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basal fascia; a fascia at J, angled beneath costa; a large tri-
angular spot on costa at § from which a slender process ex-
tends obliquely outwards to mid-disc ; a fine fuscous looped
terminal line ; cilia purplish with some fuscous scales. Hind-
wings with termen rounded, crenate : colour and markings as
forewings, but without basal fascia and costal triangle, the
latter replaced by a fine transverse postmedian line.

Type in Coll. Turner.

N.Q., Kuranda, in April and May; four specimens re-
ceived from Mr. F. P. Dodd.

Genus Corethrobela, no v.
(Koretkrobelos, with brush-like palpi.)
Head rough-haired, frons rounded. Tongue well de-
veloped. Palpi ascending, recurved ; second joint ascending,

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leaching vertex, rough-haired, with a tuft of hairs posteriorly
towards apex ; terminal joint recurved, long, acute, in c^ with
loose-spreading hairs in front and behind, in 9 ^i^^ ^ tutt
of long hairs on posterior surface only. Antennae in d with
minute ciliations and a short bristle on each segment. Thorax
smooth ; in c? with a lateral expansile tuft of long hairs be-
neath from near origin of hindwings.. Abdomen smooth.
Coxae and femora densely rough-haired, especially in cT . Fore-
wings with 7, 8, 9, 10 stalked, no areole; in d with an
elongate scaleless ribbed patch in posterior end of cell be-
neath, and a dense crest on upper surface on costal edge of
posterior part of cell. Hindwings with 3 from well before
lower angle of cell, 4 from angle, 5 closely approximated to
4 at origin, 6 and 7 connate, 8 anastomozing with cell to J;
in d with a pecten of long hairs on upper surface on median

Allied to Nodariay Gn., of which it appears to be a de-


(Melanophaes, dark.)

d 9 > 38 mm. Head, palpi, thorax, and abdomen dark-
fuscous. Antennae fuscous; in d with short ciliations (I)
and longer bristles (H). Legs fuscous mixed with ochreous-
whitish. Forewings broadly triangular, apex rounded-rec-
tangular, termen rounded beneath ; dark-fuscous ; a white
dot in cell at ^ : a reddish-ochreous spot, finely outlined with
black, beyond cell at | : in 9 ^ f^w scattered whitish scales,
of which some indicate a subterminal line : cilia fuscous-
whitish. Hindwings with termen rounded; blackish in c»
dark-fuscous in 9 ' cilia as forewings.

Type in Coll. Turner.

N.Q., Kuranda, in April and May ; two specimens re-
ceived from Mr. F. P. Dodd.


( X if k f Ich roos , dark . )
9, 24 nnn. Head, palpi, antennae, thorax, and abdomen
fuscous. Palpi very long, ascending, second joint exceeding
vertex, posterior aspect clothed with long scales, which ex-
bend to apex. Antennae in 9 with minute ciliations and
moderately long bristles (2). Legs fuscous irrorated with
whitish. Forewings triangular, costa moderately arched, apex
acute, termen bowed, oblique; fuscous; median area darker,
its anterior edge at ^, concave ; its posterior edge from § costa
to I dorsum, irregularly dentate : cilia fuscous. Hindwings
with termen rounded : fuscous: cilia fuscous.

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Type in Coll. Turner.

N.Q., Kuranda, in May ; one specimen received from
Mr. F. P. Dodd.

Genus Anomophlebia, nov.
(Anomophhbios^ with unusual neuration.)

Frons with an acute anteriorly-directed tuft of scales.
Tongue well developed. Palpi long, porrect ; second joint
long, much thickened with loose scales, especially beneath ;
terminal joint short, somewhat thickened with scales which
extend to apex. Antennae in d with a double row of long
pectinations. Thorax with a posterior crest. Abdomen
smooth. Forewings in d with a large fovea in cell, and an-
other between cell and costa : areole present, 8, 9, 10, 11
stalked from areole, 10 and 11 arising by a common stalk
from 8 long before 7. Hindwings with 3 and 4 stalked, 5
from middle of cell, 6 and 7 stalked.

The anomalous neuration is perhaps correlated with the
presence of a fovea in the forewing and confined to the d .

