Omphacodes pulchrifimbria (Warren, 1902)

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FAMILY Geometridae
SUBFAMILY Geometrinae
GENUS Omphacodes
SPECIES pulchrifimbria
AUTHOR(Warren, 1902)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONSyndromodes pulchrifimbria sp. nov.
TYPE LOCALITY[Kenya], British East Africa, Kikuyu Escarpment, i–ii.1901, leg. W. Doherty.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Syntypes 3♂, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Warren W. 1902b. New African Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Epiplemidae, and Geometridae in the Tring Museum. - Novitates Zoologicae 9:487–536.
PAGINATION 496 Bhl

Species pictures

Subspecies

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
pulchrifimbria (Warren, 1902) Subspecies
pulchritacta Prout L. B., 1923 Subspecies
purifimbria Prout L. B., 1930 Subspecies

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga Prout L. B. 1929–1938. Die Spannerartigen Nachtfalter (Geometridae). Die Afrikanischen Spanner. Geometridae. – In: Seitz A. (ed.) Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde. Eine Systematische Bearbeitung der bis jetzt bekannten Gross-Schmetterlinge. - — 16:1–160. 42 (as purifimbria)
Eritrea   de Joannis J. 1913. Materiali per lo studio della fauna Eritrea raccolti nel 1902–03 dal Dott. A. Andreini. Lépidoptères. Heterocera. - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 44 (1912):115–147. 136
Ethiopia   Prout L. B. 1922c. Geometridae. – In: Prout, L. B. & Prout, A. E., New South African Heterocera. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 8(3):149–186, pl. 1. 192 (as pulchritacta)
Kenya   Warren W. 1902b. New African Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Epiplemidae, and Geometridae in the Tring Museum. - Novitates Zoologicae 9:487–536. 496
Rwanda     ZSM
Saudi Arabia   Rebel H. 1907a. Lepidopteren aus Südarabien und von der Insel Sokotra. - Denkschriften der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien 71(2):31–130, pl. 1. 97 (as directa)
Sudan   Debauche H. R. 1937. Entomological expedition to Abyssinia, 1926–27: Lepidoptera, Geometridae. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (10) 20:320–344, pls 7–8. 326
Uganda   Fletcher D. S. 1958b. Ruwenzori Expedition 1952. – Geometridae. - Ruwenzori Expedition 1952 1(6):77–176. 87 (as pulchritacta)
Yemen   Walsingham Thomas de Grey & Hampson G. F. 1896. On moths collected at Aden and in Somaliland. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1896(1):257–283, pl. 10. 268 (as directa)
Yemen Socotra Rebel H. 1907a. Lepidopteren aus Südarabien und von der Insel Sokotra. - Denkschriften der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien 71(2):31–130, pl. 1. 97 (as directa)

Notes:  Has been misidentified as the Indian species Omphacodes directa (Walker, 1861) (see A. Hausmann 2006: 38, A. Hausmann et al. 2016: 72).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Fabaceae Acacia sp.   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. 72