitish, with 
two brownish shades, outer sprinkled black, Hindwings dark grey ; 
cilia grey. 

S. India, Coimbatore, February (FlefcJier) • one specimen, 

Paraxenistis sphenospila, n, sp. 

cJ § . 8 mm. Head, palpi, thorax white slightly sprinkled light 
brownish, palpi 3. Antenna? grey with indistinct whitish rings at 
middle and |, Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, costa gently 
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226 EXOTIC MTCROLtlPlDOPTEEA. 

arched, apex obtuse, termcn slightlj' rounded, oblique ; white 
irrorated brownish, appearing finely striated transversely, with 
scattered dark fuscons scales ; opposite triangular fuscous spots 
sprinkled dark fuscous from cobia and dorsum before middle, almost 
meeting, enclosed by streaks of i)ale brassj'-ocbreous suffusion 
uniting them into a fascia; apical third of wing suffused light 
vellow-ochreous, including two smtill spots of blackish irroration 
on costa and a central roundish blotch of black irroratio)i mixed 
white: cilia whitish, with two grey shades including rows of black 
points. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia light grey. 

S. Inbia, Coimbatore, July {Fletcher)-, two specimens, 

; Acrolepia marmaropis, n. sp. 

cJ 5 . 12-13 mm. Head ochroous-yellowish. Palpi very long, 
slender, smooth, acute, Avhitish irrorated blackish. Thorax 
brownish suffused whitish anteriorly, patagia mostly daik fuscous. 
Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, 
apex tolerably pointed, termen very obliquely rounded ; silvery- 
whitish, strigulated and reticulated dark fuscous posteriorly; 
markings dark bronzy-fuscous ; a moderate basal patch, outer edge 
oblique ; a large triangular patch extending over costa from \ to |, 
and reaching nearly to dorsum, containing a central blotch of 
whitish mottling on costa ; a spot towards dorsum beyond this ; an 
irregular fascia from | of costa to tornus ; some apical mottling : 
cilia whitish, on termen with dark fuscous subbasal shade, round 
costa and apex broadly barred dark fuscous. Hindwings grey, 
paler and thinly scaled anteriorly ; cilia whitish-grey, at apex a 
whitish spot. 

Colombia, La Crurabre, G600 feet, May (Parish) ; two specimens. 



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Acrolepia elaphrodes, n. sp. 



J 5 • 12-13 mm. Head \a hitish more or less suffused grey, 
sides of face dark fuscous. Palpi with moderate rough tuft towards 
apex of second joint beneath, terminal joint rather thickened with 
appressed scales, whitish banded dark fuscous irroration,. Thorax 
whitish sprinkled grey, a dark grey spot on shoulder. Abdomen 
light grey, Forewings elongate, narroAv, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse-pointed, termen straight, oblique ; white irregularly irrorated 
grey ; markings dark grey with some black scales ; costal edge 
strigulated blackish ; a basal patch of irregular marbling, edge 
oblique, forming a tolerably acute angle on fold, followed on dorsum 
by a more or less defined white spot ; several cloudy darker spots on 
posterior half of costa ; a small white spot on dorsum at |, sur- 
rounded by more or less dark suffusion ; an irregular narrow fascia 
from ^ of costa to tornus, suffused with dark fuscous in disc : cilia 
grey with dark grey antemedian shade, suffused whitish exteriorly 
towards middle of termen, Hindwings pale grey ; cilia whitish 
grey. 

Peku, Matucaua, 7780 feet, July (Parish) ; three specimens. 



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PIUTELLIDJE. 227 

Acrolepia jaspidata, n. sp. 
(S . 11-12 mm. Head, thorax ■wliitish, more or less suffused 
grey, slioulders grey. Palpi with moderate rough tuft towards 
apex of second joint heneath, terminal joint rather thickened with 
oppressed scales, whitish banded dark fuscous irroration. Abdomen 
grey. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse-pointed, termen almost straiglit, oblique ; white irregularly 
irrorated bronzy-grey ; costal edge strigulated blackish ; markings 
purplish-grey, with some black scales ; a basal patch of irregular 
marbling, edge oblifiue, forming an obtuse angle on fold, followed 
by a white spot on dorsum ; four blackish marks on posterior half 
of costa, edged by some white scales posteriorly ; a whitisli-ochreous 
dot in disc at | ; a small w hite spot on dorsum at |, edged by some 
dark suffusion ; posterior area mostly suffused purplish- grey : cilia 
grey mixed whitisli, with dark fuscous anteniedian shade, within 
this tinged brownish-ochreous, Hindwings light groy, darker pos- 
teriorly ; cilia whitish-grey. 

Peru, Lima, 500 feet, August (Pansh) ; two specimens. Very 
similar to elaplirodes, but distinguished by (1) angulation of basal 
patch obtuse, not acute, so that loAver portion is nearly direct, not 
oblique as in ela/Jirodes, (2) absence of subterminal fascia, of which 
central portion in elcqilirodes forms a well-marked oblique dark bar, 
this area being instead uniformly suffused to median area of 
termen, 

Acrolepia poliopis, n. sp. 

5 . 16 mm. Head, thorax whitish-gre}-, a few blackish specks. 
Palpi with short rough tuft of scales at apex of second joint 
beneath, terminal joint roughened with scales anteriorly towards 
base, acute, whitish, slightly sprinkled grey. Abdomen grey- 
whitiah. .Forewings elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, apex 
pointed, termen very obliciuely rounded ; grey-whitish, irregularly 
suffused pale grey in disc and towards base, and sprinkled blackish : 
some strigulas of dark irroration beneath anterior half of costa ; 
undefined spots of dark suffusion on dorsum before middle, on 
costa at |, and on toruus : cilia grey-whitish sprinkled blackish. 
Hindwings grey- whitish ; cilia ochreous-whitish. 

Peru, Huancayo, 10,650 feet, July {Parish) ; one specimen, 

^ Acrolepia bythodes, n. sp, 

c?, 14 ram. Head, thorax light grey. Palpi with rough 
projecting tuft of scales towards apex of second joint beneath, 
terminal joint slender, acute. Forewings elongate, ratlicr narrow, 
costa gently arched, apex pointed, termen rather sinuate, oblique ; 
grey irregularly irrorated darker; anterior area darker-suffused, 
limited by a streak of dark suffusion from middle of costa to dorsum 
before tornus : cilia grey, a dark purplish-grey aiitemedian shade. 
Hindwings grey-whitish ; cilia whitish. 

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228 EXOTIC MICEOLEPIDOPXERA. 

Peru, Matucana, 7780 feet, July (Parish) ; one s])ecimen. Xot 
in good condition, but easily distinguislied from all others by 
sinuate termen of forewings, 

Acrolepia syrphacopis, n. sp. 

(5 2 • 11-13 mm. Head ochreous-wbitisli, face more or less 
speckled fuscous. Palpi tliickened with loose rather rough scales 
throughout, ochreous-whitish banded dark fuscous irroration. 
Thorax ochreous-whitish, more or less irrorated or sometimes 
Avholly suffused fuscous. Abdomen ochreous-whitish sprinkled 
grey. Toi-ewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, 
apex obtuse-pointed, termen slightly rounded, oblique ; ochreous- 
whitish, suffusedly and irregularly mixed, marbled, or irrorated 
gre3ish-ochreous or grey, in one specimen mostly suffused fuscous- 
grey ; a darker basal patch with oblique edge sometimes indicated 
but more often obsolete, sometimes followed by a small irregular 
inconspicuous white spot on middle of dorsum ; some indistinct 
darker spots of irroration along costa, especially one in middle; 
often some darker clouding towards dorsum beyond middle; all 
these markings ill-detined and variable : cilia ochreous-whitish, 
basal half suffused ochreous-brownish, sometimes sprinkled dark 
grey, outer half with three rows of blackish-grey points. Hind- 
wings light grey, sometimes darker towards apex; cilia pale grey. 

Peru, Lima (500 feet), Chosica (2800 feet), Matucana (7780 
feet), July, August (Parish); forty-four specimens. 

\I Cerostoma hydraea, n. sp. 

cJ 5 . 14-18 mm. Head grey-whitish, seldom tinged brownish, 
a more or less marked dark fuscovis central line. Palpi whitish, 
sprinkled grey, a broad oblique grejish or fuscous band across 
second joint. Thorax whitish-grey sprinkled darker, sometimes 
with white lines, sometimes a dark fuscous central line, patagia 
seldom blackish. Abdomen whitish-grey. Porewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex acute, termen somewhat 
sinuate, very oblicjue ; grey, partially mixed or suffused whitish, 
especially on dorsal half, and sprinkled blackish ; sometimes veins 
marked with whitish lines; sometimes a median series of indistinct 
blackish dots, or obscure darker streak from base to apex ; often a 
blackish attenuated streak along dorsum, sometimes I'eplaced by 
a row of strigula) or dots ; in one specimen (the largest) a strong- 
black streak beneath cell : cilia grey-whitish si)rinkled with 
blackish points, sometimes forming distinct lines. Hindwings 
rather light grey ; cilia pale grey or whitish-grcT. 

Peru. Oroya, 12,200 feet (Parish)-^ two specimens. A varial)le 
species, allied to the European caudeUa, 



PKOTOTIIEORrDiK. 229 



PUOTOTHEORID.E. 

' METATHEORA, n. g. 

Head sliortly rough-liaircd, posteriorly witli loug rough hairs, face 
short; ocelli small, posterior; tongue rudimentary. Antennae in 
(S under l, about 25-jointed, rather stout, tapering, slightly 
tUxttened, moderately and evenly pubescent-ciliated over whole 
surface. Labial palpi long, porreeted, wholly clothed with long 
rougli spreading hairscales diminishing to apex, joints concealed. 
Maxillary palpi short, filiform, 3-jointed, porreeted. Thorax 
roughly haired, with posterior crest. Abdomen rather slender, in 
(J with rather thick anal tuft. Legs rather long, slender, anterior 
tibiti) and tarsi with a fringe of rough projecting hairscales beneath, 
middle tibiae with long hairs above and two short ajncal spurs, 
])Osterior tibiic with median and apical pairs of moderate spurs. 
Forewings formed as in Proiotheora, with membranous jugum; 
neuration essentially as in Frototheora, 7 and 8 short-stalked, 
9 and 10 long-stalked, 9 to apex, an additional branch (13) from 
middle of 12. Hindwings nearly 1, oblong-ovate, cilia ?; neuration 
as in Prototlieora. 

Distinguishable by the fringe of hairscales on anterior tarsi and 
tibia). Mr. 11. J. Tillyard, in New tSouth Wales, being interested 
by my notice of this family, was at pains to obtain some material 
from South Africa for dissection, and I am indebted to him for the 
communication of the following information, viz. (1) that theie 
were two species probably confused under my description of 
Frototheora petvosema ; I had myself suspected this, and have since 
received further material representing four species in all, of which 
the descriptions will appear presently in the Annals of the South 
African Museum ; (2) that mandibles were present in both species, 
minute and difficult of detection in petrosema proper, but in the 
other species as large as in Micropteryx and very similar ; and 
(3) that I had overlooked the presence of maxillary palpi concealed 
between the hairs of the labial palpi, which I find to be correct. 
It may be assumed, therefore, that mandibles are present in 
Metatheora also, but I cannot ascertain this without the removal of 
a palpus, which is not permissible in the case of a unique specimen 
not belonging to me. 

Metatheora parachlora, u. sp. 
S . 16 ram. Head, palpi, thorax fuscous finely sprinkled 
whitish. Abdomen whitish-fuscous mixed fuscous. Forewings 
elongate, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse, termen very obliquely 
rounded ; light fuscous, some scattered dark fuscous scales, towards 
dorsum and termen some scattered whitish scales; a rather narrow 
somewhat paler band along dorsum and termen, terminal portion 
attenuated to apex and edged anteriorly by a straight line of darker 



230 EXOTIC MICROLEPIBOPTERA. 

fuscous scales: cilia -whitish -fuscous. Ilindwings pale fuscous; 
cilia grc\-whitish. 

Natal, Karkloof, January (Janse); one specimen. Type in 
Coll. Janse. 

HEPIALID.E. 

Hepialus ptiloscelis, n. sp. 
c? . 22 mm. Head, thorax thinly clothed light fuscous hairs, 
eyes large, approximated anteriorly. Palpi extremely small, 
surrounded \vitli lung fuscous hairs. Antenntc ^, simple, moderate, 
somewhat flattened, attenuated to apex, minutely puhescent. 
Ahdomen pale fuscous, with dense long hairs on basal half. 
Posterior legs reduced, aborted, consisting mainly of a spreading 
tuft of very long pale fuscous hairs. Forewings rather elongate- 
triangular, costa nearly straight, apex obtuse, termen bowed, 
rather oblique ; thinly clothed with fuscous hairscales : cilia 
whitish, basal half fuscous. Hindwings thinly scaled, light 
ochreous-grey ; cilia as in forewings. 

Cape Colony, Albany District, bred from " erect tubular 
structure"; one example. Type in Albany Museum, communi- 
cated by Mr. A. J. T. Janso. The tubular structure mentioned is 
doubtless the terminal of a subterranean gallery, in which the 
larva feeds on roots ; a similar structure is found with certain 
species of Melasina. 

GRACILARIAD.E. 

LithocoUetis pentadesma, n. sp. 

S $ . 4-5 mm. Head ochreous-brownish, face white. Thorax 
reddish-ochreous-brown, with transverse bar of black irroration. 
Abdomen grey. Forewings lanceolate; reddish- ochrcous-brown; 
a fine angnlated basal fascia of black irroration ; three slender 
fascia? of black irroration, rather inwards-oblique from costa, 
curved-angulated above middle, slightly edged with white pos- 
teriorly, more strongly towards costa, an oblique bar of scattered 
black scales from angle of third beyond its white margin to costa ; 
a slender streak of black irroration along termen, preceded on 
costa by a white mark : cilia whitish-grey tinged reddish-ochreous, 
three lines of black points. Hindwings grey; cilia whitish-grey. 

Java, Buitenzorg, bred from flat roundish blotch-mines on under- 
surface of leaves of Pterocarpus indieus (^Legumiiwsie), sometimes 
30 or 40 larva) in a leaf, mines coalescing (Dr. W. lioeplce) ; nine 
specimens. Type in British Museum. 

Acrocercops angelica, n. sp. 
S . 8 mm. Head shining brassy-metallic, with long flat erectile 
scales from back of crown. Labial palpi very slender, whitish- 



GUACILARIAD^. 231 

ochreous. Maxillary palpi whitish, terminal joint gre}'. Thorax 
pale shining metallic bronze. Forewings very narrow, long- 
l)ointed, acute ; shining pale metallic coppery bronze ; a somioval 
bronzy spot on costa from near base to | enclosed by a slender 
curved blackish streak ; a longer semioval orange blotch on costa 
from I to beyond middle enclosed by a similar blackish streak 
centrally obsolescent ; between these a shining brassy fascia from 
costa, becoming dilated and orange towards dorsum, anterior edge 
inwards-oblique from costa, posterior direct ; beyond second costal 
blotch a transverse orange fascia, of which anterior portion on 
costa is formed by a small silvery-w^hito spot separated from 
posterior part by a small dark grey mark ; in some lights a pale 
longitudinal streak in apical area : cilia light bronzy-grey. Hind- 
wings and cilia rather dark grey. 

Seychelles, Praslin, bred from larva mining in leaf of Calo- 
2^Jil/Uum inophyllum (Gidtifera') • " eggs deposited on up])cr surface 
of leaf ; since sometimes as many as 50 eggs are laid on one leaf, 
the tree is soon defoliated and doomed " [Dujponi) ; one specimen. 
Type in British Museum. This interesting and beautiful form 
appears to be related to the clirysocosma group, hitherto only 
known from South America and the West Indies. 

Acrocercops phaeomorpha, n. sp. 

$ . 6 mm. Head, palpi, thorax, abdomen shining whitish. 
Forewings very narrow, moderately pointed; shining silvery- 
whitish ; an indistinct grey transverse strigula at | ; close Ijeyond 
this a light oclireous-yellowish fascia, marked posteriorly wnth 
two similar grey strigulfc and narrowly separated by white from a 
deep black subtriangular apical spot : cilia whitish, beneath apex 
a patch of greyish suffusion. Hindwings light grey ; cilia grey- 
whitish. 

EojiTiAY, Kaira, March {Maxwell) ; one specimen. Perhaps 
nearest sawojya or desiccata, but very distinct. 

Acrocercops helicopa, n. sp. 

2 . 8 mm. Head, palpi, thorax shining wliitish, patagia 
ochreous-tinged. Abdomen pale greyish. ForcAvings very narrow, 
long-pointed, acute ; light grcyish-ochreous, towards apex suffused 
grey ; extreme costal edge whitish except towards base ; ex- 
treme dorsal edge whitish, small elongate cloudy whitish s])ots 
at middle and towards tornus ; two small cloudy wliite spots on 
termen, and one at apex : cilia light grey, base mixed white. 
Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

KoMAON, Bhim Tal, 5U00 feet, bred in June but foodplant not 
stated {Ma.vwell) ; one specimen. Perhaps allied to ochronej^hela. 

Acrocercops leucophaea, n. sp. 

cJ . 10 mm. Head, palpi, thorax shining white, patagia light 
greyish-ochreous. Abdomen grej-. Forewings very narrow, long- 



232 EXOTIC MICKOLEPIDOPTIORA. 

pointed, acute ; pale grcyish-oclireous ; an irregular elongate white 
bloteli margined dark fuscous scales along anterior half of dorsum, 
posteriorly with an inwardly oblique projection preceded by a 
narrow indentation ; a spot of fuscous suffusion above this towards 
base ; an oblique fuscous fascia from costa at f , not quite reaching 
dorsum ; a narrow oblique white fascia edged dark fuscous scales 
from middle of costa, slenderly constricted or almost interrupted 
in middle ; an oblique fuscous blotch from costa at |, reaching 
about half across wing ; apical area suffusedly irrorated dark 
fuscous, with irregular white dots along margins : cilia fuscous, 
round apex whitish on outer half, towards tcrmen greyish. Hind- 
wings rather dark grey ; cilia grey. 

KuMAON, Bhim Tal, 5000-6000 feet, May (MaxmU) ; one 
specimen. 

Acrocercops polyclasta, n. sp. 

S . 7 mm. Head white. Palpi white, apical half of second 
joint and median ring of terminal dark fuscous, these areas loosely 
scaled anteriorly. Thorax, abdomen grey. Forewings narrowly 
elongate-lanceolate, long-pointed ; rather dark grey ; four slender 
irregular oblique interrupted white transverse streaks, edged 
externally dark fuscous, first from costa at }, interrupted in middle, 
dorsal portion connected with a sufiused white dorsal streak from 
base, second from costa before middle, interrupted below middle, 
third from costa at |, widely interrupted in disc, fourth near apex, 
short, indistinct, obscurely interrupted : cilia grey, mixed darker 
round apex, an indistinct whitish apical spot beyond an obscure 
cloudy dark apical hook. Hindwitigs and cilia grey. 

KuuAON, Bhim Tal, 5000-0000 feet, May {Maxivell); one 
specimen. Apparently allied to loxias. - 



COSMOPTERYGID.E. 

Cosmopteryx chrysocrates, n. sp. 
(S . 8 mm. Head and thorax blackish with three fine silvery- 
white lines above, face pale silveiy-grey. Palpi white lined dark 
fuscous. Antenniie dark grey, two single Avhite rings at about 
I (apex apparently missing), (Abdomen missing.) Forewings 
narrow-lanceolate, apex caudate ; black ; dorsal edge silver3--white 
towards base ; a somewhat oblique transverse series of three short 
tine violet-silvery dashes about |, subcostal somewhat oblicpie and 
rather extended towards base, median shortest; a broad orange 
postmedian transverse baud, edged on both sides by violet-golden- 
metallic entire fasciae somewhat converging dorsally, second finely 
black-edged anteriorly ; a silvery-white linear dot on middle of 
termen, and line from near beyond this to apex : cilia dark gre\-, 
beyond second fascia a suffused white mark in costal cilia. Hind- 
wings and cilia dark grey. 



COSMOrTKRYGIB.T:. 233 

Fiji, Natova, May (Veitch); ono specimen. Type in British 
Museum. Apparently nearest holojihracta, from which it (lifters 
by the very short median subbasal dash. 

Cosmopteryx dulcivora, n. sp. 

d 2 ' 11-12 mm. Head bronzy, white central and lateral lines 
on crown. Palpi white lined dark fuscous. Antenna? wliite, basal 
half lined blackish, terminal half ringed dark fuscous, three apical 
joints wholly white, next four dark fuscous. Thorax bronzy, white 
central and lateral lines. Abdomen ])a]e bronzy, sides and 
segmental margins silvery-whitish. Forcwiugs very narrow- 
lanceolate, apex very long-caudate ; iridescent-bronzy ; an ob]i(]ue 
white subcostal line from base to ^, a median line from base nearly 
reaching band, a sliort subdorsal lino beneath posterior portion of 
this, and a fine dorsal line from base to near band, posterior 
extremities of these four nearly in a transverse line ; costal edge 
shortly white before band ; an ochreous-yellow postmedian trans- 
verse band, slightly narrowed dorsally, anteriorly edged by a silvery- 
metallic direct fascia followed by a blackish dot above middle, 
))Osteriorly by opposite subtriangular silvery-metallic costal and 
dorsal spots, an ochreous-yelloAv elongate patch extending from 
baud between these to |, whence a shining white streak runs along 
termen to apex : cilia light grey or whitish-grej-, on costa whitish, 
at apex with a wliite bar edged above with dark grey. Hindwings 
grey ; cilia whitish-grey. 

Fiji, Natova, bred in November from larvtc mining in leaves of 
sugarcane (Veitch); two specimens. Type in British Museum. 

^ APOTHETODES, n. g. 

Head smooth ; ocelli posterior; tongue developed. Antennae |, 
basal joint elongate, without pecten. Labial palpi long, recurved, 
second joint with scales slightly roughened beneath, terminal joint 
about as long as second, slender, pointed. Maxillary palpi rudi- 
mentary. Posterior tibine rough-haired above. Forewings with 
2 from angle, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to costa, 11 from middle. Hind- 
wings g, narrow-lanceolate, cilia 3 ; 2-4 separate, 5 absent, G and 7 
nearly parallel. 

Probably allied to Limnoecia. 

Apothetodes dialectica, n. sp. 

5 . 9 mm. Head oclireous-whitish speckled grey. Paljji white, 
second joint dark grey except apex. Thorax ratlier dark fuscous. 
Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate-lanceolate; fuscous irrorated 
dark fuscous ; stigmata blackish, jdical obliquely before first discal : 
cilia fuscous, base sprinkled dark fuscous. HindAvings grej- ; cilia 
pale fuscous. 

Bombay, Dharwar, January {Maxwell) ; ono specimen. 



234 EXOTIC MICKOLEPIDuPrEEA. 

Limnoecia tyriarcha, n. sp. 
$. Ilium. Head Hhiuiug brassy-nietallic. ral[)i oratige- 
ocliroous, anterior edge of terminal joint blackish. Aiileiina3 
blackish, apical third white. Thorax deep bronzy - pnrple. 
Abdomen dark fuscous. Forewings elongate-lanceolate, apex 
produced, acute ; bright deep purple, with blue and coppery 
reflections ; a triangular ochreous-yellow spot on dorsum before 
middle, reaching half across wing, surmounted by a w^hite dot ; a 
small white (ransverso mark from middle of costa, becoming pale 
ochreous beneath : cilia coppery-purple, towards tornus dark 
fuscous. Hindwings and cilia dark fuscoun. 

KuMAON, Bhiin Tal, 5000-6000 feet, :May (JlcuviveU) ; one 
specimen. 



y 



HYPONOMEUTID.E. 



Argyresthia nympliocoma, n. sp. 

c? . 9 mm. Head, thorax white. AntenuLe white ringed fuscous, 
basal joint considerably expanded with scales. Forewings elongate, 
narrow, costa gently arched, a])ex tolerably pointed, ternien very 
obliquely rounded ; 4 apparently absent, 7 and 8 separate ; shining 
white, with faint purplish tinge; markings shining golden-bronze ; 
a narrow slightly oblique fascia at |, extended along costa to base; 
a Y-shaped slightly postmedian fascia ; a fine striga runiiing from 
posterior edge of this above middle to dorsum before tornus ; a 
Y-shaped striga beyond this, followed by rather inwards-oblique 
opposite striguhe from margins before apex, each marked in middle 
with a small dot of black scales; a small fine curvilinear black 
apical mark: cilia pale grey, base mixed Avhite. Hindwings and 
cilia light grey. 

Ontario, Muskoka Lake, August (Parish); one specimen. Most 
like anncttdla. 

Prays endocarpa, n. sp. 

S . 9 mm. Head, palpi greyish-ochreous. Thorax greyish- 
ochreous sprinkled fuscous. Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, 
costa gently arched, apex obtuse, terracn obliquely rounded ; light 
greyish-ochreous, more or less irrorated fuscous : cilia light greyish- 
ochreous. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

Java, bred from Citrus fruits in January (Dr. K. W. Dammcr- 
maii); two specimens. Type in British Museum. Examples in 
indifferetit condition, but broader-winged and more uuiformly 
coloured than allied species. 

GELECHIAD^. 

Phthorimaea axenopis, n. sp. 
I propose this name for the North American artemisielJa Kearf., 
described as a (! aorimosclwma (Journ. N. York Ent. Soc. xi. 160), 
but referable to P/ithorimaa, and preoccupied in the genus by the 
European artemisiella Tr. 



GELECniAD.lJ. 235 

Acompsia vinolenta, n. sp. 

J. 8 mm. Head whitish. Palpi whitish, second and terminal 
joints each with two rings of dark fuscous irroration. Thorax 
whitish, shoulders with a grey spot. Abdomen pale grcj'ish. 
Forewings elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, 
termen extremely obliquely rounded ; pale yellowish ; markings 
grey, or rosy-purplish suftusedly irrorated grey ; an irregular fascia 
from base of costa to ^ of dorsum, connected by a bar with base of 
dorsum, a black dot on its posterior edge near costa ; a somewhat 
broader fascia from ^ of costa to tornus, plical stigma forming a 
black dot on its anterior edge, first discal rather obliquely beyond 
plical on its posterior edge, a small blackish dot on anterior edge 
towards costa ; a subtriangular patch extending along costa from 
before middle to | ; a narrow irregular almost terminal fascia from 
tornal end of preceding fascia to costa just before apex ; some 
scattered black scales on termen towards apex : cilia grey- whitish, 
several very faint fine greyish lines. Hindwings somewhat 
under 1, parallel-sided, nearly four times as long as broad, cilia 2 ; 
grey ; cilia ochreous-grey-whitish ; 3-5 closely approximated 
at base. 

EoMBAY, Khandesh, November, December {Maxwell) ; two speci- 
mens. Extremely similar to the South African eodri/as, but 
smaller, distinguished by whitish head and thorax, and different 
form of hindwings, which in eoJri/as are only three times as long 
as broad, margins less straight, cilia not much over 1. 

Atasthalistis hieropla, n. sp. 

c? . 19 mm. Head, thorax blackish, a yellow- whitish blotch on 
shoulder. Palpi blackish, terminal joint whitish towards apex. 
Antennal ciliations 1. Abdomen blackish-grey, anal tuft pale 
reddish-grey. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently 
arched, faintly sinuate towards middle, apex obtuse, termen hardly 
rounded, somewhat oblique ; purple-blackish ; a rather broad 
whitish-yellow streak just below costa from base, somewhat 
sinuate away from costa beyond middle, and terminating on costa 
at I ; beyond this a white niarginal line running round costa and 
termen to tornus, twice interrupted on costa : cilia orange, tips 
light ochreous-yellow, a tine black basal line. Hindwings bright 
deep orange : cilia orange, apical half light yellow. 

Fur, Natova, xipril (VeitcJi); one specimen. Ty[)e in British 
Museum. Intermediate in character between ptjrocosma and 
tricolor, but quite distinct. 

Dichonieris leucothicta, n. sp. 

S . 20 mm. Head light pinkish-grey, upper orbital scales 
whitish. Palpi dark fuscous, tuft of second joint moderate, 
triangular, apical edge white, terminal joint longer, rosy-whitisli, 
anterior edge with some blackish scales. Thorax rosy-brownish. 



236 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPXERA. 

Abdomen grey, anal tuft pale oclircous. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, slightly dilated posteriorly, costa slightly arched, 
apex obtuse-angled, termen hardly siniiate, somewhat oblicpie ; 
rosy-brown ; costal edge ochreou.s-yellow, at base blackish ; 
stigmata small, blackish, edged ])osteriorly and second discal also 
anteriorly white, plical beneath tirst discal : cilia light rosy- 
brownish. Hind wings grey ; cilia pale grey, a darker subbasal 
line. 

Bomhay, Dharwar, May {Maxwell) ; one specimen. Neai-est 
ampUatd, but rather smaller, and distinguished by white edging of 
stigmata and blackish base of costa. 

Timyra rliizophora, n, sp. 

J . 15 mm. Head light ochrcous-ycUowish, crown shining 
prismatic-brown. Talpi, antennaj pale ochreous-yellowish. Thorax 
yellow, shoulders dark brown. Abdomen whitish-ochreous. 
(Posterior legs broken.) Porewings elongate, narrow, costa gently 
arched, apex obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded; ochreoiis- 
brown ; basal area irrorated dark brown ; two cloudy whitish dots 
at base and three connected with extensions of following fascia ; a 
moderate slightly oblique yellow fascia at ^, anterior edge very 
irregular, posterior margined whitish; a triangular whitish blotch 
posteriorly suffused light yellow on costa about |, reaching half 
across wing ; a small irregular whitish spot above tornus ; apical 
and terminal edge slenderly suffused yellow : cilia yellow, towards 
tornus whity-brownish. Hindwings whitish-ochreous, some longi- 
tudinal grey irroration in disc; submcdian groove forming a deep 
furrow lined pale yellowish hairs ; cilia whitish-yellow. 

Madkas, Dindigul, September (Alaxivdl) ; one specimen. Nearest 
hi_p2^asfis. 

Lecithocera acolasta, n. sp. 

(5 . 10 mm. Head yellow-whitisli. Antennae whitish-yellow, 
two dark grey bands just below apex. Palpi dark fuscous, tip 
whitish. Thorax ochreous-whitish. Abdomen pale greyish, anal 
tuft whitish-ochreous. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa 
slightly arched, apex tolerably pointed, termen rounded, rather 
strongly obliijue ; 2 running into 1 o, 7 absent, 8 and 9 stalked ; 
ochreous-whitish, tinged grey towards termen ; discal stigmata 
black, conspicuous, a small spot of black irroration rather obliquely 
before second towards dorsum ; four or five scattered black specks 
towards apex : cilia whitish-ochreous. Hindwings 4 absent, 
5 separate; light grej', paler and thinly-scaled anteriorly; cilia 
pale greyish. 

Bombay, Dharwar, January (Ma.viueU); one specimen. 

Lecithocera praeses, n, sp. 

2 . 25 mm. Head, thorax light fuscous, sides of crowu and 
antenna3 light ochreous-yellowish. Palpi whitish-ochreous, second 



GELECHIAD55. — CFCOPHORID^. 237 

joint infuscated. Abdomen palo fuscous. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, posteriorly sliglitly dilated, costa sliglitly arched, 
apex ot)tnse, tenneii slightly rounded, somewhat oblique; 7 and 8 
stalked, 7 to a])ex ; fuscous ; first discal stigma o])scurely indicated, 
second forming a cloudy dark fuscous traiisverse mark : cilia pale 
fnscous, towards ti])S irrorated fuscous-Avhitish, an ochrcous-whitish 
basal line, Hindwings grey ; cilia as in forewings. 

KuMAON, Bhim I'al, 5000-0000 feet. May {Maxwell); one 



specimen. 



(ECOPHORlD.i:. 



Promalactis ruficolor, n. sp. 

5, 16 mm. Head, thorax yellow, shoulders ferruginous. Palpi 
light yellowish, base ferruginous, towards apex two or three dark 
fuscous scales. Antennee white ringed dark fuscous. Abdomen 
grey. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, 
apex obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded ; deep yellow ; streaks 
of ferruginous suffusion along costa and dorsum on anterior half ; 
a streak of blackish irroration from beneath costa at ^ to middle of 
dorsum ; at | of dorsum a semicircular yelloAV spot partly edged 
white and preceded by some Idack irroration, connected with costa 
beyond middle by a rather broad ferruginous fascia, confluent 
beneath with a ferruginous terminal fascia : cilia yellow tinged 
ferruginous. Hindwings grey; cilia pale bronzy-grey. 
Madras, Ootacamund, October {Maxwell) ; one specimen. 

Schiffermuelleria rostrigera, n. sp. 

$. 17 mm. Head whitish-yellow. Palpi dark grey. Thorax 
dark fuscous, a w^hitish-yellow line on each side of back. Abdomen 
dark grey. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, 
apex obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded ; 7 and 8 stalked almost 
to extremity : dark fuscous ; a slender whitish-yellow streak along 
dorsum from base to beyond middle, its extremity forming an 
oblique wedgeshaped spot whose apex extends to lower angle of 
cell: cilia dark fuscous. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey. 

OxTAKio, Muskoka Lake, July {Parish); one specimen. JS'earest 
coloradella. 

V BATHE AULA, n. g. 

Head smooth; ocelli posterior; tongue developed. Antcimje 
in c? rather shortly ciliated. Labial palpi rather long, curved, 
ascending, Avith aj)pressed scales, terminal joint as long as second, 
acute. Maxillary pal[)i rudimentary. Forewings witli 1 h furcate, 
2 from towards angle, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to costa, 11 from before 
middle. Hindwangs 1, elongate-ovate, cilia | ; cell extremely 
short, hardly over \ of wing, 2 and 3 stalked ( S ) from glandular 
margin of cell near base, 4 and 5 aj^proximated from angle, G and 
7 parallel. 



238 EXOTIC MICKOLEPIDOPTEUA. 

. Type simulatdla "Walk. (Cat. xxix. 747, = niveosella ib. 747) 
from Borneo. Probably related to Allotalanta. 

Periacma plumbea, n. sp. 

S $ . 12-14 mm. Head, palpi, thorax oolireous-orango, patagia 
dark leaden-inetallic. Abdomen dark grey, anal tuft ochreous- 
yellowish. Forewings elongate, costa gently arclied, apex obtuse, 
termeii obliquely rounded ; ochrcous-orango or deep ochreous- 
yellow ; markings dark fuscous overlaid with bright leaden-metallic ; 
thick costal, median, and dorsal streaks from base to about g of 
wing ; similar streaks in median area of disc above and below 
middle, resting posteriorly on a moderatelj' broad fascia from 4 of 
costa to tornus ; a sufPused apical blotch : cilia dark leaden-gre}-, 
a suffused yellow apical spot. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey. 

IvujiAON, Bhim Tal, 5000-GOOO feet, June, July {Maxwell)-^ two 
specimens. 

AUoclita delozona, n. sp. 

cJ . 12 mm. Head fuscous, sides of face whitish-tinged. Palpi 
whitish, basal joint dark fuscous, terminal joint with dark fuscous 
subapical ring. Thorax fuscous, apex of patagia whitish-sufTused. 
Abdomen ochreous- whitish, base of segments infuscated. Forc- 
wings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex pointed, 
termen extremely obliquely rounded ; ochreous-whitish ; a broad 
fuscous basal fascia, outer edge dark fuscous, angulated on fold ; a 
broad fuscous postmedian fascia, edged on both sides dark fuscous, 
anterior edge emarginate above fold, posterior slightly and irregu- 
larly concave ; a fuscous apical blotch, anterior edge irregularly 
convex : cilia ochreous-whitish, slightly speckled fuscous round 
apex. Hindwings grey-whitish ; cilia ochreous-whitish. 

5 . 13 mm. Difiers from c7 as follows : head whitish-tinged 
on crown ; forewings with anterior white area wholly fuscous 
except on margins of dark markings, posterior white area obscured 
with dark fuscous irroration, dark fascia; partly mixed dark brown ; 
hindwings light grey, cilia grey-whitish. 

Bombay, Thana, December (MaxiveU); two specimens. 

TINEID.E. 

J CRANAODES, n. g. 

Head rough-haired; tongue imperceptible. Antennae ^, in d" 
fasciculate-ciliated, basal joint moderate, without pecten. Labial 
palpi long, curved, ascending, second joint somewhat thickened w ith 
appressed scales, terminal joint | of second, slender, somewhat 
pointed. Maxillarj' palpi moderately long, several-jointed, folded. 
Posteiior tibitc rough-scaled above. Forewings with 2 from 
towards angle, 7 to apex, 8-10 approximated, 11 from i, secondary 
cell defined. Hindwings 1, elongate-ovate, cilia ^ ; 2 from middle 
of cell, 3 from angle, 4-7 slightly approximated towards base. 

Allied to Scardia. 



TiNEin^. 239 

Cranaodes stereopa, ii. sp. 

cJ . 27 ram, Ifead pale oclii'eous, crown fulvous-tinged. Palpi 
ochreous-whitish, second joint fuscous except towards apex. 
Thorax ochreous-whitish, anteriorly suffused pale ochreous, a 
dark fuscous spot on shoulder. Abdomen whitish- ochreous, an 
ochreous-whitish hairpencil lying along it on each side from 
metathorax. Forewings elongate, posteriorly somewhat dilated, 
costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen slightly rounded, rather 
oblique; pale whitish-ochreous, brassy-tinged, with pearl-white 
reflections : markings purple suflusedly irroruted dark fuscous ; a 
moderate fascia from near base of costa to | of dorsum, posterior 
edge with an acute-triangular projection below middle ; a small 
oval spot iu disc before middle, and a dot above its anterior end ; a 
fascia from 5 of costa to ~ of dorsum, interrupted in disc, lower 
portion considerably broader ; about seven dots on costa between 
fasciae, and five small ones posteriorly ; three or four dots on 
dorsum : cilia whitish-brassy-ochreous. Hindwings pale grey 
with brassy reflections ; cilia Avhitish-brassy-ochreous. 

Colombia, San Antonio, 5800 feet, November; one specimen. 



y 



SCLEROPLASTA, n. g. 

Characters of Monojiis, but forewings with 3 and 4 separate, 
extremity of 10 forming a thickened stigma, connected with 
base of 9. 

Type liberiella Z. I have not seen this species, but Zeller notes 
the characters as above, and I should not be able to include it 
within my definition of Monopis. 

v/ Monopis halospila, n. sp. 

(S . 15 mm, Head pale ochreous tinged brownish except on 
face. Palpi fuscous, apex whitish. Thorax rather dark fuscous. 
Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded ; 2 and 3 out of 4, 8 and 9 
closely approximated at base or stalked ; purplish-fuscous, sprinkled 
dark fuscous ; a transverse ochreous-whitish blotch from costa 
before middle, its apex formed by the round subhyaline discal 
spot ; a narrow semioval whitish spot on dorsum towards tornus ; 
some small whitish strigulte on costa posteriorly, and two small 
spots before apex : cilia ochreous-whitisli, base mixed fuscous. 
Hindwings with veins all separate; light bronzy-grey; cilia pale 
greyish. 

Colorado, at 5000 feet, ^lay ; one specimen. 

Monopis avara, n, sp, 

cJ . 19 mm. Head yellow. Palpi dark fuscous, tip yellow. 
Thorax dark fuscous. Abdomen grey, anal tuft light yellow. 
Forewings elongate, ratlier narrow, costa slightly arched, apex 
obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; 9 and 10 stalked ; dark fuscous, 



240 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

irregularly raottliul whitish-ochreous ; a large semicircular yellow 
patch, extending on dorsum froui near base to middle, and reaching 
nearly to oosta ; a subtriangular yellow blotch on costa beyond 
middle, reaching half across wing, adjacent, to the roundish sub- 
hyaline discal impression, its costal edge strigulated dark fuscous: 
cilia fuscous, two suffused whitish-ochreous shades, a yellow spot 
on tornus. Hindwings light fuscous, with purple and brassy 
reflections ; cilia whitish-yellowish, a light fuscous subbasal shade 
round apex. 

Bombay, Belgaum, February (Ma.vweU) ; one specimen. Nearest 
sijharita from the Solomon Islands, which however is a shorter- 
winged insect, with postmedian yellow blotch oblique-oval, no 
yellow tornal spot in cilia, and cilia of hindwings grey. 

Monopis pseudagyrta, n. sp. 

(j' 5 . 17-18 mm. Head ochreous-white. Palpi blackish, tip 
whitish. Thorax ochreous-whitisli suffused grey, shoulders blackish. 
Abdomen grey, apex pale ochreous. Eorewings elongate, rather 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen very obli(iuely 
rounded ; G and 7 stalked ; dark jjuiplish-leaden-grey suffusedly 
irrorated black ; a trapezoidal oehreous-whitish blotch extending 
along costa from f to |^, reaching half across wing, rapidly narrowed 
downwards, its lower edge subconcave and reaching in disc from 
middle to |, enclosing on costa a grey fusiform streak from middle 
to 4 ; some irregular deep brown suffusion beneath this beyond 
middle of disc, and sometimes on costa near apex : cilia dark grey 
with suffused blackish lines, base on termen with three or four 
small oehreous-whitish spots. Hindwings somewhat prismatic grey, 
lighter anteriorly ; cilia grcy-whitisli, a grey subbasal shade. 

Assam, Clierrapunji (/^/e/oZier) ; eight specimens. An interesting 
form, very like the common monacheJla, but obviously narrower- 
winged, and easily distinguished by stalking of G and 7 of forewings, 
dark suffusion of thorax, much more elongate grey streak within 
costal blotch, and oehreous-whitish spots at ])ase of terminal cilia. . 

^ Hybroma crocorrhoa, n. sp. 

^ 2 . 8-12 mm. Head oehreous-whitish. Palpi dark fuscous, 
tip whitish. Antenna; -I, dark grey. Thorax whitish-yellowish, 
a dark fuscous patch on shoulder. Abdomen grey-whitish. Fore- 
wings elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, 
termen extremely obliquely rounded ; purple-fuscous suffusedly 
irrorated blackish ; a rather broad irregular-edged liglit ochreous- 
yellowish stripe along dorsum from base, continued along termen 
gradually more or less dilated to costa ; a small apical spot of 
blackisli irroration : cilia pale ochreous-yellowish, some scattered 
dark fuscous scales at base, an apical bar of dark fuscous irroration. 
Hindwings pointed, pale grey ; 6 to costa ; cilia whitish-yellowish. 

CoLOMiiiA, La Crumbre, 6600 feet, May {Parish) ; fifteen 
specimens. 



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241 



V 



Hybroma anticosma, n. sp. 

2 . 8 mm. Hoad ochreous-yellow. Palpi dark fuscous, apical 
lialf of terminal joint yellowish. Thorax dark fuscous. Abdomen 
fuscous. rore\vinj;-s elongate, ratlier narrow, costa gently arched, 
apex pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; orange-yellow ; 
markings dark fuscous ; a small spot on base of costa ; moderate 
slightly curved in wards -oblique transv(n'se fascire from costa at ^ 
and ^, connected by a bar from above middle of first to below 
middle of second, first also extended along dorsum to base ; tornal 
and a|)ical blotches connected by a slender irregular subterminal 
streak, tornal also connected with middle of second fascia : cilia 
yellowish, above apex a dark grey patch. HindAvings dark grey ; 
cilia grey. 

Colombia, La Crumbre, 6600 feet, May (Parish) ; one specimen. 

Hybroma pegaea, ii. sp. 
d . 8 mm. Head, thorax pale ochreous-yellowish, shoulders 
fuscous. Palpi dark fuscous, apex yellow-whitish. Abdomen 
light grey. Eorewings elongate, narrow, costa slightly arched, 
apex pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded; fuscous 
sufFusedly irrorated dark fuscous ; an ochreous-yellow blotch in 
disc beyoud middle, whence a broad irregular streak runs to near 
termen and turns up to costa before apex ; a srpall spot of black 
irroration at anterior end of this blotch, another in streak midway 
between this and termen, and a third on fold obliquely before first; 
a broad iri'egular ochreous-yellow streak along dorsum from base 
to tornus, pointed posteriorly: cilia pale yellowish, above apex a 
dark fuscous bar. Hindwings light grey ; cilia whitish-grey. 
British Guiana, Bartica, January (Parish); one specimen. 

V Hybroma zacliaris, n. sp. 

J 5 • 7-10 mm. Head, thorax orange-yellow. Palpi yellowish, 
sprinkled dark fuscous. Abdomen grey, anal tuft whitish. Fore- 
wings elongate-lanceolate, acute ; orange-yellow ; markings formed 
of dark purple-fuscous irroration ; uiore or less irroration along 
costa except posteriorly ; more or less developed spots or blotches on 
costa at I and |, sometimes also one at J ; small spots in disc before 
and beyond middle, sometimes confluent with costal blotches above 
them ; short oblique streaks from dorsum at l and |, first often 
reduced to a small s])ot on fold ; sometimes a small spot in disc 
towards termen ; a small spot at apex, and often one at tornus : 
cilia orange-yellow, a bar of dark fuscous iri'oratiou at apex. 
Hindwings grey ; cilia whitish-grey. 

Bkitish. Guiana, Bartica, Mallali, February, March (Parish); 
twenty specimens. Varies considerably in development of dark 
markings. 

VOL, II. — August, 1910, B 



242 EXOTIC MICROLEPIBOPTEUA. 

Drimylastis clausa, n. sp. 

2- 12 mm. Head white. Palpi dark fuscous, apex white. 
Thorax white, a spot on each shoulder and an oval longitudinal 
dorsal si)ot light hrownish. Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex tolerably pointed, termen 
extremely obliquely rounded ; white, towards apex ochreous- 
tinged ; four light brownish fascia; mixed black on costa, first near 
base, narrow, irregular, second at |, rather expanded towards 
costa, third moderate, median, slightly curved, ])osterior edge 
marked black in disc, fourth at |, slender, i)ale, indistinct ; dots of 
dark grey irroration between second and third fascia? on fold, and 
between third and fourth on fold and in disc; some slight 
irregular pale brownish suffusion accompanied by scattered black 
scales on margins posteriorly : cilia grey finely speckled whititsh. 
Hindwings grey; cilia pale greyish. 

Ceylon, Matale, August {Pole) ; one specimen. 

Stemagoris cuniculata, n. sp. 

2 . 9 mm. Head ochreous-whitish mixed fuscous. Palpi dark 
fuscous, apex of joints whitish. Antennie i (?). Thorax ochreous- 
whitish speckled dark fuscous. Abdomen greyish. Forewings 
elongate, narrow^ costa gently arched, apex pointed, termen 
extremely obliquelj^ rounded ; ochreous-whitish marbled with 
fuscous and dark fuscous irroration, with several small cloudy 
dark fuscous spots, viz. two on fold towards base, three repre- 
senting stigmata, plical beneath or slightly beyond first discal, two 
on costa at | and |, and one in disc towards apex : cilia ochreous- 
whitish speckled dark fuscous. Hindwings light grey; cilia 
w^hitish-grey. 

CooRG, Dibidi, 3500 feet, August, October (A'^eiccome) ; two 
specimens. 

AGORAULA, n. g. 

Head densely rough-haired ; ocelli posterior ; tongue very short. 
AntennoD |, in (^ simple, basal joint moderate, without pecten. 
Labial palpi moderate, porrected, second joint loosely scaled 
beneath, with several apical projecting bristles, terminal joint 
shorter, tolei'ably pointed. ^Maxillary palpi several-jointed, folded, 
filiform. Posterior tibia? clothed with long fine hairs above. 
Forewings with 2 from towards angle, 2-5 parallel, 8 absent, 
11 from tow^ards base. Hindwings under 1, narrow-lanceolato, 
cilia 3 ; 4 absent, transverse vein w^eak between 3 and 5, 5-7 
approximated towards base. 

Agoraula aspeva, n. sp. 

(^ . 11mm. Head whitish-ochreous, sides mixed dark fuscous. 
Palpi dark fuscous, tips of joints whitish-ochreous. Thorax brownish- 
ochreous, patagia mixed dark fuscous. Abdomen pale greyish- 
ochreous. F'orewings narrowly elongate-lanceolate, long-pointed ; 



TINEID^. 243 

pale ochreous, sufFusedly mixed light brownish, coarsely and 
irregularly irrorated dark fuscous along costa and terracn and on 
apical area; a longitudinal streak of dark fuscous irroratioii in disc 
from about 3 to |, and one from above dorsum before middle of 
wing to tornus : cilia whitish-ochreous, sprinkled dark fuscous. 
Hindwings light grey ; cilia whitish-grey-ochreous. 
Lower Burma, at 2500 feet. May ; one specimen. 

BATHROXENA, n. g. 

I propose this name for Felates Dietz, thrice preoccupied ; type 
heteropalpeUa Dietz. 

SCIOMYSTIS, n. g. 

Head densely rough-haired ; ocelli posterior ; tongue absent. 
Antennae almost 1, in S simple, basal joint short, with slight 
pecten. Labial palpi moderate, porrected, loosely scaled, second 
joint with some apical bristles, terminal joint shorter, obtuse. 
Maxillary palpi several-jointed, folded, filiform. Posterior tibiae 
thinly clothed with fine hairs. Forewings with 2 from towards 
angle, 7 to costa, 11 from before middle. Hindwings |, ovate- 
lanceolate, cilia 2 ; 4 absent, other veins nearly parallel, 7 from | 
of cell. 

Sciomystis amynias, n. sp. 

(^ . 9-10 mm. Head ochreous-orange. Palpi ochreous-yellow, 
exteriorly dark fuscous except towards aj)ex. Antennae, thorax, 
abdomen dark fuscous. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa 
gently arched, apex obtuse, termen verj^ obliquely rounded ; dark 
fuscous; stigmata cloudy, blackish, plical rather obliquely before 
first discal ; a few whitish-yellowish scales along fold, a slight 
mark on dorsum near base, and a more or less developed series of 
marginal dots round posterior half of costa and termen, obscurely 
separated with blackish : cilia fuscous sometimes mixed whitish- 
yellowish round apex, two dark fuscous shades. Hindwings and 
cilia rather dark fuscous. 

S. India, Nilgiris, Pykara, 7500 feet, April (Andretves) ; two 
specimens. 

J SYRMOLOGA, n. g. 

Head densely rough-haired ; tongue short, slight. Antennae ^, 
joints closely set, serrulate, in cf shortly ciliated, basal joint 
moderate, scaled. Labial palpi moderately long, curved, ascending, 
second joint with rough projecting scales beneath, terminal joint 
somewhat shorter than second, cylindrical, obtuse. Maxillary palpi 
obsolete. Posterior tibiae clothed with long hairs above. Forewings 
with 2 from towards angle, 7 to costa, 9 absent, 11 from beyond 
middle. Hindwings somewhat under 1, elongate-ovate, cilia 1 ; 
2-4 parallel, 5 and 6 somewhat approximated, 7 parallel. 

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244 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOrTIORA. 

, / Syrmologa leucoclistra, n, sp, 

cJ . 24 mm. Head gTeyisli-oclireons mixed whitish hairs. Pali)i 
whitish-grey-ochreous mixed dark fuscous. Thorax greyish-oclireous 
sprinkled wliitish, shoulders iiifuscated. Abdomen light greyish. 
Forewings elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, 
termeu very obliquely rounded ; pale greyish-ochrcous irrorated 
whitish, and sprinkled dark fuscous scales tending to form small 
strigulie; semioval dark fuscous spots on costa at ^ and beyond 
middle, some scattered dots, and three small spots towards apex ; 
some small scattered dark fuscous spots along dorsum and termen, 
and a transverse spot from beyond middle of dorsum reaching 
margin of cell ; some irregular blotching of dark fuscous irroration 
in posterior half of cell, and a transverse white mark on end of 
cell; some irregular marking of dark fuscous irroration towards 
apex : cilia pale greyish-ochreous sprinkled whitish. Hindwings 
light bronzy-groy ; cilia as in forewings. 

Colombia, San Antonio, 5800 feet, November ; one specimen. 

OTOCHARES, n. g. 

Head rough -haired ; ocelli posterior; tongue rudimentary. 
Antennae |, in S ciliated, basal joint moderate, with long pointed 
projecting tuft of hairscales. Labial palpi moderately long, por- 
rected, second joint with rough projecting scales beneath, terminal 
joint nearly as long as second, hardly pointed. Maxillary ])alpi 
several-jointed, folded, filiform. Posterior tibiae clothed with hairs 
above. Forewings with 1 b furcate, 2 from towards angle, 7 and 8 
approximated at base or stalked, 7 to costa, 1 1 from i. Hindwings 
under 1, elongate-ovate, cilia 1 ; 2-4 parallel, 5 and 6 stalked, 
7 parallel. 

Type gi/psopa Meyr. This interesting form is undoubtedly allied 
to Choropleca, and explains its origin (previously very obscure) by 
connecting it with Tinea. 

^ Otochares gypsopa, n. sp. 

d 2- 7-10 mm. Head whit'\ Palpi white, second joint with 
dark fuscous external line, terminal joint with inrli^tinct dark 
fuscous median ring. Antennal ciliations of c^ 1, tuft of basal 
joint white mixed dark fuscous. Thorax white speckled dark 
fuscous. Abdomen pale greyish. Forewings elongate, rather 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen very obliquely 
rounded; 7 and 8 closely approximated at base; white, 6om6 
scattered dark fuscous specks; oblique blotches of dark -fuscous 
irroration from costa at i and middle, sometimes suffused black on 
costa, and less defined corresponding blotches on dorsum about 
middle and before tornus ; an oblique black wedgcsliaped streak 
from costa at |, continued by irregular dark fuscous irroration to 
termen beneath apex, apical area beyond this clear white : cilia 
white speckled blackish, above apex a fine black basal line. Hind- 
.'^ings and cilia pale grey. 



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245 



Ekitisic Guiana, IJartica, Mallali, DecomLcr to March (Parish) ; 
twenty specimens. 

Otochares peronacma, n. sp. 

d 2 • 7-8 mm. Head white, mixed dark fuscous hairs. Pal])i 
dark fuscous, tips of joints wliite. Anteunal ciliatioiis cJ 2, fasci- 
culated. Thorax white, a few fuscous specks. Abdomen light 
grej-. I'orewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gentlj' arched, 
apex obtuse, termen extremeh' obliquely rounded ; 7 and 8 stalked ; 
■white ; five slender irregular transverse fascia? of fuscous irroration, 
first near base, fifth at ^, and sometimes more or less expressed 
stria) between these ; an oblique black streak from costa across 
upper part of fifth fascia to termen below apex, its extremity bent 
up to apex, sometimes some slight fuscous irroration near apex: 
cilia white, base speckled fuscous. Hindwings light grey; cilia 
whitish-grey. 

