Pasiphila lita (Prout L. B., 1916)

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FAMILY Geometridae
SUBFAMILY Larentiinae
GENUS Pasiphila
SPECIES lita
AUTHOR(Prout L. B., 1916)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONChloroclystis lita spec. nov.
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal] Natal, Estcourt, leg. J. M. Hutchinson.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, BMNH; Paratypes ♂, ♀, BMNH.
STATUS Species
COMMENTTransferred to Pasiphila by A. Hausmann (2006: 14).
PUBLICATION Prout L. B. 1916c. New African Geometridae. - Novitates Zoologicae 23:272–286.
PAGINATION 279

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Chad Tibesti Herbulot C. 1965c. Lépidoptères Geometridae du Tibesti. - Lambillionea 63(5–8):25–40. 34
Ghana   Herbulot C. 1965c. Lépidoptères Geometridae du Tibesti. - Lambillionea 63(5–8):25–40. 35
Kenya   Le Cerf F. 1922c. Voyage de Mr. le Baron Maurice de Rothschild en Ethiopie et en Afrique orientale anglaise (1904–1905). Lépidoptères. Hétérocères. - — :387–482, pls 40–43. 447
Malawi   Staude H. S. & Murphy R. 2011. The geometrid fauna (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) of Mount Mulanje, Malawi and the importance of Mount Mulanje as an area of conservation priority. - Metamorphosis 22(2):32–48. 46
Namibia   Krüger M. 2004b. Geometridae (Lepidoptera, Geometroidea). – In: Mey, Z. (Ed.) The Lepidoptera of the Brandberg Massif in Namibia. - Esperiana Memoir 1:241–247. 242
Nigeria   Herbulot C. 1965c. Lépidoptères Geometridae du Tibesti. - Lambillionea 63(5–8):25–40. 35
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. 303
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Prout L. B. 1916c. New African Geometridae. - Novitates Zoologicae 23:272–286. 279
South Africa Eastern Cape Krüger M. 2007b. Composition and origin of the geometrid fauna (Lepidoptera) of the Sneeuberge, Eastern Cape, with descriptions of new taxa. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 44:25–66. 384
South Africa Mpumalanga Janse A. J. T. 1933–1935. The Moths of South Africa. Volume II. Geometridae (concluded). - — 2(1):1–448, pls 1–15. 26
South Africa Gauteng Janse A. J. T. 1933–1935. The Moths of South Africa. Volume II. Geometridae (concluded). - — 2(1):1–448, pls 1–15. 26
Tanzania   Herbulot C. 1965c. Lépidoptères Geometridae du Tibesti. - Lambillionea 63(5–8):25–40. 35
Yemen   Hausmann A. 2006. The geometrid moth species from Yemen – With 50 new records for the country and description of 20 new taxa (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). - Esperiana 12:9–62, pls. 12–21. 14
Zimbabwe   Janse A. J. T. 1933–1935. The Moths of South Africa. Volume II. Geometridae (concluded). - — 2(1):1–448, pls 1–15. 26

Notes:  The record of Oman (Wiltshire 1977b: 167) refers to Pasiphila palaearctica (Brandt, 1938) (see Hausmann 2009).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Rhamnaceae Scutia myrtina South Africa Krüger M. 2019b. Geometridae (Lepidoptera, Geometroidea). – In: Mey W. & Krüger M. (Eds), The Lepidoptera fauna of a crater valley in the Great Escarpment of South Africa: The Asante Sana Project. - Esperiana Memoir 8:365–410. 384
Asteraceae Helichrysum aureonitens South Africa Krüger M. 2019b. Geometridae (Lepidoptera, Geometroidea). – In: Mey W. & Krüger M. (Eds), The Lepidoptera fauna of a crater valley in the Great Escarpment of South Africa: The Asante Sana Project. - Esperiana Memoir 8:365–410. 384
Verbenaceae Lantana camara South Africa Krüger M. 2019b. Geometridae (Lepidoptera, Geometroidea). – In: Mey W. & Krüger M. (Eds), The Lepidoptera fauna of a crater valley in the Great Escarpment of South Africa: The Asante Sana Project. - Esperiana Memoir 8:365–410. 384
Asteraceae Nidorella anomala South Africa Krüger M. 2019b. Geometridae (Lepidoptera, Geometroidea). – In: Mey W. & Krüger M. (Eds), The Lepidoptera fauna of a crater valley in the Great Escarpment of South Africa: The Asante Sana Project. - Esperiana Memoir 8:365–410. 384
Fabaceae Senegalia ataxacantha South Africa Krüger M. 2019b. Geometridae (Lepidoptera, Geometroidea). – In: Mey W. & Krüger M. (Eds), The Lepidoptera fauna of a crater valley in the Great Escarpment of South Africa: The Asante Sana Project. - Esperiana Memoir 8:365–410. 384