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LIST v7 SPECIMENS LHEPIDOPTEROUS INSECTS

THE COLLECTION

BRITISH MUSEUM.

BY

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PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE TRUSTEES. ~~ LONDON, 1857.

Tx : object of the’ present Catalogue is to give a com- bb hi t of all the genera and species of Noctuide known ic s in the different éollections. The letters a, 6, c, r ler the species, denote the specimens now contained the British Museum, followed by the habitat aie the mode eh each of them was obtained, and the absence of ters Salient the species which are desiderata, and

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CATALOGUE

_ LEPIDOPTERA HETEROCERA.

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THIRD SERIES,

Fam. 8. GONOPTERID.

Proboscis sat longa. Palpi ascendentes, bene determinati; articulus 3us longus, gracilis. Antenne sepissime ciliate. Thorax tegulis liberis. Abdomen basi nonnumquam cristatum. ‘Tibie postice calcaribus longis. Ale antice apice acute, margine exte- Tiore sepissime angulato nonnunquam denticulato.

Gonopteride, Guen. Noct. ii. 393.

Orthosides, p., Dup.; Guen.

_Amphipyrides, p., Boisd.

| Proboscis moderately long. Palpi ascending, developed; third “joint long, slender. Antenne generally ciliated, occasionally ser- _Yated or minutely pectinated in the male. Thorax with the lappets detached. Abdomen occasionally crested at the base. Hind tibie with long spurs. Fore wings acute at the tips; exterior border very generally angular, occasionally denticulated.

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A. Palpi thoracem superantes. - - 4, Ertocrra, Guen. B. Palpi thoracem non superantes. 3 A. Ale antice margine exteriore angulato. a. Palpi rostrum fingentes. - - 1. RuyncnopeEs, Guen. B. Palpi rostrum non fingentes. a. Caput non fasciculatum. i, Pedes sat graciles. * Corpus sat gracile. + Abdomen non longiusculum. 2. CosmMopHILa, Boisd. | 4+ Abdomen longiusculum. 10. ScorEprsa, Walk, ** Corpus robustum. ! ie t+ Thorax tegulis elongatis. . 3. ANomis, Hubn. ++ Thorax tegulis breviusculis. 8. Gonitis, Guen. ii. Pedes validi. | | * Corpus sat gracile. - - 7. Tuavatta, Walk. ** Corpus sat robustum. - 9. Rusicapa, Walk. | i. Ale antice margine exteriore non denticulato. (11. Tareas, Walk. | ii. Ale antice margine exteriore denticulato. | 13. ScoLiopTERYX, Germ. | &. Ale antice margine exteriore non angulato. : A. Caput fasciculatum. | a. Caput fasciculo porrecto. - 5, Hypsoropua, Hubdn. | B. Caput fasciculo erecto, - - - 6. Trauspa, Walk. | c. Caput non fasciculatum. - - 12, S1avana, Walk. |

Genus 1. RHYNCHODES.

Mas. Corpus leve, gracile. Frons fasciculo squamoso. Palpi | porrecti, squamosi, arcte applicati, rostrum fingentes, thorace non | breviores ; arsticulus 3us spatuliformis, 20 non gracilior. Antenne | breviuscul, ciliato-serrate. Thorax brevis, squamosus. Abdomen | alas posticas non superans. Pedes longi, graciles. Ale latius- | cule ; antice apud marginem exteriorem angulate et excavate.

Rhynchodes, Guen. Noct. ii. 393) | Male. Body smooth, slender. Front with a squamose tuft,

which is contiguous to the palpi. Palpi as long as the thorax, por- | rect, squamose, closely applied together, appearing like a rostrum ; | third joint spatuliform, as broad as the second. Antenne rather

A LEPIDOPTERA HETEROCERA. 985

short, ciliate-serrate. Thorax short, squamose. Abdomen not ex- tending beyond the hind wings. Legs long, slender. Wings rather broad. Fore wings with the exterior border angular and excavated. |

1. RHYNCHODES PHALENIFORMIS.

Flava ; palpi obscuriores, apice nigricantes ; ale antice ochraceo- flave, lineis duabus iransversis pallidioribus subobsoletis remotis parallelis apud costam arcuatis, reniforme e macula intermedia fuscescente, ciliis apice nigricantibus,

Rhynchodes phalwnifurmis, Guen. Noct. ii. 394, 1254. South Africa. |

Genus 2. COSMOPHILA.

Corpus vix robustum. Proboscis sat longa. Palpi erecti ; articulus 2us validus, pilosus; 3us cylindricus, acuminatus, 2i dimidio longior. Antenne pubescentes aut subpectinate, corporis dimidio non longiores. Abdomen alas posticas paullo superans. Pedes sat graciles, non pilosi; tibize postice calcaribus longissimis. Alz sat late; antice sepissime lutee, apud costam rectex, apice acute, margine exteriore angulato.

