Viettessa margaritalis (Hampson, 1899)

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FAMILY Crambidae
SUBFAMILY Odontiinae
GENUS Viettessa
SPECIES margaritalis
AUTHOR(Hampson, 1899)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONNoorda margaritalis, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[Tanzania], German E. Africa, Kikuyu, leg. W. G. Ansorge; Sierra Leone, leg. Clements.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Syntypes ♂, BMNH.
STATUS Species
COMMENTTransferred to Viettessa by Minet (1980: 85).
PUBLICATION Hampson G. F. 1899b. A revision of the moths of the subfamily Pyraustinae and family Pyralidae, part 2. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1899(1):172–291.
PAGINATION 221–222 Bhl

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga Ghesquière J. 1942a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (deuxième partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés (3)7:121–240. 185
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the West Kasai Ghesquière J. 1942a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (deuxième partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés (3)7:121–240. 185
Kenya   Copeland R. S., Luke Q. & Wharton R. A. 2009. Insects reared from the wild fruits of Kenya. - Journal of East African Natural History 98(1):11–66, CD.  
Mozambique   Ghesquière J. 1942a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (deuxième partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés (3)7:121–240. 185
Sierra Leone   Hampson G. F. 1899b. A revision of the moths of the subfamily Pyraustinae and family Pyralidae, part 2. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1899(1):172–291. 221
Tanzania, United Republic of   Hampson G. F. 1899b. A revision of the moths of the subfamily Pyraustinae and family Pyralidae, part 2. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1899(1):172–291. 221
Zimbabwe     New record (R. Butler)

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Dracaenaceae Dracaena mannii Kenya Copeland R. S., Luke Q. & Wharton R. A. 2009. Insects reared from the wild fruits of Kenya. - Journal of East African Natural History 98(1):11–66, CD.
Ebenaceae Euclea natalensis Kenya Copeland R. S., Luke Q. & Wharton R. A. 2009. Insects reared from the wild fruits of Kenya. - Journal of East African Natural History 98(1):11–66, CD.
Thymelaeaceae Synaptolepis alternifolia Kenya Copeland R. S., Luke Q. & Wharton R. A. 2009. Insects reared from the wild fruits of Kenya. - Journal of East African Natural History 98(1):11–66, CD.
Thymelaeaceae Synaptolepis kirkii Kenya Copeland R. S., Luke Q. & Wharton R. A. 2009. Insects reared from the wild fruits of Kenya. - Journal of East African Natural History 98(1):11–66, CD.
*   In the fruit (see Hayden 2011: 244).