Ascotis reciprocaria (Walker, 1860)

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FAMILY Geometridae
SUBFAMILY Ennominae
GENUS Ascotis
SPECIES reciprocaria
AUTHOR(Walker, 1860)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONBoarmia reciprocaria
TYPE LOCALITY[Democratic Republic of Congo], Congo, leg. J. Richardson; South Africa, leg. A. Smith.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Syntypes 1♂, 1♀, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Walker F. 1860b. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part XXI.– Geometrites (continued). - — 21:i–iv, 277–498.
PAGINATION 366

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
nigristigma (Warren, 1905) Synonym of species
semifusca (Warren, 1904) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Cameroon   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 89
Comoros Grande Comore (Ngazidja) Herbulot C. 1979g. Lépidoptères Geometridae de l'Archipel des Comores. – In: Matile L (ed.) Faune entomologique de l'Archipel des Comores. - Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (A) 109 (1978):149–167, pl. 1. 163
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   Walker F. 1860b. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part XXI.– Geometrites (continued). - — 21:i–iv, 277–498. 366
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Orientale Fletcher D. S. 1963a. Exploration du Parc National Albert (deuxième série). 1. Geometridae; 2. Noctuidae. - — 15(1):1–70, 14 pls; 2: 71–155, 14 pls. 33
Ethiopia   Waller J. M., Bigger M. & Hillocks R. J. 2007. Coffee pests, diseases and their management. - — :i–viii, 1–434. 97
Ghana   Wagner M. R., Cobbinah J. R. & Bosu P. P. 2008. Forest entomology in West Tropical Africa; Forest insects of Ghana. Second Edition. - — :i–lxx, 1–244. 37
Guinea   Herbulot C. 1954b. Lépidoptères Géométrides de la reserve naturelle intégrale du Mont Nimba. Lépidoptères Géométrides. - Mémoires de l'Institut français d'Afrique noire 40(2):301–333, pl. 1. 322
Kenya   Swinhoe C. 1904b. On the Geometridae of tropical Africa in the National Collection. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London 1904(3):497–590. 531 (as selenaria)
Madagascar   Fletcher D. S. 1963a. Exploration du Parc National Albert (deuxième série). 1. Geometridae; 2. Noctuidae. - — 15(1):1–70, 14 pls; 2: 71–155, 14 pls. 33
Malawi   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 89
Mozambique   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 89
South Africa   Walker F. 1860b. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part XXI.– Geometrites (continued). - — 21:i–iv, 277–498. 366
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 89
São Tomé & Principe Principe Herbulot C. 1958. Mission du Muséum dans les îles du Golfe de Guinée. Entomologie: VIII. Lepidoptera Geometridae. - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 63:100–109. 102
Tanzania, United Republic of   Wheatley P. E. 1963. The giant coffee looper, Ascotis selenaria reciprocaria Walk. (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 29:143–146. 143
Uganda   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401
Zambia   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 89
Zimbabwe   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 89

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Celastraceae Maytenus heterophylla South Africa Scoble M. J. 1999. Geometrid moths of the world. A catalogue (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). - — 2 vols.:i–xxv, 1–482, 483–1016, index: 1–129. 69
Ebenaceae Diospyros lycioides South Africa Scoble M. J. 1999. Geometrid moths of the world. A catalogue (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). - — 2 vols.:i–xxv, 1–482, 483–1016, index: 1–129. 69
Ulmaceae Celtis africana South Africa Scoble M. J. 1999. Geometrid moths of the world. A catalogue (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). - — 2 vols.:i–xxv, 1–482, 483–1016, index: 1–129. 69
Araliaceae Cussonia spicata South Africa Scoble M. J. 1999. Geometrid moths of the world. A catalogue (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). - — 2 vols.:i–xxv, 1–482, 483–1016, index: 1–129. 69
Fabaceae Wisteria sinensis South Africa Scoble M. J. 1999. Geometrid moths of the world. A catalogue (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). - — 2 vols.:i–xxv, 1–482, 483–1016, index: 1–129. 69
Verbenaceae Duranta erecta South Africa Scoble M. J. 1999. Geometrid moths of the world. A catalogue (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). - — 2 vols.:i–xxv, 1–482, 483–1016, index: 1–129. 69
Myrsinaceae Maesa lanceolata South Africa Scoble M. J. 1999. Geometrid moths of the world. A catalogue (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). - — 2 vols.:i–xxv, 1–482, 483–1016, index: 1–129. 69
Rhamnaceae Scutia myrtina South Africa Scoble M. J. 1999. Geometrid moths of the world. A catalogue (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). - — 2 vols.:i–xxv, 1–482, 483–1016, index: 1–129. 69
Malvaceae Ceiba pentandra Ghana Wagner M. R., Cobbinah J. R. & Bosu P. P. 2008. Forest entomology in West Tropical Africa; Forest insects of Ghana. Second Edition. - — :i–lxx, 1–244. 37
Rubiaceae Coffea sp.   Waller J. M., Bigger M. & Hillocks R. J. 2007. Coffee pests, diseases and their management. - — :i–viii, 1–434. 98
Undefined Undefined Polyphagous   Waller J. M., Bigger M. & Hillocks R. J. 2007. Coffee pests, diseases and their management. - — :i–viii, 1–434. 98
Rubiaceae Coffea arabica Kenya Bigger M. 1969. Giant looper Ascotis selenaria reciprocaria Walk. in Tanzania. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 35(1):49–51. 49
Anacardiaceae Schinus molle   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 89
Fabaceae Acacia sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 89
Anacardiaceae Rhus sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 89
Rhamnaceae Ziziphus sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 89
Rutaceae Citrus sp. South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785. 450
Fabaceae Acrocarpus fraxinifolius   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401
Moraceae Chlorophora excelsa   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401
Cupressaceae Cupressus lusitanica   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401
Cupressaceae Cupressus arizonica var. nevadensis   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401
Rhamnaceae Maesopsis eminii   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401
Podocarpaceae Podocarpus sp.   Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 401

Species Parasitoids

FAMILYSPECIESCOUNTRYPUBLICATION
Braconidae Rogas sp. South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785.
Ichneumonidae Afromelanichneumon russelus South Africa Picker M. D. & Krüger M. 2013. Spread and impacts of the Agapanthus borer (Neuranethes spodopterodes (Hampson, 1908), comb. nov.), a translocated moth species (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). - African Entomology 21(1):172–176.