Cosmophila, Boisd. Faune Ent. Mad. Bomb. et Maur. Lép. 94. Guen. Noct. ii. 394.

Body’ hardly stout. Proboscis moderately long. Palpi as- cending, vertical; second joint stout, pilose; third cylindrical, acu- inated, more than half the length of the second. Antenne pubescent or minutely pectinated, about half the length of the body. Abdomen extending a little beyond the hind wings. Legs rather lender, not pilose; tibie with very long spurs. Wings moderately road. Fore wings mostly luteous, straight in front, acute at the tips, angular in the middle of the exterior border. '

A. Palporum articulus 3us 2i dimidio paullo longior. erosa, Hiidn. B. Palporum articulus 3us 20 paullo brevior.

_A. Ale postice non albide.

: a. Ale antice vix bicvlores. - act h ie Indica, Guen. 8B. Ale postice distinctissime bicolores. xanthyndima, Botsd. _ A, Ale postice albide. - - . - auragoides, Guen:

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America. 1. CosMOPHILA EROSA.

Ochracea ; abdomen testaceum ; ale antice lineis quatuor irans- versis angulatis, 3a 4aque postice connexis, 4a postice abbre- viata, macula discali fusca aut cervina guttam albam inclu- dente, reniformi fusco marginata, fascia exteriore duplicata denticulata cinerea purpurascente-albido varia, ctlits purpureis nonnunguam albo variis; postice albide, margine lato sub- cervino. \

Anomis erosa (Noctua genuina, Euphais peculiaris), Hubn. Samml. Exot. Schmeit. ii. 19, 144, f. 287, 288; Verz. Schmett. 249, 2466.

Cosmophila erosa, Guen. Noct. 11. 395, 1255.

St. Domingo. From M. Sallé’s collection. . St. Domingo. From Mr. Stevens’ collection. Venezuela. From Mr. Dyson’s collection.

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Africa. 2. CosMOPHILA AURAGOIDES.

Ochracea ; abdomen testaceum ; ale antice aurate, dimidio exte- riore subviolaceo, linea exteriore maculagque reniformi con-— nexts ; postice albide, apud apices violaceo vix suffuse.

Cosmophila auragoides, Guen. Noct. ii. 397, 1258. South Africa. Madagascar.

Asia, &e. 3. Cosmopuita INbIca. Ochracea ; abdomen testaceum ; ale antice lineis quatuor transver- sts angulatis, 3a 4aque connewis, 4a postice abbreviata, gutta

discalt albida et reniformi fusco marginatis, fascia exteriore indistincta subpurpurascente ; postice pallide lutea.

Cosmophila Indica, Guen. Noct. ii. 396, 1256. Cirreedia edentata, Walk. Cat. Lep. Het. 2nd Ser. 750.

Mauritius.

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_ a. Sierra Leone. Presented by the Rev. D. F. Morgan.

_6,c. Congo. Presented by Sir J. Richardson.

F d. Ceylon. Presented by R. Templeton, Esq.

_ e—kh. North Hindostan. From Mr. James’ collection. t. North Hindostan. Presented by Gen. Hearsay.

| j. Moreton Bay. From Mr. Diggles’ collection.

| k. Tasmania. From Mr. Wovud’s collection.

as ? From Mr. Milne’s collection.

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a 4. CosMOPHILA XANTHINDYMA.

i Flava, luteo conspersa ; abdomen et ale postice cinerascentia ; ale nu antice dimidio apicali cinereo-fusco, lineis duabus transversis

i posttce connexis ferruginets, gutta discali alba ferrugineo ; marginata, reniformi et linea transversa 4a non connexis.

Cosmophila xanthindyma, Boisd. Faune Ent. Mad. Bourb. et Maur. Lép. 94, pl. 13, f.. 7. ‘Guen. Noct. ii. 396, 1257. _ Cirreedia variolosa, Walk. Cat Lep. Het. 2nd Ser. 750.

_ Madagascar. Mauritius. Isle Bourbon. Malabar. Java.

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' a. Ceylon. Presented by R. Templeton, Esq.

_ 6. North Hindostan. Presented by General Hearsay. _¢,d. North Hindostan. From Mr. Stevens’ collection. _e. North Hindostan. From Mr. James’ collection.

_ f. Moreton Bay. From Mr. Diggles’ collection.

Genus 3. ANOMIS.