Erixisu Guiana, Mallali, March (Parish) ; four specimens. 

Tineola scotangela, n. sp. 

d" . 10 mm. Head, palpi, thorax rather dark fuscous, maxillary 
palpi rather stout, siniph!, drooping, second joint of labial palpi 
with numerous bristles. Antennse J, dark grey. Abdomen grey. 
Forewings elongnte, narrow, costa gently arched, ai)ex tolerably 
pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; 8 absent ; rather 
dark fuscous : cilia fuscous, mixed darker towards base. Hind- 
wings lanceolate, grey ; cilia grey. 

Bombay, Dharwar, March (Maxivell)-^ one specimen. Somewhat 
abnormal in structure, as specified, but hardly needs generic 
separation. 

Tinea irritata, n. sp. 

J . 13 mm.. Head, thorax fuscous. Palpi bristly, fuscous, ajjcic 
of joints ochreous-whitish. Antennae |, grey, shortly ciliated. 
Abdomen pale fuscous. Forewings elongate, rather narrow^ costa 
gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen very obli(]uely rouTided ; 
fuscous, some scattered dark fuscous scales : cilia wliitish-fuscous, 
a fuscous median shade, some scattered dark fuscous scales. Hind- 
wings pale brassy-grev ; cilia whitish-grey. 

KujiAON, Bhim fal, 500U-6000 feet, May (JSUuvivcU) ; one 
specimen. 

Tinea cerinopa, u. sp. 
c5' . 8-9 mm. Head fuscous, more or less mixed or suffused pale 
yellowish. rali)i dark fuscous, apex whitish. Antennse nearly 1, 
dark fuscous. Thorax, abdomen dark fuscous. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen very 
obliquely rounded ; dark iuscous ; some scattered coarse pale 
ochreous-yellowish scales, especially posteriorly; a small ochreous- 
yellowish spot on dorsum before tornus, and sometimes one in disc 



240 EXOTIC MICKOLEPIUOI'TKKA. 

about iniddlo : cilia fuscous, mixed coarse dark fuscous scales. Hind- 
wiiigs dark bronzy-fuscous ; cilia ratber dark fuscous. 

Cexlon, Maskeliya, January, April (Pole) ; tbrec specimens. 

Tinea insignata, n. sp. 

J $. 12-13 mm. Head wbitish-ocbreous, sides of crown 
somewhat mixed dark fuscous. Palpi whitish-ochreous, more or 
less mixed blackish. Antennse |, dark fuscous, finely and obscurely 
palo-ringod. 'J'horax whitish-ochreous speckled dark grey, a 
bliickisli spot on shoulder. Abdomen light grey. Forewings 
elongate, costa gently arched, apes tolerably pointed, termen very 
obli(juely rounded; Avhitish-ochreous, irregularly sprinkled or 
irrorated dark grey ; about twelve variable small blackish spots or 
dots along costa ; dorsal area below fold more or less free from 
dark irroration, dorsal edge marked blackish near base ; cloudy 
blackish spots on fold at ^ and middle of wing, second larg'cr ; a small 
blackish spot in disc at ^, and large quadrate blackish spot at |, 
connected by a suffused streak wdth a spot on costa at | ; several 
cloudy blackish dots along termen : cilia ochreous-whitish sprinkled 
blackish. Hindwings whitish-grey; cilia whitish, a fine faint grey 
antemedian lino. 

Assam, Cherrapunji (Fletcher) • seven specimens. 

Tinea mesoplaca, n. sp. 

$ . 19 mm. Head whitish-ochreous. Palpi whitish-ochreous, 
second joint irrorated dark fuscous except towards apex. Antennae ^, 
pule greyish. Tliorax whitish-ochreous, shoulders and middle of 
dorsum anteriorly irrorated grey. Abdomen whitish-ochreous. 
Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arclied, apex 
obtuse-pointed, termen very obliquely rounded ; whitish-ochreous 
obscurely marbled with light ochreous-yellowish tinged or irrorated 
with fuscous, especially towards apex ; small blackish spots on costa 
near base and at | ; an irregular-edged triangular blackish blotch 
on middle of costa, reaching half across wing ; a dark grey dot on 
fold tow^ards base, and a small spot above fold beneath middle of disc ; 
throe small dark grey spots on posterior part of costa, one in disc 
towards apex, one at apex, and some slight marks along termen : 
cilia whitish-ochreous barred with light yellowish suffusion sprinkled 
grey. Hindwings whitish-grey ; cilia ochreous-whitish. 

Madras, Palnis, 6000 feet (Camjyhell)-, one specimen. Nearly 
related to the North American aurojmlveUa. 

Tinea cherota, n. sp. 

(S . 13-14 mm. Head whitish, face fuscous. Palpi dark fuscous, 
tips \vhitish. Antennai almost 1, dark grey, finely whitish-ringed. 
Thorax w^hitish-fuscous, shoulders dark fuscous. Abdomen light 
greyish-ochreous. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently 
arched, apex pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; whitish- 



TINElDiE. 247 

fuscous, coarsoly aud irregularly sprinkled dark fuscoua ; large 
ruundish s[)ots of dark fuscous suffusion representing stigmata, plical 
obliquely beyond iirsi discal, other spots on base of costa and 
dorsum, in disc towards base, on dorsum at ^ and beyond middle, 
and one on costa above second discal stigma and confiueiit with it, 
followed by some ochreous-wliitish suffusion : cilia grey sprinkled 
wliitish, on basal half suffusedly mixed dark fuscous, with an 
ochreous-whitish bar above apex. Hindwings pointed, grey ; cilia 
pale grey. 

S. India, Nilgiris, Pykara, 7000 feet, March {Andreives) ; three 
specimens. 

Tinea atriflua, n. sp. 

J. 13 mm. Head whitish, towards sides largely mixed dark 
fuscous. Palpi whitish, with a black lateral line. Antennse 4, 
pubescent, light grey. Thorax blackish, apex of patagia grey-whitisli. 
Abdomen light grey, anal tuft ochreous-whitish. Eorewings 
elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, 
termen very obliquely rounded ; 7 and 8 stalked ; Avhitish-grey 
sprinkled blackish, margins slenderly white, also black-sprinkled ; 
two rather broad streaks of irregularly suffused black irroration, 
first from base of costa through middle of disc considerably dilated 
posteriorly to apex, where it extends from above apex to beluAv 
middle of termen, second occupying subdorsal space between fold 
and dorsum, ])oth these slenderly edged white; several small 
elongate blackish marks along termen : cilia white, some spots of 
black irroration round apical area. Hindwings pale grey ; cilia 
whitish-grey. 

Ontario, Toronto, June {Parish) ; one specimen. Allied to 
oregonella. 
I Tinea tylodes, n. sp. 

J 2 • 13-15 mm. Head, thorax white, a dark fuscous spot on 
shoulder. Palpi white, a dark fuscous external streak on second 
joint. Antennae light grey. Abdomen whitish-grey. Forewings 
elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, 
termen very obliquely rounded ; shining white, some slight irregu- 
lar whitish-yellowish mixture, a few scattered grey scales or some- 
times small grey striguhc posteriorly, margins more or less strigulated 
dark grey ; markings blackish-grey ; a streak along basal fifth of 
costa, a semioval spot on middle of costa, an oblique rhomboidal 
blotch from dorsum before middle, and an irregular mark aloiig 
apical part of costa : cilia white, round costa and apex two more 
or less expressed blackish-grey shades. Hindwings grey; cilia 
liglit grey or whitish-grey. 

Ontario, Toronto, Muskoka Lake, July, August {J 'arish); four 
specimens. 

Tinea catalytica, n, sp. 

c? $. 13-14 mm. Head uliite. Pal[>i dark fuscous, lip white. 
Thorax grey-whitish. Abdomen whitish-grey, in cJ a long whitish 



248 KXOTIC JirCKOLEl'lDOl'TKRA. 

hairpeiicil from each side at base directed l^ackwards. Forcwings 
eloiij,'ate, rather narrow, costa gently arclied, apex toleraljly pointed, 
tennen very obliquely rounded ; shining white, irregularly sprinkled 
grey ; a small blackish mark on costa towards base ; small blackish 
spots (in 5 rather larger) on costa at ^, middle, and |, in disc 
before middle, and on dorsum beyond middle and towards tornus ; 
some mottling of dark grey irroration in disc posteriorly and along 
tormen: cilia white sprinkled dark grey. Hindwings grey; cilia 
whitish-grey. 

Colombia, La Crumbre, 6600 feet, ^lay (Parish) ; two specimens. 



\j 



Tinea sequens, n. sp. 

d ?. 7-8 mm. Head, thorax white, shoulders irrorated dark 
fuscous. Palpi white, a dark fuscous streak on second joint. 
Abdomen grey, apex whitish. Foiewings elongate, costa gently 
arched, apex rather obtuse-pointed, termeii very obliquely rounded ; 
white, a few blackish specks; two subconfluent blackish-grey spots 
on costa towards base ; a blackish-grey spot on costa at |, wliencc an 
oblique irregular more or less developed streak runs to anterior end 
of a black daslx in disc be3'ond middle; another black dash between 
this and termen, accompanied by a few dark grey scales ; a blackish- 
grey spot on costa at | ; an apical spot of blackish-grey irroration : 
cilia white, two or three rows of blackish points, Hindwings light 
grey ; cilia whitish-grey. 

British Guiana, Mallali, Jifarch (Parish); two specimens. 

-^ Tinea analytica, n. s]i. 

6 2 • 9-12 ram. Head white, I'alpi dark fuscous, tip white. 
Thorax white, slightly sprinkled grey. Abdomen light grey. 
Torewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently archicd, apex 
pointed, tei-men extremely obliquely rounded ; white, with irregular 
and variable coarse strigulatioQ of fuscous irroration ; very small 
dark fuscous spots on costa near base and at ^, middle, and f ; 
roundish spots of fuscous irroration indicating stigmata, plical 
rather obliquely beyond first discal, containing some black scales ; 
an irregular eurveil ])r8eapical transverse lino of fuscous irroration 
Bometimes marked with some black scales : cilia white, two inter- 
rujited shades of fuscous irroration with some black points. Hind- 
wings light grey ; cilia grey-whitish, 

British Guiana, Mallali, March (Parish); fourteen specimens. 

Tinea delotoma, n. sp, 

d' $. 13-14 mm. Head white, I'alpi black, terminal joint 
white. Antenna) ^, grey, Tliorax white, a small black spot on 
shoulder. Abdomen pale greyish. Forewings elongate, rather 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen very 
obliquely rounded ; shining white, very faintly tinged ochrcous ; 
costal edge black towards base, an elongate double black spot at 



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base, followed by three or four small strigula; ; an oblique blackish 
fasciate streak from costa at ?, reaeliiii>;- half across wing, a small 
spot on costa at |, oblique spots from dorsum at | and | reacliiiig 
to fold, and a spot on costa before apex, whence an irregular streak 
runs to above tornns : cilia white, some blackish scales above 
pncapical spot and on middle of termen. Hindwings 5 and 6 
stalked ; light grey ; cilia pale grey. 

French Guiana, 11. Maroni; tliree specimens. 

Tinea conchylitis, n. sp. 

2 . 21 mm. Head whitish-grey tinged yelloAvish. Palpi gvey- 
whitish, externally streaked grey. Thorax, abdomen pale greyish. 
Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, ajiex obtuse, 
termen very obliquely rounded ; pale glossy prismatic grey ; plical 
and second discal stigmata moderate, dark fuscous : cilia whitish, 
base mixed grey. Hindwings very pale grey, with strong brassy 
reflections ; cilia white, base tinged brassy-grey. 

Peru, Matucana, 7780 feet, July [Parish) • one specimen. 

Oenoe synchorda, n. sp. 

c? 2 ■ S-f* mm- Head, ])alpi, thorax whitish. Abdomen light 
greyish. Forewings lanceolate, apex somewhat produced, acute ; 
whitish, sometimes tinged ochreous posteriorly, irregularly speckled 
dark grey ; dots of black irroration on costa at base and ^, and 
one in disc beneath second of these ; a slightly oblique clear white 
transverse line before middle, edged anterioily by a fine irregular 
black line preceded by grey suffusion ; a slightly bent clear white 
transverse line at |, with irregular lilack anterior edging interrupted 
above middle ; an elongate mark of black irroration in disc towards 
apex, terminated by an oblique wliite mark : cilia white, two or 
three irregular lines of black specks. Hindwings light grey ; cilia 
pale greyish. 

British Guiana, Mallali, March (Parish) ; twenty specimens. 

Oxylychna pliepsalias Meyr. 

Having now a series of this sjjecies, I find it varies considerably 
in markings, two or three very oblique dark fasciae being generally 
more or less developed, tending to be variably interrupted. 

The Australian ocijmorplut Mej'r. and hentiphara Meyr., originally 
placed in Deinobrofis,.avc [)ro])erly referred to 0,r)/l>/cJnia. 

Oxylychna clinocosma, n. sp. 

J. 8mm. Head, thorax grey-whitish. Palpi dark fuscous, 
tip whitish. Abdomen grey, anal tuft whitish- ochreous. Forewings 
narrowly elongate-lanceolate; 5 absent, 6 and 7 stalked, 11 from 
hardly before middle ; whitish, more or less speckled grey ; a 
fulvous-ochroous spot on fold towards base, centred with a few black 
scales ; a small black elongate spot on costa at ^ ; a similar spot 



250 EXOTIC JIICKOLEriUOlMEKA. 

Oil costa beyond ^, connected !»}' an oblicjue fiilvous-ochreous streak 
with an elongate black maik in middle of disc ; an elongate black 
spot on coata at ?, whence a more or less developed or interrupted 
fulvous-ochi"eous fascia crosses wing, its posterior edge marked on 
dorsum by a small spot of black iiroration ; one or two black 
])rojccting scales on dorsal margin : an elongate black mark in disc 
towards apex, apical area sometimes wholly suffused fulvous- 
ochreous except some small whitish marginal dots ; a black apical 
dot: cilia ochreous-wiiitish, two faint lines of blackish specks 
round apex. Hindwings light grey ; cilia grey-whitish. 
CErLON, Maskeliya, January, May [Pole) ; two specimens. 

Oxylychiia leucosticha, n. sp. 

J. II mm. Head wdiitish. Palpi blackish, tip whitish. Thorax 
grey irrorated black. Abdomen dark grey. Fo rowings narrowly 
elongate-lanceolate ; fulvous-brownish, almost wholly suffused black 
irroration, basal ai'ea suffused grey ; transverse fine irregular w^hite 
lines about |, middle, and | ; the fulvous-brownish groundcolour 
forms an irregular streak from costa beyond middle to disc before 
third line ; apical area mixed brownish-ochreous suffusion, with 
some whitish marginal dots ; six small white raised project- 
ing scaletufts on posterior half of dorso-terminal margin, and 
two or three minute black projections before or beyond middle : 
cilia pale greyish, round apex faintly tinged brownish, with slight 
median line of blackish points. Hindwings rather dark grey; cilia 
pale grey. 

CetlOjST, Maskeliya, December (Pole) ; one specimen. 

Oxylycbna chilota, n. sp. 

(S . 10 ram. Head, thorax ochreous-whitish. Palpi dark grey, 
tip whitisli. Abdomen grey. Forewings nariowly elongate- 
lanceolate; o absent; wliitish - ochroous- yellowish ; a slender 
blackish streak along costa from base to a minute white dot at 4; 
a narrow blackish streak along dorsum from near base to |, some- 
what expanded towards extremities ; a line blackish line along 
termen, marked with five minute white dots, its tornal end with a 
black projecting scale ; indistinct silvery-white spots in disc at 
middle and | : cilia yellow-whitish, round tips a fine apical dark 
fuscous line. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

CooKG, Dibiili, 3500 feet, September (Newcome); one specimen. 

Oxylycliua cosmozona, n. sp. 
() mm. Head whitish-yellow. Palpi dark fuscous. Tiiorax 
purplish-fuscous, shoulders dark fuscous. Forewings narrowly 
elongate-lanceolate; pale jnnkish-grey closely irrorated blackish, 
costa anteriorly suffused blackish ; a broad pale yellow transverse 
band occupying median third of wing, rather narrowed downwards, 
anteriorly edged by a fine waved silvery-white stria, posteriorly by 



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251 



a silvery-whit-e black-edged stria not reaching costa, its costal 
margin mostly occupied by two small elongate dark fuscous spots; 
several leaden-metallic dots in apical area : cilia greyish, base 
tinged pale pink, on posterior half ot dorso-tcrminal edge six or 
seven projections of blackish scales. (Hindwings missing.) 
Ceylon, Matale, August {Pole); one specimen, 

7 Homosetia ancyropis, u. sp. 

S 2 . 9-10 mm. Head, thorax rather dark bron/y-fuscous, face 
whitish. Palpi ochreous-whitish, bristles dark fuscous. Aiilennte 
nearly 1, grey. Abdomen dark grey. Forewings elongate, narrow, 
costa gently arched, apex pointed, termen extremely obliquely 
rounded ; bronzy-greyish-ochreous, faintly pinkish-tinged, more or 
less sj)rinkled and irregularly mixed dark fuscous; a gradually 
expanded black streak along costa from about \ to apex, cut by 
five oblique white strigulse on posterior half of costa, a minute 
Aviiite marginal dot on each side of apex; tufts ou tornus and in 
disc above it, whitish-grey anteriorly, a longitudinal line of tAvo or 
tliree slight blackisli daslies passing between these, area round 
tliem darker-suffused; a whitish arrowhead before apex; a fine 
irregular white line along lower part of termen : cilia pale greyish, 
base within a fine black line yellow-ochreous round costa and apex. 
Hindwings and cilia grey. 

British GtUiana, Mallali, March (Parish); three specimens. 

Homosetia anaphrictis, n. sp. 

c? ? . 8-9 mm. Head, thorax light grey. Palpi whitish, second 
joint externally with a dark grey streak. Abdomen grey. Fore- 
wings elongate, narrow, costa slightly arched, apex pointed, termen 
extremely obliquely rounded ; scales dark grey with Avhitish tips, 
forming a very fine transverse striation, appearing grey ; blackish 
semioval spots on costa before and beyond ^ and at g, and a smaller 
spot between two latter of these, also dorsal spots opposite these 
same two, and pairs of tufts transversely jdaced in disc between 
them ; apical area mixed silvery-whitish between veins, especially 
on margin : cilia grey, base suti'usod ochreous-whitish and spotted 
blackish irroration. Hindwings dark grey, slightly purplish- 
tinged ; cilia grey. 

iJKixisH Guiana, Bartica, Mallali, February, March (Parish); 
twelve specimens. 

Homosetia tephropis, n. sp. 
5 . 8 mm. Head whitish. Thorax, abdomen light grey. Fore- 
wings elongate, very narrow, costa slightly arched, apex pointed, 
termen extremely obli(jucly rounded ; grey, some scattered blackisli 
scales; a slender streak of blackisli irroration along costa from g 
almost to apex, six whitish dots on posterior half of costa, and two 
or three on termen ; several indefinite groups of black scales on 



252 KXOTIC MICROLKPIDOlTl-aiA. 

dorsum : cilia oclireoas-whilish, towards tornus grej'isli-tiiiged, 
base with a few blackish scales. Hirulwiiigs grey; cilia pale grey. 
EcUADOK, JIuigra, 45U0 feet, June {Parish)-^ one spocimen. 

,j Homosetia scandalitis, n. sp. 

c? ?. 7-8 mm. Head pale whit.ish-oclireous or ochreous- whitish, 
crown greyish posteriorly. Palpi whitish, second joint suffused 
grey towards apex. Thorax, abdomen greyish, Forewings 
elongate, narrow, costa slightly arched, apex pointed, termen 
extremely obliquely rounded ; grey, irrorated whitish-ochreous 
points ; costa more or less interruptedly suffused blackish, especially 
about ;| ; three transverse pairs oF large tufts in disc at ^, |, and g, 
ligiit anteriorly, followed by bronzy-fuscous suffusion ; margins of 
apical third spotted whitish suffusion : cilia ochreous-wliiti>h, 
round apex some blackish specks. Ilindwings grey, cilia pale 
greyish. 

Eritish Guiana, Mallali, Marcli (Parish) ; two specimens. 



Homosetia iambica, n. sp. 

d . 7 mm. Head, thorax dark grey, face whitish. Palpi 
blackish, towards apex white. Abdomen dark grey. Forewings 
elongate, narrow, costa sliglitly arched, apex pointed, termen 
extremely obliquely rounded; dark grey, tinged here and there 
bronzy ; two tufts irrorated black beneath costa at ^ and |, 
and three above dorsum, first somewhat beyond first subcostal, 
third on tornus and beneath second subcostal ; an oblique leaden- 
metallic streak from middle of costa, four leaden-metallic dots on 
costa between this and apex, several on termen, and a spot in disc 
beyond posterior tufts : cilia grey, a blackish subbasal line. Hind- 
wings dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Colombia, La Crumbre, ()600 feet, May (Parish); one specimen. 

\j Homosetia cosraopa, n. sp. 

10 mm. Head, thorax dark fuscous, with leaden-metallio gloss, 
face ferruginous, whitish beneath. Forewings elongate, narrow, 
costa slightly arclied, apex pointed, termen extremely obliquely 
rounded ; purplish-fuscous, apical third blackish ; a slender blackish 
streak along costa from near base to apical area, beneath this a 
slender orange streak from base to i; three bluc-leaden-mefallic 
tufts in disc beneath this from ^ to |, and another beneath third 
almost on tornus ; four blue-metallic dots on termen ; a spot of 
bluish-metallic irroration in. disc towards apex: cilia dark grey. 
(Hindwings and abdomen missing.) 

Bkitisu Guiana, Bartica, Janary (Parish) ; one specimen. 

Demobrotis iiicincta, n. sp. 

J 5- i'-l" mm. Head oclircous-wliitish, forcheaxl in c? mi.xed 
dark fuscous hairs. Palpi dark fuscous, apex of joints whitish. 



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Thorax whitish sprinkled dark fuscous, shoulders with a dark 
fuscous spot. Abdomen i)alo grej', anal tuft ochreous-whitish. 
Forewinj;s elongate-la iiccolato, acute ; 3 present, i) and 10 separate ; 
whitish, spiinkled dark fuscnns, tending to form iransverse st rise ; 
markings dark fuscous ; a blotch on base of costa, and a sjjot near 
dorsum at :j ; a somewhat obli(]ue fascia t'lom ,] of costa to fold ; 
a rather irregular fascia from j| of costa to tornus ; a small spot on 
costa beyond this, one at apex, and two or three on tcrmen : cilia 
ochreous-whitish, basal half sprinkled dark fuscous. Hiudwings 
3 present, 6 and 7 approximated ; pale grey ; cilia whitish-grey- 
ochreous. 

KuMAOX, Bhim Tal, 5000-GOUO feet, May {Maxwell) ; two 
specimens, 

Demobrotis alludens, n. sp. 

J. 7 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen pale whitish-ochreous. 
Palpi dark fuscous, tip pale whitish-ochreous. .Forewings lanceolate ; 
3 absent, 9 and 10 stalked; pale whitish-ochreous, irregularly 
marbled fulvous-ochreous ; several strigulse and extreme edge on 
anterior half of costa irrorated black : cilia ochreous-whitish, 
sprinkled dark fuscous specks. Hindwings 3 absent, G and 7 
stalked; ochreous-whitish tinged grey; cilia ochreous-whitish. 

Cetlon, ^laskeliya, February (Pole) ; one specimen. 

Demobrotis isoploca, n. sp. 

$. 7 mm. Head fuscous-whitish. Palpi whitish. Thorax 
white, somewhat sprinkled fuscous. Abdomen whitish-grcj*. Fore- 
wings lanceolate ; 3 absent, 9 and 10 stalked; white, irregularly 
but evenly and coarsely reticulated throughout with fuscous 
sprinkled darker : cilia white, two strong dark fuscous lines. 
Hindwings 3 absent, 6 and 7 stalked ; grey-whitish ; cilia grey- 
whitish. 

North Australia, Port Darwin (Dodd) : one specimen. 

Demobrotis lamprodeta, n. sp. 

c? . 10-11 mm. Head whitish. Palpi dark fuscous, apex of joints 
broadly whitish. Thoi'ax whitish sprinkled fuscous. Abdomen 
pale grey, anal tuft ochreous-whitish. Forewings elongate- 
lanceolate ; 3 present, 9 and 10 separate ; white irregularly 
reticulated ochreous-brown with a golden tinge; two small blackish 
spots on costa near base; small elongate blackish sjiots on fold 
at 4 and middle of wing ; slightly oldique cloudy blackish bars 
from costa at ^ and |, reaching half aci'oss uing ; small spots of 
blackish irroration on middle of costa and in disc beyond middle ; 
marginal dots of blackish irroration round termen and apex: cilia 
whitish speckled dark fuscous, a median line of blackish points. 
Hindwings 3 present, G and 7 apj roximnted ; light grey ; cilia 
ochreous-whitish. 

Ceylon, Maskeliya, November, December (Pole) ; two specimens. 



254 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

Demobrotis petrologa, n. sp, 

J. mm. Head whit isli, face smoky-fusfous. Palpi dark fuscous, 
apex of joints whitish. Thorax Avhilish sprinkled dark fuscous. 
Abdomen pale grey, anal tuCt grey-whitisli. Forewings narrowly 
elongate-lanceolate; IJ present, 9 and 10 separate; wliitish, with 
scattered dark fuscous scales, margins strewn with irregular small 
spots of dark fuscou.s irroration ; rather large elongate spots of 
fuscous and dark fuscous irroration representing stigmata, plical 
obliquely beyond first discal ; an additional similar spot midway 
betw^een plical and base, and a smaller spot between discal : cilia 
whitish, basal half sprinkled dark fuscous, a median line of blackish 
points. Hindwings 3 present, G and 7 stalked ; light grey ; cilia 
whitish. 

Ceylon, Maskeliya, January {de Mowhray)\ one specimen. 

Demobrotis alvearis, n. sp. 

S • 8 mm. Head ochreous-whitish, sometimes mixed fuscous. 
Palpi dark fuscous, apex of joints whitish. Thorax ochreous- 
whitish sprinkled fuscous, a dark fuscous spot on shoulder. 
Abdomen pale grey, anal tuft ochreous-whitish. Forewings 
narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; 3 present, 8 out of 6, 9 and 10 
separate ; whitish sprinkled luscous and dark fuscous ; about ten 
mostly small dark fuscous spots along costa, those at ^, |-, and |^ 
larger, roundish or oval rather large spots in disc (stigmata) 
slightly beyond first two of these, some small irregular spots along 
dorsum, larger elongate spots on tornus and middle of termen, and 
one rather large at apex : cilia whitish, basal half strewn with 
dark fuscous irroration, twice interrupted on termen. Hindwings 
3 present, 6 and 7 stalked ; light grey or whitish-grey ; cilia 
ochreous-whitish. 

Ceylon, Kandy, Madulsima, Januai-y, May {Green, Fletcher); 
two specimens. These differ in intensity of darl^^ marking (the 
Madulsima specimen being the darker), but apparently not other- 
wise. 

Cyathaula inophora, n. sp. 

J. 15 mm. Head, thorax ochreous-whitish. Maxillary palpi 
long, pendent, several-jointed, filiform. (Labial palpi missing.) 
Abdomen light grey. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa 
moderately arched, apex pointed, termen extremelj' obliquely 
rounded ; whitish : small dark fuscous spots on costa near base, 
just before middle, at |, and near apex, a minute dot bet-Aveen last 
two; about thirteen small oohreous-grej' spots or dots irregularly 
strewn in disc, also small spots on tornus and in middle of termen : 
cilia white, two or three dark fuscous specks opposite tormil and 
terminal spots. Hindwings cell not reaching middle of wing ; 
subhyaline, veins and margins grey ; cilia light grey, at apex 
whitish. 



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Neav Guinea, St. Aignan I. (Meek) ; one specimen. I do not 
possess an example of the t3pical species maadata, which 1 described 
from Tonga and Fiji, but have drawings of the structure and 
markings which I made myself, and am satisfied that the present 
species is congeneric and distinct, allhuiigli Ihe cliaracteristic labial 
palpi are lost, and 1 judge that I originally mistook a maxillary 
palpus for the tongue ; the structural characters are sufficient for 
identification. The cell of hindwings is longer than half the wing 
in macnlata, shorter in the present species, and the spots of 
forewings are more numerous in maculata, especially along costa. 
The genus is referable to the Tinyichr, and most allied to Archycda. 

PSEPHOCRITA, n. g. 

Head shortly rough-haired ; ocelli small, posterior ; tongue 
absent. Antenua3 h, i» 6 simple, joints numerous, closely set, 
basal joint moderate, scaled, without pecten. Labial palpi moderate 
curved, ascending, second joint thickened with loose scales, termiiial 
joint short, obtuse. Maxillary palpi moderate, sever;]-;',,.. \ 
very slender. Posterior tibiae clothed with rough scales above. 
Forewings 1 h furcate, 2 from angle, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to apex, 
11 from somewhat before middle. Hindwings 1, elongate-ovate, 
cilia I ; 2-5 parallel, and 7 somewhat approximated towards 
base. 

Belongs to the group of Tiquadra. 

Psephoci'ita melanodoxa, ii. sp. 

J. 19-20 mm. Head, palpi, thorax light grey. Abdomen 
grey. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termeu 
very obliquely rounded ; light grey, some scattered black scales 
towards apex ; a small black spot on costa before i, a round black 
spot in disc rather beyond this, representing first discal stigma, 
and two or three black scales representing second : cilia light grey. 
Hindwings and cilia light grey. 

Frencu Guiana, 11. Maroni, St. Jean ; two specimens. 

HARMOTONA, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales : ocelli posterior ; tongue rudimentary. 
Antennae 1, basal joint short, without pecten. Labial palpi 
moderate, porrected, second joint thickened and rough-scaled 
beneath towards apex, terminal joint shorter, hardly pointed. 
Maxillary pali)i obsolete. Posterior tibioB clothed with long hairs 
above. Forewings 2 from angle, 7 absent, 11 from before middle. 
Hindwings 3, lanceolate, cilia 1| ; tranverse vein absent betw^ecn 
3 and 5, 4 absent, 5 and 6 stalked, 7 nearly parallel. 

Havmotona diplochorda, n, sp. 

5 . 9 mm. Head, thorax light brownish-grey, shoulders dark 
fuscous. Palpi dark grey, apex grey- whitish. Abdomen light grey. 



256 EXOTIC MICROLKPIDOPTKRA. 

Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa moderatel)' arched, apex 
obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded; light grey, partially tinged 
Avhitish, towards ai>ox tinged brownish; markings brown, more or 
less stronglj- edged black posteriorly ; a transverse spot on costa 
near base ; three slender transverse fasciie, first at ^, nearly direct, 
second slightly beyond middle, somewhat oblique, third at i, 
slightly curved ; a transverse fascial e streak from costa at | reaching 
half across wing: cilia pale grey, sprinkled blackish, Hindwinga 
grey ; cilia light grey. 

CooRO, Dibidi, 3500 feet, October (Xewcome) ; one specimen. 

J' TYPHOGENES, n. g. 

Head rough on crown, face with appressed scales ; ocelli posterior ; 
tongue absent. Antennae f, basal joint moderately long, with 
pecten. Labial palpi very short, scaled, pointed, drooping, two or 
thrfto very short bristles at apex of second joint. Maxillary palpi 
obsolete. Posterior tibise smooth-scaled. Forewings 1 6 single, 

2 from towards angle, 3 from angle, 7 absent, 8-10 somewhat 
approximated, 11 from before middle, Hindwiugs |, ovate-lanceo- 
late, cilia over 1 ; 2 and 3 approximated at base, cell open between 

3 and 5, 4 absent, 5-7 tolerably parallel. 

Type psapliarota Meyr., from India, originally referred to the 
African genus EpciUura, but I now perceive this to be erroneous, 
though the structure is teclmically similar. Its real relationships 
are very doubtful ; it recalls in some respects the Australian 
Paraplnjllis (which is itself of very dubious position, but referred 
at present to the PhUellidce), but also shows considerable differences 
therefrom; in both genera the head is unusually small. 

"^ PROSPLOCAMIS, n, g. 

Head with appressed liairs, sidetufts loosely raised; ocelli pos- 
terior ; tongue absent. Antennte .|, joints closely set, basal joint 
short, without pecten. Labial palpi moderate, curved, subascending, 
with appressed scales, terminal joint somewhat shorter than second, 
pointed. Maxillary palpi obsolete. Forewings 2 from angle, 7 to 
apex, 11 from before middle. Hindwiugs 1, elongate-ovate, cilia 
nearly 1 ; 2-4 parallel, 5 and rather approximated towards base, 
7 parallel. 

Type npracta Meyr., from Burma, erroneously placed in Melasiaa, 
though the distinguishing characters of the head and palpi were 
correctly noted ; the true aihnity would seem to be probably with 
Pachi/p>saltis. 

PARAMERISTIS, n. g. 

Head shortly rough-scaled ; tongue obsolete. Antennae |, in J 
rather strongly biciliated, basal joint moderate. Labial .])alpi 
moderately long, curved, ascending, second joint tufted with long 
dense rough projecting scales beneath, terminal joint short, roughly 



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scaled, Jii)|)eariiig obtuse. Maxillary palpi obsolete. Thoi'ax with 
post orior crest. I'ostorior tibi;e with loleiahlyappressed .scales. Forc- 
wiiiiijs 2 from towards au^Ie, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to tcrinei), 1) and |0 
stalked, 11 t'roiu bcl'ore middle. Iliinhviiigs somewhat under 1, 
elongate-ovate, cilia ^, with rough projection of scales beyond middle 
of costa ; 3 and 4 almost connate, o-7 nearly parallel, 7 connected 
with 8 by bar beyond cell. 

A peculiar form, perhaps allied to Macaaeropteris. 

Parameristis eremaea, n. sp. 

(S . 12 mm. Head ochreous-grey-whitish. Palpi dark grey, 
internally whitish. Thorax dark grey, somewhat sprinkled whitish. 
Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, moderate, costa gently arched, 
apex obtuse, termen faint 1}' sinuate, rather strongly obliqne ; deep 
purplish, partially sntfused grey and irregularly irrorated blackish ; 
three obscure small whitish marks on costa towards base; an 
elongate white mark on costa at t and small irregular spot on 
middle of dorsum, with some irregular obscure whitish irroration 
indicating a fascia joining them ; five whitish dots on costa pos- 
teriorly, and some scattered dots towards termen and tornus : cilia 
greyish, with a suffused dark fuscous subbasal shade, and a whitish 
basal dot on termen l)eneath apex. Hindwings bronzy-grey; cilia 
grey, costal tuft dark fuscous. 

Ci;ylox, Maskeliya, October (PoL') ; one specimen. 

Machaeropteris plinthotripta, n. sp. 

5 . 24 mm. Head, palpi, thorax pale [)inkish-ochreo;is, shouldeis 
brownish-tinged, terminal joint of palpi moderate, exposed. Abdomen 
whitish-grey, anal tuft very long and large, whitish-ochreous. Fore- 
wings elongate, costa gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen 
obli(|uely rounded; all veins separate; pale pinkish-ochreous, 
suffusedly mixed fuscous irroration tending to form coarse strigu- 
lation, most distinct on costa; roundish clear rosy-ochreous spots 
in position of stigmata, plical very obliquely before first discal ; 
dorsum suffused pale rosy towards base; cilia pale ochreous 
sprinkled fuscous. Hindwings and cilia light grey. 

Madras, Madura, October (Jla.cwdl) ; one specimen. 

Eucrotala tetracola, n. sp. 

S . 13 mm. Head whitish. Palpi whitish, second joint 
somewhat infuscated laterally beneath apex. Maxillary ])alpi 
concealed (?). Antenn* g, serrulate, shortly ciliated. Thorax 
whitish, shoulders slightly speckled fuscous.' Abdomen whitish. 
Forewinga elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded ; 9 and 10 paraUel ; whitisli, 
some scattered striguhu of dark fuscous specks tinged Avith 
ochreous ; a rather oblique antemedian fascia of whitish-ochreous 
suffusion, edged anteriorly by median and subdorsal tufts of 
scales ; a similar fascia towards apex, edged anteriorly bv two 

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258 EXOTIC MICEOLBPIDOPTERA. 

laige tufts in disc; some mar<?iiial dots of blackish irroraiion 
round apex and terraen : cilia Mliitisli-ocbreous, some dark fuscous 
specks, llindwiugs light grey ; cilia ochreous-whilish. 
BoMBA-Y, Dharwar, March {Maxwell) ; one specimen. 

Latypica rhicnopa, n. sp. 

c?. 14 mm. Head, thorax pale brownish, shoulders irrorated 
dark fuscous. I'alpi whitish, second joint Avith a broad band of 
pale browuisli suffusion sprinkled blackish, terminal joint with a 
median band of blackish irroration. Abdomen grey. Porewings 
elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, ternien very obliquely 
rounded ; brown, finely speckled blackish ; dorsal edge suffused 
white towards base; markings whitish irrorated black, edged clear 
■whitish ; a patcli on base of costa ; a moderate antemedian fascia, 
acutely aiigulated below middle ; a fascia from costa beyond 
middle to tornus, sending a branch from below middle parallel to 
termen to costa before apex, white scales on margin of this 
towards costa irregularly raised : cilia whitish, with rows of black 
points. Hindwings rather dark grey ; cilia grey-whitish, a grey 
Bubbasal shade. 

5.15 mm. Head, palpi, thorax, abdomen white, palpi and 
shoulders with a few blackish specks. Forewings white, somewhat 
mixed irregularlj' yellow-ochreous ; markings as in cJ indicated 
only by slight blackish speckling. Hindwings pale whitish-grey, 
cilia whitish. 

BojiBAY, Dharwar, November {Maxwell) ; two specimens. Not- 
withstanding the difference in colouring, I make no question that 
these forms are correctly associated as sexes of the same species. 
The genus is allied to Hapsifera ; the forewings in all the species 
show more or less developed scattered tufts of raised scales, 

Latypica constrata, n. sp. 

d . 15-18 mm. Head white. Palpi white, slightly speckled 
fuscous. Thorax white, somewhat mixed fuscous, a spot of dark 
fuscous irroration on shoulder. Abdomen grey-whitish. Fore- 
wings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen hardly 
rounded, very oblique ; white, more or less mixed light brownish ; 
markings light broAvnish, more or less sprinkled blackish, and 
irregularly marked \Aith black irroration on edges; two or three 
marks on costa near base ; a transverse fascia at ^, angulated in 
middle ; blotches at about |- of costa and 5 of dorsum ; a broad 
irregular fascial e patch extending along termen from apex to 
tornus : cilia whity-brownish sprinkled blackish. Hindwings grey, 
witli brassy reflections ; cilia pale greyish. 

Ceylon, Maskeliya, August {Pole, de Moiuhray); two specimens. 

Latypica retiaria, n. sp. 

c? . 13 mm. Head, ])alpi grey-whitish, second joint of palpi 
irrorated blackish. Thorax ochreous-grey-whitish sprinkled 



TINEID.E. 259 

blackish, a Idolcli of blackish irroration on shoulder. iVbdoinen 
dark grey. Porewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, 
tormen rouudid, rather strongly oblique; wliitish-oelircous, veins 
suffused deeper ochreous and speckled dark grey ; markings grey 
siitfiisedly irrorated black, occupying almost entire "wing, viz., a 
basal patch, broad anteincdian and postmedian fascioe (leaving very 
slender interspaees), and almost entirely filling whole posterior 
area between veins, which form slender streaks : cilia dull ochreous 
speckled blackish. Hindwings rather dnrk grey; cilia grev. 
Ceylon, llambukkhaua, June {Alston); one specimen. 

Hapsifera ignoMlis, n. sp. 

c? 2 • 20-25 mm. Head ochreous-whitish, sometimes tinged 
grey on sides of crown. Ptilpi ochreous-whilish sprinkled dark 
fuscous, tuft long. Thorax whitish-fuscous mixed dark fuscous. 
Abdomen grey, apex pale oclireous, Forewings elongate, rather 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely 
rounded ; 2 and 3 stalked, 8 and 9 out of 7 ; whitish-fuscous 
irrorated fuscous and dark fuscous, forming an indistinct strigula- 
tion ; stigmata cloudy, indistinct dark fuscous, with adjacent raised 
scales, plical somewhat obliquely beyond first discal, second discal 
with an adjacent obscure whitish-ochreous tuft beneath, an obscure 
rather oblique shade of dark irroration running from beyond 
middle of costa to beyond second discal; indistinct} small marginal 
s^jots of dai'k fuscous irroration round posterior part of costa and 
termen : cilia whitish-fuscous sprinkled dark fuscous. Hindwings 
and cilia grey. 

British East Africa, Nairobi, April (Dr. W. A. Lamhorn) ; 
eight specimens. Type in British Museum. 

STRYPHNODES, n. g. 

Head rough-haired ; ocelli posterior ; tongue obsolete. Antennae |, 
in c? simple, basal joint moderate. Labial palpi long, obliquely 
ascending, second joint much thickened with dense scales shortly 
tufted beneath towards apex, terminal joint much shorter, stout, 
scaled, obtuse. Maxillary palpi short, scaled, porrected, distinct. 
Posterior tibiae rough-scaled above. Eorewings with small scattered 
tufts of raised scales ; 1 6 furcate, 2 from towards angle, 7 and 8 
stalked, 7 to costa, 11 from towards base. Hindwings 1, elongate- 
ovate, cilia I ; 2-7 tolerably parallel. 

Allied to Ha_psifera, but distinguished by developed maxillary 
palpi. 

Stryplinodes styracopa, n. sp. 

cJ . 18-19 mm. Head, palpi, thorax pale ochreous. Abdomen 
grey. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen 
slightly rounded, oblique ; pale ochreous, suffusedly mixed deeper 
yollow-ochreous ; costa more or less suffused dark fuscous towards 
base; cloudy dark fuscous spots on costa at r|, middle, and |; a 
larger dark fuscous spot surmounted by yellow-ochrcous on dorsum 

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260 EXOTIC MICKOLEPIDOPTERA. 

at |, and smaller less markefl spot towards tornus ; a deep yellow- 
ochreous fascia from first costal spot to middle of dorsum, some- 
times sprinkled dark fuscous ; a small dark fuscous spot on costa 
near apex ; a triangular patch of gre3--pur[)lish suffusion more or 
less marked with blackish irroration extending over terraen and 
reaching to end of cell : cilia yellow-ochreous, a patch of blackish 
irroration beneath apox and smaller one above tornus. Hindwiugs 
dark grey, cilia grey, 

Ceylon, Maskeliya, March, May {Pole, Alston) \ three specimens. 

Trithamnora leptacma, n. sp. 

S. 16-17 mm. Head, palpi dark fuscous somewhat mixed 
whitish, second joint of palpi tufted wdth long roughly spreading 
hairscales beneath, terminal joint as long as second, slender, 
pointed. Thorax, abdomen dark fuscous. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen very 
obliquely rounded ; 7 and 8 separate ; rather dark fuscous, towards 
dorsum partially mixed witli brownish-ochreous suffusion ; five 
undefined rather oblique dark fuscous ii'regnlar transverse fasciae, 
partially edged with fine violet-blue-metallic stria?, first basal, fifth 
occupying apical area : cilia fuscous irrorated dark fuscous. Hind- 
wings bronzy-blaokish-fuscous ; cilia fuscous, a dark fuscous subbasal 
shade. 

Assam, Khasis, September ; two specimens. 

\ Trithamnora erebantha, n. sp. 

cJ $. 19-23 mm. Head, palpi, thorax dark fuscous. Abdomen 
fuscous. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, 
apex pointed, termen obliquely rounded ; dark bronzy fuscous, 
with strong purple-blue gloss : cilia purplish-coppery -fuscous. 
Hindwings bronzj'-fuseous ; cilia pale greyish, bronzy-tinged towards 
base. 

British Guiana, Bartica, December to February {Parish) ; four 
specimens. 

Themeliotis inexpleta, n. sp. 

(S . 14 mm. Head pale yellow-ochreous. Palpi pale yellow- 
ochreous mixed dark fuscous. Thorax pale yellow-ochreous, 
shoulders and posterior crest mixed dark fuscous. Abdomen light 
grey, anal tuft whitish. Forewings elongate, moderate, costa 
moderately arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; irides- 
cent pale ochreous-yellowish, with scattered dark fuscous scales; 
a deeper ochreous-yellowish basal patch, edge more sprinkled 
blackisl), oblique, costal edge dark fnscons ; a patch of deeper 
ochreous suffusion on costa beyond middle, with V-shaped dnrk 
fuscous irroration, whence a streak of dark fuscous irroration runs 
to near terinen above tornus, and thence parallel to termen to 
apex ; the dark fuscous irroration indicates small dots along 
termen : cilia pale ochreous-yellowish faintly barred darker, tips 



TINEIDiE. 261 

dark grey. Hindwings 3 and 4 separate; pale grey; cilia 
ochreous-whitish, 

Ckylon, Haldamulla {Alston) ; one specimen. 

EXANTHICA Meyr. 

I have succeeded in recognising the affinity of this curious and 
abnormal genus ; it belongs to the TineitUe, and is allied to 
Fseudnryis, of which it may be regarded as a development. 

Eumasia crypsiphila, n. sp. 

d' ? . 7-9 mm. Head, palpi ochreons-whitish. Thorax ochreous- 
whitish, somewhat speckled dark fuscous. Abdomen light grey. 
Forewings elongate, costa moderately arched, apex tolerably 
pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; 4 absent ; ochreous- 
whitisli, streAvn dark fuscous scales and strigulae ; markings dark 
fuscous ; small spots on costa near base and towards dorsum at 5 ; 
a rather oblicjue fascia before middle ; a small spot on costa beyond 
middle; a direct fascia at | ; small spots on costa before apex and 
at apex, and some irregular dots along termen : cilia whitish, on 
basal half somewliat mixed dark fuscous. Hindwings 4 absent ; 
dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Ckylon, Galle, January {Fletcher) ; two specimens. Size of 
arenatella, but neuration as in testata, distinct from both by dark 
grey hindwings ; markings of forewings practically identical in all 
three species. 

Eumasia exoria, n. sp. 

c? . 9 mm. Head ochreous-whitish, crown mixed fuscous. 
Thorax whitish-ochreous, basal half of patagia fuscous. Abdomen 
whitish-ochreous. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse, termen very oblicjuely rounded ; 4 present ; whitish- 
ochreous, transversely striated and strigulated -with fuscous and 
dark fuscous irroration ; markings dark fuscous ; five roundish 
spots on costa, two in disc at middle and | (representing stigmata), 
and several small elongate marl<s on posterior part of dorsum and 
termen : cilia whitish, basal half barred dark fuscous irroration. 
Hindwings 4 present ; whitish-grey ; cilia grey-whitish. 

Bengal, Pusa, September {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

ASYNDETAULA, u. g. 

Head loosely rough-haired ; ocelli small, posterior ; tongue 
obsolete. Antenna9 §, in J loosely scaled, basal joint short, 
without pecten. Labial palpi moderate, slender, ascending, second 
joint with two or three projecting lateral bristles at apex, terminal 
joint as long as second, obtuse. ^M axillary palpi obsolete. Pos- 
terior tibia) with appressed scales. Forewings 1 b simple, 2 from 
angle, 3 absent, 6 absent, 7 absent, 11 from towards base, posterior 
and upper walls of cell wholly obsolete but veins in due position 
as though rising from it. Hindwings 5, narrowly elongate-ovate, 



262 EXOTIC MICROr.EriDOrTEKA. 

cilia 1.^ ; Ih straight, simple, rather long, 2 appearing to rise free, 
cell open between 2 and 5, 5 and G rising on a stalk ont of 7. 

The singular obsolescence of the cell-walls, thus leaving the 
veins rising from it, so to speak, in the air, is a remarkable feature. 
The genus belongs to the neighbourhood of Mdllobathra. 

AsyndetaiQa vagula, n. sp. 

(5 . mm. Head, palpi whitish-ochreous, crown somewhat 
tinged grey. Thorax, abdomen dark purplish-grey. Forewings 
elongate, rather narrow, posteriorly dilated, costa gently arched, 
aix'x obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded ; pale ochreons 
irregularly and suffusedly irrorated purple-blackish; an irregular 
nearly clear pale ochreons streak along dorsum from base to tornus; 
a cloudy blackish transverse striga in disc at | : cilia pale ochreous, 
two strong dark fuscous shades. Hindwings brassy-grey ; cilia 
grey. 

Assam, Shillong, September (Fletclw) ; three specimens. Taken 
flying commonly by day over a mossy bank, apparently attached to 
the moss, on which the larva probably feeds. 

NEOMERISTIS, n. g. 

Head rough. Antennae somewhat over k, rather stout. Labial 
palpi moderately long, porrected, second joint thickened with 
appressed scales, terminal joint moderate, cylindrical, obtuse. 
Maxillary palpi obsolete. Forewings 2 from near angle, 6 to 
apparent apex, 8 and 9 stalked, 11 from before middle. Hind- 
wings 1, elongate-ovate, 2-7 tolerably parallel. 

Type ahscensella Walk, from Venezuela. 

Diplodoma peregrina, n. sp. 

d' . 18 mm. Head pale ochreous. Palpi short, dark fuscous. 
Antennal ciliations Ig. Thorax dark purplish-grey. Abdomen 
grey. Forewings elongate, moderate, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse, termen obliquely rounded; dark purplish - grey : cilia 
concolorous. Hindwings rather dark grey : cilia grey. 

Assam, Khasis ; one specimen. 

Narycia scelerata, n. sp. 

(3 . 18 mm. Head, palpi dark fuscous. Antennal ciliations 2. 
Thorax pale ochreous-yellowish, anterior margin suffused dark 
fuscous. Abdomen whitish-ochreous. Forewings elongate, mode- 
rate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded; 
7 and 8 short-stalked, 7 to termen ; pale ochreous-yellowish : cilia 
concolorous. Hindwings whitish-grey ; cilia yellow-whitish. 

S. India, Palnia, 6000 feet [Caviphell) ; one specimen. 

Narycia plana, n. sp. 

S . 16 ram. Head, palpi light ochreous-yellowish. Antennal 
ciliations 2. Thorax whitish-ochreous, anterior fourth dark fuscous. 



TINEID^. 263 

Abdomen whitish-gre}^ anal tuffc whitish-ochreous. Forewings 
moderate, suboblong, costa strongly arched towards base and apex, 
apex rounded, terraen rounded, rather oblique ; 7 and 8 nearly 
approximated at base ; glossy whitish-ochreous, costal edge light 
yellow-ochreous: cilia whitish-ochreous. Hindwings and cilia 
whitish-ochreous. 

French Congo, Fort Crampol ; one specimen. 

Narycia ohserata, n. sp. 

5 . 16 mm. Head whitish-ochreous. Palpi whitish-ochreous, 
second joint shortly tufted beneath, irrorated dark fuscous towards 
base. Thorax dark fuscous. Abdomen grey, anal tuft large, 
whitish-ochreous. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse, termen very obliiiuely rounded; 8 absent; whitish- 
ochreous, tinged grey in disc, especially posteriorly; markings 
dark fuscous, edged with some scattered silvery-white scales ; 
three moderately broad transverse fasciae, first almost basal, outer 
edge slightly curved, second somewhat before middle, broad on 
costa but with anterior edge irregularly concave and posterior 
straight so as to be narrow on lower half, third from | of costa to 
lower half of termen, irregular-edged ; an apical spot, and small 
terminal spot beneath apex : cilia greyish, with dark grey subbasal 
shade, and three bars of whitish-ochreous suffusion on upper part 
of termen. Hindwings rather dark grey ; cilia pale grey. 

Ceylon, Maskeliya, October {Alston); one specimen. Allied to 
cameraia, but immediately distinguished by dark fuscous thorax, 
and entire posterior fascia and apical spots of forewings. 

Ctenocompa phthonera, n. sp. 

cJ $ . 14 mm. Head, thorax pale greyish. Antennal pecti- 
nations J about 18. Abdomen grey, anal tuft of J whitish. 
Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, 
termen very obliquely rounded ; 6 absent ; light grey, obscurely 
strigulated transversely with dark fuscous irroration : cilia light 
grey. Hindwings thinly clothed grey hairscales ; cilia whitish- 
grey, towards base ochreous-grey. 

Assam, Khasis, March ; two specimens. Very similar to Jioloscia, 
which however has a whitish head, and vein 6 of forewings present 
as usual ; in lioloscia 7 and 9 of forewings are sometimes but not 
always stalked. 

Ctenocompa capnoscia, n. sp. 

(S . 12 ram. Head, palpi, thorax, abdomen dark fuscous. 
Autennal pectinations about 16. Forewings elongate, posteriorly 
dilated, co.sta gently arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded; 
grey, with irregular interrupted indistinct dark fuscous transverse 
striae; base suffused dark fuscous; indistinct roundish spots of 
dark fuscous suffusion in disc at g and | : cilia whitish-fuscous, 
suffused fuscous towards base. Hindwings thinly clothed dark 
grey hairscales ; cilia as in forewings. 

Ceylon, Maskeliya, January (Pole) ; one specimen. 



2(54 lOXOriC JlICROLKriDOPJEKA. 

Ctenocompa aphanodes, n. sp. 

c? . 10 mm. Head grey. Antennal pectinations 8. Thorax, 
abdomen dark fuscous. Forewings elongate, posteriorly somewhat 
dilated, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, term en very obli(}ncly 
rounded ; dark purple-fuscous : cilia dark ])urplish-grey. ])aler 
towards tips. Hindwings thinly clothed dark ])urple-fuscous 
hairscales ; cilia as in forewings. 

CooKG, Dibidi, ,'5500 feet, January (Newrome); one specimen. 

