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LIST

OF THE

SPECIMENS

OF

LEPIDOPTEROUS INSECTS

THE COLLECTION

OF THE

BRITISH MUSEUM.

BY .

FRANCIS WALKER, F.L.S., &c.

PART XXVII.

CRAMBITES & TORTRICITES.

PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES. LONDON, 1863.

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P REFACE.

The object of the present Catalogue is to give a complete list of all the genera and species of Crambites and Tortricites known to exist in the different collections. The letters a , b , c, &c., after the species, denote the specimens now contained in the British Museum, followed by the habitat and the mode in which each of them was obtained, and the absence of these letters indicates the species which are desiderata, and therefore desirable to be procured for the collection.

JOHN EDWARD GRAY.

British Museum,

March 2, 1863.

CATALOGUE

OF

LEPIDOPTERA HETEROCERA.

SIXTH SERIES.

CRAMB1TES.

Crambites, Sta.

Fam. 1. GALLERIOE.

Galleridse, Sta.

Note . Some of the exotic genera that are here included in this and in the following families hardly agree with the characters which will combine the European genera in their respective families. The classification of these tribes has been founded on European species, and will probably soon be much altered by the formation of new families of exotic genera.

Genus 1. GALLERIA.

Galleria, Latr .

1. Galleria mellonella.

mellonella, L. cereana, L. cerella, F. cerealis, Hb.

a g . England. From Mr. Stephens’ collection. h 1. England.

Genus 2. APHOMIA.

Aphomia, Hb. Lithosia, F. Crambus, F. Galleria, Latr. Itythyria, Latr. Herminia, Sam. Melia, St.

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1. Aphomia SOCIELLA.

sociella, L. colonella, L. socia, F. coloneum, F. tribunella, W. V . sociana, Hw. colonina, Hw. colonatus, Hiv. socialis, Hw. colonalis, Hb.

a h. England. From Mr. Stephens’ collection. i n. England.

o, p. Europe. From M. Becker’s collection.

Genus 3. MELISSOBLAPTES.

Melissoblaptes, Zl. Melia, St .

Europe and the neighbouring regions.

1. Melissoblaptes bipunctanus. bipunctanus, Ct. anellus, Zk.

2. Melissoblaptes anellus. anellus, W. V. sociella, Hb. a—g. England. From Mr. Bouchard’s collection.

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3. Melissoblaptes ecedellus.

fcedellus, Zl.

Genus 4. ACHROEA.

Achroea, Zl. Meliphora, Gn . {

1. Achroea gei sella. |

grisella, F. alvearia, F. cinereola, Hb. cerea, Hw. alveariella, ' Gn.

a i. England. From Mr. Stephens’ collection. j, k. England.

Genus 5. MASCHANE.

Mas. Corpus crassum, dense vestitum. Proboscis conspicua. Palpi oblique ascendentes, caput non superantes ; articulus 3us acutus, minimus. Antennae setulosae, longiusculae. Abdomenjalas poslicas paullo superans ; fasciculus apicalis, parvus, quadratus.

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Pedes breves, robusti. Alae anticae elongatae, acutae, costa convexa, margine exteriore longissimo subangulato.

Male . Body very stout, thickly clothed. Proboscis distinct. Palpi obliquely ascending, applied to the head, not rising so high as the vertex ; third joint conical, acute, very minute. Antennae setulose, rather long. Abdomen extending a little beyond the hind wings; apical tuft small, quadrate. Legs smooth, short, stout; hind tibiae with four spurs; one spur in each pair short, the other long. Fore wings elongate, acute, extending much beyond the hind wings ; costa convex ; exterior border very long, forming a rounded angle at one-third of the length, extremely oblique hind- ward ; fringe very long towards the interior angle; interior border very short.

1. Maschane erratipennis.

Mas. Purpurascente-ferruginea , subtus ochracea ; antennae albce sabtus albce ; thorax antice et abdomen ochracea ; alee anticae vitta antica lata pallidissime ochracea , lineis duabus cinereis nigro marginatis , la angulata , 2 a subarcuata perobliqua, punctis duobus discalibus et quinque marginalibus albis ; posticce pallide cinerece marginibus obscurioribus.

Male. Reddish brown, with a purplish tinge, ochraceous be- neath. Antennae white beneath at the base. Thorax in front and abdomen ochraceous. Fore wings with a broad very pale ochraceous stripe on the fore part of the disk ; two cinereous transverse black- bordered lines ; first line forming a very acute and prominent out- ward angle, accompanied in front by two white points; second line very oblique, slightly curved inward ; fore part of the exterior bor- der with five whitish points which diminish in size hiudward ; hind part with the fringe white in front; discal point black, very small. Hind wings pale cinereous, except towards the borders. Length of the body 7 lines ; of the wings 18 lines.

a. Para. From Mr. Bates’ collection.

2. Maschane simplex.

Mas. Ferrugineo-rufa , subtus pallide rufescens ; palpi ascend - entes , breves; antennae subsetosae , subpubescentes ; abdomen ochraceum , basi cristatum , alas posticas longe superans ; alae anticae linea recta obliqua chalybaea , plaga antica pallide purpurascente , marginis interioris angulo fimbriato bene determinato ; posticce pallide rufescentes .