Corpus sat robustum. Proboscis mediocriter longa. Palpi _ longi, ascendentes; articulus 3us linearis, 20 multo gracilior et _ paullo brevior. Antenne subserrate, corporis dimidio longiores. _ Abdomen alas posticas superans. Pedes longiusculi, sat graciles ; | tibie postice calcaribus quatuor longis. Ale antice apud costam | Tect#, apice subangulate, margine exteriore apud medium sub- angulato. Anomis, Hubn. Verz. Schmett. 249; Guen. Noct. ii. 397.

i Body rather stout. Proboscis moderately long. Palpi long, ascending ; third joint linear, much more slender and a little shorter than the second. Antenne very minutely serrated, more than halt

the length of the body. Abdomen extending somewhat beyund the ind wings. Legs rather long and slender; hind tibie with four

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long spurs. Wings moderately long. Fore wings straight in front, angular at the tips, slightly angular in the middle of the exterior border, which is slightly oblique; first, second and third inferior veins nearly-contiguous ; fourth remote.

North America.

A. Ale antice guttis nullis albis. A. Ale antice lineis transversis. - : : fulvida, Guen. B. Ale antice lineis nullis. = - - - bipunctina, Guen. B. Ale antice guttis albis. - - ae luridula, Guen.

1. ANOMIS FULVIDA.

Ochraceo-fulvida ; ale ciliis albidis ; abdomen et ale postice cine- rascentia ; ale antice guttis discalibus lineisque transversts Serrugineis et cinereis.

Anomis fulvida, Guen. Noct. ii. 397, 1259.

North America ?

a. North Hindostan. From Mr. James’ collection. 6. Hindostan. From Archdeacon Clerk’s collection. e. Hindostan. From Mr. Milne’s collection.

d. Ceylon. Presented by R. Templeton, Esq.

2. ANOMIS BIPUNCTINA.

A. grandipuncte simillima ; ale antice lineis nullis, reniformi e guttis duabus fuscis @qualibus disjunctis rotundatis sat magnis,

Anomis bipunctina, Guen. Noct. ii. 401, 1267. Georgia.

. 3. ANOMIS LURIDULA.

Pallide ochraceo-cinerea; abdomen albidum; ale antice lineis mediantis interruptis subobsoletis, orbiculari e puncto albido, reniformt e gutta cinereo-albida punctoque albido interiore conjunctis, linea marginali, fuscescente, cilits apice nigricante subpunctatis. ,

Anomis luridula, Guen. Noct. ii. 401, 1268. North America.

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West Indies.

A. Ale antice macula albido conspersa. - grandipuncta, Guen. B. Ale antice macula nulla albido conspersa. A. Alz antice guttis albis. : : - conducta, Walk. . B. Ale antice guttis nullis albis. a. Alex antice cervine. a. Alex antice lineis transversis cinereis. - exacta, Hiibn. b. Ale antice lineis transversis nigris. - derogata, Walk. B. Ale antice testacee. - - - dispartita, Walk.

4, ANOMIS GRANDIPUNCTA.

Pallide cervina ; abdomen testaceum; ale antice strigis nonnullis indistinctis aut subobsoletis fuscis, macula discali nigricante. albido conspersa, ciliis apice pallidioribus ; postice cinerea, cilits albidis.

Anomis grandipuncta, Guen. Noct. ii. 400, 1266. Brazil.

a—d. St. Domingo. From Mr. Tweedie’s collection. -e,f. Santarem. From Mr. Bates’ collection.

g,h. Venezuela. From Mr. Dyson's collection.

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| 5. ANOMIS EXACTA.

Cervina; abdomen cinereum; ale antice ciliis concoloribus, lineis tribus transversis angulosis cinereis albido marginatis ; postice cineree, ciltis albido marginatis.

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Anomis exacta, Hubn. Samml. Exot. Schmett. ii. Lep. iv. Noct. ii. Noct. ii. Gentiles, xiv. Euphaides, B. Peculiares, 2, f. 1—4 ;

| Verz. Schmett. 249, 2465. Guen. Noct. ii, 399, 1262.

a. St. Domingo. From Mr. Tweedie’s collection. b. St. Domingo. From Mr. Johnson's collection. -e. Para. From Mr. Johnson’s collection.

_d. Venezuela. From Mr. Dyson’s collection.

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990 CATALOGUE OF.

6. ANOMIS CONDUCTA.

Pallide cervina; abdomen cinereum, submetallicum ; ale antice lineis tribus indistinctis transversis undulatis cinereis albido marginatis, orbiculari e gutta alba cinereo marginata, cilus

~ albidis ; postice obscure cineree, ciliis albidis.

Pale fawn-colour.. Abdomen cinereous, with a slight metallic tinge. Fore wings-with three indistinct transverse undulating cine- reous whitish bordered lines, and with a minute white cinereous- bordered dot representing the orbicular spot; cilize whitish. Hind wings dark cinereous; cilie whitish. Length of the body 5 lines ; of the wings 12 lines.