Ctenocompa adversa, n. sp. 

c? 12-14 mm., 5 19 mm. Head wliite, face fuscous. Palpi 
very short and sliglit, fuscous. Antennal peeliriatioTis cS 4, basal 
joint with white tuft. Tliorax whitish, anterior margin suffused 
fuscous. Al)domeu whitish-fuscous or whitish. Forewings elongate, 
costa moderately arched, apex obtuse, termen very obliquely 
I'ounded; whitish, more or less tinged pale brownish, with scattered 
dark fuscous or blackish scales, sometimes in rows on veins 
posteriorly : a dark fuscous dash from base above middle to i ; a 
somewhat oblique fuscous fasciate streak sprinkled dark fuscous 
from dorsum bej^ond middle, reaching more than half across wing; 
sometimes a fuscous spot in disc at |, or brownish fascia from this 
to costa at f ; a marginal series of irregubir dark fuscous or 
blackish dots round posterior part of costa and termen : cilia white, 
sometimes tinged brownish. Hindwings whitish-grey or light 
grey: cilia grey-whitish. 

CooRG, Dibidi, 3500 feet (Neircome) ; INfAnRAS, Trichinopoly 
(Ma.inveU); Ceylon, Kcgalle (AJstoii) ; September, and from 
February to May, six specimens. Allied to mesocentra. 

Ctenocompa farinosa, n. sp. 

c? . 12 mm. Head ])a]e whitish-ochreous. Palpi short, dark 
fuscous. Antennal pectinations 8. Thorax ochreous - whitish, 
anterior margin suffused fuscous. Abdomen liglit greyish, anal 
tuft whitish-ochreous. Forewings elongate, moderate, costa mode- 
rately arched, apex obtuse, termen rounded, rather stronglj' obli()ue ; 
liglit greyish-ochreous or pale fuscous, sutfusedlj^ irrorated whitish; 
discal stigmata small, fuscous, indistinct, in one specimen nearly 
obsolete; in one specimen a terminal series of cloudy fuscous dots : 
cilia whitish-grey-ochreous. Hindwings light grey ; cilia whitish- 
grey-ochreous. 

Kanaka, Chandvadi ; Bombay, Dharwar; April, May, two 
specimens (j\laxwell). 

Ctenocompa micropsycha, n. sp. 

J. 9 mm. Head and thorax white, lower part of face, palpi, 
and collar fuscous. Aiitennal pectinations 5. Abdtimen pale 
grey. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, 
termen very obliquely rounded ; ochreous-whitish ; costal edge 



TINKID^. 265 

dark fuscous towards base : cilia ocbreous-whitisli. Iliii(hviiigs 
])ale grey; cilia ochreous-wliitish. 

Wadius, Cuddapab, 4000 feet {Campl>ell) ; one specimen, 

Ctenocompa antibola, n. sp. 

d" $. 12-13 mm. Head and thorax wbitisb, lower pai't of 
face, palpi, and collar brownisb. Antennal pectinations S ^^^ 
Abdomen pale greyish. Porewings elongate, costa moderately 
arched, apex obtuse, ternien very obliquely rounded ; whitish- 
ocbreous suffusedly irrorated white, with scattered fuscous and 
dark fuscous scales ; a dark fuscous dot on end of cell ; sometimes 
a small cloudy fuscous spot on dorsum beyond middle ; a marginal 
series of irregular dai-k fuscous dots round apex and termen : cilia 
o(!hreous-whitish. Hindwings pale grey ; cilia ochreous-whitish. 
Ceylojt, Madulsima, May (Vau</han, Fletcher) ; three specimens. 

Ctenocompa hexaspila, n. sp, 

c? . 21 mm. Head wbitisb, face and palpi dark fuscous. 
Antennal pectinations 3. Thorax, abdomen grey. Forewings 
elongate, posteriori}- somewhat dilated, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse, termen rounded, rather stronglj' oblique ; light brownish- 
grey, whitish-tinged in posterior half of cell ; an elongate dark 
fuscous subcostal mark at base ; two small irregular spots of dark 
fuscous irroration in disc at | and before middle, two above fold 
slightly before those, one on dorsum beneath second of these, and 
one on end of cell ; cloudy dark fuscous dots round posterior part 
of costa and termen on extremities of veins : cilia pale brownish- 
grey (imperfect). Hindwings thinly clothed grey hairscales; cilia 
pale grey. 

Ceylon, Jloskeliya, February {Green); one specimen. 

Melasina nota, n. sp. 

c? . 21 mm. Head whitish. Palpi rather long, whitish, second 
joint with dense projecting scales above and beneath, suffused 
fuscous except apex. Antennal pectinations 4. Thorax whitish, 
shoulders infuscated, crest posteriorly and tips of patagia dark 
fuscous. Abdomen oclireous-whitish. Forewings elongate, mode- 
rate, costa gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen slightly 
rounded, rather oblique: 9 absent; w^hitish, irregularly sprinkled 
pale brownish ; base suffused light brownisb, darker towards 
dorsum ; two or three minute dark fuscous raised dots towards 
costa anteriorly, and two on costa beyond middle ; a semicircular 
pale brownish spot on middle of dorsum, containing a blackish 
elongate mark on fold (i)lical stigma) ; a blackish transverse mark 
on end of cell, placed in a light brownish spot connected posteriorly 
1)V a streak with costa near apex ; a light brownish tornal spot 
almost confluent with this : cilia whitish with interrupted basal 
and subbasal linos of dark fuscous irroration and partially suH'used 
brownish on apical tliiid, especially ou lower half of termen. 



266 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

Hindwings grey- whitish ; cilia whitish, a fine pale greyiah subbasal 
line on apical half. 

iJoiiitAY, Dharwar, September {Maxwell); one specimen. 
Unusually distinct. 

Melasiua subacta, n. sp. 

S . 1-i nim. Head pale ochreous. Palpi moderately long, dark 
fuscous, tip pale ochreous. Antennal pectinations 2k. Thorax 
fuscous. Eorewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, 
termen obliquely rounded; brownish -ochreous ; costa suffused 
fuscous towards base : cilia light ochreous. Hindwings pale 
ochreous-greyish ; cilia whitish-ochreous. 
Bombay, Konkan {Young); one specimen. 

Melasma phaeogenes, n. sp. 

S 19-24 mm., 5 ^7 mm. Head brownish-ochreous, in 2 
slightly Sprinkled whitish and fnscous hairs. Palpi fuscous, apex 
ochreous. Antennal pectinations S 6. Thorax dark fuscous 
slightly speckled whitish. Abdomen grey, anal tuft S pale 
ochreous. Forewings elongate, moderate, costa gently arched, 
apex rounded, termen rounded, rather oblique ; whitish-fuscous, 
closely irrorated dark fuscous throughout; a very obscure darker 
spot on middle of costa, and smaller one at §, scarcely defined, 
scales of costal edge pale between and beyond ; these in 5 quadrate 
groups of obscure whitish dots arranged longitudinally in disc and 
larger similar markings in subdorsal area : cilia S whitish-fuscous, 
mixed and obscurely barred fuscous, in $ whitish, more distinctly 
barred grey. Hindwings grey ; cilia whitish-grey, a grey subbasal 
shade. 

Madras, S. Arcot and Cuddalore, August, September {Maxwell) ; 
five specimens. 

Melasma deposita, n. sp. 

(S . 2Q mm. Head, thorax whity-brownish. Palpi moderately 
long, with appressed scales, fuscous. Antennal pectinations 8. 
Abdomen whitish-fuscous. Fore wings elongate, costa slightly 
arched, apex rounded, termen obliquely rounded ; fuscous-whitish, 
sprinkled except towards costa anteriorly with striguhie of fuscous 
irroration, more strongly strigulated towards termen ; a suffused 
irregular attenuated rather dark fuscous streak along costa from 
base to | ; a broad fuscous longitudinal streak irrorated dark fuscous 
beneath cell from about | to | of wing, on anterior half cleft longi- 
tudinally into two and posteriorly cut by pale ground-colour on 
veins, and a narrower irregular similar streak above cell from before 
middle to | of wing : cilia f uscous-wliitish barred fuscous. Hind- 
wings light grey suffused whitish-ochreous towards base ; cilia 
fuscous-whitish. 

Bombay, Dharwar, June {Maxivell) ; one specimen. Very dis- 
tinct by the longitudinal markings and unusually long antennal 
pectinations ; nearest lencoaceptra. 



Melasma brachiata, n. sp. 

cJ . 32-85 mm. Head whitish, hairs suffused fuscous towards 
base. Palpi moderate, fuscous, terminal joint whitisli. Anteunal 
pectinatious 5. Thorax fuscous mixed whitisli, shoulders suffused 
dark fuscous. Abdomen pale fuscous. Forewinojs elongate, costa 
slight!}' arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termcn obliquely rounded ; 
light fuscous irregularly suffused whitish, and strewn with striguhe 
of dark fuscous irroratiou ; markings formed by more or less dark 
fuscous irroration, with absence of white suffusion; a suffused 
blotch along basal third of costa; an irregular angulate blotch 
extending round posterior margin of cell and beneath middle of 
wing, with a strong triangular projection downwards from beneatb 
middle nearly to dorsum, upper portion connected with costa by 
two bars, posteriorly with sufiused bar to termen above torn us; a 
nearly straight subterminal series of six dark fuscous spots, larger 
above and below middle : cilia fuscous-whitish barred fuscous, 
Hmdwinga pale fuscous ; cilia ochreous-whitish, a faint fuscous line. 

5 . 40 mm. Forewings more elongate, light fuscous irrorated 
dark fuscous, with whitish suffusion, discal markings only obscurely 
indicated by darker suffusion. 

BoMBAT, Darwar, Poona, May, June {JSIaxweJl, FletcJur); six 
specimens. Extremely like certatrir, but certainly distinct, fore- 
wings narrower anteriorly, with costa less arched and termen more 
oblifpie, and recognisable by the subterminal series of dark spots, of 
which the central portion is absent in certatrlx\ the same character 
will separate it easily from the Ceylon expressa. 

Melasma coagulata, n. sp. 

S. 24-28 mm. Head light greyish-ochreous mixed whitish. 
Palpi moderate, smooth, fuscous, tip whitish. Antennal pectina- 
tions 6. Thorax white, more or less sprinkled fuscous or dark 
fuscous, especially anteriorly, shoulders suffused fuscous. Abdomen- 
fuscous-whitish. Forewings elongate, costa slightly arched, apex 
rounded-obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; white, strewn with 
strigulai of dark fuscous irroration ; markings formed of pale fuscous- 
or greyish-ochreous suflFusion, irrorated dark fuscous ; some suffusion 
along basal half of costa, and a row of small dark spots beneath 
this and posterior half of costa ; undefintd blotches in disc about) 
middle and | and a darker blotch on fold between them, usually 
connected with them by a broad U-shaped baud of suffusion, with 
projecting lobes posteriorly above and below middle ; a series of 
strigula3or small spots along dorsum and termen : cilia white, towards- 
base yellowish-tinged, barred dark fuscous. Hindwings whitish- 
fuscous or pale fuscous ; cilia ochreous-whitish, a faint fuscous line. 

Madras, Trichinopoly, Dindigul, Guindy, August, September 
{Maxivell, Fletclur) ; four specimens. 

\ Dysoptus tantalota, n. sp. 

S. 10 mm. Head whitish-ochreous ; crown sprinkled fuscous^ 
Palpi whitish-ochreous sprinkled fuscous. Thorax dark fuscous^ 



268 EXOTIC MICEOLEPIDOPTKEA. 

an oclireous-whitish posterior si)ot. Abdomen dark fuscous, beneath 
ochreous-whitish. Forewings elongate, posteriorly somewhat 
dilated, costa gcntlj^ arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen nearly 
straight, rather oblique ; dark fuscous ; small triangular ochreous- 
whitish spots on costa before middle and at | ; an ochreous-whitish 
dot on end of cell, and one between this and apex; a minute 
ochreous-whitish dot on termen beneath apex : cilia dark fuscous, on 
termen with three niinuto basal ochreous-wliitish dots, above ai)ex 
an ochreous-whitish patch. Hindwings dark fuscous; a very small 
oclireous-whitish spot towards apex, a transverse mark from dorsum 
before tornus, and a series of three subterminal dots between these : 
cilia dark fuscous (imperfect), 

Ekitish Guiana, Bartica, February (Parish); one specimen. 
AntennaB |, in c? ciliated; maxillary palpi very short, filiform, 
drooping ; forewings 7 to apex. 

^ BYTHOCRATES, n. g. 

Head rough-haired; ocelli posterior ; tongue absent. Antenna) 5, 
in c? serrate, ciliated, basal joint moderate, without pecten. Labial 
])alpi moderate, porrected, slender, smooth, terminal joint shorter 
than second, pointed. Maxillary palpi short, filiform, ai)i>ressed. 
Posterior tibiie smooth. Forewings 2 fi'om near angle, 8 and 4 
stalked from angle, 7 to apex, 11 from towards base. Hindwings 1, 
elongate-ovate, cilia g ; 2-7 tolerably parallel. 

Eclongs to Scardia group. 

\J Bythocrates drosocycla, n. sp. 

c? . 11mm. Head brownish. Palpi whitish, externally dark 
fuscous except tip. Thorax, abdomen dark purplish-fuscous. Fore- 
wings elongate, rather narrow, posteriorly slightly dilated, costa 
gently arched, apex obtuse, termen rounded, somewhat oblique; 
deep purple, very obscurely reticulated blackish-grey ; costal edge 
blackish, dotted pale ochreous : cilia greyish, base within a blackish 
shade dotted pale ochreous. Hindwings purple sufi'usedly mixed 
dark grey ; cilia dark grey. 

British Gdiana, Bartica, February (Parish); one specimen. 

DASMOPHORA, u. g. 

Head densely rough-haired; ocelli posterior; tongue absent. 
Antennae |, basal joint short, with slight pecten. Labial palpi 
rather long, curved, ascending, second joint shortly tufted with 
dense rough scales beneath, terminal joint nearly as long as second, 
slender, tolerably pointed. Maxillary palpi short, porrected, loosely 
scaled. Posterior tibia3 rough- scaled above. Forewings 1 h furcate, 
2 from near angle, 4 absent, 7 to apex, 9 and 10 stalked, 11 from 
towards base. Hindwings 1, elongate-ovate, cilia -| : 4 absent, 
2-7 tolerably parallel. 

Also allied to Scardia. 

V Dasmophora xerospila, n. sp. 

2 . 17 mm. Head fuscous. Palpi ochreous-whitish, second 



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joint fuscous except apex, terminal joint with basal and supra- 
median fuscous bands. Thorax fuscous sprinkled and spotted dark 
fuscous. Abdomen grey. Forewiugs elongate, rather narrow, 
costa gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, terinen obliquely rounded; 
pale greyish-ochreous irregularly sprinkled fuscous and dark fuscous ; 
dark fuscous spots on costa at base, 5, beyond middle, and near 
apex, and several small spots between these; roundish or oval dark 
fuscous spots in disc before middle and at |, and on fold towards 
base and beneath middle of wing ; two or three small irregular 
spots on dorsum, and three on termen ; cilia ochreous-grey-whitish, 
Avith interrupted dark fuscous bars, and subbasal line of dark 
fuscous irroration. Hindwings grey, ligliter anteriorly; cilia 
ochreous-whitish, two faint greyish shades. 

Feench Guiana, ISt. Jean, li. Muroni, July; one specimen. 

EXONCOTIS, n. g. 

Head with dense loose hairscales ; ocelli inferior ; tongue obsolete. 
Antennae f, in d" simple, rather stout, somewhat compressed, basal 
joint short, stout, without pecten. Labial palpi rather long, curved, 
ascending, basal and second joints densely tufted beneath with 
rough hairscales, terminal joint about as long as second, stout, 
scaled, obtuse. Maxillary palpi very sliort, drooping, loosely scaled. 
Posterior tibia? rough-scaled above. Forewings 1 h furcate, 2 from 
near angle, 7 to apex, 11 from before middle. Hindwings 1, elongate- 
ovate, cilia 1^; 2 before remote, 3-7 rather near together and parallel. 

Allied to the two preceding. 

/ Eioncotis increpans, n, sp. 

(S . 13 mm. Head pale ochreous, crown somewhat mixed or 
suffused fuscous. Palpi dark fuscous, apex of second joint pale 
ochreous, terminal joint pale ochreous with basal and supramedian 
fuscous bands. Thorax pale ochreous, anteriorly more or less wholly 
suffused dark fuscous. Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, costa 
gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; 
pale ochreous, a few scattered brownish scales : a blackish blotch 
on base of costa, from which a brown suffusion mottled blackish 
extends to a blackish spot at |, small blackish spots at | and before 
apex, with two or three small strigulae ; discal stigmata black, first 
small or obsolete, second transverse, its lower end connected by an 
irregular brown streak mottled black with termen above tornus, 
some blackish mottling along termen from this to near apex ; some- 
times a suffused brownish spot on dorsum before tornus : cilia pale 
ochreous, more or less barred fuscous or dark fuscous on dark 
markings. Hindwings grey; cilia light grey. 

French Guiana, St. Jean, R. Maroni, July; two specimens. 

J Myrmecozela corymbota, n. sp. 

(S . 17 mm. Head ochreous-whitish. Palpi dark fuscous, apex 
of joints ochreous-whitish. Thorax ochreous-^vhitish, three dark 
fuscous anterior spots. Abdomen whitish-ochreous. Forewings 
elongate, posteriorly slightly dilated, costa gently arched, apex 



270 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

obtuse, termen obliquely rounded; 4 and 5 connate; ocbroous- 
wliitish; markings dark fuacous ; small spots on costa near base 
and at |, a larger subquadrate spot at middle, and smaller one 
towards apex, and several minute dots between these ; small spots 
on Fold aud dorsum at ^ ; a transverse truncate spot from dorsum 
beneath median costal reaching nearly lialf across wing; a mark in 
disc beneath posterior costal spot ; some marginal slrigulte round 
apex and one near tornus : cilia ochreous-wbitish. llindwings 
liglit grey, anteriorly paler and somewliat tinged wbitisli-ochreous ; 
cilia whitish-ocbreous, towards tips wliitish. 
Perxt, Pacaya, June (^Mimnscu) ; one specimen. 

V Myrmecozela respersa, n. sp. 

5 . 21 mm. Head whitish-ocbreous. PaljH wbitisli-ochreous, 
slightly sprinkled fuscous, second joint shortly rough-scaled beneath. 
Thorax whitish-ocbreous, shoulders sprinkled blackish. Abdomen 
whitish-ocbreous, slightly sprinkled fuscous, forewings elongate, 
costa slightly arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen obliquely 
rounded; very pale greyish-ocbreous, irregularly marbled light 
fulvous-ocbreous ; a very irregular band of light grey suffusion 
irregularly irrorated blackish running from base of costa through 
disc below middle, curved up round cell aud terminating on costa 
at ^ ; two groups of dots of black irroration about fold beneath 
this baud before and beyond middle ; cloudy blackish dots on 
margins of band in disc before middle and on end of cell ; a series 
of small grey spots sprinkled blackisb along costa, larger posteriorly, 
and a series along termen: cilia ochreous-wbitish, sprinkled aud 
barred dark grey irroration. Hindwings light grey; cilia whitish- 
ocbreous, base tinged grey. 
Florida; one specimen. 

^ Diataga compsacma, n. sp. 

S. 15-16 mm. Head, thorax pale ocbreous. Palpi pale ochreous 
ispeckled dark fuscous. Antennal ciliations 4. Abdomen pale 
ocbreous speckled fuscous. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, 
costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; light 
ochreous, irregularly strewn with dots of blackish irroration and 
sometimes with accompanying whitish dots ; an elongate spot of 
blackisb irroration on costa beyond middle, costa for some distance 
before and beyond this suffused whitish ; some elongate marbling 
of blackisb irroration in middle of disc ; a transverse black apical 
mark, anteriorly edged by a straight transverse double white stria 
with some fine black strigulaj, preceded by a brown fascia marked 
blackish on costa: cilia greyish, a dark fuscous postmedian line. 
Hindwings pale greyish, towards apex strigulated darker grey ; 
cilia ochreous-wbitisb. 

British Guiana, Bartica, December, January (Parish) • three 
specimens. 

OPSODOCA, n. g. 

Head rough-haired ; ocelli posterior; tongue obsolete. Antennae |, 



TINEID^. 271 

in c? simple, basal joint moderate, without pecten. Labial palpi 
moderately long, porrected, filifoim, terminal joint somewhat 
shorter than second, tolcrablj' pointed. Maxillary i)alpi several- 
jointed, folded, filiform. Posterior tibiae with appressed scales. 
Forewings 16 simple, 2 from angle, 7 to costa, 11 from towards 
base. Hindwings |, lanceolate, cilia 2 ; 2 and 3 short, cell open 
between '3 and 5, 4 absent, 5-7 basally approximated. 
Type metrodoxa. Perhaps related to llomotinea. 

Opsodoca metrodoxa, n. sp. 

d' . 6 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen ochreous-whitish. Palpi 
whitish, a dark fuscous line externally. Porevvings elongate, 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen very 
obliquely rounded ; whitish, some scattered ochreous and dark grey 
scales ; a black dot beneath costa at i, some blackish scales on costa 
about ^, and an elongate blackish-grey spot at | ; short black dashes 
in disc beyond middle and towards termen, edged beneath with 
ochreous-yellowish suffusion ; an apical spot of blackish irroration : 
cilia whitish-ochreous, a median line of blackish points. Hindwings 
light grey; cilia whitish-grey. 

Bkitish Guiana, Bartica, Mallali, Pebruary, March (Parish) ; 
two specimens. 



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Opsodoca amentata, n. sp. 

cT . 6 mm. Head white. Thorax whitish slightly sprinkled 
dark fuscous, shoulders tinged ochreous. Abdomen grey. Pore- 
wings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen 
very obliquely rounded; whitish, finely speckled dark fuscous, some 
scattered black scales towards dorsum and posteriorly; an elongate 
black mark on costa before middle and larger semioval one about 
■|, edged ochreous suffusion beneath ; elongate black marks on fold 
before middle, in disc beyond middle, and towards termen in middle, 
edged ochreous sufiusion beneath ; a black apical spot: cilia whitish- 
ochreous, rows of black points, an interrupted black subbasal line. 
Hindwings dark grey; cilia grey. 

Beitish Guiana, Bartica, Pebruary (ParisJi) ; one specimen. 

/ XYSTROLOGA, n. g. 

Head rough; ocelli posterior; tongue obsolete. Antennao |, in 
c? simple, basal joint moderately elongate, without pecten. I,abial 
palpi moderately long, porrected, smooth-scaled, second joint with 
two or three apical bristles, terminal joint shorter than second, 
tolerably obtuse. Maxillary palpi several-jointed, folded, filiform. 
Posterior tibiae rough-haired above and beneath. Porewings 1 b 
furcate, 2 from angle, 6 and 7 stalked, 7 to costa, 11 from towards 
base. Hindwings somewhat under 1, ovate-lanceolate, cilia 1 ; 
cell open between 3 and 4, 4 approximated to 5, 5 and 6 stalked, b 
to apex. 

Type invidiosa. Perhaps allied to Leucomcle. 



EXOTIC MICIIOLEPIDOPTEUA. 



Xystrologa itividiosa, n. sp. 

J 5 . 10-14 ram. Head ochreous-gruy-whitisli. Palpi wliitisli, 
eecond ioint externally dark fuscous, terminal joint sprinkltnl dark 
fuscous. Thorax pale greyish-ochreous speckled dark grey. Ab- 
domen grey. Eorewings elongate, rather narrow, co.sta gently arclied, 
apex pointed, terraon extremely obliquely rounded; light grcyisli- 
ochreous irregularly irrorated dark grey, without defined inarkingH: 
cilia pale greyish-ochreous sprinkled dark gre}. llindwings grey ; 
cilia light grey. 

Colombia, La Crumbrc, (>GUO feet. May (ParisJi); three 
specimens, 

,/ Xystrologa fulvicolor, n. sp. 

(S $. 9-10 mm. Head, palpi, thorax, abdomen dark fuscous. 
Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gentlj' arclmd. apex 
pointed, termeii extremely obliquely rounded; oehreous-tulvous ; 
a autfused dark fuscous streak extending along costa from base 
to I ; a suffused dark fuscous apical spot, and a slender terniimil 
streak not quite reaching this: cilia pale i'uLvous, basal lialt mixed 
dark fuscous irroration. Hindwings and cilia dark fuscous. 

Bkitish Guiana, Eartica, February (^Pari.sh); three specimens. 

\j LEPTOCHERSA, n. g. 

Head roughly tufted; ocelli posterior; tongue obsolete. Antennic 
l,iu c? simple, basal joint moderate, with jjecten. Labial palpi 
moderate, slender, porrected, second joint with two or three pro- 
jecting apical bristles, terminal joint somewhat shorter, toleraltly 
pointed. Maxillary palpi several-jointed, folded, filiform. Posterior 
tibite with appressed scales. F'orewings 1 b simple, 2 from angle, 
4 absent, 7 to costa, 8 absent, 11 from towards base. Hindwings .\, 
narrow-lanceolate, cilia 4 ; 2 and 3 short, cell open between 15 and 
5, 4 absent, 5-7 nearly approximated at base. 

Allied to Ischiioscla and Demobrotis. 

Leptochersa diarthra, n. sp. 

c5' . 5-0 mm. Head ochreous-grey-whitish, mixed black on 
crown. Palpi whitish, banded blackish. Anteiinte whitish ringed 
grey. Thorax ochreous-whitish mixed dark fuscous. Abdomen 
whitish-grey. Forewings elongate, narrow, costa slightly arched, 
apex pointed, termeu extremel}' obliquely rounded; pale whitish- 
ochreous, some scattered dark fuscous scales; about ten small dark 
fuscous spots or transverse striguke on costa, a series of dorsal 
strigulae becoming small irregular spots on termen, irregular spots 
in disc before and beyond middle and at |, ])artially connecting 
these, and a spot at apex : cilia ochreous-whitish, base sprinkled 
dark fuscous, an interrupted dark grey median shade. Hindwings 
grey ; cilia pale greyish. 

British Gdiana, Bartica, Mallali, February, March [rariah); five 
specimens. 



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Synnologa tliriophora, n. sp. 

S 2 • 10-14 mm. Head whitish-grey or whitish. I'alpi dark 
grey, sprinkled whitish, second joint with some lateral bristles. 
Maxillary palpi short, slender, porrected. Thorax whitish, a trans- 
verse anterior bar of dark grey irroration. Abdomen light grey, 
anal tuft ochreous-whitish. i'orewings elongate, narrow, costa 
gently arched, apex obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded; 7 and 
8 usually stalked; grey-wliitish, some scattered dark grey scales; 
markings dark grey, partially or wholly suffused black ; a spot on 
costa near base, whence a slender slreak runs to base of dorsum; 
rather large rounded-triangular spots on costa at i and 3, and a 
rather smaller one at | ; a transverse spot from middle of dorsum ; 
a rather large irregular spot in disc at f ; three small spots forming 
a rather curved transverse prgeapical series: cilia grey- whitish. 
Hindwings light grey ; cilia whitish-grey. 

Eritxsh Guiana, Mallali, March (Parish) ; eleven specimens. 
Possibly in this genus the missing vein of forewings is really 11, 
the vein rising from middle of cell being 10; I am unable to 
determine this preciselj^ but the characteristic position of these 
veins is alike in all the species. Other characters show some 
variation ; short maxillary palpi are usually present, and veins 7 
and 8 of forewings are usually but not always stalked. 



J 



Syrmologa chersopa, n. sp. 

(5' . 8-15 mm. Head greyish. Palpi dark fuscous, second joint 
with lateral bristles. Thorax light greyish-ochreous, with anterior 
bar of blackish irroration, shoulders grey. Abdomen grey. Fore- 
wings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, 
termen very obliquely rounded ; 7 and 8 stalked ; light greyish- 
ochreous, tips of scales silvery-whitish ; about ten small brownish 
s{)ot3 irrorated dark fuscous along costa and about twelve smaller 
along dorsum and termen: a patch of blackish irroration in disc 
about |, connected with dorsum by undefined streaks ; some 
scattered transverse strigulje of fuscous irroration in disc; some 
]»ale brownish-ochreous suffusion irrorated dark fuscous in disc at 
|, and a more distinct Spot towards apex: cilia grey. Hindwings 
bron/.y-grej', })aler towards base ; cilia light grey. 

iJiarisH Guiana, Mallali, March (Parish)- four specimens. 

Syrmologa spermatias, n. sp. 

5 . 18 mm. Head, tliorax whitish-ochreous slightly speckled 
blackish. Palpi whitish, second joint externally irrorated dark 
fuscous except apex, terminal joint with basal and supramedian rings 
of blackish irroration. Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, rather 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen vcrj^ obliquely 
roun(le(l ; 7 and 8 stalked ; whitish-ochreous, some scattered fuscous 
specks; markings formed of fine black irroration with .faint pale 
brownish suffusion ; six small spots on anterior half of costa, 
two larger ones beyond middle, and four smaller posteriorly; an 

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274 EXOTIC MICROLIU'IDOPTERA. 

elonpjate patch along fold anteriorlj-,sorae oblique transverse suffusion 
iu disc beyond middle, and a roimdish patch towards apex ; a 
terminal series ot'amall spots: cilia ochreous-white speckled blackish. 
Hindwiiigs 5 and stalked; grey; cilia whist i.sh-grey. 

liiUTisu GujANA, Mallali, March (7'rtWs7t); one specimen. This 
diifers from the other species by the stalked veins 5 and *J of hind- 
wings. 
J Tinea extracta, n. sp. 

S . 8 mm. Head pale oclireous, crown suffused grey. Palpi 
dark fuscous, apex pale ochreous. Auteiinse 4, dark grey. Thorax 
pale yellow-ochreous, anteriorly sufl'used dark grey. Abdomen 
dark grey. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently 
arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen very obliquely ronnded; dark 
fuscous, sliglitly sprinkled grey ; a streak along fold composed of 
tliree confluent yellow-ochreous spots partly edged white above; an 
irregular-edged yellow-ochreous streak running from near above 
extremity of this to apex: cilia grey with some black points, 
irregular yellow-ochreous patches above and below apex. Hind- 
wings dark grey, faintly purplish-tinged ; cilia dark grey. 
]3kitish Guiana, Bartica [Parish) ; one specimen. 

Tinea oxymora, n. sp. 

cJ $ . 8-11 mm. Head, thorax pale fuscous. Palpi dark fuscous, 
apex whitish. Antennae |, fuscous. Abdomen greyish. Forewings 
elongate, narrow, costa slightly arched, apex pointed, termen 
extremely obliquely rounded ; light fuscous, more or less sprinkled 
dark fuscous ; plical and second discal stigmata large, cloudy, dark 
fuscous : cilia whitish-fuscous. Hindwings lanceolate, 5 and G 
stalked; light grey ; cilia whitish-grey. 

Peetj, Chosica, 2800 feet, July {Parish) ; nine specimens. 

Tinea despecta, n. sp. 

S2- 10-13 mm. Head fuscous somewhat mixed whitish. Palpi 
fuscous, apex of joints whitish. Antcnnte f, grey. Thorax fuscous 
mixed dark fuscous. Abdomen light grey. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen 
extremely obliquely rounded ; fuscous, with tips of scales ochreous- 
■whitish, and more or less irregularly sprinkled dark fuscous ; 
stigmata more or less obscure, dark fuscous, variable, plical beneath 
first discal : cilia whitish-grey, more or less distinctly barred dark 
fuscous. Hindwings 5 and 6 coincident ; pale glossy grey, some- 
what iridescent ; cilia whitish-grey. 

British Guiana, Bartica, Mallali, January to ]\larch ; Colombia, 
La Crumbre, 6G00 feet, May; Ecuador, Huigra, 4500 feet, June 
(Parish); fourteen specimens. The only species known to me in 
which 5 and G of hindwings are normally coincident, but in all 
otlier respects entirely typical and not needing separation. 

Tinea praeumbrata, n. sp. 
(S ^ . 10-14 mm. Head, thorax light greyish-ochreous, shoulders 



TlNEIDiE. 275 

fuscous. Palpi fuscous, tip whitish. Antennae |, dark grey. Abdomen 
grey. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa slightly arched, apex 
obtuse, termen very oblicjuely rounded; light brownish-ochreous, 
somewhat sprinlclcd dark fuscous, especially posteriorly; costa more 
or less suffused fuscous and mottled dark fuscous from base to 
middle or | ; stigmata moderate, cloudy, dark fuscous, plical 
beneath first discal : cilia pale brownish-ochreous, basal half 
indistinctly spotted fuscous. Hindwings 5 and 6 separate ; pale 
grey, with faint brassy tinge ; cilia whitisli-grey. 

British Guiana, Bartica, ]\ranali, January to March ; Colombia, 
La Crumbre, 6G00 feet, May (Parish) ; sixteen specimens. 

Tinea borboropis, n. sp. 

6 2- 7-10 mm. Head light fuscous. Palpi dark fuscous, apex 
whitish. An1enna3 over 1, dark grey. Thorax pale fuscous mixed 
dark fuscous. Abdomen liglit grey. Forewings elongate, rather 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termeu very 
obliquely rounded ; light fuscous, more or less coarsely and suf- 
fusedly mixed dark fuscous ; stigmata forming rather large cloudy 
dark fuscous spots, plical rather obliquely before first discal : cilia 
light fuscous, towards base somewhat mixed darker. Hindwings 
rather light grey, with slight brassy tinge ; cilia pale greyish- 
ochrcous. 

BiuTisH Guiana, Bartica, January, February (Parish) ; eight 
specimens. 

Tinea chloroceros, n. sp. 

^ c? . 8 mm. Head whitish-ochreous. Palpi dark fuscous, tip 
whitish. Antennae over 1, ochreous- whitish. Thorax fuscous 
mixed dark fuscous. Abdomen grey. Forewings elongate, rather 
nax'row, costa gently arched, apex tolerably pointed, termen very 
obliquely rounded ; fuscous, irregularly mixed dark fuscous ; plical 
and second discal stigmata cloudy, obscure, dark fuscous : cilia 
greyish, basal half sprinkled dark fuscous. Hindwings grey; cilia 
light grey. 

EctTADOR, Huigra, 4500 feet, June (Parish); one specimen. 

J ZYMOLOGA, n. g. 

Head rough-haired ; ocelli posterior ; tongue obsolete. Antennte 
|, in J rather strongly fasciculate-ciliated, basal joint moderate, 
with projecting tuft of scales anteriorly. Labial palpi moderate, 
porrected, second joint rough-scaled beneath towards apex, with 
some apical bristles, terminal joint shorter than second, tolerably 
pointed. Maxillary palpi several-jointed, folded, filiibrm. Posterior 
tibia? clothed with long hair above. Forewings 1 b furcate, 2 from 
angle, 7 to costa, 11 from below middle. Iliiulwings 1, elongate- 
ovate, cilia nearly 1 ; 2-7 tolerably parallel. 

Zymologa mylicopa, n, sp. 

cJ ? . 13-15 mm. Head white. Palpi white, irregularly mixed 
dark fuscous. Thorax white, partially tinged whitish-ochreous, 

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276 EXOTIC MTCROLEPIDOPTERA. 

shoulders grey. Abdomen whitish-ochreoiis. Forewinga elongate, 
rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, terinen very 
obliquely rouuded ; white, more or lesa speckled irregularly fuscous 
a lul dark fuscous ; a more or less expressed fuscous elongate spot 
on base of costa, a small spot at i, one rather larger before middle, 
and an indistinct one al)out A; groups of irroration tend to indicate 
obscurely oblique streaks from these crossing wing, especially 
towards dorsum and termen : cilia white, more or less speckled 
dark fuscous. Hindwings light grej^ ; cilia whitish-grey. 

Colombia, La Crumbre, 6000 feet, May (Parish): six specimens. 

\ Tiquadra drapetica, n. sp. 

c? $ . 16-22 ram. Head, thorax pale greyish-ochreous, some- 
times slightly sprinkled fuscous. Palpi whitish-ochreous sprinkled 
fuscous. Abdomen pale ochreous, anal tuft very large, ocbreous- 
whitish. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, 
apex obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded ; 2 from angle, 7 and 8 
stalked ; light greyish-ochreous, more or less sprinkled fuscous, 
sometimes indicating obscure strigulae ; a series of dark fuscous 
strigulse along costa and round apex ; stigmata cloudy, rather dark 
fuscous, plical rather obliquely bofoi'e hrst discal, an additional s])ot 
between plical and base : cilia pale ochreous, towards base somewhat 
sprinkled fuscous. Hindwings whitish-ochreous, $ tinged grey 
posteriorly; cilia ochreoas-whitish. 

Brazil, Entre llios, February; Peru, Contamano, E,. Ucuyali, 
December; eleven si)ecimens. The only species of the genus in 
which 7 and 8 of forewings are stalked, but not otherwise dis- 
cordant. 

Tiquadra pontifica, n. sp. 

cJ . 22 mm. Head whitish. Palpi whitish, second joint mixed 
dark grey externally except apex, terminal joint with a few dark 
grey scales. Thorax whitish sprinkled grey, a small dark grey spot 
on shoulder. Abdomen grey, anal tuft of very long whitish hairs. 
Forewings elongate, costa moderately arched, apex rounded-obtuse, 
termen very obliquely rounded; 2 from angle, 2-4 nearly approxi- 
mated at base ; whitish-grey; markings dark grey mixed blackish; 
a mark on base of costa ; a transverse fascia of irregular strigulation 
or marbling at 5, whence a bar runs below middle to base, and 
another bar in middle to a large irregular patch of similar marbling 
occupying nearly apical third of wing and ])artially suffused 
brownish: cilia grey-whitish slightly speckled blackish. Hindwings 
dark grey; cilia pale grey, a darker subbasal shade. 

Fkench Guiana, St. Jean, R. Maroni, July; one specimen. 

^\ Tiquadra nucifraga, n. sp. 

2 . 33 mm. Head, thorax brownish suffused dark fuscous, face 
■whity-brownish. Palpi fuscous, towards base whity-brownish. 
Abdomen fuscous. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, a])ex 
obtuse, termen obliquely rounded; 2-4 nearly approximated at 



base ; light brownish strewn with coarse dark fuscous transverse 
Btrigulte sprinkled blackish; irregular rather dark fuscous suffusion 
occupying most of antemedian area and forming large blotches on 
costa beyond middle and posterior halt of dorsum ; a small dark 
fuscous spot near before a])ex : cilia light brownish-ochreous, base 
spotted fuscous. Hindwings rather light fuscous; cilia pale 
fuscous, a darker subbasal shade. 

Colombia, San Antonio, 5SU0 feet, November; on© specimen. 

j^ EPHEDROXENA, n. g. 

Head smooth ; ocelli ])o.sterior ; tongue obsolete. Antennse 1, in 
S simple, basal joint moderate, without pecten. Labial palpi 
long, curved, ascending, second joint rather short, smooth-scaled, 
with lateral series of long bristles, terminal joint longer than 
second, transversely flattened, obtuse. Maxillary palpi moderately 
, long, porrected, filiform. Posterior tibiae smooth. Porewings 1 6 
furcate, 2 from near angle, 7 to costa, 11 from somewhat before 
middle. Hindwings under 1, elongate-ovate, shoulder median, 
strongly marked, cilia 2; 2-7 parallel. 

Ephedroxena incisoria, n. sp. 

■/ c? 2. 8-9 mm. Head light brassy-grey. Palpi blackish edged with 
fine white lines. Antennae whitish-ochreous, more or less infuseated 
above. Thorax fuscous mixed dark fuscous. Abdomen dark grey ; 
ovipositor of 5 long. Forewings elongate, costa anteriorly 
slightly, posteriorly moderately arched, apex obtuse, termen very 
oblicjuely rounded ; purplish-fuscous suffusedly mixed dark fuscous; 
in (5 an irregular ochreous-yellowish streak edged or suflused white 
along fold ; an oblique whitish mark ou eud of cell ; a fine very 
oblique white stri'gula from costa at | running halfway to apex ; a 
series of minute white marginal irregular dots round apex and 
termen : cilia ochreous-whitish, two partially developed fuscous 
shades. Hindwings S brassy-grey, cilia pale grey, $ dark 
bronzy-grey, cilia grey, 

British Guiina, Mallali, March {Parish); four specimens. A 
curious form, of which the exact affinity is doubtful. 

j MYTHOPLASTIS, n. g. 

Head densely rough-haired ; ocelli inferior ; tongue obsolete. 
Antennae g, in S serrate, ciliated, basal joint moderate, stout, 
scaled, with pecten. Labial palpi moderately long, ascending, 
second joint densely tufted with long rough scales beneath through- 
out, terminal joint short, slender, loosely scaled, almost concealed 
in scales of second. Maxillary palpi obsolete. Posterior tibia3 
clotlied with long rough hairs. Forewings 1 h simple, 2 from near 
angle, 7 to termen, 8-10 approximated, 1 1 from \. Hindwings 1, 
subovate, cilia |; 2-7 nearly parallel. 

^J Mythoplastis exanthes, n. sp. 

(5, 20-2.3 mm. Head, palpi brownish-ochreous. Thorax 
reddish- ochreous-brown. Abdomen brownish-ochreous. Fore- 



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278 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOrTERA. 

wings clongale, costa modevatcly arched, npex ohtnse, termen 
obliquel}' rounded; ycllow-ochreous irregularly suffused reddish- 
ochreous-browu and freckled with iridescent-purple scales ; more 
or less dark brown suO'iision tovxardsbase of costa, on a patcli along 
fold before middle, and, in middle of disc; the \m\e groundcolour 
forms a curved -subterminal shade parallel to termen : cilia ochreous- 
ycdlowish, round costa and apex suffused reddish-ochreous-brown. 
Hindwings light bronzy-yellowish-fuscous; cilia lij^ht bronzy- 
ochreous, 

FiUiiNCii Guiana, St. Jean, 11. Maroni ; three specimens. 

Acrolophus anathyrsa, n. sp. 
c? . 27 mm. Head, thorax fuscous mixed whitish and dark 
f)iscous. Palpi extremely long, curved, ascending, densely rough- 
scaled, brown, basal joint reaching base of antennre, suffused dark 
fuscous externally, second joint longer than basal, terminal joint 
nearly as long as second, terminating in a rough expanded tuft of 
long dark fuscous scales tipped grey-whitish. Antennae bipectinated 
(4). Abdomen stout, densely hairy, dark grey, anal tuft pale 
ochreous. Forewings elongate, posteriorly dilated, costa moderately 
arched, apex rounded, termen obliquely rounded; brown, a few 
scattered black specks posteriorly; two patches of coarse blackish 
strignlation, first basal, extending on costa to 1 and on dorsum 
to ^y. edge straight, second triangular, extending on dorsum from 
befoi'o middle to near tornus and reaching more than half across 
wing; some blackish dots or stri^ulae along costa; tornal area 
sliglitly darker and faintly purplish : cilia brown. Hindwings 
rather dark grey; cilia grey. 
, EiiENCH Guiana, li. Maroni ; one specimen. Very distinct. 

"^ Acrolophus perissarcha, n. sp. 

cJ . 13 mm.. Head, thorax brownish-ochreous, shoulders mixed 
blackish. Palju moderately long, ascending, basal joint large, 
reaching middle of face, broadly expanded with dense rough scales 
anteriorly, dark fuscons, second and terminal joints together only as 
long as basal, rather slender, ochreous-whitish, second very short, 
loosely scaled, with a small dark fuscous basal spot, terminal rather 
longer l^han second, with appressed scales, obtuse. Antennae 
minutely ciliated. Abdomen dark fuscous. Forewings elongate, 
costa gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen rather obliquely 
rounded ; violet-brown, some scattered dark fuscous scales ; a broiid 
dorsal stripe of pale ochreous suffusion, partiall}'^ tinged violet- 
fuscous, upper edge forming broad-trinngular prominences before 
and beyond middle; four rather obli(pie moderntely broad dark 
fuscous fascia3 mixed blackish, first from base of costa, first three 
terminated by dorsal stripe, alternating with the projections, fourth 
almost separated into costal and discal spots, not reaching termen ; 
two small dark fuscous spots on costa posteriorly, some pale 
ochreous suffusion on posterior half of costa between dark markings : 
cilia pale ochreous barred fuscous. Hindwings dark fuscous; cilia 
dark grey. 

EiUTisa Guiana, Bartica, December (Parish); one specimen. 



TINEIDJ3. 279 

Acrolophus acanthogona, ii. sp. 

c? . 28 ram. Head, palpi, thorax fuscous ; structure of palpi and 
antenna; quite as \n popcancUa. Abdomen light fuscous; genitalia 
similar to popeanella, but angle of uncus furnished with a strong 
acute-triangular projection, points appressed. together throughout, 
valvie with apex broad, slightly rounded. Forewings elongate, 
posteriorly somewhat dilated, costa gently arched, apex rounded- 
obtuse, terraen rounded, somewhat oblique ; fuscous, irregularly 
sprinkled dark fuscous ; some indistinct small cloudy dark fuscous 
strigula3 along costa ; some slight Avhitish suffusion on fold, and 
two or three dark fuscous strigulje beneath it towards base ; sub- 
median and postmedian spots indicated by some irregular dark 
fuscous irroration ; one or two small indistinct spots of dark fuscous 
irroration towards termen above middle ; a terminal series of small 
indistinct spots of dark fuscous irroration : cilia fuscous (imperfect). 
Hindwings dark grey, rather lighter anteriorly; cilia greyish, a 
darker subbasal shade. 

Texas ; one specimen. Nearly allied to popeanella, but fore- 
wings slightly broader posteriorly, more uniformily coloured, aud 
easily distinguished by genitalia. 

j Acroloplius exaphrista, n. sp. 

cJ . 16 ram. Head, palpi, thorax dark fuscous; palpi extremely 
long, recurved, reaching to beyond thorax, thickened with dense 
rather rough scales throughout, broadly expanded at apex, joints of 
nearly equal length. Antennae simple, shortly ciliated. Abdomen 
grey; uncus moderate, single, slender, acute, rising from a triangular 
plate; valvce narrow, dilated terminally, angles well-marked, 
terminal edge slightly curved. Forewings elongate, costa gently 
arched, apex obtuse, termen rather obliquely rounded ; 3 absent; 
rather dark fuscous, somewhat mottled light brownish on costal 
half, especially along costa ; numerous small scattered dots on veins 
of raised blackish scales, anteriorly' white; round brownish-ochreous 
spots sufi'usedly irrorated whitish on fold at ^ and in disc at | : cilia 
fuscous. Hindwings and cilia grey. 

Florida ; one s])eeimeu. In tliis species the uncus appears to be 
truly single, not merely with the two processes closely appressed. 

Acrolophus spathista, n. sp. 

S . 16 mm. Head, palpi, thorax fuscous ; palpi extremely long, 
recurved, nearly reaching end of thorax, second joint somewhat 
longer than others. Antennae shortly flat-dentate, moderately 
ciliated. Abdomen rather dark grey; uncus double, appressed 
throughout, moderately long, curved downwards, rising from trans- 
verse-oblong plate with obtuse-angled lateral projection ; valvae 
broad, apex rounded. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, 
apex rounded-obtuse, termen rather obliquely rounded; 8 and 9 
stalked ; fuscous, scattered dark fuscous scales, some indistinct 
spots of dark fuscous irroration on costa posteriorly ; some faint 
pale ochrcous suffusion along fold ; an elongate suffused light 



280 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA, 

hrowiiiah-ochrcous patch extending from middle of disc to apex, 
marked with some brown and blackish scales on end of cell ; a s])ot 
of blackish irroration on tornus beiieatli this: cilia fuscous, some 
blackish scales at base. Hindwinp:s rather dark p;rey; cilia grey. 
Coi.OMBiA, Cali, 600 feet, May (Parinh) ; one specimen. 



Acrolophus manticodes, n. sp. 
(T . 15 mm. Head, i)alpi, thorax dark violet-fuscous ; palpi 
extremely long, recurved, reaching to end of thorax, densely 
rough-scaled throughout. Antennae bipectinated (4). Abdomen 
dark purplish-grey ; uncus peculiar, consisting of an elongate 
plate dilated terminally to form an angular excrescence on eacli 
side and a third at a])cx, this furnished with two very short 
slender downcurved hooks, segmental margin with a strong trian- 
gular projection on each side near uncus ; valvge long, ratlier 
narrow^ apex rounded. Forewings rather elongate, costa mode- 
rately arched, apex rounded, termen rounded, somewhat obli(]ue ; 
3 absent, 8 and 9 short-stalked ; dark violet-fuscous, very obscurely 
mottled or strigulated darker, especially on costa: cilia violet- 
fuscous. Hindwings dark purplish-grey ; cilia grey. 

Fkknch Gdiana, 8t. Jean, K. Maroni, February ; one specimen. 
Probably near e.v'ujua. 

\ Acrolophus thaminodes, n. sp. 

c5' . 2t mm. Head, palpi, thorax fuscous, pale-speckled ; palpi 
long, erect, first two joints broadly expanded with dense rough 
scales, terminal joint rather slender, somewhat thickened towards 
apex, all three joints nearly of equal length. Antennae dentate, 
shortly ciliated. Abdomen dark grey, hairy towards base. Fore- 
wings elongate, posteriorly dilated, costa slightly arched, apex 
rounded, termen rounded, somewhat oblique ; 8 and 9 stalked ; 
violet-fuscous, coarsely strigulated with dark fuscous irroration ; 
about ten small dark fuscous spots along costa ; dorsum obscurely 
suft'used whitish-oehreous, interrupted by a quadrate blotch of 
groundcolour beyond middle ; a dark fuscous transverse mark on 
end of cell, and some scattered whitish-oehreous scales forming a 
longitudinal streak before and beyond this : some cloudy s])ots of 
dark fuscous suffusion before termen : cilia light fuscous, alternate 
bars of whitish-oehreous and dark fuscous irroration. Hindwings 
dark grey; cilia grey. 

Bkitish Guiana, Bartica, January (Parish); one specimen. 

\ Acrolophus carphologa, n. sp. 

cJ . 25 ram. Head, thorax whitish-oehreous. Palpi extremely 
long, recurved, rough-scaled anteriorly, ochreous-whitish, ])artlj 
mirbled fuscous posteriorly, basal joint fuscous, second and terminal 
joints longer than basal, nearly equal. Antenna? rather stout, 
simple, on apical half shortly flal-dentate, shortly ciliated. Abdo- 



TTNEID.B. 281 

men fuscous ; uncus consistiu"^ of a (jundrate plate with two 
moderately long S[)ines abru])lly bout downwards from angles, 
reiuote at origin, but converging and with tijts appressed ; valvoe 
long, slender, rather ui)curved, apex round-pointed. I'orewings 
elongate, rutlier dilated, costa gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, 
terinen rounded, somewhat oblicjue ; whitish-ochreous, irregularly 
sprinkled fuscous, and with some scattered fuscous strigula), 
especially posteriorly; about twelve small dark fuscous spots 
along costa, basal fifth suffused dark fuscous; irregular dark 
fuscous spots beneath middle of disc and on end of cell, near 
ternien above middle, and a series of small irregular spots along 
termen : cilia whitish-ochreous obscurely barred fuscous. Hind- 
wings fuscous ; cilia pale fuscous. 

Iowa; one specimen. One torewing of this example has vein 3 
abnormally furcate at apex, 

j Acrolophns leiicallactis, n. sp. 

c? 2. 19-20 mm. Head, palpi, thorax fuscous speckled whitish ; 
palpi J extremely long, recurved, reaching end ot" thorax, clothed 
with dense loose scales throughout, roughly expanded at apex, 
2 moderate, curved, obliquely ascending. Antennte J simple, 
shortly ciliated. Abdomen rather hairy, grey ; S uncus npparently 
but not truly single, closely appressed throughout, projecting from 
a triangular plate, moderate, hardly curved ; valvae broad, a])fcx 
evenly rounded ; between these the oedeagus extends nearly to 
their apex, and close beneath it is a nearly equally long slightly 
curved acute s]>ine. Forewings elongate, costa slightly arched, 
apex rounded-obtuse, termen rather obliquely rounded ; S and 9 
stalked ; fuscous, irrorated dark fuscous, more or less expressing a 
general strigulation more or less sprinkled whitish, in one specimen 
Avith considerable whitish suffusion on basal third and suffused 
wdnte spots on fold beyond middle, and towards termen beneath 
apex; some black scales beneath middle of disc, and a vague patch 
of dark suffusion between end of cell and apex : cilia fuscous 
irrorated dark fjrey and white, sometimes barred white. Hind- 
wings giey ; cilia light grey or whitish-grey. 
Arizona, Nogales, July ; three specimens. 

^J Lampronia symmeles, n. sp. 

d' . 7 mm. Head pale greyish-ochreous, face and palpi ochreous- 
whitish. Antennae grey. Thorax dark fuscous. Abdomen grey. 
Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, 
termen very obliquely rounded ; dark purplish-fuscous: cilia grey, 
a dark grey subbasal shade. Hindwings bronzy-grey ; cilia light 
grev. Wings beneath brassy-iridescent. 

Colombia, Cali (500 feet), La Crumbre (G()00 feet). May {ParisJi); 
two specimens. 



282 EXOTIC MICKOr,El'IDOPTERA. 

COSMOPTERYGID.E. 

Cosmoptevyx hennodora, n. sp. 

cJ 9 • 8-9 mm. Head bronzy, fine white lines above oj-es. 
Palpi white lined black. Antennne blackish lined white on basal 
half, three apical joints white, tlien five black, five white. Thorax 
dark bronzy-fuscous, three fine white lines. Abdomen fuscous. 
Eorewings narrow-lanceolate, apex caudate ; dark bronzy-fuscous ; 
a very tine violet-white subcostal line from base to |, rather 
diverging posteriorly, a very short median line at |, and equally 
sliort subdorsal line rather further from base ; a modoratel)' broad 
orange postmedian band, somewhat narrowed dorsally, edged ante- 
riorly by a pale violet-golden-metallic direct fascia followed by a 
black dot above middle, and posteriorly by a slightlj- oblicpie 
similar fascia edged black anteriorly and interrupted in middle by 
orange, sometimes forming a pointed projection beyond it ; from 
rather beyond this a white line runs along termen to apex : ciiia 
fuscous, a white spot on costal extremity of second fascia, and 
white bar at apex. Hindwings rather dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Manitoba, Toronto, July (Parish) ; five specimens. 

