Bunaea alcinoe (Cramer, 1780)

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FAMILY Saturniidae
SUBFAMILY Saturniinae
GENUS Bunaea
SPECIES alcinoe
AUTHOR(Cramer, 1780)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPhal.[aena] Attac.[us] Alcinoë
TYPE LOCALITYNot stated, Unknown.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Type in coll. Rengers [Probably lost].
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Cramer P. 1780–1782. De uitlandsche Kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen Asia, Africa en America, by een verzameld en beschreeven door den heer Pieter Cramer (etc.). - — 4(25–34):1–252, pls 289–396.
PAGINATION 67, 247 (index); pl. cccxxii, figs A, B Bhl

Species pictures

Subspecies

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
alcinoe (Cramer, 1780) Subspecies
nubica Jordan, 1910 Subspecies

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Angola   Dewitz H. 1881. Afrikanische Nachtschmetterlinge. - Nova Acta Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Germanicae Naturae Curiosorum 42(2):63–89, pls 2–3. 89
Benin   Rougeot P.-C. 1955. Les Attacides (Saturnidae) de l'Equateur Africain français. - — 34:1–116, pls 1–12. 62
Cameroon   Karsch F. 1893. Verzeichniss der von Herrn Dr. Paul Preuss in Kamerun beobachteten Saturniiden. - Berliner entomologische Zeitschrift 37 (1892)(4):495–505, pls 19–20. 496
Central African Republic   Hetuin J. M. 1987. Compte-rendu d'une chasse nocturne en Centrafrique. - Lambillionea 87(9–10):99–103. 102
Chad   Rougeot P.-C. 1962a. Les Lépidoptères de l'Afrique noire occidentale. Attacidés (= Saturniidés). - Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire (A) 14(4):1–214. 132
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
Democratic Republic of Congo 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(6):109–369, pls 6–14. 317
Democratic Republic of Congo Bas Congo Aurivillius C. 1900b. Verzeichniss einer von den Herren Missionären E. Laman und W. Sjöholm bei Mukinbungu am unteren Congo zusammengebrachten Schmetterlingssammlung. - Bihang till Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps Akademiens Handlingar 57(9):1039–1058. 1046
Democratic Republic of Congo Equateur Bouvier E. L. 1927d. Saturniens du Musée du Congo belge. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 15(2):129–171. 139
Democratic Republic of Congo Katanga Bouvier E. L. 1927d. Saturniens du Musée du Congo belge. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 15(2):129–171. 139
Eritrea   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. 38 (as tricolor)
Ethiopia   Rougeot P.-C. 1962a. Les Lépidoptères de l'Afrique noire occidentale. Attacidés (= Saturniidés). - Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire (A) 14(4):1–214. 133
Gabon   Rougeot P.-C. 1949b. Description des stades post-embryonnaires de quelques Saturnioïdes gabonais. - Bulletin mensuel de la Société linnéenne de Lyon 18(10):208–217. 210
Kenya   Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47. 38
Lesotho   Kopij G. 2006. Lepidoptera fauna of Lesotho. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 49B(1–2):137–180. 158
Madagascar   Boisduval J. B. A. 1833a. Faune entomologique de Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice. Lépidoptères. Avec des notes sur les moeurs, par M. Sganzin. - — :1–122, pls 1–16. 89
Malawi   Joly C., Bernaud D., Pierre J. & Murphy R. 2008. Second entomological mission to Malawi. - Lambillionea 108(Supplément):3–47. 14
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. 58
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Darge Ph. 1980. Lépidoptères Attacidae et Sphingidae récoltés au Natal par Claude Herbulot. - Bulletin Sciences Nat 26:10–11. 10
South Africa   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. 50
South Africa Mpumalanga Van den Berg M. A. 1974d. Pouoogmotte (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) van die Nasionale Krugerwildtuin. - Koedoe 17(1):159–172. 166
South Sudan   Waring P. 1995. Some emperor moths (Saturniidae) from the Southern Sudan. - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 54:255–266. 259
Sudan   Jordan K. 1910b. New Saturniidae. - Novitates Zoologicae 17:470–476. 473 (as nubica)
São Tomé & Príncipe São Tomé Darge Ph. 1970b. Lépidoptères Attacidae et Sphingidae de l'île de São Tomé. - Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire (A) 32(2):495–500. 496
Tanzania Zanzibar   LepIndex
Tanzania   Strand E. 1912i. Über Lepidoptera aus Mkatta und Morogoro in Deutsch Ost-Afrika, nebst Beiträgen zur Kenntnis afrikanischer Taragama-Arten. - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 78 (A)(1):67–92. 82 (as caffraria)
Uganda Ssese Islands Grünberg K. 1910a. Zur Kenntnis der Lepidopterenfauna der Sesse-Inseln im Victoria Nyanza. - Sitzungsberichten der Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1910(3):146–181. 155
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
Zimbabwe     R. Butler

