Ophiusa cancellata (Saalmüller, 1891)

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FAMILY Erebidae
SUBFAMILY Erebinae
GENUS Ophiusa
SPECIES cancellata
AUTHOR(Saalmüller, 1891)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONToxocampa Cancellata n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITYMadagascar, Nossi Bé.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, MNUL.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Saalmüller M. & von Heyden L. 1891. Lepidopteren von Madagascar. Zweite Abtheilung. Heterocera: Noctuae, Geometrae, Microlepidoptera. - — :247–531, pls 7–14.
PAGINATION 414–416; pl. 11, fig. 186

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Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga   New record (RMCA)
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. 252
Gambia     New record (R. Goff)
Madagascar Nosy Bé Saalmüller M. & von Heyden L. 1891. Lepidopteren von Madagascar. Zweite Abtheilung. Heterocera: Noctuae, Geometrae, Microlepidoptera. - — :247–531, pls 7–14. 416
Mali     New record (NHMO)
Uganda   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. 450
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. 420

Notes:  All continental African records probably refer to Ophiusa melaconisia Hampson, 1905, while Ophiusa cancellata (Saalmüller, 1891) is en endemic in Madagascar (A. Legrain i.l. 28.iv.2018).

Host Plants

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