Cirina forda (Westwood, 1849)

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FAMILY Saturniidae
SUBFAMILY Saturniinae
GENUS Cirina
SPECIES forda
AUTHOR(Westwood, 1849)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONSaturnia Forda, Westw.
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal], "Hab. in Natalia".
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Syntypes ♂, ♀, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION 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.
PAGINATION 52 Bhl

Species pictures

Subspecies

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
forda (Westwood, 1849) Subspecies
amieti Darge, 1975 Subspecies
semicaeca (Walker, 1855) Synonym of subspecies
invenusta (Wallengren, 1860) Synonym of subspecies
cana Felder C. & Felder R., 1874 Synonym of subspecies
cervina (Westwood, 1881) Synonym of subspecies
similis (Distant, 1897) Synonym of subspecies
orientalis Bouvier, 1927 Synonym of subspecies

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Angola   Dufrane A. 1953b. Saturniidae d'Afrique. - Bulletin mensuel de la Société linnéenne de Lyon 22(9):234–238; (10): 247–252. 251
Burundi   Dufrane A. 1953b. Saturniidae d'Afrique. - Bulletin mensuel de la Société linnéenne de Lyon 22(9):234–238; (10): 247–252. 251 (as orientalis)
Cameroon   Darge Ph. 1975a. Lépidoptères Attacidae et Sphingidae de République Unie du Cameroun, du Rwanda et de l'Ethiopie avec description de deux espèces et six sous-espèces nouvelles. - Annales de la Faculté des Sciences de Yaoundé 1975(19):73–96. 80 (as amieti)
Central African Republic   Darge Ph. 1975a. Lépidoptères Attacidae et Sphingidae de République Unie du Cameroun, du Rwanda et de l'Ethiopie avec description de deux espèces et six sous-espèces nouvelles. - Annales de la Faculté des Sciences de Yaoundé 1975(19):73–96. 79
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 Bas Congo Latham P. 2018. An edible caterpillar-rearing project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. - Antenna 42(3):99–102. 101
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. 159 (as orientalis)
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 (as similis)
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
Ethiopia   Darge Ph. 1975a. Lépidoptères Attacidae et Sphingidae de République Unie du Cameroun, du Rwanda et de l'Ethiopie avec description de deux espèces et six sous-espèces nouvelles. - Annales de la Faculté des Sciences de Yaoundé 1975(19):73–96. 79
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. 173
Gambia   Distant W. L. 1897a. On a collection of Heterocera made in the Transvaal. Fam. Saturniidae. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6) 19(112):390–394. 393 (as similis)
Kenya   Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47. 38
Malawi   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 72
Mozambique   Bouvier E. L. 1927d. Saturniens du Musée du Congo belge. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 15(2):129–171. 158
Namibia   Oberprieler R. G. 1995. The emperor moths of Namibia. - — :i–ix, 1–91. 68
Senegal   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. 171
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal 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. 52
South Africa Eastern Cape Oberprieler R. G. 1995. The emperor moths of Namibia. - — :i–ix, 1–91. 68
South Africa Mpumalanga Van den Berg M. A. 1974d. Pouoogmotte (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) van die Nasionale Krugerwildtuin. - Koedoe 17(1):159–172. 166
Tanzania, United Republic of   Darge Ph. 2008a. Contribution to the biodiversity of the Albertine Rift in Tanzania: some data on the Lepidoptera Saturniidae and Sphingidae. - Saturnafrica 1:4–15. 5 (as orientalis)
Zambia   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 72
Zimbabwe   Westwood J. O. 1881a. Entomology. – In: Oates, F.: Matabele Land and the Victoria Falls. - — :331–364, pls E–H. 357 (as cervina)

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Mimosaceae Albizzia versicolor   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 73
Fabaceae Burkea sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 73
Apocynaceae Carissa edulis   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. 171
Meliaceae Ekebergia meyeri   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 73
Apocynaceae Carissa macrocarpa   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 73
Fabaceae Erythrophleum sp. South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 73
Ebenaceae Euclea undulata South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 73
Sapindaceae Hippobromus pauciflora South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 73
Sapindaceae Pappea capensis South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 73
Anacardiaceae Protorhus longifolia South Africa Fawcett J. M. 1903. Notes on the Transformations of some South-African Lepidoptera. - Transactions of the zoological Society of London 17(2):165–190, pls. 6–8. 170
Anacardiaceae Schinus molle   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. 171
Sapotaceae Sideroxylon inerme South Africa Dickson C. G. C. 1945. Recently observed food-plants of some Cape lepidopterous larvae (2nd series). - Journal of the entomological Society of Southern Africa 8:150–153. 152
Caesalpiniaceae Schotia speciosa South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 73
Canellaceae Warburgia sp. South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 73
Rubiaceae Crossopteryx febrifuga Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1–60. 22
Fabaceae Erythrophleum guineense Kenya Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47. 38
Mimosaceae Albizzia sp. 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. 171
Fabaceae Faidherbia albida   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. 171
Fabaceae Burkea africana Namibia Oberprieler R. G. 1995. The emperor moths of Namibia. - — :i–ix, 1–91. 68
Fabaceae Erythrophleum africanum Angola Lautenschläger T., Neinhaus C., Monizi M., Mandombe J. L., Förster A., Henle T. & Nuss M. 2017. Edible insects of Northern Angola. - African Invertebrates 58(2):55–82. 61
Fabaceae Burkea africana Angola Lautenschläger T., Neinhaus C., Monizi M., Mandombe J. L., Förster A., Henle T. & Nuss M. 2017. Edible insects of Northern Angola. - African Invertebrates 58(2):55–82. 61
Fabaceae Burkea africana South Africa Van den Berg M. A. 1974d. Pouoogmotte (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) van die Nasionale Krugerwildtuin. - Koedoe 17(1):159–172. 166
Fabaceae Burkea africana Congo, DR Latham P. 2018. An edible caterpillar-rearing project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. - Antenna 42(3):99–102. 99
Fabaceae Erythrophleum africanum Congo, DR Latham P. 2018. An edible caterpillar-rearing project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. - Antenna 42(3):99–102. 100
Euphorbiaceae Bridelia sp. Congo, DR Latham P. 2018. An edible caterpillar-rearing project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. - Antenna 42(3):99–102. 100