Desmeocraera interpellatrix (Wallengren, 1860)

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FAMILY Notodontidae
SUBFAMILY Dicranurinae
GENUS Desmeocraera
SPECIES interpellatrix
AUTHOR(Wallengren, 1860)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONStauropus interpellatrix n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa], Caffraria, leg. J. A. Wahlberg.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, abdomen missing (see Schintlmeister & Witt 2015: 48), SNHM; Neallotype ♂, designated by Kiriakoff (1958: 43).
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Wallengren H. D. J. 1860. Lepidopterologische Mitteilungen. - Wiener entomologische Monatschrift 4(2):33–46, (6): 161–176.
PAGINATION 164

Subspecies

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
interpellatrix (Wallengren, 1860) Subspecies
rileyi Kiriakoff, 1954 Subspecies

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Democratic Republic of Congo Katanga Kiriakoff S. G. 1954d. Hétérocères nouveaux et peu connus du Katanga. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 49(3–4):293–327, pls. 1–2. 308 (as riley)
Ethiopia   Schintlmeister A. & Witt Th. 2015. The Notodontidae of South Africa including Swaziland and Lesotho (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae). - — 2:1–288. 49 (as rileyi)
Kenya   Kiriakoff S. G. 1958d. Les Notodontidae africains (Lepidoptera Notodontoidea). Desmeocraera et genres voisins. - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés 66:1–89, pls. 1–10. 16 (as tripuncta)
South Africa   Wallengren H. D. J. 1860. Lepidopterologische Mitteilungen. - Wiener entomologische Monatschrift 4(2):33–46, (6): 161–176. 164
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Janse A. J. T. 1920a. On the South African Notodontidae, with descriptions and apparently new genera and species. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 7(3):149–237, pls. 1–14. 189 (as tripuncta)
South Africa Western Cape Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 148 (as tripuncta)
South Africa Limpopo Schintlmeister A. & Witt Th. 2015. The Notodontidae of South Africa including Swaziland and Lesotho (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae). - — 2:1–288. 49
South Africa Eastern Cape Schintlmeister A. & Witt Th. 2015. The Notodontidae of South Africa including Swaziland and Lesotho (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae). - — 2:1–288. 49
South Africa Mpumalanga Schintlmeister A. & Witt Th. 2015. The Notodontidae of South Africa including Swaziland and Lesotho (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae). - — 2:1–288. 49
South Africa Gauteng Schintlmeister A. & Witt Th. 2015. The Notodontidae of South Africa including Swaziland and Lesotho (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae). - — 2:1–288. 49
Swaziland   Schintlmeister A. & Witt Th. 2015. The Notodontidae of South Africa including Swaziland and Lesotho (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae). - — 2:1–288. 49
Zimbabwe   Kiriakoff S. G. 1958d. Les Notodontidae africains (Lepidoptera Notodontoidea). Desmeocraera et genres voisins. - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés 66:1–89, pls. 1–10. 44

Notes:  The record of Sierra Leone is doubtful (Kiriakoff 1958c: 44).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Myrtaceae Eugenia sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 148 (as tripuncta)