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Art. XXXIV.—List of the Lepidoptera recorded as having been found in New Zealand previous to the Year 1871.

In this arrangement of the New Zealand Lepidoptera I have followed the catalogue prepared for the British Museum by Mr. Butler, “with the view of identifying the species of Diurnal Lepidoptera described by Fabricius by a comparison with the original type specimens, drawings, etc., of referring them to modern genera, and of adding some recent synonyma.” The title of the catalogue is “Catalogue of the Diurnal Lepidoptera, described by Fabricius, in the Collection of the British Museum, by Arthur Gardiner Butler, F.L.S., F.Z.S., etc, (1869).”

Order Lepidoptera, Linnæus.

Section Rhopalocera, Boisduval.

Family Nymphalidæ, Westwood.

Sub-family Satyrinæ, Bates.

Argyrophenga, Doubleday.

antipodum, E. Doubleday, Ann. and Mag. N.H., XVI., 307.

The genus Argyrophenga is not included in the above catalogue, but is placed in this position in “Cat. Diurnal Lepid. of the Family SatyridŒ in the British Museum,” prepared by Butler for the British Museum, 1868.

Sub-family Nymphalinæ, Bates.

Group Nymphalides, Butler.

  • Pyrameis, Hübner.

  • cardui, Linn.

  • gonerilla, Fabr., Syst. Ent., 498, 237.

  • itea, Fabr., l.c., 498, 238.

  • Diadema, Boisd.

  • bolina, Linn.

This species is identical (according to Butler) with auge, Cramer, and to the Linnæan name he therefore properly gives precedence.

Sub-family Heliconinæ, Bates.

  • Hamadryas, Boisd.

  • zoilus, Fabr., l.c., 480, n. 163 (1775); Ent. Syst., III., 42, n. 128 (1793).

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Family Lycænidæ, Stephens.

Sub-family Lycæninæ, Bates.

  • LycŒna, Fabr.

  • oxleyi, Felder.

  • boldenarum, White.

I cannot give a reference to the description of these species. They are referred to in a paper by Bates on new species of insects from Canterbury, New Zealand, collected by me.—Vide Ent. M. Mag., IV., 53.

  • Chrysophanus, Hüb.

  • edna, Doubleday.

  • feredayi, Bates, Ent. M. Mag., IV., 53.

Section Heterocera, Boisd.

Tribe Sphinghii, Latr.

Family Sphingidæ, Steph.

  • Sphinx, Linn.

  • convolvuli, Linn., var. g., Walker, Cat. Lep. Brit. Mus., part 8, page 212.

Tribe Bombycites, Latr.

Family Leptosomidæ.

  • Leptosoma, Boisd.

  • annulatum, Boisd., Voy. de l'Ast., Ent., pl. 5, fig. 9.

Vide Ent. M. Mag., V., 2, where Guenée, in a paper on “New Species, etc., of Heterocerous Lepidoptera from Canterbury, New Zealand, collected by Mr. R. W. Fereday,” says:—“This New Zealand species is the true L. annulatum of M. Boisduval, and Mr. Walker has erred in transferring that name to the species from New Holland, which differs in the patagia being bordered with white as well as the inner margin of the anterior wings, in the yellow fringe, the spots much less extended, the broader yellow abdominal bands, the yellow face, etc.”

Family Siculidæ, Guen.

  • Morova, Guen.

  • subfasciata, Walk., l.c., XXXII., 523.

Family Hepialidæ, Step.

  • Hepialus, Fabr.

  • despectus, Walk., l.c., XXXII., 594.

  • characterifer, idem.

  • Elhamma, Walk.

  • cervinata, Walk., l.c., XXXII., 595.

  • signata, Walk., l.c., VII., 1563.

  • antipoda, Boisduval.

  • Charagia, Walk.

  • ingens, Walk., l.c., XXXII., 596.

  • virescens, Doub., Diefenbach's New Zealand, I., 284.

  • rubroviridans, Stephens, MSS.

  • Porina, Steph.

  • vexata, Walk., l.c., XXXII., 597.

  • novŒ-zelandiŒ, Steph., l.c.

