Polydesma umbricola Boisduval, 1833

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FAMILY Erebidae
SUBFAMILY Erebinae
GENUS Polydesma
SPECIES umbricola
AUTHORBoisduval, 1833
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONP.[olydesma] Umbricola. Boisd.
TYPE LOCALITYMauritius, 1836, leg. Desjardins.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Neotype ♀, BMNH, designated by Viette (1967c: 202).
STATUS Species
COMMENTDesignation by Berio (1971b: 281) of a neotype ♂ and ♀, resp. S. Rhodesia, Vumba, Umtali, i.1936, leg. I. E. Drysdale, and Natal [S, KwaZulu-Natal], Durban, 25.xii.1919, leg. E. E. Platt, BMNH is invalid (see Viette 1967c: 202, Hacker 2016: 341).
PUBLICATION Boisduval J. B. A. 1833a. Faune entomologique de Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice. Lépidoptères. Avec des notes sur les moeurs, par M. Sganzin. - — :1–122, pls. 1–16.
PAGINATION 108; pl. 13, fig. 5

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
collutrix (Geyer, 1837) Synonym of species
landula Guenée, 1852 Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Angola   Berio E. 1971b. Revisione del gen. Polydesma Boisd. E Trichopolydesma Berio (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 78:264-300; pls. 1–2. 283
Burkina Faso   Hacker H. H. 2016a. Systematic and illustrated catalogue of the Macroheterocera and Cossoidea Leach, [1815], Zygaenoidea Latreille, 1809, Thyridoidea Herrich-Schäffer, 1846 and Hyblaeoidea Hampson, 1903 of the Arabian Peninsula, with a survey of their distribution (Lepid.). - Esperiana 20(1):1–742; (2): 1–430. 342
Cameroon   Strand E. 1914j. Lepidoptera aus Kamerun. - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 80(A)(2):139–161. 140
Cape Verde Santiago Nyström V. 1958. Macrolepidoptera from the Cape Verde Islands. - Commentationes Biologicae, Societatis Scientiarum Fennica 17(7):1–36. 29
Comoros Grande Comore (Ngazidja) Strand E. 1917h. Lepidoptera. – In: Voeltzkow, A., Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903–1905. Band 3, Heft 5. Systematische Arbeiten. Flora und Fauna der Comoren. - — 3(5):466–472. 470 (as collutrix)
Comoros   Pagenstecher A. 1907. In: Voeltzkow, A. Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903–05. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse 2. Systematische Arbeiten, Bd 2,Hft 2 (Lepidoptera Heterocera von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika: Uraniidae, Geometridae, Noctuidae, Pyralidae, Thyrididae, ... - — 2(2):93–146, pl. 6. 114 (as collutrix)
Comoros Mohéli (Mwali) Viette P. 1958h. Note sur de petites collections de Lépidoptères récoltés aux îles Comores et en Aldabra. - Lambillionea 58(7–8):60–65. 65
Congo     TMSA
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Orientale Holland W. J. 1920. Lepidoptera of the Congo, being a systematic list of the butterflies and moths collected by the American Museum of Natural History Congo Expedition, together with descriptions of some hitherto undescribed species. - Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 43:109–369, pls. 6–14. 287
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Bas Congo Aurivillius C. 1906. Verzeichnis von Lepidopteren, gesammelt beu Mukimbungu am unteren Kongo von Herrn E. Laman. Zweite und dritte Sendung. - Arkiv för Zoologi 3(1):1–16, pl. 1. 15 (as collutrix)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the East Kasai Berio E. 1971b. Revisione del gen. Polydesma Boisd. E Trichopolydesma Berio (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 78:264-300; pls. 1–2. 293 (as collutrix)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Kinshasa Berio E. 1971b. Revisione del gen. Polydesma Boisd. E Trichopolydesma Berio (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 78:264-300; pls. 1–2. 293 (as collutrix)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the North Kivu Aurivillius C. 1925a. Zoological results of the Swedish Expedition to Central Africa 1921. Insecta. 12. Lepidoptera. 1. - Arkiv för Zoologi 17A(32):1–20. 15 (as collutrix)
