Gonimbrasia cytherea (Fabricius, 1775)

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FAMILY Saturniidae
SUBFAMILY Saturniinae
GENUS Gonimbrasia
SPECIES cytherea
AUTHOR(Fabricius, 1775)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONB.[ombyx] Cytherea
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, Western Cape], Cap. B. Sp. [Cape of Good Hope].
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -34°21'0" Longitude: 18°28'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Lectotype ♀, designated by H. Geertsema (1971: 175), BMNH; Paralectotype 1♂, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Fabricius J. C. 1775. Systema Entomologiae sistens insectorum classes, ordines, genera, species, adiectis synonymis, locis, descriptionibus, observationibus. - — :1–832.
PAGINATION 557–558 Bhl

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Lesotho   Kopij G. 2005. Lepidoptera fauna of Lesotho. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 49B(1–2):137–180. 158
South Africa Gauteng Van den Berg M. A. 1973a. Host plants of three saturniids and the degree of defoliation they can cause to Pinus patula Schlechtd. & Cham. - Phytophylactica 5(2):65–70. 66 (as clarki)
South Africa Eastern Cape Geertsema H. 1971. The southern African subspecies of Nudaurelia cytherea (Fabricius, 1775) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 27(8):171–181, pl. 17. 171
South Africa Western Cape Fabricius J. C. 1775. Systema Entomologiae sistens insectorum classes, ordines, genera, species, adiectis synonymis, locis, descriptionibus, observationibus. - — :1–832. 557
South Africa Mpumalanga Geertsema H. 1971. The southern African subspecies of Nudaurelia cytherea (Fabricius, 1775) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 27(8):171–181, pl. 17. 177 (as clarki)
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Geertsema H. 1971. The southern African subspecies of Nudaurelia cytherea (Fabricius, 1775) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 27(8):171–181, pl. 17. 177 (as clarki)
South Africa Limpopo Van den Berg M. A. 1973a. Host plants of three saturniids and the degree of defoliation they can cause to Pinus patula Schlechtd. & Cham. - Phytophylactica 5(2):65–70. 66 (as clarki)
Swaziland   Van den Berg M. A. 1970. The biology and development of Mesocomys pulchriceps Cam. (Hymenoptera: Eupelmidae) a parasite of the eggs of Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) in South Africa. - Phytophylactica 2(2):137–144. 137
Zimbabwe   Geertsema H. 1971. The southern African subspecies of Nudaurelia cytherea (Fabricius, 1775) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 27(8):171–181, pl. 17. 177 (as clarki)

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Ebenaceae Euclea daphnoides South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Ebenaceae Euclea sp. South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Proteaceae Protea mellifera South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Myrsinaceae Myrsine melanophloeos South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Anacardiaceae Rhus angustifolia South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Iridaceae Watsonia iridifolia South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Iridaceae Watsonia sp. South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Fabaceae Acacia mollissima South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Myricaceae Myrica cordifolia South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Cupressaceae Cupressus macrocarpa South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Myrtaceae Eucalyptus globulus South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Magnoliaceae Liriodendron tulipifera South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Pinaceae Pinus radiata South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Pinaceae Pinus longifolia South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Myrtaceae Psidium guajava South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Proteaceae Protea mundii South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Proteaceae Leucospermum saxosum South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Fabaceae Acacia saligna South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Anacardiaceae Rhus crenata South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Fabaceae Acacia cyclopis South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Fabaceae Acacia cyanophylla South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Ebenaceae Euclea racemosa South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Anacardiaceae Rhus tomentosa South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Myricaceae Myrica conifera South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Anacardiaceae Rhus lucida South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Myrsinaceae Myrsine melanophloeos South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Rhamnaceae Rhamnus prinoides South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 91
Pinaceae Pinus sp. South Africa Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47. 37
Ericaceae Vaccinium sp. South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785. 440
Pinaceae Pinus patula South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785. 630
Ebenaceae Euclea polyandra 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

Species Parasitoids

FAMILYSPECIESCOUNTRYPUBLICATION
Eupelmidae Mesocomys pulchriceps South Africa Van den Berg M. A. 1970. The biology and development of Mesocomys pulchriceps Cam. (Hymenoptera: Eupelmidae) a parasite of the eggs of Saturniidae (Lepidoptera) in South Africa. - Phytophylactica 2(2):137–144.