  • Pielus, Steph.

  • hyalinatus, Herr Schæff.

  • umbraculatus, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 1868, 1.

  • variolaris, Guen., l.c., 1.

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Tribe Noctuites, Latr.

Division Trifidæ, Guen.

Sub-divisionBombyciformes, Guen.

Family Bryophilidæ, Guen.

  • Bryophila, Treit.

  • temperata, Walk., l.c., XV., 1648.

  • Declana, Walk.

  • floccosa, Walk., l.c., XV., 1649.

Family Bombycoidæ, Guen.

  • Detunda, Walk.

  • atronivea, Walk., l.c., XXXII., 618.

Sub-division Genuinæ, Guen.

Family Leucanidæ, Guen.

  • Leucania, Ochs.

  • semivittata, Walk., l.c., XXXII., 628.

  • extranea, Guen., Noct., I., 77, 104.

  • " var. e., var. a., Walker, l.c., IX., 93.

  • propria, Walk., l.c., IX., 111.

  • unica, Walk., l.c., IX., 112.

  • Nonagria, Steph.

  • juncicolor, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 1868, 2.

  • Politeia, Walk.

  • junctilinea, Walk., XXXII., 643.

  • Ipana, Walk.

  • leptomera, Walk., l.c., XV., 1662.

Family Apamidæ, Guen.

Sub-family Episemides, Guen.

  • Heliophorbus, Boisd.

  • disjungens, Walk., l.c., XV, 1681.

Sub-family Apamides, Guen.

  • Alysia, Guen.

  • specifica, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 1868, 3.

  • Mamestra, Steph.

  • comma, Walk., l.c., IX., 239.

Family Noctuidæ, Guen.

  • Nitocris, Guen.

  • bicomma, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 4.

  • limbosa, Guen., idem, 5.

  • exundans, Guen., idem.

  • nuna, Guen., idem, 6.

  • epiplecta, Guen., idem.

  • Agrotis, Steph.

  • moderata, Walk., l.c., XXXII., 705.

  • suffusa, Steph., III.Brit. Haust., II., 116.

  • admirationis, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 38.

  • ceropachoides, Guen., idem, 39.

  • munda, Walk., l.c., X., 348.

  • cŒrulea, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 38.

  • nullifera, Walk., l.c., XI., 742.

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  • Graphiphora, Steph.

  • implexa, Walk., l.c., X., 405.

Family Orthosidæ, Guen.

  • Teniocampa, Guen.

  • immunis, Walk., l.c., X., 430.

  • Orthosia, Boisd.

  • communicata, Walk., l.c., XXXIII., 716.

  • infusa, Walk., l.c., XI., 748.

Family Hadenidæ, Guen.

  • Dasypolia (?), Guen.

  • dotata, Walk., l.c., XI., 522.

  • Eumichtis, Hüb.

  • sisteus, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 39.

  • Euplexia, Steph.

  • insignis, Walk., l.c., XXXIII., 724.

  • Hadena, Guen.

  • plusiata, Walk., l.c., XXXIII., 742.

  • pictula (Dianthecia pictula, White; Taylor, “Te Ika a Maui,” New Zealand, Pl. I, f. 3).

  • mutans, Walk., l.c., XI., 602.

  • lignifusca, Walk., l.c., XI., 603.

  • lignana, Walk., l.c., XI., 758.

  • nervata, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 40.

  • Erana, Walk.

  • vigens, Walk., l.c., XXXIII., 743.

  • plena, Walk., l.c., XXXIII., 744.

  • graminosa, Walk., l.c., XI., 605.

Family Xylinidæ, Guen.

  • Xylocampa, Guen.

  • inceptura, Walk., l.c., XV., 1736.

  • cucullina, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 40.

  • Auchmis, Hüb.

  • composita, Guen., Noct., II., 114, 832.

  • Xylina, Boisd.

  • stipata, Walk., l.c., XXXIII., 753.

  • turbida, idem, 754.

  • vexata, id., 755.

  • defigurata, id., 756.

  • atristriga, id.

  • canescens, id., 757.

