Metarctia benitensis Holland, 1893

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FAMILY Erebidae
SUBFAMILY Arctiinae
GENUS Metarctia
SPECIES benitensis
AUTHORHolland, 1893
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONM.[etarctia] benitensis, sp. nov.
TYPE LOCALITY[Equatorial Guinea], W Africa, Benita, L. Reutlinger.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Syntypes ♂, ♀, CMP.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Holland W. J. 1893a. Descriptions of new species and genera of West African Lepidoptera. - Psyche 6(201):373–376, 393–400, 411–418, 431–434, 451–454, 469–476 (…) 549–552, 565–568, pls 10, 17, 18, 20, 21.
PAGINATION 395 Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
paniscus Kiriakoff, 1957 Synonym of species
subnigra Kiriakoff, 1958 Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Cameroon   Hampson G. F. 1898a. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum. Syntomidae. - — 1:i–xxi, 1–538, pls. 1–17. 148
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the North Kivu Kiriakoff S. G. 1953a. Les Thyretidae du Musée Royal du Congo belge (Lepidoptera Notodontoidea). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés 26:1–91, pls. 1–7. 57
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Orientale Kiriakoff S. G. 1957c. Lépidoptères nouveaux du Congo belge. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 55(3–4):269–284. 279
Equatorial Guinea   Holland W. J. 1893a. Descriptions of new species and genera of West African Lepidoptera. - Psyche 6(201):373–376, 393–400, 411–418, 431–434, 451–454, 469–476 (…) 549–552, 565–568, pls 10, 17, 18, 20, 21. 395
Guinea   Ochse M. 2017. Arctiinae der Subtribus Thyretina in der westafrikanischen Regenwaldregion (Erebidae). - Nachrichten des entomologischen Vereins Apollo 38(1):1–22. 12
Kenya   Kiriakoff S. G. 1978. Thyretidae (Lepidoptera: Notodontoidea) from Mount Kenya. Scientific report of the Belgian Mt. Kenya Bio-Expedition 1975, no. 12. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 92(2):513–517. 516 (as subnigra)
Lesotho   Hampson G. F. 1905b. The moths of South Africa (part III). - Annals of the South African Museum 3(9):389–438. 418
Liberia   Ochse M. 2017. Arctiinae der Subtribus Thyretina in der westafrikanischen Regenwaldregion (Erebidae). - Nachrichten des entomologischen Vereins Apollo 38(1):1–22. 12
Rwanda     New record (J. & W. De Prins)
South Africa Gauteng Janse A. J. T. 1945b. On the South African species of Metarctica, with the description of a new species. - Journal of the entomological Society of Southern Africa 8:91–98. 94
South Africa Western Cape Janse A. J. T. 1945b. On the South African species of Metarctica, with the description of a new species. - Journal of the entomological Society of Southern Africa 8:91–98. 94
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Janse A. J. T. 1945b. On the South African species of Metarctica, with the description of a new species. - Journal of the entomological Society of Southern Africa 8:91–98. 94
Sudan   Aurivillius C. 1925a. Zoological results of the Swedish Expedition to Central Africa 1921. Insecta. 12. Lepidoptera. 1. - Arkiv för Zoologi 17A(32):1–20. 11
Uganda   Kiriakoff S. G. 1958b. Ruwenzori Expedition 1952. – Thyretidae and Notodontidae. - Ruwenzori Expedition 1952 1(3):41–50, pl. 1. 44 (as subnigra)

Host Plants

Unknown

*   Winden und andere niedern Pflanzen (Seitz 1926: 53).