Menophra obtusata (Warren, 1902)

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FAMILY Geometridae
SUBFAMILY Ennominae
GENUS Menophra
SPECIES obtusata
AUTHOR(Warren, 1902)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONHemerophila obtusata sp. nov.
TYPE LOCALITY[Kenya], British East Africa, Kikuyu Escarpment, x-xi.1900; ii.1901; iii-iv.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 521-522

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   Fletcher D. S. 1958b. Ruwenzori Expedition 1952. - Geometridae. - Ruwenzori Expedition 1952 1(6):77-176. 134
Kenya   Warren W. 1902b. New African Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Epiplemidae, and Geometridae in the Tring Museum. - Novitates Zoologicae 9:487-536. 522
Malawi   Fletcher D. S. 1958b. Ruwenzori Expedition 1952. - Geometridae. - Ruwenzori Expedition 1952 1(6):77-176. 134
Mozambique   Pinhey E. C. G. 1974. Some revised names in African Lepidoptera-Heterocera. - Arnoldia Rhodesia 6(40):1-35. 89
South Africa   Janse A. J. T. 1932. The moths of South Africa. Volume I. Sematuridae and Geometridae. - — 1:i-xi, 1-376, pls 1-15. 289
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Pinhey E. C. G. 1974. Some revised names in African Lepidoptera-Heterocera. - Arnoldia Rhodesia 6(40):1-35. 89
Uganda   Fletcher D. S. 1958b. Ruwenzori Expedition 1952. - Geometridae. - Ruwenzori Expedition 1952 1(6):77-176. 134
Zimbabwe   Janse A. J. T. 1932. The moths of South Africa. Volume I. Sematuridae and Geometridae. - — 1:i-xi, 1-376, pls 1-15. 289

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Anacardiaceae Schinus molle East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 195
Lamiaceae Tinnea aethiopica East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 195
Lamiaceae Tinnea aethiopica Kenya Townsend A. L. H. 1944. Further notes on the early stages of Heterocera bred in the Nakuru District. Series IV. - Journal of the East African Natural History Society 18(1-2):15-31. 27
Anacardiaceae Schinus molle Kenya Townsend A. L. H. 1944. Further notes on the early stages of Heterocera bred in the Nakuru District. Series IV. - Journal of the East African Natural History Society 18(1-2):15-31. 27

*   Description of the larva in A. L. H. Townsend (1944: 27).