  • ustistriga, Walk., l.c., XI., 630.

  • lignisecta, id., 631.

  • spurcata, id.

  • inceptura, id., XV., 1736.

  • deceptura, id., 1737.

  • provida, id.

Division Quadrifidæ, Guen.
Sub-division Intrusæ, Guen.
Family Amphipyridæ, Guen.

  • Bityla, Walk.

  • thoracica, Walk., l.c., XXXIII., 869.

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Family Heliothidæ, Guen.

  • Heliothis, Guen.

  • peltigera, Steph., Ill. Brit. Ent. Haust., III., 109.

  • armigera, Hün., Noct., Pl. 79, f. 370.

  • conferta, Walk., l.c., XI., 690.

Sub-division Variegatæ, Guen.

Walker has called the sub-divisions of the QuadrifidŒ Tribes, but they should evidently be called sub-divisions, as in the TrifidŒ.

Family Eriopidæ, Guen.

  • Cosmodes, Guen.

  • elegans, Guen., Noct., II., 290, 1092.

Family Plusidæ, Boisd.

  • Plusia, Ochs.

  • eriosoma, Doub., Dieff. New Zealand, II., 285.

Sub-division Patul, Guen.
Family Ommatophoridæ, Guen.

  • Dasypodia, Guen.

  • selenophora, Guen., Noct., III., 175, 1566.

Tribe Deltoidites, Guen.
Family Hypenidæ, Herr Schæff.

  • Phapsa, Walk.

  • scotosialis, Walk., l.c., XXXIV., 1149.

Tribe PYRALITES, Guen.
Sub-tribe Luridæ, Guen.
Family Asopidæ, Guen.

  • Daraba, Walk.

  • extensalis, Walk., l.c., XXXIV., 1311.

  • Hymenia, Hün.

  • recurvalis, Fabr.

Family Steniadæ, Guen.

  • Diasemia, Steph.

  • grammalis, Doub., l.c., 287.

  • Ischnurges, Ld., Wien Ent. Mon., VII., 418, Pl. 3, f. 14.

  • illustralis, Ld., Wien Ent. Mon., VII., Pl. 15, f. 12.

  • See Walker, l.c., XXXIV., 1330.

Family Botydæ, Guen.

  • Scopula, Schr.

  • daiclesalis, Walk., l.c., XIX., 1017.

  • cordalis, Doub., l.c., 288.

  • flavidalis, id., 287.

  • quadralis, id., 288.

  • dipsasalis, Walk., l.c., XVIII., 796.

  • hybreasalis, id., 797.

  • paronalis, id.

  • Mecyna, Guen.

  • polygonalis, Treits.

According to Dieff., this is the plygonalis of Treits.; and the polygonalis of Treits. is the Mecyna polygonalis of Guen.—See Walk., l.c., XIX., 804.

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Sub-tribe Plicatæ, Guen.
Family Scoparidæ, Guen.

  • Scoparia, Haw.

  • diptheralis, Walk., l.c., XXXIV., 1501.

  • minusculalis, id., 1503.

  • linealis, id.

  • minualis, id., 1504.

  • feredayi, Kuags., Ent. M. Mag., IV., 80.

  • rakaiensis, id.

  • ejuncida, id., 81.

  • exilis, id.

Tribe Geometrites, Newm.
Family Ennomidæ, Guen.

  • Angerona, Dup.

  • menaria, Walk., l.c., XXVI., 1500.

  • Selenia, Hübn.

  • gallaria, Walk., l.c., XX., 259.

  • Polygonia, Guen.

  • fortinata, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 41.

  • Lyrcea, Walk.

  • alectoraria, Walk., l.c., XX., 259.

  • Ennomos, Treit.

  • ustaria, Walk., l.c., XXVI., 1519.

  • Ischalis, Walk.

  • thermocromata, Walk., l.c., XXVI., 1750.

  • Sestra, Walk.

  • fusiplagiata, Walk., l.c., XXVI., 1751.

Family Boarmidæ, Guen.

  • Zermizinga, Walk.

  • indocilisaria, Walk., l.c., XXVI., 1530.

  • Boarmia, Treit.

