Ptilothyris purpurea Walsingham, 1897

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FAMILY Lecithoceridae
SUBFAMILY Torodorinae
GENUS Ptilothyris
SPECIES purpurea
AUTHORWalsingham, 1897
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPtilothyris purpurea, sp. n.
TYPE LOCALITYNigeria, Yoruba Region, ca. 100 km NE of Lagos, Idanre Hill, 1894, leg. G. Carter; [Gabon], French Congo, Valley of the Ogooué River, Kangwé, leg. A. C. Good.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Syntypes, 2♂, 1♀, BMNH, CMP.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Walsingham Thomas de Grey 1897a. Western Equatorial African Micro-Lepidoptera. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London 1897(1):33–67, pls 2–3.
PAGINATION 38; pl. 2, fig. 2 Bhl

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Bas Congo Ghesquière J. 1940c. Quelques microlépidoptères gelechiadae congolais. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 34(1):101–108. 108
Equatorial Guinea   Strand E. 1913b. Zoologische Ergebnisse der Expedition des Herrn G. Tessmann nach süd-Kamerun und Spanisch-Guinea. Lepidoptera IV. (Verschiedene Familien). - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 78(A) (1912)(12):30–84. 82
Gabon   Walsingham Thomas de Grey 1897a. Western Equatorial African Micro-Lepidoptera. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London 1897(1):33–67, pls 2–3. 38
Nigeria   Walsingham Thomas de Grey 1897a. Western Equatorial African Micro-Lepidoptera. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London 1897(1):33–67, pls 2–3. 38

Notes:  Not in South Africa (see Janse 1963: 260).

Host Plants

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