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)
Eswatini   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
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
Tanzania     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 J. G. Joannou & M. Krüger 2009: 122).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Asteraceae Pentzia incana South Africa Taylor J. S. 1949. Notes on Lepidoptera in the Eastern Cape Province (Part 1). - Journal of the entomological Society of Southern Africa 12(1):78-95, 2 pls. 94 (as indecora)
Fabaceae Eriosema sp. South Africa 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. South Africa 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. East Africa 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 East Africa 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. East Africa 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. East Africa 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 East Africa 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 East Africa 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. East Africa 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 East Africa 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. East Africa 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. East Africa 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. East Africa 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 East Africa 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)
Myrtaceae Eucalyptus sp. East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1983. Species of Eucalyptus as food plants for Lepidoptera in East Africa. - Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 37(3):91-92. 91
Myrtaceae Eucalyptus camaldulensis East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1975. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2 - moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 34(309):175-184. 184
Acanthaceae Barleria sp. East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1975. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2 - moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 34(309):175-184. 184 (as indecora)
Asteraceae Chrysanthemum sp. East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1975. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2 - moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 34(309):175-184. 184 (as indecora)
Asteraceae Laggera alata East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1975. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2 - moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 34(309):175-184. 184 (as indecora)
Asteraceae Zinnia sp. East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1975. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2 - moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 34(309):175-184. 184 (as indecora)
Convolvulaceae Ipomoea sp. East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1975. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2 - moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 34(309):175-184. 184 (as indecora)
Lamiaceae Leonotis nepetifolia var. africana East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1975. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2 - moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 34(309):175-184. 184 (as indecora)
Fabaceae Acacia mearnsii East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1975. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2 - moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 34(309):175-184. 184 (as indecora)
Myrsinaceae Maesa lanceolata East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1975. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2 - moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 34(309):175-184. 184 (as indecora)
Rosaceae Rosa sp. East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1975. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2 - moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 34(309):175-184. 184 (as indecora)
Undefined Undefined Ferns East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1975. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2 - moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 34(309):175-184. 184 (as indecora)
Asteraceae Vernonia sp. Kenya Townsend A. L. H. 1938. Further notes on the early stages of Heterocera bred in the Nakuru District. - Journal of the East Africa and Uganda Natural History Society 13(5):168-182. 171 (as indecora)
Undefined Undefined polyphagous Kenya Townsend A. L. H. 1938. Further notes on the early stages of Heterocera bred in the Nakuru District. - Journal of the East Africa and Uganda Natural History Society 13(5):168-182. 171 (as indecora)
Asteraceae Bidens pilosa South Africa Platt E. E. 1921. List of foodplants of some South African lepidopterous larvae. - South African Journal of Natural History 3(1):65-138. 70
Asteraceae Senecio deltoideus South Africa Platt E. E. 1921. List of foodplants of some South African lepidopterous larvae. - South African Journal of Natural History 3(1):65-138. 93

*   Description of the larva see A. H. L. Townsend (1938: 171-172, as indecora) and J. S. Taylor (1949: 94, as indecora).