^, Cosmopteryx magopMla, n. sp. 

cJ 2 . 7-8 mm. Head, thorax dark fuscous, three fine white 
lines above, face whitish-bronzy. Palpi white lined black. 
Antenna3 black lined white on basal half, four apical joints white, 
tlien five black, one white, one black, one or two white. Abdomen 
dark fuscous, anal tuft ochreous-Avhitish. Forewings narrow- 
lanceolat'e, apex caudate ; dark fuscous ; a very oblique fine white 
line from base of costa to i, a short median line beneath posterior 
jiortion of this, and rather longer subdorsal extending beyond it 
but not nearly reaching band ; dorsal edge white on basal fourth ; 
costal edge white for a short space before band ; a broad post- 
median orange band narrowed dorsally, edged anteriorly by a ])ale 
golden-metallic oblique fascia followed by a black dot above middle, 
and posteriorly by a pale golden-metallic dorsal spot and costal 
spot rather beyond it, each preceded bj' one or two black scales ; 
between these the orange colour projects and emits a white line 
running along termen to apex: cilia dark fuscous, a white costal 
8i)ot on posterior margin of band, and white bar at apex. Hind- 
wings and cilia rather dark grey. 

IsoRTH Carolina, Southern Pines; twelve specimens. 

Cosmopteryx isoteles, n. sp. 

(^ . 9 mm. Head, thorax dark bronzy-fuscous, three very fine 
violet-white lines above. Palpi white linid black. Antennne 
blackish, basal half lined white, four apical j(/ints white, then five 
black, one white, one black, one white. Abdomen bronzy, seg- 
mental raargi]is silvery-metallic towards sides. Forewings very 
narrow-lanceolate, apex caudate; dark bronzy-fuscous : a very fine 



COSMOFTERTGII)^. 28'}^ 

whife line boneaih costa from base to |, divernjinj? posteriorly, and 
mediiin and subdorsal lines from about 1 to | of wing", not nearly 
reacliing band ; a ])road orange postmedian band, sligtitly narrowed 
dorsally, enclosed by narrow pale golden-metallic faseije, first 
followed by two or tliree black scales abo\ e middle, second preceded 
by similar groups above and below middle, very narrowly inter- 
rujited by a short orange dash in disc, from near which a slender 
white line runs along termen to apex: cilia dark fuscous, a whit© 
spot on costal extremity of second fascia, and a white bar at a2)ex. 
Hindwings and cilia dark grey. 

New South Wales, Sydney, August ; one specimen. 

Cosmopteryx ancalodes, n. sp. 

cJ . 8 mm. Head, thorax dark bronzy-fuscous, three very fine 
white lines above. I'alpi white lined black. Antennse black lined 
white on basal half, four apical joints white, then five black, one- 
white, one black, two white. Abdomen dark fuscous, lateral 
margins silvery-metallic. Forewings very narrow-lanceolate, apex 
slenderly produced, acute; blackish; a short fine oblique white 
dasii beneath costa at |, and equally short median and subdorsal 
dashes forming with this a rather oblique series; extreme dorsal 
edge white towards base ; an orange postmedian band, moderately 
broad on costa, nariowed towards dorsum, edged anteriorly by a 
violet-golden-metallic direct fascia followed by some black scale* 
above and below middle, posteriorly by a rather oblique violet- 
golden-metallic dorsal spot and small costal spot somewhat beyond 
and just touching it, both edged black scales anteriorly; a very 
fine violet-wldte dash on middle of termen : cilia blackish, a white- 
eostal spot on posterior margin of band, a snow-white tear-shaped 
apical spot. Hindwings blackish-grey ; cilia dark grey. 

Assam, Shillong, September [FletcJur); one specimen. 

Cosmopteryx calypso, n. sp. 

5.11 mm. Head, thorax dark bronzy-fuscous, three very fine 
violet- white lines above. Palpi si]ver}--whitish lined black. 
Antenna) black, finely lined whitish beneath and a few white 
specks above, three apical joints white, then five black, one white, 
one black, two white. Abdomen orange, segmental margins 
fuscous. Forewings very narrow-lanceolate (extreme tip broken); 
blackish ; a silvery-metallic subcostal line from base to |, diverging 
posteriorly, a strong median line from rather near base to ^, and 
short fine subdorsal beneath posterior half of this; dorsal edge 
very finely white towards base, tinged orange towards band ; a 
moderate orange postmedian band, narrowed dorsally, edged 
anteriorly by a raised direct golden-metallic fascia followed in 
middle by a small black spot, posteriorly by a large raised golden- 
metallic dorsal spot and smaller costal slightly beyond and almost 
meeting, both edged black anteriorly, a slender orange dash pro- 
jecting from band between and shortly beyond these; a silvery- 



284r EXOTIC MICnOLEl'IDOPTIORA. 

metallic dash on tcrmen towards apox : cilia dark grej', a wliite 
costal spot on posterior margin of band (apical cilia injured). 
Hiiulwiiigs and cilia dark grey. 

Assam, Cherrapunji (Fletcher); one specimen. 

Cosmopteryx plesiasta, n. sp. 

r? . 6 mm. Head, thorax bronzy-blackish, three very fine white 
lilies above, face whitish-bronzy. Paljii white lined blackish. 
Antennae black lined white, apical joint black, then three white, 
three black, one white, one black, one white. Abdomen orange, 
SHgQieiital margins fuscous, anal tuft ochreous-whitish. Forewings 
narrow-hinceolate, apex long-caudate; bronzy-blackish; a fine 
wliite very obliciue line from beneath base of costa to |, nearly 
approacliiiig median, a rather short, median line not nearly reacliing 
base and scarcely passing subcostal, and a moderate subdorsal line 
not nearly reaching base or band ; costal edge white for a short 
distance before band; a broad light ochreous-yellow poatmedian 
baud, slightly narrowed dorsally, edged by narrow silvery-metallic 
fascite, first entire, followed by two or three black scales above 
middle, second preceded by a few scattered black scales and 
narrowly cut in middle by pale yellow, whence a white sinuate line 
runs along termen to apex: cilia dark bronzy-grey, a white spot 
on costal extremity of second fascia, and white bar at apex. Hind- 
wings and cilia dark bronzy-grey. 

Kanaka., Castle Rock, June (Maxwell) ; one specimen. Near 
manijmlaris ; the black apical joint of antenna is a notable dis- 
tinction. 

Placoptila artionoma, n. sp. 

S • 7 mm. Head dark fuscous, face whitish. Palpi dark 
fuscous, lined white. Antenna dark grey. Thorax dark fuscous. 
Abdomen dark grey. Forewings very narrowly elongate-lanceo- 
late ; dark fuscous; a slender silvery-whitish transverse fascia just 
before middle, and two pairs of opposite spots at 1 and | of distance 
between this and apex: cilia dark grey, towards tips whitish, a 
white apical spot on tips. Hindwings and cilia dark grey ; a long 
grey-whitish hairpencil from base of costa lying beneath forewings. 

jN'ew Gtjinka, Tenimber Is., July; one specimen. P. electrica ia 
larger, with the spots rather differently placed, and without the 
hairpencil of hindwings. 

Stagmatophora autolioma, n. sp. 

d' 2 • 10-11 ram. Head white, crown bronzy-fuscous except on 
sides. Palpi white, second joint with basal half and tip blackish, 
terminal joint with black lateral lines. Antennae dark fuscous, 
apical third white. Thorax dark bronzy-fuscous, white sub- 
dorsal stripes. Abdomen dark grey, two or three basal seg- 
ments suifused pale ochreous subdorsallj'', anal tuft whitish. 
Forewings lancoohite, apex produced, acute; deep shining bronze, 
irregularly and variably suffused l)la(;kisli on margins of markings; 
markings shining white ; a very fine line along fold from base to J, 



CnSMOrTEKVGID.'E. 285 

enlarged at base ; a very oblique spot on costa at J, extendefl as a 
line to fold ; a streak along dorsum from base to beneath apex of 
this ; triangular spots on costa at middle and |, und on dorsum 
slightly beyond first and opposite second, these pairs sometimes 
connected by fine lines (sometimes silvery); a dot in disc at |, 
often placed on a blackish longitudinal streak ; one or two costal 
dots to-\vards apex, and sometimes one on termen ; apex black : 
cilia light greyish, three blackisli shadi's, third not extending below 
apex, re])laced by wliite subapical patch, white spots on costal dots. 
Hindwings grey : cilia light grey. 

Nkav South \Vales, liatluir.st; Victorta, Healcsville ; Tasmania, 
Deloraiiie ; November, six s])ecimens. Confused with oxytoma in 
my description of that species, and extremely similar in markings, 
but distinct by white a])ical third of antennas in both sexes, and 
entire absence of the dark fuscous abdominal hairpencils in S. I 
redescribe oxytoma with corrected characters and localities. 

Stagmatophora oxytoma Meyr. 

S $ . 9-10 mm. Head bronzy, a white line above eyes, face 
bronz\ -whitish. Palpi, thorax as in aulotoina. Antenna? grey. 
Al)domen dark fuscous, anal tuft whitish, in cf very large dark fuscous 
hairpencils lying along each side from base of thorax, Forewings 
lanceolate, apex produced, acute; bronzy-brown more or less suffused 
dark fuscous ; markings shining white ; sometimes a short suffused 
median basal mark ; a very ol)li(]ue wedge-shaped streak from | 
of costa reaching half across wing ; a triangular spot on middle of 
costa and a smaller one at | ; a streak along dorsum fiora base to .|, 
a small irregular spot (sometimes black-marked above) beyond this 
and sometimes confluent with it, and several indistinct irregular 
dots on termen and costa towards apex ; sometimes a small dot is 
indicated in disc at |, a blackish longitudinal streak traversing it and 
extended to apex : cilia whitish, sprinkled black near base, a black 
median line and apical hook, white spots on costal dots. Hindwings 
light grey ; cilia whitish-grey. 

New SotTTH Wales, Sydney, BuUi ; September, October, five 
specimens. 

Otonoma leucochlaena, n. sp. 

S. 8 mm. Head, thorax ochreous-whitish. Palpi whitish, 
second and terminal joints each with dark fuscous almost apical 
band. Antennje with subbasal notch and projection beneath it. 
Abdomen rather dark fuscous, anal tuft whitisii. Forewings lanceo- 
late ; fuscous, suffused dark fuscous on margins of pale markings; 
an ochreous-white basal patch, edge running from j of costa to 
middle of dorsum, slightly convex and irregular; a blackish line 
running from this along fold to a whitish oval spot on tornus 
paitially suffused with light ochreous-yellow ; very oblique white 
strigic from costa beyond middle and at ^, reaching half across 
wing; a short white direct wedgeshaped strigula from costa near 
apex, narrowly separated with dark fuscous from a small oval apical 



286 EXOTIC MtCROLEPIDOPTERA. 

spot, of which lower lialf is wliite, upper half ochreous-yellow : cilia 
wliitish, towards tonnis iuscous-tinged, a blackisli hook surrounding 
apical spot above, and a dark fuscous spot beneath it. Hindwings 
grey; an expansible pencil of very long tine grey- whitish hairs 
from base lying beneath forewings ; cilia light grey. 

Queensland, lirisbaue, January (Z)ocZ(^); one specimen. Type in 
Wals. Coll., Jirit. Mus. (1U435). 

Limnoecia eristica, n. sp. 

(S . 13 mm. Head white, palpi white, rather slender, smooth, 
base blackish. Thorax grey, posteriorly grey-whitish, anterior 
margin blackish. Abdomen grey, anal tuft whitish, a slender liglit 
grey hairpencil on sides from base. Forewings elongate-lanceolate ; 
dark fuscous; markings white; a moderate direct fascia at ^ ; a 
slightly broader direct median fascia, not reaching dorsum ; tri- 
angular opposite spots at |, almost meeting, costal slightly posterior : 
cilia light greyish, white on costal spot, a white apical spot. Hind- 
wings and cilia light grey. 

Quef;nsland, Brisbane, October (Dochl) ; one specimen. Type in. 
Wals. Coll. (191U2). Near c^hophora, but in that species the palju 
are stouter and slightly rough anteriorly, with slight projection at 
apex of second joint, first fascia not reaching dorsum, third entiie. 
Wmilar (but whitish) hairpencils on each side of abdomen are found 
in cybophora (omitted in mj' description) and in oc7«rorona (ochreous- 
whitish). A 5 specimen (10 mm.) from same locality with quite 
similar markings, but head whitish-ochreous, })alpi with basal half 
and tip of second joint dark grey, terminal joint with blackish 
lateral line, base of forewings very narrowly white, is probably the 
other sex of this species. 

Syntomactis valida, n. sp. 

2 . 20-21 mm. Head dark fuscous spetkled grey-whitish. Palpi 
dark fuscous, tips of whorls whitish. Thorax grey mostly suffused 
dark fuscous. Abdomen dark fuscous. Forewdngs elongate-lanceo- 
late ; dark ashy-fuscous, partially tinged brown ; an oblique median 
fascia and narrow transverse prajapical fascia of tine wdiitish 
irroratiou, ill-defined, and sometimes tending to be interrupted in 
disc ; a cloudy black longitudinal streak in disc from middle to 4 : 
cilia fuscous, round apex and costa dark fuscous, beneath apex 
slightly whitish-speckled. Hindwings dark fuscous; cilia fuscous. 

Queensland, Brisbane, May, ji^ugust (Dodd); two specimens. 
Type Wals. Coll. (13189). Kesembles the larger species of 2Va- 
clujdora, but the palpi, though the whorls are well-developed, 
cannot be termed tufted. 

LYONETIAD.E. 

Opogona micranthes Meyr. 
The (S has a long grey expansible hairpencil rising from near 
base of hindwdngs beneath costa, and coQCculed beneath forewings. 



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Opogona calculata, n. sp. 

c? 5 . 9-11 ram. Head dark fuscous on crown, face and front of 
fillet iridescent whitish-ochreoiis. Paljn ochreous-whitish, with 
dark fuscous external streak. Antenna) -whitish, basal joint dark 
fuscous. Thorax pale yellow, anterior marjijin narrowly dark fuscous. 
Abdomen fuscous, anal tuft whilish-ochrcous. Forewings lanceolate, 
apex produced, acute ; light yellow; a moderate fuscous or dark 
fuscous streak along basal third of costa, its apex pointed; a glossy 
light violet-greyish-ochreous apical patch, anterior edge running 
from costa at | to dorsum at |, slightly convex, marked with a series 
of from four to six minute black dots : cilia whitish-ochreous. 
Hiudwings grey; cilia pale greyish-ochreous. 

Queensland, Brisbane (^Turner), one siiecimeu ; also a series, 
September, October (Dodd), in Wals. Coll. 

Bucculatrix oncota, n. sp. 

2 . 8 mm. Head white, centre of tuft suffused dark fuscous. 
Thorax white speckled dark fuscous. Abdomen grey. Forewings 
lanceolate, apex rather produced, acute ; ochreous-white, speckled 
dark fuscous ; markings brown closely irrorated dark fuscous ; 
blotches on costa near base and before middle ; a broad ii regular 
transverse fascia at |, including a blackish tuft near dorsum ; a 
blackish tuft near middle of termeu ; a small apical spot : cilia 
whitish speckled dark fuscous. Hindwings and cilia dark grey. 

KuMAON, Bhim Tal, 5U00-6000 feet, May {Maxivell) ; one 
specimen. 

Bucculatrix acrogramma, n. sp. 

2 . 8 mm. Head, thorax ochreous-whitish speckled fuscous. 
Abdomen grey. Forewings lanceolate, apex short-caudate ; 
ochreous-whitish, sufl'usedly speckled brownish and fuscous; obscure 
slightly oblique si)ots of darker suffusion on costa before middle and 
at |, from posterior edge of second an oblique fuscous line crosses 
wing ; a minute raised blackish dot on fold beneath middle of wing: 
cilia greyish, round apex ochreous-whitish tinged brownish and finely 
speckled dark fuscous, a fine sharply marked blackish line on tips. 
Hindwings dark grey; cilia grey. 

Queensland, Brisbane, October (Dodd); one specimen. Type in 
Wals. Coll. (18509). An obscure species, but the markings much 
less oblique than usual, and striking black apical line of cilia readily 
distinguish it. 

Bucculatrix locuples, n. sp. 

J . 7 mm. Head pale bronzy-metallic, tuft brownish-ochreous. 
Thorax, abdomen dark bronzy-fuscous. Forewings lanceolate, apex 
rather produced, acute; broiizy -blackish ; pale goldeu-melallic 
triangular spots on costa in middle and towards apex, one from 
middle of dorsum reaching half across wing, and one on toruus : 
cilia grey, Hindwings dark fuscous; cilia grey. 

Ontakio, Toronto, July [Pai'ish) ; one specimen. 



288 EXOTIC MICROr.EPIDOPTERA. 

J Bucculatrix cuneigera, n. sp. 

(^ 2 . 9-10 ram. Head shining white, centre of tuft grey. 
Thorax white, patagia dark fuscous. Abdomen dark fuscous, anal 
tuft grey-whitish, Forewings lanceohite, apex rather produced, 
acute ; dark fuscous ; markings shining white ; a veiy oblique 
wedge-shajied blotch from base of costa, and less oblique wedge- 
shaped spots from middle and |, reacliing nearly half across wing ; 
a rather oblique blotch on middle of dorsum ; small triangular spots 
before and beyond tornus, their apices converging ; an apical dot : 
cilia grey, basal half sprinkled black. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia 
grey. 

O^fXARio, Muskoka L., July (Parish) • four specimens. 

1 Bucculatrix copeuta, n. sp. 

<S 2 • 7 ram. Head, thorax white. Abdomen light grey. Fore- 
wings lanceolate, apex produced, acute ; shining pearl-white ; three 
moderately thick light ochreous-yellowish streaks from costa, 
sprinkled dark fuscous specks, first and second from before and 
beyond middle, oblique, reaching half across wing, third crossing 
wing directly at 4 ; a black apical dofc : cilia yellow-whitish, opposite 
apex short subbasal and median series of black points, Hindwings 
pale grey ; cilia whitish. 

Ontario, Toronto, July, August (Parish) ; two specimens. 

HAPALOTHYMA, n. g. 

Head shortly rough-haired; ocelli posterior ; tongue rudimentary. 
Antenna) nearly 1, in c? simple, basal joint moderate, rather stout. 
Labial palpi moderately long, porrected, smooth, second joint with 
some apical bristles, terminal joint as long as second, rather pointed. 
Maxillary palpi very short, drooping. Posterior tibiae with long 
fine hairs above. Forewings with apex somewhat upturned ; 1 6 
furcate, 2 from towards angle, 3 from angle, 4 absent, cell open 
between 3 and 5, 5 and 6 out of 7, 7 to costa, 8 absent, 9 absent, 
11 from beyond middle. Hindwings |, narrow-lanceolate, cilia 2| ; 

2 and 3 very short, cell open between 3 and 5, 4 absent, 5 and 6 
remote, 6 to apex, 7 free, 8 short. 

Type xanthochorda Meyr. 

Hapalothyma xanthochorda, n. sp. 

6 $. 10-13 mm. Head, palpi, axitenn* white. Thorax white, 
two pale yellow stripes. Abdomen ochreous-whitish. Forewings 
elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex tolerably pointed, 
tormen extremely obliquely rounded; white; subcostal, median, 
and subdorsal light yellow streaks from base to near middle ; beyond 
middle a rather curved narrow fascia of pale ochreous sufi'usion, a 
dorsal mark of grey suffusion on its anterior edge ; space beyond 
this suffused pale ochreous, except a whitish spot on costa beyond 
fascia, and a small blackish-grey apical mark edged anteriorly 
white : cilia whitish-ochreous, tips white, a yellow-ochrcous basal 



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spot surrounding apical mark. Hindwings and cilia ochreous- 
whitish. 

British Guiana, Bartica, Mallali, January to March (ParisJi); 
five specimens. 

Hapalothyma ioplocama, n. sp. 

2 ' 11-13 mm. Head, palpi, iintoniioe, thorax white. Abdomen 
whitish. Forewiugs elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, 
apex tolerably pointed, termen extremely obliqnely rounded ; 
whitish, with faint violet reflections ; several variable grey longi- 
tudinal streaks between base and *, terminated in disc by a more 
or less developed slightly curved transverse violet-grey line preceded 
towards costa by a small spot of pale yellow suffusion ; a violet-grey 
curved fascia beyond middle, marked with a yellowish spot near 
costa, area beyond this suffused light violet-grey; a black apical dot 
preceded by a suffused white costal dot : cilia light grey, on tornus 
whitish, base at apex yellowish, a white spot above apex. Hind- 
wings light grey ; cilia grey-whitish. 

Briiish Guiana, Bartica, January, February {ParisJi) ; two 
specimens. A third specimen is larger (15 mm.), and has three 
pale yellow streaks indicated anteriorly between the grey streaks, 
but is probably the same species. 

THOMICTIS, n. g. 

Head small, rough-haired, face very retreating ; ocelli posterior ; 
tongue obsolete. Antenn£el,in d" simple, basal joint rather short, 
stout. Labial palpi moderate, subascending, with appressed scales, 
terminal joint about as long as second, tolerably pointed. Maxillary 
palpi long, several-jointed, folded, filiform. Posterior tibiie with 
appressed scales. Forewings lb simple, 2 from angle, 7 to costa, 7 
and 8 approximated, 11 from towards base. Hindwinjj^s 1, sub- 
trapezoidal, cilia nearly 1 ; 2-4 parallel, 5-7 approximated at base, 
8 long. 

Probably an early form of the family. 

Thomictis ephorista, n. sp. 

(S . 8-10 mm. Hairs of crown dark fuscous, face whitish. Palpi 
dark fuscous, apex whitish. Antennae grey-whitish. Thorax whitish- 
ochreous, anterior margin dark bronz^'-fuscous. Abdomen grey, 
apex pale ochreous. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse-pointed, termen subconcave, oblique ; dark bronzy-fuscous ; 
a broad ochreous-whitish median streak gradually dilated from base 
to termen, where it extends from apex to tornus, more or less 
completely intersected by a very oblique line or streak of ground- 
colour from apex to beyond middle of lower margin, dorsal area 
beneath this mixed or irrorated ochreous-whitish ; a fine white very 
oblique striga from costa beyond middle reaching nearly half across 
wing, and one along costa from | reaching nearly halfway to apex 

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2'JO EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

or in one example to apex: cilia oclireons-white, iwo dark fuscous 
lines more or less developed. Hindwings brassy-grey. 

JJKrrisu Guiana, Bartica, January, February {Parish) ; three 
specimens. 

GRACILARIAD.E. 

Spanioptila codicaria, n. sp. 

5 . 9 mm. Head, thorax sliining whitish-ochreous, face silvery- 
shining. Palpi whitish, second joint with grey lateral line and 
apical dot. Abdomen dark grey. Forewings very nari'ow, parallel- 
sided, shortly obtuse-pointed ; greyish-ochreous irrorated dark 
grey, tending to form transverse strigulation, towards costa and 
apex more suffused ; three or four small cloudy spots of blackish 
irroration longitudinally arranged in disc posteriorly; a fine very 
oblique strigula from costa before apex composed of four minute 
silvery-white dots connected with l)Iack, and a similar streak of 
more elongate dots along termen : cilia grej', on costa white before 
apex, above apex a dark grey hook terminating in a blackish apical 
spot, on termen greyish-orhreous towards base, with blackish sub- 
apical spot containing a fine silvery -white mark. Hindwings and 
cilia dark purplish-grey. 

Ueazil, Para, July (Parish) ; one specimen. A curious species, 
more like an Acrocercops. 

j Spanioptila nemeseta, n. sp. 

d" . 11 mm. Head, thorax shining whitish. Palpi white, ter- 
minal joint somewhat longer than second, faint grey supramedian 
ring on second joint, and subbasal ring on terminal. Forewings 
narrowly elongate-lanceolate, acute ; white, with faint fine irregular 
interrupted rather oblique transverse pale ochreous striae ; some 
black speckling on these at 4-, |, and j, the last forming a more 
marked spot of black irroration on costal half, a pale ochreous line 
running from this beneath costa to apex : cilia pale greyish, round 
apex whitish, a faint grey apical bar. Hindwings grey, suffused 
dark fuscous from near base to beyond middle ; cilia grej% Fore- 
wings and hindwings beneath similarly suffused dark fuscous from 
near base to beyond middle. 

Brazil, Parintins, Lower Amazon, October (Parish) • on^ speci- 
men. Apparently near spinosa Wals. (which I have not seen), but 
distinguished by longer terminal joint of palpi, and dark fuscous 
Butiusion of hindwings. 



\ Acrocercops eurychalca, n, sp. 

(S . 7 mm. Head whitish-bronzy. Palpi slender, white. 
Thorax greyish-bronze. Abdomem dark grey, segmental margins 
mixisd with whitish, anal tuft whitish. Forewings verj' narrow, 
parallel-sided, short-pointed ; dark fuscous ; two pale brassy- 
metallic broad-triangular dorsal blotches, their apices resting on 



ORACILAEIAD.'E. 291 

costa, first larger, siibbasal, second beyond middle, followed by 
some deep ferruginous suffusion towards costa : cilia dark grey, 
Hindwinga and cilia dark grey. 

Bkazil, Para, June, July (Parish) ; two specimens. 

Acrocercops clinozona, n. sp. 

5 . 8 mm. Head silvery-whitish. Palpi white, scales of second 
joint projecting at apex beneath, subapical ring of second joint, and 
median ring of terminal dark fuscous. Thorax shining white. 
Abdomen grey. Forewings uarrowl}- elongate-lanceolate ; brown- 
isli, suffused fuscous irroration towards costa ; five rather oblique 
white fascia) edged blackish scales, first near base, below fold 
extended to base, second and third moderate, fourth narrower, fifth 
moderate, near apex, cut by a very fine transverse line of dark 
fuscous scales ; a small white dot on termen between fourth and 
fifth ; a small white apical dot : cilia light grey, round apex white, 
a dark fuscous basal mark on apex. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia 
light grey. 

Queensland, Brisbane, February (Dodd) ; one specimen. Type 
in Wals. Coll., Brit. Mus. (19432). 

Acrocercops melanocosma, u. sp. 

c? 5 . 7-8 mm. Head, thorax white. Palpi smooth, white, 
second joint with dark fuscous lateral streak on basal half, ter- 
7uinal joint with one or two obscure dark dots anteriorly towards 
base. Abdomen grey, beneath white with dark fuscous bands on 
segments 2, 6. Forewings very narrow, Bhort-pointed ; ochreous- 
yellow ; base narrowly white ; four slightly oblique white trans- 
verse fasciae, sometimes edged one or two black specks towards 
costa, tirst rather narrow, sometimes expanded dorsally towarsd 
base, second at ^, narrow, third somewhat beyond middle, moderate, 
fourth at J, slender, immediately followed by a rather broad black 
fascia sometimes irregular posteriorly and containing more or less 
developed costal and dorsal white dots near its posterior edge : 
cilia grey, round costa and apex ochreous-yellow% towards tii)S 
whitish. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Brazil, Para, July (Parish) ; five specimens. Near xijstroia. 

■ /' 

J Acrocercops asaphogramma, n. sp. 

(5. 6 mm. Head shining whitish. Palpi slender, white, 
median dot and tip of second joint, and three dots on terminal 
joint fuscous. Thorax fuscous (defaced). Abdomen grey, apex 
ochreous-whitish. Forewings very narrow, parallel-sided, shortly 
obtuse-pointed ; light greyish-ochreous irrorated dark fuscous, more 
densely and suffused ly towards costa ; about six fine oblique trans- 
verso lines of white irroration ; two or three w^hite scales at ajjex : 
cilia grey, round apex with whitish reflections and two dark grey 
lines, llindwings dark grej' ; cilia grey, 

BuAZiL, Para, July (Parish) ; one specimen, 

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292 EXOTIC MICKOr.EPIDOPTERA. 



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Acrocercops contorta, n. sp. 

(S . 6 mm. Head white. Palpi white, apex of second joint and 
subraedian. ring of terminal dark fuscous. Thorax whitish, anterior 
margin dark fuscous. Abdomcu dark grey, segmental margins 
white, ventral surface whitisli, oblique lateral dark grey streaks. 
Fore wings narrow, parallel-sided, shortly obtuse-pointed ; pale 
ochreous ; a white spot on dorsum near base, from which two black 
strigae run to costa ; a moderate white black- edged transverse 
fascia at ^, somewhat inwards-oblique from costa, slightly narrowed 
upwards, costal edge shortly black on each side of it ; beyond this 
a more oblique narrow elongate area of groundcolour enclosed by 
a black line and resting on a small black costal mark ; a second 
white black-edged fascia at | parallel to first, constricted in middle, 
its costal edge black, posterior black edge above dorsal half deflected 
in disc nearly to prteapical line and with a similar parallel brancli 
beneath it; a transverse violet-whitish black-edged line near ajjcx ; 
a small black apical dot : cilia light grey, round apex base ochreous- 
tinged within a black lino. Hiiidwings and cilia grey. 

JBkazil, Para, June (Fai-ish); one specimen. 

•\ Acrocercops ramigera, n. sp. 

(J . 7 mm. Head, thorax shining white. Palpi slender, white. 
Abdomen dark grey, anal tuft ochreous- whitish. Fore wings 
narrow, moderately pointed ; fuscous ; a moderate white streak 
along dorsum from base to tornus, dilated posteriorly and truncate, 
cut before middle by a fine fuscous bar, immediatly before this 
emitting a gradually narrowed fascia to costa ; a small white spot 
on costa beyond middle ; an oblique white strigula from costa at |, 
running into a wedgeshaped silvery-white spot extending along 
termen ; a prajapical spot of blackish suffusion ; a small white 
apical dot : cilia greyish (imperfect). Hiiidwings and cilia grey. 

Brazil, Para, June (Parish); one specimen. 

^' Acrocercops rhynchograpta, n. sp. 

S . 7 mm. Head, thorax shining whitish, patagia light fuscous. 
Palpi slender, white. Abdomen grey, beneath whitish, sides 
obliquely barred dark fuscous, genital tuft very long, whitish. 
Forewings very narrow, shortly obtuse-pointed ; greyish-ochreous, 
towards costa and posteriorly suffused rather dark fuscous ; a 
thick silvery-white streak along dorsum from base to middle of 
wing, its apex sending an acute projection obliquely upwards 
nearly to costa ; a similar slightly narrower streak from before 
tornus along termen to near apex, a small flattened-triangular 
white spot on costa above its apex : cilia dark grey, a white apical 
spot. Hindwings and cilia grey. 

Brazil, Para, June (Parifih) ; one specimen. 

Acrocercops osteopa, n. sp. 
c? $ . 7 mm. Head grey-whitish, face white. Palpi smooth. 



GRACILAKIAD^. 293 

white. Thorax wliitish-grey. Abdomen grey, beneath white, an 
ijiterrupted dark fuscous lateral stripe. I'orewiugs very narrow, 
parallel-sided, moderately pointed, acute ; grey, discal area sufl'uscd 
blackish ; costa narrowly blackish-grey on basal fourth ; an oval 
ochreous-\A hitish blotch in middle of disc, produced as an attenuated 
very oblique streak towards dorsum anteriorly ; a rather smaller 
oval ochreous-whitish spot in disc at | ; some ochreous-whitish 
freckling on margin beneath this, and a fine whitish somewhat 
ol>li(]ue transverse strigula just beyond it ; a small black apical 
spot edged anteriorly by a whitish bar: cilia pale greyish, round 
apex darker grey, a whitish basal bar at <i\)ex and spot beyond 
this, basal half sufl'used white on termen. Hindwings rather dark 
grey ; cilia light grey. 

Quet:xsland, Brisbane, February (Dodd); two specimens. Type 
in Wals. Coll. (19488). 

Acrocercops callimacha, n. sp. 

(S . 8-9 mm. Head light yellow, face white. Palpi smooth, 
white. Thorax clear yellow, patagia dark fuscous. Abdomen 
dark grey, beneath white. Middle tarsi thickened with rough 
scales above on two basal joints. Forewings very narrow, parallel- 
sided, short-pointed ; dark purple-fuscous ; a slender yellow-whitish 
line along costa from before middle to near apex ; a moderate clear 
yellow dorsal streak from base to beyond tornus, its upper edge 
with irregular seraioval excavations about ^ and middle of wing 
filled with blackish, apex truncate ; a submetallic-blue-grey fine 
transverse line at end of dorsal streak : cilia light grey, round apex 
pale shining violet with pale grey tips, Hindwings dark grey ; 
cilia light grey. 

Queensland, Brisbane, February (Dodd) ; two specimens. Type 
in Wals. Coll. (19430). 

Acrocercops prospera, n. sp. 

c? . 9 mm. Head shining white, crown tinged pale yellow. 
Palpi smooth, white. Thorax brown, a yellow dorsal stripe. 
Abdomen dark grey, beneath white. Forewings very narrow, 
parallel-sided, short-pointed, apex obtuse ; ochreous-brown, more 
fulvous towards apex ; a rather dark fuscous supramedian longi- 
tudinal streak from base to 4, and several dots on costa ; a rather 
broad irregular clear yellow dorsal streak from base to tornus, 
edged black above, narrowly interrupted just beyond middle, upper 
edge irregular and forming about five pointed teeth on anterior 
portion and two on posterior, last terminal, oblique ; a fine grey- 
violet transverse line at ^, forming a white dot on costa, and lower 
extremity silvery : cilia jtale grey, round apex shining violet- 
whitish with dark grey line. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia pale 
grey. Bristly hairs of posterior tibite unusually long. 

Queensland, Brisbane, January {Dodd) ; one specimen. Type 
in Wals. Coll. (i94'.^9) 



294 EXOTIC MICKOLEPIDOPTKKA. 

\| Acrocercops clytosema, n. sp. 

J.llmm. Head ochreous-whitish. Palpi roughened anteriorly, 
whitish, seqond joint mostly occupied by two siibconfiuent dark 
fu, C0U8 bands, terminal joint with dark fuscous submedian band. 
Thorax dark fuscous. Abdomen grey, anal tuft whitish-ochreous. 
Forewings very narrow, parallel-sided, apex obtuse ; dark fuscous ; 
an ochreous-orange blotch extending from before tornus along 
termen to apex, edged anteriorly by a curved oblique shining white 
mark, marked on tornus with an erect golden-metallic spot, and 
receiving five converging white strigula3 from posterior fourth of 
costa, middle one tinged ochreoiis, last one limiting a round black 
apical dot : cilia whitish, round apex and termen a dark fuscous 
basal line, two dark fuscous projecting apical hooks. Hind wings 
dark grey ; cilia grey, at apex somewhat suffused whitish. 

13RAZ1L, Parintins, October {FarisJi) ; one specimen. 

Acrocercops chalinopa, n. sp. 

c? . 8 mm. Head, thorax whitish-ochreous tinged grey. Palpi 
slender, whitish. Abdomen grey, anal tuft whitish. Porewings 
very narrow, short-pointed ; iridescent grey ; a short oblique 
whitish strigula from costa beyond |, its apex extended as a linear 
dark fuscous mark ; space between this and prseapical line suflfused 
orange-fulvous, costal edge dark fuscous ; a slightly excurved fine 
silvery blackish-edged praeapical transverse line, followed by 
slender orange-fulvous suffusion, apex beyond this suffused blackish : 
cilia grey, darker round apex. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Ebazil, Para, July (Parish) ; one specimen. 

Acre cer cops mesochaeta, n. sp. 

cJ . 7 mm. Head grey-whitish. Palpi loosely scaled anteriorly, 
second joint grey except apex, terminal joint with two dark grey 
bands. Thorax grey mixed whitish. Abdomen greyish, beneath 
white, lateral series of oblique blackish bars. Forewings very 
narrow, parallel-sided, short-pointed, tolerably obtuse ; pale 
brownish suffusedly irrorated fuscous, costal edge dark fuscous ; 
three slender transverse whitish streaks edged fuscous at 5, middle, 
and |, more or less widely furcate on dorsal hiilf, rest of dorsal 
half irregularly mottled whitish with dark fuscous strigulae, costal 
half with a series of whitish strigulae or dots ; blackish longi- 
tudinal streaks in disc between each pair of these fasciae and 
beyond the tliird : cilia whitish-grey, round apex with two 
blackish-grey shades, white within these. Hindwings grey ; cilia 
pale grey ; median third of costa with fringe of long blackish ciJia. 

Utieekslani), Brisbane, June (Dodd) ; one specimen. Type in 
Wals. Coll. (li>433). 

Acrocercops penographa, n. sp. 
6 $ • 7-9 mm. Head whitish-fuscous, face whitish. Palpi 



GRVCILARTADiT;. 295 

loosely scaled anteriorly, white, second joint fuscous except apex, 
terminal joint with two oblique fuscous bars. Thorax light fuscous. 
Abdomen grey, beneath white, lateral series of oblique dark 
fuscous bars. Forewings very narrow, parallel-sided, short- 
pointed, apex rather obtuse ; light greyish-ochreous ; white 
markings edged dark fuscous as follows, viz., a narrow irregular 
transverse fascia at | and spot on dorsum before it, a wedgeshaped 
oblique streak from middle of dorsum, a quadrate spot on costa 
beyond middle whence a Jiarrow irregular fascia runs to dorsum 
before tornus, a transverse line, acutely angulated in middle, 
crossing wing at |, a dot on termen beyond this preceded by a 
black dot, a curved transverse line before apex, silvery-leaden in 
middle, and a dot above a round black apical spot ; two rather 
oblique transverse thick blackish streaks from costa before middle, 
one at |, one at |^, and a mark from dorsum beyond middle ending 
in a dash on fold : cilia light grey, round apex basal blue-leaden 
and median blackish lines. Hindwings rather dark grey ; cilia 
grey. 

Queensland, Brisbane, February (Dodd) ; three specimens. 
Typo in Wals. Coll. (19423). 

Acrocercops crucigera, n. sp. 
$. 10-11 mm. Head grey, face whitish. Palpi roughly scaled 
anteriorly throughout, white, median band of second joint and 
basal band of terminal dark grey, variable in development. Thorax 
grey, posteriorly more or less suffused whitish. Abdomen grey, 
beneath white, lateral series of oblique fuscous bars. Forewings 
narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; white : a blackish blotch occupying 
costal half of wing from base to middle, cut by a fine white trans- 
verse strigula near base and including in its posterior portion an 
irregular longitudinal white streak ; a blackish spot on dorsum at 
^, space between this and base tinged pale ochreous but including 
an oblique transverse clear white mark ; beyond this two trans- 
verse blackish striguhie from dorsum, space between them tinged 
pale ochreous ; a triangular blackish spot on dorsum beyond 
middle, margined anteriorly by an ochreous- white streak edged by 
a fine black line terminating in a small spot in disc ; above this an 
X-shaped mark formed by two fine blackish lines from costa 
crossiug one another ; disc of wing on apical f light ochreous, its 
anterior portion occupied by an ol)lique blotch of grey suffusion, in 
posterior portion an oblique blue-leaden striga, costal white portion 
above this area crossed by six rather converging black strigulse ; a 
round dark grey apical spot; a blue-loaden dot on termen beneath 
apex : cilia round apex and termen whitish, base blue-leaden, sub- 
basal and median dark fuscous lines and obli(|ue dark fuscous bars 
on apical half, beneath tornus light grey. Hindwings grey ; cilia 
light grey. 

Queensland, Brisbane, October (Dodd) ; two specimens. Type 
in Wals. Coll. (7870). 



296 EXOTIC MICIIOLEPIDOPTERA. 

Acrocercops lithogramma, n. sp. 

cJ . 7 mra. Head silvery-whitish, crown light grey. Palpi 
slender, white, apex of second joint dark grey. Thorax greyish. 
Abdomen grey. Forewings very narrow, pointed ; grey, with 
irregular whitish mottling and scattered darker grey intervening 
scales, especially towards costa and dorsum; a fine longitudinal 
silvery-bluish line in disc from about | to a bronzy apical spot : 
cilia light grey, at apex base violet-whitish within a short fine 
black line. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

Queensland, Brisbane, September (Z'ocW) ; one specimen. Type 
in Wals. Coll. (18308). 

Parectopa tyriancha, n. sp, 

2 . 9 mm. Head whitish-yellow, a crimson line above eyes. 
Palpi smooth, ochreous-whitish. Thorax pale ochreous tinged 
crimson. Abdomen grey. Forewings narrow-elongate, parallel- 
sided, apex short-pointed, obtuse ; light browuish-ochreous sprinkled 
or tinged crimson, posterior half brown ; a light yellowish streak 
along posterior half of costa, at origin reaching half across wing, 
attenuated posteriorly and not reaching a[)ex, cut by three white 
streaks edged dark fuscous, which become crimson on entering the 
brown area, first verj^ oblique, its apex forming a crimson spot on 
end of cell, second less oblique, reaching |^ across wing, third little 
oblique, its apex hooked outwards and almost reaching tormeu ; 
some irregular white markings on dorsum before middle, and an 
oblique white striga from middle of dorsum nearly reaching first 
costal streak ; a triangular blotch on dorsum before tornus reaching 
half across wing, upper part white, lower part yellow, separated 
from precediug striga by crimson, and edged posteriori}^ by a 
crimson streak reaching tornus ; a transverse-oval apical black dot 
edged anteriorly by a crimson line : cilia grey, on costa light 
yellowish, round apex white, two crimson apical hooks, a crimson 
basal line on termen beneath apex. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia 

grey- 

Queensland, Brisbane, October (Dodd) ; one specimen, with 
body and basal area of wing in imperfect condition, but very 
distinct. Type in Wals. Coll. (19199). 

Cyphosticha centrometra, n, sp. 

c? . 6 mm. Head, thorax whitish mixed leaden-grey. Palpi 
Avhitish, tips of second and terniiual joints d;irk grey. Abdomen 
grey, beneath Avliitish, sides oblicjuely marked dark fuscous. An- 
terior anrl middle femora and tibia; dark fuscous, tarsi Avhite, middle 
femora with apical tuft of scales beneath. Forewings narrowly 
elongate-lanceolate ; dark ])urple-fuscous, whitish-s])ecklod ; round 
Avhitish dots on costa at middle, |, and near apex : cilia light grey. 
Hindwings and cilia light grey. 

Fiji, Lautoka, xYpril, one specimen bred from larva mining leaves 



GKACILAKIAD.'E. 297 

of riiatfcohtu Sicmierectus (Legnminosce) (Greenwood) ; also stated to 
feed in leaves of Caravnlia sp., but as onlj' one example was sent, 
the larvae from the latter foodplant may not have been reared. 
Type in Brit. Mus. 

Timodora cyanoxaiitha, n. sp. 

2 . 11 mm. Head, tliorax light fuscous, face whitish. Palpi 
white, second joint suHused dark fuscous, terminal joint with dark 
fuscous median ring. Abdomen dark grey. Forowings very 
narrow, parallel-sided, moderately pointed ; purple-fuscous, with 
strong blue gloss in disc ; a pale yellow-ochreous dorsal streak 
limited by fold from base totornus, transversely strigulated fuscous ; 
a brassy-yellow trapezoidal blotch extending on costa from before 
J to 'i, and reaching to fold, anterior edge direct, posteiior inwards- 
oblicjue, costal edge with a few dark fuscous specks : cilia dark 
fuscous, beneath tornus greyish. Hindwings grey ; cilia greyish. 

Q^TEENSLA^^D, Brisbane, October {Dodd); one specimen. Type 
in Wals. Coll. (1883U). 

Gracilaria liparoxantha, n. sp. 

c? 2 . 8-9 mm. Head light fuscous, back of crown pale yellow, 
face silvery-white. Basal joint of antennse stout. Palpi smooth- 
scaled, whitish, tips of joints dark fuscous. Thorax pale shining 
yellow, shoulders narrowly fuscous. Abdomen grey. Forewings 
very narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; shining yellow ; costa anteriorly 
tinged violet-whitish ; scattered minute dark fuscous dots along 
costa and posterior part of dorsum, termen slenderly suffused violet 
and strigulated dark fuscous ; a large dark fuscous dot towards 
costa at ^, one on middle of costa, and a smaller one at tornus : 
cilia light grey. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

Queensland, Brisbane, February, bred from Hemieyclia anstra- 
lasica {Eiipliorbiaceoi) [Dodd) ; three specimens. Tvpe in Wals. 
Cull. (19521). 

Gracilaria pneumatica, n. sp. 

cT . 13 mm. Head pale brassy-ocbreous. Palpi pale ochreous, 
terminal joint almost wholly suffused blackish exteiiially. Thorax 
p;ile shining greyish-ochreous. Abdomen grey. Middle tibitc with 
strong projecting tuft of scales beneath on basal half. Forewings 
very narrow, parallel-sided, short-pointed ; pale shining grey- 
yellowish, dorsal half slightly greyer-tinged and very faintly 
gre\ -strigulated, with pui'ple-blue reflections ; a minute black costal 
dot near base, costa hence to middle with about ten minute 
purplish strigulae ; apex suffused purplish, with two or three 
blackish strigulai and an apical dot : cilia grey, round apex pale 
with two or three blackish lines (imperfect). Hindwings dark 
fuscous ; cilia grey. 

Brazil, Obidos, August (ParisJi) ; one specimen. 



298 EXOTIC MTCROLKPIDOPTETIA. 

i/ Gracilaria aeolastis, n. sp. 

c?, 11 rara. He.ad, thorax violet-ochreons-grey, face shining 
■wliiMsh. Palpi white, a dark gfoy suljapical ring on terminal joint. 
Abdomen dark grey, beneath brassj'-whitish, anal tuft whitish- 
ochreous. Forewings very narrow, parallel-sided, short-pointed ; 
yellowish, with purple reflections except along costa from | to near 
apex, finely strigulated dark grey, towards apex more purplish- 
suffused and more closely strigulated : cilia grey. Hindwings dark 
fuscous ; cilia grey. 

EiiAZiL, Parintins, October (ParisJi) ; two specimens. 



GELECHIAD.^. 

Platyedra cruenta, n. sp. 

cf . 15 mm. Ilead whitish-ochreous suffused fuscous on crown 
and sides of face, sidetufts suffused light crimson. Palpi second 
joint strongly rough-scaled beneath, fuscous mixed dark fuscous, 
apex tinged rosj', terminal joint half second, whitish-ochreous, basal 
half suffused fuscous. Thorax whitish-ochreous, anterior margin 
suffused fuscous tinged pink. Abdomen pale grey, segmental 
margins ochreous-whitish. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, 
costa gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen obliquely rounded; 
light brownish, towards base faintly rosy-tinged, in disc somewhat 
mixed whitish-ochreous ; undefined rather dark fuscous suffusion 
forming a basal patch, a streak along costa, oblique streaks from 
this to disc before and beyond middle indicating stigmata, a rather 
broad angulated subterminal fascia, and narrow terminal fascia 
almost confluent with it : cilia grey, tips whitish-tinged. Hind- 
wings light grey ; cilia grey- whitish, 

Palkstine, Haifa, December (Cajyt. P. J. Barraud) •, one speci- 
men. Type in British Museum. Very like yossypiella, but easily 
separated by the characteristic palpi, and rosy tufts of crown. The 
perfectly preserved basal pecten of antennae (the special featui'e of 
the genus) is composed of sparse but unusually long hairscales. 

MOLOPOSTOLA, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales ; ocelli posterior ; tongue developed. 
Antennae |, in S simple, basal joint moderate, without pecten. 
Labial palpi long, recurved, second joint thickened with dense 
appressed scales, terminal joint shorter than second, thickened with 
ap[)resscd scales, acute. Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, 
appressed to tongue. Posterior tibiae, clothed with rough scales 
above. Forewings 2 from |, 3 from before angle, 4 and 5 stalked 
from ani^le, 7 to costa, 8 absent, 11 from middle. Hindwings 1, 
rounded-trapezoidal, termen hardly sinuate, cilia I ; 3 and 4 connate, 
5 somewhat approximated, 6 and 7 connate. 

A development of Compsolechia. 



GELECHIADiE, 299 

Molopostola rufitscta, n. sp. 

cJ . 19-20 mm. Head white, crown sometimes with central 
fuscous line. Palpi dark fuscous, teiniinal joint whitish except hase. 
Thorax whitish, a few dark fuscous specks. Ahdomen rather dark 
fuscous, base whitish, anal tuft whitish-fuscous. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa neai'ly straight, somewhat arched towards 
extremities, apex obtuse-pointed, termen almost straight, rather 
oblique ; white, with irregularly scattered dark fuscous scales ; an 
irregular black dot on base of costa, and one near base in middle ; 
a black dot beneath fold at 5 ; a reddish-brown costal streak from 
before middle to apex, cut by a very oblique white striga from S of 
costa, before this suffused dark fuscous on costal edge ; discal 
stigmata represented by small brown spots mixed dark fuscous ; an 
elongate black mark towards apex and one at apex ; some dark 
fuscous irroratiou towards tornus ; two or three dots of blackish 
irroration on lower part of termen : cilia whitish, on costa a dark 
grey basal line, at apex two dark grey -hooks. Hindwings grey ; 
cilia grey, round upper part of termen suffused whitish. 

French Guiana, St. Jean, 11. Maroni, July ; two specimens. 

Sphaleractis epiclysta, n. sp. 

S. 9-11 mm. Head grey-whitish, sides of crown greyish. 
Palpi and thorax fuscous. Abdomen pale grey. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen very 
obliquely rounded ; fuscous suffusedly irrorated dark fuscous ; costa 
from -J to near apex sufl'used with white mixed dark fuscous irrora- 
tion ; second discal stigma dark fuscous : cilia whitish-fuscous. 
Hindwings light grey ; cilia grey-whitish or pale grey. 

New Sooth Wales, Sydney, September ; Tasmania, Launceston, 
November ; two specimens. 

Ly PILOCRATES, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales ; ocelli posterior ; tongue developed. 
Antennae | (?), basal joint moderate, without pecten. Labial palpi 
very long, recurved, second joint thickened with scales, Avith dense 
compact projecting apical tuft beneath, terminal joint longer than 
second, moderate, acute. Maxillary paljH obsolete. Posterior tibiae 
clothed with hairs above. Forewings 2 from towards angle, 3 and 4 
connate from angle, 5 approximated, 6 and 8 stalked, 7 absent, 
11 Jrom middle. Hindwings 1, trapezoidal, apex obtuse, termen 
somewhat sinuate, cilia 1 ; 3 absent, 4 and 5 closely approximated 
at hase, 6 and 7 stalked. 

Allied to Anarsia. 

Pilocrates prograpta, n. s]). 

$ . 14 mm. Head, thorax ochreous-white, a few blackish specks. 
Palpi white, second joint blackish except apex. Abdomen grey, 
sides dark fuscous, ventral surface ochreous-whitish. Forewings 



300 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTKRA. 

clong.'ite, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen obliquely 
rouiifled ; glossy ochreous-white, scattered blackish scales ; markings 
blackish ; a small spot on base of costa, a snbcostal dot near this, 
two linear marks along costa before and beyond |, an elongate spot 
on middle thickened posteriorly, and live dots on posterior half; 
small spots on dorsum at | and | ; small spots representing stig- 
mata, plical rather obliquely before first discal, second discal some- 
what below middle, confluent with a rather small spot above tornus, 
a larger roundish spot in disc beyond second discal ; a marginal row 
of irregular dots round posterior part of costa and termen : cilia 
grey with rows of whitish points, basal area within a blackish-grey 
median shade ochreous-white somewhat sprinkled blackish. Hind- 
wings grey, thinly scaled towards base, darker towards termen, 
veins sutl'used dark fuscous, a hyaline streak beneath cell towards 
base ; cilia grey. 

CooKG, Dibidi, 3500 feet. May (Newconie) ; one specimen. 

Anarsia reciproca, n. sp. 

d ?. 10-12 mm. Head grey-whitish. Pal])i whitish, second 
joint except apex grey mixed blackish, terminal joint in c? very 
short but apimrent, projecting from scales of second, with blackish 
ring, in § with three blackisli rings. Tiiorax grey-whitish, patagia 
mixed dark fuscous. Abdomen whitish-oelireous sprinkled grey. 
Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex 
pointed, termen very obli(]uely rounded ; 7 and 8 out of 6 ; grey 
closely and suffiisedl}' irrorated whitish, especially towards costa, 
some scattered blackish scales ; a black line along anterior portion 
of fold, and a row of black scales posteriorly, a longitudinal line in 
median portion of disc and a shorter one between this and termen, 
all these accomj)anied with more or less dark grey suffusion : cilia 
light grey speckled whitish. Hindwings grey, becoming hyaline 
anteriorly except on veins ; cilia light grey. Forewings cJ beneath 
with a subcostal streak of blackish suffusion on anterior half ; hind- 
wings S beneath with black irroration towards costa anteriorly. 

Madras, Coimbatore, October, November [Fletcher) ; two speci- 
mens. Peculiar in neuration and in the visible terminal joint of c5" 
palpi, yet in other respects a characteristic member of the genus, 
and not needing separation. 

Chelaria attenuata, n. sp. 

c? . 11 mm. Head, thorax light grey suflusedly irrorated white. 
Palpi white, second joint dark fuscous except apex, tuft short, 
terminal joint with three dark fuscous bands. Abdomen whitish, 
sides suffused dark fuscous ; valvse long, narrow, of same width 
throughout, S-shaped, within these arc two similarly sinuate very 
slender pointed processes, about |- as long. Forewings elongate, 
narroAV, costa slightly arched, apex ]Knuted, termen very obliquely 
rounded ; 7 and 8 out of ; light fuscous closely and suffusedly 
irrorated white; a white tuft on costa at ^, preceded by a dark 



GELECHIAD^. 301 

fuscous mark along costa ; a short dark fuscous streak along costa 
in middle, beneath which is some light brownish suffusion ; stigmata 
minute, black, first discal op])OKito posterior end of this streak, plical 
rather oblii)uely before it ; a small dark fuscous spot on costa at | ; 
some brownish suffusion towards termen, and a very fine irregular 
twice interrupted blackish longitudinal median line in this : cilia 
pale grey irrorated whitish, a l)road darker grey antemedian shade. 
Hindwiugs apex strongly })roduced, costa simple ; light grey, thinly 
scaled, towards apex darker grey ; cilia whitish-grey. 

New South Wales, Sydney, on fence, October ; two specimens 
(one reduced to thorax and forcwings). I find that under the name 
euplecta I confused four species of extremely similar appearance, 
but clearly separable by the genitalia and secondary sexual 
characters, which are now discriminated. 