Côte d'Ivoire   Hacker H. H. 2016a. Systematic and illustrated catalogue of the Macroheterocera and Cossoidea Leach, [1815], Zygaenoidea Latreille, 1809, Thyridoidea Herrich-Schäffer, 1846 and Hyblaeoidea Hampson, 1903 of the Arabian Peninsula, with a survey of their distribution (Lepid.). - Esperiana 20(1):1–742; (2): 1–430. 342
Eritrea   Berio E. 1940f. Contributo alla conoscenza dei lepidotteri eteroceri dell'Eritrea IV. Eteroceri raccolti dal cap. Richini ad Adi-Abuna (Adua) nel giugno-luglio 1939. - Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana 19:190–192. 192
Ethiopia   Berio E. 1954c. Osservazioni su Polydesma umbricola Bdv. e sul genere Polydesma Bdv. (Lep. Noctuidae). - Doriana 1(50):1–8. 4
Gambia   Druce H. 1887a. Lepidoptera Heterocera. – In: Moloney, A. C., Sketch of the forestry of West Africa with particular reference to its present principal commercial products. - — :i–vi, 1–533 (chapter pagination: 492–507). 500
Kenya   Butler A. G. 1898. On a collection of Lepidoptera made in British East Africa by Mr. C. S. Betton. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 57:395–444, pls. 32–33. 421
Lesotho   Kopij G. 2005. Lepidoptera fauna of Lesotho. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 49B(1–2):137–180. 171
Madagascar   Hampson G. F. 1902a. The moths of South Africa (Part II). - Annals of the South African Museum 2(10):255–446. 358 (as collutrix)
Malawi   Kirby W. F. 1896. On a collection of moths from East Africa formed by Dr. W. J. Ansorge, Medical Officer to the Uganda Administration. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6) 18(107):375–396, pl. 19. 390
Mauritania   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Aistleitner E. 2010. Noctuidae of Cape Verde Islands (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Esperiana Memoir 5:7–96. 22
Mauritius   Boisduval J. B. A. 1833a. Faune entomologique de Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice. Lépidoptères. Avec des notes sur les moeurs, par M. Sganzin. - — :1–122, pls. 1–16. 108
Mozambique   Pagenstecher A. 1893. Lepidopteren gesammelt in Ost-Afrika 1888/89 von Dr. Franz Stuhlmann. - Jahrbuch der Hamburgischen Wissenschaftlichen Anstalten 10(2):207–262. 43
Namibia   Gaede M. 1915d. Lepidoptera von Herrn P. Range im Nama-Land, Deutsch S. W. Afrika, gesammelt. - Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift, Iris 29:144–148. 147
Niger   Rothschild W. 1921a. Captain Angus Buchanan's air expedition. V. On the Lepidoptera collected by Captain A. Buchanan in northern Nigeria and the southern Sahara in 1919–1920. - Novitates Zoologicae 28(1):142–170. 167
Nigeria   Hampson G. F. 1902a. The moths of South Africa (Part II). - Annals of the South African Museum 2(10):255–446. 358 (as collutrix)
Oman   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Aistleitner E. 2010. Noctuidae of Cape Verde Islands (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Esperiana Memoir 5:7–96. 22
Réunion   Boisduval J. B. A. 1833a. Faune entomologique de Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice. Lépidoptères. Avec des notes sur les moeurs, par M. Sganzin. - — :1–122, pls. 1–16. 108
Saudi Arabia   Wiltshire E. P. 1990. An illustrated, annotated catalogue of the Macro-Heterocera of Saudi Arabia. – In: Büttiker, W. & Krupp, F. (Eds.). Fauna of Saudi Arabia. - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 11:91–250. 214