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Male. Ferruginous-red, pale reddish beneath. Palpi as- cending, applied to the head, not rising near so high as the vertex. Antennae minutely setose and pubescent. Abdomen ochraceous, tapering, crested at the base, extending much beyond the hind wings; apical tuft very small. Fore wings with a straight chaly- beous dark-bordered line, which extends from the tips towards the inner part of the interior border ; a diffuse pale purplish patch along the outer fore part of this line ; exterior border very oblique hind- ward ; angle of the interior border distinct, furnished with a fringe. Hind wings pale reddish. Length of the body 6 lines ; of the wings 34 lines.

a. Nanta, Amazon Region. From Mr. Bates' collection.

Genus 6. EGONE.

Fcem. Corpus rohustum, laeve. Proboscis conspicua. Palpi porrecti, longiusculi, lati, fimbriati, articulo 3o conico minimo Antennae subsetulosae. Abdomen alas posticas non superans. Pedes validi, squamosi ; tibice posticae quadricalcaratae. Alae anticse elongates, apice subquadratae, costa subconvexa.

Female. Body stout, smooth. Proboscis distinct. Palpi por- rect, broad, fringed, about as long as the breadth of the head; third joint conical, very minute. Antennas very minutely setulose. Abdo- men not extending beyond the hind wings. Legs stout, squamous ; hind tibiae with four moderately long spurs. Wings elongate, moderately broad. Fore wings subquadrate at the tips ; costa slightly convex ; exterior border hardly convex, slightly oblique.

1. Egone bipunctalis.

Fcem. Ferrugineo-fasca, nitens ; alee anticce punctis duobus dis - calibus albis nigro marginatis ; postica albido-cinerece.

Female. Ferruginous-brown, shining, brownish cinereous be- neath. Abdomen whitish cinereous. Fore wings with two white black-bordered discal points, one interior, the other exterior. Hind wings whitish cinereous. Length of the body 6 lines ; of the wings 16 lines.

a. Sydney. From Mr. Lambert’s collection.

Genus 7. DAULIA.

Fcem. Corpus crassum, dense vestitum. Proboscis obsoleta. Palpi porrecti, pilosi, angulati, capitis latitudine non longiores;

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articulus 3us 2o brevior. Antennae breviusculae, sat graciles. Abdomen alas posticas paullo superans. Pedes breves, robusti, dense pilosi. Alee elongat®, spissae; anticae acutae, costa subconvexa.

Female . Body very stout, densely clothed. Proboscis ob- solete. Palpi porrect, angular, as long as the breadth of the head, clothed to the tips with long hairs ; third joint shorter than the second. Antennae smooth, rather short and slender. Abdomen extending a little beyond the hind wings. Legs short, stout, densely clothed ; hind tibiae with four stout spurs, one in each pair much longer than the other. Wings elongate, dense, not broad. Fore wings acute ; costa and exterior border slightly convex, the latter very oblique.

1. Daulia indecora.

Foera. Cinereo-f usca ; alee lituris nullis ; anticce aspere squa- mosce ; posticee fimbria cinerea.

Female . Grayish brown, without markings, a little paler

beneath. Fore wings with minute rough scales. Hind wings with a cinereous fringe. Length of the body 6 lines ; of the wings 18 lines.

a . St. Domingo. From Mr. Tweedie’s collection.

Genus 8. TORONE.

Foem. Corpus robustum. Fasciculus frontalis productus. Proboscis conspicua. Palpi porrecti, disjuncti, subrostriformes, capitis latitudine non longiores; articulus 3us 2o brevior. Abdo- men alas posticas non superans. Pedes robusti ; tibiae posticag cal- caratae, basi apieeque cornu armatae. Alae anticae amplae, elongatae, subfalcatae, costa subconvexa, margine exteriore subangulato pos- tice coucavo.

Female. Body stout. Head with a prominent frontal tuft. Proboscis distinct. Palpi porrect, nearly rostriform but not con- nected, as long as the breadth of the head ; third joint rounded at the tip, much shorter than the second. Antennae smooth. Abdo- men not extending beyond the hind wings. Legs stout, not long; hind tibiae without spurs, but with a stout apical appendage which is as long as the tarsus; another and a still longer appendage ex- tends from the base of each hind tibia. Wings ample, elongated. Fore wings quadrate and subfalcate at the tips ; costa slightly con- vex; exterior border forming a round angle, not ubliqne in front, oblique and excavated hind ward.

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CATALOGUE OF

TORONE HYBLiEOIDES.

Fcem. Rufescenie-fusca ; corpus cyaneo -nigrum, subtus rufum ; caput subtus album ; alee antica nigro punctata , purpuras- cente suffusa , basi schistacece, lineis duabus nigris , \a angu- lata , 2a nebulosa antice interrupta apud costam dilatata strigis duabus exterioribus nigris , costa subtus rufa, fascia subtus lutea ; posticee plaga rufa , subtus rufee nigro punc- tata.

Female. Dark reddish brown. Body bluish black, red be- neath. Head and fore part of the thorax brown, white beneath. Fore wings with a purplish tinge, dark slate-colour towards the base ; many black points, which are mostly on the veins ; interior and ex- terior lines black, rather diffuse ; interior line forming an outward angle ; exterior line clouded, interrupted in front, forming a trian- gular patch on the costa; two more exterior black streaks, one extending from the costa to the fore part of the exterior border, the other extending along the hind part of the exterior border ; under side red along the costa, with a broad regular exterior bright pale luteous band. Hind wings with a large bright red patch ; under side bright red, brown along the border, with black dotted veins. Length of the body 8 9 lines ; of the wings 20 22 lines.

a c. Ega. From Mr. Bates’ collection.

Far. Body and fore wings fawn-colour, excepting the luteous band beneath.

d. Villa Nova. From Mr. Bates’ collection.

Genus 9. PROPACHYS.

