Tatosoma lestevata. 5 specimens, all in perfect condition.
T. apicipallida. 6 taken of this fine high-mountain form.
T. agrionata, T. topea, T. timora. 2 of each of these species taken.
Chloroclystis. These small, beautiful moths were numerous and in good condition, providing good series of C. lunata, magnimaculata, halianthes, furva, and the lovely green melochlora, and also one or two each of C. rubella and C. clarkei.
Eucymatoge gobiata. Only a few worn specimens were seen.
Hydriomena similata and H. callichlora. Fairly common.
H. praerupta. 7 specimens, 5 of which were in perfect condition.
H. arida. 6 specimens showing extra dark colouring. Males 26 mm., females 31 mm. expanse.
H. purpurifera. A large series in perfect order. All with whitish lower wings as against the ochreous underwings of Dunedin specimens.
H. rixata. Common around Marion.
H. hemizona. 5 of this rare species was a welcome addition.
H. deltoidata. A few only at Homer, common elsewhere.
Asthena pulchraria. A number taken, all of large size.
Venusia undosata. 8 at Homer—common at Marion—32 mm. wing expanse.
V. charidema. 5 specimens came to light at Homer.
Orthoclydon praefectata. A few at Homer, but large numbers were attracted to light at the western end of the tunnel, where flax is common on the adjacent hillside.
O. chlorias. 2 only of these beautiful moths.
Xanthorhoe umbrosa. Plentiful at light. When newly emerged this moth is dull olive-green, but soon fades. Wing expanse 42 mm.
X. dissimilis. Quite common, wing expanse 43 mm.
X. occulta. A number seen, some with abbreviated wings, usual expanse 32 mm.
X. beata and X. benedicta. Both fairly common and good specimens.
X. adonis. Only a few taken.
X. cinerearia and X. semisignata. Very few seen in any of the Homer localities.
X. semifissata. Rare at Homer but common at Marion. Specimens large and well coloured.
X. cataphracta, X. declarata and X. stricta. These appeared as occasional captures amongst tussock country.
X. cedrinodes. 6 specimens, males 35 mm., females 39 mm. wing expanse.
X. stricta. 2 worn specimens were in a parcel of moths subsequently sent by Mrs. Sutherland from Homer.
Notoreas brephos. Fairly common in all localities.
N. zopyra. A few at Homer, most common at Marion and from there up to the Divide.
N. anthracias. Beautiful dark specimens were plentiful above Divide.
N. mechanitis. The few taken were all very dark and above normal in size.
N. paradelpha. 4 specimens larger and darker than normal.
Dasyuris callicrena. The only day-flying moth that was really plentiful, and a good number were taken in perfect order.
D. leucobathra. 4 specimens.
D. micropolis. 12 specimens.
Epirrhanthis veronicae. Plentiful, attracted to light—a number were beautiful red-marked specimens.
E. alectoraria and E. ustaria. Also common at light.
Selidosema terrena. Quite common and showed practically no variation in the 15 specimens I collected.
S. rudiata. 4 specimens, all of exceptionally large size—48 mm. wing expanse—and showing slight difference in general colour and some of the markings make me inclined to think that this mountain form should be treated as a distinct species.
S. ombrodes. 2 specimens from Homer. Previously only recorded from Chatham Islands.
S. berylia (Howes, 1943).
S. productata. 3 only.
Declana leptomera. Plentiful.
D. junctilinea. 6 specimens all of the dark mountain form.
D. floccosa, D. hermione. 2 only of each.
D. glacialis. A number seen but only 3 secured.
D. egregia. A large number attracted to the tunnel lights, but only a small proportion in perfect condition.