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   Strand E. 1913b. Lepidoptera aus dem belgischen Kongo. - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 78 (A) (1912)(12):89–100. 98 (as ocellata)
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 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(6):109–369, pls 6–14. 330 (as ocellata)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga   New record (N. Voaden)
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)
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
Madagascar   Bippus M. 2019c. Pyraloidea of Mauritius and neighbouring islands (Lepidoptera). - Phelsuma 27:36–57. 44
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 naturforschender Freunde zu 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)