Gonimbrasia belina (Westwood, 1849)

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FAMILY Saturniidae
SUBFAMILY Saturniinae
GENUS Gonimbrasia
SPECIES belina
AUTHOR(Westwood, 1849)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONSaturnia Belina, Westw.
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal], Port Natal [Durban] and Zoolu.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -29°51'31" Longitude: 31°1'18"
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 41–42; pl. 8, fig. 2 Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
annulata (Bouvier, 1936) Synonym of species
huebneri Kirby, 1877 Synonym of species
sardane Sonthonnax, 1901 Synonym of species
ufipana Strand, 1911 Synonym of species
ukerewensis (Rebel, 1906) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Angola   Rougeot P. C. 1963a. Nouvelle note sur les Lépidoptères Attacidés du Musée de Dundo (Angola). - Publicações Culturais da Companhia de Diamantes de Angola 68:13–32. 25
Burkina Faso   Basquin P. 1989. Deux nouveaux lépidoptères du Burkina Faso (Lepidoptera Sphingidae et Saturnidae). - Bulletin de la Société Sciences Nat 62:13–14. 13
Cameroon   Darge Ph. 1973b. Lépidoptères Attacidae et Sphingidae récoltés dans le Nord Cameroun par M. le Docteur G. Nonveiller. - Annales de la Faculté des Sciences du Cameroun 1973(12):55–62. 57
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. 121
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Bas Congo Bouvier E. L. 1927d. Saturniens du Musée du Congo belge. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 15(2):129–171. 135 (as osiris)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   Strand E. 1912q. Lepidoptera aus dem belgischen Kongo. - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 78 (A)(12):89–100. 95 (as osiris)
Eritrea   Berio E. 1940f. Contributo alla conoscenza dei lepidotteri eteroceri dell'Eritrea IV. Eteroceri raccolti dal cap. Richini ad Adi-Abuna (Adua) nel giugno-luglio 1939. - Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana 19:190–192. 191
Ethiopia   Rothschild W. 1895b. Notes on Saturniidae; with a preliminary revision of the family down to the genus Automeris, and descriptions of some new species. - Novitates Zoologicae 2(1–3):35–51. 42 (as felderi)
Kenya   Fawcett J. M. 1915. Notes on a collection of Heterocera made made by Mr. W. Feather in British East Africa, 1911–12. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1915(1):91–113, pls. 1–2. 101
Lesotho   Kopij G. 2005. Lepidoptera fauna of Lesotho. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 49B(1–2):137–180. 158
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. 57
Namibia   Oberprieler R. G. 1995. The emperor moths of Namibia. - — :i–ix, 1–91. 60
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. 42
South Africa Mpumalanga Van den Berg M. A. 1974d. Pouoogmotte (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) van die Nasionale Krugerwildtuin. - Koedoe 17(1):159–172. 168
Tanzania, United Republic of   Rebel H. 1906g. Ueber Aethiopische Saturniiden. - Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift, Iris 19(3):97––101. 97 (as ukerewensis)
Uganda   Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47. 38
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 (as ukerewensis)

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Apocynaceae Carissa macrocarpa South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 81
Ebenaceae Diospyros sp. South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 81
Caesalpiniaceae Colophospermum mopane South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 81
Moraceae Ficus sp. South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 81
Anacardiaceae Rhus lancea South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 81
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. 169
Anacardiaceae Sclerocarya caffra 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. 57
Combretaceae Terminalia sp.   Rougeot P. C. 1955. Les Attacides (Saturnidae) de l'Equateur Africain français. - — 34:1–116, pls. 1–12. 78
Ulmaceae Trema bracteolata   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 81
Combretaceae Terminalia velutina Uganda Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47. 38
Combretaceae Terminalia schweinfurthi   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. 121
Caesalpiniaceae Colophospermum mopane Namibia Oberprieler R. G. 1995. The emperor moths of Namibia. - — :i–ix, 1–91. 60
Anacardiaceae Ozoroa crassinervia Namibia Oberprieler R. G. 1995. The emperor moths of Namibia. - — :i–ix, 1–91. 60
Anacardiaceae Ozoroa longipes Namibia Oberprieler R. G. 1995. The emperor moths of Namibia. - — :i–ix, 1–91. 60
Burseraceae Commiphora sp. South Africa Van den Berg M. A. 1971b. Studies on the egg parasites of the mopani emperor moth Nudaurelia belina (West.) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Phytophylactica 3(1):33–36. 33
Fabaceae Acacia nigrescens South Africa Van den Berg M. A. 1971b. Studies on the egg parasites of the mopani emperor moth Nudaurelia belina (West.) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Phytophylactica 3(1):33–36. 33
Fabaceae Acacia karroo South Africa Van den Berg M. A. 1971b. Studies on the egg parasites of the mopani emperor moth Nudaurelia belina (West.) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Phytophylactica 3(1):33–36. 33

Species Parasitoids

FAMILYSPECIESCOUNTRYPUBLICATION
Eulophidae Pediobius sp. South Africa Van den Berg M. A. 1971b. Studies on the egg parasites of the mopani emperor moth Nudaurelia belina (West.) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Phytophylactica 3(1):33–36.
Eupelmidae Anastatus sp. South Africa Van den Berg M. A. 1971b. Studies on the egg parasites of the mopani emperor moth Nudaurelia belina (West.) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Phytophylactica 3(1):33–36.
Eupelmidae Eupelmus urozonus South Africa Van den Berg M. A. 1971b. Studies on the egg parasites of the mopani emperor moth Nudaurelia belina (West.) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Phytophylactica 3(1):33–36.
Eupelmidae Mesocomys pulchriceps South Africa Van den Berg M. A. 1971b. Studies on the egg parasites of the mopani emperor moth Nudaurelia belina (West.) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Phytophylactica 3(1):33–36.