Dysgonia torrida (Guenée, 1852)

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FAMILY Erebidae
SUBFAMILY Erebinae
GENUS Dysgonia
SPECIES torrida
AUTHOR(Guenée, 1852)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONOphiusa Torrida Gn.
TYPE LOCALITY[Mauritius], Ile Maurice, 1837, leg. M. Desjardins.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Lectotype ♂, designated by Viette (1951a: 162), genitalia slide P. Viette 3065♂, MNHN; Paralectotypes, "beaucoup d'exemplaires", MNHN.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Guenée A. M. 1852c. Histoire naturelle des Insectes. VII. Species général des Lépidoptères. Noctuélites. Tome III. - — 7:1–442.
PAGINATION 269 Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
albivitta (Guenée, 1852) Synonym of species
festina (Walker, 1858) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Bahrain   Wiltshire E. P. 1952b. Early stages of Palearctic Lepidoptera X. - Bulletin of the Society Fouad I Entomology 36:175–183, pl. 1.  
Burundi   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. 194
Cape Verde   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Aistleitner E. 2010. Noctuidae of Cape Verde Islands (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Esperiana Memoir 5:7–96. 19
Comoros   Berio E. 1955f. Sulla distribuzione geografica della Noctua algira L. e sulle specie affini (Lep. Noctuidae). - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 85(9–10):140–148. 144
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   Walker F. 1858c. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part XIV.– Noctuidae. - — 14:i–iv, 1237–1519. 1425 (as festina)
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. 194
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. 194
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. 100
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga Hampson G. F. 1910b. Descriptions of new African moths. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8) 6(31):116–141. 421 (as algira)
Equatorial Guinea Bioko 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. 598 (as algira)
Eritrea   Berio E. 1955f. Sulla distribuzione geografica della Noctua algira L. e sulle specie affini (Lep. Noctuidae). - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 85(9–10):140–148. 144
Ethiopia   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. 598 (as algira)
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). 502 (as festina)
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. 598 (as algira)
Kenya   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. 598 (as algira)
Madagascar   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. 598 (as algira)
Malawi   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. 598 (as algira)
Mauritania   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Aistleitner E. 2010. Noctuidae of Cape Verde Islands (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Esperiana Memoir 5:7–96. 19
Mauritius   Guenée A. M. 1852c. Histoire naturelle des Insectes. VII. Species général des Lépidoptères. Noctuélites. Tome III. - — 7:1–442. 269
Mozambique   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. 598 (as algira)
Namibia   Hacker H. H. 2004b. Nolidae and Noctuidae (excluding Catocalinae: Audeini and Tachosini) (Lepidoptera). – In: Mey, Z. (Ed.) The Lepidoptera of the Brandberg Massif in Namibia. - Esperiana Memoir 1:261–304. 269
Niger   Berio E. 1955f. Sulla distribuzione geografica della Noctua algira L. e sulle specie affini (Lep. Noctuidae). - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 85(9–10):140–148. 144
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. 598 (as algira)
Oman   Wiltshire E. P. 1952a. Lepidoptera recently taken in Arabia. - Bulletin of the Society Fouad I Entomology 36:135–174, pl. 1. 160 (as albivitta)
Réunion   Guenée A. M. 1862. Lépidoptères. – In: Maillard, L., Notes sur l'île de la Réunion (Bourbon) (Annexe G). - — :1–72; pls. 12–13. 51
Saudi Arabia   Berio E. 1955f. Sulla distribuzione geografica della Noctua algira L. e sulle specie affini (Lep. Noctuidae). - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 85(9–10):140–148. 144
Seychelles Aldabra Berio E. 1956d. Eteroceri raccolti dal Dr. Carlo Prola durante la spedizione alle isole dell'Africa orientale con descrizione di specie nuove (Lepidoptera). - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 86(5–6):82–87. 86
Seychelles Glorioso Islands Guillermet C. 2005d. Les Hétérocères ou papillons de nuit, de l'île de La Réunion. Volume 1. Famille des Noctuidae Quadrifides. - — :1–532, pls. 1–13. 267
Seychelles   Berio E. 1955f. Sulla distribuzione geografica della Noctua algira L. e sulle specie affini (Lep. Noctuidae). - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 85(9–10):140–148. 144
Seychelles Cosmoledo 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. 146
Seychelles Mahé Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2)Zool. 13(1):265–324; pl. 17. 275 (as algira)
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. 146
Seychelles Menai 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. 146
Sierra Leone   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. 598 (as algira)
Somalia   Berio E. 1955f. Sulla distribuzione geografica della Noctua algira L. e sulle specie affini (Lep. Noctuidae). - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 85(9–10):140–148. 144
South Africa   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. 598 (as algira)
South Africa Western Cape   TMSA
South Africa Free State   TMSA
South Africa Mpumalanga   TMSA
South Africa Gauteng   TMSA
South Africa Limpopo   TMSA
South Africa Eastern Cape   TMSA
South Africa North-West   TMSA
Sudan   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. 598 (as algira)
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. 598 (as algira)
Tanzania, United Republic of   Berio E. 1955f. Sulla distribuzione geografica della Noctua algira L. e sulle specie affini (Lep. Noctuidae). - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 85(9–10):140–148. 144
Uganda   Berio E. 1955f. Sulla distribuzione geografica della Noctua algira L. e sulle specie affini (Lep. Noctuidae). - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 85(9–10):140–148. 144
United Arab Emirates   Legrain A. & Wiltshire E. P. 1998. Provisional checklist of the Macro-Heterocera (Lepidoptera) of the UAE. - Tribulus 8(2):5–8. 7
Yemen   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. 598 (as algira)
Yemen Socotra Hacker H. H. & Saldaitis A. 2010. Noctuidae of the Socotra Archipelago (Yemen) with notes on the fauna of the southern Arabian Peninsula (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea). - Esperiana Memoir 5:172–241. 188
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. 421 (as algira)
Zimbabwe   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. 598 (as algira)

Notes:  Oriental: India, Sri Lanka; Palaearctic: Algeria, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Malta, Morocco, Nepal, Palestine, Syria, Turkey.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Poaceae Zea mays   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Aistleitner E. 2010. Noctuidae of Cape Verde Islands (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Esperiana Memoir 5:7–96. 19
Euphorbiaceae Ricinus communis   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Aistleitner E. 2010. Noctuidae of Cape Verde Islands (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Esperiana Memoir 5:7–96. 19