Holocerina smilax smilax (Westwood, 1849)

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FAMILY Saturniidae
SUBFAMILY Saturniinae
GENUS Holocerina
SPECIES smilax
SUBSPECIES smilax
AUTHOR(Westwood, 1849)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONSaturnia (Henuchia?) Smilax, Westw.
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal], Port Natal [Durban].
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -29°51'31" Longitude: 31°1'18"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Syntypes ♂, ♀, BMNH.
STATUS Subspecies
COMMENTSyntypes ♂, ♀, BMNH.
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 59–60 Bhl

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   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. 1047
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga Rougeot P. C. & Allard V. 1966. Note sur une collection de Lépidoptères Attacidae du Katanga. - Lambillionea 66(1–2):1–13. 2
Djibouti   Darge Ph. 2008b. Description de nouveaux Saturnides d'Afrique orientale et centrale (Lepidoptera, Saturniidae). - Saturnafrica 1:16–23. 16
Eritrea   Berio E. 1939a. Contributi alla conoscenza dei lepidotteri eteroceri dell'Eritrea I. Lista delle specie con descrizioni delle nuove entità raccolte negli anni 1934 al 1937 dal sig. Francesco Vaccaro. - Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana 17:47–62, pls 1–2. 60
Kenya   Jordan K. 1922b. A monograph of the Saturnian subfamily Ludiinae. - Novitates Zoologicae 29:249–326. 258
Malawi   Jordan K. 1922b. A monograph of the Saturnian subfamily Ludiinae. - Novitates Zoologicae 29:249–326. 258
Mozambique   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 116
Nigeria   Sharpe E. M. 1902. A list of Lepidoptera collected by Dr. Cuthbert Christy in Nigeria. - The Entomologist 35:65–68, 101–107. 106
Sierra Leone   Schaus W. & Clements W. G. 1893. On a collection of Sierra Leone Lepidoptera. - — :i–vi, 1–46, pls 1–3. 29
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. 59
South Africa Mpumalanga Van den Berg M. A. 1974d. Pouoogmotte (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) van die Nasionale Krugerwildtuin. - Koedoe 17(1):159–172. 170
Tanzania, United Republic of   Jordan K. 1922b. A monograph of the Saturnian subfamily Ludiinae. - Novitates Zoologicae 29:249–326. 258
Uganda   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 405
Zambia   Jordan K. 1922b. A monograph of the Saturnian subfamily Ludiinae. - Novitates Zoologicae 29:249–326. 258
Zimbabwe   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 116

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Meliaceae Ekebergia meyeri South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 116
Oleaceae Jasminum pubigerum 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. 306
Oleaceae Jasminum sp.   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 405
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 greggii   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 405
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 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
Anacardiaceae Protorhus longifolia South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 116
Myrtaceae Psidium guajava 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. 172
Myrtaceae Psidium sp. South Africa Jordan K. 1922b. A monograph of the Saturnian subfamily Ludiinae. - Novitates Zoologicae 29:249–326. 258
Fagaceae Quercus robur South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 116
Fagaceae Quercus 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. 172
Anacardiaceae Rhus laevigata South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 116
Anacardiaceae Rhus rehmanniana 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
Anacardiaceae Rhus villosa South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i–xi, 1–150, pls. 1–43. 116
Euphorbiaceae Sapium ellipticum   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 405
Anacardiaceae Schinus molle 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
Anacardiaceae Sclerocarya caffra South Africa Van den Berg M. A. 1974d. Pouoogmotte (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) van die Nasionale Krugerwildtuin. - Koedoe 17(1):159–172. 170
Bignoniaceae Spathodea campanulata   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 405