Selena vesta (Druce, 1887)

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FAMILY Lasiocampidae
SUBFAMILY Lasiocampinae
GENUS Selena
SPECIES vesta
AUTHOR(Druce, 1887)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONMegasoma vesta, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITYCameroon, W Africa.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Druce H. 1887b. Descriptions of some new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera, mostly from tropical Africa. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1887:668–686, pl. 55.
PAGINATION 679–680

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Cameroon   Druce H. 1887b. Descriptions of some new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera, mostly from tropical Africa. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1887:668–686, pl. 55. 680
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
Ghana   Wagner M. R., Cobbinah J. R. & Bosu P. P. 2008. Forest entomology in West Tropical Africa; Forest insects of Ghana. Second Edition. - — :i–lxx, 1–244. 40
Nigeria   Aurivillius C. 1915. New species of African Lasiocampidae and Strichnopterygidae from English collections. - Arkiv för Zoologi 9(11):1–9. 5
Uganda   Aurivillius C. 1915. New species of African Lasiocampidae and Strichnopterygidae from English collections. - Arkiv för Zoologi 9(11):1–9. 4

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Cupressaceae Cupressus macrocarpa Ghana Wagner M. R., Cobbinah J. R. & Bosu P. P. 2008. Forest entomology in West Tropical Africa; Forest insects of Ghana. Second Edition. - — :i–lxx, 1–244. 40
Pinaceae Pinus radiata 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. 403