Anomophlebia furtiva, n. sp,
{FurtivuSy concealed, inconspicuous.)

d" , 24 mm. Head, thorax and abdomen pale-brownish.
Palpi pale-brownish irrorated with dark-fuscous. Antennae
brown-whitish; in d with very long (12) slender pectinations
extending nearly to apex. Legs brownish with some fuscous
irroration. Forewings triangular, costa gently arched to-
wards base and apex, apex rounded, termen bowed, oblique;
cell occupied by a foveal depression, and space between cell
and costa by a second similar depression, both thinly scaled
especially on under surface ; pale-brownish ; fuscous dots on
costa at \ and middle ; a strongly sigmoid postmedian line
indicated by several fuscous dote on disc at § beyond cell,
several beneath end of cell before middle of disc, and one on
dorsum at ^ ; some inconspicuous fuscous terminal dots ; cilia
pale-brownish. Hindwings with termen rounded; brown-
whitish ; cilia whitish.

Type in Coll. Turner.

N.Q., Kuranda, in October; one specimen received from
Mr. F. P. Dodd.

Olulis subuosea, n. sp.
(Sitbroseusj somewhat rosy.)

9 , 30 mm. Head, palpi, antennae, and thorax ochreous-
whitiah. Palpi very long, ascending; second joint much ex-
ceeding vertex; terminal joint 5 second, slender, acute. Abdo-
men ochreous-whitish with some rosy suffusion. Legs ochreous-
whitish. Forewings elongate-triangular, costa nearly straight

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except near base and apex, apex acute, termen excised beneath
apex, acutely dentate on vein 4, thence oblique; ochreons-
• whitish; some scattered fuscous scales which form obscure
markings; indications of antemedian, postmedian, and sub-
terminal lines; a pale-centred median discal spot; a series of
dots on veins close to but not on termen; cilia ochreous-
whitish. Hindwings bowed on vein 3, wavy between this and
apex rounded towards tornus; whitish suffused with rosy.

Type (wasted) in Coll. Turner.

N.Q., Kuranda^ in March; one specimen received from
Mr. F. P. Dodd.

Chusarxs rhodias, n. sp.

(Ehodon, a rose.)

(S , 21-24 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax fuscous-whitish,
with a few dark-fusoous scales. Antenns fuscous, towards
bases whitish; in cT shortly ciliated (J). Abdomen ochreous-
whitish densely irroorated, except basal segment and apical
tuft, with pinkish. Legs ochreous- whitish ; anterior pair irro-
rated with pinkish; anterior and middle tarsi iorrorated with
dark-fuscous. Forewings triangular, costa moderately arched,
apex rectangular, termen strongly bowed, sinuate beneath
apex, somewhat crenulate ; ochreous-whitish sparsely irrorated
with fuscous and pinkish scales; with tufts of raised scales,
which are mostly dark-f uscous ; several in basal area; H^e or
six forming a line from ^ costa to J dorsum; two arranged
transversely in mid-disc; a series forming a sinuate line fran
just before apex to just before tornus; a subterminal series of
pinkish-fuscous dots; cilia ochteous- whitish, apices pinkish.
Hindwings with termen rounded; deep pink; traces of some
fuscous subterminal dots near apex; cilia ochreous-'whitish
mixed with pinkish, the former preponderating towards

Type in Coll. Turner.

N.Q., Kuranda, in October; two specimens received from
Mr. F. P. Dodd, of which one is in Coll. Lyell.

Bleptina pant(ea, n. sp.
{Pantoiosy of all kinds, variable.)
d ^ , ^0 mm. Head pale-brownish. Palpi long and
dilated with scales, in 6 strongly recurved, second joint much
exceeding vertex; brownish mixed with fuscous. Antennae
pale-brownish ; in d with a strong tuft of scales on upper sur-
face beyond middle. Thorax and abdomen brownish. Legs
whitish-ochreous mixed with fuscous-brown. Forewings tri-
anigular, costa straight, strongly arched before apex, apex
acute, termen bowed, oblique; in d with a much enlarged

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costal fold on under-surface, extending from base to § costa
and nearly half across disc; pale-brownish with some fuscons-
brown irroration; an oblique darker shade, sometimes fol-
lowed by a pale shade from costa beyond middle to dorsum
before middle; a reddish -brown or dark-fuscous reniform
spot, indented posteriorly, immediately beyond this; some-
times a series of fine fuscous dots representing postmedian
line, from | costa, at first curved outwards, then inwards to
mid-dorsum; another series of dots represents subterminal
line, in this line below costa is a short linear dark-fusoous
lunule, edged posteriorly by a pale line ; a terminal series of
dark-fuscous dots; cilia fuscous, apices whitish barred with
fuscous. Hind wings with termen scarcely rounded; colour
and markings as forewings but without discal spot and lunule.

