Somatina pythiaria (Guenée, 1857)

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FAMILY Geometridae
SUBFAMILY Sterrhinae
GENUS Somatina
SPECIES pythiaria
AUTHOR(Guenée, 1857)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONArgyris Pythiaria Gn.
TYPE LOCALITY[Ethiopia], Abyssinia, 1850, leg. Schimper.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, MNHN; 1 paratype ♀, abdomen missing (see Viette 1950b: 204), MNHN.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Guenée A. M. 1858b. In: Boisduval, J. A. B. & Guenée, A. Histoire naturelle des insectes. Spécies général des Lépidoptères. X. Uranides et Phalénites. Tome II. - — 10:1–584.
PAGINATION 14; pl. 20, fig. 6

Species pictures

Subspecies

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
nigrimacula Hausmann, 2009 Subspecies

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Ethiopia   Guenée A. M. 1858b. In: Boisduval, J. A. B. & Guenée, A. Histoire naturelle des insectes. Spécies général des Lépidoptères. X. Uranides et Phalénites. Tome II. - — 10:1–584. 14
Oman   Wiltshire E. P. 1980b. The larger moths of Dhofar and their zoogeographic composition. - Journal of Oman Studies Special Rep. 2:187–216. 193
Somalia   Hausmann A., Stadie D. & Fiebig R. 2016. Family Geometridae Leach, [1815]. – In: Hacker H. (Ed.), Systematic and illustrated catalogue of the Macroheterocera and Cossoidea, Zygaenoidea, Thyridoidea and Hyblaeoidea of the Arabia Peninsula, with a survey of their distribution (Lepidoptera). - Esperiana 20:61–138. 98
Yemen   Hausmann A. 1999. Geometrid moth species from Yemen (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). - Esperiana 7:283–305, pls. 1–5. 294

Notes:  The record of South Africa (Swinhoe 1904, Prout L. B. 1932a: 395) is due to a misidentification of Somatina vestalis (Butler, 1875) (see Hausmann, Stadie & Fiebig 2016: 99).

Host Plants

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