Petovia marginata Walker, 1854

FAMILY Geometridae
SUBFAMILY Oenochrominae
GENUS Petovia
SPECIES marginata
AUTHORWalker, 1854
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPetovia marginata
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal], Port Natal [Durban], leg. Gueinzius.
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Syntypes 3♂, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Walker, F. 1854b. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part II.– Lepidoptera Heterocera. - — 2:i–iv, 279–581.
PAGINATION 560

Species pictures

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Voaden N.
Democratic Republic of Congo, Katanga, Frontier Mine, near Sakania, 20.xii.2012, leg. N. Voaden.
, Adult

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
amatonga (Vuillot, 1892) Synonym of species
dichroaria (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854) Synonym of species
equatorialis Prout L. B., 1930 Synonym of species
incertaria (Guenée, 1857) Synonym of species
patrisaloysii Grünberg, 1907 Synonym of species
perversaria Gaede, 1917 Synonym of species
uniformis (Warren, 1897) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRYPROVINCE/STATEPUBLICATION
Democratic Republic of Congo Katanga  
Kenya   Fawcett, J. M. 1915. Notes on a collection of Heterocera made made by Mr. W. Feather in British East Africa, 1911–12. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1:91–113, pls. 1–2.
Malawi   Warren, W. 1897a. New genera and species of moths from the Old-World regions in the Tring Museum. - Novitates Zoologicae 4:12–130.
South Africa Gauteng Distant, W. L. 1897d. On a collection of Heterocera made in the Transvaal. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6)20:197–211.
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Walker, F. 1854b. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part II.– Lepidoptera Heterocera. - — 2:i–iv, 279–581.
Tanzania   Kirby, W. F. 1896. On a collection of moths from East Africa formed by Dr. W. J. Ansorge, Medical Officer to the Uganda Administration. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6)18(107):375–396, pl. 19.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION
Ochnaceae Ochna pulchra South Africa Janse, A. J. T. 1933–1935. The Moths of South Africa. Volume II. Geometridae (concluded). - — 2(1):1–448, pls. 1–15.