Type in Coll. Turner.

N.Q., Kuranda, in March, April, and July; three speci-
mens received from Mr. Dodd, oif which one is in Coll. Lyell.

Catada apoblepta, n. sp.
(Apobleptos, conspicuous.)

d , 40 mm. Head reddish-ochreous ; face and palpi fus-
cous; the latter extremely elongate (8). Antennae fuscous;
in d with tufts of long cilia (3) in basal half, but towards
apex cilia are short. Thorax brownish; collar reddish-
ochreous. Abdomen ochreous-yellorw ; apical segments fus-
cous. Legs whitish; anterior pair suffused with fuscous.
Forewings ^an^lar, costa straight, arched before apex, apex
rounded, termen obliquely rounded; fuscous; a bluish-white
line from ^ oosta to | dorsum, outwardly curved; a similar
line from midcosta, sinuate first outwardly then inwardly to
mid-doorsum ; between median line and base ground-colour is
reddish-brown ; a dark-fuscous dot in cell between lines ; three
fine parallel bluish-white lines the first on disco-cellular, the
other two immediately posterior; a large whitish subapical
blotch; [extreme apex broken, cilia abraded]. Hindwings
with termen rounded; ochreous-yellow ; a blackish terminal
band, very wide at apex, narrowing to tomus; [cilia abraded].

Type in Coll. Turner. Though in poor condition, this is
a strilang and unmistakable species.

N.Q., Kuranda, in April ; one specimen received from
Mr. P. P. Dodd.

Genus Hypobleta, nov.
{Hupobletos, spurious counterfeit.)
Frons flat with a few projecting scales. Tongue well-
<teveloped. Palpi moderate, slender, porrect; second joint
rather long, thickened with scales on upper surface towards

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apex; terminal joint short, somewhat down-curved, tolerably
pointed. Antennae in (S with short ciliations and rather
longer bristles. Thorax and abdomen not crested. Anteric^*
coxae, femora, and tibias clothed with long hairs in 6 . Fore-
wings with 7, 8, 9 stalked, 10 connected by a bar with 8 + 9
opposite 7. Hindwings with 3 and 4 short-stalked, 5 from
midway between 4 and middle of cell, 6 and 7 connate.

Allied to Hypenagonia^ Hmps. (Moths Ind. iii., p. 100).
The following species might on superficial appearance be re-
ferred to the Sterrhinae (Geometridae).


(Kumaios, wavy.)

d 9 ) 20-22 mm. Head, thorax, and abdomen whitish
or grey-whitish with some scattered dark-fuscous scales. Palpi
whitish, towards base dark- fuscous. Antennae whitish with
some dark-fuscous scales towards base; in d with very short
ciliations (J) and rather longer, bristles (1). Legs whitish;
anterior pair fuscous. Fore wings rather elongate-triangular,
costa straight to near apex, apex round-pointed, termen
bowed, oblique, crenulate; whitish or grey -whitish, with a few
scattered dark-fuscous scales; fine, indistinct, dentate post-
median and subterminal lines; a dark- fuscous subcostal dot
at J, sometimes followed by similar dots in a line between
this and termen ; a tenninal series of blackish dots ; cilia
whitish or grey- whitish. Hind wings with termen rounded,
flattened towards tornus, dentate ; colour and markings as fore-
wings, but with some dark-fuscous suffusion at tornus.

Type in Coll. Turner.

N.Q., Kuranda, in March and April ; two specimens re-
ceived from Mr. F. P. Dodd.