Mas. Corpus robustum. Proboscis valida. Palpi porrecti, crassi, clavati, squamosi, capitis latitudine longiores, articulis arete conjunctis. Antennae validae, subsetulosae, subpubescentes. Pedes robusti; pedes antici incrassati; tibiae dense fimbriatae. Alae elon- gatse; anticae apice subrotundatae.

Male. Body stout. Proboscis robust. Palpi porrect, mas- sive, clavate, smooth, squamous, longer than the breadth of the head; joints closely compacted together. Antennas stout, very minutely setulose and pubescent. Abdomen extending very little beyond the hind wings. Legs very stout; hind tibiae with four long spurs; fore legs incrassated, squamous; tibiae densely fringed. Wings elongate. Fore wings slightly rounded at the tips ; costa

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very slightly convex; exterior border slightly convex, moderately oblique.

1. Propachys nig riven a.

Mas. Lcete rosea ; caput ochraceum ; palpi , abdomen subtus et pedes cyaneo-nigra ; alee anticee venis nigris.

Male. Bright rose-colour. Head ochraceous. Palpi, abdo- men beneath and legs metallic bluish black. Fore wings with black veins. Length of the body 7 9 lines; of the wings 18—20

lines.

a e. North China. From Mr. Fortune’s collection.

/. Silhet. From Mr. Stainforth’s collection.

g. North Hindostan. From the Entomological Society.

k . - ? Presented by E. Doubleday, Esq.

Genus 10. DERCHIS.

Fcem. Corpus crassum. Caput pilosissimum. Proboscis obso- leta. Palpi quatuor subaequales, porrecti, lanceolati, pilosi, capitis latitudine longiores ; articulus 3us 2o brevior. Antennae graciles. Thorax squamosus. Abdomen alas posticas non superans. Pedes leeves, sat robusti ; tibiae posticae calcaribus quatuor longissimis. Alae anticse latae, apice subrotundatae, costa subconvexa, margine exteriore subobliquo; marginis interioris fimbria longissima.

Female. Body thick. Head very pilose. Proboscis obsolete. Maxillary and labial palpi porrect, lanceolate, pilose, longer than the breadth of the head, almost alike; third joint shorter than the second. Antennae slender. Thorax squamous. Abdomen not ex- tending beyond the hind wings. Legs stout, rather long, pilose, squamous; hind tibiae with four very long spurs. Wings elongate, stout, moderately broad. Fore wings rounded at the tips; costa and exterior border slightly convex, the latter slightly oblique. Hind wings with a very long fringe on the interior border.

1. Derchis horridalis.

Fcem. Fusca ; alee anticee nigricante conspersee , macula discali fusca , striga postica e squamis nigris ; posticae subobscuriores.

Female . Brown, cinereous-brown beneath. Fore wings

minutely blackish-speckled ; discal spot brown ; a streak of black scales towards the base of the interior border. Hind wings a little

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darker than the fore wings. Length of the body 7 lines; of the wings 20 lines.

a. Ega. From Mr. Bates’ collection.

Genus 11. LAMACHA.

Fcem. Corpus crassum. Fasciculus frontalis productus. Pro- boscis robusta. Palpi lahiales porrecti, squamoso-hirsuti, sub- decuinhentes, capitis latitudine fere duplo longiores ; articulus 3us lanceolatus, 2i dimidio longior. Palpi maxillares brevissimi. An- tennae graciles. Abdomen alas posticas non superans. Aloe anticae latae, acutae, costa convexa, margine exteriore subconvexo sub- obliquo.

Female. Body thick. Frontal tuft prominent. Proboscis Tobust. Palpi porrect, slightly curved downward, squamous-hir- sute, parallel to each other, not contiguous, nearly twice longer than the breadth of the head; third joint lanceolate, much more than half the length of the second. Maxillary palpi very short. Antennae slender. Abdomen not extending beyond the hind wings. Fore wings broad, acute; costa convex; exterior border slightly convex and oblique.

1. Lamacha bilineolata.

Fcem. Pallide cinereo-viridis , subtus rufescenie-cinerea ; caput rufescens ; alee anticce lineis duabus pallide cinereis , 1 a sub- recta, 2 a undulata.

Female. Pale cinereous-green, reddish cinereous beneath. Head and palpi reddish. Fore wings with two pale cinereous transverse lines, which are rather remote from each other ; first line almost straight, slightly oblique ; second undulating. Length of the body 6^ lines; of the wings 18 lines.

a. North China. From Mr. Fortune’s collection.

Genus 12. DIBOMA.

Fcem. Corpus sat robustum. Proboscis obsoleta. Palpi por- recti, compressi, fimbriati, obtusi,thorace paullo longiores; articulus 3us 2o valde brevior. Abdomen alas posticas non superans. Pedes laeves; tibiae posticae quadricalcaratae. Alae anticae latae, apice rectangulatae, costa subcon vexa, margine exteriore vix obliquo.

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Female . Body rather stout. Proboscis obsolete. Palpi por- rect, compressed, obtuse, fringed, a little longer than the thorax; third joint much shorter than the second. Abdomen not extending beyond the hind wings. Legs smooth ; hind tibiae with four long spurs. Wings rather broad, not long. Fore wings rectangular at the tips ; costa and exterior border slightly convex, the latter hardly oblique.

1. Diboma abscissalis.

Fcem. Cervina ; palpi rufeseentes ; thoracis latera antica sub - rosea ; alee anticce fascia informi lineisque duabus angulosis e atomis roseis , puncto basali nigricante , annulis duobus dis - calibus punctisque marginalibus roseis .