This species is closely allied to A. exacta, but may be dis- |

tinguished by the whitish ciliz of the wings. a—c. St. Domingo. From Mr. Tweedie’s collection. d. Para. From Mr. Johnson’s collection. .

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7, ANOMIS DEROGATA.

Cervina; abdomen cinereum; ale antice nigro subconsperse, lineis tribus transversis undulatis nigris, reniformt nigricante nigro marginata, linea submarginali cinerea diffusa, maris obsoleta, cilits fuscescentibus ; postice maris eneo-albide, foeemine cinerea, ciliis albidis.

Fawn-colour. Abdomen cinereous. Fore wings slightly and

minutely speckled with black, with three transverse undulating black lines ; reniform spot blackish, with a black border; submargi- nal line cinereous, diffuse, obsolete in the male; exterior border almost angular in the middle; cilie brownish. Hind wings with a slight zneous tinge, whitish in the male, cinereous in the female ; cilie whitish. Length of the body 43—5 lines; of the wings ‘10—12 lines. ;

a. St. Domingo. From Mr. Tweedie’s collection. b. Venezuela. From Mr. Dyson’s collection.

8. ANOMIS? DISPARTITA.

Testacea ; palporum articulus 3us 2i dimidio non longior ; abdo-

men albido-testaceum; ale antice lineis tribus transversis pallidis subundulatis subobliquis, reniformi nigro trinotata, guttis marginalibus nigris, ciliis rufescentibus, margine exte- riore subangulato ; postice albide, iridescentes, apud mar- gines subtestacea.

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Testaceous. Third joint of the palpi not more than half the length of the second. Abdomen whitish testaceous. Fore wings with three pale slightly undulating and slightly oblique transverse lines, their borders rather darker than the rest of the wing ; exterior border almost angular; reniform spot represented by two black dots and one black point; a row of marginal black dots; cilie reddish. Hind wings whitish, iridescent, with a slight testaceous marginal tinge. Length of the body 4 lines; of the wings 10 lines.

a. Jamaica. From Mr. Gosse’s collection. b. St. Domingo. From Mr. Tweedie’s collection. 3 ? Presented by E. Doubleday, Esq.

South America.

A. Abdominis latera albida. A. Ale antice costa basi tumida. ~ - (Edema, Guen. B. Ale antice costa non tumida. - - - fornax, Guen. B. Abdominis latera non albida. A. Ale antice non cineree. a. Ale antice lineis medianis cinereis. - exaggerata, Guen. B. Alz antice lineis medianis nigris. - - illita, Guen. B. Ale antice cineree. - - - > impasta, Guen.

9, ANOMIS FORNAX

Rufescente-fusca, abdominis latera albida; ale antice lineis transversis obscurioribus indistinctis, orbiculari e puncto albo viz conspicuo, reniformt e gutta albo-flavescente, ciliis apice albidis, margine exteriore angulato ; postice cinerea,

_ Anomis fornax, Guen. Noct. ii. 398, 1260.

Cayenne.

10. ANOMIS EXAGGERATA.

Ferrugineo-rufa; palpi oblique ascendentes, articulo 20 subrecto ; ale antica cinereo consperse, lineis medianis cinereis nebulosis subundulatis, orbiculart e puncto albo, reniformi e punctis duobus albis, ciliis intercisis ; postice nigro-cineree, ciliis pallidioribus bast vinosis.

-Anomis exaggerata, Guen. Noct. ii. 398, 1261.

Brazil.

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11. ANomis C4 DEMA.

Mas. Fulvo-cinerea; abdomen lonyum, lateribus apice albidis ;

ale antice rufescente consperse, lineis duabus medianis nigri- cantibus valde sinuatis cano marginatis, orbiculari e puncto et reniformi e striga canis rufescente marginatis, ciliis obscurt- oribus apice albis, costa basi tumida subtus fasciculata; pos-

tice cinereé basi subpallidiores, cilits pallidioribus, incisuris

cinereo-violaceis. Anomis Giidema, Guen. Noct. i1. 399, 1263. Cayenne.

12. ANOMIS IMPASTA.,.

Cinerascens ; ale antice lineis transversis saturatioribus subobsole- tis, linea extertore apud discum magis conspicua valde sinuata,

/ punctis cinereo-flavescentibus, extus marginata, orbiculari et reniformi e punctis tribus albidis cinereo marginatis vie con- spicuis, ctliis fusco-violacets ; postice cineree, subtus albide.

Anomis impasta, G'uen. Noct. ii. 400, 1264. Cayenne.

