Hypena puncticosta Prout A. E., 1925

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FAMILY Erebidae
SUBFAMILY Hypeninae
GENUS Hypena
SPECIES puncticosta
AUTHORProut A. E., 1925
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONHypena puncticosta sp. n.
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal], Natal, Durban, 26.iv.1923, leg. E. E. Platt.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -29°51'31" Longitude: 31°1'18"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Lectotype ♂, designated by Lödl (1994h: 538), genitalia slide 2913♂, BMNH; Paralectotype 1♂, BMNH.
STATUS Species
COMMENTTransferred to the subgenus Ophiuche by H. Hacker (2021: 132).
PUBLICATION Prout A. E. 1925. Seven apparently new S. African Noctuidae. - The Entomologist 58:213–218.
PAGINATION 217

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Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Comoros Grande Comore (Ngazidja) Lödl M. 1994h. Revision der Gattung Hypena Schrank 1802 s.l., der äthiopischen und madagassischen Region, Teil 1 (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Hypeninae). - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 96B:373–590. 538
Malawi   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. 117
Mozambique   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. 117
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Prout A. E. 1925. Seven apparently new S. African Noctuidae. - The Entomologist 58:213–218. 217
São Tomé & Príncipe Príncipe Lödl M. 1994h. Revision der Gattung Hypena Schrank 1802 s.l., der äthiopischen und madagassischen Region, Teil 1 (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Hypeninae). - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 96B:373–590. 538

Notes:  The records of DR Congo, Tanzania and Uganda (Fletcher D.S. 1963a: 117), Ethiopia and Kenya (Lödl 1994h: 538), and Yemen (Hacker et al. 2001: 611) refer to Hypena albizona D. S. Fletcher, 1961 (see H. Hacker 2021: 139).

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