Female. Fawn-colour. Palpi reddish. Thorax with a rosy tinge on each side in front. Fore wings irregularly rosy-speckled ; the speckles mostly forming an irregular band and two zigzag lines ; two minute discal ringlets and marginal points rosy; a blackish basal point. Hind wings beneath with rosy speckles in front, and with two zigzag lines and marginal points of the same hue. Length of the body \\ lines ; of the wings 10 lines.

Sarawak, Borneo. In Mr. Saunders’ collection.

Genus 13. ACBJPIA.

Mas . Corpus sat robustum. Proboscis mediocris. Palpi validi, squamosi, snberecti, verticem paullo superantes; articulus 3us longi-conieus, 2i dimidio brevior. Abdomen attenuatum, alas posticas perpaullo superans, fasciculus apicalis minimus. Alae latae ; anticae subacutae, costa basi subconvexa, margine exteriore undulato; posticae truncatae, margine exteriore subundulato.

Male. Body rather stout. Proboscis moderately long. Palpi stout, squamous, nearly erect, rising a little higher than the vertex ; third joint elongate-conical, less than half the length of the second. Abdomen tapering, extending very little beyond the hind wings; apical tuft very small. Wings broad, not long. Fore wings slightly acute; costa slightly convex towards the base; exterior border undulating. Hind wings somewhat truncated at the tips; exterior border very slightly undulating.

1. Acripia subolivacea.

Mas. Pallidissime cinereo- cervina ; alee anticce olivaceo sub - tinctce , nigro subconspersce , plaga costali subapicali fusca magna diffusa ; posticce fusco subconspersce .

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Male. Very pale cinereous fawn-colour. Fore wings with a very slight olive-green tinge, and with some black speckles, which are placed transversely and are obliterated hindward ; a large dif- fuse brown patch about the apical part of the costa. Hind wings very minutely brown-speckled. Length of the body 7 lines ; of the wings 16 lines.

a. South Africa. Presented by Sir A. Smith.

Genus 14. HIBITA.

Mas . Corpus crassum, pilosissimum. Proboscis obsoleta.

Palpi porrecti, crassi, pilosissimi, capitis latitudine breviores. Ab- domen alas posticas superans; fasciculus apicalis minimus. Pedes robusti, femoribus tibiisque pilosis, calcaribus quatuor longis. Alae elongatae, spissae, latiusculae, costa margineque exteriore perparum convexis, margine exteriore subtruncato.

Male . Body thick, very pilose. Proboscis obsolete. Palpi porrect, thick, very pilose, shorter than the breadth of the head ; third joint minute, concealed by the hairs. Abdomen extending rather beyond the hind wings; apical tuft very small. Legs stout; femora and tibiae pilose ; hind tibiae with four long spurs. Wings elongate, dense, comparatively broad. Fore wings hardly acute, very slightly truncated along the interior border ; costa and exterior border very slightly convex, the latter moderately oblique.

1. Hibita arcturella.

Mas. Ferruginea , sublus cinerascens ; alee antiece fusco con - spersce , costa nigricante conspersa , fascia media fusca obliqua , punctis luarginalibus nigricantibus ; posticce fusete.

Male. Ferruginous. Abdomen and hind wings brown ; under side more cinereous. Fore wings with transverse brown speckles, the latter blackish along the costa ; a brown oblique incomplete middle band ; marginal points blackish. Length of the body 6 lines ; of the wings 16 lines.

a. Ega. From Mr. Bates' collection.

Genus 15. ORYBA.

Mas . Corpus sat gracile. Proboscis conspicua. Palpi por- recti, lanceolati, capitis latitudine vix duplo longiores; articulus 3us 2o non brevior. Antennae glabrae, graciles. Abdomen alas

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posticas non superans; fasciculus apicalis parvus. Pedes laeves, longi, validi ; tibiae posticae calcaribus quatuor longis. Alae anticae elongatae, amplae, vix falcatae, margine exteriore subcouvexo sat obliquo.

Male. Body rather slender. Proboscis distinct. Palpi por- rect, lanceolate, nearly twice longer than the breadth of the head ; third joint full as long as the second. Antennae smooth, slender. Abdomen not extending beyond the hind wings ; apical tuft small. Legs smooth, long, stout; hind tibiae with four long spurs, one of each pair much longer than the other. Wings elongate, ample. Fore wings hardly falcate ; costa straight ; exterior border slightly convex, rather oblique.

1. Oryba flaviplaga.

Mas. Rosea ; alee anticae purpurascente-rosece, plaga subcostali Jlava rufo marginata , linea obliqua subrecta nigra , plaga sub - tus diffusa nigricante .

Male. Rosy, mostly yellowish cinereous beneath. Abdomen yellowish cinereous. Fore wings purplish rosy, with a yellow red- bordered subcostal patch, and with a nearly straight black line, which extends from near the base of the subcostal vein to the inte- rior angle; underside with a diffuse blackish patch beyond the yel- low patch. Hind wings pale cinereous along the interior border. Length of the body 7 lines; of the wings 20 lines.

a. North Hindostan. From Mr. Stevens’ collection.

Genus 16. MURGISCA.

Fcem. Corpus laeve, crassum. Proboscis conspicua. Palpi longi, porrecti, disjuncti, subdecumbentes, articulo 3o conico. An- tennae glabra?. Abdomen alas posticas non superans. Pedes validi, laeves; tibiae posticae quadricalcaratae. Alae elongatae, latiusculae; anticae subfalcatae, costa recta, margine exteriore convexo.