13. ANOMIS ILLITA.

Lsabellina, aut pallide cervina ; ale antice apud marginem exterio- rem saturatiores, disco subviolacee, lineis duabus medianis integris nigris albido lineatis, orbiculari et reniformi e puncto strigaque vie conspicuis, ciliis apice albis ; postice cineree cilits pallidioribus apud costam subrufescentibus.

Anomis illita, Guen. Noct. ii. 400, 1265. Brazil. Asia. 14, ANomIs ICONICA.

Fem. Rufo-cervina, subtus albida ; palporum articulus 3us 20 non brevior ; antenne simplices ; abdomen pallide cinereum, submetallicum ; ale antice apice subrotundate, purpureo subtincte, fasciis tribus indistinctis diffusis undulatis guttis- gue submarginalibus nigricantibus, reniformi e litura nigri- cante, margine exteriore subrecto vix obliquo ; postice pallide a@neo-cineree.

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[ Female. Reddish fawn-colour, whitish beneath. Third joint _ of the palpi as long as the second. Antenne quite simple. Abdo- men pale cinereous, with a slight metallic tinge. Fore wings slightly tinged with shining purple, with three indistinct diffuse un- dulating blackish bands, and with a row of submarginal blackish dots; reniform spot indicated by a blackish mark; tips somewhat rounded; exterior border nearly straight, hardly oblique. Hind wings pale cinereous, with an eneous tinge. Length of the body 7 lines ; of the wings 16 lines.

a. Ceylon. Presented by R. Templeton, Esq.

Genus 4. ERIOCERA,

) Mas. Corpus robustum. Proboscis gracilis,sat longa. Palpi _ erecti, longissimi; articulus 2us arcuatus, compressus, latus, caput superans; 3us longissimus, thoracem superans, fasciculo maximo longissimo armatus. Antenne pubescentes, ciliate, sat valide. Thorax elongatus, tegulis acutis longissimis. Abdomen longum, subdepressum, basi subcristatum, alas posticas dimidio superans. | Tibie antice villose, dilatate. Ale elongate ; antice acute, mar- gine exteriore angulato.

_Eriocera, Guen. Noct. ii. 401.

Male. Body stout. Proboscis slender, rather long. Palpi vertical, extremely long; second joint curved, broad, compressed, extending above the head; third very long, extending above the thorax, with a large tuft, which is four times its length. Antenne pubescent, ciliated, rather stout. Thorax elongated; lappets acute, very long. Abdomen long, slightly depressed, slightly crested at the base, extending for half its length beyond the hind wings. Fore _tibie villose, dilated, forming beneath a cavity clothed with silky

hairs. Wings rather long, not broad. Fore wings straight along _ the costa, acute at the tips, with a slight angle in the middle of the | exterior border.

This genus may belong to the Pyralites.

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1. ERIOCERA MITRULA.

| Ale antice cinereo-fusce, nitentes, rufescente suffuse, lineis dua- | bus medianis nigris denticulatis, orbiculari et reniforme _ , maculague postica vagis rufescentibus ; postice nigricantes, ciliarum incisuris albo-rufescentibus. }

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- Eriocera mitrula, Guen. Noct. ii. 402, 1269. America?

Genus 5. HYPSOROPHA.

Corpus sat robustum. Caput fasciculo antice acuto porrecto. Proboscis mediocriter longa. Palpi compressi, validi, pilosi, sub- ascendentes ; caput longe superantes; articulus 3us lanceolatus, pubescens, 2i dimidio longior. Antenne corporis dimidio longiores. Abdomen alas posticas vix superans. Pedes sat graciles; tibie postice calcaribus vix longis. Ale latiuscule; antice apud costam vix convexe, apice subhamate, margine exteriore subconvexo sub- obliquo. Mas.—Antenne subserrate aut subciliate.

Hypsoropha, Hubn. Verz. Schmett. 249. Monogona, Guen. Noct. i. 402.

Body rather slender. Head with an acute porrect tuft in front. Proboscis moderately long. Palpi compressed, stont, pilose, ex- tending far beyond the head, very slightly ascending; third joint lanceolate, pubescent, more than half the length of the second, and hardly distinguishable from it. Antenne more than half the length of the body. Abdomen hardly extending beyond the hind wings. Legs rather slender; hind tibia with four moderately long spurs. Wings rather broad. Fore wings hardly convex along the costa, somewhat hooked at the tips, slightly convex and slightly oblique along the exterior border. Male.—Antenne slightly serrated or minutely ciliated.

This and the two following genera are nearly allied to the Pyralites. ;

1. HypsoropHA MONILIS.

Cervina, subtus pallida ; abdomen subtestaceum ; ale anlice fascia brevi obliqua postica e maculis quatuor albis, punctis exteriori- bus albidis ; postice testacee, margine subcervino.