Chelaria microgramma, n. sp. 

cJ 2 . 13-14 mm. Head, thorax grey suffusedly irrorated white. 
Palpi white speckled grey, tuft short, second joint with two, 
terminal joint three dark fuscous bands. Abdomen whitish ; cJ 
valvae long, curved, wide at base and narrowed to middle, apical 
])ortion narrow, tolerably pointed. Forewings elongate, narrow, 
costa slightly arched, faintly sinuate in middle, apex obtuse-pointed, 
termen very obliquely rounded ; 7 and 8 out of 6 ; grey, closely 
and suffusedly irrorated white ; a white tuft on costa at ^j, preceded 
by a small ochreous spot with some fuscous suffusion ; an elongate 
or narrow semioval fuscoas spot along costa in middle ; short fine 
bhxck dashes indicating stigmata, plical rather obliquely before first 
discal, first discal sometimes edged above with slight brownish 
suif usion ; similar fine black dashes between second discal and 
termen, and on fold near extremity ; indications of small obscure 
darker marginal spots round posterior part of costa and termen : 
cilia grey speckled whitish, obscurely barred dark grey irroration 
on basal half. Hindwings apex somewhat produced ; light grey ; 
cilia pale greyish ; costa S simple. 

New South Wales, Sydney, on fence, October, November ; three 
specimens. 

Chelaria tenebrosa, n. sp. 

S $. 11-12 mm. Head, thorax rather dark fuscous sprinkhd 
whitish. Palpi grey speckled whitish, tuft short, second joint with 
two, terminal joint three blackish bands. Abdomen dark grey, 
anal tuft ochreous ; S valvfe long, strongly recurved, rather narrow 
at first, broadly enlarged and rounded towards apex but with apex 
rather prominent upwards (spoon-shaped), rather shorter down- 
wards-hooked slender acute processes on each side outside these. 
Forewings elongate, narrow, costa slightly arched, apex obtuse- 
pointed, termen very obliquely rounded ; 7 and 8 out of 6 ; ratlier 
dark fuscous closely irrorated whito ; a small tuft on costa at \, 
whitish posteriorly, preceded by a small dark fuscous mark ; au 



302 EXOTIC MICROLEPJDOPTEHA. 

eloiij^ate dark fuscous spot on middle of cosi"a, benoath t\ns some 
obscure brownish-ochreous suffusion ; short black longitudinal stri- 
guke representing stigmata, first discal beneath posterior extremity 
of this spot, plical rather obliquely before it ; a dark fuscous streak 
along median portion of fold, and other short longitudinal streaks 
iQoro or less indicated in disc preceding stigmata and tending to 
unite with them ; short fine black longitudinal sfrigulce between 
second discal and tormen, towards tornus, and beneath costa at | ; 
small indistinct dai"k fuscous spots on costu posteriorly and along 
termen : cilia grey sprinkled whitish, base grey-whitish, a median 
broad shade of dark grey admixture. Hiudwings apex somewhat 
produced ; grey, lighter and thinly scaled anteriorly ; cilia light 
grey ; 6 basal half of costa folded beneath, a dark grey costal 
streak on this above. 

South Australia, Quorn, October ; two specimens. 

Chelaria euplecta Meyr. 

cj 2 • 12-14 mm. Head, thorax Avhitish-grey. Palpi whitish 
speckled dark fuscous, tuft short, second joint with two, terminal joint 
three dark fuscous bands. Abdomen light greyish, sides more or less 
suffused dark fuscous, anal tuft whitish-ochreous ; rf valvoe moderate, 
apex upcurved, broadly enlarged and rounded (ladle-shaped). Pore- 
wings elongate, narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, 
termen very obliquely rounded ; 7 and 8 out of 6 ; pale grey closely 
and suffusedly irrorated whitish ; a streak of dark fuscous suffusion 
along costa from base to beyond ;J, its apex edged beneath with 
ochreous-brown and terminated by a white tuft ; below this a tine 
black subcostal dash from base to ^, beneath its middle an ochreous- 
brownish dot ; a transverse blotch from middle of costa reaching 
half across wing, widest on costa, costal portion dark fuscous, sub- 
costal ochreous-brown, discal dark grey ; sometimes a blackish dot 
beneath this indicating plical stigma; in 5 small blackish marks 
on dorsum at | and | ; an irregular grey or dark grey spot in disc 
at I ; four small dark fuscous spots on costa posteriorly, and a 
rounded terminal patch of fuscous or dark fuscous suffusion, in 
which are obscurely indicated a short blackish discal streak and 
some blackish terminal dots : cilia dark grey, speckled whitish. 
Hindwings apex somewhat produced ; grey, darker posteriorly ; 
cilia grey ; 6 costa folded beneath on basal half, with long pale 
greyish hairpencil extending from base to middle. 

New South Wales, Sydney, two cJs; Queensland, Brisbane, 
one $ , but I think almost certainly identical. Itedescribed, as 
the original description included also the three preceding species. 

Chelaria cirrhospila, n. sp. 

2 . 12 mm. Head whitish-grey. Palpi grey speckled whitish, 
second joint dark fuscous except apex, tuft short, terminal joint 
with three dark grey bauds. Thorax grey, shoulders speckled 



OELECIHAD.H. 303 

Avliitisli. Abdomen grej'. Foi-owiiigs elongate, ratlier narrow, 
costa genMy arched, apex obtuse, termen extremely obliijuely 
rounded ; H separate ; fuscous, irregularly irrorated groy-wliitish ; 
a black longitudinal strigula edged beneath ochreous-yellowish 
towards costa near base ; a small black trapezoidal spot on middle 
of costa, edged beneath yellowish ; a black longitudinal strigula 
beneath this in disc, and one towards costa oblicpiely before it, 
both edged beneath yellowish ; an ochreous-yellow spot above 
middle of dorsum, edged above black ; a black strigula on folil 
near tornus ; second discal stigma small, blackish ; a tine interrupted 
dark fuscous line from beyond this to termen beneath apex : cilia 
grey. Hindwings grey, veins darker ; cilia grey. 
Assam, Khasis, October ; one specimen. 

Chelaria demonstrata, n. sp. 

(S . 13 mm. Head, thorax ochreous-whitish suffused light grey 
towards sides. Palpi wliitish, second joint sufl'used ochreoiis 
except apex, with two bands of dark fuscous suffusion, tuft double, 
strong, moderately long, terminal joint Avith two dark fuscous 
bands. Abdomen dark grey. Fore wings elongate, widest before 
middle, costa moderately arched, apex obtuse, termen very obliquely 
rounded ; 6 separate ; pale fuscous speckled whitish, somewhat 
sprinkled darker fuscous ; a large dark fuscous rounded-triangular 
blotch on middle of costa, reaching more than half across wing ; a 
slight dark fuscous strigula beneath costa at | : cilia light greyish 
(imperfect). Hindwings violet-blue-hyaline, veins and torraen 
irregularly suffused grey, apical third grey ; cilia light grey. 

New Guinea, Kei Is. ; one specimen. 

Chelaria stictocosma, n. sp. 

d 2 • 9-10 "1™- Head, thorax whitish. Palpi white, second 
joint except apical third ochreous irrorated blackish, tuft com])act, 
moderate, terminal joint with three black rings. Abdomen li"-ht 
grey, anal tuft ochreous-whitish. Forewings elongate, rather 
narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen very 
obliquely rounded; 6 separate; pale ochreous largely suffused 
whitish, especially towards costa anteriorly ; a black dot beneath 
costa near base ; small black marks on costa at i 4, middle, and 
two or three more or less marked posteriorly ; discal stigmata 
small, black, plical forming an irregular blackish spot obri(juely 
before first discal, sometimes preceded by yellowish suffusion, 
above this a roundish space preceding first discal is more or less 
perceptibly outlined with dark grey scales, and sometimes tinged 
grey ; a slight blackish strigula on end of fold : cilia Avhitish- 
ochreous. Hindwings apex somewhat produced ; light bluish-grey ; 
cilia pale greyish-ochreous. 

CoouG, Dibidi, 3500 feet. May (Newcoyne) ; Eombat, Dharwar, 
January (Maxwell) ; two specimens. 



304 EXOTIC MICKOLEPIDOrTGIlV. 

Chelaria levata, n. sp. 

c? . 9 rara. Head, thorax whitish. Palpi white, second joint 
fuscous except apical third, with roug-h projecting hairs beneath 
forming moderate tult, terminal joint with subbasal and median 
fuscous rings. Abdomen light gre)', anal tuft wliitish ; valvae 
verj'^ long, narrow, rather sinuate, obtuse-pointed, npper edge 
notched near apex, uncus rather sliort, bent downwards, with 
much longer strongly reverse-curved slender acute hinged process 
from beneath its base meeting it at apex. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa slightlj' arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termeu 
extremely obliquely rounded ; 6 separate; light greyish-ochreous 
closely and suft'usedly irrorated whitish ; a small black dot towards 
costa near base ; minute blackish-grey dots on costa before and 
beyond |, a slight oblique mark before middle, and four or five 
obscure dots posteriorly ; slight longitudinal strigulae of blackish- 
grey irroration indicating plical and second discal stigmata, one 
above dorsum beyond middle, one on end of fold, one in disc 
beyond cell, and one or two towards apex : cilia light grey speckled 
whitish, a few dark fuscous scales. Hiudwings apex somewhat 
produced ; grey ; cilia pale grey. 

Bkngal, Pusa, December {Fletcher) ; one specimen. 

Chelaria trachydyta, n. sp. 

cj 2 . 12-14 mm. Head whitish-fuscous sprinkled dark fuscous. 
Palpi fuscous mixed dark fuscous, in cT sprinkled whitish, second 
joint much thickened with rough scales beneath and shortly tufted 
towards base, terminal joint not longer than second, thickened 
with scales somewhat rough in middle posteriorly. Thorax fuscous, 
shoulders dark fuscous. Abdomen fuscous. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex pointed, termen extremely 
obliquely rounded ; 6 separate ; fuscous, irregularly irrorated dark 
fuscous, with several small scattered tufts of scales ; semioval dark 
fuscous spots on costa before middle and at |; undefined elongate 
spots of dark fuscous suffusion or irroration in disc before and 
beyond middle, and above tornus ; cloudy dark marginal dots round 
posterior part of costa and termen : cilia grey, basal half irrorated 
blackish. Hindwings grey, thinly scaled anteriorly ; cilia light 
fuscous. 

Bombay, Dharwar, February (Maxtvell) ; two specimens. 

^ PORPODRYAS, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales ; tongue strong. Antennae |, in c? 
moderately ciliated, basal joint moderate, without pecten. Labial 
palpi long, recurved, second joint much thickened with dense 
appressed scales, somewhat expanded towards apex above, terminal 
joint as long as second, thickened with dense scales somewhat 
projecting towards apex posteriorly, pointed. Maxillary palpi very 
short, filiform, appressed to tongue. Posterior tibiae clothed with 
dense rough scales above and beneath. Forewings with tufts of 



GELECHTAD^. 305 

scales ; 1 h furcate, 2 from ^, 3-5 approximated, 7 and 8 stalked, 
7 to costa, 11 from middle. Hindwings 1, trapezoidal-ovate, apex 
obtuse, termen hardly sinuate, cilia |^ ; 3 and 4 connate, 5 rather 
approximated, 6 and 7 closely approximated towards base. 

Approaching Sorotacta in technical characters, but differs in 
absence of cubital pecten of hindwings, and more related to 
Clielaria. 

Porpodryas prasinantha, n. sp. 

S . 31 mm. Head light browish-ochroous, tips of scales grey- 
whitish. Palpi whitish somewhat sprinkled grey, three broad 
bands of second joint and two oblique bands of terminal joint 
blackish. Thorax whitish sprinkled grey and blackish. Abdomen 
greyish speckled darker. Forewings elongate, narrow, posteriorly 
hardly dilated, costa almost straight, arched towards obtuse apex, 
termen rounded, oblique ; whitish irregularly sprinkled grey and 
dark fuscous ; seven small narrow oblique semioval blackish spots 
along costa, space between third and fourth suffused dark grey, 
beneath this space an adjacent quadrate grey spot partly edged 
blackish, edged beneath by a discal dark grey streak mixed with 
light green and extended to end of cell ; short fine blackish dashes 
beneath costa and above dorsum near base ; a longer blackish lino 
on fold before middle ; an oval spot outlined with grey beneath 
anterior part of discal median streak ; a strongly angulated grey 
subterminal shade, marked with some blackish dashes between 
veins; some short blackish marks before posterior part of costa and 
termen, and some cloudy marginal dots : cilia grey sprinkled white, 
basal half spotted blackish, a whitish apical spot. Hindwings 
subhyaline prismatic whitish, apex narrowly suffused grey ; cilia 
grey-whitish, a grey subbasal line. 

French Guiana, R. Maroni ; one specimen. 

Dichomeris brachygrapha, n. sp. 

S . 12 mm. Head ochreous-whitish. Palpi whitish, second 
joint ochreous-brown except apical edge, tuft very long, pointed, 
anterior edge of terminal joint blackish. Thorax whitish-ochreous. 
Abdomen light greyish. Forewings elongate, very narrow, costa 
slightly arched, faintly sinuate towards middle, apex obtuse-pointed, 
termen very obliquely rounded ; whitish-ochreous ; a fine black 
streak along basal fifth of costa, a black linear mark before middle, 
a short blackish streak beyond middle, and a narrow semioval sj)ot 
at I ; discal stigmata very small, black ; several small indistinct 
spots of ochreous suffusion towards dorsum ; some indistinct fuscous 
dots on termen : cilia whitish-ochraous. Hindwings and cilia grey. 

AssA.M, Khasis, April ; one specimen. 

Dichomeris adelocentra, n. sp. 

5 . 12 mm. Head, thorax pale greyish-ochreous, face whitish- 
tinged. Palpi whitish, second joint with moderate rough tuft 
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306 EXOTIC MICnOLEPIDOPTERA. 

beneath and scales triangularly expinided above, suffused oclireous 
except apical edge, teriuinal joint longer than second, anterior 
edge dark fuscous. Abdomen grey, apex pale greyish-ochreous. 
Torewings elongate, rather narrow, costa slightly arched, apex 
obtuse-pointed, termen slightly rounded, obliiiue; greyish-ochreous; 
stigmata obscure, indistinct, fuscous, plical rather obliquely before 
first discal ; a small blackish-grey elongate mark on middle of 
costa, preceded and followed by ochreous-whitish suffusion ; a tine 
blackish-grey marginal line round apex, and two or three dark 
grey dots separated by whitish on each side of it : cilia whitish- 
ochreous, slightly tinged brownish. Hindwiugs slate-grey ; cilia 
light grey. 

Java, Buitenzorg, bred in March from larva on Brklelia tomentosa 
(Eaphorbiaceae) {Dr. lioepke) ; one specimen. Type in British 
Museum. 

Dichomeris oceanis, n. sp. 

(S 5 . 18-20 mm. Head grey, sidetufts more or less tinged 
ochreous. Palpi dark ashy-grey, second joint with rough expanded 
hairs above and long broad rough tuft beneath, apical edge whitish, 
terminal joint longer than second, whitish, anterior edge dark 
grey. Thorax ochreous, a central stripe of grey suffusion, shoulders 
dark fuscous. Abdomen J ochreous-whitish, ventral surface and a 
series of oblique lateral bars dark grey, anal tuft grey, $ wholly 
suffused grey. Forewings elongate, rather narrow, slightly dilated 
posteriorly, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen slightly 
sinuate, somewhat oblique ; oclireous, faintly greenish-tinged ; a 
narrow dark indigo-blue irregular-edged streak along costa from 
base to near middle, its apex sending a lighter blue streak to first 
discal stigma ; beyond this on costa three dark fuscous oblique 
striguloe tipped bluish, and then an elongate dark fuscous mark 
terminated beneath by a small bluish mark ; stigmata approximated, 
black, plical beneath first discal, these somewhat elongate and 
connected by a dark grey spot, second discal forming a transverse 
mark tipped bluish, connected with preceding by two short grey 
streaks or some faint suffusion ; a narrow dark grey fascia along 
termen from before tornus to apex, anterior extremity sending a 
slender suffused streak to lower end of second discal stigma, 
terminal edge finely whitish : cilia light brownish-ochreous, ochre- 
ous-whitish median and ajiical shades, base finely blackish, tornal 
area grey. Hiudwings grey, in J paler anteriorly ; cilia grey, 
base darker. 

Japan, bred in Hawaiian Is. from plants imported from Japan 
(Ji. C. L. FerJcins) ; two specimens. 

STRYPHNOCOPA, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales ; ocelli posterior ; tongue developed. 
Antenna) |, in J simple, basal joint moderate, without pecten. 
Labial palpi verj' long, recurved, second joint thickened with scales 



GELECniADiE — (EOOPHOMD^. 307 

rather expanded towards apex above and somewhat projecting 
angularly at apex beneath, terminal joint as long as second, 
slender, acute. Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, appressed to 
tongue. Forowiugs 2 and 3 stalked, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to termen, 
9 almost connate with 7, 11 from middle. Hindwings 1, trape- 
zoidal, apex obtuse, termen faintly sinuate, cilia | ; 3 and 4 
connate, 5 absent, 6 and 7 stalked. 
AUied to Trichotaj^he. 

Stryphnocopa trinotata, n. sp. 

S . 12 mm. Head, thorax, abdomen whitish-ochreous. Palpi 
whitish, second joint greyish-ochreous irrorated grey except apex. 
Forewings elongate, posteriorly slightly dilated, costa gently arched, 
apex obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; whitish-ochreous ; stigmata 
black, plical hardly beyond first discal, second discal round, rather 
larger; three small obli(iue black spots on posterior half of costa; 
a terminal patch of brownisli-ochreous suff'usion, broadest down- 
wards and just reaching second discal stigma ; several 'indistinct 
dark fuscous terminal dots : cilia brownish-ochreous. Hindwings 
pale greyish ; cilia whitish-ochreous. 

Assam, Khasis, November ; one specimen. 

OECOPHORID^. 

Borkhansenia catochopis, n. sp. 

tS . 9 mm. Head, thorax ochreous-whitish. Palpi whitish, basal 
half of second joint fuscous. Antonnal ciliations 1. Abdomen grey- 
whitish. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse- 
pointed, termen extremely obliquely rounded ; ochreous-whitish 
irregularly sprinkled grey, towards costa and termen broadly 
suffused dark grey irroration, on basal third of costa forming a 
dark grey streak, some irroration towards dorsum anteriorly ; 
stigmata rather large, blackish, plical obliquely before first discal, 
an elongate mark preceding second discal : cilia ochreous-whitish, 
on costa grey, on upper part of termen sprinkled grey. Hindwings 
whitish-grey, somewhat darker towards apex ; cilia ochreous- 
whitish. 

Queensland, Brisbane, October (Dodd); one specimen. Type 
in Wals. Coll. (19173). 

Borkhausenia reprobata, n. sp. 
(J. 13 mm. Head ochreous-whitish mixed grey. Palpi whitish 
irrorated grey. Antennal ciliations under 1. Thorax ochreous- 
whitish, anterior margin suffused grey. Abdomen whitish-grey. 
Forewings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex 
tolerably pointed, termen hardly rounded, extremely oblique; pale 
whitish-ochreous irregularly sprinkled grey ; stigmata cloudy, dark 
fuscous, plical forming a small elongate spot, rather beyond first 

x2 



3C8 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

discal, an adflitional dot beneath second discal ; a short inwardly 
obli(iuc cloudj' streak of dark grey suffusion from costa at i : cilia 
grey irrorated whitish. Hindwings light grey ; cilia ochreous- 
whitish tijiged grey. 

QuBRNSLAND, Brisbane, October [Dodd); one specimen. Type 
in Wais. Coll. (18667). 

Leptocroca chersomicta, n. sp. 

^ 5 • 13-14 mm. Head, thorax pale fuscous mixed whitisli 
and dark fuscous. Pnlpi white, second joint with basal half and 
subapical band blackish, terminal joint with blackish median band. 
Abdomen light grey. Forewings elongate, costa gently arclicd, 
apex obtuse, termon obliquely rounded ; pale brownish, irregularly 
and sufFusedly mixed white, and irrorated dark fuscous; a small 
white mark in middle of base; stigmata moderately large, daik 
fuscous, edged laterally with white scales and discal sometimes 
counected by a white line, plical slightly beyond lir.^t discal : cilia 
whitish, basal half barred fuscous irroration. Hindwings pale 
grey, somewhat darker towards apex ; cilia whitish. 

QUEBMSLA.ND, Brisbane, September, October (Dodd) ; six speci- 
mens. Type in AVals. Coll. (18523). Allied to ejrtmictn Meyr. 
(which is referable to Leptocroca, not to Borlhnvsenia), and also 
apparently to ischnota Low., which I have not seen. 

Barea periodica, n. sp. 

cJ . 19 mm. Head, thorax fuscous sprinkled whitish. Palpi 
fuscous sprinkled whitish, second joint with basal half and a 
8ubai)ical s])ot dark fuscous, terminal joint wliitish with broad 
blackish median band. Abdomen light grey. Forewings elongate, 
posteriorly rather dilated, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen 
rounded, rather oblique; fuscous; a small dark fuscous spot on 
base of costa, beyond this wliitish-ochreous elongate suffusion 
extending along costal area to |, interrupted by fuscous spots at g 
and f ; some dark fuscous suffusion on basal area ; a blackish 
longitudinal streak in disc from ^ to |, marked with two small 
ochreous-whitish spots ; a dark fuscous spot followed by an 
ochr(!OU8-whitish spot representing plical stigma ; veins posteriorly 
partially marked short blackish-fuscous lines, especially a sub- 
marginal series partly preceded and followed by short ochreous- 
whitish marks : cilia ochreous-whitish-grey, basal half suff'usedl}' 
barred fuscous. Hindwings light grey, paler and whitish-tinged 
towards base ; cilia whitish-ochreous, towards base slightly in- 
fuscated. 

QuERNSLAND, Brisbauo (Dodd); one specimen. Type in Wals. 
Coll. (7974). 

Elaeonoma lenita, n. sp. 
cJ 16-17 mm., $ 22-25 mm. Head whitish-grey-ochreous, 
sides of face tinged fuscous. Palpi whitish, second joint 6 mostly 



CECOPHOJlIDiE. 



309 



grey except towards apex, $ with suffused grey supramedian 
band. Auteni)al ciliatioiis J ^|. Thorax pale greyish-ochreous. 
Abdomen S oehroous-whitish, 5 grey, segments with ochreoiis- 
brownish dorsal blotches, apex whitish-ochreous. Forewings elon- 
gate, rather dilated posteriorly, cost a moderately arched, apex 
obtuse, termen slightly rounded, obli(iue ; glossy pale greyish- 
ochreous, faintly tinged Heshcolour ; extreme costal edge blackish 
towards base ; stigmata small, dark grey, ])lical ratlier beyond first 
discal, sometimes obsolete ; an irregular curved subterminal scries 
of cloudy dark grey dots from beneath 4 of costa to dorsum before 
tornus, rather sinuate inwards opposite apex and tornus, sometimes 
almost obsolete: cilia whitish-ochreous. Hindwings ochreous-grey- 
whitish or light grey ; cilia ochreous-whitish, a greyish subbasal 
shade. 

QuKENSLAND, j^It. Tambourinc, November {2\i,rner), one 6 ; with 
which I also associate four si)ecimens from Brisbane, November to 
January (Dodd), in Wals. Coll. Dr. Turner's specimen was sent 
me as Etdechria stlgmatoplwra Turn., together with genuine speci- 
mens of that species. 

Eulechria quaerenda, n. sp. 

5 . 13 mm. Head white. Palpi white, second joint irrorated 
fuscous except apex. Thorax white, sometimes slightly sjjeckled 
pale brownish. Abdomen ochreous-whitish. Forewings elongate, 
rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen 
extremely obliquely rounded ; white, slightly speckled brownish- 
ochreous or fuscous, especially posteriorly; stigmata small, fuscous, 
indistinct, plical somewhat beyond first discal, an additional dot 
between and rather above first and second discal, and one beneath 
second discal, all faint and inconspicuous : cilia white, towards 
base more or less speckled brownish. Hindwings light grey ; cilia 
ochreous-whitish. 

Queensland, Brisbane, February (Dodd); two specimens. Type 
in Wals. Coll. (19467). Probably nearest cycnoptera. 

Eulechria pithanodes, n. sp. 

S $. 15-20 mm. Head, thorax brownish, slightly coppery, 
somewhat sprinkled jjale greyish-ochreous or whitish. i'alpi 
whilish-grey. Antennal ciliations rt 1, 6 3. Abdomen light grey, 
segmental margins whitish preceded by ochreous bars. Forewings 
elongate, moderate, posteriorly dilated, costa gently arched, apex 
obtuse, termen oblicjuely rounded ; pale bro\^•nish, more or less 
irrorated fuscous ; stigmata dark fuscous, moderate, plical beneath 
first discal, second discal rather transverse ; a subniarginal series of 
cloiidy dark fuscous dots very near posterior half of costa and termen 
throughout to dorsum before tornus, obscurely interrupted opposite 
apex : cilia pale brownish sprinkled fuscoiis, becoming ochreous- 
grey-whitish towards tips. Hindwings pale grey, becoming grey- 
whitish anteriorly ; cilia grey-whitish. 



310 EXOTIC MICBOLEPinOPTERA. 

QuRBNSLAND, Brisbane, October (Z)o'/(Z) ; seven specimens. Type 
in Wals. Coll. (18022). Nearest creninodes, but brownish instead 
of grey ; extremely similar to Fluloboiu pnlverea, but besides neural 
diil'erenco the shape of forevviugs is distinct, the termeu in 2iulverea 
being straighter. 

Macliiinia teratopa, u. sp. 

(5 . 20 mm. Head grey, pale-sprinkled. Palpi light grey irroratcd 
dark grey. Thorax slaty-pur])li8h irroratcd light grey. Abdomen 
whitish-grey, segmental margins fuscous. Forewings elongate, 
moderate, posteriorly slightly dilated, costa gently arched, apex 
rounded-obtuse, ternien rounded, rather oblique ; pale grey irre- 
gularly irroratcd dark grey, with strong violet gloss, especially 
anteriorly ; a very large deep fulvous semiovate dorsal imtch sharply 
limited by a white rim, extending from 5 of dorsum to near tornus, 
and reaching | across wing, anterior end vertical, posterior pro- 
jecting angularly just over tornus ; two or three irregular blackish- 
grey dots following posterior edge of this ; a blackish somewhat 
sinuate line from near g of costa to near middle of terraen, a short 
portion in middle deep fulvous : cilia light grey, whitish-speckled, 
ilindwings grey-whitish; a broad suffused grey terminal fascia; 
cilia light grey. 

New South Wales, llichmond R. {OUiff); one specimen. Type 
in Wals. Coll. (3619). 

Machimia restricta, n. sp. 

S 2 • 18-19 mm. Head, thorax pale ochreous-grey. Palpi 
whitish, second joint with obliipic blackish subapical ring, extreme 
base of terminal joint blackish. Antennal ciliations d" al,?>l|. 
Abdomen whitish-ochreous. Forewings moderate, posteriorly 
slightly dilated, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen rounded, 
somewhat oblique ; pale ochreuus-grey, extreme costal edge tinged 
whitish; markings blackish ; a minute dot on costa near base ; a 
dot towards costa near base ; stigmata moderate, plical rather 
beyond first diseal; a more or less developed strongly curved series 
of minute irregular dots from beneath costa at g traversing second 
diseal stigma to above dorsum at | ; a series of somewhat larger 
dots from beneath middle of costa very obliquely outwards to a 
point nearer to apex than to second diseal stigma, thence angulated 
and slightly curved to dorsum before tornus ; a marginal row of 
dots round apical third of costa and termen : cilia pale ochreous- 
grey, becoming whitish towards tips. Hindwings grey, towards 
base paler and tinged whitish-ochreous ; cilia whitish-ochreous, 
becoming whitish towards tips. 

Queensland, Brisbane, September, October (Dodd); five speci- 
mens. Type in Wals. Coll. (1800-1). Nearly allied to sohrieUa, and 
may have been confused with it, but distinct by subbasal dot, and 
form of subterminal scries of dots. 



(ECOPHORin.'E. 311 

/ Machimia empyrea, n. sp. 

2 . 14 mm. Head, ])al[)i pale yellow mixed crimson. Thorax 
palo yellow reticulated crim,-<un. Abdomen pale yellowish. Fore- 
wings elongate, posteriorly ddated, costa moderately arched, apex 
obtuse, termen slightly rounded, little obli((ue ; pale yellow, coarsely 
reticulated throughout with orange-crimson ; some of these reticu- 
lations towards costa anteriorly suffused rather dark fuscous ; a 
rather dark fuscous transverse faseiate blotch from middle of costa 
reaching half across wing, crossed by an irregular similar streak 
from I of costa to ^ of dorsum ; a curved irregular suft'used fuscous 
transverse line at 4: cilia yellowish-crimson, basal half suffused 
ratlier dark fuscous. Hindwings light rosy-crimson, base whitish- 
tinged ; cilia yellow-whitish (imperfect). 

iiuAziii, Obidos, September {Parish) ; one specimen. 

SIDEROGRAPTIS, n. g. 

Head smooth, sidetufts slightly raised ; ocelli posterior; tongue 
develoj)ed. Antennje^, in S strongly ciliated, basal joint moderately 
elongate, without pecton. Labial palpi rather long, recurved, second 
joiut with rough projecting scales beneath, terminal joint as long 
as second, rather stout, pointed. Maxillary palpi rudimentary. 
Posterior tibiie clothed with rough hairs above, Eorewings with 
small tufts of raised scales ; I b furcate, 2 from near angle, 7 and 
8 stalked, 7 to apex, II from middle. Hindwings |, elongate-ovate, 
cilia I ; 3 and 4 connate, 5-7 nearly parallel. 

Nearest Orsimacha. 



Siderograptis leptopliragma, n. sp. 

(5' 2 . 9 mm. Head, thorax yellow-ochreous, a dark leaden-grey 
bar behind collar. Palpi oclireous-yellowish, second joint speckled 
dark grey. Antennal ciliations cS ^. Abdomen light yellow- 
oclireous. Forewings elongate, posteriorly rather dilated, costa 
gently arched, apex rounded, termen obliquely rounded ; deep 
yellow-ochreous, sometimes slightly speckled blackish posteriorly ; 
markings shining submetallic dark indigo-loaden-grey; a narrow 
streak along costa from base to middle, tlience directed somewhat 
irregularly across wing to dorsum at |, in disc forming two small 
raised spots, upper sometimes disconnected ; a slender streak from 
f of costa to below middle of termen; a slender streak round apical 
edge : cilia yellow-ochreous, some lines of minute dark grey specks. 
Hindwings and cilia pale ochreous-yellowish. 

JiiiAziL, Obidos, Sejitembor {i'arish) • three specimens. 

Coesyra xuthotei'ma, n. sp. 

J . 1 1 mm. Head yellow. Palpi whitish, second joint dark 
grey except apex. Antennal ciliations 14. Thorax yellow, anterior 
fourth dark violet-fuscous. Abdomen grey, anal tuft pale yellowish. 
Forewings elongate, moderate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse- 



312 riXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTF.KA. 

pointed, tcrmen faiiitly sinuate, obliijue ; yellow; a narrow light 
yellowish-fulvous terminal fascia, widest just beneath apex, attenu- 
ated to tornus : cilia pale yellowish-fulvous, becoming yellow- 
whitish towards tip and beneath tornus. Ilindwings grey ; cilia 
grey-whitish. 

Queensland, Brisbane, January (Docld) ; one specimen. Type in 
Wals. Coll. (19128). Probably uearest mellijiua. 

Coesyra tricoronata, n. sp. 

c5' . 12-13 mm. Head pale ochreous-yellow. Palpi yellow- 
whitish, basal half of secoud joint irrorated fuscous. Antennal 
ciliations 2|. Thorax pale ochreous-yellow, anterior half dark 
violet-fuscous except a spot in middle of anterior margin. Abdomen 
ochreous-grey, segmental margins and anal tuft whitish-ochreous. 
Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, 
termen nearly straight, rather strongly oblique ; light clear ochreous- 
yellow ; markings light greyish-violet irrorated dark fuscous ; a 
streak along costa from base to f , from its extremity a slightly 
curved narrow irregular-edged fascia to dorsum at f ; a moderately 
broad fascia from | of costa to toi'nus, narrowed towards costa, 
anterior edge obtusely prominent in middle and in one specimen 
connected with preceding fascia by some slight irroration ; a blotch 
along upper half of termen, very narrowly and suffusedly separated 
from preceding : cilia light ochreous-yellow, a light greyish-violet 
tornal blotch sprinkled dark fuscous. Hindwings and cilia grey. 

West Austealia, Cape Naturaliste, December {Txirner)-, two 
specimens. Type in Wals. Coll. (3U0285). Nearest thennistis. 

Coesyra thoenatica, n. sp. 

c? $ . 15-16 mm. Head ochreous-yellow. Palpi grey, apex 
whitish. Antennal ciliations c? fasciculated (4). Thorax, abdomen 
fuscous, anal tutt yellowish. Forewings elongate, costa gently 
arched, ajjex obtuse, termen slightly rounded, rather strongly 
oblique ; luscous ; stigmata sometimes obscurely darker, plical 
beneath first discal, usually obsolete ; faint spots of whitish- 
ochreous suffusion on costa at | and dorsum at | more or less 
indicated, sometimes a faint shade joining them, or some irroration 
towards dorsum and termen : cilia fuscous sprinkled ochreons- 
whitish, tips ochreous-whitish, Hindwings light orange ; a patch 
of rather dark fuscous suffusion occui)ying apical fourth of wing, 
and attenuated to middle of termen ; cilia grey. 

Queensland, Brisbane, September, October ( Dodd) ; eight speci- 
mens. T3pe in Wals. Coll. (18243). Allied to pyrota and 
melantlies, but differing from both by yellow head. 

ZAPHANAULA, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales ; ocelli inferior ; tongue developed. 
Antennae f , in S moderately ciliated, basal joint, moderate, Avithout 



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pecten. Labial palpi vcrj' l^np:, recurved, second joint smooth- 
scaled, reaching base of antennic, terminal joint as long as second, 
slender, acute. Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, appressed to 
tongue. Posterior tibiae clothed with Ion*;; hairs ahovo. Forewings 
2 from ^, 3 and 4 closely approximated from angle, 7 and 8 stalked, 
7 to tcrmen, 9 and 10 closely approximated at base, 11 from 
middle. Hindwings 1, trapezoidal-ovate, cilia |, costa in (5 with 
fringe of long hairs anteriorly ; 3 and 4 connate or sliort-Htalked, 
5-7 nearly parallel, tranverse vein inwardly oblique from to 7. 
Belongs to Philohoia group. 

Zaphanaula xenophila, n. sp. 

6 2 . 15-20 mm. Head white. Palpi white, base dark fuscous. 
Thorax white or whitish-ochreous, anterior half dark fuscous. 
Abdomen whitish-ochreous. Forewings elongate, costa gently 
arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen nearly straight, oblique ; 
ochreous-brown suffusedlj^ irrorated dark fuscous, becoming more 
or less wholly dark fuscous towards margin of white markings ; a 
white blotch occupying basal third except a dark fuscous costal 
streak ; irregular white spots on costa at middle and ^, and a 
triangular white spot on dorsum before tornus ; a slender white 
sometimes interrupted streak along median portion of termen, and 
sometimes some slight white marking in disc before this: cilia 
wliite, at apex and tornus with ochreous-grey patches and dark 
fuscous basal shade, between these two dark fuscous subbasal dots 
and one above apex, beneath tornus ochreous-tinged. Hindwings 
S whitish-ochreous, subhyaline between veins except tow^ards 
margins, veins greyish, $ grey, darker on veins ; cilia pale 
oclireous-yellowish, paler or whitish towards tips. 

Queensland, Brisbane, bred in November trom Acacia aulacocarpa 
(Dodd); seven specimens. Type in Wals. Coll. (18830). Very 
similar superficially to Monopis icterogastni, but perhaps only by 
coincidence. 

Chezala eurycapna, n. sp. 

S . 38 mm. Head, thorax fuscous, back of crown brownish. 
Palpi light greyish-ochreous sprinkled light fuscous. Abdomen 
fuscous, basal hairs light yellowish. Forewings elongate, moderate, 
costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen rounded, somewhat 
oblique; fuscous; dorsal area suffusedly darker to beyond middle, 
nnd a rounded patch of darker suffusion occupying apical f of wing; 
stigmata cloudy, dark fuscous, indistinct, plical beneath first discal, 
second discal merged in maigin of posterior dark patch : cilia rather 
dark fuscous. Hindwings grey, basal | light brassy-yellowish; 
cilia pale greyish, darker round apex. 

Queensland, Brisbane, December (Dodd); one specimen. Type 
in Wals. Coll. (960G). 

Philobota botryitis, Meyr. 
A scries seen from Brisbane ; I refer the species to Philohoia^ 



ol4 RXOTIC MICliOLKCrDOPTEUA. 

but tho aiitonnal ciliations of J are minute, an abnormal cliar- 
acier. 

Pliilobota gymuastica, n. yp. 

J . 19 mm. Head yellow. Talpi yellowish, base dark fuscous, 
terminal joint whitish. Antennal cilialions 1. Thorax whitish- 
yellowish, anterior margin blackish-fuscous, enlarged into a quad- 
rate spot dorsally. Abdomen grey. Fore wings elongate, costa 
gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen slightly rounded, 
obliiiue ; whitish, irregularly suffused light yellow ; markings 
blackish-fuscous ; four irregular transverse streaks, first almost 
basal, entire, second at 3, third postiuedian, these two not reaching 
costa, connected by a streak which runs from costal end of first to 
apex of third, fourth from or just beneath costa at 4 to tornus, 
where it is connected with third ; an irregular streak along u])per 
half of termen : cilia whitish-yellowish, dark grey spots at apex 
and tornus. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey. 

West Australia, Cape JSl aturaliste, December (Tamer); two 
specimens. Type in Wals. Coll. (3002(57). Closely related to 
echidiiias, but differs by grey cilia of hindwings, and complete 
subcostal bar between first and third fasciae of forewings. 

Chrysonoma tuUifera, u. sp. 

(S . 2-1: mm. Head pale ochreous-yellow. (Palpi rubbed.) 
Tliorax dark purple-fuscous, dorsal anterior margin narrowly light 
yellowish. Abdomen grey, anal tuft pale yellowish. Forewings 
elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, termen nearly straight, 
rather obliipie ; pale ochreous-yellow; base narrowly dark purplish- 
fuscous, edge direct, costal edge shortly dark fuscous beyond this ; 
a dark purple-fuscous rounded spot on dorsum at | reaching half 
across wing, somewhat pointed above ; a narrow dark purple- 
fuscous terminal fascia: cilia (defective, a|)parently) purplish- 
fuscous on termen, pale yellowish above and below this. Hindwings 
rather dark grey ; cilia whitish-grey (defeetive). 

South AusTKALiA {Ollijf) ; one specimen. Type in Wals. Coll. 
(3649). 

Euphiltra fasiplaga, Turn. 

In 6 tbe broad median fascia encloses a triangular whitish spot 
on dorsum partly sud'used reddish-ochreous, and tiie terminal blotch 
sometimes does not quite reach second fascia beneath. 

Eochrois craterombra, u. sp. 

cJ 5 . 19-26 ram. Head, thorax whitish-iieshcolour to light 
rosy-brownisii. Palpi whitish-ochreous tinged rosy and more or 
less s[)eckled dark fuscous. Antennal ciliations J 2^. Abdomen 
ochreous-yellow, apical half fuscous. Forewings elongate, modei ate, 
posteriorly dilated, costa gently arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen 
faintly sinuate, oblique; pale greyish-fleshcolour or light rosy- 



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brownisli tinged f^vey posteriorly, thinly strewn black specks; an 
uiideliiied subtriaiigular spot of grey sudu.sion ou costa before 
niiddlo, soinetiiuus with traces of a latcia to dorsum; a transverse 
grey mark indicating second discal stigma: cilia light greyish, 
basal half blackish-grey. Hindwings light ochreous-oraiige ; a 
more or less developed narrow terminal fascia of blackish-grey 
irroration, sometimes obsolete ; cilia grey or pale grey, a more or 
less developed blackish-grey snbbasal shade. 

UuEKNSLAND, Brisbane {Bodd) ; six specimens. Type in Wals. 
Coll. (4280). _j^ if 

Depressaria dryadoxena, n. sp. ;;;— < ^^S' c '^ *} ' **<^ 

(^ . 20-21 mm. Head white. Palpi whitish, second joint__ir, . 
sprinkled dark fuscous, terminal joint with slight dark fuscous ring"' ^^rifsS: 
above middle. Thorax ochreous-whitish or whitish-ochreous, 
shoulders luirrowly dark fuscous, a double posterior crest. Abdomen ^^^gg^ C^/t 
whitish-ochreous, slightly sprinkled light fuscous. Forewings - ^ >^,i.-*- 
elongate, posteriorly slightly dilated, cost a slightly arched, apex ^^ 
obtuse, termen nearly straight, somewhat oblique ; ^2_^nd^__stalked •^•^:=^^:^^ns<^* 
whitish-ochreous, with scattered black scales, dorsaT ^ suffused 3«-^/''»-/ 
light ochreous, costal area sprinkled grey, base ochreous-whitish 
within a slender brownish streak from dorsum near base reaching 
half across wing ; first discal stigma small, black, second minute, 
white, red-circled, a similar minute white red-circled dot between 
the two but rather nearer second, a spot of light grey suffusion 
above these two latter : cilia grey-whitish, on upper half of termen 
greyer and tinged rosy -crimson. Hindwings whitish-grey ; cilia 
whitish. 

Bkitish Columbia, Victoria, September, " attached to Quercus " 
(Dr. A. J, Turner); three specimens. Apparently allied to costosa^ 
the association with Quercus may have been accidental, yet' is not 
altogether unlikely. 

Depressaria sciadopa, n, sp. 

cT . 18-19 mm. Head whitish-grey. Palpi whitish-grey, tip of 
second joint wliitish above a darker subapical band, terminal joint 
whitish with grey supramedian band. Thorax pale grey, shoulders 
narrowly grey. Abdomen whitish-grey. Forewings elongate, 
j)Osteriorly slightly dilated, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, 
termen rounded, rather oblique; 2 and 3 stalked ; wdiitish-grey, a 
few scattered blackish scales; aii irregular dentate blackish-grey 
line from base of costa to dorsum near base, base within this 
whitish; some small dark grey strigulte on median area of costa; 
first discal stigma small, blackish, second minute, white, circled 
with some dark grey and blackish scales, a similar dot between 
these but nearer second ; a 8])ot of light grey suffusion extending 
ahove these stigmata ; a marginal series of cloudy blackish dots or 
marks round posterior (liird of costa and termeii to before tornus : 
cilia whitish-gioy. Hindwings grey-whitish ; cilia whitish, a faint 
greyish subbasal line. 



«>10 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTREA. 

JJiUTisn CoLTiMRiA, Fiold, 4000 feet, August {Dr. A. J. Turner)-^ 
two speciraotis. Probably belongs to the ciniJJonella group. 

sj Depressaria testifica, n. sp, 

I propose this name for the species described as liyperella Ely 
(I'roc. E, S, Wash, xii, 68, 1910), since by hyjyerella appears to 1)6 
intended Itupericella (the foodplant being given as IJi/pericum), and 
tliis name is preoccupied in the genus hy hyp ericell a Treits. (1832). 

Cryptolechia municipalis, n. sp. 

cJ. 13 mm. Head, thorax light greyish-ochreous mixed fuscous. 
Palpi fuscous, terminal joint whitish sprinkled luscous. Abdomen 
light grey. Forewings elongate, posteriorly slightly dilated, costa 
gently arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen obliquely rounded ; 7 
to just above apex ; light greyish-ochreous irrorated fuscous, costa 
suffused dark fuscous towards base ; stigmata dark fuscous, plical 
hardly before first discal, second discal forming a small transverse 
spot ; a marginal series of cloudy dark fuscous dots round apex and 
termen : cilia whitish-grey, towards base suffused pale ochreous. 
Hindwings whitish-grey ; cilia grey-whitish. 

UuEENSLAND, Brisbane (Dodd) ; one sjjccimen. Type in Wals. 
Coll. (7962). 

Octasphales teclmicopa, n. sp. 

(? . 18 mm. Head whitish. Palpi whitish, terminal joint grey. 
Thorax ochreousgrey-w^hitish. Abdomen ochreous-whitish. i'ore- 
wings elongate, moderate, costa moderately arched, apex rounded, 
termen obliquely rounded; pale greyish-ochreous, rows of small 
blackish dots on veins ; costal edge light rose-pink; small irregular 
blackish spots on costa at j, middle, and |, blackish neural dots 
towards these tending to be enlarged ; an irregular transverse patch 
of pink and light brownish suffusion extending from dorsum before 
middle half across wing : cilia grey-whitish faintly barred pale 
greyish, becoming light rose-pink on costa. Hindwings and cilia 
whitish. 

Queensland, Brisbane, February (Dodd) ; one specimen. Type 
in Wals. Coll. (19266). 

J COMOTECHNA, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales, scales at sides of face projecting and 
connivent; ocelli posterior ; tongue developed. Antenna3 1, in J 
simple, basal joint elongate, without pecten. Labial pal^a very 
long, recurved, second joint with long rough projecting scales 
beneath, longest towards middle, terminal joint longer than second, 
slender, acute. Maxillary palpi short, appressed to tongue, distinctly 
3-jointed, first two joints very short, somewhat thickened, terminal 
joint as long as the other two, filiform. Posterior tibiaD clothed with 
hairs above. Forewings 1 b furcate, 2 from towards angle, 7 



(EC0PU0KID^5. 317 

and 8 stalked, 7 to costa, 11 from middle. Ilindwings somowliut 
under 1, olongato-ti'apezoidal, apex tolerably pointed, ternien 
filiglitly sinuate, cilia somewhat over 1 ; 3 and 4 stalked, 5 and 6 
somewhat approximated, 6 and 7 parallel. 
Allied to Fsittacastis. 

Comotechna ludicra, n. sp. 

d 2 . 10-11 mm. Head light grey, facial tuft dark fuscous. 
Palpi second joint submetallic grey, scales indicating a tine trans- 
verse ribbing, terminal joint whitish. Thoi'ax liglit grey, patagia 
darker, shoulders narrowly whitish. Abdomen dark gr«y. Fore- 
wings elongate, rather narrow, costa gently arched, faintly sinuate 
towards middle, apex obtuse-pointed, termen sinuate-concave, rather 
stronglj' obliijue ; rather dark grey ; costal area from base to a 
small transverse whitish spot at | suffused whitish, towards base 
with one or two very oblique grey lines, in middle with a very 
oblique yellow-ochreous streak edged dark grey and beyond this 
an oblique dark grey wedgeshaped mark ; beneath this a yellow- 
whitish longitudinal line from base nearly to middle more or less 
developed; a rather oblique slightly incurved dark fuscous obscurely 
whitish-edged narrow fasciate streak from dorsum at | crossing 
I of wing, and a similar more strongly marked and broader streak 
from middle of dorsum ; a third from | only indicated by whitish 
marginal suffusion, and shorter ; some whitish-ochreous mottling in 
disc towards termen ; a leaden-grey shade crossing wing obliquely 
from costa before apex to termen, thence along termen to toruus, 
whore it is preceded by an elongate dark fuscous mark : cilia grey, 
on termen with a whitish basal line within a dark fuscous line, at 
apex with some whitish suffusion and two dark fuscous suffused 
hooks, beneath this some whitish suffusion towards tips. Hind- 
wings dark fuscous, somewhat lighter towards base, appearing 
finely granulated ; cilia grey, above and below apex tinged whitish. 

EiUTtSH Guiana, Georgetown, April (Parish) ; thirty specimens. 

Eupselia syncapna, n. ep. 

5.11 mm. Head, palpi, thorax dark fuscous. Abdomen fus- 
cous. Forewings rather elongate, moderate, costa moderately 
arched, apex obtuse-pointed, termen slightly sinuate, obli(]ue ; 
dark purplish-fuscous, on median area with obscure dark brownish 
transverse incomplete stride ; a slightly oblique dark brown streak 
from middle of dorsum reaching half across wing, edged anteriorly 
with some obscure whitish irroration ; an obscure pale fuscous 
transverse mark on end of cell: cilia dark purplish-fuscous. Hind- 
wings pale ochreous-yellow ; apox and termen slenderly suff'used 
dark fuscous; cilia fuscous. 

(Queensland, Brisbane (DodJ); one specimen. Type in Wuls. 
Coll. (7910). Nearest holoxantha, but shorter-winged. 



318 EXOTIC MTCROLEPIDOPTEUA. 

COSMOPTERYGIDyE. 

Labdia hastifera, n. sp. 

d' $ . 11 mm. Head ocbreous-white, crown sometimes centrally 
tinged pale greyish-oehreous. Pulpi white, second joint pale groy 
except apex. Antenna* white ringed dark fuscous. Thorax 
fuscous, a broad ochrcous-white dorsal stripe. Alxlomen grey, 
ovipositor of 2 long. Forewings lanceolate ; 5 separate ; fuscous- 
grey, with slight violet gloss; a slender ochreous-white dorsal 
streak from base to tornus : cilia light grey, beneath tornus mixed 
ochreous-white at base. Hindwings bluish-grey ; cilia light grey. 

Fui, Lautoka, April to June ( Veitch) ; four specimens. Type in 
British Museum. 

Pyroderces deudrophaga, n. sp. 

d 2- 9-10 mm. Head whitish-rosy or pale red-brownish, face 
white. Palpi white, second joint with two, ternnnal joint thn^e 
blackish-grey rings. Antennae white ringed blackish, towards 
apex three dark grey bauds. Thorax pinkish-fuscous, sometimes 
mixed white. Abdomen grey, anal tuft whitish. Forewings 
narrowly elongate-lanceolate, apex produced, acute ; pinkish- 
fuscous ; markings white, partially and irregularly edged scattered 
black scales ; sometimes some white suffusion towards base ; a very 
irregular oblique suffused fascia at 5, containing a black dot near 
costa, and preceded by some black irroration on fold ; a transverse 
irregular suffused median fascia, containing an irregular black 
mark below fold ; a very inwards-oblique streak from costa 
towards apex, in one specimen extended to pruceding ; an irregular 
line along termen, marked with black apical strigula ; cilia light 
red-brownish, with two black apical hooks, towards toruus gre}-. 
Hindwings and cilia grey. 

Queensland, Brisbane, bred in October from Xnnthorrhoea 
arhorea {Liliacene) (Dodd) ; four specimens. Tyj)e in Wals. Coll. 
(24020). Very similar to the common terminella, but smaller 
(termiaella 1 1-13 mm.), darker, less distinctly and rather differently 
marked, head more broAvnish or rosy (terminella whitish) ; and in 
termiaeUa 6 there is on upper surface of hindwings a short 
expansible hairpencil of greyish-oehreous hairs becoming blackish 
on apical half lying in a median groove from base and extending 
to I of wing (not previously noticed), which is not found in the 
present species. Probably the larva feeds in dry refuse and seeds, 
as usual in the genus. 

' ULOCHORA, n. g. 

Head smooth; ocelli posterior; tongue developed. Antenna) 
|, basal joint elongate, without jjecten. Labial palpi long, slender, 
recurved, smooth-scaled, terminal joint as long as secojid or longer, 



COSMOPTEKYGIDiB. 319 

acute. Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, apprcssed to tongue. 
Posterior tibiae rough-scaled above. Jb'orewings 2 I'rom towards 
angle, 4 al)8ent, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to costa, 11 from |. Hind- 
wings I -|^, lanceolate, cilia 3-4; 2-5 parallel, 6 and 7 a])proxi- 
mated towards base. 

Typo streji'tosema, A development of Limnoecia, 

Ulochora streptosema, n. sp. 

$ . 14-15 mm. Head shining ochreous-white, collar dark fuscous. 
Talpi dark fuscous, anterior and posterior edges whitish. Thorax 
dark fuscous. Abdomen grey, apex yellowish. Forewings elongate- 
lanceolate ; blackish, slightly speckled grey-whitish ; markings 
ochreous-white, edges tinged ociireous-yellow ; a dot on base of 
costa; a moderate irregular-edged transverse fascia at ^, posterior 
edge slightly prominent in middle : an irregular somewhat lieiui- 
S{)herical spot on costa at |, and transverse spot from dorsum 
before it, almost confluent; a small spot on middle of termen, and 
one at apex : cilia dark grey. Hindwings |, lanceolate ; grey ; 
cilia '6, grey. 

Fiji, Lautoka, April, May {Veitch) ; two specimens. Type in 
British Museum. 

Ulochora trichrysa, n, sp. 

$ . 10 mm. Head shining pearl-whitish, collar deep ferruginous. 
Palpi whitish, terminal joint somewhat longer than second. 
Thorax dark coppery-fuscous, two small posterior yellow spots. 
Abdomen dark fuscous, apex yellowish. Middle tibiae roughly tufted 
with scales above. Forewings elongate-lanceolate; dark fuscous; 
markings clear yellow ; large rounded spots on costa and dorsum 
about ;j, only separated by a fine line of ground-colour, dorsal 
broader ; a broad transverse fascia at | ; an apical dot : cilia grey, 
towards base dark fuscous. Hindwings ^, narrow-lanceolate; 
grey ; cilia 4, grey. 

Fiji, Lautoka, March ( Veitch) ; one specimen. Typo in Eritish 
Museum. 

Limnoecia xanthopis, n. ep. 

cJ . 9 mm. Head bronzy-metallic, face bronzy-whitish. Palpi 
smooth, brassy-whitish, anterior edge of terminal joint dark 
fuscous. Antennae grey-whitish, whiter towards tip. Thorax 
pale bronzy-nietallic suffused purple. Abdomen grey. Forewings 
narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; rather dark fuscous, basal sixth 
suffused deep blue-purple ; an oval yellow blotch extending on 
dorsum from J to middle and reaching more than half across wing, 
and an elongate yellow dorsal mark preceding tornus, dorsal area 
between these tinged purple : cilia rather dark fuscous. Hind- 
wings and cilia grey. 

QuKKiNSLAND, Brisbane {Dodd) ; one specimen. Type in Wals. 
Coll. (I!i(i26). 



320 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTERA. 

Limnoecia chrysothorax, n. ep, 

(5 . 13 mm. Head pale yellowish, face whitish. Palpi smooth, 
grey. Antennce grey, towards tip whitish. Thorax golden- 
ruetallic. Abdomen whitish-ochreous. Forewiiigs narrowly elon- 
gate-lanceolate ; blackish-fuscous; base golden-metallic; three 
narrow shining white transverse fasciae, hrst at i, not reaching 
dorsum, second slightly beyond middle, slightly dilated on dorsal 
half, third at |, slender, slightly incurved : cilia light grey, 
towards base mixed darker. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

QUEENSLAND, Brisbane, November (Dodd) ; one specimen. Ty[)e 
in Wals. Coll. (24075). Conspicuous by the golden-metallic 
thorax. 

