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Volume 63, 1934
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Tineidae.

  • Apatetris melanombra Meyr. Eglinton Valley, Te Anau; rare.

  • Megacraspedus calamogona Meyr. Common in October. Oreti River and Takitimos.

  • Aristotelia paradesma Meyr. One near the Takitimos.

  • Thiotricha tetraphala Meyr. One at the Accommodation House at Lake Manapouri.

  • T. thorybodes Meyr. Takitimos in October; rare. One at the Spey River, Manapouri.

  • Phthorimaea operculella Zell. Two at Lumsden.

  • P. cheradias Meyr. Eglinton Valley. Fairly common.

  • P. thyraula Meyr. One only at Hope Arm, Manapouri.

  • Gelechia monophragma Meyr. Very plentiful in October; Lower Takitimos, Hope Arm, Milford Track.

  • G. parvula Philp. Several at Hope Arm.

  • G. lithodes Meyr. A good series on the shingle at Hope Arm, also at the Worsley Stream and on the Milford Track, and at Milford Sound.

  • G. schematica Meyr. Several on the Oreti River.

  • G. colastadesma Clarke. Flat Top Mountain, 4000 feet, in January, 1928.

  • Anisoplaca achyrota Meyr. Eglinton Valley. Not uncommon.

  • A. acrodactyla Meyr. Hope Arm, Milford Track. Common occasionally.

  • Donacostola notabilis Philp. I took one of this most interesting species on Flat Top Mountain at 4000 feet in 1923 and another in 1928.

  • Batrachedra psithyra Meyr. Very common near a small stream in mixed bush, Hope Arm.

  • B. eucola Meyr. Apparently uncommon. One only, Hope Arm.

  • B. agaura Meyr. Common. Eglinton Valley, Hope Arm.

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  • Borkhausenia levicula Philp. Two only, at 4000 feet, Flat Top Mountain.

  • B. zanthomicta Meyr. Hope Arm; common.

  • B. honorata Philp. Hope Arm. Not common.

  • B. vestita Philp. Several taken by Mr S. Lindsay and myself on Flat Top Mountain.

  • B. robiginosa Philp. Common on the slopes of McKinnon Pass.

  • B. compsogramma Meyr. Milford Track.

  • B. apertella Walk., oxyina Meyr., innotella Walk., nycteris Meyr., scholaea Meyr., crotala Meyr., pseudospretella Staint., basella Walk., perichlora Meyr., siderodeta Meyr., xanthodesma Philp., hoplodesma Meyr., armigerella Walk., maranta Meyr., melanamma Meyr., phegophylla Meyr., politis Meyr., pronephela Meyr. were taken at various localities.

  • Leptocroca scholaea Meyr. Common in beech forests.

  • Schiffermuelleria orthophanes Meyr. Occurred at various localities.

  • Gymnobathra coarctatella Walk. Common.

  • G. calliploca Meyr. Particularly common in October; seen in most localities.

  • G. parca Butl. Fairly common.

  • G. philadelpha Meyr. Appears to be rare. One only, at the Worsley Stream.

  • G. tholodella Meyr. Exceedingly common.

  • G. squamea Philp. A few only on the Kepler Mountains at 4000 feet.

  • G. omphalota Meyr. Very common among shrubs at the edge of the bush.

  • Parocystola acroxantha Meyr. Oreti River. Common in October.

  • Izatha pereonella Walk. A beautiful insect; fairly plentiful in the forests.

  • I. acmonias Philp. Quinton Huts and Arthur River. Not common.

  • I. picarella Walk. Takitimos and Whitestone River. Occurred sparingly.

  • I. balanophora Meyr. Takitimos. One taken.

  • I. amorbas Meyr. Several taken at Hope Arm, Lake Manapouri.

  • I. convulsella Walk. Common among Leptospermum at Te Anau and Manapouri.

  • Trachypepla lichenodes Meyr. Occurred sparingly at Hope Arm and elsewhere.

  • T. leucoplanetis Meyr. Rather rarely taken on the Milford Track, also at Manapouri.

  • T. galaxias Meyr. A few at Te Anau.

  • T. ingenua Meyr. Common at Pompolona and on the Clinton River.

  • T. euryleucota Meyr. Sparingly taken at Lake Manapouri among Leptospermum.

  • T. metalifera Philp. Eglinton Valley and Milford Track. Not common.

  • T. protochlora Meyr., anastrella Meyr., contritella Walk., aspidephora Meyr. were all taken commonly.

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  • Euthictis chloratma Meyr. Hope Arm; Milford Track.

  • Atomotricha sordida Butl. Kepler Mountains. One only. Probably common in the spring.

  • A. prospiciens Meyr. Milford Track and Eglinton Valley. A few.

  • Barea confusella Walk. Lake Te Anau. Not uncommon.

  • B. exarcha Meyr. An odd specimen taken at Lumsden.

  • Locheutis vagata Meyr. Milford Track. Not plentiful.

  • Proteodes carnifex Butl. Plentiful in February; all beech forests.