Female. Body smooth, very stout. Proboscis distinct. Palpi porrect, pubescent, slightly inclined downward, remote from each other, much longer than the breadth of the head; third joint coni- cal, not more than one-fourth of the length of the second. An- tennae smooth. Abdomen tapering towards the tip, not extending beyond the hind wings. Legs stout, smooth ; hind tibiae with four moderately long spurs. Wings elongate, rather broad. Fore wings subfalcate; costa straight; exterior border convex, very slightly oblique.

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1. Murgisca ceryinalts.

Foem. Pallidissime cervina ; alee anticis fascia obliqua subpal- lidiore antice dilatata lineis duabus subobscurioribus margi- nata ; alee posticee albidis cervino vix su (fusee.

Female. Very pale fawn-colour. Fore wings with an oblique slightly paler band ; this is broadest in front, and is bordered by two lines, which are a little darker than the ground hue. Hind wings whitish, with a very slight fawn-coloured tinge. Length of the body 6 lines ; of the wings 18 lines.

Var. Foem. Pallide cervina ; alee anticee roseo subtinctis , lituris nullis ; posticee pallidissime cervinis .

Var. Female. Pale fawn-colour, much paler beneath. Fore wings slightly rosy-tinged, without markings. Hind wings very pale fawn-colour. Length of the body 6 lines ; of the wings 16 lines.

a , b. St. Domingo. From Mr. Tweedie’s collection.

Genus 17. MOTINA.

Foem , Corpus sat robustum. Fasciculus frontalis productus. Proboscis bene determinata. Palpi oblique ascendentes, verticem vix superantes ; articulus 2us latissimus ; 3us minimus. Antennae graciles. Abdomen lanceolatum, alas posticas paullo superans. Pedes breves, sat graciles ; tibiae posteriores late fimbriatae ; tibiae posticae quadricalcaratae. Alae latiusculae, breviusculae ; anticae acutae.

Female. Body rather stout. Frontal tuft prominent. Pro- boscis distinct. Palpi obliquely ascending, hardly rising higher than the vertex; second joint very broad ; third conical, extremely minute. Antennae slender. Abdomen lanceolate, extending a little beyond the hind wings. Legs short, rather slender ; posterior tibiae broadly fringed ; hind tibiae with four moderately long spurs. Wings rather broad and short. Fore wings acute ; costa straight; exterior border slightly convex, moderately oblique.

1. Motina jequalis.

Foem. Pallide cervina ; alee anticee lineis tribus e punctis nigris , punctis marginalibus nigris minimis ; posticee subfuscescentes.

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Female. Pale fawn-colour. Fore wings with three transverse lines of black points, of which the submarginal line is the most complete ; marginal points black, very minute. Hind wings slightly brownish. Length of the body 5 lines; of the wings 11 lines.

Sarawak, Borneo. In Mr. Saunders’ collection.

2. Motina? disparalis.

Mas. Cervina ; fasciculus frontalis non productus ; palpi verti- cem non superantes , articulo 2 o fimbriato , 3o parvo ; antennae sat robustce , subpubes centes, basi incrassatce ; al<£ anticce pos- tice cinerece , puncto discali nigro , linea submarginali albida denticulata fusco submarginata , costa subconvexa ; posticce fuscescente-cervince,

Male. Fawn-colour, brownish cinereous beneath. Frontal tuft not prominent. Palpi not rising higher than the vertex ; second joint moderately broad, with a short thick fringe ; third conical, small. Antennae rather stout, minutely pubescent, incrassated at the base. Fore wings mostly cinereous along the interior border, with a black point in the disk hindward before the middle ; submar- ginal line whitish, denticulated, obsolete in front, retracted hind- ward, slightly brown-bordered ; costa very slightly convex. Hind wings brownish fawn-colour. Length of the body 4 lines ; of the wings 9 lines.

Sarawak, Borneo. In Mr. Saunders’ collection.

Genus 18. CAPHYS.

Fcem. Corpus laeve, sat gracile. Proboscis breviuscula, sat gracilis. Palpi decumbentes, subpilosi, sat robusti, capitis latitu- dine paulio breviores ; articulus 3us longi-conicus. Antennae gra- ciles. Abdomen attenuatum, alas posticas superans; oviductus exsertus. Pedes vix robusti ; tibiae posticae quadricalcaratae. Alae anticae elongatae, apice rotundatae, costa recta, margine exteriore vix convexo.

Female . Body smooth, rather slender. Proboscis rather short and slender. Palpi decumbent, rather stout, slightly pilose, a little shorter than the breadth of the head ; third joint elongate-conical, not more than one-fourth of the length of the second. Antennae smooth, slender. Abdomen attenuated, extending somewhat beyond the hind wings ; oviduct exserted. Legs smooth, hardly stout ; hind tibiae with four long spurs. Wings elongate, comparatively broad.

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Fore wings rounded at the tips; costa straight; exterior border hardly convex, slightly oblique.

1. Caphys biline a,

Foem. Rosea; abdomen pallide cinereo-cervinum ; alee anticee lineis duabus albidis rectis parallelis vix obliquis ; posticee subflavescente-cinerece , margine antico roseo.

Female . Rosy. Abdomen pale cinereous fawn-colour. Fore wings with two whitish transverse straight parallel hardly oblique lines, which are remote from each other. Hind wings pale cine- reous, with an indistinct yellowish tinge, rosy along the costa and about the tips. Length of the body 6 lines; of the wings 16 lines. Brazil. In Mr. Saunders' collection.

Genus 19. TOCCOLOSIDA.

