Bunaea alcinoe alcinoe (Cramer, 1780)

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FAMILY Saturniidae
SUBFAMILY Saturniinae
GENUS Bunaea
SPECIES alcinoe
SUBSPECIES alcinoe
AUTHOR(Cramer, 1780)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPhal.[aena] Attac.[us] Alcinoë
TYPE LOCALITYNot stated, Unknown.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Type in coll. Rengers [Probably lost].
STATUS Subspecies
PUBLICATION Cramer P. 1780–1782. De uitlandsche Kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen Asia, Africa en America, by een verzameld en beschreeven door den heer Pieter Cramer (etc.). - — 4(25–34):1–252, pls 289–396.
PAGINATION 67, 247 (index); pl. cccxxii, figs A, B Bhl

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
alberici Dufrane, 1953 Synonym of species
alcinoina Oberthür, 1910 Synonym of species
atlantica Dufrane, 1953 Synonym of species
barbertonia (Oberthür, 1910) Synonym of species
caffra Hübner, 1819 Synonym of species
debeeri Oberthür, 1910 Synonym of species
durbania (Oberthür, 1910) Synonym of species
katangensis Dufrane, 1953 Synonym of species
nyctalops (Wallengren, 1860) Synonym of species
punctigera (Wallengren, 1860) Synonym of species
tricolor Rothschild, 1895 Synonym of species
zanguebarica Oberthür, 1910 Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Angola   Dewitz H. 1881. Afrikanische Nachtschmetterlinge. - Nova Acta Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino - Carolinae Germanicae Naturae Curiosorum 42(2):63–89, pls 2–3. 89
Benin   Rougeot P. C. 1955. Les Attacides (Saturnidae) de l'Equateur Africain français. - — 34:1–116, pls. 1–12. 62
Cameroon   Karsch F. 1893. Verzeichniss der von Herrn Dr. Paul Preuss in Kamerun beobachteten Saturniiden. - Berliner entomologische Zeitschrift 37 (1892)(4):495–505, pls 19–20. 496
Central African Republic   Hetuin J. M. 1987. Compte-rendu d'une chasse nocturne en Centrafrique. - Lambillionea 87(9–10):99–103. 102
Chad   Rougeot P. C. 1962a. Les Lépidoptères de l'Afrique noire occidentale. Attacidés (= Saturniidés). - Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire 14(4):1–214. 132
Congo   Darge Ph. 2011d. Contribution to the Lepidoptera biodiversity in Africa, II: Lepidoptera of the swamp forest in the region of Ouesso (north of the Congo Brazaville Republic). - Saturnafrica 8:32–35. 34
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 43:109–369, pls 6–14. 317
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Bas Congo Aurivillius C. 1900b. Verzeichniss einer von den Herren Missionären E. Laman und W. Sjöholm bei Mukinbungu am unteren Congo zusammengebrachten Schmetterlingssammlung. - Bihang till Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps Akademiens Handlingar 57(9):1039–1058. 1046
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga Bouvier E. L. 1927d. Saturniens du Musée du Congo belge. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 15(2):129–171. 139
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Equateur Bouvier E. L. 1927d. Saturniens du Musée du Congo belge. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 15(2):129–171. 139
Egypt     LepIndex
Eritrea   Berio E. 1939a. Contributi alla conoscenza dei lepidotteri eteroceri dell'Eritrea I. Lista delle specie con descrizioni delle nuove entità raccolte negli anni 1934 al 1937 dal sig. Francesco Vaccaro. - Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana 17:47–62, pls 1–2. 60 (as caffraria)
Ethiopia   Rougeot P. C. 1962a. Les Lépidoptères de l'Afrique noire occidentale. Attacidés (= Saturniidés). - Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire 14(4):1–214. 133
Gabon   Rougeot P. C. 1949b. Description des stades post-embryonnaires de quelques Saturnioïdes gabonais. - Bulletin mensuel de la Société linnéenne de Lyon 18(10):208–217. 210
Kenya   Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47. 38
Lesotho   Kopij G. 2005. Lepidoptera fauna of Lesotho. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 49B(1–2):137–180. 158
Madagascar   Boisduval J. B. A. 1833a. Faune entomologique de Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice. Lépidoptères. Avec des notes sur les moeurs, par M. Sganzin. - — :1–122, pls 1–16. 89
Malawi   Joly C., Bernaud D., Pierre J. & Murphy R. 2008. Second entomological mission to Malawi. - Lambillionea 108(Supplément):3–47. 14
Mozambique   Distant W. L. 1903. Insecta Transvaaliensia: a contribution to a knowledge of the Entomology of South Africa. Order Lepidoptera. Suborder Heterocera. - — :49–96, pls iii–viii. 58
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Darge Ph. 1980. Lépidoptères Attacidae et Sphingidae récoltés au Natal par Claude Herbulot. - Bulletin Sciences Nat 26:10–11. 10
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. 50
South Africa Mpumalanga Van den Berg M. A. 1974d. Pouoogmotte (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) van die Nasionale Krugerwildtuin. - Koedoe 17(1):159–172. 166
South Sudan   Waring P. 1995. Some emperor moths (Saturniidae) from the Southern Sudan. - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 54:255–266. 259
São Tomé & Principe São Tomé Darge Ph. 1970b. Lépidoptères Attacidae et Sphingidae de l'île de São Tomé. - Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire (A)32(2):495–500. 496
Tanzania, United Republic of   Strand E. 1912n. Über Lepidoptera aus Mkatta und Morogoro in Deutsch Ost-Afrika, nebst Beiträgen zur Kenntnis afrikanischer Taragama-Arten. - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 78 (A)(1):67–92. 82 (as caffraria)
Tanzania, United Republic of Zanzibar   LepIndex
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. 155
Zambia   Darge Ph. 2014f. Etude d'une collection de Saturniidae d'Afrique sud-orientale déposée au Zoologische Staatssammlung de Münich (Lepidoptera, Saturniidae, Saturniinae). - Saturnafrica 19:3–19, pls A–J. 5
Zimbabwe     New record (R. Butler)