Senegal   Berio E. 1954c. Osservazioni su Polydesma umbricola Bdv. e sul genere Polydesma Bdv. (Lep. Noctuidae). - Doriana 1(50):1–8. 7
Seychelles Curieuse Woods P. J. 2013. The Lepidoptera of Curieuse Island, Seychelles. - Phelsuma 21:58–64. 63
Seychelles Mahé Legrand H. 1966. Lépidoptères des îles Seychelles et d'Aldabra. - Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (A)37 (1965):1–210, pls. 1–16. 149
Seychelles Aldabra Legrand H. 1966. Lépidoptères des îles Seychelles et d'Aldabra. - Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (A)37 (1965):1–210, pls. 1–16. 149
Seychelles Silhouette Legrand H. 1966. Lépidoptères des îles Seychelles et d'Aldabra. - Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (A)37 (1965):1–210, pls. 1–16. 149
Sierra Leone   Fletcher D. S. 1961. Ruwenzori Expedition 1952. – Noctuidae. - Ruwenzori Expedition 1952 1(7):177–323. 231 (as collutrix)
Somalia   Hampson G. F. 1916a. In Poulton, E. B. On a collection of moths made in Somaliland by Mr. W. Feather. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1916(1):91–182, pls. 1–2. 128 (as colutrix)
South Africa Eastern Cape   TMSA
South Africa Gauteng   TMSA
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Butler A. G. 1875b. On a collection of Lepidoptera from southern Africa, with descriptions of new genera and species. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4) 16(96):394–420. 405 (as laudula)
South Africa Mpumalanga   TMSA
Sudan   Strand E. 1915b. Lepidopteren aus Ober-Ägypten und dem Ägyptischen Sudan. - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 80(A)(10):95–112. 101
Swaziland     TMSA
Tanzania, United Republic of   Berio E. 1954c. Osservazioni su Polydesma umbricola Bdv. e sul genere Polydesma Bdv. (Lep. Noctuidae). - Doriana 1(50):1–8. 7
Uganda   Hampson G. F. 1909c. Ruwenzori Expedition Reports. 11. Lepidoptera Heterocera. - Transactions of the zoological Society of London 19(2):103–140, pl. 4. 113 (as collutrix)
Yemen   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Bischof A. 1999. Lepidoptera of Yemen Arab Republic, collected by A. Bischof, H. Hacker and H.-P. Schreier in autumn 1996 and B. Müller in summer 1987. - Esperiana 7:267–282, pls. 7–9. 274
Zambia   Hampson G. F. 1910c. Zoological collections from Northern Rhodesia and adjacent territories: Lepidoptera Phalaenae. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1910(2):388–510, pls. 36–41. 431 (as collutrix)
Zimbabwe   Hampson G. F. 1902a. The moths of South Africa (Part II). - Annals of the South African Museum 2(10):255–446. 358 (as collutrix)

Notes:  Australasian: Australia, Hawaii, New Caledonia, Vanuatu; Oriental: Andamans, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam (see Viette 1973: 100); Palaearctic: Egypt.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Fabaceae Albizia lebbeck Réunion Boisduval J. B. A. 1833a. Faune entomologique de Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice. Lépidoptères. Avec des notes sur les moeurs, par M. Sganzin. - — :1–122, pls. 1–16. 108
Fabaceae Pithecollobium dulce Réunion Etienne J. & Viette P. 1973. Nouvelle note sur Polydesma umbricola Boisduval (Lep. Noctuidae). Identification et biologie. - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 78(3–4):98–107. 100

Species Parasitoids

FAMILYSPECIESCOUNTRYPUBLICATION
Diptera: Tachinidae Eucarcelia evolans La Réunion Etienne J. & Viette P. 1973. Nouvelle note sur Polydesma umbricola Boisduval (Lep. Noctuidae). Identification et biologie. - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 78(3–4):98–107.
Eulophidae Trichospilus diatraeae La Réunion Etienne J. & Viette P. 1973. Nouvelle note sur Polydesma umbricola Boisduval (Lep. Noctuidae). Identification et biologie. - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 78(3–4):98–107.