Mas. Corpus robustum. Proboscis conspicua. Palpi por- recti, capitis latitudine multo longiores; artieulus 2us latiusculus ; 3us parvus. Antennae subpubescentes. Abdomen alas posticas non superans. Pedes robusti, longiusculi, laeves ; tibiae posticae quadricalcaratae. Alaeanticae elongatae, amplae, apice rectangulatae, costa subrecta, margine exteriore subflexo ; posticae subacutae.

Male. Body stout. Proboscis distinct. Palpi porrect, ex- tending rather beyond the head, very much longer than the breadth of the head ; second joint rather broad; third conical, minute, less than one-fourth of the length of the second. Antennae extremely minutely pubescent. Abdomen not extending beyond the hind wings. Legs stout, smooth, rather long ; hind tibiae with four moderately long spurs. Wings elongate, ample. Fore wings rectangular at the tips ; costa almost straight ; exterior border slightly bent. Hind wings slightly acute.

1. Toccolostida rubriceps.

Mas. Fusca ; caput et thorax lecte rosea; abdomen cinereum , basi roseo varium ; alee anticee linea cinerea subrecta , costa basi cyanescente-cinerea ; posticee aurato-Jlavee , fusco mar - ginatee.

Male. Brown. Head and thorax bright rosy. Abdomen cinereous, partly rosy towards the base. Fore wings with a cine- reous almost straight line, which extends from near the end of the exterior border to two-thirds of the length of the interior border ; costa bluish cinereous towards the base ; under side cinereous hind-

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ward. Hind wings gilded yellow, brown-bordered, brown towards the tips and about the adjoining part, of the costa, and along the exterior part of the interior border. Length of the body 7 lines ; of the wings 20 lines.

Silhet. In Mr. Saunders’ collection.

Genus 20. ORATHA.

Fcem. Corpus sat gracile. Fasciculus frontalis productus, acutus. Proboscis conspicua. Palpi porrecti, lanceolati, sub- arcuati, dense fimbriati, sat graciles, capitis latitudine longiores ; articulus 3us 2i dimidio brevior. Abdomen alas posticas non superans, fasciculo erecto penicillato munitum. Pedes longi, gra- ciles. Alse anticae longae, arnplae, acutae, costa basi convexa, mar- gine exteriore subflexo.

Female . Body rather {slender. Frontal tuft acute, very pro- minent. Proboscis moderately long and stout. Palpi porrect, lanceolate, slightly curved, thickly fringed, rather slender, longer than the breadth of the head ; third joint lanceolate, less than half the length of the second. Antennas smooth, slender. Abdomen not extending beyond the hind wings, with an erect penicillate tuft on the third segment. Legs long, smooth, slender ; hind tibiae with four moderately long spurs. Wings elongate, ample. Fore wings acute ; costa straight, convex and dilated towards the base; exterior border slightly bent, very oblique hindward.

1. Oratha significata.

Fcem. Cinerea ; thorax fascia antica atomisque nigris ; alee gutia discali nigricante ; anticce nigro subconspersce , rufo subtinctce , cano varice , vitta discali cervina nigro bilineata , punctis mar - ginalibus nigris ; posticce linea marginali nigricante .

Female . Cinereous. Thorax black-speckled, with a black

band in front. Wings with a diffuse blackish discal dot. Fore wings thinly black-speckled, slightly tinged with red, partly hoary, with an irregular fawn-coloured discal stripe which contains two black lines, and is concisely bordered hindward with hoary, the lat- ter hue also limiting the two black lines ; marginal points black. Hind wings with a blackish marginal line. Length of the body 7 lines ; of the wings 20 lines.

a. Chili. From Mr. Cuming’s collection.

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Genus 21. MASOGA.

Mas. Corpus robustum. Fasciculus frontalis subproductus. Proboscis conspicua. Palpi oblique ascendentes, subarcuati, valde compressi, verticem superautes ; articulus 2us fimbria tus ; 3us lan- ceolatus, 2i dimidio longior. Antennae setosae, sat graciles. Tho- rax squamosus. Alae anticae latae, acutae, subfalcatae, subelongatae, costa vix convexa, margine exteriore flexo.

Male. Body stout Frontal tuft slightly prominent. Pro- boscis distinct. Palpi much compressed, slightly curved, obliquely ascending, rising higher than the vertex ; second joint with a short thick fringe on each side; third lanceolate, a little more than half the length of the second. Antennae setose, rather slender. Thorax squamous. Wings broad, slightly elongated. Fore wings acute, subfalcate ; costa very slightly convex ; exterior border bent in the middle, rectangular to the costa in front, very oblique hindward. Hind wings with the exterior border very slightly bent.

1. Masoga panagralis.

Mas. Pallide cinereo-cervina ; alee punctis marginalibus higris ; anticce subiridescentes , nigro subcon spersce, linea exteriore e punctis f err ugineis et nigris, punctis duobus discalibus punc~ toque interiore f err ugineis , punctis marginalibus albo signatis .

Male. Pale cinereous fawn-colour. Wings with black mar- ginal points.^ Fore wings slightly iridescent, thinly and minutely black-speckled ; an exterior line indicated by a few ferruginous points, which towards the costa are succeeded by black points ; two yellowish ferruginous-bordered discal points placed transversely in the disk; a ferruginous point in the disk nearer the base ; marginal points marked with white. Length of the body 6 lines ; of the wings 16 lines.

Bio Janeiro. In Mr. Fry’s collection.

Genus 22. MAKISBA.

