Palpita metallata (Fabricius, 1781)

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FAMILY Crambidae
SUBFAMILY Spilomelinae
GENUS Palpita
SPECIES metallata
AUTHOR(Fabricius, 1781)
ORIGINAL COMBINATION[Phalaena] metallata
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa], "Habitat in Africa aequinoctiali].
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Not stated.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Fabricius J. C. 1781. Species Insectorum exhibentes eorum differentias specificas, synonyma auctorum, loca natalia, metamorphosin adiectis, observationibus, descriptionibus. - — 2:1–517.
PAGINATION 268–269 Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
ocellata (Hampson, 1898) Synonym of species
picticaudalis (Hampson, 1908) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Angola     New record (C. Hines)
Cameroon   Ghesquière J. 1940c. Quelques microlépidoptères gelechiadae congolais. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 34(1):101–108. 159 (as ocellata)
Comoros Mayotte (Maore) Hampson G. F. 1908a. On the moths collected during the cruise of the "Valhalla" during the winter 1905–06 by Mr. E. G. B. Meade-Waldo. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8) 1(6):474–491. 479 (as picticaudalis)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Bas Congo Ghesquière J. 1940c. Quelques microlépidoptères gelechiadae congolais. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 34(1):101–108. 159 (as ocellata)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   Strand E. 1912q. Lepidoptera aus dem belgischen Kongo. - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 78(A)(12):89–100. 98 (as ocellata)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Orientale Holland W. J. 1920. Lepidoptera of the Congo, being a systematic list of the butterflies and moths collected by the American Museum of Natural History Congo Expedition, together with descriptions of some hitherto undescribed species. - Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 43:109–369, pls. 6–14. 330 (as ocellata)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the East Kasai Ghesquière J. 1940c. Quelques microlépidoptères gelechiadae congolais. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 34(1):101–108. 159 (as ocellata)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga   New record (N. Voaden)
Gambia     New record (R. Goff)
Ghana   Ghesquière J. 1940c. Quelques microlépidoptères gelechiadae congolais. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 34(1):101–108. 160 (as ocellata)
Kenya   Hampson G. F. 1908a. On the moths collected during the cruise of the "Valhalla" during the winter 1905–06 by Mr. E. G. B. Meade-Waldo. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8) 1(6):474–491. 479 (as picticaudalis)
Liberia     ISEA
Mali   Poltavsky A. N., Kravchenko V. D., Traore M. M., Traore S. F., Gergely P., Witt T. J., Sulak H., Beck R. H.-T., Junnila A., Revay E. E., Doumbia S., Beier J. C. & Müller G. C. 2018b. The Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) fauna of the woody savannah belt in Mali, West Africa. - Zootaxa 4457:39–69.  
Nigeria   Lamborn W. A. 1914b. The agricultural pests of the Southern Provinces, Nigeria. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 5:197–214, pls 17–25. 213 (as ocellata)
Sierra Leone   Hampson G. F. 1899a. A revision of the moths of the subfamily Pyraustinae and family Pyralidae, part 1. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1898(4):590–761, pls 49–50. 739 (as ocellata)
South Africa   Fabricius J. C. 1781. Species Insectorum exhibentes eorum differentias specificas, synonyma auctorum, loca natalia, metamorphosin adiectis, observationibus, descriptionibus. - — 2:1–517. 268
Tanzania, United Republic of   Ghesquière J. 1940c. Quelques microlépidoptères gelechiadae congolais. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 34(1):101–108. 160 (as ocellata)
Uganda Sesse Islands Grünberg K. 1910a. Zur Kenntnis der Lepidopterenfauna der Sesse-Inseln im Victoria Nyanza. - Sitzungsberichten der Gesellschaft der naturforschende Freunde Berlin 1910(3):146–181. 161
Uganda   Hampson G. F. 1908a. On the moths collected during the cruise of the "Valhalla" during the winter 1905–06 by Mr. E. G. B. Meade-Waldo. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8) 1(6):474–491. 479 (as picticaudalis)

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Apocynaceae Funtumia sp. Congo, DR Ghesquière J. 1942a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (deuxième partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés (3)7:121–240. 159 (as ocellata)
Apocynaceae Funtumia elastica Nigeria Lamborn W. A. 1914a. On the relationship between certain West African insects, especially ants, Lycaenidae and Homoptera. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London 1913(3):436–503. 213 (as ocellata)