Morosaphycita morosalis (Saalmüller, 1880)

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FAMILY Pyralidae
SUBFAMILY Phycitinae
GENUS Morosaphycita
SPECIES morosalis
AUTHOR(Saalmüller, 1880)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONMyelois ? Morosalis
TYPE LOCALITYMadagascar Sambirano, Nossi Be.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, SNMF.
STATUS Species
COMMENTTransferred to Morosaphycita by M. Horak (1997: 366).
PUBLICATION Saalmüller M. 1880. Neue Lepidopteren aus Madagascar, die sich in Museum der Senckenberg'schen naturforschenden Gesellschaft befinden. - Bericht über die Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft in Frankfurt a.M. 1879–1880:258–310.
PAGINATION 307

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Botswana   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 64
Comoros Mohéli (Mwali) Pagenstecher A. 1907. In: Voeltzkow, A. Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903–05. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse 2. Systematische Arbeiten, Bd 2,Hft 2 (Lepidoptera Heterocera von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika: Uraniidae, Geometridae, Noctuidae, Pyralidae, Thyrididae, ... - — 2(2):93–146, pl. 6. 128
Comoros Mayotte (Maore) Bippus M. 2019c. Pyraloidea of Mauritius and neighbouring islands (Lepidoptera). - Phelsuma 27:36–57. 38
Comoros Grande Comore (Ngazidja) Leraut G. 2019b. Contribution à la connaissance des Pyralidae Phycitinae de Madagascar, des Comores et des Mascareignes I. Révision et inventaire des Phycitinae des Comores, avec description d’un genre, sept espèces et une sous-espèce. - Antenor 6(1):29–46. 35
Kenya   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 64
Madagascar Nosy Bé Saalmüller M. 1880. Neue Lepidopteren aus Madagascar, die sich in Museum der Senckenberg'schen naturforschenden Gesellschaft befinden. - Bericht über die Senckenbergische Naturforschende Gesellschaft in Frankfurt a.M. 1879–1880:258–310. 307
Madagascar   Pagenstecher A. 1907. In: Voeltzkow, A. Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903–05. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse 2. Systematische Arbeiten, Bd 2,Hft 2 (Lepidoptera Heterocera von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika: Uraniidae, Geometridae, Noctuidae, Pyralidae, Thyrididae, ... - — 2(2):93–146, pl. 6. 128
Mauritius   Bippus M. 2019c. Pyraloidea of Mauritius and neighbouring islands (Lepidoptera). - Phelsuma 27:36–57. 38
Mozambique   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 64
Réunion   Martiré D. & Rochat J. 2008. Les papillons de La Réunion et leurs chenilles. - — :1–496. 282
Senegal   Terren M., Mignon J., Haubruge E., Winandy S., Saverys S., Haverskercke P. J., Toussaint A., Baudoin J. & Mergeai G. 2009. Nouveaux ennemis de Jatropha curcas L. identifiés au Sénégal. - — :1. 1
Seychelles Mahé Legrand H. 1966. Lépidoptères des îles Seychelles et d'Aldabra. - Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (A)37 (1965):1–210, pls 1–16. 118
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 64
Tanzania   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 64
Zimbabwe   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 64

Notes:  Oriental: India; Palaearctic: Egypt, Nepal.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Fabaceae Rhynchosia viscosa Comoros Bippus M. 2019c. Pyraloidea of Mauritius and neighbouring islands (Lepidoptera). - Phelsuma 27:36–57. 38
Fabaceae Rhynchosia viscosa Réunion Bippus M. 2019c. Pyraloidea of Mauritius and neighbouring islands (Lepidoptera). - Phelsuma 27:36–57. 38

*   Records of Jatropha curcas (see Terren et al. 2009: 1 and 2012: 224) and Jatropha sp. (see C. Guillermet 2009a: 82) refer to other Phycitinae species (see M. Bippus 2019c: 38).