3. Eul. zophoëssa, Meyr.
(Eulechria zophoëssa, Meyr., Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W., 1882, 515.)
Minor, alis ant. fuscis, pun [ unclear: ] tis disci tribus, macula costa post medium parva, strigaque postion floxuosa saturatioribus; post. saturate grisois.
Male.—15 ½ mm. Head fuscous, mixed with whitish-ochreous. Palpi dark fuscous, second joint whitish-ochreous internally and at extreme apex, apex of terminal joint whitish-ochreous. Antonn [ unclear: ] dark fuscous. Thorax dark fuscous, becoming ochreous posteriorly. Abdomon dark fuscous. Anterior and middle legs dark fuscous, tarsi whitish-ochro [ unclear: ] us beneath; posterior legs dark grey, apex of joints whitish-ochreous. Forewings somewhat dilated, costa gently arched, apex rounded, hindmargin obliquely rounded; fuscous, slightly reddish-tinged, basal [ unclear: ] irregularly mixed and suffused with whitish-ochreous, and thinly irrorated with dark fuscous, hindmargin rather broadly suff [ unclear: ] d with dark fuscous; a small dark fuscous spot at base of costa, and another at base of inner margin; a
small dark fuscous spot in disc before middle, a second in disc beyond middle, and a third almost directly beneath first on fold; first and second connected by a clear whitish-ochreous line, beneath which is a fourth similar spot between them; a small dark fuscous spot on costa at [ unclear: ] , its apex suffus [ unclear: ] dly confluent with second discal spot; a very indistinct suffused strongly curved dark fuscous line from [ unclear: ] of costa to anal angle, beneath closely approximating to hindmargin: cilia dark fuscous-grey, mixed with whitish-ochr [ unclear: ] ous. Hindwings dark grey; cilia grey, with a dark grey line near base.
An inconspicuous but distinct species.
Wellington, in January; one specimen.