Tortrix scruposa n. sp.
♂. 17 mm. Head greyish-white. Palpi grey, terminal segment short and bluntly pointed. Antennae grey, ciliation 1. Thorax grey, patagia brown. Abdomen (missing). Legs grey, anterior pair infuscated. Forewings strongly arched at base, thence straight to apex, apex rounded, termen rounded, oblique; white; markings bronzy - brown; basal patch indicated by an irregular fascia, projecting at middle; two curved fasciae beyond this, second broken up into spots; median fascia directed towards tornus, evenly dilated from costa, interrupted at ⅔; four or five interrupted irregular fasciae between median fascia and apex: cilia greyish-white, darker round apex. Hindwings fuscous grey: cilia grey with a darker basal line.
Not readily comparable with any other Tortrix.
Mount Ruapehu, in January. One male taken by Mr. C. C. Fenwick, who retains the type.
Tortrix subdola n. sp.
♂. 15–16 mm. Head greyish-white, face darker. Papli greyish-white, darker apically, second segment thickened with scales, apex truncate, terminal segment very short, hardly projecting. Antennae annulated alternately with fuscous and whitish, ciliations in ♂ ¾. Thorax fuscousgrey. Abdomen whitish-grey, anal tuft ochreous-white. Legs whitishgrey, anterior pair strongly infuscated. Forewings, costa strongly arched, apex pointed, termen rounded, very oblique; silvery-white tinged with grey; extreme edge of costa, for short distance basally, fuscous; median costal area more clearly white; a speckling, consisting of groups of one to four black scales, throughout; a prominent black discal dot: cilia whitish-grey with darker basal line. Hindwings and cilia greyish-white.
Very similar in appearance to T. argentosa Philp., but the black speckling is absent in that species. From T. indigestana Meyr. the structure of the palpi is a good distinguishing character.
Taken by Messrs. C. C. Fenwick and Morris N. Watt at Ruapehu in December and January. Five males were forwarded for examination. Holotype (♂) and paratypes in coll. C. C. Fenwick.