  • dejectaria, Walk., l.c., XXI., 394.

  • attracta, id.

  • exprompta, id., 395.

  • Tephrosia, Boisd.

  • patularia, Walk., l.c., XXI., 422.

  • scriptaria, id.

  • Gnophos, Treit.

  • pannularia, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 42.

Family Acidalidæ, Guen.

  • Asthena, Hübn.

  • ordinata, Walk., l.c., XXII., 676.

  • subpurpureata, Walk., l.c., XXVI., 1588.

  • mullata, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 42.

  • Acdalia, Treit.

  • (?) pulchraria, Doub., l.c., 286; Walk., l.c., XXIII., 781.

This is identical with Ptychopoda rubropunctaria, Doub., l.c., 286.—See Walk., l.c., XXIII., 781.

  • (?) rubraria, id.

This is Ptychopoda rubraria, Doub., l.c., 286.—See Walk., l.c., XXIII., 781.

  • prefectata, Walk., l.c., XXIII., 781.

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  • schistaria, id., 782.

  • subtentaria, id., XXVI., 1610.

  • absconditaria, id., 1611.

Family Micronidæ, Guen.

  • Gargaphia, Walk.

  • muriferata, Walk., l.c., XXVI., 1635.

Family Macaridæ, Guen.

  • Macaria, Curt.

  • (?) humeraria, Walk., l.c., XXIII., 940.

Family Fidonidæ, Guen.

  • Lozogramma, Steph.

  • obtusaria, Walk., l.c., XXIII., 985.

  • Panagra, Guen.

  • scissaria, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 43.

  • hypenaria, Guen., Phal., II., 128, 1125.

  • See Walker, l.c., XXIII., 992.

  • promelanaria, Walk., l.c., XXVI., 1666.

  • venipunctata, id.

  • ephyraria, id.

  • Fidonia, Treit.

  • (?) servularia, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 43.

  • (?) brephosata, Walk., l.c., XXIV., 1037.

  • (?) acidaliaria, id.

  • peroruata, Walk., l.c., XXVI., 1672.

  • Aspilates, Treit.

  • subocraria, Doub., l.c., 285.

  • abrogata, Walk., l.c., XXIV., 1075.

  • euboliaria, Walk., l.c., XXVI., 1684.

Family Hybernidæ, Guen.

  • Hybernia, Latr.

  • boreophilaria, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 61.

Family Larentidæ, Guen.

  • Larentia, Dup.

  • corcularia, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 62.

  • infantaria, id.

  • catocalaria, id.

  • clarata, Walk., l.c., XXIV., 1197.

  • productata, id.

  • megaspilata, id., 1198.

  • subduclata, id.

  • infusata, id., 1199.

  • invexata, id.

  • semisignata, id., 1200.

  • lucidata, id.

  • (?) quadristrigata, id.

  • inoperata, id., 1201.

This is Cidaria (?) cineraria, Doub., l.c., 286.

  • diffusaria, id.

  • punctilineata, id., 1202.

  • interclusa, id.

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  • Eupithecia, Curt.

  • cidariaria, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 62.

  • (?) bilineolata, Walk., l.c., XXIV., 1246.

  • muscosata, id.

  • semialbata, id., XXVI., 1708.

  • inexpiata, id.

  • indicataria, id.

  • Coremia, Guen.

  • ardularia, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 63.

  • inamŒnaria, id.

  • ypsilonaria, id., 64.

  • rosearia, Doub., l.c., 285.

This is Cidaria rosearia, Doub., l.c., 285.

  • robustaria, Walk., l.c., XXV., 1320.

  • semifissata, id.

  • plurimata, id., 1321.

  • deltoidata, id.

  • pastinaria, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 64.

  • (?) inductata, Walk., l.c., XXV., 1322.

  • Camptogramma, Steph.

  • strangulata, Guen., Phal., II., 423, 1586.

See Walk., l.c., XXV., 1327.

  • fuscinata, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 92.

  • stinata, id.

This is printed “stinaria” in Ent. M. Mag., but, in the MS. list sent to me by M. Guenèe, who named the species from a specimen received from me, it is written “stinata,” and the latter agrees best with the termination of the names of the other species.