Limnoecia pterolopha, n. sp. 

$. 11-12 mm. Head white. Palpi white, second joint thickened 
with scales angularly projecting at apex beneath, basal | blackish, 
terminal joint with loosely projecting hairs posteriorly, a blackish 
band just below apex. Antenna? whitish, basal and supramedian 
dark fuscous bands. Thorax ochreous-white, shoulders and a 
posterior spot blackish. Abdomen pale grey, segmental margins 
white, two basal segments pale ochroous dorsally. Forewings 
narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; blackish-fuscous ; markings whitish- 
ochreous ; a broad irregularly trisinuate streak running from 
middle of base to tornus and lower half of tormen, a very slight 
projection from this almost reaching costa at ^ ; a moderate 
roundish spot resting on costa beyond middle, narrowly separated 
from streak ; a small spot on costa towards apex : cilia ochreous- 
whitish, on tornal area greyish-tinged, on costa dark fuscous except 
on spot. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

Queensland, Brisbane, January (Dodd); two specimens. Typo 
in Wals. Coll. (19615), The scaling of both second and terminal 
joints of labial palpi varies much in this genus, and the peculiar 
structure of this species does not warrant generic separation ; it 
may even be mainly sexual, since I think it probable (thougli 
uncertain) that the specimen described below is the other sex of 
the same species. 

(5 . 10 mm. Head white. Palpi white, second joint scales 
slightly projecting at apex beneath, basal half blackish, terminal 
joint slender, a blackish band beneath apex. Antenna? whitish 
sufTusedly dotted blackish. Thorax blackish, patagia white except 
shoulders. Abdomen light grey, three basal segments light ochreous, 
anal tuft whitish-ochreous. Forewings narrowly elongate-lanceo- 
late ; blackish-fuscous ; markings ochreous-Avhite ; a triangular 
spot in middle of base ; a moderate oblique streak from ^ of costa 
to fold, thence continued as an irregular streak to tornus and lower 
part of termen, almost interrupted beyond middle ; a transverse 
spot from middle of costa almost reaching streak ; a spot on costa 
at I ; cilia ochreous- whitish, towards tornus tinged ochreous- 
grey, on costa dark fuscous except on spot. Hindwings grey ; cilia 
light greyish-ochreous. 

Queensland, Brisbane, August (Z>orA/) ; one specimen. 



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Limuoecia novalis, n. sp. 

cJ $. 11-12 mm. Head, thorax fuscous, face fuscous-whit isli. 
Palpi whitish- fuscous, second joint rough-scaled beneath towanis 
apex, basal | sutfused dark fuscous, terminal joint irrorated 
dark fuscous except tip. Abdomen wliiiisli-ochroous. Forewin;^s 
elongate-lanceolate ; rather dark fuscous, irroraiod palo greyish- 
oclireous ; basal fifth suffused dark fuscous, limited by a slightly 
<>bli(iue suffused pale streak not reaching dorsum ; stigmata, 
blackish, more or less edged pale scales, plical obli(iuely beyond 
first discal, second discal merged in an indistinct longitudinal 
si reak more or less extended to apex ; indistinct oppo^ito pale 
costal and terminal spots at i: cilia whitish-ochreous, round apex 
suffused fuscous. Hindwings pale bluish-grey ; cilia whitish- 
ochveous. 

Wi;sT Australia, Cipe Naturaliste, December (7\iriur)', two 
specimens. Tyjje in Wals. Coll. (30021)7^. Between syuiamcta 
and anarithma . 

Otonoma sophronica, n. gp. 

(S . 10 mm. Head, thorax dark fuscous, slightly mixed whitish. 
Palpi whitish, second joint with two, terminal joint three dark 
fuscous bands. Abdomen grey. Forewings eh)ngate-lanceolate ; 
4 present; dark fuscous, slightly whitish-speckled; four slightly 
oblique transverse white spots from costa at \, middle, |, and near 
apex ; a small indistinctly doulde white siiot in disc beneath apex 
of first costal spot, and a transverse mark in disc between second 
and third ; a white dot on dorsum before toriius, and one on 
teimen opposite fourth costal spot ; some white scales at apex : 
cilia light grey, suffused whitish on white markings, round apex 
with a blackish median line, and mixed dark fuscous towards base. 
Hindwings light grey ; a long expansible whitish hairpencil from 
base lying beneath forewings ; cilia light greyish. 

Queensland, Brisbane, October (Do(?rf) ; one specimen. Type in 
Wals. Coll. (23936). This is a true Otonoma, witli the antennal 
notch and hairpencil of hindwings characteristic of all the species; 
all veins of forewdngs are however present; in the other species 
one vein is absent, which I had assumed to be 6, but on recon- 
sideration 1 think this erroneous, the missing vein being probably 
4, and 6 being always present and separate. The present species 
is therefore presumably an early form of the genus. 

XYLORYCTID^. 

Ptochoryctis chalazopa, n. sp. 

5 16 mm. Head, palpi white. Thorax white, posterior half 
irrorated black. Abdomen grey, segmental margins white. Fore- 
wings suboblong, costa moderately arched at extremities, otherwise 
nearly straight, apex rounded-obtuse, termen slightly rounded, 3 and 
4 separate ; white ; a broad band of black irroration suffused pale 
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322 EXOTIC MICUOLEPIDOPTERA. 

grey rising obliquely from dorsum near base and running through 
disc above middle to a largo roundish blotch occupying most of 
wing beyond cell but not extending to margins, posteriorly suffused 
blackish ; a triangular blackish spot on dorsum about middle, and 
two rather inwards-oblique streaks of blackish irroration between 
this and posterior blotch ; a terminal series of small groups of 
black scales : cilia white, a black basal line, dark grey median and 
Bubapical lines. Hindwiugs grey ; cilia white. 

Java, Buitenzorg, bred iu January from larva feeding on 1>ark of 
Hevea, making curious webs (^Dr. IT. Uot'iike) -^ one specimen. 
Type in British Museum. 

Phyloniictis sarcinopa, n. sp. 

$ . 19 mm. Head, thorax grey mixed whit is!i. Palja white, 
second joint irrorated dark grey except apex, terminal joint some- 
what sprinkled grey% base dark gre)-. Abdomen grey-whitish. 
I'orewings elongate, costa moderately arched, apex obtuse, termen 
rounded, rather strongly oblique ; 3 and 4 closelj^ approximated 
on basal half; whitish irrorated grey ; plical and second discal 
stigmata re])reseuted by small pale fleshcolour spots accompanied 
by a few dark grey scales, a similar somewhat elongate spot 
in disc midway between plical and base; first discal stigma repre- 
sented by a longitudinal mark of blackish-grey iri'oration rather 
obliquely before plical ; two or three slight dashes of LLickish-grey 
irroration towards costa anteriorly, a very oblique series of short 
longitudinal similar mai'ks tinged ochreous from beneath costa 
before middle to second discal stigma, and a strongly curved sub- 
terminal series of similar marks : cilia whitish, an interrupted grey 
subbasal line. Hind wings grey- whitish ; cilia whitish, 

Queensland, Brisbane, November {Dodd) ; one specimen. Type 
in Wals. Coll. (18652). 



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TORTRICID^. 



ALYTOPISTIS, n. g. 

Head rough-scaled. Antennas in J rather strongly ciliated. 
Palpi moderately long, porrected, densely clothed with long loose 
hairs. Forewings 2 from |, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to apex. Hind- 
wings without cubital pecten ; 3 and 4 some« hat approximated, 
5-7 parallel. 

Type tortrkitella, Walk. Cat. xxxv, 1812. I had not recognised 
the affinity of this species until lately ; it is a curious insect, 
recalhng a large Cnej^hasia pliosphora, but differing much in 
neuration ; Walker's type is from Tasmania, and 1 have never seen 
any other example ; it is doubtless a mountain insect. 

Batodes encratopis, n. sp. 

$. 16 mm. Head, palpi, thorax rather dark fuscous, thorax 
with pale ochreous transverse postmedian line, crest brownish. 



TORTKICID.E. — nKLlODINIDJi;. 323 

Abdomen dark grey. Forewings elongate-triangular, costa gently 
arched, apex obtuse, termen slightly bowed, somewhat oblique ; 
fuscous, on basal half rather darker and i)urplish-tinged; a blackish- 
brown transverse blotch on dorsum about }, edged above by a short 
streak ot whitish-ochreous sulfusion from base; dorsal area between 
this and central fascia sufl'used brownish-ochreous ; central fascia 
rather broad, obli(iue, anterior edge concave, ])Osterior nearly 
straight, costal third rather dark purplish-fuscous, median blackish- 
l)ro\vn, dorsal dilated and forming three violet-luscous and blackish 
erect marks separated by light violet-brownish intei'spaces ; two 
or thi'ce small darker fuscous spots on costa posteriorly, and a few 
antcfiorlj- whiliah-edged strigula? in disc beneath these: cilia 
l)io\vnish, towards base deeper and violet-tinged. Hindvviugs 
lu-cous, faintly darker-strigulated ; cilia light greyish. 

(iaEENsiAND, liiisbane, February (Bodd); one specimen. Tj pe 
in Wals. Coll. (19315). 

>/ CAPNOPTYCHA, n. g. 

AntennfE in c? shortly ciliated. Palpi moderate, curved, ascend- 
ing, second joint with rough projecting scales beneath, terminal 
joint short, loosely scaled. F'orewings in J with strong costal 
ff'ld ; 7 to apex, 8 and 9 out of 7. Hindwings without cubital 
pecten ; 3 and 4 stalked, 5 approximated, 6 and 7 stalked. 

Type ipnitis, Meyr. ; includes also striyulata, Meyr. The cha- 
racters seem to require separation from Drachinohola, in which 
genus the species have hitherto been placed (ascending palpi, 
forewings 7 to apex, presence of costal fold). 

Capnoptyclia ipnitis Meyr. 

Tlie (5 has a strong costal fold, included in a triangular blotch 
of dark fuscous suffusion extending along costa from base to near 
middle, and reaching half across wing; a roundish fuscous blotch 
in orated dark fuscous occupying posterior half of dorsum and 
1 caching half across wing, and a smaller blotch on costa opposite. 

Queensland, Brisbane, September (Dodd), 2 J , 1 $ in Wals. 
Coll. 

HELIODINID^. 

Placoptila lucicincta, n. sp. 

$. 10 mm. Head, thorax dark shining leaden-grey, face whitish. 
Palpi grey-whitish, anterior edge dark fuscous. Forewings nar- 
rowly elongate-lanceolate ; black ; base narrowly leaden ; three 
slender prismatic-violet-blue transverse fasciaj, at ^, beyond middle, 
and |, third white on costa: cilia blackish. Hindwings blackish- 
grey ; cilia dark grey. 

Java, Buitcnzorg, A]jril (Dr. W. Iloepl-e) ; one specimen. Type 
in British Museum. Near ci/anoli/chna from Borneo, but forcAvings 

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324 KXOTIC JUCROLEPIDOPIERA. 

rarrower, aiul without white aiiical patch in cilia. Dr. ]loepke 
states that " there are many moths of this class, which dauce on 
the leaves in small societies, curiouslj- fanning with their hindlega ; 
this species resembles a small ant [Dolichodenis)." Finding that 
the tarsal joints of the hindlegs have small apical bristles hitherto 
overlooked, I have accordingly transferred the genus PUicojifiJa 
from the Cosmoptenjgulce to the IJeliodinidce, where it will rank as 
a development of Xestocasis. 

Isorrhoa implicata, n. sp. 

S 2- 10-11 mm. Head, palpi shining white. Thorax white, 
anterior margin, tinged ochreous. Abdomen ochreous-yellowish. 
Forewings narrowly elongate-lanceolate ; shining white ; markings 
yellovv-ochreous, more or less irregularly tinged or sprinkled fuscous ; 
four fasciue inwards-oblique from costa, tirst basal, irregular-edged, 
very narrow on dorsum, including some slight Avhite marking 
towards costa, second antemedian, broad towards costa but not 
reaching it, almost interrupted below middle by a white projection 
from its posterior margin, third postmedian, moderate, dilated 
towards dorsum, fourtli forming an apical blotch but leaving 
extreme tip and upper part of terminal edge white, its anterior 
edge prominent in middle and more or less confluent with third 
fascia : cilia pale ochreous, at apex some blackish-grey suffusion 
towards base. Hindwings rather dark grej- ; cilia grey. 

Queensland, Brisbane, January to April (Dodd); three specimens. 
Type in Wals. Colls. (19614). 

Stathmopoda rhythmota, n. sp. 

J 2 . 10-11 mm. Face and forehead shining pearl-white, 
crown dark fuscous. Palpi white. Thorax, abdomen pearl-white. 
Forewings very narrow, widest near base, thence narrowed to acute 
apex ; dark brown ; three shining pearl-white blotches, first sub- 
oblong, on dorsum before middle, widest anteriorly, second elongate, 
in middle of disc, third smaller, subquadrate, crossing wing at | ; 
a more or less developed white subcostal streak from before second 
blotch, in $ narrow and broken into three sections, in J broader, 
confluent posteriorly with second and third blotches and extending 
to apex : cilia grey. Hindwings and cilia grey. 

Queensland, Brisbane, February, March (^odc?); two specimens. 
Type in Wals. Coll. (19484). 

Stathmopoda metopias, n. sp. 

(S . 17 mm. Back of crown pale yellow, forehead raised, shining 
greyish-bronze, face whitish-ochreous. Palpi ochreous-whitish, 
terminal joint light grey. Thorax light yellow, posterior half 
dark grey. Abdomen grey. Forewings very narrow, widest near 
base, thence narrowed to acute apex; ochreous-yellow ; base 
slenderly dark grey, furthest extended on dor!>um ; extreme costal 
edge dark grey ; a dtwrk grey patch occupying apical half of wing, 



nHMODINID.T^.— GM'PnrprERYGTI)>35, 325 

it's anterior edg-o inwards-obliijue from costa and irregular, 
including a light yellow seniioval spot on dursum before tornus, 
and a larger sub^tval spot crossing wing before apex: cilia grey, 
llindwings ratlier dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Victoria, Melbourne, Septeiuber (^H'/tjraou); one specimen. Type 
in Wals. Coll. (2iyii5). 

GLYPHIPTERYGID^. 

v/ PTOCHAULA, n. g. 

Head with appresscd hair-scales, sidetufts slightly raised ; ocelli 
small, posterior; tongue obsolete. Antennae |, in (J stout, simple, 
basal joint short, scaled, without pecten. Labial palpi moderate, 
curved, ascending, diverging, second joint thickened with dense 
smootli scales, terminal joint | of second, moderately stout, scaled, 
pointed. Mnxillary palpi obsolete. Middle tibite smooth-scaled, 
inner spurs less than ^ of outer (posterior legs missing). Fore- 
wings 1 b short-furcate, 1 c pi esent, 2 from angle, 3 absent, 
5 absent, 7 to ai)ex (indetinite), 8 absent, 9 from angle, 10 absent, 
11 from beyond middle, parting-vein simjjle, secondary-cell not 
indicated. Hindwings slightly under 1, elongate-ovate, cilia 1; 
1 6 very shortly furcate at base, 1 a and 1 c present, 2 from | of 
cell, 8 from angle, 4 somewhat approximated, 5 absent, transverse 
vein inwards-oblique from 4 to 6, 6 and 7 parallel, upper margin 
of cell weak, somewhat bent in middle, 8 strong, nearly approxi- 
mated to cell on basal half, running to near apex, frenulum in (S 
strong, in 2 of two brisUes. 

A curious form, of which the affinities were puzzling ; I have 
concluded that it is a development of Tnima. 

Ptochaula niphadopa, n. sp. 

S. 17 mm., $ 23 mm. Head fuscous. Palpi fuscous, terminal 
joint whitish. Antennse c? light fuscous, 5 ochreous-whitish, 
iufuscaled towards base. Thorax, abdomen dark fuscous. Fore- 
wings elongate-triangular, costa moderately arched, apex rounded, 
ternien somewhat rounded, rather oblique ; dark fuscous ; a 
whitish dot on end of cell, STualler in 5 : cilia dark fuscous, paler 
towards tips (imperfect). Hindwings blackish-fuscous; cilia fuscous, 
Avith darker basal shade (imperfect). 

Assam, Khasis, January; two specimens. 

n/ COLPOTOENA, n. g. 

Head loosely haired ; ocelli moderate, posterior ; tongue absent. 
Antennae | (?), in S strongly fasciculate-ciliated, basal joint 
moderate, thickened with dense scales roughly expanded anteriorly. 
Labial palpi moderate, obliquely ascending, second joint with loose 
rough projecting scales beneath, terminal joint slender, pointed. 
Maxillary palpi obsolete. Forowings 1 h furcate, 2 from towards 



326 ExoTn; MicRor.Erinoi'TKHA. 

ansjle, 7 anrl 8 very shortly stalked, 7 to terraen, 9 absent, 1 1 from 
bet'o'e middle. Hiiidwiii^s iinder 1, ovate, cilia | ; 3 and -1 
conmite, 5-7 nearly parallel, 7 to apex, 8 remote. 

An insect of abnormal type, probably allied to Cthysa. 

Colpotorna lasiopa, n. sp. 

(S . 13 ram. Head, thorax light fuscous. Palpi whitish. Fore- 
wings elongate, moderate, posteriorlj' dilated, costa anteriorlj' 
slio-litly, posteriorly strongly arched, apex obtnso, termen obliquely 
rounded, dorsum convex ; fuscous ; narrow dorsal area beneath 
vein 16 transversely marked with light ochrcous-yellow striguln3 : 
cilia fusoous. Hindwings light ochreous-yellow ; termen narrowly 
suffused fuscous ; cilia fuscous. 

Queensland, Brisbane {Dodd); 1 ex., Wals. Coll. (7885), 

y HOPLOPHRACTIS, n. g. 

Head smooth ; ocelli small, posterior ; tongue long. Antennte |, 
in S slender, simple, basal joint moderate, without pecten. Labial 
])alpi rather short, somewhat curved, subascending, second joint 
thickened with scales, dilated towards apex above and beneath, 
terminal joint very short, stout, obtuse. Maxillary palpi obsolete. 
Posterior tibiae with a])pressed scales, Forewings with rough 
scales on surface ; 2 from ^, 3 from angle, 7 to apex, II from 
before middle, secondary cell defined. Hindwings 1, trapezoidal- 
ovate, cilia |: 3 and 4 connate or short-stalked, 5 parallel, and 
7 ap])roximated towards base. 

Allied to Phycodes, diftering mainly in neuration of forewings. 

^ Hoplophractis lieptachalca, n. sp. 

J § . 11-12 mm. Head, palpi, thorax shining metallic-lcaden- 
grey. Abdomen dark grey. Forewings elongate, costa gently 
arclied, apex rounded, termen rounded, little oblique ; dark bron/y- 
fuscous ; seven narrow prismatic silver-leaden-metallic transverse 
fasciae, and transverse costal spots between third and fourth, and 
between sixth and seventh, these occu])ying all the wing except 
narrow interspaces in which are scattered raised anteriorly cop])ery 
scales, first three fascia3 confluent on dorsal area, fifth and sixth 
confiuent on dorsal half, posterior costal spot sometimes connected 
with seventh : cilia shining prismatic grey. Hindwings dark 
fuscous ; cilia grey. 

JiRAziL, Obidos, Parintins, August to October (^Parish) ; 3 ex. 

V TAENIOSTOLA, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales ; ocelli rather large, posterior ; tongue 
absent. Antenna? ^, thick, strongly comjjressed, flat, basal joint 
short, without jiecten. Labial palpi moderate, curved, subascending, 
loosely scaled, terniinal joint as long as second, transversely com- 
pressed, tolerably pointed. Maxillary palpi obsolete. Posterior 



GLYriirPTKKTGID.E. 327 

tibire with appressed scales. Forewings 2 from |, 3-5 approximated, 
7 to tcrmon, 11 from before middle. Hind wings somewhat under 1, 
trapezoid ill-ovate, cilia ^ ; 3 and 4 approximated at base, 5-7 nearly 
parallel, 7 to termen, 8 to costa very iioar apex. 
Allied to Fiesioceros. 

/ Taeniostola celophora, n. sp. 

2 . 14 mm. Head, tliorax dark indigo-fuscous, sides of face 
reddish-orange. Palpi reddish-orange. Antennae dark fuscous, a 
double whitish-ochreous band near apex. Abdomen reddish-orange, 
apex dark indigo-fuscoiis. Forewings elongate, posteriorly rather 
dilated, costa anteriorly nearly straight, posteriorly moderately 
arched, apex obtuse, tormeu obliquely rounded ; dark indigo-fuscous; 
a yellow-ochreous spot on costa at ^, a small one at middle, and 
four dots posteriorly, first two dots giving rise to oblique golden- 
metallic strigae, second longer, the other two tipped golden-metallic 
beneath, an orange subcostal spot between the two strigae ; veins 
in disc and subdorsal area from base to end of cell suff'usedly lined 
ochreous-whitish ; an orange blotch occupying apical, area from 
second striga, including a transverse golden-metallic mark before 
a])ex, below tliis an orange dot, and beneath middle of termen a 
gi)lden-metallic trans\erse mark : cilia pale ochreous, basal third 
(lark indigo-fuscous, on costa wholly dark fuscous. Hindwings 
orange, apical -| dark f ascous ; cilia pale ochreous, basal third dark 
grey on upper | of termen. 

Brazil, 11. Trombetas, September {Parish) ; 1 ex. 

Piestoceros conjunctella Walk. 

Larva in a long narrow conical case formed of spirally arranged 
fragments of phyllodia on Acacia aulacocar_pa and A. Cuniiinghami, 
case apparently suspended at pupation by a stout filament 4 mm. 
long (^iJodd). It doubtless feeds also on other species of Acacia, 
with which I found the imago associated. 

^ CRONICOMBRA, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales ; ocelli moderate, posterior ; tongue 
developed. Antennae in d shortly ciliated, basal joint moderate, 
without pecteu. Labial palpi moderate, curved, subascending, 
second joint densely scaled, forming a rough projecting triangular 
tuft at apex beneath, terminal joint longer than second, rough- 
scaled anteriorly, pointed. Maxillary palpi rudimentary. Posterior 
tibiae with ai)presscd scales. Forewings 2 from |^, 7 to termen, 
11 from middle. Hindwings nearly 1, trapezoidal-ovate, cilia 4; 
3 and 4 connate, 5-7 I'ather nearly approximated towards base. 

Allied to Machlotica. 

y Cronicomhra granulata, n. sp. 

(5.10 mm. Head grey, face whitish with blackish central 
stripe. Palpi dark grey, terminal joint whitish. Thorax grey^ 



328 EXOTIC MICKOLKl'llJOl'TEKA. 

five blackish stripes, a whitish posterior spot. AbJoiueu dark 
fuscous. Forewings rather elongate, moderate, eosta gently arched, 
apex rounded, termen rounded, ralher oblitjue ; juirple-blackish ; 
basal 3- closely strewn witli numerous small irregular oehreous- 
whitish dots, arranged in longitudinal and some transverse series, 
and a similar patch extending in disc to ^ ; a short orange mark 
from middle ot' costa ; three irregular obli(pie orange streaks from 
eosta posteriorly, not reaching half across wing, and a fourth at 
apex, and three oblique prisnutic-metallic streaks alternating with 
tlicse ; an orange dot on middle of termen: cilia grey, basal half 
blackish (unperfcct). llmdwiugs dark fnwcous ; cilia grey; basal 
halfl)lacki^h. 

Bii\z[i,, Para, July (PuritiJi); 1 ex. So similar in markings to 
Machlottm neliras that it jnigiit be mistaken for it, but the palpi 
are very dillerent. 

V Hilarographa thaliarcha, n. sp. 

ff 2 . 15-17 mm. Head dark fuscous, collar and sides of face 
pale yellow. Palpi pale yellow. Antennre J simple. Thorax 
dark fuscous, four slender stripes and tips of ])atagia pale yellow. 
Abdomen dusky orange. Forewings purple-blackish ; an oblique 
yellow streak from base of costa nearly to dorsum at i ; a rather 
obli(}uc yellow streak from A of costa to fold, its apex tending to 
form a disconnected spot ; five oblique yellow striguljB from costa 
between this and apex, first almost reaching a yellow spot on end 
of cell, second becoming orange-fulvous and more or less running 
into a terminal orange- fulvous fascia composed of about three 
nearlj' continent stride, third becoming violet and preceded by a 
fulvous shade, fourth deeper yellow ; an irregular fulvous transverse 
mark beneath discal spot ; a transverse fulvous-yellowish streak 
from dorsum before tornus ; three moderate black dots just befoi-o 
lower portion of termen : cilia deep purple, a yellow bar below 
apex, a pale yellowish patch on tornus, base above apex pale 
yellow. Hindwings deep orange ; a broad suffused dark fuscous 
fascia round termen and dorsum, costa narrowly suffused fuscous ; 
cilia fulvous- ochreous, a dark fuscous basal line, on apical portion 
of termen wholly sufllused luscous. 

EiiAziL, Para, June, July [Parish); 15 ex. 

V Hilarographa eiiphronica, n. sp, 
(J 2- 13-14 mm. Head fuscous, sides of face and sides of 
collar pale yellow. Palpi violet-white, second joint fuscous 
posteriorly. Antennalciliations d' 1|. Thorax purple-blackish, a 
pale yellow stripe on each side of patagia. Abdomen fulvous- 
fusc'ius. Forewings purple-blackish; a narrow pointed pale 
yellow longitudinal streak from base above middle to i ; a trans- 
verse-oval pale yellowish spot crossing fold at i ; two pale yellow 
obli(iue streaks from costa at ] and | becoming reddish-orange and 
running into an irregular orange spot in disc beyond middle, an 



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OLYl'UII'lEUYGIDiE. 329 

orange streak from middlo of dorsum nearly or (julte runiiiug into 
same spot ; an orange transverse fasciate spot from dorsum before 
tornus, preceded by a short orange streak from dorsum, some 
orange dots round ujjper part of this spot, and an angulated orange 
mark between it and discal spot ; an oblique orange line rising 
from a pale yellow mark on costa before |, bent in middle and 
running into an erect orange tornal spot, in which are three black 
dots ; a somewhat downcurved oblique dark blue-leaden striga 
from I of costa to apex ; two slightly oblique streaks from costa 
before apex, first fulvous-} ellow, second shining white ; an orange 
marginal streak round apex, continued inwards beneath these 
markings ; an orange marginal streak on termen below indentation, 
its apex sometimes extended inwards nearly to discal spot, a short 
pale yellowish mark on indentation above this : cilia deep purple, 
with whitish bar on indentation, a white basal mark at a])ex. 
Ilindwings orange ; an ill-defined irregular baud of rather dark 
fuscous suffusion running round termen and dorsum, least 
developed towards middle of termen ; cilia greyish. 
Brazil, 11. Trombetas, September {Parish) ; 2 ex. 

Hilarographa ceramopa, n. sp. 

5 . 20 mm. Head ochreous, crown tinged fuscous. Palpi 
shining whitish-violet. Antennse moderately ciliated. Thorax 
light violet-fuscous, shoulders suffused ochreous, an ochreous stripe 
on each side of back. Eorewings dark fuscous ; basal fourth 
tinged ochreous, base suffused yellow ; costal edge irregularly 
whitish from | to near apex ; two oblique light violet-blue striga? 
from costa towards ^, connecting with a broad fasciate blotch of 
sufl'used light violet-blue striation from median third of dorsum to 
form an angulated fascia ; beyond this a whitish blotch from 
dorsum reaching half across wing, containing small leaden-grey 
dorsal and subdorsal spots ; tornal | of wing brownish-ochreous, 
marked with a violet terminal streak, preceded by two blackish 
dots near lower end, before these some violet sufi'usion ; a short 
oblique light violet-blue striga from costa at ^, and two curved 
oblique strigae crossing dark area of wing towards apex : cilia dark 
fuscous, round apex with a blackish basal line followed by white 
suffusion, on lower part of termen suffused violet, on tornus 
suffused whitish. Hindwings blackish-fuscous ; an orange-yellow 
elongate blotch extending in disc from near base to |^ ; cilia 
ochreous-white, a dark fuscous basal line. 

Ass.vM, Shillong, 5000 feet, July {Fletcher); 1 ex. 

V Hilarographa xauthotoxa, n. sp. 
c? . 18 mm. Head light yellowish mixed dark fuscous. Palpi 
pale yellowish, a dark fuscous streak on second joint. Thorax 
blackish, four short yellowish marks from anterior edge. Abdomen 
deep orange, anal tuft grey. Eorewings purple-blackish ; a 
yellowish streak across base ; a slightly excurved yellow fascia from 



330 KXOTIC .MICROLEPinOPl'EIH.. 

i of cnsta to middle of dorsum, unrrowod towards costa.j three 
oblique pale yellow strij>';e from costa beyond middle, becoiaiiii? 
violet-leaden, a deep reddish-oranj^e streak from end of first and 
another from between second and third converging to subapical 
indentation; three less oblique yellowish strigae from apical portion 
of costa, middle one more whitish, uniting with third of others, 
third uniting with second oraiigo streak ; a trapezoidal yellow spot 
in disc at | ; a deep reddish-orange terminal fascia beneath 
indentation, with a parj)lish-coppery terminal mark below middle, 
two black dots above and one below this, and preceded by an erect 
yellow pra3tornal streak and two obscure dark reddish-orange 
strigulae above tliis : cilia dark fuscous-purple, a ])ale yellowish 
subapical indentation, and yellow tornal patch. Hindwings deep 
orange ; a blackish apical patch ; cilia orange, round apex blackish. 
BiiAZiL, Tefte, December {Parish) ; 1 ex. 

V Mictopsichia miocentra, n. sp. 

S 2 • 11-13 mm. Head dark fuscous mixed ochreous-yellowish, 
a frontal orange bar. Palpi yellowish, subapical ring of second 
joint and busal ring of terminal dark fuscous. Thorax dark fuscous, 
a blue-metallic bar across middle, and ochreons-yellow anterior and 
posterior bars. Forewiugs dark fuscous; subcostal and median 
short violet-blue-metallic streaks from base, space between these 
ochreous-yellow or orange, sometimes also above and below them; 
an erect violet-blue-metallic streak from dorsum towards base 
reaching halt across wing ; a transverse violet-blue-metallic streak 
from costa at ^ reaching half across wing, preceding yellow markings 
sometimes reaching it, beyond it an orange costal spot followed by 
a rather inwards-oblique transverse violet-blue-metallic line 
interrupted in middle; a violet-blue-metallic dot in middle of disc, 
and another beyond and above it ; dorsal half of median area more 
blackish, including in its upper portion a longitudinal violet-blue- 
metallic streak, and beneath this two more or less indicated series 
of a few obscure small pale ochrcous dots ; a slightly curved violet- 
blue-metallic line from | of costa to tornus, preceded by a fuscous 
streak and followed by one mixed fulvous ; a violet-blue-metallic 
line from |^ of costa to below middle of termeu, beyond this a clear 
yellow streak, then a short violet-blue-metallic apical mark: cilia 
violet-leaden, tinged whitish on upper half of termen and dark grey 
on lower, base within a blackish subbasal line more or less obscurelj'' 
fulvous. Hindwings orange ; a blackish oblong patch occupying 
somewhat more than lower half of wing, including a prismatic- 
silvery transverse spot towards base, an irregular prismatic-silvery 
streak along terminal edge directed a little way from edge posteriorly, 
some orange dots anteriorly and a small prismatic-silvery spot 
surrounded by a ring of orange dots posteriorly ; apical area above 
this patch forming a quadrate dark fuscous blotch crossed by two 
more or less developed irregular transverse orange streaks : cilia 
grey with leaden I'eflections, a dark fuscous basal line. 



GLTr>iHFr[:i{YGiD.T;. 3'U 

Braetl, Para^ Santarom, 01)ii]os, Pariutiiis, R, Trombetas, Jum; 
to October (I'drish) ; ^0 ex. Veiy similar to gemmisparsaaa, but 
ratber smaller and darker, and distiu'^iiished by tlie longitudinal 
me^-allic streak bencatli middle of disc, and by tlie al)sence of tlie 
sc^ven or ci,<j:lit longitudinal series of small wbitish dots found in 
tb6 mediodorsal area of (jenintisparsana. 

Glyphipteryx orthomacha, n. sp. 

5. 7 mm. Head grey, face whitisb. Palpi with four whorls 
of black white-tipped scales, tip white, anteriorly black. Thorax 
dai'k fuscous. Eorewings dark fuscous; a slightly oblique ochreous- 
white fasciate streak from middle of dorsum, evenly broad to middle 
of wing, thence apex short-pointed and curved over posteriori j- ; 
five short slender slightly oblique whitish striguhc from posterior 
half of costa, second becoming bluish-metallic and almost meeting 
an erect bluish-silver j'-metallic streak from dorsum before torn us; 
three bluish-silvery-metallic dots on termen : cilia whitish, basal 
third within a blackish line light grej% indented with white on 
subapical dot. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey. 

QuEExsLANn, Brisbane, September (Dodd) ; 1 ex., Wals. Coll. 
(18413). 

y Glyphipteryx atelura, n. sp. 

S 2' 6-8 mm. Head, thorax bronzy-grey. Palpi white, three 
whorls of blackish white-lij^ped scales. Forewings dark greenish- 
bronzy-grey; four white costal strigulse edged dark fuscous 
anteriorly, first from beyond middle, oblique, reaching half across 
wing, others short, wedgeshaped, transverse ; a long curved oblicjiie 
slender attenuated white streak from middle of dorsum, reaching 
to near apex of first costal; a less oblique whitish anteriorly dark- 
edged strignla from dorsum before tornns,al80 directed to near apex 
of first cnstal ; tornal area purplish-tinged ; a small blackish apical 
spot: cilia grey-whitish, basal half within a blackish line dark 
grey, indented with white beneath a})ex, a blackish projecting apical 
hook. Hindwings dai'k grey ; cilia grey, lighter towards tips. 

Brazil, Para, June, July ; British Guiana, Bartica, February 
to April (^Parish) ; 16 ex. Difters from tetratoiua (of which 1 have 
also now a considerable series from the same localities) in absence 
of erect submetallic tornal streak, and more oblique praetornal 
streak. G. volaptcUa Feld. might possibly be intended for one or 
other of these species, but is probably unrecognisable from the 
coarse figure without descrii)tion. 

Glyphipteryx polyzela, n. sp. 

5 . 11-12 mm. Head dark bronze. Palpi with four whorls of 
black vrhitc-tij>ped scales. Thorax dark bronze, posterior extremity 
whitish-ochreous. Forewings deep bronze; two whitish-ochreous 
transverse dorsal blotches reaching about half across wing, first at J , 



332 EiUTIC MICKOLKl'IDOPXKUA. 

second bej'ond middle, each edged blackish and surmounted b}' a 
leaden-metallic dot; bright violet-leaden-metallic blackish-edged 
markings as follows, viz., seven transverse streaks from costa, first 
at 5, reaching half across wing, second and third shorter, foialh 
somewhat excurved, slightly interrupted, and running to dorsum 
before tornus, fifth and sixth short, seventh running to termen 
beneath apex, three small spots arranged in a triangle in disc 
beneath third, a dot beneath sixth, and a streak along lower half 
of tcnnen ; a blackish mark forming a continuation of fitth costal 
streak : cilia grey, a blackish basal line indented with yellow- 
whitish on subapical sin nation, yellow-whitish suffused sjjots at 
apex, on costal sti"eaks and on markings near tornus, a dark 
fuscous hook above apex. Hindwings dark fuscous ; cilia grey, 
with blackish basal line, on lower part of termen light ochreous- 
yellowish. 

QuEKNsr-AND, Brisbane, September, January (Z)ocW); 2 ex. Type 
in Wals. Coll. (183-11). JN^earest isozela. 



V GlypMpteryx zalodisca, n. sp. 

6 $ . 8-12 mm. Head, thorax dark fuscous. Palpi with four 
whorls of black white-tipped scales, anterior edge of terminal joint 
black. Forewings dark fuscous ; a triangular pale yellowish 
blotch on dorsum before middle, reaching | across wing, posteriorly 
edged prismatic-blue ; a suffused fulvous-ochreous streak near 
beyond edge of this, not or hardly reaching margins ; brilliant 
violet-blue slightly converging streaks from costa at | and beyond 
middle, reaching half across wing ; a violet-golden streak from 
dorsum between these, reaching half across wing, where it meets a 
fulvous-ochreous streak from costa ; close beyond this short suffused 
fulvous-ochreous streaks from costa and dorsum, then a short 
shining violet-blue mark from costa ; a round tornal patch of grey 
scales with whitish tips, forming a very fine transverse striation, 
edged anteriorly by a fine violet-golden-metallic streak from dorsum, 
containing in its posterior portion a black central longitudinal 
streak marked with two or sometimes three golden-metallic dots, 
and limited beneath by a stronger black terminal streak marked 
Avith three golden-metallic dots alternating with four yellowish 
specks ; an oblique violet-metallic streak from -i of costa to middle 
of termen, followed by a suffused fulvous-ochreous mark, and then 
by a violet-metallic streak arross apex becoming white on costa : 
cilia whitish-grey, basal third dark grey, indented white on middle 
of termen. Hindwings dark fuscous ; cilia dark grey, two or three 
obscure whitish basal dots on upper part of termen. 

Brazil, Para, Parintins, II. Troiubetas, Manaos, June to October 
(Parish); 30 ex. Most like cr/n//«, which however has only two 
(^instead of five or six) golden-metallic dots in tornal blotch; one 
example of crinita also occurred in Para district. 



QLYPHIPTKEYGIDiE. 333 

Glyphipteryx platyochra, n. sp. 

cJ 2 . 9-10 mm. Head, thorax dark fuscous. Palpi slender, 
white, with, three or four black bars, anterior edge of terminal 
joint black. Forewing's blackish-fuscous ; an ochrcous-yellowish 
triangular blotch on donsum be(bre middle, reaching | across wing, 
posteriori)' edged bj' a brilliant violet-blue streak, immediately 
followed by a nanow yellow-ochreous oblique entire fascia, its 
posterior edge projecting in middle to touch median yellow costal 
streak ; rather converging brilliant violet- blue streaks from costa at 
■2^ and beyond middle, space between them yelluw-ochreous, and a 
brilliant purple streak from doisum between these almost reaching 
them, shorter yellow-ochreous streaks from costa and dorsum 
beyond these; tornal area preceded by an erect golden-metallic 
interrupted streak, and containing in its lower portion scattered 
green-whitish sca'es tending to form longitudinal lines, a row of 
ochreous-yellow scales along lower margin accompanitd by two 
golden-metallic dots, and a small golden-metallic dot above second 
of these ; a brilliant coppery-purple streak from a yellow-ochroous 
spot on costa at 4 to middle of termen, preceded and followed by 
ochreous-yellow streaks ; a coppery-purple streak across apex 
edged yellow-ochreous on termen, costal half white : cilia whitish- 
grey, basal third grey, indented white on middle of termen. Bind- 
wings dark fuscous; cilia dark grey. 

JiRAziL, Para, June, July (Parish) ; 6 ex. The ochreous-yellow 
markings in this species are unusually developed, and at the same 
time little deeper than the triangular blotch. 

V Grlyphipteryx hologramma, n. sp. 

(5.7-9 mm. Head, thorax dark fuscous. Palpi slender, white, 
anterioi edge and three bars black. Forewings daik fuscous ; a 
variable irregular-edged elongate-triangular white blotch on dorsum 
before middle, reaching about | across wing; a prismatic violet- 
blue transverse streak from costa at | reaching half across wing, 
and a straight entire streak from middle of costa to beyond middle 
of dorsum, both these white on costa, between them an entire 
yellow-ochreous streak from costa to dorsum, with a branch 
])receding anterior streak but not reaching costa ; beyond this 
indications of an obscure yellowish-tinged streak towards costa 
and dorsum ; above tornus a large roundish patch of grey scales 
with whitish tips, forming a close fine irroration, marked with 
three or four fine incomplete longitudinal black lines, and limited 
along lower side by an irregular black streak marked with two 
violet-golden-metallic dots alternating with three yellow-whitish 
specks, and edged anteriorly by a violet-golden-metallic mark ; 
ol'lique pra}apical and apical prismatic violet-blue streaks becoming 
white on costa, separated by a yellow-ochreous streak, and first 
preceded by faint yellowish suffusion : cilia light grey, darker 
within a blackish aiitemcdian line, indented white in middle of 
termen. Iliudwings dark fuscous; cilia dark grey. 



33-1 EXOTIC MICUOLMPJDOrTimA. 

Brazil, Santarem, August [Parlnh) ■ 3 ex. Differs from tho 
rest of tliis group in having the usual postraedian costal streak 
united with the dorsal streak into an entire straight line. 



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Glyphipteryx invicta, n. sp. 



d 2 . 9-12 mm. Head, thorax dark fuscous. Palpi white, four 
whorls of black white-tipped scales, anterior edge of terminal joint 
black. Forewings dark fuscous ; a pale yellow triangular blotch 
on dorsum before middle, reaching | across wing, anteriorly whitish, 
posteriorly edged with a few blue scales ; ayellow-ochreous oblique 
streak beyond this, more or less obsolete towards margins ; brilliant 
violet-blue rather converging streaks from costa at | and |, 
reaching half across wing, between them a yellow-ochreous streak 
met by a purple-metallic streak from dorsum, shorter yellow- 
ochreous streaks from costa and dorsum beyond these ; a metallic- 
blue costal dot beyond this; a brilliant violet-blue streak from | of 
costa to middle of termen, a streak across apex becoming white on 
costa, and a yellow-ochreous streak between them ; tornal area 
forming a large round blackish blotch, crossed above middle by 
some grey suffusion in $ sometimes mixed yellow-ochreous, pre- 
ceded by a ]irismatic purple erect streak from dorsum, and marked 
near posterior extremity with a short erect violet-golden-met;illic 
streak from termen, a golden-metallic teiminal dot before this, and 
four or five yellowish specks round them : cilia pale greenish-grey, 
basal half grey, indented white on middle of termen. Hindwings 
dark fuscous ; cilia grey, basal half dark grey, barred white on 
upper part of termen. 

Brazil, R. Trorabetas, September (Parish) ; 4 ex. 

"/ Ussara ancyristis, n. sp, 

$ . 9-12 mm. Head pale j'ellow, collar with two fuscous bars. 
Palpi pale j'ellowish. Thorax pale yellow, subdorsal and lateral 
fuscous stripes, former confluent posteriorly. Forewings dark 
fuscous ; a light yellow blotch occupying basal |, edge straight, 
direct, marked with a fusiform violet-fuscous streak along costa 
and a down-curved submedian violet-fuscous streak ; close beyond 
this a bright purple-metallic straight transverse streak, followed by 
a pale yellow brownish-edged transverse spot from costa, some 
purple scales in disc beneath this, and a bright purple-metallic streak 
from costa beyond it ; costal third from this to apex, except costa, 
occupied by an ochreous-brownish blotch, including three small yellow 
costal spots, from second of which a bright purple-metallic streak 
runs to termen above middle, third praeai)ical, larger, triangular, 
separated by a dark fuscous line from a small pale yellow apical 
spot ; tornal area beneath this forming a rounded blackish blotch, 
edged all round except above by a jjurple-metallic streak, and on 
u]>per portion speckled whitish, a small pale yellow spot on dorsum 
preceding this: cilia grey, basal third dark fuscous, indented w'hitc 



m.YrnrrTF-UYOiDjE. 335 

above middlt) of termou. Kiiulwiiigs dark fuscous ; cilia gi'cy, basal 
third dark fuscous. 

liKAziL, Pariutins, Obidos, August, October (ravish) ; 2 ex. 

v^ Brenthia stylopliora, n. sp. 

d" $ . 10-11 mm. Head fuscous. Palpi white, a dark fuscous 
anterior streak. Thorax dark fuscous, a whitish mark on inner 
side of shoulder. Porewiugs blackish-fuscous ; a narrow suffused 
white fascia at 5, costal end pale blue-metallic; an elongate blue- 
metallic mark beneath middle of costa, and a dot below anterior 
end of this ; a moderate white fascia from dorsum beyond middle 
reaching | across wing, triangularly dilated dorsally ; a suboval 
white spot in disc at i, and a small metallic-blue spot above this ; 
a brilliant blue-purple irregularly toothed line just before termen : 
cilia fuscous, a dark fuscous median shade, tips white opposite apex, 
llindwings blackish-fuscous ; a large oblique-oval white spot in 
disc before middle ; an inwards-oblique white mark from costa at 
|, apex violet-blue : a transverse bright blue-purple spot across 
apex ; an erect white fnsciate streak from termen below middle ; a 
sliort tranverse whitish linear mark above tornus ; upper part of 
dorsum narrowly white; cilia dark fuscous, three oblique white 
])atches. 

Brazil, Obidos, Parintins, August to October (Parish) ; 5 ex. 

V Brenthia ochripalpis, n. sp. 

2 . 10 mm. Head dark fuscous, face coppery, orbits behind 
eyes fulvous-ochreous. Palpi pale fulvous-ochreous, tip grey. 
Thorax dark fuscous, dorsal line and margins of patagia greenish- 
golden-metallic. Forewings dark fuscous; an irregular narrow 
pale greenish-golden-metallic excurved fascia from costa near base 
to dorsum at i, interrupted in middle ; other markings whitish- 
blue-metallic, white on costal edge ; a slightly obliijue striga from 
costa at ^, reaching half across wing; a dot in disc at f ; a short 
transverse mark from dorsum beneath this ; a short rather oblique 
streak from costa at |, and a transverse mark beneath its apex ; six 
minute praemarginal dots round apical area, two or three of these 
next beneath apex lengthened into short linear marks, and three 
other dots on lower part of termen : cilia grej'-whitish, a blackish 
basal line. Hindwings dark fuscous ; cilia as in forewings. 
Brazil, R. Trombetas, September (Parish); 1 ex. 

^ Brenthia episotras, n. sp. 

d $ . 9-10 mm. Head fuscous, orbits whitish. Palpi white, 
two rings of second joint and anterior streak of terminal dark 
fuscons. Thorax dark fuscous, edges of patagia purple-whitish. 
Forewings blackish-fuscous ; two short oblique brilliant iridescent- 
blue streaks from costa towards base, a median longitudinal streak 
from base to 5, and a spot towards dorsum at | ; a brilliant 



336 KXOTIC WICHOLEriDOri'lOUA. 

iridosceiit-blui! sj)ot beneath middle of costa, whence a cloudy liglit 
fuscous or whitiish- fuscous streak runs direct to dorsum ; a rather 
large transverse-oval spot in disc at | outlined light fuscous or 
whitish-fuscous, connected with dorsum bj^ a cloudy light fuscous 
streak ; a brilliant purple-blue slightly excurvod line from | of 
costa to tornus, rather widely interrupted above middle ; a brilliant 
purple-blue praemarginal line round apex and termen to below 
middle : cilia grey, with dark fuscous antemedian shade, a white 
spot on outer half at apex. Hindwings dark fuscous;, an obscure 
grey oblique-oval spot in disc before middle; an obscure grey 
subterminal lino parallel to tcvmen, above middle with a short 
brilliant purple mark ; a brilliant purple streak along termen from 
apex almost to tornus ; cilia grey, base pale, three oblique whitish 
patches preceded by dark fuscous shades. 

Brazil, Obidos, Parintius, August to October (Parish); (5 ex. 

^ Brenthia heptacosma, n. sp. 

c? 2 . 8-10 mm. Head fuscous, face greyish-ochreous, orbits 
whitish. Palpi whitish, second joint with two dark fuscous rings, 
base of terminal joint and an anteiior streak dark fuscous. Thorax 
dark fuscous. Porewings dark fuscous ; narrow irregular lasci;e 
of light fuscous suffusion at base and 5, latter suffused brilliant 
blue-pur])le towards costa ; undefined fasciae of whitish speckling 
before and beyond middle, confluent in disc, latter including an 
indistinct transverse dark discal spot outlined whitish speckling ; 
terminal area beyond this blackish, with a slightly excurved 
irregular toothed brilliant golden-purple line from | of costa to 
tornus, interrupted above middle but connected by whitish speckling, 
two praemarginal purjjle-golden dots at apex, and a streak along 
median portion of termen : cilia grey, a dark fuscous antemedian 
line, no white apical patch. Hindwings dark fuscous ; an obscurely 
lighter oblique-oval s[)ot in disc before middle; an obscure greyish 
line at | parallel to termen, marked with a brilliant purple dot 
above middle, and a costal purple mark becoming white oij costa ; 
a brilliant purple praemarginal line round apex and upper | of 
termen ; cilia dark fuscous, three oblique white patches. Eore- 
wings beneath with terminal series of small black spots on veins 
2—8 preceded by a toothed violet-golden line. 

BRAZit, Para, July ; British Guiana, Mallali, March (Parii>Ji) ; 
3 ex. 

Brenthia stimulans, n. sp. 

cJ 5 • 5)-ll mm. Head fuscous, orbits white. Palpi as in 
heptacosma. Thorax dark fuscous, lateral edges of patagia finely 
white. Forewings dark fuscous ; some whitish, speckling near 
base, and fascia? at | and before middle ; a transverse oval spot 
outlined with whitish speckling in disc beyond middle, some 
scattered whitish speckling round it ; a very oblique streak of ])ale 
blue-metallic irroration from middle of costa, sending from its ajicx 



GLYrniPTEKTGID^. 337 

an irregular shade of whitish speckling behind discal spot to dorsum ; 
a black nearly evenly broad terminal fascia, edged anteriorly ]»y a 
line of whitish .speckling, and indented by acute linear projccdons 
of whitish speckling opposite a])OX and in mid<lle, maiked with 
seven nearly equal palo viulet-goldeii-raetttUic prueniarginal dots, 
uppermost sometimes minute or obsolete : cilia grey, a daik fuscous 
aiitemodiau shade, no white patch. Hindwiu^s dark fuscous ; an 
ohli(jue-oval cloudy fuscous-whitish spot in disc before middle ; a 
sliort inwards-obli()ue whitish mark from costa towards apex tipped 
golden-violet; a brilliant purple transverse mark across apex; a 
trausverse white linear murk before median portion of termen, and 
a more obscure whitish mark before lower portion ; cilia dark 
fuscous, base whitish, three oblique whitish i)atches. 

Brazil, Para, Sautarem, Obidos, Parintins, June to October ; 
British Guiana, Bartiea, January, February (Parish) ; 40 ex. 
Close to ceuthoh/chiuc (which also occurs less commonly on the 
Lower Amazons), but distinguislied by the acute median projection 
into terminal fascia, absent in that species. 



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Brenthia eriopis, n. sp. 

c? 2 • 7-8 mm. Head, palpi, thorax as in stimidans. Fore- 
wings dark fuscous; markings as in stimalans, but whitish speckling 
stronger and more conspicuous throughout, discal spot larger, six 
metallic praemarginal dots, tifth minute, cilia moi'e whitish-gre)\ 
Hindwings dark fuscous ; discal spot large, outlined whitish ; 
otherwise as in stimidans. 

Brazil, Obidos, Parintins, August to October (Parish) ; G ex. 

Brenthia catenata Meyr. 

Java, Buitenzorg ; larva feeds on Erythrina {Legumiuosce)^ 
skeletonising the leaf {lloei)ke). 

Inima halonitis, n. sp. 

(S . 19 mm. Head violet-fuscous, face whitish, a pale ochreous 
spot on each side of forehead, collar whitish-ochreous in middle and 
on sides at back. Palpi very stout, smooth, pale ochreous laterally, 
])ale violet-grey anteriorly, whitish internally, basal joint longer 
than usual, second joint moderate, compressed and rather hollowed 
internally, terminal reduced to a hardly separate scaled excrescence. 
Thorax dark violet-grey, pale ochreous marks on each side of 
dorsum behind middle, and at posterior extremity. Foiewings 
7 and 8 stalked ; dark violet-grey ; a short fine yellow-ochreous 
dash beneath costa near base, with scattered scales indicating a 
posterior prolongation ; a small cloudy whitish-ochreous spot on 
costa beyond middle ; cloudy whitish-ochreous dots representing 
discal stigmata, lying on margin of a large roundish patch of 
whitish-ochreous sufl'iision extending on dorsum from \ to | and 
reaching | across wing, posteiiorly extended by vague streaks on 
veins to termen; a pale ochreous streak round apical maigin, 

VOL. II. — October, l\)'2.i). z 



33S EXOTIC sucROLi:i'ii)orTEn\. 

thickest in middle aud attenuafcd to cxtrcnntics, leaviiip,' cxtronio 
edge dark gro)-, and emitting a faint almost marginal line along 
termen, terminal edge obscurely blackish-dotted : cilia grey, round 
apex ai)2)arently whitish (imperfect). Hindwings dark fuscous ; 
cilia grey, a darker subbasal shade. 

Madras, Auamalais, Mt. Stuart, December, at light (Fletcher) ; 
1 ex. 

CARPOSINIDyE. 

Meridarchis reprobata, n. sp. 

cJ 9 . 14-18 mm. Head, palpi, thorax grey-whitish suffusedly 
irroratod grey and dark fuscous, in one c? wholly suffused dark 
fuscous. Eorewings light greyish-ochreous, slightly and irregularly 
speckled whitish, irregularly sprinkled grey and blackish, especially 
along veins; basal patch c? dark fuscous, edge inwards-obliquo 
from costa, straight, J indicated only by some irregular markings ; 
six elongate blackish marks along costa from ^ to near apex ; an 
undefined triangular patch of blackish-grej' irroration extending on 
costa over first five of these and reaching | across wing, some 
raised tufts on margins of this and basal patch ; a subterminal 
shade of blackish-grey irroration, angulated opposite apex ; a 
terminal series of triangular dark fuscous dots : cilia grey speckled 
whitish, base barred whitish-ochreous. llindwings light grey, 
veins and terminal edge darker; cilia pale grey. 

C. India, I^agpur, bred June from fruits of Eugenia jamholana 
(Fletcher) ; Kashmir, bred November from fruits of olive (Fletcher) ; 
4 ex. 

Meridarchis pseudomantis, n. sp. 