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Fabaceae Acacia auriculiformis Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1–60. 12
Loganiaceae Anthocleista schweinfurthii Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1–60. 12
Fabaceae Bauhinia reticulata   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 74
Annonaceae Cananga odorata Congo, BR Latham P. & Konda ku Mbuta A. 2014. Useful plants of Bas-Congo province, Democratic Republic of Congo, Vols. 1–2. - — :1–554. 45
Ulmaceae Celtis africana South Africa Distant W. L. 1903. Insecta Transvaaliensia: a contribution to a knowledge of the Entomology of South Africa. Order Lepidoptera. Suborder Heterocera. - — :49–96, pls iii–viii. 58
Ulmaceae Celtis kraussiana South Africa Fawcett J. M. 1901. Notes on the transformations of some South-African Lepidoptera. - Transactions of the zoological Society of London 15(6):291–322, pls. 46–49. 304
Ulmaceae Celtis sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 74
Rubiaceae Crossopteryx febrifuga Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1–60. 12
Euphorbiaceae Croton sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 74
Araliaceae Cussonia sp. South Africa Distant W. L. 1903. Insecta Transvaaliensia: a contribution to a knowledge of the Entomology of South Africa. Order Lepidoptera. Suborder Heterocera. - — :49–96, pls iii–viii. 58
Araliaceae Cussonia spicata 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.. 90
Burseraceae Dacryodes edulis Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1–60. 12
Apocynaceae Diplorhynchus condylocarpon Congo, DR Latham P. & Konda ku Mbuta A. 2014. Useful plants of Bas-Congo province, Democratic Republic of Congo, Vols. 1–2. - — :1–554. 187
Meliaceae Ekebergia meyeri South Africa Fawcett J. M. 1901. Notes on the transformations of some South-African Lepidoptera. - Transactions of the zoological Society of London 15(6):291–322, pls. 46–49. 304
Meliaceae Ekebergia ruepellii   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 74
Celastraceae Gymnosporia senegalensis   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 74
Anacardiaceae Harpephyllum caffrum   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 74
Meliaceae Khaya anthotheca Uganda Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47. 38
Meliaceae Khaya grandifoliola Uganda Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47. 38
Meliaceae Khaya senegalensis Gabon Rougeot P. C. 1962a. Les Lépidoptères de l'Afrique noire occidentale. Attacidés (= Saturniidés). - Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire 14(4):1–214. 132
Meliaceae Khaya sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 74
Myrsinaceae Maesa lanceolata Gabon Rougeot P. C. 1962a. Les Lépidoptères de l'Afrique noire occidentale. Attacidés (= Saturniidés). - Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire 14(4):1–214. 132
Myrsinaceae Maesa sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 74
Anacardiaceae Mangifera indica Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1–60. 12
Lauraceae Persea americana Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1–60. 12
Euphorbiaceae Sapium ellipticum Uganda Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47. 38
Rubiaceae Sarcocephalus latifolius Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1–60. 12
Combretaceae Terminalia catappa Congo, DR Rougeot P. C. 1962a. Les Lépidoptères de l'Afrique noire occidentale. Attacidés (= Saturniidés). - Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire 14(4):1–214. 132
Combretaceae Terminalia sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 74