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Capua arcuata Philp., Trans. N.Z. Inst., vol. 47, p. 198.

Mr. A. Tonnoir has submitted to me the previously unknown male of this species. It was taken at Deans' Bush, Christchurch, in March. I have made the specimen the allotype and returned it to the coll. Canterbury Museum.

Epichorista speciosa n. sp.

♂. 14 mm. Head, palpi and thorax ferruginous. Antennae ringed alternately with ochreous-grey and black, ciliations in male 1 ½. Abdomen dark greyish-fuscous. Legs greyish-ochreous, anterior pair fuscous, all tarsi annulated with ochreous. Forewings, costa straight, apex almost rectangular, termen slightly rounded, little oblique; white; markings ferruginous mixed with ochreous and black; a small basal patch, including costal fold, margin outwardly oblique; a prominent fairly broad straight fascia from apex of costal fold to before ½ of dorsum, outer margin extended in disc by ochreous patch; an outwardly oblique broad fascia from middle of costa, greatly constricted (almost interrupted) at middle, thence much

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dilated and recurved to apex; several spots on costa between ½ and apex, and some irregular markings between fasciae on dorsum, where the ground-colour is leaden grey; fringes ferruginous, tipped with yellowish-ochreous. Hindwings dark fuscous; fringes fuscous with darker basal line, round tips ochreous.

Near E. zatrophana Meyr. but a larger and more handsome species.

Arthur's Pass, in February. The single male (holotype) was taken by Mr. S. Lindsay in whose collection it remains.

Tortrix maculosa n. sp.

♂ ♀. 14–20 mm. Head, palpi and thorax grey. Antennae grey annulated with fuscous, ciliations in male 1. Abdomen greyish-white. Legs greyish-white, anterior pair fuscous. Forewings, costa well arched, apex round-pointed, termen oblique, white, irrorated with lighter and darker bronzy-fuscous; markings dark bronzy-fuscous; three or four interrupted curved fasciae between base and ¼; a rather broad outwardly oblique fascia from before ½ to middle of wing, dilated in disc; three or four interrupted fasciae between this and apex; fringes greyish-white. Hindwings fuscous-grey; fringes fuscous-grey with pale basal line.

Not closely resembling any other New Zealand Tortrix. It is easily recognised by its spotted appearance.

Aorere River and Quartz Ranges, in February. Fairly common on the “pakihi” lands. Holotype (male), allotype (female), and a series of paratypes in coll. Cawthron Institute.