Monday, October 11, 2010

Bathydoxa


Bathydoxa Turner, 1935


Bathydoxa Turner, 1935. Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. IV. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 60: 315–339 [330]. Type species: Bathydoxa euxesta Turner, 1935 by original designation. (Edwards, 2003).
Bathydoxa Turner, 1935. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 60: 1–15 [3] [nom. nud.].
Bathydoxa Turner, 1935. Common, in Nielsen, E.S., Edwards, E.D. & Rangsi, T.V. 1996. Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monogr. Aust. Lepid. 4: i–xiv, 1–529 & CD–ROM [86, 346: Note #125].
Bathydoxa Turner, 1935. [Oecophoridae] Beccaloni, G. W., Scoble, M. J., Robinson, G. S. & Pitkin, B. (Editors). 2003. The Global Lepidoptera Names Index (LepIndex). World Wide Web electronic publication. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/entomology/lepindex [accessed 7 April 2010].
Bathydoxa Turner, 1935. Edwards, E. D. (2003), Xyloryctinae. Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/fauna/afd/taxa/XYLORYCTINAE [accessed 13 June 2010].
Bathydoxa Turner, 1935. [Oecophoridae, Oecophorinae] B. Pitkin and P. Jenkins, Butterflies and Moths of the World: Generic Names and their Type-species, 2004. World Wide Web electronic publication. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/research/projects/butmoth/ [accessed 7 April 2010]

Original description, Turner 1935
Gen. Bathydoxa, n.g.
βαθυδοξος, far-famed. (Turner, 1935).
Tongue strong. Palpi very long; second joint three times length of face, thickened with appressed scales, slightly rough anteriorly; terminal joint shorter: slender, acute. Antennae without basal pecten; in male moderately ciliated. Thorax smooth. Forewings with 7 to apex. Hindwings normal.
Distinguished by the very long palpi together with the absence of antennal pecten. Type, B. euxesta.

Other references:

125. Bathydoxa Turner, May 1935, nomen nudum. First published after 1930 by Turner (1935a (May): 3) in a key to genera, without the designation of a type species, this name was not nomenclaturally available (Article 13(b)) until the genus was formally described by Turner (1935b (December): 330), with Bathydoxa euxesta Turner designated as the type species. (Common, 1996, in Nielsen, E.S., Edwards, E.D. & Rangsi, T.V. 1996. Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monogr. Aust. Lepid. 4: i–xiv, 1–529 & CD–ROM [346: Note #125]. (Nielsen, E.S., Edwards, E.D. & Rangsi, T.V. 1996).

Description:
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Distribution: New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).

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Bathydoxa euxesta Turner


Bathydoxa euxesta♂, ANIC, lectotype.


Bathydoxa euxesta, QM


Bathydoxa euxesta Turner, 1935. Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. IV. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 60: 315–339 [330]. Syntype(s) ANIC 5♂♀, Toowoomba, Qld; Mittagong, NSW.
Bathydoxa euxesta Turner, 1935. Common, in Nielsen, E.S., Edwards, E.D. & Rangsi, T.V. 1996. Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monogr. Aust. Lepid. 4: i–xiv, 1–529 & CD–ROM [86, 346: Note #125].
Bathydoxa euxesta Turner, 1935. [Oecophoridae] Beccaloni, G. W., Scoble, M. J., Robinson, G. S. & Pitkin, B. (Editors). 2003. The Global Lepidoptera Names Index (LepIndex). World Wide Web electronic publication. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/entomology/lepindex [accessed 7 April 2010].
Bathydoxa euxesta Turner, 1935. Edwards, E. D. (2003), Xyloryctinae. Australian Faunal Directory. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/fauna/afd/taxa/XYLORYCTINAE [accessed 13 June 2010].
Bathydoxa euxesta Turner, 1935. [Oecophoridae, Oecophorinae] B. Pitkin and P. Jenkins, Butterflies and Moths of the World: Generic Names and their Type-species, 2004. World Wide Web electronic publication. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/research/projects/butmoth/ [accessed 7 April 2010]

Original description, Turner, 1935
Bathydoxa euxesta, n. sp.
ευξεστος, smooth.
♂,♀. 24-30 mm. Head grey. Palpi grey, rather whitish. Antennae grey; ciliations in male 1 ½.  Thorax grey; tegulae fuscous. Abdomen pale ochreous-grey. Legs pale grey. Forewings elongate, costa rather strongly arched, apex pointed, termen  straight, oblique; grey; costal edge grey-whitish; a blackish subcostal streak from base of costa to one-fourth; a broader subdorsal streak from base to three-fourths; discal stigmata represented by a fine longitudinal streak, sometimes interrupted, edged beneath with whitish; cilia grey. Hindwings grey, towards base paler; cilia grey.
Queensland: Brisbane; Toowoomba, in December and February. New South Wales: Mittagong, in December. Five specimens.

Diagnosis:
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Bathydoxa euxesta, ♂ genitalia. Brisbane. ANIC slide no. G244, dissected by I.F.B. Common, 1958. Photomicrograph taken at ANIC, Canberra.
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Bathydoxa euxesta, aedeagus. Brisbane. ANIC slide no. G244, dissected by I.F.B. Common, 1958.
Photomicrograph taken at ANIC, Canberra.
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Food plants:
Flight period: December, February.
Distribution: New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria. Endemic. (Edwards, 2003).

Remarks: The male gentitalia resemble those of the Lecithoceridae.