Pseudobunaea irius (Fabricius, 1793)

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FAMILY Saturniidae
SUBFAMILY Saturniinae
GENUS Pseudobunaea
SPECIES irius
AUTHOR(Fabricius, 1793)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONB.[ombyx] Irius
TYPE LOCALITY[Africa], "Habitat in India Dom. Francillon." [ex errore].
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype lost (see P. C. Rougeot 1962a: 159).
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Fabricius J. C. 1793. Entomologia systematica emendata et aucta. Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species adjectis synonymis, locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. - — 3(1):i–iv, 1–487.
PAGINATION 409 Bhl

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Angola   Weymer G. W. 1901. Beitrag zur Lepidopterenfauna von Angola. - Entomologische Zeitschrift 15(16):61–64; (17): 65–67; (18): 69–70. 70 (as redlichi)
Botswana   Oberprieler R. G. 1995. The emperor moths of Namibia. - — :i–ix, 1–91. 76
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 (as meloui)
Central African Republic   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 (as meloui)
Congo   Rougeot P. C. 1955. Les Attacides (Saturnidae) de l'Equateur Africain français. - — 34:1–116, pls. 1–12. 81
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga Hampson G. F. 1910c. Zoological collections from Northern Rhodesia and adjacent territories: Lepidoptera Phalaenae. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1910(2):388–510, pls 36–41. 480
Côte d'Ivoire   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. 158 (as meloui)
Gabon   Rougeot P. C. 1955. Les Attacides (Saturnidae) de l'Equateur Africain français. - — 34:1–116, pls. 1–12. 81
Gambia     New record (R. Goff)
Kenya     LepIndex
Lesotho   Kopij G. 2005. Lepidoptera fauna of Lesotho. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 49B(1–2):137–180. 158
Malawi   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 71
Mozambique   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 71
Namibia   Oberprieler R. G. 1995. The emperor moths of Namibia. - — :i–ix, 1–91. 76
Senegal   Riel Ph. 1910. Description de deux espèces nouvelles du genre Bunaea. - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 1910(3):63–64. (as meloui)
South Africa   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 71
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 Zanzibar   LepIndex
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. 13
Zambia   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 71
Zimbabwe   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 71

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Fabaceae Bauhinia sp. South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 71
Caesalpiniaceae Brachystegia spiciformis South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 71
Fabaceae Julbernardia paniculata   Rougeot P. C. 1955. Les Attacides (Saturnidae) de l'Equateur Africain français. - — 34:1–116, pls. 1–12. 81
Phyllanthaceae Uapaca nitida   Rougeot P. C. 1955. Les Attacides (Saturnidae) de l'Equateur Africain français. - — 34:1–116, pls. 1–12. 81
Fabaceae Pterocarpus delevoyi South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 71
Fabaceae Bauhinia reticulata   Rougeot P. C. 1955. Les Attacides (Saturnidae) de l'Equateur Africain français. - — 34:1–116, pls. 1–12. 81
Fabaceae Julbernardia globiflora Zimbabwe Oberprieler R. G. 1995. The emperor moths of Namibia. - — :i–ix, 1–91. 76
Fabaceae Erythrina lysistemon South Africa Oberprieler R. G. 1995. The emperor moths of Namibia. - — :i–ix, 1–91. 76
Salicaceae Populus deltoides South Africa 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. 67
Myrtaceae Eucalyptus sp. South Africa Oberprieler R. G. 1995. The emperor moths of Namibia. - — :i–ix, 1–91. 76
Fabaceae Acacia mearnsii South Africa 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
Leguminosae Pseudoberlinia paniculata South Africa 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
Caesalpiniaceae Brachystegia randii South Africa 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
Caesalpiniaceae Piliostigma thonningii South Africa 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
Phyllanthaceae Uapaca nitida South Africa 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
Cupressaceae Cupressus arizonica var. glabra South Africa 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
Myrtaceae Eucalyptus fastigata South Africa 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
Myrtaceae Eucalyptus macarthurii South Africa 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. 67
Myrtaceae Eucalyptus nitens South Africa 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. 67
Pinaceae Pinus caribaea South Africa 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. 67
Pinaceae Pinus devoniana South Africa 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. 67
Pinaceae Pinus montezumae South Africa 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. 67
Pinaceae Pinus patula South Africa 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. 67
Pinaceae Pinus pseudostrobus South Africa 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. 67
Pinaceae Pinus radiata South Africa 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. 67
Fagaceae Quercus palustris South Africa 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. 67