Hypsoropha monilis, Hubn. Summl. Exot. Schmett. i. f. 23, 24.

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Genus 6. TIAUSPA.

Corpus gracile. Caput fasciculo erecto. Proboscis mediocriter longa. Palpilongi, compressi, pilosi, sat graciles, caput superantes ; articulus 3us linearis, 20 vix brevior. Antenne simplices, corporis dimidio longiores. Abdomen alas posticas non superans. Pedes graciles; tibie postice calcaribus longissimis. Ale mediocriter late; antice apud costam recte, apice subrectangulate, margine exteriore convexo subobliquo.

Body slender. Head with an erect tuft. Proboscis moderately long. Palpi vertical, long, compressed, pilose, rather slender, ascending above the head; third juint linear, nearly as long as the second. Antenne simple, more than half the length of the body. Abdomen not extending beyond the hind wings. Legs slender; hind tibie with very long spurs. Wings moderately broad. Fore wings straight along the costa, almost rectangular at the tips, con- vex and slightly oblique along the exterior border.

1. Tiausepa Hormos.

Pallide fusca ; ale antice cinerea, fascia lata ante apicali obscure fusca strigaque postica media obliqua gutiulari alba; postice macula discali marginibusque obscurioribus.

Hypsoropha Hormos (Noctua genuina, Euphais degener), Hubn. Samml. Exot. Schmett. i. 10, 14, f. 27,28; Verz. Schmett. 249, 2468. |

Monogona Hormos, Guen. Noct. ii. 403, 1270.

Georgia? Florida?

Var.? Cinerea; thorax vix rufescente-cinereus ; ale antice rufescentes, nigro consperse, apud margines cinereo-rufescentes, striga brevi obliqua postica e guttis tribus albis; postice cupreo-cinere@. Var.—Ale antice cinerea, ferrugineo sub- varie, strigis extertoribus nigris.

Var.? Cinereous. Thorax with a slight reddish tinge. Fore wings reddish, speckled with black, with a cinereous tinge in front and behind, with a short oblique streak resting on the interior border, and composed of three white dots. Hind wings with a cupreous tinge. Var—Fore wings cinereous, here and there slightly ferrugi-

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nous, and with some black exterior streaks. Length of the body 5—6 lines ; of the wings 12—14 lines. ,

a—c. Africa. Presented by J. F. Stephens, Esq.

Genus 7. THALATTA.

Corpus sat gracile. Proboscis mediocriter longa. Palpi longi, graciles, oblique ascendentes; articulus 3us 2i dimidio paullo lon- gior. Antenne simplices, corporis dimidio longiores. Abdomen alas posticas vix superans. Pedes sat validi; tibie postice calcari- bus longis. Ale mediocriter late ; antice apud costam subrecte, apice acute, margine exteriore apud medium angulato.

Body rather slender. Proboscis moderately long. Palpi long, slender, obliquely ascending; third joint a little more than half the length of the second. Antenne simple, more than half the length of the body. Abdomen hardly extending beyond the hind wings. Legs moderately stout; hind tibie with long spurs. Wings mode- rately broad. Fore wings almost straight in front, acute at the tips ; exterior border forming a distinct angle in the middle.

1. THALATTA PRECEDENS,

Ferruginea, subtus cinerea ; abdomen cinereum ; ale antice gutta discalt interiore nivea, linea transversa exteriore recta sub- obliqua obscura pallido marginata, punctis submarginalibus _nigris, ciliis obscure ferrugineis ; postice cupreo-cinere@.

Ferruginous, cinereous beneath. Abdomen cinereous. Fore wings with a snow-white dot in the disk at one-third of the length, with a transverse straight slightly oblique dark pale-bordered line beyond the middle, and with an exterior row of black points; ciliz dark ferruginous. Hind wings cupreous-cinereous. Length of the body 6 lines; of the wings 14 lines.

a. Hindostan. From Archdeacon Clerk’s collection.

1. THALATTA CURVIFERA.

Luteo-ferruginea, subtus pallida ; abdomen cinereum ; pedes albidi, tarsis nigricantibus apice albidis ; ale antice apud costam subcineree, macula postica lutea obscura, linea e guttis nigris lineaque alba subarcuata transversis exterioribus ; postice cupreo-ferruginee, apud costam pallida. |

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Luteous-ferruginous, pale beneath. Abdomen cinereous. Legs whitish; tarsi blackish, with white tips to the joints. Fore wings slightly cinereous along the costa, with an obscure luteous spot near the interior border beyond the middle, adjoining a trans- verse line of black dots, beyond which there is a slightly curved white transverse line. Hind wings ferruginous, with a cupreous tinge, pale along the fore border. Length of the body 7 lines; of the wings 16 lines.

a. Sierra Leone. Presented by the Rev. D. F. Morgan.

