Autophila pauli Boursin, 1940

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FAMILY Erebidae
SUBFAMILY Toxocampinae
GENUS Autophila
SPECIES pauli
AUTHORBoursin, 1940
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONAut.[ophila] pauli n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[Israel], Palestine, Dead Sea, leg. J. Paulus.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, coll. Boursin; Allotype ♀, coll. Boursin; Paratypes 6♂, BMNH, MfN.
STATUS Species
COMMENT[previously listed as Autophila ligaminosa (Eversmann, 1851) by A. Legrain & E. P. Wiltshire, 1994].
PUBLICATION Boursin Ch. 1940a. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der "Agrotidae-Trifinae" XXIII. 1. Neue palaearktische Arten und Formen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Gattung Autophila Hb. - Mitteilungen der Münchner Entomologischen Gesellschaft 30(2):474-543, pls 8-12.
PAGINATION 526-527; pl. 11, fig. 82

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
United Arab Emirates   Fibiger M. & Legrain A. 2009. Order Lepidoptera, superfamily Noctuoidea. - In: van Harten, A. (ed.) Arthropod fauna of the UAE. - — 2:480—660. 549

Notes:  Palaearctic: Israel, Egypt (Sinai), Jordan, Palestine.

Host Plants

Unknown

*   Probably on the roots of different types of vegetables (see M. Fibiger & A. Legrain 2009: 547).