Gonimbrasia cytherea (Fabricius, 1775)

FAMILY Saturniidae
SUBFAMILY Saturniinae
GENUS Gonimbrasia
SPECIES cytherea
AUTHOR(Fabricius, 1775)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONBombyx cytherea
TYPE LOCALITY 
TYPE SPECIMEN(S)  
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Fabricius, J. C. 1775. Systema Entomologiae sistens insectorum classes, ordines, genera, species, adiectis synonymis, locis, descriptionibus, observationibus. - — :1–832.
PAGINATION 557

Subspecies

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
cytherea (Fabricius, 1775) Subspecies
clarki Geertsema, 1971 Subspecies

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
pauper (Bouvier, 1926) Synonym of species
unicolor (Bouvier, 1926) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRYPROVINCE/STATEPUBLICATION
Lesotho   Kopij, G. 2005. Lepidoptera fauna of Lesotho. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 49B(1–2):137–180.
South Africa   Westwood, J. O. 1849. Monograph of the large African species of nocturnal Lepidoptera belonging or allied to the genus Saturnia. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 17:33–61, pls. vii–x.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION
Ebenaceae Euclea daphnoides   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Ebenaceae Euclea sp.   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Proteaceae Protea mellifera   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Myrsinaceae Myrsine melanophloeos   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Anacardiaceae Rhus angustifolia   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Iridaceae Watsonia iridifolia   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Iridaceae Watsonia sp.   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Fabaceae Acacia mollissima   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Myricaceae Myrica cordifolia   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Cupressaceae Cupressus macrocarpa   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Myrtaceae Eucalyptus globulus   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Magnoliaceae Liriodendron tulipifera   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Pinaceae Pinus radiata   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Pinaceae Pinus longifolia   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Myrtaceae Psidium guajava   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Proteaceae Protea mundii   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Proteaceae Leucospermum saxosum   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Fabaceae Acacia saligna   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Anacardiaceae Rhus crenata   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Fabaceae Acacia cyclopis   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Fabaceae Acacia cyanophylla   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Ebenaceae Euclea racemosa   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Anacardiaceae Rhus tomentosa   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Myricaceae Myrica conifera   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Anacardiaceae Rhus lucida   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Myrsinaceae Myrsine melanophloeos   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Rhamnaceae Rhamnus prinoides   Pinhey, E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43.
Pinaceae Pinus sp. South Africa Gardner, J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47.