Tagoropsis flavinata (Walker, 1865)

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FAMILY Saturniidae
SUBFAMILY Saturniinae
GENUS Tagoropsis
SPECIES flavinata
AUTHOR(Walker, 1865)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONDreata flavinata
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal], Natal, leg. Gueinzius.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Walker F. 1865b. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part XXXII.– Supplement Part 2. - — 32:i–iv, 323–706.
PAGINATION 373–374 Bhl

Species pictures

Subspecies

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
flavinata (Walker, 1865) Subspecies
septentrionalis Bouyer, 2000 Subspecies

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
natalensis Felder, 1874 Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   Kiriakoff S. G. 1954e. Explorations du Parc National de l'Upemba. Lepidoptera Heterocera. - Institut des Parcs Nationaux du Congo belge 26:1–69, pls 1–7. 14
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga Rougeot P.-C. 1984. Missions entomologiques en Ethiopie 1976–1982. Fascicule II. - Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (A)128:1–93, pls 1–18. 4
Gambia   Druce H. 1887a. Lepidoptera Heterocera. – In: Moloney, A. C., Sketch of the forestry of West Africa with particular reference to its present principal commercial products. - — :i–vi, 1–533 (chapter pagination: 492–507). 497 (as natalensis)
Kenya   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls 1–43. 54
Malawi   Bouyer Th. 2000. Descriptions de nouvelles sous-espèces de Tagoropsis Felder, 1874 (Lepidoptera Saturniidae). - Entomologia Africana 5(1):23–32, pls. 4–5. 30 (as septentrionalis)
Mozambique   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 111
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Walker F. 1865b. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part XXXII.– Supplement Part 2. - — 32:i–iv, 323–706. 374
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. 9
Tanzania, United Republic of Zanzibar Holland W. J. 1896a. List of the Lepidoptera collected in Eastern Africa by Dr. W. L. Abbott, with descriptions of some apparently new species. - Proceedings of the United States National Museum 18(1895)(1062):229–258. 252
Uganda   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls 1–43. 54

Notes:  The record of Burundi (Bouyer 1989b: 118) is a misidientification of Tagoropsis rougeoti (see Bouyer 2000: 30).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Sapindaceae Schmidelia africana South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls 1–43. 52
Sapindaceae Schmidelia sp. 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