2 . 17 mm. Head, palpi, thorax white. Forewings termen 
rather obliquely rounded ; shining white ; costal edge black at base; 
very slight blackish marks on costal edge at i and beyond middle; 
two elongate black marks on costa towards |, second larger ; a black 
marginal streak round apical part of costa and termen to middle : 
cilia white (imperfect). Hiudwings whitish, slightly tinged greyish 
towards apex ; cilia white. 

New Guinea, Moroka, 3500 feet, October ; 1 ex. A singular 
form, recalling (and possibly mimicking) the Tortricid genus 
Chresmarcha. 

Carposina leptoneiira, n. sp. 

§ . 18 mm. Head, thorax whitish-gre}--ochreous, head with 
three, thorax with five lines of dark fuscous irroration. Palpi 6, 
grey-whitish, a broad lateral fuscous stripe sprinkled darker. 
Forewings rather narrow, apex obtuse, termen very obliquely 
rounded ; whitish-ochreous, posteriorly suffusedly irrorated white, 
veins marked with streaks of dark fuscous irroration ; two dark 
fuscous dots transversely placed in disc at ^, one beneath cell 
beyond middle, and two dark fuscous tufts on end of cell edged 



CAKPOSlNIDJi. TOUTRICin.E. 339 

wliite posteriori)' ; an indistiuct greyish-ochreous augulatcd sub- 
tonuinal shade ; a blackish terminal line : cilia grey speckled 
whitish, a somewhat darker median line, base faintly barred paler, 
lliiuhvings light grey; cilia whitish-grey. 

AVest Australia, Cajje Naturaliste, December [Turner); 1 ex., 
Wals-. Coll. (300288). 

Bondia nigella Xcwra. 

Queensland, Bi-isbane, a series bred in January fiom EuccOyi-itiis 
luiiculata {Do(ld) ; discal mark of forewiiigs distinctly tinged 
ochreous. 

TORTRICID^E. 

Adoxophyes nebrodes, n. sp. 

(5 . 19-21 mm. Head, thorax pale ochreous, face deep ferrugi- 
nous. Palpi fuscous. Forewings costal fold broad, from base to |, 
tcrmen almost straight., vertical; pale ochreous, more or less 
reticulated slight fuscous irroratiou ; edge of basal patch hardly 
traceable, somewhat darker irrorated, oblique ; an uudehntd spot 
of Fuscous irroratiou on dorsum towards toruus indicating end of 
central fascia ; a line of iudistinct strigulaj of dark fuscous irroratiou 
from I of costa to below middle of ternien, and one or two other 
series more or less indicated between this and apex : cilia pale 
oclireous. Hindwings and cilia whitish-ochreous. 

New Guinea, Setekua 11., Snow Mts., 2-iiOOO feet. Next 
hctcroidana. 

Chresmarcha pytMa, n. sp. 

J $. 24-28 mm. Head, palpi pale yellow, face d Avhite. 
Thorax white, anterior margin suflused pale yellow. Abdomen 
dark grey, ventral surface whitish-yellow, anal tuit d white, sides 
dark grey, anal segment $ daik grey above, pale brownish else- 
where. Forewings shining white; a marginal series of small 
triangular more or less conHuent black spots round posterior fourth 
of costa and termen to tornus, preceded by pale yellow rays longest 
in disc, where they extend over 4 of wing : cilia shining white. 
Hindwings blackish-grey, lighter anteriorly, dorsal area more or 
less irrorated white ; cilia shining white. 

New Guinea, Setekwa H., Snow Mts., 2-3000 feet; 2 ex. 

Cacoecia pensilis, n. sp. 

$ . 17 mm. Head, palpi, thorax light lilac-pinkish-brown. 
Foreuings suboblong, costa anteriorly strongly arched, posteriorly 
concavo, apex upwards-prominent, obtuse-pointed, termen concave 
below apex, then rounded-prominent, extending rather beyond 
apex ; rosy-ochrcous-brown, some faint darker strigula3 ; a crescentic 
dark purplish-brown spot extending along costa from middle to | : 
cilia dark purple-brown, round apex dark fuscous, round tornus 

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340 KXOTIC MICHOLEPIDOPTERA. 

brownish oelircous. Hiiidwiiigs liglit oclircous-yellow, dorpal third 
suH'uscd i)ale greyish ; a thickened patch of greyish scales on costa 
from g to near apex, yellow-whitish on sides ; cilia pale yellowish, 
at apex tinged grey. 

S. India, Madras, bred from larva boring in fruits of orange at 
base of stalk (Fletcher). 

Cacoecia isocyrta, n. sp. 

$. 20 mm. Head, palpi, thorax rather dark purplish-brown. 
Forewings suboblong, costa anteriorly very strongly arched, pos- 
teriorly concave, apex prominent, obtuse-pointed, tcrmcn concave 
below apex, then rounded, vertical ; rather dark brown, anteriorly 
rosy-tinged, posteriorly with greyish reflections, finely obscurely 
strigulated dark fuscous irroration ; a suffused dark brown spot on 
costa before middle ; a narrow crescentic dark brown spot along 
costa from middle to | : cilia brownish-ochreous, outer half dark 
fuscous on termen, round apex wholly dark fuscous. Hindwings 
grey ; apical f light orange, some faint grey striguhie near termen ; 
costal scale-patch as in jyensilis ; cilia whitish-grey, a grey subbasal 
line, round apex suffused grey. 

Bengal, Pusa, bred in February from larva in shoot of lucerne 
(Iledicage) {Fletcher). 

Cacoecia termias Meyr. 

5 . 24 mm. Head, palpi, thorax brown. Forewings suboblong, 
costa anteriorly strongly arched, posteriorly sinuate, apex obtuse, 
prominent, directed obliquely upwards, termen sinuate below apex, 
then rounded and rather prominent ; brownish-ochreous, suffusedly 
reticulated rather dark brown ; central fascia indicated by an 
oblique suffused brown wedgeshaped streak from costa before 
middle, and a dorsal patch of brown suffusion posteriorly ; costal 
patch fiattened-triangular, dark brown. Hindwings orange ; dorsal 
half rather dark grey ; a costal patch of rather thickened whitish 
hairscales irregularly mixed dark grey from | to near apex. 

Assam, Shillong, sent with another 6 quite similar to the first, 
and evidently the corresponding sex. 

Cacoecia pomivora, n. sp. 

S. 16-18 mm. Head, thorax brownish, dorsum sometimes 
reddish-fuscous. Palpi brownish-ochreous. Forewings suboblong, 
costa anteriorly strongly arched, with strong fold from base to f , 
posteriorly nearly straight, apex obtuse, termen hardly sinuate, 
vertical ; light orange-ochreous, somewhat tinged brown-reddish ; 
markings deep ferruginous ; costal fold suffused bro^^■ni8h-purple ; 
an oblique fasciate spot from dorsum at |, reaching half across 
wing ; central fascia very oblique, irregular, narrow towards costa, 
broadly dilated on lower half but somewhat narrowed on dorsum, 
posterior edge prominent in middle ; costal patch elongate, posterior 
end produced as a rather curved and gradually narrowed streak to 



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termcn above tornus : cilia pale ochreous tinged ferruginous, suffused 
deep ferruginous towards apex. Hindwings pale ochieous-yellowish, 
dorsal half slightly tinged grey ; cilia pale yellowish. 

2 . 21-23 mm. Head, thorax light red-brownish. Forewings 
suboblong, costa anteriorly strongly arched, posteriorly slightly 
sinuate, apex obtuse, slightly prominent (variable), termen some- 
what sinuate, slightly oblique ; light ochreous, sliglitly tinged 
brown-reddish, indistinctly and suffusedly strigulated ferruginous ; 
costal patch indicated by ferruginous suffusion, other markings 
hardly represented : cilia pale ochreous, suffused ferruginous towards 
apex. Hindwings orange-yellowish or pale yellowish, hardly 
greyish-tinged towards dorsum ; a thickened patch of grey-yellowish 
hairscales on costa towards a2)ex ; cilia pale yellowish. 

Himalaya, Kumaon, Kamgarh, bred in September from larvae 
boring into fruits of a])ple in the same way as Laspeyresia pomonella, 
a serious local pest {Fletcher) ; 4 ex. 

Pandemis dryoxesta, n. sp. 

S 2 . 23-25 mm. Head, palpi, thorax varying from light 
greyish-ochreous to fu-icous. Porewings costa anteriorly strongly 
tirciied, posteriorly almost stiaight, termen 6 faintly, $ more 
perceptibly sinuate, nearly vertical; pale brownish-ochreous, 
greyish-ochreous, or light fuscous, sometimes with faint slight 
darker strigulation ; markings rather darker, edged faint darker or 
sometimes paler lines ; basal patch moderate, edge oblique, ob- 
solescHut towards fold ; central fascia moderate, very oblique, edge 
rather irregular ; costal patch triangular, posterior edge obsolete : 
cilia whitish-ochreous, sometimes with light fuscous basal and 
median lines, not darker than wing. Hindwings rather dark grey; 
cilia whitish, a grey subbasal line. 

Punjab, Murree, 7500 feet, June {Dutt) ; 11 ex. Nearest the 
Mongolian praejioratana, which the lighter examples closely 
resemble, but praejloratana has whitish hindwings. 

Tortrix chlorodoxa, n. sp. 

S 2 • 20-23 mm. Head, palpi, thorax pale ochreous. Fore- 
wings costa anteriorly strongly arched, posteriorly nearly straight, 
(S edge slightly reflexed and roughened towards i, termen J 
faintly sinuate, little oblique, $ somewhat more sinuate, almost 
vertical ; pale ochreous, with scanty indistinct light ochreous- 
fuscous reticulation ; basal patch obsolete ; central fascia moderate, 
fuscous-ochreous, edged fuscous, oblique, anterior edge even and 
slightly convex on lower half, posterior edge obsolete on median 
third, widest below this but rather narrowed dorsally ; costal 
patch similar, elongate-triangular or semioval, posterior edge 
suffused : cilia whitish-ochreous, Hindwings whitish, dorsal half 
tinged grey ; cilia whitish. 

Punjab, Murree, 7500 feet, June ( Dutt) ; 4 ex. 



342 -FA-OTTC JIlCRnLKI'TUOPTKRA. 

Tortrix districta, n. sp. 

S . 17 mm. Head light ochroous-yellowish, sides tinged ferru- 
ginous. Palpi pale oclireous laterally tinged ferruginous. Thorax 
light yellowish, a ferruginous stripe on inuer hide of patagia. 
Forcwings costa moderately arched, a narrow fold from base to -| 
triangularly dilated with scales towards base, termen somewhat 
obliquely rounded ; brassy-yellow ; markings deep ferruginous ; 
some suffusion along costa towards base ; a suffused dorsal spot 
near bise ; a very oblique irregular narrow fascia from disc at J to 
dorsum beyond mi Idle; centr.il fascia narrow, irregular, from 
bofore raid lie or costa to torniis; costal patch triangular: cilia 
pale yollowisli. Hiiidwiiigs light grey, whitish-tinged in disc 
antoriorlv ; cilia whitish. 

Japan, Tokio, Jiily; 1 ex. Nearest aerosnia. 

Peronea agrioma, n. sp, 

S 15-lGmm., $ 18 mm. Head, palpi, thorax grey or fuscous, 
thoracic crest strong. Forewings elongate-oblong, costa towards base 
strongly arched and roughened with hairs, then faintly sinuate and 
slightly roughened with scales, apex obtuse, termen hardly sinuate, 
rather oblique ; grey, obscurely and irregularly whitish-speckled ; 
edge of basal patch indicated by several small raised blackish dots 
in disc ; a dark red-brown clongate-subti'iangular patch extending 
along costa from ^ nearly to apex, anterior side oblique, apex 
truncate and reachi:.g half across wing, edged beneath by a spot of 
light brownish-ochreous suffusion ; three or four faint stnas of pale 
brownish-ochreous suffusion crossing wing from this patch to 
dorsum, each with several raised black specks or small dots ; 
several raised minute whitish dots posteriorly ; in one $ wing 
beyond a line formed by producing anterior edge of costal patch 
wholly suffused light brownish : cilia grey, with lines of wliitisli 
points. Hindwiugs 3 and 4 stalked, 5 approximated; grey; cilia 
whitish-grey, a grey subbasal line. 

Assam, Shillong, 5000 feet, June ; 3 ex., 1 bred from a larva on 
apple (^Fletcher). 

EUCOSMID.E. 

Spilonota hexametra, n. sp. 

5 . 14 mm. Head, thorax grey somewhat mixed whitish, 
ral])! grey. Forewings leaden-grey suffusedly mixed whitish and 
brownish ; basal patch mostly darker grey, occupying nearly ? of 
wing, edge somewhat bent below middle, with a few blackish 
scales ; costa beyond this with seven pairs of whitish strigula) ; 
a thick leaden grey streak forming anterior margin of ocdlus, 
preceded by throe or four small irregular black spots, within ocellus 
an irregular subterminal series of six small rather elongate black 
spots. Hiiidwings rather dark grey ; cilia grey-whitish, a grey 
subbasal shade. 

N.W. IxDiA, Peshawar, June {Fletcher) ; 1 ex. 



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Aci'oclita vigescens, n. sp. 

c? $. 8-11 min. Head givy-whitisli, sides and somotiracs crown 
dark fuscous. Palpi dark fuscous, terminal joint and ajjex of 
second white. Thorax rosy- whitish transversely barred blackish. 
Forewings rather narrow, t.erinen somewhat sinuate, rather 
obli(jue ; whitish, irregularly tinged fleshcolour; basal patch 
irregularly irroratod dark grey and marked black, edge slightly" 
oblique, obtusely angulated belovv middle ; costa beyond this with 
seven [laiis of white strigulae separated by black marks ; upper half 
of central hiscia oblique, black, narrow, surrounded by more or less 
dark grey irroration in rf extanding to dorsum before tornus, in 5 
more mixed rosy suffusion ; a small black spot in disc beyond this, 
sometimes connected with it ; an ajjical patch of dark grey 
irroration (less developed in $ ) and black apical spot : cilia 
brownish-grey speckled whitish, on tornal area rosy-grey-whitish. 
Hind wings grey ; cilia light grey, base pale. 

Bengal, Pusa, bred from larvie on Covdia Intifolia and C. myxa, 
iNlarch, April {Fletcher) ; Bombay, Surat, May {Ma.vweU) ; 4 ex. 

Acroclita canthonias, n. sp. 

2 . 11 uira. Head whitish-grej', a grey spot on each side of 
cri)wn. Palpi whitish-grey, second joint with median and apical 
dirk fuscous spots. Thorax grey-whitish transversely barred 
l)Iaekish, patagia slightly reddish. Eorewings rather dilated, 
teruieu sinuate, little oblique ; ^rey, slightly pinkish, irregularly 
iri'orated whitish and blackish ; basal patch very small, darker 
grey, edge acutely angulated in middle ; upper half of central 
fascia moderate, rather oblique, blackish, dilated towards apex ; 
four pairs of whitish costal strigulge beyond this, separated by 
small blackish spots ; a series of four small blackish spots near 
bofore median portion of termen : cilia dark grey speckled whitish, 
base fleshcolour finely barred blackish. Hindwings grey, semi- 
hyaline towards base, veins darker ; cilia whitish-grey, a grey 
subbasal line. 

Bengal, Pusa, IN^ovember, " on stem Fleas glomerata " {Fletclw) ; 
1 ex, 

Acroclita historica, n. sp. 

S • 1"2-13 mm. Head, thorax brownish, partially suffused light 
ochreous. Palpi ochreous mixed fuscous, tuft of second joint 
Avliitish towards tip. Porewings slighllj- dilated, termen concave 
below apex, rather oblique ; light brownish-ochreous or brownish, 
dorsal half more or less streaked transversely dark fuscous suffusion, 
costa suffused dark fuscous and obliquely strigulatcd grey-whitish, 
striguhe on posterior half leaden-metallic at tips; more or less 
dark grey suffusion tending to form an undefined triangular blotch 
on costal half beyond middle ; a thick leadon-grey streak forming 
posterior edge of ocellus ; a tine black line on upper half of termen : 
cilia light brownish-ochreous, with silvery reflections. Hindwings 



344 EXOTIC MICROLEl'IDOPTERA. 

orange ; terminal half dark fuscous, rest of terminal edge very 
slenderly dark fuscous ; cilia liglit grey. 

QiTinoNSLAND, Brisbauo, September, October (Bodd) ; 5 ex. Type 
Wals. Coll. (18431). 

Acroclita philoljrya, n. sp. 

J. 16 ram. Head, thorax whity-greenish, patagia grey. Palpi 
whitish, second joint grey except tip. Forewings slightly dilated, 
termen sinuate, somewhat obliqiie ; dull green, irregularly and 
suffusodly irrorated whitish; costa with fine paired wliitisli strigulaj, 
marked blackish between these ; a blotch of dark grey suffusion 
occupying basal fourth of costa, and sending from beneath a rather 
broad very irregular greenish-fuscous streak through middle of 
disc to apex, posterior half marked along its upper edge by a 
sinuate blackish streak; a blotch of grey suffusion towards middle 
of costa confluent with this ; a small blackish apical spot ; some 
silvery iridescence indicating lateral margins of ocellus : cilia 
ochreous-whitish with faint greyish bars, a dark grey ai)ical spot. 
Hindwings grey; cilia light grey, a darker siibbasal shade. Hind- 
wings l)eneath with a blackish streak along posterior half of upper 
margin of cell. 

Queensland, Brisbane, February (Dodd) ; 1 ex., Wals. Coll. 
(19355). 

' Eucosma antaxia, u. sp. 

\/^ : 1 propose this name for minntaiia Kearf. Proc. U.S. Mus. xxviii, 

i 356 (1905), preoccupied by JH/nit<fma Hiib. ^ '^/ ,^ y^^o.^^^^^t /; '/7 i 

Eucosma phaeodes, n. sp. 

I propose this name foi'somftmma.Kearf. Proc. U.S. Mus. xxviii, 
357 \van). 

Eucosma lioplintha, n. sp. 

S . 10 mm. Head light greyish-ochreous, face whitish. Palpi 
whitish, a small grey spot on second joint. Thorax dull greyish- 
crimson. Forewings rather narrow, somewhat dilated, termi'U 
somewhat sinuate, rather oblique; dull greyish-crimson; basal 
third of costa with a black sireak just beneath edge covered by 
long scales projecting over it from beneath ; posterior half of costa 
with pairs of oblique whitish striguljo, giving rise to two very 
oblique leaden striga) ; ocellus edged laterally leaden-grey, posterior 
mai'gin partially suftiised whitish and ])receded by four small black 
dots. Hindwings 3 and 4 long-stalked ; grey, subhyaline towards 
base ; cilia grey-whitish, a grey subbasal line. 

Madkas, Dindigul, September (^Maxiodl) ; 1 ex. 

Eucosma palmodes, n. sp. 

5. 10-12 mm. Head, thorax greyish-ochreous mixed grey. 
Palpi grey, apical portion of second joint beyond a ])ale yellowish 
band violet-tinged. Forewings rather narrow, somewhat dilated, 
tormen sinuate, little oblique; 3 and 4 appressed towards base; 



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li^ht browiiish-ochreoiis closely mottled or transversely striated 
grey ; costa posteriorly brownisli, with pairs of obscure whitish 
strigulse and two or three very oblique leaden strig;e, last curved 
up to costa before apex : cilia whitish-oehreous, on toruus greyish, 
a leaden basal line. Hindwiiigs 3 and 4 stalked ; grey ; cilia liglit 
greyish, a darker snbbasal line. 

Cktlon, Maskeliya, January, April, May {Pole) ; 5 ex. 

Eucosma conciliata, n. sp. 

$ . 12 mm. Head greyish-ochi-eous. Palpi light greyish- 
ochreous, a fuscous dot on second joint. Thorax dark fuscous. 
Eorewings termen somewhat sinuate, little oblique ; rather dark 
purple-fuscous ; costa with pairs of fine whitish strigulse, separated 
by small dark fuscous spots, on posterior half giving rise to obscure 
])urplish oblique striga) ; central fascia moderate, obscure, suffused 
dark purplish-fuscous, rather oblique ; posterior margin of ocellus 
loaden-metallic, preceded by four fine short linear black mai'ks ; 
a dark fuscous apical spot, edged beneath by a fine short white 
mark : cilia light brown, basal and antemedian white lines, above 
apex dark fuscous. Hindwings 3 and 4 short-stalked ; rather dark 
grey ; cilia grey- whitish, a grey snbbasal line. 

Bengal, Pusa, bred April from larva on flowers of Butea frondosa 
{Fletcher); 1 ex, 

Eucosma aurita, n. sp. 

2 . 15-17 mm. Head, thorax grey irrorated whitish, thorax 
with two posterior blackish dots, shoulders sometimes marked 
blackish. Palpi grey, a blackish dot on second joint. Forewings 
dilated, termen slightly rounded, somewhat oblique ; brownish, 
sometimes puj'ple- tinged, strigulated fuscous, costa strigulated dark 
fuscous ; an irregular whitish-grey band extending along dorsum, 
beyond middle crossing wing more or less nearly to costa ; a large 
rounded pale yellow-ochreous terminal patch variably mixed 
brownish, and containing a more or less developed central dark 
brown blotch connected by a short streak with termen below middle, 
and two black dashes above tornus, this patch limited anteriorly by 
a red-brown streak edged black on lower half : cilia brown obscurely 
barred darker, towards tornus more or less suffused whitish. Hind- 
wings grey, marbled darker suffusion ; cilia grey-whitish, a grey 
subbasal shade. 

cf . Forewings more red-brown, suffused darker fuscous towards 
costa on median area, a bhickish elongate mark in middle of disc, 
whitish-grey suffusion not crossing wing beyond middk\ terminal 
palcli more whitish-oclireous, red-brown streak absorbed in ground- 
colour, not black-edged, its central third occupied by a whitish- 
oehreous arrowhead resting on terminal patch, cilia whitish-oehreous, 
two dark fuscous bars in middle of termen ; hindwings grey- 
whitish strigulated grey, towards base more ochreous-whitish. 

QuKi;NSLANn, Brisbane, ilay, October {Dodd); 5 ^, 1 S ex. 
Type Wals. Cull. (1311.")). 



340 KXOTIC llICROT.EPTDOrTKEA. 

Polychrosis fetialis, n. sj). 

J. 10 ram. Head, thorax brownish, sprinkled wliitish, thorax 
transversely barred darker. Palpi whitish-fuscous, second joint 
sprinkled dark fuscous. Forewini^s dilated, costa straiglit, wiih 
gUxndular scaled swelling beyond middle, tormen obliquely rounded ; 
pale brownish, somewhat mixed whitish, costa and dorsum strigu- 
latod dark fuscous irroration ; basal patch brown sprinkled 
blackish, extending to g, edge obtusely angulated in middle ; central 
fascia postmedian, nearly direct, rather broad, suffused brown, 
irregularly marked or sprinkled dark fuscous ; a brownish 
apical spot surrounded with whitish ; a faintly darker erect 
suboval blotch from termen below middle, with three or four 
strigulae of dark fuscous irroration: cilia whitish-brown, a brown 
basal line. Hindwings subtriangular, light grey ; cilia whitish- 
grey. 

Bkngat,, Pusa, bred in January from larva on flowers of Leiicas 
(Lahiatce) {Fletcher) ; 1 ex. 

Polychrosis transtrifera, n. sp. 

2 . 11 mm. Head, palpi, thorax brownish-ochreous. Forewings 
elongate-triangular, costa almost straight, termen rounded, rather 
oblique ; brownish-ochreous, largely covered by irregular anas- 
tomosing ochreous-whitish transverse striae rising from pairs of 
whitish costal strigula?, between these with dark fuscous irroration 
forming irregular strigulas ; markings brown sprinkled blackish 
on edges ; central fascia rather narrow, little oblique, narrowed on 
costa, posterior edge with long abrupt evenly broad subtruncate 
projection just below middle ; asubquadrate praetornal spot ; three 
spots on costa posteriorly and a round one at apex ; a nearly evenly 
broad slightly curved fasciate blotch from beneath second of these 
costal spots to termen below middle, pointed above : cilia light 
brownish, with obscure bars of darker fuscous mixture. Hind- 
wings grey, darker posteriorly ; cilia light grey, a darker subbasal 
shade. 

Queensland, Brisbane, February (Dodd); 1 ex., AVals. Coll. 
(19473). 

Polychrosis serangodes, n. sp. 

(5$. 12-13 mm. Head ochreous-whitish, sides of collar 
fuscous. Palpi whitish, second joint sprinkled fuscous. Thorax 
whitish mixed grey and dark fuscous. Forewings dilated, costa 
slightly arched, termen nearly straight, obli(]ue : whitisli mixed 
grey and dark fuscous ; basal ])atch grey mixed blackish, edge tinged 
brownish, nearly straight; central fascia postmedian, almost direct, 
rather broad, anterior half dark brown marked blackish, posterior 
half dark grey marked with an irregular blackish spot in middle 
and more or less ochreous-whitish suffusion above and below this ; 
apical area be5'ond this suffused pale ochreous with faint rosy tinge, 
a suboblique deep ochreous-brown blotch from below middle of 



EucosMin.E. 347 

termen, costa dark l)rown with three pairs of whitisli striguUc, 
sotno scattered bhickish scales in disc, apex suffused dark fuscous : 
cilia ochrcou.s-whitish mixed grey and dark fuscous except towards 
toruus. llindwiugs J" gre}-, 5 dark gre)- ; cilia whitish-gre}', a 
grcj' siibbasal line. 

N.W. India, Abbottabad, Juno {Fletcher) ; 2 ex. 

Polychrosis inflicta, u. sp. 

$ . 12-13 mm. Head, palpi whitish-ochreous. Thorax whitish- 
ochreous, some deeper ochreous and blackish scales indicating 
transverse bars. Forewings dilated, costa gently arched, termen 
nearly straight, rather oblique ; pale ochreous irregularly mixed 
whitish ; dorsal half of basal patch dark fuscous mixed black, 
forming a projecting angle on fold ; an irregularly pentagonal dark 
fuscous blotch on costa beyond middle, reaching half across wing, 
its apex just touching a large dark fuscous dot in disc beyond it; 
an obli(]ue fasciato fuscous blotch mixed black from middle of 
termen; a small irregular blackish apical spot: cilia brownish- 
ochreous, suffused ferruginous and dark grey on upper part of 
termen and apex. Hindwings grey, paler and thinly scaled 
anteriorly ; cilia whitish, a grey subbasal line. 

Bombay, Dharwar, ^a.\\\\^vy {Maxwell); 2 ex. 

Polychrosis pedias, n. sp. 

$ . 13 mm. Head, palpi light ochreous. Thorax brownish- 
ochreous. Forewings rather dilated, costa gently arched, termen 
slightly rounded, little oblique ; light ochreous with violet reflec- 
tions, irregularly strigulated ferruginous; markings deep ferruginous; 
basal patch extending to \, edge convex, sinuate towards dorsum ; 
upper half of central fascia somewhat oblique, irregular, apex 
forming two angles posteriorly ; groundcolour irregularly suffused 
leaden in disc beyond this ; an undefined patch of suffusion towards 
dorsum posteriorly; a moderate upwards-oblique streak from 
middle of termen : cilia ferruginous, pale-speckled. Hindwings 
rathei' dark grey, lighter anteriorly ; cilia whitish-grey, two grey 
lines. 

Bengal, Chapra {Fletcher) ; 1 ex. 

Polychrosis orphica, n. sp. 

5. 11 mm. Head, palpi, thorax brownish-ochreous, thorax 
sometimes suffused dark leaden. Forewings dilated, costa slightly 
arched, termen rounded, somewhat oblique; dark leaden; some 
scattered blackish costal and dorsal striguljB, on costa posteriorly 
alternating with slight paired whitish strigulse ; a narrow irregular 
hhickish-fuscous fascia at |, on dorsum linear; central fascia 
moderate, little oblique, ferruginous, s;iffiised blackish on costal half 
and strigulated blackish below middle, postei-ior edge angularly 
prominent in middle ; a ferruginous and blade spot on costa at | ; 



313 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOI'TKRA. 

a curverl suffused ferruginous subteriuinal fascia, an oblique-oval 
blotch of blackish suffusion lying on this above middle and touching 
middle of tormen ; a small black and ferruginous apical spot: cilia 
Ioaden-gre3% a blackish subbasal line. Hindwings dark fuscous, 
lighter and thinly scaled anteriorlj- ; cilia whitish, a dark fuscous 
subbasal shade. 

Assam, Khasis, June, August ; 2 ex. 

Polychrosis organica, n. sp. 

(S . l-t ram. Head grey, face whitish. Palpi whitish, a few 
dark fuscous scales on second joint. Thorax dark grey, shoulders 
whitish-ochreous. Forewings rather dilated, costa gently arched, 
termen somewhat rounded, little oblique ; whitish - ochreous, 
irregularly marbled blue -whitish iridescence; some blackish 
striguUc on costa and dorsum, on costa towards apex alternating 
with short whitish strigulai ; an elongate-triangular dark grey 
patch resting on basal fourth of dorsum, its apex reaching central 
fascia near costa, two elongate black marks on its uj^per edge and 
one on posterior edge in disc ; a subtriangular brown blotch from 
dorsum beyond middle reaching half across wing and resting 
partially against central fascia; central fascia postmedian, some- 
what oblique, broad, dark grey, somewhat mixed with ground- 
colour in disc ; an oblique slender dark grey streak from middle of 
termen running to central fascia above middle ; a small blackish 
apical spot : cilia whitish-ochreous, on upper half of termen mixed 
dark grey. Hindwings dark fuscous, lighter and thinly scaled 
anteriorly ; cilia whitish, a dark fuscous basal line. 

Ceylon, Kandy, March (MacJcwood) ; 1 ex. 

Polychrosis acanthis, n. sp. 

(S 2 ' 12-13 mm. Head, palpi fuscous. Thorax fuscous or light 
red-brown, transversely barred dark fuscous. Forewings dilated, 
costa gently arched, termen slightly rounded, rather obliiiue ; 
brownish-ochreous, unmodified only on a median dorsal patch, this 
also sometimes mixed blackish ; basal patch dark fuscous mixed 
leaden and blackish, extending to ^, edge angulated in middle ; 
be5'ond this a fascia of whitish striation, suffused leaden on costal 
half ; central fascia broad, little oblique, dark grey variably marked 
leaden and blackish, sometimes partially suffused ferruginous ; 
apical area variably tinged and marked ferruginous, sometimes 
marbled leaden ; a dark fuscous fasciate streak from upper part of 
central fascia to middle of termen ; a blackish ajdcal spot : cilia 
dark purple-grey, a blackish subbasal line. Hindwings rather dark 
grey ; cilia grey, a darker basal shade. 

Bengal, Pusa, bred December and January from larvee rolling 
leaves and boring stem of Just'wla (jemlarussa (AcantJiacece) 
(Fletcher) ; CooRo, Dil)idi, 3500 feet, November (Nnvcoi)ie) ; 
3 ex. 



ETJCOSMIDiE. 34 9 

Argyroploce cenchropis, n. sp. 

2 . 13 ram. Head, palpi <i;rpyish-ochreous. Thorax f^rey 
speckled whitish. Forewings little dilated, costa straight, tenncu 
slightly rounded, somewhat oblicjue ; ochreons-grey, extreme ti])s 
of scales whitish ; a blackish dot in disc at j ; some white suffusion 
along termen, preceded on median portion by about six irregular 
black dots : cilia grey speckled whitish and dark grey, on tornus 
whitish. Hiiidwings ratiier dark grey, lighter towards base; cilia 
whitish-grey, a dark grey siibbasal line. 

Bkngal, Pusa, June, larva in fruits Cordia my xa {Fletcher) ; 1 ex. 

Argyroploce encarpa, n. sp. 

2 . 16-17 mm. Head dark grey, slightly reddish. Palpi dark 
grey. Thorax dark indigo-grey, tips of patagia slightly reddish. 
Forewings dilated, termen slightly rounded, rather oblique ; daik 
violet-grey, somewhat sprinkled whitish ; faint light grey paired 
costal strigulse ; some irregular blackish strigulse posteriorly,' and 
two or three oblique strigte resting on termen ; a small triangular 
]>raetonial si)ot of blackish strigulatiou : cilia daik violet-grey, pale- 
speckled, llindwings dark grey, paler towards base ; cilia pale 
grey, a darker subbasal line. 

Bengal, Calcutta, April, larva in pulp Tangerine orange (Fletcher); 
Ceylon, off coast, February (Fletcher); 2 ex. 

Argyroploce clytocarpa, n. sp. 

c^ . 14 mm. Head orange mixed dark fuscous. Palpi orange. 
Thorax dark fuscous anteriorly irrorated orange. Forewings dilated, 
termen rounded, little oblique ; fulvous-orange, becoming reddish 
posteriorly ; costa obliquely strigulated dark fuscous, costa edge 
posteriorly whitish between these ; dorsal area suffused dark 
fuscous ; terminal third strigulated blackish and marbled w'ith 
violet-leadeu-metallic spots and streaks, the largest limiting ocellus 
anteriorly. Hiudvviugs blackish ; an elongate yellow blotch ex- 
tending in disc from near base to | ; a smaller elongate blotch 
along dorsum from base to | ; cilia pale yellow. 

Philippines ; 1 ex. 

Argyroploce tetrarcha, n. sp. 
J. 14 mm. Head, palpi, thorax dark violet-fuscous. Forewings 
suboblong, costa moderately arched, termen slightly rounded, some- 
what oblique ; dark fuscous, marbled dark violet-leaden excej)t 
towards costal patch ; a rounded-triangular whitish-ochreous patch 
tinged pinkish towards costa, extending on costa from ^ to -|, and 
reaching half across wing, marked on costa with one or two dark 
fuscous striguloe : cilia violet-grey somewhat speckled whitish, a 
darker basal line. Hindwings grey ; a downward-direct fringe-tuft 
of grey- whitish hairs from beneath costa at ^ ; dorsal margin 
tiiickencd with a tuft of ochreous-vvhitish scales towards tornus; 



3")0 KxnTic niiCKOLRnnorTioKA. 

ciliu ochrcous-wliitisli, gi'oy round apex and on l>asiil half along 
upper part of lerinen. 

QiTEBNsr,AND, Jirisbane, February {DochJ); 1 ex., Wals. Coll. 
(19223). 

Argyroploce delcchlora Turn. 

QuEKNSLANn, Brisbane, February (Dndd). If correctly identifiod, 
abdomen (S with dense tuft of loni>- blackish hairs lying along each 
side from near base. The genus Ah/pi'la Turn, based on this 
species as type is of no value, the supposed distinction of dorsal crest 
of forewings being more or less developed generally in Arijyroploce, 
and coriesponding to the thoracic crest. 



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Argyroploce funerea, n. sp. 

cJ 2 . 17-21 mm. Head grey sprinkled white. Thorax grey 
irrorated or suffused white, barred blackish. Forewings dark ashy- 
grey irregularly strigulated and marked black, apical third white; 
costal spots of white irroration or suffusion at base and before 
middle ; edge of dark area from | of costa to before tornus, obtusely 
angulated inwards slightly above middle, and slightly indented 
near dorsum, otherwise hardly irregular ; two small greyish spots 
on costa towards apex, and some grey clouding towards apex and 
upper I of termen : cilia light grey, sometimes obscurely barred 
darker, on tornus white. Hindwings light grey, darker towards 
apex, whitish-tinged towards base ; cilia wiiitish, a grey subbasal 
line. 

Ontario, Toronto, Muskoka, July, August (Parish); 12 ex. 
This may be regarded in America as capreana, from which however 
it is quite distinct. 

Argyroploce rlietorica, n. sp. 

J. 18 mm. Head, thorax pale ferrugiuous-ochreous mixed dark 
fuscous. Palpi grey, towards base whitish, terminal joint dark 
grey, tip whitish. Forewings dilated, termen nearly straight, little 
oblique; leaden-grey, irregularly mixed pale ferruginous-ochreous, 
some obscure dark fuscous stiigulse, especially on dorsal half; costa 
marked with small dark fuscous spots and pale ferruginous-ochreous 
strigulse ; markings blackish mixed ferruginous ; basal patch 
moderate, edge somewhat irregular, direct, with short broad trans- 
verse-oblong supramedian projection ; central fascia rather narrow, 
direct, slightly excurved, posterior edge with similar projection as 
in basal patch ; an erect irregular-conical spot before tornus ; an 
irregular oblique ferruginous streak across apex running into a 
ferruginous somewhat blackish-mixed streak along termen : cilia 
grey, obscurely barred darker, somewhat mixed ferruginous on basal 
third. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey, a darker subbasal shade. 

N.W. Persia, Enzcli, May {Capt. P. A. Buxton); 1 ex., Erit. Mus. 



kucosmid-t:. riol 

Ar^yroploce pertexta, n. sp. 

d" 5 . 18-22 mm, Head, palpi, thorax dark fuscous. Forewings 
dilated, termen straiglit, little oblique ; blackish, in 9 suffusedly 
mixed deej) ferruginous on apical area and slightly elsewhere; 
numerous oblique irrei^ular series of small violet-leaden spots and 
marks, upper half of central fascia defined bj' being free from 
those: cilia dai'k leaden-grey, with some whitish specks, basal half 
5 mixed ferruginous. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey, a darker 
subbasal shade. 

SlKKiM, Darjiliiig (Fletcher) ; 2 ex. 

Pammene quercivora, n. sp. 

2 . 8-9 mm. Head, thorax dark violet-fuscous, face and palpi 
ochreous-whitish. Eorewings dilated, termen nearly straight, 
obli(pie ; 7 to costa ; dark fuscous ; basal area suffused violet- 
leaden ; a rather strongly excurved median fascia formed of two 
subcontluent pairs of nearly coalesced violet-leaden striae, terminated 
on costa by two pairs of whitish strigulie ; beyond this a group of 
five white costal stiigulae, from which an excurved viokt-leaden 
streak runs to tornus : cilia light leaden-grey, Hindwings 3 and 4- 
stalked; dark fuscous; cilia grey, a dark fuscous basal line. 

Assam, Shillong, 5000 feet, July, bred from larvae on leaves of 
Qmrcus Griffithi [Fletcher) • 2 ex. 

Laspeyresia capparidana Zell. 

BioNGAL, Pusa (Fletcher); 2 c? , l>red September from larva3 
boring top .shoots " baguali " {Capparis sp.)&ve very small (7 mm.) 
and dark, without the usual whitish-ochreous suffusion of fore- 
wings, hindwings dark with ba^al fifth whitish ; 2 taken February 
are larger (8-10 mm.), the whitish-ochreous streaks and sutiusion 
well-developed, but with basal half of hindwings white (not grey as 
in European examples). I am unable to discover other distinctions, 
and am disposed to regard all those at present as belonging to one 
variable species, perhaps susceptible to climatic and seasonal 
iiitluences, and to the effect of nourishment on different species of 
Cupi>aris. 

Laspeyresia leptogramma Meyr. 
Madras, Madura, October (Maxivell) . Described from S. Africa. 

Laspeyresia heteropa, n. sp. 

J . 11mm. Head, palpi, thorax grey speckled whitish. Fore- 
wiugs slightly dilated, costa slightly arched, termen faintly sinuate, 
somewhat oblique ; grey closely speckled whitish ; costa dark 
fuscous with paired strigulse of whitish irroration ; basal patch 
somewhat mixed fuscous and dark fuscous, edge irregular, angulated 
in middle ; central fascia oblique, irregular-edged, fuscous speckled 
whitish ; posterior margin of ocellus silvery, preceded by four linear 



S52 nxnxiC MICROLKPIDOrrKHA. 

black dots : cili;i s^rey, rows of -uhitish points, lliiidwiiigs liglit 
prey, thinly scald anteriorly ; an undefined tornal blotch of 
ochreous-whitish suffusion, followed on termen by a roundish 
blotch of dark fuscous suffusion ; cilia whitish-grey, a grey subbasal 
lino. 

Bkngal, Pusa, May, bred from pupa in rolled leaf {Fletcher) ; 
C. India, Dehra Dun, bred from shoots of Butea {Lcyutuiuosie) 
( Beeson) ; 2 ex, 

Laspeyresia malesana, n. sp. 

S 2 . 15-17 mm. Head pale brownish-ochreous, f;ice and palpi 
ochreous-whitish. Thorax whitish-ochreous irrorated light grey. 
Abdomen S blackish, 3 last segments partially grey, anal tuft 
whitish-ochroous, a whitish htiirpencil from each side of basal 
segment, $ greyish-ochreous. Posterior tibioe stout, dilated with 
I'oiigh scales beneath. Forewings somewhat dilated, costa hardly 
arched, termen slightly rounded, somewhat oblique ; whitish- 
ochreous, bises of scales light grey ; costa obli(iuely strigulated 
blackish-grey irroration ; some faint pale violet-leaden marks 
beneath these posteriorly, and a striga from | of costa to termen 
beneath apex ; posterior margin of ocellus indistinct, violet-silvery, 
])receded by three small black dots : cilia whitish-ochreous, rows of 
blackish-grey points. Hindwings S grey, some black speckling 
along dorsum, § dark grey; cilia grey-whitish, a grey basal line. 
Forewings S benealh with some black suffusion towards base of 
upper margin of cell. Hindwings S beneath with some black 
speckling towards anterior half of costa. 

Madras, Coimbatore, March, September, bred from larvaj in 
pods Farkinsonia [Leguminosce) {L'letcher) ; 3 ex. Also a small 
(11 mm.) and paler J, but with same sexual characters, bred from 
pods Cassia coi-i/mbosa ; and a $ from pods Cassia auriculata , 
Bombay {Beeson). 

Laspeyresia perfricta, n, sp. 
5 . 13-14 mm. Head, thorax light fuscous, face and palpi 
whitish. Forewings suboblong, costa gently arched, termen slightly 
sinuate, little oblique ; light lilac-fuscous, irregularlj^ mixed fuscous 
except towards costa anteriorly, more ochreous-tinged towards 
apex; posterior half of costa with small dark fuscous marks 
alternating with faint obscure pale paired strigula) ; two very 
oblicjue violet or leaden-blue strigoe from costa posteriorly, and 
some marks of blackish irroration before and between these; area 
towards tornus more or less striated longitudinally violet ; lateral 
margins of ocellus obscurely violet, posterior preceded by two or 
three small obscure dots of blackish irroration : cilia ochreous- 
fuscous, outer half paler with whitish reflections. Hindwings dark 
fuscous, lighter anteriorly ; cilia grey-whitish, a dark fuscous sub- 
basal line. 

Bengal, Pusa, August, September, bred from larvae boring top 
shoots Fonyamia ylabra {Leyuminosce) {Fletcher) ; 4 ex. 




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Laspeyresia pycnochra, n. sp. 
5 . 13 mm. Head, thorax ochreous, lower part of face and palpi 
whitish-ochreous. Forewiiigs moderate, costa slightly arched, 
tormeii sliglitly rounded, somewhat oblicjue; ochreuus, with faint 
violet retlections, faintly I'uscous-sjninkled in disc ; costa i)Osteriorly 
with faint pale striguUe, and two very oblique obscure blue leaden 
stri<,'[e and a praeapical mark ; posterior margin of ocellus faintly 
buden, preceded by three black linear dots: cilia ochreous, faintly 
fuse )Us-sprinklod. llindwings grey, becoming dark grey posteriorly; 
cilia pale grey, a faint darker subbasal line. 

Madras, Coinibatore, March, bred from larva in pod Sesbania 
(jrandijtora {Lejuminoscc) {Fletcher) ; 1 ex. 

Laspeyresia mamertina, n. sp. 

2 . 10 mm. Head violet-grey, face and palpi whitish-ochreons. 
Thorax blue-blackish. Forewings dilated, costa gently arched, 
lorinen slightly sinuate just beneath apex, next somewhat prominent 
beyond it, then rather oblique ; dark violet-blne-luscous, somewhat 
]);de-speckled, costa with groups of very fine indistinct stria) of 
whitish speckling ; apical area dark fuscous, with very oblique daik 
blue striga from costa; a moderate black dot before termen in 
middle, one minute black dot above and two below it: cilia grey 
with silvery-blue reflections. Hindwings dark fuscous; cilia grey, 
a dnrk fuscous basal line. 

l^uNGAt,, Pusa, March, bred from larva on leaf of Lorantlias 
{^LoriuUhacece) (Fletcher) ; 1 ex. 

TlNElDiE. 

Mesoplienia salsa, n. sp. 

J. 19 mm. Head, thorax whitish. Palpi wh.le, second joint 
with dark grey streak above. Forewings ratiier narrow, termen 
very ol)Iiquel}' rounded ; 7 separate, to costa ; grey snffusedly mixed 
white : a streak of white suffusion rather above middle from base 
to a small dark grey angular spot on end of cell : cilia grey, suffused 
white on costa and a median patch on termen. Hindwings ,"> and 
stalked, 6 to costa ; light grey, tinged ochreous and suffused 
ochreous-whitish towards base, along termen tinged violet : cilia 
grey-whitish. 

Queensland, Brisbane [Dodd) ; 1 ex., Wals. Coll. (7S4-I). 



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XYLOSCOPA, I . g. 

Head densely rough-haired; ocelli posterior; tongue rudinientai-y. 
Antennae |, basal joint flattened and somewhat excavated beneatli, 
with slight pecten. Labial palpi moderate, porrected, with 
appressed scales, slightly roughened anteriorly, second joint with 2 
or ;5 short apical bristles, terminal joint shorter than second, obtuse. 
Maxillary palpi several-jointed, folded, filiform. Posterior tibia; 

yojj. 11.— Dtcender l\)20. 2 .v 



354 EXOTIC MTCKOLEPIDOPTEUA. 

clothed with hairs above and beneath. Forewings with groups of 
raised scales ; 2 from near angle, 6 and 7 stalked, 7 to costa, 11 
from before middle. Hindwings nearly 1, ovate-lanceolate, cilia 1 ; 
3 and 4 connate, cell open between 4 and 5, 5 and 6 stalked, 6 to 
apex, 7 separate. 

Probably allied to Brimylastis. 

Xyloscopa heterocrossa, n. sp. 

$ . 10 mm. Head white, frontal and occipital bars tinged grey. 
Palpi whitish irrorated grey, a dark fuscous external streak. 
Thorax white, a light brownish spot on shoulders. Forewings 
rather narrow, costa gently arched, apex pointed, tcrmen very 
obliquely rounded ; white, slightly spotted here and there light 
brownish ; some irregular light brownish markings towards base ; 
a blackish mark on costa at ^; a transverse blotch of black irroration 
suffused light brownish from costa before middle, connected by a 
light brownish streak with middle of dorsum ; some light brownish 
markings in disc posteriorly and on costa towards apex ; an irregular 
line of dark grey and blackish scales along tcrmen, somewhat 
expanded at tornus, edged anteriorly by a light brownish streak : 
cilia rather dark gre)' speckled whitish, with some black points. 
Hindwings light greyish ; cilia whitish-grej'. 

C. India, Gorakhpur, Februar}', bred from log of Buchanania 
latlfolia [Beeson) ; 1 ex. 

Hypoplirictis plana, n. sp. 

S . 12 mm. Head light greyish-ochreous. Palpi pale greyish- 
ochreous, second joint irrorated fuscous, apex whitish. Thorax 
pale greyish, anteriorly suffused grey. Forewings elongate, costa 
gently arched, apex rounded, termeu obliquely rounded ; very pale 
ochreous-greyish, with scattered grey scales ; costa somewhat 
su.ffused grey towards base ; small fuscous spots on costa beyond 
middle and at | : cilia whitish-ochreous, a median line of fuscous 
points, Hindwings whitish-grey ; cilia whitish-ochreous. 

Brngat., Pusa, November, bred from case-bearing larva on trunk 
of Mangifera {Fletcher) ; 1 ex. 

Tinea demiurga, n, sp. 

c? $ . 13-15 mm. Head brown. Palpi dark fuscous, tip pale 
greyish-ochreous. Antennae |, grey. Thorax light fuscous. Fore- 
wings rather narrow, termen very obliquely rounded ; light fuscous, 
suffusedly sprinkled darker fuscous ; plical and second discal 
stigmata forming small round cloudy dark fuscous spots : cilia 
light fuscous, paler towards tips, base slightly sprinkled darker. 
Hindwings pale brassy-grej' ; cilia pale grey. 

Assam, Shillong, 5000 feet, Juno {Fletcher) ; 2 ex. 

Tinea incredibilis, n. sp. 

S 2 . 9-11 ram. Head yellow-ochreous, face ferruginous- 
brownish. Palpi whitish. Thorax dark fuscous. Abdomen grey. 



TINEIUJE. 355 

<S valv33 moderaio, Forcwings palo ocliroous, bases of scales more 
or less tinged pale fuscous; a suffused dark fuscous costal streak 
from base to middle ; a deep fuscous-purple terminal fascia 
occupying about | of wing, edgoratlier iuwards-obliijue from costa: 
cilia bronzy- puri)lisb, four dark fuscous lines followed by series of 
]»ale points. lliudwiugs ovate-lanceolate, pointed, ratlier dark 
purple-grt^y ; cilia grey. 

N.S. Walks, Sydney ; Victoria, Melbourne ; October, November, 
5 ex. Hitberto confused under nevtarea, to wbich it is extremely 
similar, yet at once distinguiNlied by tbe dark thorax ; moreover in 
nectarea the bindwiugs aro mucb broader, elongate-ovate, apex 
obtuse, hairs of crown ochreous-wbitisb, S valvie much larger, 
with ocbreous-whitish anal tuft. The Sydney and Melbourne 
localities must be deleted from my account of nectarea, and tbe 
specimens bred from pupal cases on stems of Acacia, as there 
recorded, weie tbe present species and not nectarea; they were 
found near Melbourne. Tlie true nectarea is however widely and 
})robably generally distributed tlnougb tbe southern half of 
A ustralia. 

Tinea abathra, n. sp. 

(J. 13mm. Head pale oebreous-ycllow. Palpi grey. Antennoo 
over 1, grey. Thorax dark purple-fust-ous. Abdumen fuseous. 
Forewings short, posteriorly dilated ; light ocbreous-yellow ; base 
of costa fuscous ; a line suffused purplisb-fuscous streak along 
termen : cilia rather dark pur|)lisli-fuscous speckled whitish points, 
llindwings bronzy, suffused purple towards termen ; cilia grey. 

(iuEENSLAND, iirisbaue, October (Dodd); 2 ex. Differs from 
iaJantias by unusually short wings and absence of dark base. 
Type Wals. Coll. {2'6dl\)). 

Oxylycbna euryzona, n. sp. 

5 . G mm. Head, thorax yellow-whitish, Khoulders narrowly 
dark fuscous, i'alpi wbitisb, a daik lusccus lateral streak. Fore- 
wings lanceolate ; yellowish-white; a dark fuscous transverse band 
extending from near base to |-, anterior edge irregular, j'oslerior 
nearly direct, containing some small tufts near doisum, mixed grey 
towards costa; an irregular blackish- grey costal streak fiom just 
beyond this to | ; a ^aiboblong dark fuscous blotcb extending along 
termen from before tornus to costa, enclosing just within anterior 
edge two very small transversely placed whitish tufts in disc : cilia 
grey speckled blackish, llindwings and cilia grey. 

Bengal, Suuderbans, March, bred from Hcritiera Jotnes {Btcnoii) ; 
1 ex. 

V HyLADAULi,n. g. 

Head roughly haired; ocelli posterior; tongue obsolete. An- 
tennae j-, joints closely set, in cT ciliated, basal joint nioJerate, 
loosely scaled, without peeten. Labial palpi moderately long, 



356 EXOTIC MICnOLEPIDOPTERA. 

curved, siibascondiiip;, slender, second joint with some apical 
bristles, terrainal shorter, pointed. Maxillary palpi obsolete. 
Posterior tibia3 clothed with long fine hairs above. Forewings 1 h 
furcate, 2 from near angle, 7 and 8 approximated or stalked, 7 to 
costa, 9 absent, 11 from before middle. Hiudwings under 1, 
lanceolate, cilia nearly 2 ; 2-7 jiarallel. 
Belongs to the Coniastis group. 

Hyladaula perniciosa, n. sp. 

J. 10-11 mm. Head white, face and palpi dark fascons. 
Thorax grey-whitish, greyer towards sides, shoulders dark grey. 
Forewings rather narrow, costa moderately arched, apex pointed, 
termen extremely obliquely rounded; pale grey very finely 
speckled whitish, tinged whitish-ochreous here and there in disc ; 
an irregular suffused dark fuscous streak along costa from base to 
near a[)ex ; some irregular fuscous suffusion beneath this towards 
end of cell, and tips of scales on posteiior half of wing microscopi- 
cally dark-freckled : cilia whitish-grey, minutely speckled blackish, 
Hindwings gi'ey ; cilia whitish-grey. 

Bengal, Sunderbans, April, bred from Heritiera fomcs (Beeson) • 
4 ex. 

Ardiosteres tetrazona, n. sp. 

c? . 17 mm. Head palo ochreous. Palpi ochreous-\^hitish, 
basal half dark fuscous. Antennae not dentate, fascicuLite- 
ciliated (2). Thorax ochreous-whitish, mixed dark fuscous, 
anterior third dark fuscous. Forewings dilated, costa gently 
arched, apex rounded-obtuse, termen rounded, rather oblique ; 
7 absent; whitish; four rather narrow dark fuscous irregular- 
edged transverse fasciae, between these are three small 
spots or marks on costa and irregular transverse series of 
strigulae ; fii"st fascia basal, second from ^ of costa to middle of 
dorsum, third from | of costa to tornus, fourth from costa before 
apex to middle of termen : cilia whitish-ochreous barred fuscous. 
Hindwings fuscous ; cilia whitish-ochreous. 

QuKEJ^sLAND, Brisbane {Dodd) ; 1 ex., Wals. Coll. (7826). 

Narycia educta, n. sp. 

9 . 16 mm. Head, palpi grey-whitish. Thorax rather dark 
fuscous. Forewings elongate, costa gently arched, apex obtuse, 
termen very obliquely rounded; 7 and 8 stalked; fuscous, 
sufi iisedly irrorated dax'k fuscous : cilia fuscous. Hindwings rather 
dark fuscous, faintly purplish ; cilia fuscous. 

QuKENSLAND, Brisbane, September, October, 2 ex. (1 in Wals. 
Coll.). 

Narycia strepsidoma, n. sp. 