Mas. Corpus vix robustum. Caput bifasciculatum. Pro- boscis mediocris. Antennae graciles, filiformes, subserratae, sub- pubescentes. Abdomen alas posticas vix superans; fasciculus apicalis minimus. Pedes laeves, sat graciles ; tibiae posticae quad- ricalcaratae. Alae anticae subelongatae; anticae acutae, costa recta, margine exteriore convexo.

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Male. Body hardly stout. Head with two very prominent frontal tufts. Proboscis moderately long. Antennae slender, fili- form, very minutely serrated and pubescent. Abdomen hardly ex- tending beyond the hind wings ; apical tuft extremely small. Legs smooth, rather slender; hind tibiae with four long spurs. Wings slightly elongate, moderately broad. Fore wings acute; costa straight ; exterior border convex, hardly oblique in front.

1. Marisba undulifera.

Mas. Fusca ; abdomen cinereum ; alee apud marginem exteriorem nigro-fuscce ; anticce linen plurimis approximatis subundu- latis ; posticce subtus cinerece.

Male. Brown. Body beneath and abdomen ciuereous. Wings blackish brown about the exterior border. Fore wings with many approximate transverse minutely undulating cinereous lines. Hind wings cinereous beneath. Length of the body 5 lines; of the wings 1 4 lines.

Bio Janeiro. In Mr. Fry’s collection.

Genus 23. MAPETA.

Mas. Corpus subeylindrieum, vix robustum. Frons plana. Proboscis conspicua. Palpi porrecti, lteves, graciles, lanceolati, disjuncti ; articulus 3us 2o paullo brevior. Antennae glabrae. Abdomen alas posticas paullo superans; fasciculus apicalis parvus. Pedes laeves, longiusculi, sat graciles ; tibia? posticae quadrical- caratae. Alte anticae elongatae, latiusculae, vix acutae, costa sub- recta, margine exteriore convexo.

Male. Body hardly stout, nearly cylindrical. Front flat. Proboscis distinct. Palpi porrect, smooth, slender, lanceolate, apart from each other; third joint a little shorter than the second. An- tennae smooth. Abdomen extending a little beyond the hind wings; apical tuft small. Legs smooth, rather long and slender; hind tibiae with four moderately long spurs. Wings elongate, rather broad. Fore wings hardly acute; costa almost straight; exterior border convex, moderately oblique.

1. Mapeta xanthomelas.

Mas. Lcete ochracea ; caput albidum ; oculi nigro cincti ; palpi pedesque nigri subtus albidi ; alee anticce apice albidce venis nigro marginatis ; posticce apice a tree.

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Male. Bright orange. Head whitish, black about the eyes. Antennae, palpi and legs black ; palpi, femora aud tibiae whitish be- neath. Apical part of the] wings beneath and of the fore wings above whitish, with black-bordered veins and with a black fringe. Hind wings deep black towards the tips. Length of the body 6 8 lines ; of the wings 16 20 lines.

a , b. Jamaica. From Mr. Gosse's collection, c. Bogota. From Mr. Stevens' collection. d—f. Venezuela. From Mr. Dyson's collection.

Genus 24. AUDIA.

Fcem. Corpus sat robustum. Proboscis mediocris/ Palpi laeves, porrecti, lanceolati, approximati, capitis latitudine paullo breviores ; articulus 3us 2i dimidio paullo longior. Abdomen alas posticas non superans. Pedes sat graciles; tibiae posticae quadrical- caratae. Alae anticae latiusculae, subacutse.

Female . Body rather stout. Proboscis moderately long. Palpi smooth, porrect, lanceolate, approximate, a little shorter than the breadth of the head ; third joint lanceolate, a little more than half the length of the second. Abdomen not extending beyond the hind wings. Legs smooth, rather slender; hind tibiae with four long spurs. Wings rather broad. Fore wings slightly acute ; costa straight ; exterior border slightly convex, moderately oblique.

1. Audia mixtalis.

Foem. Cana , subtas pallide Jlavescens ; caput antice rufescens ; alee anticae nigro subcompersce , fasciis duabus rufescentibus , 2 a latissima , lineis duabus intermediis nigricantibus sub - rectis , gutta discali rufa nigro marginata , lituris duabus cos - talibus diffusis nigricantibus , punctis marginalibus nigris ; posticce flavescentes, fusco conspersce subtus rufescentes.

Female . Hoary, pale yellowish beneath. Head in front and palpi brick-red. Wings thinly black-speckled. Fore wings with two brick-red bands, of which the second is very broad and extends to the exterior border ; two blackish nearly straight lines between the bands, the outer one connected with a large red black-bordered discal dot ; two diffuse blackish marks on the costa towards the tip; marginal points black ; under side reddish towards the tips. Hind wings yellowish, with brown speckles, some of which form two patches on the exterior border ; under side reddish, minutely

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black-speckled. Length of the body lines ; of the wings 10 lines.

a. St. Domingo. From Mr. Tweedie’s collection.

Genus 25. BURATHEMA.

Corpus vix robustum. Proboscis nulla. Palpi porrecti, lan- ceolati, squamosi, capitis latitudine breviores, articulis indistinctis. Antennae glabrae, crassae, subcompressae. Abdomen alas posticas paullo superans. Pedes lasves, sat graciles ; tibiae posticae quadri- calcaratae. Alae anticae breviusculae, sat angustae, apice subrotund- atae, margine exteriore perobliquo.

