Afrasura violacea (Cieslak & Häuser, 2006)

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FAMILY Erebidae
SUBFAMILY Arctiinae
GENUS Afrasura
SPECIES violacea
AUTHOR(Cieslak & Häuser, 2006)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONAsura violacea sp. n.
TYPE LOCALITYKenya, Western Province, Kakamega Forest Nature Reserve, near Buyangu, NE of Buyangu Hill, 1590 m, 25.xi.2002, leg. C. Häuser, D. Bartsch & A. Zahm.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: 0°20'56" Longitude: 34°51'46"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide A. Zahm 735♂, SNMS; Paratypes 8♂, 66♀, BMNH, RMCA, NMK, SMNS, ZSM, ZMHB.
STATUS Species
COMMENTTransferred to Afrasura by Durante (2009).
PUBLICATION Cieslak A. & Häuser C. L. 2006. Zwei neue Arten der Gattung Asura Walker, 1854 aus Ostafrika (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae, Lithosiinae). - Nachrichten des entomologischen Vereins Apollo 27(4):215–220.
PAGINATION 215–217, figs 1a–f, 2

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   Kühne L. 2008. Sphingidae, Eupterotidae, Bombycidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiinae, and Aganaidae. – In: Kühne, L. (Ed.) Butterflies and moth diversity of the Kakamega forest (Kenya). - — :81–92, 117–124, 135–144, 157–170. 164
Ghana     RMCA
Kenya   Cieslak A. & Häuser C. L. 2006. Zwei neue Arten der Gattung Asura Walker, 1854 aus Ostafrika (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae, Lithosiinae). - Nachrichten des entomologischen Vereins Apollo 27(4):215–220. 215
Rwanda   Kühne L. 2008. Sphingidae, Eupterotidae, Bombycidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiinae, and Aganaidae. – In: Kühne, L. (Ed.) Butterflies and moth diversity of the Kakamega forest (Kenya). - — :81–92, 117–124, 135–144, 157–170. 164
Uganda   Kühne L. 2008. Sphingidae, Eupterotidae, Bombycidae, Arctiinae, Lithosiinae, and Aganaidae. – In: Kühne, L. (Ed.) Butterflies and moth diversity of the Kakamega forest (Kenya). - — :81–92, 117–124, 135–144, 157–170. 164

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*   See Cieslak & Häuser, 2006.