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Volume 46, 1913
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Tortrix tigris sp. nov.

♂. 22 mm. Head and palpi ochreous. Antennae ochreous, annulated with black, ciliations 1. Thorax pale ochreous mixed with brown. Abdomen pale ochreous-grey. Forewings elongate-ovate, costa strongly arched, fold ⅔, apex subacute, termen markedly sinuate, slightly oblique; whitishochreous mixed with brown; markings fuscous-brown, distinct; posterior edge of basal patch very oblique, deeply and widely indented at middle'; median fascia very broad, anterior edge from ⅓ costa to beyond ½ dorsum, almost straight posterior edge from ⅔ costa to tornus, sinuate; an irregularly wedge-shaped fascia midway between median fascia and apex, its anterior edge strongly sinuate: cilia fuscous-brown. Hindwings whitish-grey, faintly ochreoustinged round termen: cilia whitish-grey, fuscous towards apex.

Nearest to T. torogramma, but easily distinguished by the form of the basal patch and the median fascia.

Tisbury, Invercargill. One example, beaten from Dicksonia fibrosa, in January.

Harmologa palliata sp. nov.

♂. 24–27 mm. Antennae black annulated with whitish. Head, palpi, And thorax dark fuscous mixed with yellowish-grey. Abdomen dark fuscous, segmental divisions grey. Forewings suboblong, costa rather straight, fold slight, termen slightly oblique, rounded beneath; dark fuscous, densely strewn with pale-yellow scales which tend to become tinged with blue near costa and dorsum: cilia fuscous-grey, darker near apex. Hindwings dark reddishfuscous, sometimes strongly suffused with red in disc: cilia grey, with one or more obscure darker lines. Undersides: Forewings bright yellow with suffused fuscous blotch on apical third; hindwings bright yellow with scattered fuscous scales.

♀. 29 mm. Head, palpi, thorax, and abdomen grey-whitish tinged with yellow. Forewings oblong, termen faintly sinuate; pale fuscous, thickly strewn with light-yellow scales, towards middle of costa scales tend to become bluish-white: cilia grey mixed with fuscous, Hindwings fuscousgrey tinged with pale yellow: cilia white with two obscure darker lines. Undersides: Forewings yellowish-grey; hindwings pale clear yellow.

Distinguished from all the other large species of Harmologa, except aenea, by the absence of markings on the forewings. The latter species I have not seen, but palliata seems to differ in the colour of both fore and hind wings.

Obelisk, Old Man Range, Central Otago. Taken commonly by Messrs. A. Hamilton and W. G. Howes early in February, 1912. I am indebted to Mr. Howes for three fine males. In December of the same year I found both sexes fairly plentiful on the Takitimu Mountains at about 3,500 ft.