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Ulmaceae Celtis sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls 1–43. 74
Fabaceae Bauhinia reticulata   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls 1–43. 74
Euphorbiaceae Croton sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls 1–43. 74
Araliaceae Cussonia spicata South Africa Taylor J. S. 1949b. Notes on Lepidoptera in the Eastern Cape Province (Part I). - Journal of the entomological Society of Southern Africa 12:78–95, 2 pls.. 90
Meliaceae Ekebergia meyeri South Africa Fawcett J. M. 1901. Notes on the transformations of some South-African Lepidoptera. - Transactions of the zoological Society of London 15(6):291–322, pls. 46–49. 304
Meliaceae Ekebergia ruepellii   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls 1–43. 74
Celastraceae Gymnosporia senegalensis   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls 1–43. 74
Meliaceae Khaya sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls 1–43. 74
Anacardiaceae Harpephyllum caffrum   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls 1–43. 74
Combretaceae Terminalia sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls 1–43. 74
Myrsinaceae Maesa sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls 1–43. 74
Ulmaceae Celtis africana 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. 58
Araliaceae Cussonia sp. 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. 58
Rubiaceae Sarcocephalus latifolius Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1–60. 12
Fabaceae Acacia auriculiformis Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1–60. 12
Anacardiaceae Mangifera indica Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1–60. 12
Burseraceae Dacryodes edulis Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1–60. 12
Rubiaceae Crossopteryx febrifuga Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1–60. 12
Loganiaceae Anthocleista schweinfurthii Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1–60. 12
Lauraceae Persea americana Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1–60. 12
Euphorbiaceae Sapium ellipticum Uganda Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47. 38
Meliaceae Khaya anthotheca Uganda Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47. 38
Meliaceae Khaya grandifoliola Uganda Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47. 38
Ulmaceae Celtis kraussiana South Africa Fawcett J. M. 1901. Notes on the transformations of some South-African Lepidoptera. - Transactions of the zoological Society of London 15(6):291–322, pls. 46–49. 304
Meliaceae Khaya senegalensis Gabon Rougeot P.-C. 1962a. Les Lépidoptères de l'Afrique noire occidentale. Attacidés (= Saturniidés). - Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire (A) 14(4):1–214. 132
Myrsinaceae Maesa lanceolata Gabon Rougeot P.-C. 1962a. Les Lépidoptères de l'Afrique noire occidentale. Attacidés (= Saturniidés). - Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire (A) 14(4):1–214. 132
Combretaceae Terminalia catappa Congo, DR Rougeot P.-C. 1962a. Les Lépidoptères de l'Afrique noire occidentale. Attacidés (= Saturniidés). - Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire (A) 14(4):1–214. 132
Annonaceae Cananga odorata Congo, BR Latham P. & Konda ku Mbuta A. 2014. Useful plants of Bas-Congo province, Democratic Republic of Congo, Vols. 1–2. - — :1–554. 45
Apocynaceae Diplorhynchus condylocarpon Congo, DR Latham P. & Konda ku Mbuta A. 2014. Useful plants of Bas-Congo province, Democratic Republic of Congo, Vols. 1–2. - — :1–554. 187
Fabaceae Erythrophleum suaveolens Cameroon Ngute A. S. K., Dongmo M. A. K., Effa J. A. M., Onguene E. M. A., Lontchi J. F. & Cuni-Sanchez A. 2019. Edible caterpillars in central Cameroon: host plants, value, harvesting, and availability. - Forests, trees and livelihoods 28(3):1–18. 6
Fabaceae Amphimas ferrugineus Cameroon Ngute A. S. K., Dongmo M. A. K., Effa J. A. M., Onguene E. M. A., Lontchi J. F. & Cuni-Sanchez A. 2019. Edible caterpillars in central Cameroon: host plants, value, harvesting, and availability. - Forests, trees and livelihoods 28(3):1–18. 6
Myristicaceae Pycnanthus angolensis Cameroon Ngute A. S. K., Dongmo M. A. K., Effa J. A. M., Onguene E. M. A., Lontchi J. F. & Cuni-Sanchez A. 2019. Edible caterpillars in central Cameroon: host plants, value, harvesting, and availability. - Forests, trees and livelihoods 28(3):1–18. 6
Lecythidaceae Petersianthus macrocarpus Cameroon Ngute A. S. K., Dongmo M. A. K., Effa J. A. M., Onguene E. M. A., Lontchi J. F. & Cuni-Sanchez A. 2019. Edible caterpillars in central Cameroon: host plants, value, harvesting, and availability. - Forests, trees and livelihoods 28(3):1–18. 6
Euphorbiaceae Discoglypremna caloneura Cameroon Ngute A. S. K., Dongmo M. A. K., Effa J. A. M., Onguene E. M. A., Lontchi J. F. & Cuni-Sanchez A. 2019. Edible caterpillars in central Cameroon: host plants, value, harvesting, and availability. - Forests, trees and livelihoods 28(3):1–18. 6
Apocynaceae Funtumia africana Cameroon Ngute A. S. K., Dongmo M. A. K., Effa J. A. M., Onguene E. M. A., Lontchi J. F. & Cuni-Sanchez A. 2019. Edible caterpillars in central Cameroon: host plants, value, harvesting, and availability. - Forests, trees and livelihoods 28(3):1–18. 6
Euphorbiaceae Ricinodendron heudelotii Cameroon Ngute A. S. K., Dongmo M. A. K., Effa J. A. M., Onguene E. M. A., Lontchi J. F. & Cuni-Sanchez A. 2019. Edible caterpillars in central Cameroon: host plants, value, harvesting, and availability. - Forests, trees and livelihoods 28(3):1–18. 6
Myrtaceae Eucalyptus sp. Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1983. Species of Eucalyptus as food plants for Lepidoptera in East Africa. - Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 37(3):91–92. 91