Achaea catocaloides Guenée, 1852

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FAMILY Erebidae
SUBFAMILY Erebinae
GENUS Achaea
SPECIES catocaloides
AUTHORGuenée, 1852
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONAchaea Catocaloides. Gn.
TYPE LOCALITYAfrica.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype, head and abdomen missing (see Guenée (1852c: 245), BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Guenée A. M. 1852c. Histoire naturelle des Insectes. VII. Species général des Lépidoptères. Noctuélites. Tome III. - — 7:1–442.
PAGINATION 245 Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
exhibens (Walker, 1858) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Cameroon   Hampson G. F. 1913c. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum (Nat. Hist.). XII. Noctuidae. - — 12:i–xiii, 1–626. 512
Congo   Laporte B. 1970c. Contribution à la faune du Congo (Brazzaville). Mission A. Villiers et A. Descarpentries. CI. Lépidoptères Noctuidae. - Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire (A)32(4):1058–1061. 1059
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Bas Congo Berio E. 1965a. Le Catocaline Africane a tibie spinose del Museo di Tervuren. - Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria 75:181–332, pl. 18. 211 (as rena)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the East Kasai Berio E. 1965a. Le Catocaline Africane a tibie spinose del Museo di Tervuren. - Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria 75:181–332, pl. 18. 211 (as rena)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Kinshasa Berio E. 1965a. Le Catocaline Africane a tibie spinose del Museo di Tervuren. - Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria 75:181–332, pl. 18. 211 (as rena)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   Strand E. 1912q. Lepidoptera aus dem belgischen Kongo. - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 78 (A)(12):89–100. 91
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the West Kasai Berio E. 1965a. Le Catocaline Africane a tibie spinose del Museo di Tervuren. - Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria 75:181–332, pl. 18. 211 (as violacea)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Orientale Fletcher D. S. 1963a. Exploration du Parc National Albert (deuxième série). 1. Geometridae; 2. Noctuidae. - — 15(1):1–70, 14 pls; 2: 71–155, 14 pls. 99
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the North Kivu Berio E. 1965a. Le Catocaline Africane a tibie spinose del Museo di Tervuren. - Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria 75:181–332, pl. 18. 211 (as rena)
Côte d'Ivoire   Pujol R. 1957. Etude préliminaire des principaux insectes nuisibles aux colatiers. - Journal d'Agriculture tropicale et de Botanique appliquée 4(5–6):241–264. 253
Gabon   Martins D. J., Miller S. E., Cords M., Hirschauer M. T. & Goodale C. B. 2014. Observations on an irruption event of the moth Achaea catocaloides (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) at Kakamega Forest, Kenya. - Journal of East African Natural History 103(1):31–38. 32
Ghana   Hampson G. F. 1913c. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum (Nat. Hist.). XII. Noctuidae. - — 12:i–xiii, 1–626. 512
Guinea   Martins D. J., Miller S. E., Cords M., Hirschauer M. T. & Goodale C. B. 2014. Observations on an irruption event of the moth Achaea catocaloides (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) at Kakamega Forest, Kenya. - Journal of East African Natural History 103(1):31–38. 32
Kenya   Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47. 35
Liberia   Martins D. J., Miller S. E., Cords M., Hirschauer M. T. & Goodale C. B. 2014. Observations on an irruption event of the moth Achaea catocaloides (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) at Kakamega Forest, Kenya. - Journal of East African Natural History 103(1):31–38. 32
Nigeria   Hampson G. F. 1913c. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum (Nat. Hist.). XII. Noctuidae. - — 12:i–xiii, 1–626. 512
Sierra Leone   Schaus W. & Clements W. G. 1893. On a collection of Sierra Leone Lepidoptera. - — :i–vi, 1–46, pls 1–3. 39 (as exhibens)
Tanzania, United Republic of     New record (NHMO)
Tanzania, United Republic of Pemba Hampson G. F. 1913c. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum (Nat. Hist.). XII. Noctuidae. - — 12:i–xiii, 1–626. 512
Uganda   Pinhey E. C. G. 1952. Notes on Odonata and Lepidoptera made on a collectiong trip in Uganda with descriptions of two new Arctiidae (Lep.) from Tanganyika and Kenya. - The Entomologist 88:169–176; pl. 2. 174

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Myrtaceae Leptospermum variegatum Kenya Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47. 35
Fabaceae Piptadenia africana   Pujol R. 1962. Lépidoptères défoliateurs des colatiers. - Café, Cacao, Thé 6(4):296–310. 309
Ochnaceae Lophira procera   Pujol R. 1962. Lépidoptères défoliateurs des colatiers. - Café, Cacao, Thé 6(4):296–310. 309
Boraginaceae Cordia sp.   Pujol R. 1962. Lépidoptères défoliateurs des colatiers. - Café, Cacao, Thé 6(4):296–310. 309
Cupressaceae Cupressus lusitanica Kenya Martins D. J., Miller S. E., Cords M., Hirschauer M. T. & Goodale C. B. 2014. Observations on an irruption event of the moth Achaea catocaloides (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) at Kakamega Forest, Kenya. - Journal of East African Natural History 103(1):31–38. 32
Phyllanthaceae Bischofia javanica Kenya Martins D. J., Miller S. E., Cords M., Hirschauer M. T. & Goodale C. B. 2014. Observations on an irruption event of the moth Achaea catocaloides (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) at Kakamega Forest, Kenya. - Journal of East African Natural History 103(1):31–38. 32
Poaceae Zea mays Nigeria Martins D. J., Miller S. E., Cords M., Hirschauer M. T. & Goodale C. B. 2014. Observations on an irruption event of the moth Achaea catocaloides (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) at Kakamega Forest, Kenya. - Journal of East African Natural History 103(1):31–38. 32
Euphorbiaceae Manihot esculenta Nigeria Martins D. J., Miller S. E., Cords M., Hirschauer M. T. & Goodale C. B. 2014. Observations on an irruption event of the moth Achaea catocaloides (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) at Kakamega Forest, Kenya. - Journal of East African Natural History 103(1):31–38. 32
Sterculiaceae Theobroma cacao Cameroon Martins D. J., Miller S. E., Cords M., Hirschauer M. T. & Goodale C. B. 2014. Observations on an irruption event of the moth Achaea catocaloides (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) at Kakamega Forest, Kenya. - Journal of East African Natural History 103(1):31–38. 32
Fabaceae Paraberlinea bifoliolata Gabon Martins D. J., Miller S. E., Cords M., Hirschauer M. T. & Goodale C. B. 2014. Observations on an irruption event of the moth Achaea catocaloides (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) at Kakamega Forest, Kenya. - Journal of East African Natural History 103(1):31–38. 32
Undefined Undefined Polyphagous   Aurivillius C. 1925b. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der zweiten Deutschen Zentralafrika-Expedition 1910–1911 unter Führung Adolf Friedrichs, Herzog zu Mecklenburg. Band 1 Zoologie, Lieferung 18, Lepidoptera IV. - — 1(18):1243–1359, pls 49–50. 1320
*   The caterpillars are used as human food (Latham 2018: 102).