5 . 18 mm. Head ochrcous-yellowish, face fuscous. Palpi 
fuscous, tii)S of joints whitish. Thorax dark fuscous, posteriorly 



TINKlD.Ti;. LTONKTIAD.Ti;. 357 

whitish-sprinkled. Abdomen dark fuscous, anul tuft light yellowish. 
Forewiiigs elongate, cost a g'.^ntly arched, termeii rounded, rather 
strongly oblicjue ; 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to termon ; ochreous-whitish ; 
markings dark j)urplish-fu8Cous ; an elongate spot on base of costa, 
a transverse spot on dorsum at |, and some transverse strigulation 
on basal fourth ; a moderate slightly curved fascia from ^ of costa 
to middle of dorsum, a similar fascia beyond middle, and a trans- 
verse series of striguhie between them ; beyond these two thick 
irregular transverse streaks confluent in disc, a transverse mark 
from costa before apex, au irregular streak along termen, and some 
slight reticulation connecting these ; cilia fuscous. Hindwin^s -i 
and 5 stalked ; dark fuscnus ; cilia fuscous. 

QcFEKNSLANu, Brisbane {Dodd), bred from a larval case 9 mm. 
long, forming an irregularly four-sided spiral, gradually narrowed 
from mouth, each side formed of short segments of hollow twigs 
placed transversely ; 1 ex., Wals. Coll. (7(52(3). 

Narycia arctodes, n. sp. 

c5'. 11-12 mm. Head, palpi fuscous, crou^n yellow-whitish. 
Thorax dark fuscous. Eorowings elongate, rather dilated, termen 
slightly rounded, oblique ; 7 and 8 stalked; dark fuscous; obscure 
whitish-grey fasciate streaks from dorsum in middle and before 
tornus, reaching half across wing : cilia greyish, sometimes a 
darker basal line. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Victoria, Gisborne, January to March {Lijell) ; 3 ex. 



LYONETIAD.E. 

Opostega subviolacea, n. sp. 

$ . 6 mm. Head pearl-whitish, frontal tuft ferruginous-brown. 
Antennae light grey, eyecaps whitish. Thorax whitish-violet-grev. 
Forewings lanceolate ; pale shining violet-grey; an oblique black 
line from costa at |, enlarged at extremity but hardly reaching 
tornus ; apical area beyond this somewhat darker ; a minute black 
apical dot: cilia grey- whitish. Hindwings pale grey ; cilia grey- 
whitish. 

EoiUJAY, Gujarat, Kharaghoda, August {Maxwell) ; 1 ex. 

Opostega velifera, n. sp. 

(S . 5 mm. Head, antennaj ochreous-whitish, frontal tuft dark 
fuscous. Thorax violet-fuscous. Forewings broad-lanceolate ; 
violet-fuscous, tips of scales pale, forming a fine indistinct trans- 
verse reticulation ; an irregular-edgeJ pale ochreoiis streak along 
costa from base to i, and an elongate spot beyond this : cilia 
whitish-ochreous. Hindwings pale greyish: cilia ochreous- 
whitish. 

Bombay, Surat, April {Maxwell) ; 1 ex. 



3o3 MXOTTO MTflROT.RITPOrTKKX. 

V Opostega pexa, n. sp. 

cS . C> mm. Crown, cyccaps whitish, face and foichond li.uht 
yollowisli, without rough hnirs. Forowings hroad-lanoeolilp ; 
shining white ; a minute bliick apical dot, in'oceded hy yollowisli 
tinge: cilia on costa whitish-ochrcous, with tine dark fuscous sub- 
hasal line and fainter ohliquo groy ])nstmedian lino convoking to 
apical dot, on tcrmcn white. Hindwings dark fuscous; cilia grey. 

Brazil, I'ara, July (Parish); 1 ex. Face and forehead ex- 
ceptionally small, and apparently nearly smooth. 

4 Opostega cretea, n. sp. 

c? 2 • 8-9 mm. Head, thorax white. Forewings hroad-laneeo- 
late, apex caudulate ; white ; an oblique dark grey spot from 
middle of dorsiim. not reaching half across wing; produced a]H'x 
dark grey, a minute black apical dot: cilia whitish, three oblique 
cloudy dark grey bars in costal cilia and two in terminal convergiiig 
to apical dot. Hindwings dark grey ; cilia grey. 

Onxakio, L. Muskoka, July, August (Parish) ; 6 ex. 

J Opostega scioterma, n. sp. 

5 . 9 mm. Head, thorax white. Forewings bro;id-lanceolato, 
apex somewhat produced ; whitish, tinged grey posteriorly : cloudy 
^rev suboblique spots on costa beyond middle and dorsum in middle, 
nearly meeting ; a cloudy grey fascia extending round ])osterior 
fourth of costa and termen ; a minute black apical dot: cilia pale 
greyish, on costa and termen with rather dark grey basal shades, 
and oblique converging costal bar. Hindwings and cilia grey. 

Ontaeio, Toronto, June (Parish) ; 1 ex. 

Leucoptera chrysoxantha, n. sp. 

c? . 5 mm. Head white, a pale ochreous tuft on back of crown. 
Thorax shilling white. Forewings lanceolate ; shining white; an 
ochreous-yellow apical patch limited by a dark fuscous slightly 
irregular line from beyond middle of costa to dorsum before tornus, 
containing a small white costal spot edged dark fuscous, and a 
roundish golden-metallic tornal spot laterally edged black: cilia 
whitish- grey, above apex white with two converging dL'vk fuscous 
bars. Hindwings grey ; cilia grey-whitish. 

Bombay, Ahmedabad, December (Maxivell) ; 1 ex. 

Lyoiietia calycopis, u. sp. 

(5 . 6 mm. Head, thorax white, crown smooth. Forewings 
very narrow, long-pointed; shining white; faint infuscation 
forming a streak beneath costa from before middle to |, enlarged 
anteriorly, a streak from before tornus to near costa before apex, 
and a short parallel line between this and termen ; a large oval 
black apical dot : cilia white, short converging blackish marks in 
costal and terminal cilia just before apical dot but not reaching it, 



LTONETIAD-Ti). 359 

projocHn;» gvoy hooks from ajtical dot beyond and beneath it. 
Hindwinji^s and cilia violet-white. 

CooRG, Sidapur, April {Fletcher) • 1 ex. 

Phyllocnistis hagnopa, n. sp. 

J . 4 mm. Head, thorax silvery-whitish. Forewings lanceolate, 
apex caudate ; shining whitish ; grej' subcostal and median linos 
from base to near middle, space between these pale brassy-yellow 
on i)osterior half ; a grey almost direct strigulafrom middle of costa 
reaching half across wing ; a straight transverse dai'k grey line at 
■^, somewhat inwards-oblique from costa; apical area beyond this 
wholly suffused pale yellowish ; an oval black apical dot : cilia 
wliitish, three parallel somewhat oblique dark grey bars on costa, 
third terminating in apical dot, two others projecting and diverging 
from apical dot, one beneath it in a line with the one above, and 
one from dot curved round to tornus, within this suiFused pale 
yellowish. Hind wings and cilia Avhite. 

Madevs, Coimbatore, July, bred from larva mining leaf of 
Ailanthus [Simaruhacece) {Fletcher) ; 1 ex. 

Bucculatrix diacapna, u. sp. 

(S . 7 mm. Head whitish. Antennae whitish ringed dark 
fuscous. Tliorax, abdomen dark fuscous, anal tuft whitish. Fore- 
wings lanceolate ; whitish closely iriorated dark fuscous ; cloudy 
whitish spots on costa before middle, on dorsum obliquely before 
this, and on dorsum before tornus ; a cloudy oblique whitisJA streak 
from costa at | not reaching termen ; costal and dorsal areas between 
these markings, and apical area more sufFusedly irrorated blackish- 
fuscous : cilia pale grey, round apes and Tipper part of termen on 
basal half whitish sprinkled black points. Hindwings and cilia 
light grey. 

N.W. JPkrsia, Enzeli, May {Buxton) ; 1 ex., Brit. Mus. 

Bucculatrix univoca Mcyr. 

4 ex. bred in November from larvae mining leaves of Tpomoea 
reptans {Fletcher). In well-marked specimens the plical and 
second discal stigmata are perceptible as small dark dots, former in 
middle, latter towards apex. 



/ 



Philonome spectata, n. sp. 

<S . 5 mm. Head and eyecaps white, tuft ochreous-brown. 
Thorax ochreous-brown, outer part of patagia white. Forewings 
lanceolate, apex produced ; ochreous-brown ; a broad shining white 
costal streak from base almost to apex, lower edge bisinuate and 
marked with some black scales, costal edge with three pale ochreous 
elongate marks : cilia pale greyish, beneath a])ex with an ochreous- 
brown patch slightly dark-sprinkled, on costa whitish-ochreous. 
Hindwings and cilia ochreous-grcy-whitish. 

Brazil, Para, July (Parish) ; 1 ex. 



r'>()0 EXOTIC MICROLRPrDOPTKRV. 

Opogona xanthocrita Mcjr. 

C. Inpta, Siwnliks, bred from logs of SJiorea, Bombax (Bceso7i), 
and sugarcnno {Fhtcher). 

Opo3:ona caryospila, n. sp. 

5 . 12 mm. Head brown, fillet and face brassj^-whitish. Thorax 
light yellow, shoulders narrowly dai'k fuscous. Eorewings elongato- 
laiiceolate, acute; light yellow; a slender dark fuscous streak 
along basil seventh of costa ; a rather inwards-ol)li(]ue sliglitly 
curved line from beyond middle of costa to dorsum formed by 
scattered dark fuscous scales and blue suffusion, wing beyond this 
wholly fuscous, including a small irregular dark fulvons-browa spot 
above tornus, with a few blue scales : cilia light greyish-ochreous. 
Hind wings grey; cilia greyish-ochreous. 

Queensland, Brisbane, October {Dodd); 1 ex., Wals. Coll. 
(23857J. 

Opogona choleropis, n. sp. 

cJ . 9 mm. Head, thorax yellowish-grey, face whitish. Foro- 
wings naiTiiw-lanceolato, acute; pale greyish-oclireous : a dark 
purplisli-groy apical patch occupying slightly more than lialf wing, 
edged anteriorly by a nearly direct somewhat irregnlar blackish 
line : cilia dark grey, a whitish-ochreous spot in costal cilia towards 
apex. Hindwings and cilia dark grey. 

$.10 mm. Head fuscous, fillet bronzy, face shining whitish- 
ochreous. Thorax greenish-fuscous. Forewings dark fuscous, 
faintly pur^dish ; basal half mixed liglit dull olive-greenisli ; 
suffused pale olive-greenish triangular spots on costa before middle 
and at | : cilia fuseous, towards base mixed dark fuscous, a pale 
greenish-ochreous patch on posterior costal spot. 

Andamans, Port Blair, March, April, bred from logs of Termlnalid 
hicduta {Befson); 2 ex. 

/ Opogona rliynchacma, n. sp. 

c? . 9 mm. Head, thorax pale ochrcous-ycllow, face and fillet 
shining whitish-ochreous, front of crown dark fuscous, a large 
expansible tuft of yellow-ochreoas scales on each side of head 
beneath oye. Palpi ochrcous-whitish, second joint with a black 
streak above. Forewings elongate-lanceolate, apex produced ; pale 
ochrcous-yellow ; basal third of costa finely dark fuscous ; a slender 
orescentic dark fuscous streak along ternicn, upper half edged above 
by a fine black line ; some black scales on costal edge towards apex ; 
a black apical dot: cilia whitish-grey, on costa white. Hindwings 
and cilia light grey. 

Brazil, Parintins, October [Parish) ; 1 ex. 

Opogona amblyxena, u..sp. 

c? 2 . 7-8 mm. Head, thorax violet-fuscous, face shining white. 
Palpi white, a dark fuscous line on basal i of second joint. Fore- 
wings narrow, apex obtuse, termen very obliquely rounded ; glossy 



t-yonctiad.t:. o/>-, 

obi 



och.eous-yellowish c f whrh^'^' T'^^ '^^e within %hii 
apex, beneath tornus pab ^Te^ ' H hn .^^^^«°"r>'^"«^'i«h ronn-l 
pointed than usual inCuf- La, v J ''''^''-r"'^ ^^^^^^^ ^-^"^ less 

Fm, Cuvu, October (Z;,nS"^?^:'^'^^^^^ 
^ cry like c7^/omn,m from Inda To 'Ji f ' ) /^-t ^" ^''i^^- ^"«- 
of forewiugs and hindwin^ i f 'J/f '"°^^^^'^;^% ^^^fferent i„ shape 
mna^mgs, in chloracma both acutely pointed. 

Hieroxestis conjurata, n. sp. 

Pal?/ i^S, tS^L^t^:^^^.'" ?-^--3-whi,ish. 

nscous, posterior extremity paTe yellow ^F* ■ ^^"'"'^ '^'"'^ 

anceolate, apex produced, acute • ye low- ,^"'^T'"^f ^^^".^'ate- 

uscous streak extending along- nearly WnT ]^fX "^^^S'^^^aped dark 

inwards-oblique nearly straight irroitT, ^^'Y '"'^^^ '" ^ ^^'^htJy 

scales from iiddle ot^osta to doS fo ]"' " f "'^^^^'^ ^^^^^ki.l{ 

P-Ple and deep blue suLTou ZZ [fZl\\^ TV""'^^^^^^^^^ 

somewhatlighter-saifusedtowai;is costa at 3 r' f"''^ ^"■°^^"' 

costa towards | light yellowish, ilia 1 n4 futco 1 •'' "l T""' ■ '" 

Hieroxestis iolychua, n. sp. 

Pal|^wbftli', Semftrda'rLlr^A't^ ^^' '^'^ ^''^'-^- 
joint large, dark fuscoL. Thorax daVk /'*'"" "° ""^'"''^^ ^^«al 
pale yellow. Forewiugs narrow-hncpo^.f '"'' P^'^^^'^^^ ^hird 

pale yellow ; a rather tlick short nZtedd' ?7 "'"'"^^ ^^'^^^^^^ ^ 
basal fourth of costa; a dark ^0^- ^^ ^"''""' ^^^'^^^^^^ «l«"fe' 
of wing, ar.terior edge dirlt Xr^t "T^^"'^ ""^'^^'^^ ^--^^ 
narrow fascia of i.tente violet blue no ''7^"^'^', -'''''^'^ ^'^"i a 
with a yiolet-b!ue dottoward ap " cilia chr/rn"'^' "^^"'"^' ■''-^ 
and ciha (lark fuscous ' ^^^" ^'ark iuscous. Hindwi)i"-s 

! '?<?^*o,0; 4 ex. ^ ' ^'°'" ^°-« '^^''^''^^ and Tcr,nina/ia 

Synnympha perfrenis, n. sj, 

^ ': ^^^^'^iin^t;;;:!!;;' :^;;nj^^^- forewiugs ra.her 

- h, becoming graduali; p le Ji/^^^'f ^'^^^ /^^"'^^l^cl; vu,lct- 

■-r transverse fuscous line ., fir ^ posLeriorly ,. at al.out -? a 

t'lackish apicaT ot cil a whV-7 r'^"?^^'^J"^ ^'"^^ ^-«ta ; 

- i'^J^t grey, a tub trdajf fuT 'f "'^'"^ ^^ ^^'^ 
,^'s missing.) ^ '*'^' ^"«^'""« Jme rouud apex. 

i^underbans, Anril hro.i /• 
--;;2ex. ^^''' ''''^^ from i/cnVi.m nunor 



0(52 KXOTIC MIOROLKPTDOrTRTlA. 

J ErecMMas zebrina Butl.' 
I^,vKBABOB, bred from nests of the wasp Voii.U^ anmclaris {Ballou). 

^ CATALECTIS, n. g. ^ 

Headrongh-haired; ocelli posterior; tongue obsolete AntennrD^, 

pressed, -™-'- /°»t/: f '^ V et n^^wU ape. .low,/- 
palpi several-jointed, toldecl, scaiea. ^'^^'^J " ^^ ^ 

turned, 2 from angle 4 absen , D and 6 out of 7,7 ;« ^^J^f ' ^^^ ^ 

7 approximated. 
Near Phthinocola. 

Catalectis pharetropa, n. sp. 
o Q nim Head white. Talpi white, second joint dark 

„e„t 3. Forewings ""7''-. '«'"^"/''''^'^:'\°^ ; ri Alcd dark 
reddish-brown, irregularly i™™<?a ^ y/^jt,^ cloudy dark 
T'-l Urll "'^nrlf: :^ ddl : : Waciil el„nga.e^blotch 
=;^r:i:4lora\o. beyond middle to I. ane;^..t,^^ 

:;--r.Klatrbti:"lwu^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

"1.:fLl?KayXr"-'0i 1 e..,poorlH.tdisti„=t(Bri.M„s.). 

y PONTODRYAS, n. g. 
Head rough-haired; 0-1" l-^r-n ton?- "l;-!';- . ^'X'lTaf; 

t'::aSl^rurin:r^an;eco„dwi,blo„gvroje^^^^^^^ 

7 approximated. 
Near Decadarchis. 

Pontodryas loxosema, n. sp. 
5 . 11 .™ . Head o^^r^;;^^^^^:^:^:^: ^oS 

ir"'ihiSv::ir;rruinr-i>--"«>''"-- ^ -»--- 



T.YONKTIAD^. 303 

median bar of whitisli snfTusion on hack. Forewinofs rathor narrow, 
f ornion cxtremnly obliqiiclj' rounded ; brown, darker ])ostcriorly, 
costal edge dark fuscous; white streaks from dorsum at base and 4, 
unit ing in a spot on costa at | ; a short very obli(iue white strigula 
from costa before middle; two very ol)lique fine white strigse from costa 
before middle, first becoming yellow-ochrcous posteriorly, both 
terminated at a white bar in costal cilia before apex ; a rather thick 
white slightly upcurved streak from fold beyond its middle to middle 
of first striga : a small round dark fuscous apical spot : cilia whitish, 
basal third suffused brown mixed dark fuscous, a dark fuscous 
snbapical shade. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey. 

Fltf, Lautoka, in the mountains, April {Greenwood) ; 1 ex. 
(Ih-it. Mus.). 

/ DIACHALA.STIS,n. g. 

Head densely rough-haired ; ocelli posterior ; tongue obsolete. 
Antennce |, in S simple, basal joint rather stout, without pecten. 
Labial palpi moderately long, porrected, second joint rough-scaled 
towards apex above and beneath, terminal joint as long as second, 
thickenod with scales and transversely compressed, obtuse. 
]\raxillary palpi several-jointed, folded, loosely scaled. Posterior 
tiliifE with long fine hairs above and beneath. ForcAvings 2 from 
angle, 7 to costa, 11 frora^towards base. Hindwings 1, elongate- 
ovate, cilia I ; 2 from middle of cell, 3 absent, cell open between 4 
and 5, 5 and 6 short-stalked, 6 almost to apex, 7 rather approxi- 
mated. 

Allied to Hectacma. 

Diachalastis tetraglossa, n. sp. 

(S . 8 mm. Head, palpi white. Antennte whitish, on apical | 
three dark fuscous bands and a ring beneath uppermost. Thorax 
ochreous, patagia whitish towards apex. Forewings elongate, 
termen very obliquely rounded ; ochreous ; an inwards-oblique streak 
of whitish suffusion crossing disc before middle ; a very fine dark 
fuscous marginal line round posterior half of costa and upper part 
of termen, cut by two extremely oblique fine white striguke towards 
f ; an indistinct transverse streak of M'hitish suffusion at i, marked 
with four irregular small longitudinal grey dashes : cilia whitish- 
ocbreous, round apex a fine fuscous subbasal line. Hindwings 
light grcj' ; cilia whitish-grey. 

Fiji, l.autoka, January (Greemvood) ; 1 ex. (Brit. Mus.). 

Hectacma placens, n. sp. 

d! . 10 mm. Head, palpi, thorax white. Forewings rather narrow, 
termen very obliquely ronnded ; yellow-ochreous ; three suffused white 
fascia? angulatedin middle, towards costa blackish-edged, first basal, 
third median ; a fourth fascia indicated bj^ undefined suffusion on 
costa and tornus and a transverse mark in disc ; a fifth fascia across 



3fi4 EXOTIC MTCROLEPIDDPTERA. 

apex on coslal half, limited beneath by a fine dark fuscous longi- 
tudinal lino from transverse mark, but sending a short rino white 
streak along upper part of tornien : cilia light yellow-ochreous, with 
bars of white suffusion above and below apex. Hindwings light 
grey; cilia whitish. 

QuEKNSLAND, Brisbane, A.ugust(Z)of?(/); 1 ex., Wals. Coll. (23-119). 

Plemyristis oenochares, n. sp, 

c? 2 . 12-17 mm. Head, palpi dark fuscous, maxillary ])al])i 
rough-scaled. Antennae almost 1. Thorax deep purple mixed 
blackish. Forewings narrow, apex pointed, upturned, termeu 
extremel}' obliquely rounded ; ashy-purple suffusedly irrorated dark 
fuscous or blackish, tending to form blackish streaks along fold and 
in median portion of disc ; a large blackish subdorsal tuft beyond 
middle of dorsum and smaller ones before and beyond tornus; 
usually an ochveous dot in disc at 4, preceded by a tuft of scales : 
cilia grey tinged violet, and irrorated dark fuscous. Hindwings 
and cilia grey. 

Nigeria, Ibadan, March, bred from dry cacao pods {Pomeroy) ; 
Natal, Durban {Jayise)\ 6 ex. Type in Brit. Mus. Decadarchis 
tninu^cida was bred from same pods, but this latter is a general 
feeder on dry vegetable matter. 

(ECOPHORlDiE. 

Macrobathra synacta, n. sp. 

cJ . 13 ram. Head ochreous-whitish. Palpi ochreous-whitish, 
extreme base and anterior edge near tip black. Thorax pur]>le- 
blackish. Abdomen ochreous-yellowish. Forewings dark purplish- 
fuscous ; a moderately broad ochreous-whitish fascia at |, somewhat 
narrowed towards costa ; triangular ochreous- white spots from costa 
at I and dorsum before tornus just touching at tips : cilia dark 
fuscous, on spots ochreous-whitish. Hindwings light grey, basal |- 
saffused whitish-yellowish ; cilia whitish-yellowish suffused pale 
grey except round tornus and dorsum. 

South Australia, Yatala, April; 1 ex, (Coll. Lower). Near 
aliernatella. 

Macrobathra opposita, n. sp. 

S . 15 mm. Head black, face ochreous-white. Palpi ochreous- 
whitish, terminal joint slightly sprinkled dark fuscous. Thorax 
ochreous-white, anterior margin and posterior extremity black. 
Abdomen pale yellow-ochreous, apical half sprinkled fuscous. 
Forewings blackish-fuscous; markings ochreous-white; subquad- 
rate costal spots at |, middle, and towards apex ; a transverse 
blotch from dorsum at }, directed towards first costal spot but not 
reaching it ; a subquadrate spot before tornus : cilia dark grey 
mixed blackish towards base, beneath tornus ochreous-whitish. 
Hindwings ratlier dark grey ; cilia light grey. 

Queensland, Toowoomba (lUeel-); 1 ex., Wals. Coll. (17218). 



(ECOrHORIDiE. 



365 



Promalactis sponsalis, n. sp. 

cT. n mm. Head, thorax rather dark fuscous, slightly pale- 
spriukled, face grey. Palpi whitish, irrorated dark fuscous except 
tip. Antennae dark fuscous dotted white, ciliations 1^. Forewings 
elougate-lauceolate ; light ochreous-yellow ; markings dark brown 
sprinkled pale and blackish, slightly whitish-edged towards disc ; 
a basal fascia occupying about I of wing, edge nearly straight ; a 
slight costal streak from hear this to middle; a triangular spot on 
doisiim beyond middle, from this a rather deeper ochreous-yellow 
fascia exte"nding along termen to apex, preceded on costa by a dark 
blotch reaching to | ; some dark sprinkling on termeu below this 
blotch, and at apex: cilia pale yellow. Hiudwings uarrow- 
lanceolate, light grey ; cilia 3, pale greyish. 

N. India, Dehra Dun, March, bred from logs Shorca rohasta 
(Bcesoii) • 1 ex. 

n/ ANORCOTA, n. g. 
Head smooth; ocelli posterior; tongue developed. Antennae 1, 
in d' serrulate, rather shortly and evenly ciliated, basal joint 
elongate, with slight pecton. Labial palpi very long, recurved, 
slender, smooth, terminal joint longer than second, acute. Maxillary 
palpi very short, filiform, appressed to tongue. Posterior tibiae 
rough-scaled above. Forewings 1 b furcate, 2 from towards angle, 
7 and 8 stalked, 7 to costa, 11 from middle. Hiudwings =, 
lanceolate, cilia 3 ; 2-4 parallel, 4 and 5 connate, 6 and 7 parallel. 
Type plati/.vavtJia Meyr., hitherto included in Promalactis, but it 
is so evidently allied to Triclonella that it must be regarded as a 
distinct genus derived from it. 

i Triclonella pliilantha, n. sp. 

cJ 2 . 9 mm. Head, thorax dark fuscous, orbits and sides of 
]>atagia finely white. Antennae black lined white. Palpi white 
lined black. Forewings rather narrow, termen very obliquely 
rounded ; ochreous-yellow; a dark fuscous basal patch occupying ^ 
of wing, edge straight ; costal edge slenderly dark fuscous from this 
to a whitish dot at | preceding apical patch ; a narrow irregular 
])ale shining grey fascia edged dark fuscous be) ond middle ; a dark 
fuscous ai)ical patch occupjing ^, edged auteriorl} by a narrow pale 
shining grey dark-edged fascia rising from the whitish dot : cilia 
dark grey, liindwings and cilia duik grey. 

liiiAziL, Telle, December, January {I'arish); 13 ex. 

■* Triclonella etearcha, n. sp. 

c? 2 • ^-^ ^i"i- Sead, thorax dark fuscous. Palpi white lined 
black. Antenna black lined white. Forewings termen very 
obliquely rounded; light yellow-ochreous; slightly irregular direct 
transverse silvery-whitish lines at | and f , basal and apical areas 
within these dark fuscous : cilia dark grey. Hiudwings dark grey ; 
cilia grey. 

Pkku, Iquitos, March, May {Parinh); 2 ex. 



36G EXOTIC MlCROLEl'IDOPTEPvA. 



/ 



Triclonella triargyra, n. sp. 
2 . mm. Head, thorax dark fuscous, orbits finely white. Palpi 
blackish lined white. Antennae black lined white, ajncal half wholly 
white. Forowings rather narrow, termen very obliquely rounded ; 
ochreous-yellow ; transverse slender silvery fascise at |, middle, and 
|, last slightly inwards-oblique, white on costa, basal and apical areas 
limited by these blackish ; three or four marginal white dots round 
apex : cilia dark grey. Hindwings and cilia dark grey. 
Pdeu, Jurimaguas, March (Parish)- 1 ex. 

y Triclonella pictoria Meyr. 

The cT (Brazil, Parintins) has a pale yellowish tuft on posterior 
tibiso as in ellipLka, and a notch on stalk of antenna) near base, also 
found in elUiJtica but not previously noted. I have elliptica from 
Tefie. /\ 

Triclonella trachyxyla, n, sp. 

$ , 12 ram. Head, thorax brown. Palpi white lined blackish. 
Forewings elongate, costa slightly sinuate in middle, with well- 
marked prominence of rough scales at f and slighter one at |, apex 
pointed, termen sinuate, very oblique ; brown, scattered blackish 
scales ; a spot of blackish-grey suftusion on costa before middle, 
including prominence, its posterior edge whitish, and an inwards- 
oblique mark of whitish suffusion before |- ; a transverse blotch of 
blackish-grey suffusion on dorsum at -^ ; two longitudinal streaks 
of blackish-grey suffusion towards median portion of costa ; an oval 
si)ot of blackish suffusion above middle of fold, and two or three 
undefined irregular small blackish-grey spots in disc before and 
beyond middle, with one or two white scales ; a white speck at 
apex: cilia brown, towards tornus suffused dark grey. Hindwings 
dark fuscous ; cilia grey, a dark fuscous subbasal shade. 
Brazil, Obidos, August (Parish) ; 1 ex. 

Y Orsotricha raptans, n. sp. 
c5' . 28 mm. Head, palpi, thorax dark brown, pale-speckled, palpi 
whitish tow^ards base beneath and on terminal joint above, thorax 
with three posterior whitish dots. Abdomen fuscous, a dorsal 
series of bronzy spots, anal tuft whitish. Forewings rather narrow, 
apex obtuse-pointed, termen slightly sinuate, very oblique ; dark 
brown, with violet iridescence ; a suff'used dark fuscous median 
longitudinal streak from base to apex, and one along fold to a spot 
beneath middle of wing followed by a white dot, between these a 
bi\nd of greyish-violet suftusion extended to termen ; a transverse 
suff'used dark fuscous spot from upper margin of median streak at 
I : cilia purplish-grey, on costa except near apex while. Hindwings 
grey, paler and subhyaline towards base ; cilia pale greyish, a darker 
subbasal shade. 

Peku, Kio Napo, May {Parish); 1 ex. 



(ECOPHOEID^. 367 

^ NOCHELODES, n. g. 

Head with appressod scales ; ocelli posterior ; tongue developed. 
Atateniia) |, in <S serrulate, evenly ciliated, basal joint elongate, 
without pecten. Labial palpi long, curved, ascending, slender, 
second joint smooth-scaled, terminal hardly as long as second, acute. 
Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, a])pressed to tongue. Forewings 
1 h furcate, 2 from towards angle, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to costa, 11 
from middle, llindwings |, lanceolate, cilia 2; 2-4 parallel, 5 and 
short-stalked, 7 parallel. 

Presumably a derivative of Promalactis. 

Nochelodes xenicopa, n, sp. 

c? . 16 mm. Head dark fuscous, sidetufts mixed fulvous-ochreous. 
Pali)i fulvous-ochreous, anterior edge dark fuscous. Antennal 
ciliations 1. Thorax dark grey mixed fulvous-ochreous. Forewings 
elongate-lanceolate ; dark grey suff'usedly overlaid light fulvous- 
oolireous : cilia light grey, basal half overlaid light fulvous-ochreous. 
Uindwings dark grey ; cilia grey, 

Palestine, JS^azareth, April {Barraud) ; 1 ex. (Brit. Mus.). 

Borkhausenia comarclia, n. sp. 

J'. 20 mm. Head, palpi, thorax dark purplish-fuscous speckled 
w'hitish. Forewings elongate, termen very obliquely rounded ; 
grey irregularly mixed whitish and irrorated dark purplish-fuscous ; 
stigmata represented by cloudy roundish spots of dark fuscous 
sutfusion, discal widely remote, second transverse, plical rather 
beyond first discal, two additional spots between and above discal, 
indenting margin of a streak of whitish suffusion joining t\vo diseal: 
cilia grey, mixed dark fuscous and whitish towards base. Hind- 
wings ochreous-yellow, apex suffused dark grey ; cilia grey. 

South Axtsxralia, Piunaroo ; 1 ex. (Coll. Lower). Allied to 
dlchroa. 

Borkhausenia liacta, n. sp. 

(S . 17-18 mm. Head, thorax whitish. Palpi whitish, second 
joint dark fuscous except apex, terminal infuscated anteriorly. 
Antennal ciliations hardly 1. Forewings rather narrow, apex 
pointed, termen faintly sinuate, very oblique ; light fuscoua 
suff'usedly overlaid with whitish ; a fuscous streak with only a few 
whitish scales occupying costal third throughout ; stigmata in one 
example fuscous, discal remote, plical rather before first discal, au 
additional dot beyond plical, and a dash beneath middle of disc, in 
the other example tlieso all absent : cilia whitish-fuscous. Hind- 
wings gtey ; cilia pale grey. 

CiUKENSLAND, Brisbane, (October, November {Dodd) ; 2 ex. Type 
AVals. Coll. (2y776). 

Leptocroca granimocentra, n. sp. 

(S . 22 mm. Head, thorax white sprinkled dark fuscous, thorax 
with dark fuscous posterior sp'ot. Palpi white, second joint dark 



308 EXOTIC MICROLEPIDOPTEBA. 

fuscous except, apex. Antenuul ciliations 2. Forewiiigs r.atlier 
narrow, costa slightly sinuate towards middle, termeii very obliquely 
rounded ; 2 and 3 stalked ; pale grey overlaid with wliite suil'usion, 
scattered blackish scales ; stigmata represented by dark fuscous 
dashes, discal nearly approximated, plical obliquely before first 
discal ; cloudy dark fuscous spots on costa before and beyond middle, 
and two small dark fuscous spots between these and first discal 
stigma ; subterminal line indicated by irregular dark suffusion 
towards costa : cilia fuscous-whitish, some dark fuscous sj)ecks 
indicating bars towards base, a fuscous almost apical line. 
Hindwings and cilia light grey. 

Queensland, Duaringa ; 1 ex. (Coll. Lower). 

Leptocroca plinthinopa, n. sp. 

2 . 22 mm. Head, thorax pinkish irrorated dark fuscous. Palpi 
roay-whitish irrorated blackish. Forewings slightly dilated, termen 
ol)liquely rounded ; 2 and 3 nearly approximated from angle ; 
pinkish irrorated dark fuscous, disc suffused grey; a blackish 
median streak from near base to 3, suffused above with dark grey 
extended to base of costa ; stigmata cloudy, blackish, plical slightly 
bnyond first discal, an additional cloudy dot between and above 
discal, and another beneath this, second discal forming a small 
transvei'se spot with a black dash proceeding from it posteriorly ; 
a marginal series of cloudy dark fuscous subtriangular spots round 
posterior part of costa and termen, and a subtermiiml series of 
similar spots near and paraUcl to it, preceded opposite apex by a 
triangular dark fuscous blotch united with it : cilia ])inkish 
sprinkled dark fuscous. Hindwings light grey ; cilia whitish, two 
faint greyish shades. 

South Australia, Bulimba ; 1 ex. (Coll. Lower). ^Next 
suncjuinolenta. 

Leptocroca pseudopis, u. sp. 

J. 17mm. Head pale ochrcous, suffused fuscous except on 
sides. Palpi whitish-ochreoHS, a spot on second joint near apex, 
and terminal joint except apex dark fuscous. Antennal ciliations 1. 
Thorax pale ochreous, anterior half dark fuscous. Forewings 
elongate, termen obliquely rounded ; 2 and 3 connate or hardly ; 
rather dark fuscous ; base very narrowly pale ochreous ; a pale 
ochreous transverse blotch crossing disc iu middle, and large 
irregular sulfused spot tovvaids costa at ^ : cilia fuscous, outer half 
pale greyish-ochreous. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey, a darker 
subbasal shade. 

West Australia, C. Naturaliste, December {Turner); 1 ex., 
Wals. Coll. (300275). 

y ANCHARCHA, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales ; ocelli posterior ; tongue developed. 
Antennae |, in S moderately ciliated, basal joint elongate, without 
pecten. Labial palpi very long, recurved, second joint thickened 



(KCOPnORIDJE. 309 

Avith aijprcssed scales, terminal joint shorter, slender, acute. 
Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, appressed to tongue. Postciior 
tibite clothed with hairs above. Forewings 1 6 furcate, 2 from 
angle, 8 and 9 out of 7, 7 to apex, 11 from middle, Hindwings 1, 
elongate-ovate, cilia | ; 3 and 4 connate, 5-7 nearly parallel. 
Near Anchonoma, but earlier. 

Ancharclia ombromorpha, n. sp. 

c? . 15 mm. Head fuscous, face somewhat mixed whitish- 
oclireous. Palpi pale ochreous sprinkled fuscous, terminal joint 
suffused dark fuscous. Thorax dark fuscous, a posterior spot and 
apical half of patagia ochreous-whitish. Eorewings el mgate, 
termcn rounded, rather strongly oblique ; pale ochreous suifusedly 
sprinkled fuscous and dark fuscous; four suffused dark fuscous 
transverse fascite, first narx'ow, basal, second broad, anteinudian, 
third broad, postmedian, somewhat oblique, fovirth subterminal, 
broad opposite apex, narrower on costa and rapidly narrowed down- 
wards : cilia pale ochreous. Hindwings grey ; cilia light grey, 
darker towarda base. 

AVest Australia, C. N^aturaliste, December {Turner); 1 ex., 
Wals. Call. (300282). Not in good order, but structurally distinct. 

v' ATOPOPHRICTIS, u. g. 
Head with dense appressed hairs ; ocelli posterior ; tongue obsolete. 
Antennae |, basal joint moderate, scaled, without pecten. Labial 
palpi moderate, curved, subascending, slender, second joint with 
appressed scales, terminal joint short, setiform. Maxillary palpi 
rudimentary. All tibise and base of posterior tarsi clothed above 
with very long rough erectly expanded and spreading huirscales. 
Thorax with rough erect scales posteriorly, and some rough hair- 
scales on patagia. Abdomen elongate, stout. Forewings with scales 
somewhat roughened in disc anteriorly, but without tufts ; 2 froin 
angle, 7 and 8 stalked, 7 to apex, 11 from before middle. Hind- 
wings 1, elongate-ovate', cilia nearly 1 ; 3 and 4 connate, 5 cui vx-d 
and nearly approximated to 4 at base, 6 and 7 parallel. 

Atopophrictis xenosema, n. sp. 
5 . 20 mm. Head, palpi ochreous-yellowish. Thorax black 
mixed ochreous-yellowish. Abdomen ochreous irregularly sprinkled 
dark fuscous, sides and two apical segments suffused dark fuscous. 
Hairs of tibite whitish mixed dark fuscous. Porewings rather 
narrow, costa almost straight, arched towards apex, termen very 
obliquely rounded; pale yellow-ochreous, bases of all scales fuscous ; 
an irregular narrow basal fascia of coarse blackish mixture ; a very 
irregular and interrupted narrow transverse ochreous-whitish fascia 
at I not reaching dorsum, surrounded with broad irregular suflusion 
or irroration of coarse black scales confluent on dorsum with 
preceding ; second discal stigma indicated by a faint cloudy darker 
spot of ochreous and grey suflusion ; a slightly oblique moderate 

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370 EXOTIC WI('R0Li;rH10PTKl!A. 

irregular whitish fascia from - ot costa to toriius, edged posteriorly 
by ail irregular narrow black fascia from which three black bars 
separated hy whitish interspaces run to posterior part of costa ; 
tertniual area beneath these tinged rosy; a cloudy white marginal 
streak round apex and upper part of termen : cilia grey, tip ochreous- 
whitish, basal half round costa, apex, and upper half of termen 
ochreous-orange, on lower part of termen mixed grey-whitish. 
Hiiulwings dark grey; cilia light ochreous-orange, round apex and 
upper part of termen with two greyish shades. 

BojiBAT, Ahmedabad, November (Ma.vtvell); lex. A singular 
insect of striking aspect; though a characteristic Eulechriad, it has 
no obvious affinity to any particular genus ; the curious legs give 
somewhat the suggestion of a Mdiitia. The example is in very 
fine condition, and a strong tendency to corrode the pin suggests an 
internal-feeding larva. 

Barea instructa, n. sp. 

5 . 19 mm. Head ochreous-whitish, basal joint of antennse 
ochreous, with slight pecten. Palpi white, second joint suffused 
pale ochreous, terminal joint sprinkled blackish. Thorax ochreous- 
Avhitish, shoulders and anterior margin s])otted blackish. Fore- 
wings termen rounded, rather strongly oblique ; white, partially 
tinged whitish-ochreous ; markings dark fuscous ; a rather narrow 
fascia from base of costa to dorsum at g, expanded dorsally, 
a small spot representing first discal stigma connected with a 
]!rominence of this; a small spot beneath middle of disc; an 
elongate mark on costa about ^ ; a quadrate blotch on costa beyond 
middle, its posterior angle produced into an arm representing second 
discal stigma ; an irregular transverse blotch from costa before 
apex, whence an irregular interrupted line runs very near termen 
to a spot on dorsum before tornus : cilia whitish-ochreous. 
llindwings grey; cilia grey-whitish. 

Queensland, Warra ; 1 ex. (Coll. Lower), rather damaged. 

Ealechria styracista, n. sp. 

2 . 19 mm. Head, palpi, thorax dark grey speckled whitish. 
Forewings termen very obliquely rounded ; fuscous-grey, irregu- 
larly sprinkled grey-whitish ; a moderately broad suffused dark 
fuscous median streak from base to apex, expanded at base into a 
blotch on costa; a curved suffused dark fuscous subterminal line 
from i of costa to tornus : cilia fuscous, base mixed whitish. Hind- 
wings light grey; cilia whitish-ochreous tinged grey. 

Tasmania, Hobart, March ; 1 ex. (Coll. Lower). 

Eulechria leucospila, n. sp. 

J . 12 mm. Head dark grey, whitish-speckled. Palpi dark 
ftiscous, second and terminal joints each wdth median and apical 
whitish rings. Antennal ciliations 1. Thorax dark fuscous, a 
posterior blotch and apex of patagia whitish. Forewings rather 



accopnoRiDiE, 371 

narrow, termen very obli(]uely rounded ; fuscous suftusedly irroralcd 
blackish ; an irregular suffused blackish streak from base of costa 
along fold to ^, some irregular whitish irroration round tliis ; stig- 
mata represented by blackish spots, plical obliquely beyond first 
discal ; irregular whitish blotches on costa bofoi'e middle and at |, 
and on dorsum between these; a transverse suffused dark fuscous 
blotch towards apex, resting on a small whitish terminal spot above 
torn us : cilia fuscous- whitish, a dark fuscous basal shade and 
median line. Hindwings grey, lighter towards base ; cilia grey. 

(iuEEXSLAND, Brisbane, November {Dodd) ; 1 ex., Wals. Coll, 
(24111). 

Eulechria viduata, n. sp. 

S. 18 mm. Head white. Palpi white, basal half of second 
joint dark fuscous. Antennal ciliations 1^. Thorax dark fuscous, 
posterior margin and patagia except shoulders wbite. Forewings 
termen very obliquely rounded ; white ; a moderate irregular- 
edged dark fuscous fascia from base of costa to dorsum before 
middle, and a broader one from costa beyond middle to dorsum 
before tornus ; a dark fuscous blotch on apical portion of costa, and 
some scattered irroration below it : cilia white, towards tornus and 
on costa grej'. Hindwings rather dark grey, basal third suffused 
pale yellowish ; cilia whitish-yellowish, round apex greyish-tinged. 

UuEENSLAWD, Duariuga ; 1 ex. (Coll. Lower). 

Eulechria myrochrista, n. sp. 

S . 19 mm. Head pale yellow-ochreous. Palpi grey-whitish, 
second joint dark grey except apex. Antonnal ciliations Ig. 
Thorax ochreous-grey-whitish, anterior margin and a blotch on 
shoulders dark grey. Forewings moderate, costa moderately arched, 
termen obliquely rounded ; whitish-grey-ochreous, some scattered 
grey scales ; a suffused dark fuscous spot on base of costa ; an 
inwards-oblique mark of grey suffusion on costa beyond middle ; 
stigmata moderate, dark fuscous, plical beneath first discal, an 
additional dot between and above discal, and one beneath second 
discal ; an inwards-oblique suffused fuscous mark from costa at |, 
whence an excurved series of indistinct grey dots runs to before 
tornus ; a marginal series of fuscous dots round apex and termen : 
cilia whitish-grey-ochreous, somewhat mixed grey. Hindwings 
grey, paler anteriorly ; cilia light greyish. 

QuEijNsLAND, Brisbane, March {Dodd) ; 1 ex., Wals. Coll. (19949). 

Eulechria physica, n. sp. 

S $ . 19-21 mm. Head, palpi, thorax grey variably and 
suffusedly mixed whitish. Antennal ciliations (S 2|. Forewings 
costa moderately arched, apex tolerably pointed, termen very 
obli()uely rounded ; grey or fuscous, more or less suffusedly mixed 
whitish, tending to form a slightly oblique transverse fascia at j, 
some irregular dark fuscous irroration before this and on median 
area ; stigmata moderate, cloudy, blackish, plical rather before first 

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372 EXOTIC MICHOLEPIDOPTERA. 

discal, an additional sj)ot between discal ; an indistinct oxcurvcd 
line of blackish irroration from before | of costa to tornus, sinuate 
inwards towards costa : cilia light grey. Hind wings light grey ; 
cilia whitish-grey. 

West Aostkalia, C. Naturalistc, December {Turner); 4 ex., 
Wals. Coll. 

Eulechria omosema, u. sp. 

cJ . 16 mm. Head ochreous- whitish, sides of face groy. (Pal[)i 
missing.) Anteunal ciliations fasciculate (4). Thorax ochreous- 
whitish, patagia dark grey. .Forewings moderate, apex rounded, 
termen rather obliquely rounded ; pale whitish-ochreous ; costal 
edge dark fuscous at base ; a slight dark grey mark on dorsum near 
base ; stigmata dark grey, plical beneath first discal, second discal 
larger ; a subterminal series of small indistinct grey dots from near 
costa towards apex, indented o^jposite apex, then near termen to 
tornus : cilia pale whitish-ochreous. Hindwings whitish-ochreons 
slightly sprinkled grey ; cilia ochreous-whitish. 

New South Wales, Dorrigo, March ; 1 ex. (Coll. Lower). 

Eulechria chorodoxa, n. sp. 

5 . 26 mm. Head whitish-fuscous. (Palpi missing.) Thorax 
fuscous mixed whitish and dark fuscous. Forewings elongate, termen 
very obliquely rounded ; fuscous suffusedly mixed grey-whitish ; 
a rather oblique suffused darker streak from costa near base reach- 
ing half across wing; stigmata moderate, dark fuscous, plical 
beneath first discal, a dash above fold beyond this, an additional 
dot between and somewhat above first and second discal, and a 
curved mark beneath second discal almost confluent with it ; a dark 
fuscous subterminal line from costa at | to dorsum before tornus, 
excurved from -^ to near dorsum ; indistinct dark terminal dots : 
cilia light grey, base spotted dark grey and whitish, tips speckled 
\\ hitish. Hindwiugs whitish-ochreous-grey, greyer posteriorly ; 
cilia grey-whitish, a greyer subbasal shade. 

Queensland, Toowoomba, October; 1 ex. (Coll. Lower). 

Eulechria dryoterma, n. sp. 

S 2 . 10-12 mm. Head, thorax light yellow-ochreous. Palpi 
pale ochreous, second joint fuscous. Antennal ciliations cS 1|. 
Eovewings moderate, termen o})liquely rounded; light yellow- 
ochreous; costal edge dark fuscous at base; first discal stigma 
minute, fuscous, second forming a dark fuscous transverse mark, 
connected with dorsum by a transverse spot of brown sufl'usion ; 
apical area beyond this more or less tinged brownish, browner 
beyond a more or less expressed cloudy brown sinuate line from ^ 
of costa to termen above tornus : cilia light brownish, paler towards 
tornus. Hindwings pale grey ; cilia grey-whitish. 

(Queensland, Brisbane, February to April (Dodd); 5 ex., Wals. Coll. 



lECOPIlORlDJE. 873 

Eulechria drosocapna, n. sp. 

(5" . 20 mm. Head, thorax pale grey. Palpi whitish, second 
joint grey except apex. Antcnnal ciliations 3. Eorewings rather 
dilated, terraen rounded, rather oblique ; pale glossy grey with very 
laint pinkish tinge, thinly sprinkled with grey scales with blackish 
<i[)s; base of costa blackish; a blackish dot towards costa near 
l)ase ; stigmata blackish, plical slightly beyond first discal, second 
discal transversely double; a subterminal series of cloudy blackish 
dots from beneath middle of costa to near apex, sinuate opposite 
this, then curved near termcn to before tornus : cilia pale grey, 
lliiidwings liglit grey, paler towards base; cilia pale grey. 

QpEEXsL.vND, Duaringa ; 1 ex. (Coll. Lower). iS^earest lejHobelu, 
dilforiug by dark sprinkling and longer antennal ciliations. 

Eulechria centridias, n. sp. 

cJ . 18 mm. Head, palpi, thorax whitish closely speckled fuscous. 
Antennal ciliations 1|. Forewings somewhat dilated, apex obtuse- 
pi liuted, termen slightly rounded, rather strongly oblique ; whitish- 
groy, faintly darker-speckled ; stigmata minute, dark fuscous, discal 
wiilcly remote, plical hardly beyond first discal; a subterminal 
serii's of scattered dark fuscous specks from beneath costa at | very 
oblitjucly to near termen beneath apex, thence acutely angulated 
and continued very near termen to tornus: cilia whitish-grey, 
ilindwings pale whitish-grey; cilia whitish. 

South Australia, Adelaide; 1 ex. (Coll. Lower). Nearest jotteZZitm. 

Eulechria orMtosa, n. sp. 

c? . 21 mm. Head, thorax greyish-ochreous tinged fuscous. 
(Palpi missing.) Anfennal ciliations 1|. Forewings slightly dilated, 
termeii obliquely rounded; greyish-ochreous with very faint pinkish 
tinge; costal edge whitish-tinged except towards extremities; 
undelined interrupted streaks of coarse fuscous irroration between 
veins, a short dark fuscous streak near base above middle ; stigmata 
moderately large, dark fuscous, plical somewhat be5'ond fir.st discal; 
a subterminal series of rather large irregular dark fuscous dots from 
iniddle of costa very near costa to just beneath apex, thence 
angulated and gradually diverging from termen to middle of dorsum : 
cilia ochreous-grey-whitish, base faintly pinkish-tinged, an ante- 
median series of cloudy fuscous spots. Hindwings pale grey ; cilia 
whitish-grey. 

Vtctoria, Gisborne ; 1 ex. (Coll. Lower). 

Eulechria relevata, n. sp. 

J. 29 mm. Head whitish mixed fuscous. Palpi whitish, second 
joint fuscous except apex. Antennal ciliations 2, fasciculate. 
Thorax fuscous, posterior margin and apex of patagia ochreous- 
whitish. Forewings rather dilated, termen rounded, rather 
oblique ; fuseous, sutfusedly irrorated dark fuscous ; stigmata cloudy, 
dark fuscous, plical beneath first discal, edged ochreous-wbitish 



37-1 EXOTIC MICBoLKPIDOrTERA. 

posteriori)', second discal edged whitish posteriorly, a dot beneath it 
surrounded beneath by a spot of ochreous-whitish suffusion : cilia 
whitit^li-ochroous mixed fuscous except on coata. Hiiidwings grey; 
cilia ochreous-whitish luixed fuscous. 

UuEENSLAND, Duaringa ; 1 ex. (Coll. Lower), 

/ PYCNOTARSA, n. g. 

Head with appressed scales, sidetufts slightly raised; ocelli 
inferior; tongue short. Antennae f, in c? evenly ciliated, basal 
joint moderate, without pectcn. Labial ])alpi very long, recurved, 
second joint with appressed scales, terminal joint shorter than 
second, moderate, acute. Maxillary palpi rudimentary. Anterior 
tarsi thickened with rough scales ; posterior tibia) rough-scaled 
above. Forewings 1 b furcate, 2 from towards angle, 7 and 8 
stalked, 7 to apex, 11 fi'om middle. Hindwings 1, elongate-ovate, 
cilia ;j ; 3 and 4 connate, 5-7 parallel. 

B,elated to Eoinichla. 

/ Pycnotarsa hydrochroa, n. sp. 

(S . 25 mm. Head, thorax whitish-yellow, face suffused light 
rosy. Palpi whitish-ochreous, second joint suft'ased reddish-fuscous, 
Autennal ciliations 1. Forewings elongate, costa moderately 
arched, termen slightly rounded, rather oblique; iridescent yellow- 
whitish, with faint pink gloss ; a small rosy spot on base of costa; 
a faint median longitudinal band of pale violet iridescence slightly 
sprinkled dark fuscous, becoming broader and more perceptible 
towards termen, on termen suffused wdth dark fuscous irroration, 
apical and terminal edge above and below this suffused ochreons- 
ytdlowish ; a small spot of dark fuscous irroration before tornus : 
cilia yellow-whitish, tinged pale rosy except beneath apex and 
towards tornus, with antemedian and subapical fuscous lines. 
Hindwings whitish-yellowish with faint pinkish tinge ; ci!ia 
yellow-whitish. 

Brazil, Obidos, September (Parish) ; 1 ex. 

V Thaumatolita stemouias, n. sp. 

cS . 14 mm. Head, thorax light greyish-ochreous. Palpi whitish, 
second joint greyish except apex, Antennal ciliations 0. Fore- 
wings rather dilated, termen nearly straight, somewhat oblique ; 
light greyish-ochreous ; a small black dot on base of costa ; first 
discal stigma small, black, second represented by a transverse black 
mnrk connected with dorsum by a direct dark fuscous line, these 
bordered posteriorly by a j-ellow-ochreous transverse shade extended 
to a black spot on costa, followed by some light fuscous suffusion, 
veins beyond this faintly tinged fuscous ; an irregular transverse 
series of indistinct dark fuscous dots about | not reaching either 
margin : cilia pale ochreous. Hindwings rather dark grey ; 
cilia grey, 

Peru, Iquitos, March, May {Paris7i): 2 ex. 



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375 



Macliimia agglomerata, n. sp. 

$ . 23 ram. Head whitish-fuscous tinged ochreous. P;il[)i 
ochreou.s-whitish. Thorax li,;;ht ochreous-fuscous. Anterior femora 
rosy above. Forcwini^s suboblong, tcrmen rounded, slightlj' oblique ; 
light brownish-groy, suffused grey-whitish posteriorly, some scattered 
(hirk fuscous specks ; a small suffused dark fuscous spot on dorsum 
near base; an elongate patch of purplish-fuscous irroratiou ex- 
tending along dorsum from near beyond this to near tornus ; a 
cloudy dark lu>cous dot in disc at | ; stigmata large, dark fuscous, 
])lical slightly beyond first discal; an uudefined oblique shade of 
purplish-fuscous irroration from costa at | traversing first discal; 
a rather curved subterminal shade formed of small subconfluonb 
spots of dark purplish-fuscous irroration from costa at }] to toruus, 
an elongate costal patch of purplish-fuscous suffusion beyond this, 
llindwings light grey; cilia grey-whitish. 

South Australia, Adelaide ; 1 ex. (Coll. Lower). 

Macliimia serva, n. sp. 

2 . 26 mm. Head, thorax light grey. Palpi whitish, terminal 
joint and upj)er part of second greyish anteriorly. Forewings 
suboblong, termen rounded, somewhat oblique ; pale greyish, 
irrorated fuscous ; stigmata cloudy, dark grey, plic^l rather beyond 
first discal ; an angulated subterminal series of faintly indicated 
darker dots : ci