  • correlata, Walk., l.c., XXV., 1330.

  • Dasyurus, Guen.

  • partheniata, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 93.

  • Phibalapteryx, Steph.

  • suppressaria, Walk., l.c., XXVI., 1721.

  • parvulata, id.

  • Scotosia, Steph.

  • subobscurata, Walk., l.c., XXV., 1358.

  • erebinata, id.

  • stigmaticata, id., 1359.

  • panagrata, id., 1360.

  • denotata, id., 1361.

  • lignosata, id.

  • subitata, id., 1362.

  • humerata, id.

  • Cidaria, Treit.

  • inclarata, Walk., l.c., XXV., 1411

  • perductata, id., 1412.

  • congressata, id.

  • similata, id., 1413.

  • conversata, id.

  • descriptata, id., 1414.

  • bisignata, id., 1415.

  • congregata, id.

  • aggregata, id.

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  • pligifurcata, id., 1416.

  • lestevata, id.

  • agrionata, id., 1417.

  • tipulata, id.

  • inclinataria, id., 1418.

  • collectaria, id., 1419.

  • transitaria, id.

  • rudisata, id., 1420.

  • (?) obtruncata, id., 1421.

  • flexata, id.

  • dissociata, id., XXVI., 1734.

  • similisata, id., 1735.

  • pyramaria, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 93.

  • bulbulata, id., 94.

  • delicatulata, id.

  • Helastia, Guen.

  • eupitheciaria, Guen., Ent. M. Mag., V., 95.

  • Chalastra, Walk.

  • pellurgata, Walk., l.c., XXV., 1430.

  • Elvia, Walk.

  • glaucata, Walk., l.c., XXV., 1431.

Tribe Crambites, Sta.
Family Phycidæ, Guen.

  • Hypochalcia, Hübn.

  • submarginalis, Walk., l.c., XXVII., 48.

  • indistinctalis, id.

  • Nephopteryx, Hübn.

  • maoriella, Walk., l.c., XXXV., 1720.

  • subditella, id.

  • Gadira, Walk.

  • acerella, Walk., l.c., XXXV., 1742.

Family Crambidæ, Sta.

  • Crambus, Fabr.

  • flexuosellus, Doub., l.c., 289.

  • vitellus, id.

  • ramosellus, id., 288.

  • nexalis, Walk., l.c., XXVII., 178.

  • transcissalis, id.

  • sabulosellus, id.

  • Eromene, Hübn.

  • lepidella, Walk., l.c., XXXV., 1761.

  • bipunctella, id.

  • auriscriptella, id., XXX., 976.

  • Samana, Walk.

  • falcatella, Walk., l.c., XXVII., 197.

  • Adena, Walk.

  • xanthialis, Walk., l.c., XXVII., 198.

Tribe Tortricites.
Family Tortricidæ, Guen.

  • Teras, Tr.

  • punctilineana, Walk., l.c., XXXV., 1780.

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  • cuneiferana, id.

  • (?) abjectana, id., 1781.

  • pauculana, id.

  • contractana, id., 1782.

  • excessana, id., XXVIII., 303.

  • oblongana, id.

  • inaptana, id., 304.

  • incessana, id.

  • spurcatana, id., 305.

  • biguttana, id.

  • conditana, id., 306.

  • servana, id.

  • semiferana, id.

  • priscana, id., 307.

  • antiquana, id.

  • congestana, id., 308.

  • (?) maoriana, id.

  • (?) accensana, id., XXX., 983.

  • Pandemis, Hübn.

  • gavisana, Walk., l.c., XXVIII., 312.

  • Batodes, Guen.

  • jactatana, Walk., l.c., XXVIII., 317.

  • Tortrix, L.

  • innotatana, Walk., l.c., XXVIII., 333.

  • Sciaphila, Tr.

  • flexivittana, Walk., l.c., XXVIII., 353.

  • transtrigana, id., 354.

  • turbulentana, id., 355.

  • fusiferana, id.

  • detritana, id., 356.