Genus 8. GONITIS.

Corpus robustum. Proboscis mediocriter longa. Palpi longi- usculi, caput superantes; articulus 3us sepissime longus, gracilis. Antenne corporis dimidio longiores. Abdomen alas posticas plus minusve superans. Pedes sat graciles, non pilosi; tibie postice calcaribus longissimis. Ale antice mediocriter late, apud costam recte, Margine exteriore angulato, sepe excavato. Mas.—Antenne sepe ciliato-serrate. Fem.—Antenne vix ciliate.

Gonitis, Guen. Noct. ii. 403.

Body stout. Proboscis moderately long. Palpi rather long, ascending above the head; third joint generally long and slender. Antenne more than half the length of the body. Abdomen ex- tending more or less beyond the hind wings. Legs rather slender, not pilose ; hind tibie with very long spurs. Wings moderately broad. Fore wings straight along the costa, acute at the tips; ex- terior border occasionally excavated on each side of the angle, ‘which is distinct. Male.— Antenne generally ciliate-serrate. _Female.—Antennz very minutely ciliated.

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| West Indies. A. Ale antice albo guttate. | A. Ale antice cineree. - - - ° editrix, Guen. B. Ale antice non cinerez. a. Macula reniformis alba. - - properans, Walk. : B. Macula reniformis subobsoleta. - - albitacta, Walk. B. Ale antice non albo guttate. _ A. Ale antice cervine. - - - fractifera, Walk. B. Ale antice testacee,. - - - - cosmioides, Walk.

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1. GoNITIS EDITRIX.

Olivaceo-cinerea ; abdominis latera albida; ale antice rufescente nitentes, strigis fuscis aut nigris consperse, linea submarginalt e nebulis vagis apud medium angulata, maculis discalibus in nebula vaga inclusis, orbiculari.e puncto albo vix conspicuo, reniformi e punctis duobus nigris, gutta basali alba, eciliis apice nigro punctatis ; postice nigricantes, ctliis pallidioribus. Gonitis editrix, Guen. Noct. ii. 404, 1271, pl. 11, f. 5. West Indies. Colombia.

9, GONITIS FRACTIFERA.

Cervina, nonnunquam cinereo-cervina ; palporum articulus 3us gracilis, 20 paullo brevior; abdomen vie robustum; ale antice fusco consperse, lineis tribus transversis abbreviatis fuscis, margine eateriore angulato antice subconcavo, rent- formis margine nigro guttis duabus exteriortbus nigris ; pos- tice eneo-fusce, cinereo marginate. Mas.—Antenne sub- serrate.

Fawn-colour, occasionally with a cinereous tinge. Third joint of the palpi slender, almost three-fourths of the length of the second. Abdomen hardly stout. Fore wings speckled with brown, with three brown irregular transverse lines ; the first abbreviated in front and behind; the second extending from the interior border to the reniform spot; the third extending from the costa to half the breadth of the wing; tips acute; exterior border distinctly angular, slightly concave in front of the angle; reniform spot with a brown border, which has two black dots on its exterior side. Hind wings zeneous-brown, with cinereous borders. Mule.—Antenne minutely serrated. Length of the body 6—7 lines; of the wings 14 lines.

a. St. Domingo. From Mr. Tweedie’s collection. b. Honduras. From Mr. Dyson’s collection.

ce. Venezuela. From Mr. Dyson’s collection.

d, ———-? Presented by E. Doubleday, Esq.

é. —? From Mr. Milne’s collection.

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3. GONITIS PROPERANS.

Fem. Luteo-cervina, subtus pallida; palpi subarcuatt ; articu- lus 3us lanceolatus, 2% dimidio longior ; antenne subciliate ; abdomen fuscescente-cervinum ; ale antice lineis quatuor an- gulosis transversis nigricantibus, orbiculart et reniformi e gutta maculaque albis nigro marginatis, gutta antica alba, anguli marginalis lateribus subconcavis ; postice eneo-fusce.

Female. Luteous fawn-colour, pale beneath. Palpi slightly

eurved ; third joint lanceolate, more than half the length of the

second. Antenne very minutely ciliated. Abdomen brownish fawn-colour, extending somewhat beyond the hind wings. Fore wings with four zigzag transverse blackish lines; orbicular spot forming a white blackish bordered dot; reniform spot small, white, round, with a blackish border; a white dot in front of the reniform ; tips acute; exterior border forming a slight angle, in front of which

‘itis slightly concave. Hind wings eneous-brown. Length of the

body 4 lines ; of the wings 10 lines. a. St. Domingo. From Mr. Tweedie’s collection.