Body hardly stout. Proboscis obsolete. Palpi porrect, lanceo- late, squamous, shorter than the breadth of the head ; joints indis- tinct. Antennae smooth, very stout, slightly compressed. Abdomen extending a little beyond the hind wings. Legs smooth, rather slender; hind tibiae with four long spurs. Wings rather short and narrow. Fore wings slightly rounded at the tips ; costa hardly con- vex ; exterior border slightly convex, very oblique.

1. Burathema divisa.

Pallide cervina ; alae anticae vitta discali alba postice fusco marginata, linea interiore obliqua fusca , lunula discali alba , linea sub tus fusca exteriore subundulata ; posticae linea exte- riore fusca.

Pale fawn-colour, cinereous beneath. Wings beneath with a brown exterior slightly undulating line. Fore wings with a white discal stripe, which extends from near the base of the interior bor- der to near the tip of the costa, and is bordered on the hind side by a brown line ; an oblique brown line traversing the white stripe near the base, and a white exterior discal lunule. Hind wings with an exterior brown line. Length of the body lines ; of the wings 10 lines.

Sarawak, Borneo. In Mr. Saunders’ collection.

Genus 26. BANASSA.

Fcem. Corpus robustum. Proboscis brevis. Palpi longi, ob- lique ascendentes ; articulus 3us lanceolatus, 2o non brevior. An- tennae graciles. Alae anticae apice rectangulatae, costa recta, mar- gine exteriore subconvexo, subobliquo.

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Female . Body stout. Proboscis short. Palpi obliquely as- cending, full as long as the breadth of the head ; third joint lanceo- late, as long as the second. Antennae slender. Wings moderately broad. Fore wings rectangular at the tips ; costa straight ; exte- rior border very slightly convex and oblique.

This genus has much resemblance to some of the Noctuites.

1. Banassa rutilans.

Fcem. Fusca , subtus albicla ; alee anticce intus chalybceo extus cu- preo tinclce , lineis duabus interioribus coccineis , tinea exte- riore undulaia argentea intus nigro marginata , lunulis margi- nalibus nigris coccineo marginaiis , strigulis quatuor costalibus albidis ; posticce albido fimbriatce .

Female. Brown, whitish beneath. Fore wings tinged with chalybeous, and exteriorly with cupreous ; two slightly oblique ver- milion lines before the middle ; an exterior undulating silvery line, which on its inner side is bordered with black, and towards the costa with vermilion also ; marginal lunules black, bordered with vermilion ; four minute oblique white streaks towards the tip of the costa. Hind wings with a whitish fringe. Length of the body 5 lines ; of the wings 14 lines.

Sarawak, Borneo. In Mr. Saunders’ collection.

Genus 27. PHAZACA.

Fcem. Corpus laeve, vix robustum. Proboscis brevis, gracilis. Palpi porrecti, graciles, capitis latitudine multo breviores; articulus 3us linearis, acutus, 2o brevior. Antennae valid®. Abdomen alas posticas paullo superans. Pedes laeves, brevissimi ; tibiae posticae latiuscul®, calcaribus quatuor longis. Alae antic® apice rotundat®, margine exteriore perobliquo vix convexo ; posticae margine exte- riore subangulato.

Female. Body smooth, hardly stout. Proboscis short, slender. Palpi porrect, smooth, slender, much shorter than the breadth of the head ; third joint linear, acute, shorter than the second. An- tenn® stout, smooth. Abdomen slightly tapering, extending a little beyond the hind wings. Legs smooth, very short ; hind tibi® rather broad, with four long spurs. Wings moderately broad. Fore wings rounded at the tips ; costa straight ; exterior border hardly convex, very oblique. Hind wings with a much rounded angle on the exte- rior bolder.

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1. Phazaca erosioides.

Fcem. Schistaceo-cinerea ; vertex albas ; alee anticce nigricante conspersce , linea submar ginali ferruginea angulata , guttis dua- bus poslicis nigris , punctis marginalibus atris ; posticce al - bido-cinerece , marginibus subochraceis, punctis tribus mar- ginalibus atris.

Female. Slaty -cinereous. Vertex white. Abdomen whitish ci- nereous. Fore wings with blackish speckles, which are thick and partly confluent along the costa and towards the exterior border ; submarginal line ferruginous, forming an outward angle in the middle, retreating from the exterior border in front; two black dots near the hindward part of the inner side of the submarginal line ; marginal points deep black. Hind wings whitish cinereous, slightly tinged with pale ochraceous towards the borders ; a few blackish speckles near the interior border ; three marginal minute deep black points. Length of the body 4 lines ; of the wings 10 lines.

Sarawak, Borneo. In Mr. Saunders’ collection.

Genus 28. MIDEA.

Fcem . Corpus vix robustum. Proboscis obsoleta. Palpi por- recti, lati, dense pilosi, capitis latitudine breviores ; articulus 3us brevissimus. Abdomen alas paullo superans. Pedes laeves, graciles, breviusculi ; tibiae posticae calcaribus quatuor longissimis. Alee breviusculae, latiusculae; anticae acutse, margine exteriore recto sub- obliquo, margine exteriore vix excavato.

Female . Body slightly stout. Proboscis obsolete. Palpi por- rect, broad, with short thick-set hairs, shorter than the breadth of the head ; third joint very short. Antennae smooth. Abdomen slightly tapering, extending a little beyond the hind wings. Legs smooth, slender, rather short ; hind tibiae with four very long spurs. Wings rather short and broad. Fore wings acute ; costa and exte- rior border straight, the latter slightly oblique ; interior border hardly excavated.

1. Midea rectalis.

Fcem. Ferrugineo-rufa ; abdomen cinereum ; alee anticce linea