Arrade percnopis, n. sp.
(Perkvopisy of dusky appearance.)
o , 21-23 mm. Head, palpi, antennse, and thorax brown-
fuscous. Antenna; in c with short ciliations (J). Abdomen
brown-fuscous, paler towards base ; some raised scales on dor-
sum of penultimate segment. Legs brown - fuscous ; posterior
pair paler; fore-tibiae in d dilated with scales at apices.
Forewings elongate-triangular, costa slightly concave in basal
5, then gently arched, apex tolerably pointed, termen
straight, oblique, not crenulate, at most slighUy
wavy, dorsum with a triangular scale - tuft at
5 ; dark-brown ; four minute whitish dots on apical fourth of
costa ; an inteiTupted dark-fuscous terminal line ; cilia brown.
Hindwings with termen rounded ; pale-grey ; cilia pale-grey.

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Var. a. — Forewings with a darker basal patch sharply
hmited by a very oblique line from ^ costa towards, but not
reaching, tornus.

Type in Coll. Turner.

N.Q., Kuranda, in February and March; two specimens
received from Mr. F. P. Dodd.


(KnanospiloHy with bluish spots.)
d , 16 mm. Head, palpi, thorax, and abdomen whitish-
grey with a few scattered dark-fuscous scales. Antennae
whitish-grey; in d simple, with moderate ciliations (1). Legs
whitish-grey tinged with reddish ; tarsi grey. Forewings tri-
angular, costa straight almost to apex, then arched, apex
acute, termen with an acute dentate projection on vein 4 ;
whitish-grey, with some scattered brownish and fuscous
scales; a suffused reddish spot on base of dorsum, more or less
developed, sometimes reduced to a few scales; a straight fus-
cous line from f costa to § dorsum, sometimes faint, sometimes
strongly developed ; a pair of dark-fuscous discal dots arranged
transversely immediately beyond this line; a whitish dentate
subterminal line edged posteriorly with dark scales, more or
less developed, sometimes pure white towards costa; a reddish-
fuscous terminal line, thickened between veins; cilia reddish-
fuscous, bases ochreous. Hindwings with termen nearly
straight towards apex, slightly dentate on veins 2, 3, 4, deeply
incised at tornus ; reddish-fusoous, towards costa whitish-grey ;
a number of bluish-white spots; first and largest in mid-disc
before middle, a median transverse series more or less con-
fluent, and a double series before termen ; cilia recfdish-fus-
cous. Under side reddish-fuscous; forewing except towards
costa and termen ochreous with reddish irroration.
Type in Coll. Turner.

N.Q., Kuranda, in March and May ; two specimens re-
ceived from Mr. F. P. Dodd.

Family PYRALID^.
Subfamily PYR AUSTINS.
This group is very largely represented on the North
Queensland coast, as is the case in all the tropical
regions of the Eastern Hemisphere. Many of the species
have a very extensive range, and the synonymy is thereby com-
plicated. The classification of the genera is a task which, after
having paid some attention to the subject, I prefer not to
undertake at the present time. I include in tliis group the
Hydrocampinae and Scoparianae of Hanipson. The former, as
he defines it, I do not regard as in any sense a natural £;roup.

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and the character on which it is based, the stalking of vein 10
of the forewings, is not I think even of generic value. This
vein is usually closely oppressed to 8 + 9, and may arise sepa-
rately, or be partly fused with the latter in closely allied
species, and sometimes both kinds of structure may be found
in different individuals of the same species.

Genus Elachypteryx, nov.
(Elachupterux, tiny- winged.)

Frons rounded. Tongue present. Palpi upturned, slen*
der, rot reaching vertex; terminal joint slender, acute. Max-
illary palpi very short, filiform. Antennae of d ciliated,
with angular projections at joints. Posterior tibial spurs
long and nearly equal. Forewings with 4 and 5 coincident,
d, 9, 10 stalked, 11 absent. Hindwings with 5 absent.

The neuration is difficult to make out on the type speci-
men, but I think this will be found correct.

Elachypteryx erebenna, n. sp.
(Erebennos, dark, gloomy.)

c , 9 mm. Head, palpi, antennae, thorax, and abdomen
fuscous. Legs fuscous, tarsi and inferior surface whitish.
Forewings elongate-triangular, costa gently arched, apex
rounded, termen strongly indented at ^ and again neartomns;
fuscous mixed with whitish ; cilia fuscous, on apex and in-
dentations whitish. Hindwings with termen strongly in-
dented beneath apex ; fuscous mixed with whitish ; a terminal
series of four black spots edged with silvery scales; cilia fiw-
cous, apices whitish.

