Leto venus (Cramer, 1780)

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FAMILY Hepialidae
SUBFAMILY  
GENUS Leto
SPECIES venus
AUTHOR(Cramer, 1780)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPhal.[aena] Bomb.[yx] Venus
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, Western Cape], 200 miles N of Kaap de Goede Hoop.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Type ♀, coll. Cramer [probably lost].
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Cramer P. 1779–1780. De uitlandsche Kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen Asia, Africa en America, by een verzameld en beschreeven door den heer Pieter Cramer (etc.). - — 3(17–24):1–176, pls 193–288.
PAGINATION 167–168, 176 (index); pl. cclxxxvi, figs C, D. Bhl

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
South Africa Western Cape Cramer P. 1779–1780. De uitlandsche Kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen Asia, Africa en America, by een verzameld en beschreeven door den heer Pieter Cramer (etc.). - — 3(17–24):1–176, pls 193–288. 167
South Africa Eastern Cape Janse A. J. T. 1942–1948. The moths of South Africa. Volume IV. Jugatae, Adelidae and Nepticulidae. - — 4(1):i–xxv, 1–78; 2(1945): 79–148; 3(1948): 149–185; pls. 47–94. 32

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Fabaceae Virgilia sp. South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 29
Fabaceae Virgilia oroboides South Africa Janse A. J. T. 1945c. On the history and life-history of Leto venus Stoll. - Journal of the entomological Society of Southern Africa 8:154–156. 154
Fabaceae Cyclopia falcata South Africa Grehan J. R., Ochse G. & Ritky S. 2018. New host and distribution records for Leo venus (Cramer, 1780) (Exoporia: Hepialidae) in South Africa. - News of the Lepidopterists' Society 60(3):147–149. 147 (as subternata)
Fabaceae Virgilia divaricata South Africa Duke A. J. & Taylor J. S. 1964. A note on Leto venus Stoll (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae). - Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 76(7–8):189–193. 130