Aethiopsestis austrina Watson, 1965

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FAMILY Drepanidae
SUBFAMILY Thyatirinae
GENUS Aethiopsestis
SPECIES austrina
AUTHORWatson, 1965
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONAethiopsestis austrina spec. nov.
TYPE LOCALITY[Zimbabwe], S Rhodesia, Vumba Mts, 19.iii.1961, leg. B. D. Barnes.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide 196♂, BMNH; Paratypes 6♂, 1♀, BMNH, NMB.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Watson A. 1965b. Aethiopsestis gen. nov. (Lepidoptera), first record of Thyatiridae from the Ethiopian Region. - Journal of the entomological Society of Southern Africa 27(2):257–266.
PAGINATION 259–260, figs 1–5; pl. 4, figs 1–4; pl. 5, figs 1, 2.

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Subspecies

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
austrina Watson, 1965 Subspecies
nebulosa Watson, 1965 Subspecies

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal   TMSA (as nebulosa)
South Africa Western Cape Watson A. 1965b. Aethiopsestis gen. nov. (Lepidoptera), first record of Thyatiridae from the Ethiopian Region. - Journal of the entomological Society of Southern Africa 27(2):257–266. 263 (as nebulosa)
Zimbabwe   Watson A. 1965b. Aethiopsestis gen. nov. (Lepidoptera), first record of Thyatiridae from the Ethiopian Region. - Journal of the entomological Society of Southern Africa 27(2):257–266. 259

Host Plants

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