Gonimbrasia petiveri (Guérin-Méneville, 1845)

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FAMILY Saturniidae
SUBFAMILY Saturniinae
GENUS Gonimbrasia
SPECIES petiveri
AUTHOR(Guérin-Méneville, 1845)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONBombyx Petiveri, Guérin
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal], Port Natal [Durban].
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, MNHN.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Guérin-Méneville F. E. 1845. Histoire naturelle du ver à soie: Bombyx d'Asie, d'Afrique, d'Amérique. - Annales de la Société séricicole 1845:264-281, pls 1-2.
PAGINATION 270 (footnote)

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
butleri Sonthonnax, 1901 Synonym of species
camerunensis (Bouvier, 1930) Synonym of species
dionysiae Rougeot, 1948 Synonym of species
flavescens Rothschild, 1895 Synonym of species
lutea (Bouvier, 1930) Synonym of species
simplicia (Maassen, 1872) Synonym of species

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 (as dione)
Cameroon   Plötz C. 1880a. Verzeichniss der vom Prof. Dr. R. Buchholz in West-Afrika gesammelten Schmetterlinge. - Stettiner Entomologische Zeitung 41(1-3):76-88; (7-9): 298—307. 87 (as dione)
Central African Republic   Hetuin J. M. 1987. Compte-rendu d'une chasse nocturne en Centrafrique. - Lambillionea 87(9-10):99-103. 102 (as dione)
Congo   Morin C. & Grillot J.-P. 1983. Fluctuations saisonnières et rythme d'activité chez les Sphinx et les Saturniides au Congo (Lep.). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 88(3-4):338-347. 345 (as dione)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   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. 45 (as dione)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Bas Congo Aurivillius C. 1906. Verzeichnis von Lepidopteren, gesammelt bei Mukimbungu am unteren Kongo von Herrn E. Laman. Zweite und dritte Sendung. - Arkiv för Zoologi 3(1):1-16, pl. 1. 5 (as dione)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga Bouvier E. L. 1927d. Saturniens du Musée du Congo belge. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 15(2):129-171. 145 (as dione)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Maniema Bouvier E. L. 1927d. Saturniens du Musée du Congo belge. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 15(2):129-171. 145 (as dione)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Orientale Dufrane A. 1953a. Lépidoptères du Kivu (5e note). - Annales de la Société entomologique de Belgique 89(1-2):41-57. 249 (as dione)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Equateur Schouteden H. 1930. Lépidoptères récoltés au Congo Belge par Sa Majesté la Reine Elisabeth de Belgique. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 17(4):381-393. 391 (as dione)
Côte d'Ivoire   Bouvier E. L. 1930c. Saturnioïdes rapportés du Congo belge par S. M. la Reine Elisabeth de Belgique. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 17(4):395-404. 402 (as dione)
Equatorial Guinea   Strand E. 1912k. Zoologische Ergebnisse der Expedition des Herrn G. Tessmann nach Süd-Kamerun und Spanisch Guinea. Lepidoptera I. (Saturniidae, Brahmaeidae, Striphnopterygidae, Sphingidae, Notodontidae, Syntomididae [sic], Hypsidae und Agaristidae). - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 78 (A)(6):139-197, pl. 2. 140 (as dione)
Ethiopia   Oberthür C. 1879. Spedizione italiana nell'Africa equatoriale. Risultati zoologice. I Lepidotteri. - Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 15:129-186, pl. 1. 178 (as dione)
Gabon   Aurivillius C. 1892. Verzeichniss einer von Herrn Fritz Theorin aus Gabon und dem Gebiete des Camerunflusses heimgebrachten Schmetterlings-Sammlung. II. Heterocera. - Entomologisk Tidskrift 13:181-200. 197 (as dione)
Ghana   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. 45 (as dione)
Guinea   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. 110 (as dione)
Guinea-Bissau   Aurivillius C. 1910b. Schmetterlinge gesammelt in Westafrika von Leonardo Fea in den Jahren 1897-1902. - Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova (Ser. 3) 4:494-530. 506 (as dione)
Kenya   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i-xi, 1-150, pls 1-43. 89 (as dione)
Malawi   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i-xi, 1-150, pls 1-43. 89 (as dione)
Sierra Leone   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. 45 (as dione)
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Guérin-Méneville F. E. 1845. Histoire naturelle du ver à soie: Bombyx d'Asie, d'Afrique, d'Amérique. - Annales de la Société séricicole 1845:264-281, pls 1-2. 270
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. 495 (as dione)
Tanzania   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. 4 (as dione)
Uganda   Hampson G. F. 1909c. Ruwenzori Expedition Reports. 11. Lepidoptera Heterocera. - Transactions of the zoological Society of London 19(2):103-140, pl. 4. 129 (as dione)
Zambia   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i-xi, 1-150, pls 1-43. 89 (as dione)