Type in Coll. Turner.

Q., Brisbane, in May; one specimen.

Genus Nannomorpha, nov.
(yannornorplios, dwarfish.)
Face flat. Tongue obsolete. Palpi moderate, ascend-
ing; second joint tufted anteriorly; terminal joint moderate,
with loose projecting scales. Maxilliary palpi strongly dilated
with scales at apex. Antennae with triangular thickenings at
joints towards apex. [Legs broken.] Forewings with veins
4 and 5 stalked, 6 absent, 10 separate. Hindwings normal.

Allied to Xymph}i1a^ differing in the absence of tongue
and neuration of forewings.

Nannomorpha alychnopa, n. sp.
(Ahwhnoposy without brilliance, dull.)
9, 11 mm. Head, palpi, thorax, and abdomen fuscous
with some whitish scales. Antennae ochreous- whitish with
blackish annulations. Anterior legs ochreous-whitish suf-

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fused with fuscous; [middle and posterior pairs broken].
Forewings elongate-triangular, costa nearly straight, apex
rounded, termen indented beneath apex, thence obliquely
rounded; whitish densely irrorated with fuscous; some pale
dots on costa ; a transverse dentate pale line at ^, with a dark-
fuscous median dot on its posterior edge; a dark-fuscous
median discal dot; a second pale transverse line at f ; cilia
whitish, a median line and apices fuscous. Hindwings with
termen rounded, indented beneath apex; colour and markings
as forewings.

Type in Coll. Turner.

Q., Eumundi, near Nambour, in December, one specimen.

Genus Eristena.

Eristenay Warr., A.M.N.H. (6), xvii., p. 160. Hmps.,

Tr. E.S., 1897, p. 136.

Eristena melanolitha, n. sp.

(Melanolithos, black- jewelled.)

, 18 mm. Head, palpi, and thorax fuscous. Antennae,
abdomen, and legs ochreous- whitish. Forewings elongate-
triangular, costa nearly straight, apex rounded, termen ob-
liquely rounded; fuscous-whitish with fuscous irroration; a
roundish median fuscous spot; a fine fuscous subterminal
line; cilia fuscous-whitish. Hindwings with termen rounded;
whitish, a fine postmedian fuscous line not reaching costa and
dorsum; a similar subterminal line only developed opposite
median third of termen, on which are three black dots, in-
tersected by tooth-like processes from this line ; cilia whitish.

Type in Coll. Turner.

Q., Stradbroke Island; one specimen.

Genus B^optila, nov.
(Baioptilos, with little wings.)

Frons flat. Tongue well-developed. Labial palpi mode-
rate, cylindrical, slightly ascending; terminal joint long, toler-
ably acute. Antennal joints triangularly dilated at apex;
ciliations in d minute. Forewings with 8 and 9 stalked, 10
separate but closely applied to 8-f 9, 11 absent. Hindwings
with 7 anastomosing with 8.

Differs from yymphula in the absence of vein 11 of fore-
wings. It is probably related to Mitsotiina, but I should like
further material for examination.


{Selene^ the moon ; in allusion to the crescentic markings.)
(S , 8^ mm. Head, antennse, thorax, and abdomen fus-
cous. Palpi whitish with three fuscous annulations. Legs

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white. Forewings triangular, costa moderately arched, termen
scarcely bowed, oblique, strongly indented at ^ from apex ;
fuscous; a white spot on costa before middle, continuous with
a white crescentic discal mark, its concavity outwards; a
white crescentic line from | costa to mid-disc, its concavity
inwards; a short oblique whit<e subapical streak; a dark-fus-
cous terminal line interrupted at indentation; cilia whitish,
on apex and mid-termen dark-fuscous. Hindwings with
termen rounded, indented beneath apex; colour as forewings
but without white markings.

This obscure species is one of the smallest of the

Type in Coll. Lyell.

N.Q., Kuranda, in March; one specimen received from
Mr. F. P. Dodd.

Genus Arjsomorpha, nov.
(Araiomorphos, slenderly formed.)