  • P. profunda Meyr. Not particularly plentiful, but taken in various Lake regions.

  • P. clarkei Philp. I discovered this beautiful moth in January, 1923, when on a collecting trip with Mr S. Lindsay. It is apparently local at 4000 feet on Flat Top Mountain, among native grasses. On a subsequent visit in 1929 I took it plentifully, all specimens being caught at the same place. Only one ♀ was taken, and is semi-apterous.

  • Oxythecta austrina Meyr. Flat Top Mountain; Kepler Mountains. Not often taken.

  • Nymphostola galactina Feld. Hope Arm. Not uncommon.

  • Lathicrossa leucocentra Meyr. Hope Arm, Clinton and Arthur Rivers.

  • Cryptolechia compsotypa Meyr. An odd specimen at Hope Arm.

  • C. liochroa Meyr. Not uncommon. Milford Track.

  • C. apocrypta Meyr. Very common.

  • Eutorna symmorpha Meyr. A number were taken on a stream at Hope Arm.

  • E. caryochroa Meyr. Not uncommon.

  • Agriophara coricopa Meyr. Milford Track. Not very common.

  • Phycomorpha metachrysa Meyr. One at Lake Manapouri, also several at Eglinton River.

  • Thylacosceles acridomima Meyr. Very common.

  • Stathmopoda skelloni Butl. Very common.

  • S. campylocha Meyr. Not common. Two on the Arthur River.

  • S. phlegyra Meyr. Hope Arm. A few.

  • S. mysteriastis Meyr. Several on the Milford Track.

  • S. aposema Meyr. Common in October, Takitimo Mountains.

  • Zapyrastra calliphana Meyr. Common at outskirts of forests.

  • Batrachedra psathyra Meyr. A few taken at Hope Arm and on the Milford Track.

  • B. agaura Meyr. Common Hope Arm.

  • B. eucola Meyr. One only was taken by myself at Hope Arm.

  • Heliostibes insignis Philp. An interesting new species discovered by myself at 4000 feet on Flat Top Mountain, Manapouri. One specimen only.

  • H. electrica Meyr. Hope Arm. Not uncommon.

  • H. callispora Meyr. One at the Takitimo Mountains.

  • H. illita Feld. Very common at Hope Arm and on the Milford Track.

  • H atychioides Butl. Very common among Leptospermum in various places.

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  • Charixena iridoxa Meyr. A most beautiful insect. Milford Track, MeKinnon Pass, Kepler Mountains, and at Lake Manapouri. No moths were taken, the distinctive ravages of the larva on the Astelia leaves being the only trace of it apparent. I reared the larva and bred several examples in the following August, 1930, its early emergence explaining its apparent rarity.

  • Simaethis inspoliata Philp. The only specimen known at present was taken by myself on Flat Top Mountain at 4000 feet on December 27, 1928.

  • S. exocha Meyr. Rather uncommon on the McKinnon Pass.

  • S. combinatana Walk. Fairly common in October, Takitimo Mountains. Also taken at Te Anau.

  • S. microlitha Meyr. Common, especially in October, on the Takitimos.

  • S. colpota Meyr. Two at Hope Arm.

  • S. barbigera Meyr. Fairly common at Hope Arm, Flat Top Mountain, and the slopes of McKinnon Pass.

  • S. antigrapha Meyr. Milford Track. A few.

  • S. albifasciata Philp. One at Flat Top Mountain.

  • Choreutis bjerkandrella Thunb. Takitimo Mountains; common.

  • Glyphipteryx achlyoessa Meyr. Very common.

  • G. aenea Philp. Two taken on Flat Top Mountain.

  • G. transversella Walk. Common at Hope Arm and on the Milford Track.

  • G. zelota Meyr. Common on the McKinnon Pass.

  • G. cionophora Meyr. Common on the Takitimos and along the Oreti River in October.

  • G. rugata Meyr. Common at Lumsden in February.

  • G. bactrias Meyr. Common in October at the Takitimos.

  • G. scintilla Clarke. Flat Top Mountain in January. I discovered this prettily marked species at 4000 feet, its only known locality; common.

  • G. aulogramma Meyr. A few near the Mararoa River.

  • G. oxymachaera Meyr. Very common in the Lake country.

  • G. iocheaera Meyr. Very common also.

  • G. leptosema Meyr. A few taken on the Milford Track and elsewhere.

  • G. dichorda Meyr. Plentiful at Hope Arm, Manapouri.

  • G. acronoma Meyr. Mararoa River and Lake districts.

  • G. triselena Meyr. Fairly plentiful in several places.

  • Elachista ombrodoca Meyr. Very common.

  • E. archaeonoma Meyr. Also common.

  • E. gerasmia Meyr. A few on the Takitimos.

  • Scythris epistrota Meyr. Not uncommon on the Takitimos.

  • Zelleria copidota Meyr. A few in several places.

  • Acrocercops zorionella Huds. A specimen taken on the Clinton River.

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  • Parectopa aellomacha Meyr. Hope Arm, South Arm, and Milford Track. Not rare.

