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Hexadactilia civilis, Coolangatta, QLD, 8 March 1913, ANIC 31 072020, head lateral Hexadactilia civilis, Coolangatta, QLD, 8 March 1913, ANIC 31 072020, antenna Hexadactilia civilis, Rous, NSW, March 1935, ANIC 31 072021, dorsal 3a. ANIC specimen, Coolangatta, QLD, 13 March 1913, Image copyright ANIC 3b. ANIC specimen, Toowoomba, 5 March 1941, collected Ian Common, Image copyright ANIC 3c. ANIC specimen, Rous, Richmond River, NSW, March 1935, collected V.J. Robinson, Image copyright ANIC

Hexadactilia civilis Meyrick, 1921

Synonymy

  • Hexadactylia civilis Meyrick, 1921 (original misspelling of genus)

Specimens

Morphology

Meyrick's original description reads[1]:

Hexadactylia civilis, n. sp.

♂, ♀. 15-16 mm. Head light fuscous, obscure whitish bars on forehead and lower part of face. Palpi fuscous irrorated black and ringed whitish. Thorax light fuscous, anteriorly mixed dark grey. Abdomen fuscous sprinkled darker, segmental margins whitish. Forewings cleft firstly towards middle, second segment also cleft nearly to middle: light brownish or fuscous, obscurely and irregularly irrorated darker, base, costa, and fold suffusedly irrorated dark fuscous; a blackish line in disc from 1/4 to base of cleft; lower segments and basal half of lirst rather suffused brownish-ochreous; a slender whitish direct bar crossing first segment at 3/4 of its length, preceded by a darker area, and less distinct bars on other two segments: cilia grey mixed whitish, blackish-grey towards base on angles of each segment, whitish beneath each of these places, and on dorsum beneath base of each cleft. Hindwings grey irrorated blackish: cilia grey, whitish at apex of third segment, scattered black scales on both margins of third segment, and a triangular black scale-projection beneath extending from 2/3 to near apex.

QUEENSLAND, Brisbane, January (Dodd); 3 ex. Type Wals. Coll. (18819).

This species can most easily be separated from Hexadactilia trilobata by the relative depths of the two clefts in the forewing. In Hexadactilia civilis the second cleft is less than half as deep as the first cleft, whereas in Hexadactilia trilobata the second cleft is more than half as deep as the first cleft.

References

  1. Meyrick, E., 1921, Exotic Microlepidoptera Vol. II. Part 14. Pages 417-448. (London) - BHL

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072020-a.jpgjpg 072020-a.jpg manage 82 K 2011-12-11 - 19:01 DonaldHobern Hexadactilia civilis, Coolangatta, QLD, 8 March 1913, ANIC 31 072020, head lateral
072020-b.jpgjpg 072020-b.jpg manage 35 K 2011-12-11 - 19:13 DonaldHobern Hexadactilia civilis, Coolangatta, QLD, 8 March 1913, ANIC 31 072020, antenna
072021-a.jpgjpg 072021-a.jpg manage 107 K 2011-12-11 - 19:14 DonaldHobern Hexadactilia civilis, Rous, NSW, March 1935, ANIC 31 072021, dorsal
3a._Coolangatta_Q_19130308.jpgjpg 3a._Coolangatta_Q_19130308.jpg manage 1 MB 2010-03-10 - 14:04 DonaldHobern 3a. ANIC specimen, Coolangatta, QLD, 13 March 1913, Image copyright ANIC
3b._Toowoomba_19410305_IanCommon.jpgjpg 3b._Toowoomba_19410305_IanCommon.jpg manage 1 MB 2010-03-10 - 14:04 DonaldHobern 3b. ANIC specimen, Toowoomba, 5 March 1941, collected Ian Common, Image copyright ANIC
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