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Species Abantiades labyrinthicus (Donovan, 1805)

  • Cossus labyrinthicus Donovan, E. 1805. An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of New Holland, New Zealand, New Guinea, Otaheite, and Other Islands in the Indian, Southern, and Pacific Oceans: including the figures and descriptions of one hundred and fifty-three species of the more splendid, beautiful, and interesting insects, hitherto discovered in those countries, and which for the most part have not appeared in the works of any preceding author. pp. i–iv text unnumbered [41] pls unnumbered. ["Plate 38, fig. 1"].
    Type data:
     Holotype whereabouts unknown , unknown; Donovan did state that it was figured with flowers from New Holland but that the moth came from there was only an inference.
  • Cossus argenteus Donovan, E. 1805. An Epitome of the Natural History of the Insects of New Holland, New Zealand, New Guinea, Otaheite, and Other Islands in the Indian, Southern, and Pacific Oceans: including the figures and descriptions of one hundred and fifty-three species of the more splendid, beautiful, and interesting insects, hitherto discovered in those countries, and which for the most part have not appeared in the works of any preceding author. pp. i–iv text unnumbered [41] pls unnumbered. ['Plate 38, fig. 2'] [published simultaneously with labyrinthicus; first reviser was Walker (1856: 1578)].
    Type data:
     Holotype whereabouts unknown (Tindale (1932: 523) illustrated a supposed holotype from the Macleay Museum, Sydney), unknown; Donovan did state that it was figured with flowers from New Holland, but that the moth came from there was only an inference.
  • Pielus tasmaniae Walker, F. 1856. Lepidoptera Heterocera. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum 7: 1508-1808 [incl. Index to parts 1-7] [published May 1856] [1577].
    Type data:
     Holotype BMNH , Tasmania (as Van Diemen's Land).
  • Pielus swainsoni Scott, A.W. 1864. Australian Lepidoptera and their transformations, drawn from the life by Harriet and Helena Scott. 1. London : John van Voorst [ii]+36 pp., pls 1-9. [11, pl. 4].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) AM , Ash Island (now part of Kooragang Island in the Hunter River, NSW) is mentioned specifically but moths reported 'over the greater part of the country'.
  • Pielus diversata Lucas, T.P. 1898. Descriptions of Queensland Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 13: 59-86 [62].
    Type data:
     Syntype(s) SAMA , Melbourne, Vic.

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Tindale, N.B. 1932. Revision of the Australian ghost moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae). Part I. Records of the South Australian Museum (Adelaide) 4: 497-536 [522]
  • Nielsen, E.S., Edwards, E.D. & Rangsi, T.V. 1996. Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Australia. Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera 4: i-xiv, 1-529 & CD-ROM [25]

 

Distribution

States

Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria


Extra Distribution Information

Endemic.


IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)

IBRA

ACT, NSW, Qld, Tas, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Ben Lomond (BEL), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Channel Country (CHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Flinders (FLI), Gulf Plains (GUP), King (KIN), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Wet Tropics (WT)

Ecological Descriptors

Larvae subterranean. Larval foodplants: roots of trees (A.W. Scott). C.G.L. Gooding (unpublished) considered they feed on roots of Eucalyptus spp. (Myrtaceae).

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
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