  • servilisana, id.

  • spoliatana, id.

  • infimana, id., 357.

  • saxana, id.

  • Olindia, Guen.

  • (?) vetustana, Walk., l.c., XXVIII., 358.

  • Conchylis, Tr.

  • plagiatana, Walk., l.c., XXVIII., 370.

  • leucaniana, id.

  • recusana, id.

  • marginana, id., 371.

  • Pedisca, Tr.

  • luciplagana, Walk., l.c., XXVIII., 381.

  • morosana, id., 382.

  • privatana, id.

  • Grapholita, Sta.

  • abnegatana, Walk., l.c., XXX., 991.

  • Argua, Walk.

  • scabra, Walk., l.c., XXVIII., 448.

Family Chorutidæ, Sta.

  • Simaethis, Lch.

  • combinatana, Walk., l.c., XXVIII., 456.

  • (?) abstitella, id., XXX., 997.

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Tribe Tineites, Newm.
Family Tineidæ, Sta.

  • Tinea, L.

  • tapetzella, L.

See Walk., l.c., XXVIII., 466.

  • contactella, Walk., l.c., XXXV., 1813.

  • rectella, id., XXVIII., 482.

  • certella, id., 484.

  • plagiatella, id., 485.

  • admotella, id.

  • derogatella, id.

  • bisignella, id., XXX., 1007.

  • fusilella, id., 1008.

  • maoriella, id.

  • Incurvaria, Hw.

  • basella, Walk., l.c., XXVIII., 492.

  • Sabatinca, Walk.

  • incongruella, Walk., l.c., XXVIII., 511.

Family Plutellidæ, Sta.

  • Cerostoma, Ltr.

  • terminella, Walk., l.c., XXVIII., 548.

  • fulguritella, id.

Family Gelechidæ, Sta.

  • Gelechia, Zl.

  • conspicuella, Walk., l.c., XXIX., 651.

  • innotella, id., 652.

  • intactella, id.

  • monospilella, id., 653.

  • adapertella, id.

  • adreptella, id., 654.

  • sublitella, id.

  • deamatella, id.

  • flavidella, id., 655.

  • collitella, id.

  • convulsella, id., 656.

  • contextella, id.

  • contritella, id., 657.

  • subditella, id.

  • bifaciella, id.

  • peroneanella, id., 658.

  • apparitella, id., XXX., 1027.

  • copiosella, id., 1028.

  • Œcophora, Zl.

  • apertella, Walk., l.c., XXIX., 698.

  • armigerella, id.

  • ademplella, id.

  • picarella, id., 699.

  • hamatella, id., 700.

  • Cryptolechia, Zl.

  • coarctatella, Walk., l.c., XXIX., 768.

  • colligatella, id.

  • lichenella, id., 769.

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  • Izatha, Walk.

  • attractella. Walk., l.c., XXIX., 787.

  • Tingena, Walk.

  • bifaciella, Walk., l.c., XXIX., 810.

  • Vanicella, Walk.

  • disjunctella, Walk., l.c., XXX., 1039.

Family Glyphypterygidæ, Sta.
  • Glyphypteryx, Hübn.

  • externella, Walk., l.c., XXX., 841.

  • scintelella, id.

Family Argyresthidæ, Sta.
  • Argyresthia, Hübn.

  • transversella, Walk., l.c., XXX., 849.

  • stilbella, id.

Family Gracilaridæ, Sta.
  • Gracilaria, Hw.

  • frontella, Walk., l.c., XXX., 856.

  • arenosella, id., 857.

Family Elachistidæ, Sta.
  • Elachista, Sta.

  • subpavonella, Walk., l.c., XXX., 898.

Tribe Pterophorites, Latr.
Family Pterophoridæ, Zl.
  • Platyptilus, Zl.

  • falcatalis, Walk., l.c., XXX., 931.

  • repletalis, id.

  • Pterophorus, Gff.

  • innotalis, Walk., l.c., XXX., 945.

  • deprivatalis, id., 946.

  • Aciptilus, Zl.

  • furcatalis, Walk., l.c., XXX., 950.

  • monospilalis, id.