Xylopteryx arcuata (Walker, 1862)

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FAMILY Geometridae
SUBFAMILY Ennominae
GENUS Xylopteryx
SPECIES arcuata
AUTHOR(Walker, 1862)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONLarentia ? arcuata
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, Cape Province], Cape, leg. A. Smith.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Walker F. 1862a. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part XXIV.- Geometrites (continued). - — 24:i-iv, 1021-1280.
PAGINATION 1191-1192 Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
albimaculata (Warren, 1902) Synonym of species
laticinctata (Walker, 1862) Synonym of species
sublectata (Walker, 1862) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Ethiopia     ZSM
Kenya   Warren W. 1902b. New African Drepanulidae, Thyrididae, Epiplemidae, and Geometridae in the Tring Museum. - Novitates Zoologicae 9:487-536. 526 (as albimaculata)
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal 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. 398
South Africa Eastern Cape 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. 398
South Africa Free State 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. 398
South Africa Western Cape Walker F. 1862a. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part XXIV.- Geometrites (continued). - — 24:i-iv, 1021-1280. 1192
Zimbabwe   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. 398

Notes:  The record of Saudi Arabia (Wiltshire 1980a: 199) refers to Xylopteryx guichardi Wiltshire, 1982 (see E. P. Wiltshire 1982a: 308).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Anacardiaceae Rhus villosa South Africa Platt E. E. 1921. List of foodplants of some South African lepidopterous larvae. - South African Journal of Natural History 3(1):65-138. 90
Anacardiaceae Searsia dentata 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. 398
Anacardiaceae Searsia lucida 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. 398
Anacardiaceae Searsia pyroides 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. 398
Sapindaceae Allophylus natalensis 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. 398
Anacardiaceae Searsia burchellii 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. 398
Capparidaceae Maerua sp. 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
Celastraceae Maytenus sp. 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
Capparidaceae Maerua sp. Kenya Townsend A. L. H. 1938. Further notes on the early stages of Heterocera bred in the Nakuru District. - Journal of the East Africa and Uganda Natural History Society 13(5):168-182. 179 (as albimaculata)
Celastraceae Gymnosporia sp. Kenya Townsend A. L. H. 1938. Further notes on the early stages of Heterocera bred in the Nakuru District. - Journal of the East Africa and Uganda Natural History Society 13(5):168-182. 179 (as albimaculata)

*   Description of the larva in A. L. H. Townsend (1938: 179).