Bombycopsis bipars (Walker, 1855)

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FAMILY Lasiocampidae
SUBFAMILY Lasiocampinae
GENUS Bombycopsis
SPECIES bipars
AUTHOR(Walker, 1855)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONLebeda bipars
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal], Port Natal [Durban].
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -29°51'31" Longitude: 31°1'18"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Walker F. 1855d. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part VI.– Lepidoptera Heterocera. - — 6:i–iv, 1259–1507.
PAGINATION 1455 Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
incompta (Walker, 1855) Synonym of species
indecora (Walker, 1865) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Côte d'Ivoire   Basquin P. 2016b. Premières données sur les Lasiocampidae du Mont Tonkoui (République de Côte d'Ivoire). - Saturnafrica 24:33–46, pls 1–5. 35 (as indecora)
Kenya   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 402
Lesotho   Joannou J. G. & Krüger M. 2009. Revision of the genus Bombycopsis C. & R. Felder, 1874 (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampoidea: Lasiocampidae: Lasiocampinae: Lasiocampini). - Transvaal Museum Monograph 14:1–192. 123
Malawi   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 122
Mozambique   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 122
Rwanda     Needs confirmation
South Africa Mpumalanga Joannou J. G. & Krüger M. 2009. Revision of the genus Bombycopsis C. & R. Felder, 1874 (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampoidea: Lasiocampidae: Lasiocampinae: Lasiocampini). - Transvaal Museum Monograph 14:1–192. 123
South Africa Limpopo Joannou J. G. & Krüger M. 2009. Revision of the genus Bombycopsis C. & R. Felder, 1874 (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampoidea: Lasiocampidae: Lasiocampinae: Lasiocampini). - Transvaal Museum Monograph 14:1–192. 123
South Africa Free State Joannou J. G. & Krüger M. 2009. Revision of the genus Bombycopsis C. & R. Felder, 1874 (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampoidea: Lasiocampidae: Lasiocampinae: Lasiocampini). - Transvaal Museum Monograph 14:1–192. 123
South Africa Eastern Cape Joannou J. G. & Krüger M. 2009. Revision of the genus Bombycopsis C. & R. Felder, 1874 (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampoidea: Lasiocampidae: Lasiocampinae: Lasiocampini). - Transvaal Museum Monograph 14:1–192. 123
South Africa Western Cape Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 122
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Walker F. 1855d. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part VI.– Lepidoptera Heterocera. - — 6:i–iv, 1259–1507. 1455
Swaziland   Joannou J. G. & Krüger M. 2009. Revision of the genus Bombycopsis C. & R. Felder, 1874 (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampoidea: Lasiocampidae: Lasiocampinae: Lasiocampini). - Transvaal Museum Monograph 14:1–192. 123
Tanzania, United Republic of     Needs confirmation
Uganda   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 402
Zambia   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 122
Zimbabwe   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 122

Notes:  The records as indecora from Cameroon (Strand 1912c: 114), Democratic Republic of Congo (Aurivillius 1906: 9, Rebel 1914a: 279, Kiriakoff 1963a: 79), Eritrea (Berio 1939a: 59), and Tanzania (Aurivillius 1910c: 17), and as bipars from Sierra Leone (Schaus & Clements 1893: 31) are misidentifications of other species (see Joannou & Krüger 2009: 122).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Asteraceae Pentzia incana South Africa Taylor J. S. 1949b. Notes on Lepidoptera in the Eastern Cape Province (Part I). - Journal of the entomological Society of Southern Africa 12:78–95, 2 pls.. 94 (as indecora)
Fabaceae Eriosema sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 122 (as indecora)
Proteaceae Protea sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 122 (as indecora)
Fabaceae Albizia sp.   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401 (as indecora)
Fabaceae Cajanus cajan   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401 (as indecora)
Rubiaceae Coffea sp.   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401 (as indecora)
Malvaceae Gossypium sp.   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401 (as indecora)
Cupressaceae Cupressus macnabiana   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401 (as indecora)
Convolvulaceae Ipomoea batatas   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401 (as indecora)
Acanthaceae Justicia sp.   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401 (as indecora)
Pinaceae Pinus radiata   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401 (as indecora)
Asteraceae Microglossa sp.   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401 (as indecora)
Asteraceae Laggera sp.   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401 (as indecora)
Lamiaceae Leonotis sp.   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401 (as indecora)
Asteraceae Vernonia amygdalina   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401 (as indecora)