Frons rounded. Tongue well developed. Palpi up-
turned, reaching vertex; second joint with loose speading
hairs towards base ; terminal joint long, slender, acute. Max-
illary palpi short, rather stout, not dilated. Antennae
of cT simple, shortly ciliated. Legs long and slender; spurs
nearly equal. Forewings with 3 and 4 stalked, or less com-
monly connate; 8, 9, 10 stalked. Hindwings with 4 absent
(coincident with 5), 6 and 7 stalked.

The stalking of 3 and 4 of the forewings though char-
acteristic is not always present.


(Atmotos, smoky.)
d 9, 14-19 mm. Head, palpi, antennae, thorax, and
abdomen fuscous. Legs fuscous, beneath whitish. Forewings
narrow-elongate, posteriorly dilated, costa gently arched,
apex rounded, termen obliquely rounded; pale-fuscous, mark-
ings darker fuscous; suffused spots at base of costa and dor-
sum; similar spots beneath costa at J and middle; a pale
sigmoid line from | costa to mid-dorsum; an indistinct sub-
terminal line; cilia grey, apices whitish. Hindwings with
termen rounded; whitish, towards termen greyish; cilia

The description of Nymphula dipfopOy Low., resembles
this species, but it should be structurally different.

Type in Coll. Turner.

N.Q., Kuranda, in October. Q., Brisbane, from Sep-
tember to April. Abundant on the river bank, resting on
plants, etc., at the edge of the water. Probably the larvae
are aquatic.

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Nymphula aristodora, n. sp.
(Aristosy best; doron, a gift.)

d, 10-12 mm. Head whitish. Palpi dark-fuscous;
apices whitish. Antennae ochreous- whitish. Thorax and
abdomen whitish mixed with ochreous. Legs whitish annu-
lated with fuscous; anterior pair mostly fuscous. Forewings
elongate- triangular, costa scarcely arched, apex rounded, ter-
men obliquely rounded, slightly indented at ^ from oosta;
white mixed with ochreous and fuscous; costa suflfused with
fuscous as far as middle ; a median fuscous and ochreous fascia
from before mid-costa, broadening in disc, to mid-dorsum;
beyond this is an ochreous fascia interrupted in middle, giv-
ing off below interruption a process towards mid-termen; a
fine wavy dark-fuscous line from | costa to mid-disc; an
ochreous-fuscous subapical costal blotch; a terminal ochreous
fascia anteriorly edged with fuscous; cilia whitish with a
fuscous basal line. Hindwings with termen strongly indented
at ^; a fuscous line from middle of dorsum not reaching
costa, preceded by an ochreous suffusion; a dark-fuscous
median fascia broadly dilated in disc; followed by a broad
ochreous fascia; terminal fascia and cilia as forewings.

Type in Coll. Turner.

Q., Brisbane, in April and May; taken abundantly in
one locality on the edge of a wat^rhole.

Nymphula epimochla, n. sp.
(Epimochlos, marked with a bar.)

d y 18 mm. Head, palpi, and antennae ochreous- whitish.
Thorax and abdomen pale ochreous-fuscous. Legs ochreous-
whitish; anterior pair infuscated. Forewings elongate-tri-
angular, costa nearly straight, apex rounded, termen obliquely
rounded ; vein 10 stalked with 8 + 9 ; pale ochreous-fuscous
mixed with whitish; a fine white subterminal line; cilia
ochreous- whitish, bases barred with fuscous. Hindwings with
termen rounded ; white ; a narrow median and broad post-
median fuscous fascia; an ochreous-fuscous terminal fascia
edged anteriorly with fuscous ; cilia ochreous-fuscous with
four or five blackish basal dots towards apex of wing.

Type in Coll. Turner.

Q., Brisbane, in January ; one specimen. There are also
two specimens in the British Museum.

Cataclysta psathyrodes, n. sp.
(Pmthurodes, of fragile appearance.)
d y 12 mm. Head white. Palpi white j basal half of
tenninal joint fuscous externally. Antennae grey; in d

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with angular projections at joints and short ciliations (^).
Thorax fuscous; patagia white. Abdomen white irrorated
with fuscous. Legs white ; anterior pair fuscous, tarsi white
with fuscous annulations. Forewings elongate-triangular,
costa gently arched, apex pointed, termen slightly sigmoid,
slightly oblique; white, with dark-fuscous and ochreous-
brown scales; costal edge fuscous; a short blackish
longitudinal streak from base: a blackish line from

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