Euproctis aethiopica Snellen, 1872

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FAMILY Erebidae
SUBFAMILY Lymantriinae
GENUS Euproctis
SPECIES aethiopica
AUTHORSnellen, 1872
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONEuproctis Aethiopica m. nov. spec.
TYPE LOCALITY[Democratic Republic of Congo], Neder-Guinea, v–x.1968, leg. M. G. van Woerden.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, RMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Snellen P. C. T. 1872. Bijdrage tot de vlinder-fauna van Neder-Guinea, zuidwestelijk gedeelte van Afrika. - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 15:1–110, pls 1–8.
PAGINATION 57–58; pl. 3, figs. 4, 5

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
natalensis (Janse, 1915) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   Snellen P. C. T. 1872. Bijdrage tot de vlinder-fauna van Neder-Guinea, zuidwestelijk gedeelte van Afrika. - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 15:1–110, pls 1–8. 57
Ethiopia     New record (D. Stadie et al.)
Gambia     New record (R. Goff)
Kenya   Lehmann I. & Kioko E. 2005. Lepidoptera diversity, floristic composition and structure of three Kaya forests on the south coast of Kenya. - Journal of East African Natural History 94(1):121–163. 158
South Africa Eastern Cape Taylor J. S. 1953. Notes on Lepidoptera in the Eastern Cape Province (Part III). - Journal of the entomological Society of Southern Africa 16(2):143–167, 4 pls.. 149
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Janse A. J. T. 1915a. Contribution towards our knowledge of the South African Lymantriidae. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 5(1):1–67. 63 (as natalensis)
Zimbabwe     New record (R. Butler)

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Rhamnaceae Ziziphus mucronata South Africa Taylor J. S. 1953. Notes on Lepidoptera in the Eastern Cape Province (Part III). - Journal of the entomological Society of Southern Africa 16(2):143–167, 4 pls.. 149
Salicaceae Salix sp. South Africa Taylor J. S. 1953. Notes on Lepidoptera in the Eastern Cape Province (Part III). - Journal of the entomological Society of Southern Africa 16(2):143–167, 4 pls.. 149
Myrtaceae Psidium guajava South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785. 553