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Lycæna, Fabricius.

8. Lycœna phœbe. Pl. XII., figs. 2 and 3.

Lycœna phœbe, Murray, Ent. Mo. Mag., 1873, p. 107.

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To illustrate paper by A.G. Butler.

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Male.—Wings above dull lilacine blue with a dull brown border, widest towards the apices of the wings; fringe and costal area of primaries, from the base to beyond the end of the cell, silvery-greyish; body brown, the thorax bluish-black; wings below pale greyish stone-colour; a discal series of whitish-bordered pale-brown spots, angulated upon the secondaries; a sub-marginal series of pale brown spots, lunulate on primaries and sagittate on secondaries, bounded internally by a white border, and enclosing an almost marginal series of triangular pale brown spots; a brown marginal ine; fringes whitish; body below whitish; expanse of wings, 1 inch 2 ines.

This species seems to occur more or less commonly throughout Australia and the islands of the South Pacific; it is probably the male of L. alsulus of Herrich-Schäffer (described in the Stettin Zeitung for 1869), but this point requires confirmation.

9. Lycœna oxleyi.

Lycœna oxleyi, Felder, Reise der Novara, Lep., II., p. 280, pl. 35, fig. 6 (1865).

Male.—Wings above lilacine blue, rather brighter in tint than in the preceding species; primaries with the apex and outer border rather broadly shining dark brown; secondaries with the costal area broadly and the outer margin narrowly brown; fringes of all the wings white, spotted with brown at the terminations of the veins; body black, the head, tegulæ, and sides of thorax clothed with grey hairs; wings below greyish-brown; primaries glossy, irrorated towards the base of costal area with whitish scales; a black litura indicating the discocellulars, a discal oblique series of semi-circular black spots, angulated towards the costa; a double submarginal series of blackish spots, encircled by white scales; fringe as above; secondaries crossed by two irregular series of black spots, the inner series near the base composed of three or four small spots, the outer series angulated, very irregular, and composed of about eight larger spots; the whole basal area to the second series of spots irrorated with white scales; outer border irrorated with white with traces of sub-marginal spots; fringe as above; palpi, abdomen, and legs below white, pectus grey; expanse of wings 1 inch 1 line.

The measurements of this and the preceding species are taken from Mr. Enys' specimens.