Var. Fawn-colour, cinereous beneath. Reniform spot trans. versely oblong, rather large.

b. Brazil. From Mr. Argent’s collection.

4. GONITIS ALBITACTA.

Rufescente-cervina, subtus pallide cinerea; palporum articulus 3us lanceolatus, gracilis, 21 dimidio paullo longior ; abdomen cer- vinum ; ale antice lineis tribus transversis subobliquis nigri- cantibus albido marginatis, la 2aque subrectis, 3a undulata flexca abbreviata, linea submarginali undulata, valde indis- tincta, orbiculari e gutta alba, reniformi subobsoleta, margine extertore antice concave postice subdenticulato, ciliarum apici- bus ex parte albidis ; postice cervine.

Reddish fawn-colour, pale cinereous beneath. Third joint of

the palpi lanceolate, slender, a little more than half the length of the second. Abdomen fawn-colour, paler than the thorax. Fore wings

with three transverse blackish slightly oblique whitish-bordered lines; first and second almost straight; third undulating, extending _ from the custa to half the breadth of the wing, where it is abruptly

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bent inward and joins the second; submarginal line undulating,

very indistinct; orbicular spot indicated by a white dot; reniform almost obsolete; tips very acute; exterior border forming a very distinct angle in the middle, concave in front, slightly denticulate hindward; tips of the cilie partly whitish. Hind wings fawn- colour ;. ciliz mostly whitish. Length of the body 7 lines; of the wings 16 lines. sen

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

5. GoNITIS COSMIOIDES.

Mas. Testacea ; palporum articulus 3us gracilis linearis 20 paullo brevior ; antenne subserrate ; ale antice subconsperse, liners tribus transversis obliquis fuscis, la 2aque subrectis antice abbreviatis, 3a angulata postice abbreviata, orbiculari obsoleta, reniformi nigro binotata, margine exteriore via angulato antice vix concavo ; postice eneo-cineree.

Male. Testaceous. Third joint of the palpi slender, linear, nearly three-fourths of the length of the second. Antenne minutely - serrated. Abdomen extending somewhat beyond the hind wings. Fore wings slightly speckled, with three transverse oblique brown © lines ; the first and second almost straight, shortened in front; the - third angular, shortened hindward; orbicular spot obsolete; reni- | form distinguished by two blackish marks; tips acute; exterior border forming a very slight angle, in front of which it is very slightly concave. Hind wings cinereous, with a slight xneous tinge. Length of the body 6 lines; of the wings 14 lines.

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

Africa, 6. GONITIS? SABULIFERA.

Fom. Rufescente-cinerea ; ale antice nigro consperse@, disco et apud costam saturatiores, fascia lata e strigis nigris contiguis, | lineis transversis nigris; postice nigricantes, ciliis rufescente- | cinereis. |

Gonitis sabulifera, Guen. Noct. ii. 404, 1272. Abyssinia, i

. ‘LEPIDOPTERA HETEROCERA. 1001 Asia. A. Tibie antice alba. . . - - albitibia, Walk. B. Tibie antice non alba. A. Ale antice fascia lata. - phi ia - latimargo, Walk.

B. Ale antice fascia nulla lata. a. Ale antice albo guttate. a. Ale antice ochracee.

i. Reniformis magna, pallida. - combinans, Walk. ii. Reniformis angusta, alba. - guttanivis, Walk. b. Ale antice testacer. - - - inducens, Walk.

B. Ale antice albo non guttate. a. Ale antice macula nulla basali.

i. Ale antice apice subhamate. - mesogona, Walk. ii. Ale antice apice non hamate. - involnuta, Walk. 6, Ale antice macula basali pallida. = - basalis, Walk.

7. GONITIS COMBINANS.

_ Ochraceo-lutea, subtus cinerea ; palporum articulus 3us gracilis, 20 ; paullo brevior ; abdomen cinereum; ale antice lineis non- : nullis transversis angulosis rufescentibus, orbiculari e gutta alba rufescente marginata, rentformit magna pallida, linea : submarginali pallida angulosa indistincta, margine exteriore | angulato, ciliis ferrugineis ; postice cupreo-fusce. : Orange-luteous, cinereous beneath. Third joint of the palpi slender, about three-fourths of the length of the second. Abdomen : ‘cinereous. Fore wings with some zigzag transverse reddish lines ; | orbicular spot distinguished by a white reddish bordered dot; reni- form spot large, pale; submarginal line pale, zigzag, indistinct ; | tips rectangular; exterior border distinctly angular in the middle ; cilie ferruginous. Hind wings cupreous-brown. Length of the | body 9 lines ; of the wings 20 lines. | i

a. Ceylon. Presented by