  • P. panacivagans Watt. Milford Track. Attached to Pseudopanax foliage.

  • P. aethalota Meyr. Clinton River. Only one taken.

  • Gracilaria linearis Butl. Very plentiful.

  • G. selenitis Meyr. Sometimes occurring in the greatest profusion at about 3500 feet on the mountain beech, Nothofagus.

  • G. elaeas Meyr. Not uncommon.

  • Dolichernis chloroleuca Meyr. Occasionally taken on the Milford Track.

  • Protosynaema steropucha Meyr. Commonest in October at the Takitimos.

  • Phylacodes cauta Meyr. Not usually common. Occurred near the Oreti River.

  • Bedellia psamminella Meyr. Common, on Convolvulus, Hope Arm.

  • Orthenches drosochalca Meyr. A pretty species, fairly common, at Lake level.

  • O. porphyritis Meyr. Very common in most localities among mixed bush.

  • O. vinitincta Philp. Not uncommon, Clinton River.

  • Plutella megalynta Meyr. A good series of this mountain insect was secured on the McKinnon Pass at 3500 feet. It was commonly found in the early morning floating on the water of the tarns.

  • P. maculipennis Curt. Several seen at Lumsden only.

  • Circoxena ditrocha Meyr. One only in the S.W. Arm, Te Anau. This was a surprise, as I had previously taken it only at Auckland.

  • Erechthias acrodina Meyr. Not uncommon, Takitimos and Lakes.

  • E. charadrota Meyr. Also plentiful.

  • E. fulguritella Walk. Several taken at various places. A plentiful species.

  • Dryadaula myrrhina Meyr. Not common; Takitimos, in October.

  • D. castanea Philp. One of this apparently rare species taken at Hope Arm.

  • Eschatotypa melichrysa Meyr. Very common on the outskirts of the bush.

  • E. derogatella Walk. Usually occurs with the former species; common.

  • Nepticula lucida Philp. Since I discovered this species in 1916 I have found it plentiful in beech forest, especially at about 3000 feet. All Lake districts.

  • N. oriastra Meyr. Not uncommon, but rarely taken, as it has to be searched for close to the ground among daisies and grasses.

  • N. erichtitus Watt. One at the Takitimos.

  • N. tricentra Meyr. Common among mixed bush; Takitimos and Eglinton Valley.

  • N. cypracma Meyr. One specimen of what seems to be this species at Hope Arm.

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  • Endophthora omogramma Meyr. Clinton River and South Arm. Not uncommon.

  • Crypsitricha pharotoma Meyr. Two only, at Hope Arm.

  • C. stereota Meyr. Common in various localities.

  • C. roseata Meyr. Rare; Clinton River.

  • C. generosa Philp. The only one known. The type was taken by Mr S. Lindsay when we were collecting at Hope Arm in 1923.

  • C. mesotypa Meyr. The commonest species of the genus at the Lakes.

  • Archyala terranea Butl. Very common at the Takitimos, and seen at Te Anau.

  • A. pentazyga Meyr. One only at the Eglinton River.

  • Sagephora jocularis Philp. One at Hope Arm.

  • S. phortegella Meyr. Very common in mixed bush.

  • S. exsangius Philp. Hope Arm. Not very common.

  • Monopis ethelella Newm. Very common.

  • M. ornithias Meyr. Commonest in October; Takitimos.

  • Tineola biselliella Hum. Only seen at Lumsden.

  • Tinea argodelta Meyr. One at Hope Arm.

  • T. cymodoce Meyr. Clinton River; uncommon.

  • T. mysticopa Meyr. Common.

  • T. mochlota Meyr. Occasionally taken. It was not uncommon at the Takitimos.

  • T. astraea Meyr. One only at Hope Arm.

  • T. dicharacta Meyr. Common at the Waiau River.

  • T. fuscipunctella Haw. Taken at Manapouri on a window.

  • Trichophaga tapetiella Linn. Lumsden; two specimens.

  • Proterodesma mysticopa Meyr. Common.

  • Astrogenes insignita Philp. A few in the Eglinton Valley, and one at Clinton River.

  • Lysiphragma epixyla Meyr. Common in mixed bush.

  • L. howesii Quail. Clinton River. One only.

  • Taleporia microphanes Meyr. Flat Top Mountain, Hunter Mountains, Kepler Mountains, and McKinnon Pass.

  • T. triangularis Philp. Not common. Taken with the preceding species.

  • T. aphrosticha Meyr. This interesting and delicate moth was not uncommon on the Kepler Mountains and on Flat Top Mountain.

  • Mallobathra araneosa Meyr. One on Flat Top Mountain.

  • M. illustris Philp. Flat Top Mountain, McKinnon Pass, and Skelmorlie. Not very plentiful.

  • M. homalopa Meyr. Common at Hope Arm and on the Milford Track.

  • M. perisseuta Meyr. A few at the Takitimos in October. Others seen at Hope Arm.

  • Scoriodyta conisalia Meyr. Lumsden and Mararoa River in October; common.