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Fabaceae Acacia auriculiformis Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1-60. 9 (as dione)
Anacardiaceae Anacardium occidentale Guinea 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. 110 (as dione)
Anacardiaceae Anacardium sp. South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i-xi, 1-150, pls 1-43. 89 (as dione)
Euphorbiaceae Antidesma membranaceum Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1-60. 9 (as dione)
Moraceae Artocarpus heterophyllus Congo, DR Latham P. & Konda ku Mbuta A. 2014. Useful plants of Bas-Congo province, Democratic Republic of Congo, Vols. 1-2. - — :1-554. 62 (as dione)
Fabaceae Bauhinia petersiana South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i-xi, 1-150, pls 1-43. 89 (as dione)
Moraceae Milicia excelsa Uganda Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1-47. 38 (as dione)
Moraceae Chlorophora sp.   Rougeot P.-C. 1960b. Description d'un nouvel Attacide Ethiopien. - Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire (A) 22(4):1285-1286. 110 (as dione)
Euphorbiaceae Croton mubango Angola Lautenschläger T., Neinhaus C., Monizi M., Mandombe J. L., Förster A., Henle T. & Nuss M. 2017. Edible insects of Northern Angola. - African Invertebrates 58(2):55-82. 61 (as dione)
Apocynaceae Diplorhynchus mossambicensis South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i-xi, 1-150, pls 1-43. 89 (as dione)
Myrtaceae Eugenia sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i-xi, 1-150, pls 1-43. 89 (as dione)
Euphorbiaceae Jatropha curcas Guinea 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. 110 (as dione)
Meliaceae Khaya anthotheca Uganda Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1-47. 38 (as dione)
Meliaceae Khaya sp.   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. 110 (as dione)
Moraceae Milicia excelsa Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1-60. 9 (as dione)
Myrtaceae Psidium guajava   Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i-xi, 1-150, pls 1-43. 89 (as dione)
Myrtaceae Psidium guajava Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1-60. 9 (as dione)
Euphorbiaceae Ricinodendron heudelotii Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1-60. 9 (as dione)
Anacardiaceae Spondias lutea Guinea 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. 110 (as dione)
Anacardiaceae Spondias sp. South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i-xi, 1-150, pls 1-43. 89 (as dione)
Combretaceae Terminalia superba Congo, DR Latham P. & Konda ku Mbuta A. 2014. Useful plants of Bas-Congo province, Democratic Republic of Congo, Vols. 1-2. - — :1-554. 467 (as dione)
Sterculiaceae Theobroma cacao Ghana Wagner M. R., Cobbinah J. R. & Bosu P. P. 2008. Forest entomology in West Tropical Africa; Forest insects of Ghana. Second Edition. - — :i-lxx, 1-244. 39 (as dione)
Sterculiaceae Theobroma cacao Guinea 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. 110 (as dione)
Sterculiaceae Theobroma cacao Nigeria Wagner M. R., Cobbinah J. R. & Bosu P. P. 2008. Forest entomology in West Tropical Africa; Forest insects of Ghana. Second Edition. - — :i-lxx, 1-244. 39 (as dione)
Ulmaceae Trema orientalis Congo, DR Latham P. & Konda ku Mbuta A. 2014. Useful plants of Bas-Congo province, Democratic Republic of Congo, Vols. 1-2. - — :1-554. 478 (as dione)
Euphorbiaceae Vernicia fordii South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i-xi, 1-150, pls 1-43. 89 (as dione)
Euphorbiaceae Vernicia montana South Africa Pinhey E. C. G. 1972b. Emperor moths of South and South-Central Africa. - — :i-xi, 1-150, pls 1-43. 89 (as dione)
Lamiaceae Vitex madiensis Congo, DR Latham P. 2003. Les chenilles comestibles et leurs plantes nourricières dans la province du Bas-Congo. - — :1-60. 9 (as dione)
Myrtaceae Eucalyptus sp. East 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 (as dione)
Anacardiaceae Anacardium occidentale East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Burseraceae Aucoumea klaineana East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Cannaceae Canna sp. East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Combretaceae Terminalia sp. East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Euphorbiaceae Aleurites moluccanus East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Euphorbiaceae Jatropha curcas East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Euphorbiaceae Manihot esculenta East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Euphorbiaceae Ricinus sp. East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Meliaceae Khaya anthotheca East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Meliaceae Khaya grandifoliola East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Moraceae Milicia regia East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Moraceae Milicia excelsa East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Moraceae Ficus sycomorus East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Moraceae Morus alba East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Myrsinaceae Maesa lanceolata East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Myrtaceae Eucalyptus deglupta East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Fabaceae Cajanus cajan East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Fabaceae Erythrina sp. East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Sterculiaceae Theobroma cacao East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Ulmaceae Trema orientalis East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 97 (as dione)
Euphorbiaceae Jatropha curcas Cameroon Schultze A. 1913. Die wichtigsten Seidenspinner Afrikas, mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Gesellschaftsspinner : nach dem heutigen Stande der Wissenschaft. - — . 155 (as dione)