Problepsis asira Wiltshire, 1982

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FAMILY Geometridae
SUBFAMILY Sterrhinae
GENUS Problepsis
SPECIES asira
AUTHORWiltshire, 1982
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONProblepsis asira n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITYSaudi Arabia, Asir, Al Alayyah, 08–10.x.1979, leg. W. Büttiker.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide E. P. Wiltshire 81♂, NHMB.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Wiltshire E. P. 1982a. Insects of Saudi Arabia. Lepidoptera: Fam. Cossidae, Zygaenidae, Sesiidae, Lasiocampidae, Bombycidae, Sphingidae, Thaumetopoeidae, Thyretidae, Notodontidae, Geometridae, Lymantriidae, Noctuidae, Ctenuchidae (Part 2). - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 4:271–331.
PAGINATION 298, figs 20, 20a

Species pictures

Subspecies

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
asira Wiltshire, 1982 Subspecies
pallida Stadie & Stadie, 2016 Subspecies
hoppei Stadie & Stadie, 2016 Subspecies
lehmanni Stadie & Stadie, 2016 Subspecies

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Oman   Hausmann A. 1998a. New and interesting geometrid moths from the Oman (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). - Mitteilungen der Münchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft 88:85–98. 93 (as erythra)
Saudi Arabia   Wiltshire E. P. 1982a. Insects of Saudi Arabia. Lepidoptera: Fam. Cossidae, Zygaenidae, Sesiidae, Lasiocampidae, Bombycidae, Sphingidae, Thaumetopoeidae, Thyretidae, Notodontidae, Geometridae, Lymantriidae, Noctuidae, Ctenuchidae (Part 2). - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 4:271–331. 298
Yemen   Hausmann A. 1999. Geometrid moth species from Yemen (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). - Esperiana 7:283–305, pls. 1–5. 295

Host Plants

Unknown

*   Probably Olea sp. (see Wiltshire 1990: 123).