Ctenoplusia limbirena (Guenée, 1852)

FAMILY Noctuidae
SUBFAMILY Plusiinae
GENUS Ctenoplusia
SPECIES limbirena
AUTHOR(Guenée, 1852)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPlusia limbirena
TYPE LOCALITYMadagascar.
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Lectotype ♀, designated by Paulian & Viette (1956: 232), MNHN.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Guenée, A. M. 1852b. Histoire naturelle des Insectes. VI. Species général des Lépidoptères. Noctuélites. Tome II. - — 6:1–444.
PAGINATION 350

Species pictures

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Voaden N.
Democratic Republic of Congo, Katanga, Frontier Mine, near Sakania, 18.i.2013.
, Adult

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Bippus M.
La Réunion, La Possession, 24.viii.2013, leg. M. Bippus.
, Adult

Species Distribution

COUNTRYPROVINCE/STATEPUBLICATION
Botswana   Kopij, G. 2005. Lepidoptera fauna of Lesotho. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 49B(1–2):137–180.
Cameroon   Strand, E. 1915a. Lepidoptera aus Bonaberi in Kamerun, gesammelt von Herrn E. Hintz. - Entomologische Mitteilungen 4(4–6):153–167, (7–9): 173–194.
Cape Verde   Karisch, T. 2001b. Zur Schmetterlingsfauna von St. Helena. 1. Teil: Grossschmetterlinge (Insecta: Lepidoptera). - Linzer biologische Beiträge 33(1):407–434.
Comoros Mohéli Dufay, C. 1982. Les Plusiinae de l'archipel des Comores (Lep. Noctuidae). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 87:220–228.
Democratic Republic of Congo 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..
Djibouti   Dufay, C. 1977. Noctuidae (Plusiinae). – In: Rougeot P. C., Missions entomologiques en Ethiopie 1973–1975. Fascicule 1. - Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (A)105:42–51.
Eritrea   de Joannis, J. 1913. Materiali per lo studio della fauna Eritrea raccolti nel 1902–03 dal Dott. A. Andreini. Lépidoptères. Heterocera. - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 44 (1912):115–147.
Ethiopia   Walker, F. 1858a. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part XXII.– Noctuidae. - — 12 (1857):i–iv, 765–982.
Kenya   Hampson, G. F. 1902. The moths of South Africa (Part II). - Annals of the South African Museum 2:255–446.
La Réunion   Guenée, A. M. 1862. Lépidoptères. – In: Maillard, L., Notes sur l'île de la Réunion (Bourbon) (Annexe G). - — :1–72; pls. 12–13.
Lesotho   Kopij, G. 2005. Lepidoptera fauna of Lesotho. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 49B(1–2):137–180.
Madagascar   Guenée, A. M. 1852a. Histoire naturelle des Insectes. V. Species général des Lépidoptères. Noctuélites. Tome I. - — 5:i–xvi, 1–407.
Malawi   Kopij, G. 2005. Lepidoptera fauna of Lesotho. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 49B(1–2):137–180.
Mauritius   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.
Mozambique   Hampson, G. F. 1902. The moths of South Africa (Part II). - Annals of the South African Museum 2:255–446.
Oman   Behounek, G., Ronkay, L. & Ronkay, G. 2010. The Witt Catalogue. A taxonomic atlas of the Eurasian and North African Noctuoidea. Plusiinae II. - — :1–280, incl. 39 colour plates.
Saint Helena Ascension Robinson, G. S. & Kirke, C. M. S. 1990. Lepidoptera of Ascension Island – a review. - Journal of Natural History 24(1):119–135.
Saint Helena Saint-Helena Wollaston, T. V. 1879. Notes on the Lepidoptera of St. Helena, with descriptions of new species. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (5)3:(15) 219–233, (17) 329–343, (18) 415–441.
Saudi Arabia   Karisch, T. 2001b. Zur Schmetterlingsfauna von St. Helena. 1. Teil: Grossschmetterlinge (Insecta: Lepidoptera). - Linzer biologische Beiträge 33(1):407–434.
Seychelles Mahé de Joannis, J. 1894. Mission scientifique de Ch. Alluaud des îles Seychelles. - Annales de la Société entomologique de France 63:425–438.
Seychelles Silhouette Gerlach, J., Matyot, P. & Saaristo, M. 1997. Silhouette species list. - Phelsuma 5(Suppl. A):1–32.
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.
South Africa Eastern Cape Möschler, H. B. 1884. Beiträge zur Schmetterlings-fauna des Kaffernlandes. - Verhandlungen der zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft Wien 33(1883):267–310, pl. 16.
South Africa   Wollaston, T. V. 1879. Notes on the Lepidoptera of St. Helena, with descriptions of new species. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (5)3:(15) 219–233, (17) 329–343, (18) 415–441.
Sudan   Warren, W. & Rothschild, W. 1905. Lepidoptera from the Sudan. - Novitates Zoologicae 12:21–33, pl. 4.
Tanzania   Hampson, G. F. 1913d. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum (Nat. Hist.). XIII. Noctuidae. - — 13:i–xiv, 1–609.
Uganda   Hampson, G. F. 1913d. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum (Nat. Hist.). XIII. Noctuidae. - — 13:i–xiv, 1–609.
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.
Yemen Socotra Rebel, H. 1907a. Lepidopteren aus Südarabien und von der Insel Sokotra. - Denkschriften der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien 71(2):31–130, pl. 1.
Yemen   Butler, A. G. 1884b. On a collection of Lepidoptera made by Major J. W. Yerbury at or near Aden. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1884:478–503, pl. 46.
Zambia   Kopij, G. 2005. Lepidoptera fauna of Lesotho. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 49B(1–2):137–180.
Zimbabwe   Hampson, G. F. 1902. The moths of South Africa (Part II). - Annals of the South African Museum 2:255–446.

Notes:  Australasia: New Guinea; Oriental: India, Indonesia (Bali, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Timor), Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan; Palaearctic: Morocco, Portugal (Madeira), Spain (Canary Islands), migrating along Atlantic Coast to Denmark and UK.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION
Undefined Undefined Polyphagous La Réunion Dufay, C. 1975a. Les Plusiinae de la Réunion (Lep. Noctuidae). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 80(5–6):157–166.
Geraniaceae Geranium sp. Madagascar Dufay, C. 1970. Insectes Lépidoptères Noctuidae Plusiinae. - Faune de Madagascar 31:1–202; pls. 1–2.
Solanaceae Nicotiana sp.   Fibiger, M. & Legrain, A. 2009. Order Lepidoptera, superfamily Noctuoidea. – In: van Harten, A. (ed.) Arthropod fauna of the UAE. - — 2:480—660.
Malvaceae Althaea sp.   Fibiger, M. & Legrain, A. 2009. Order Lepidoptera, superfamily Noctuoidea. – In: van Harten, A. (ed.) Arthropod fauna of the UAE. - — 2:480—660.
Undefined Undefined Polyphagous Madagascar Dufay, C. 1970. Insectes Lépidoptères Noctuidae Plusiinae. - Faune de Madagascar 31:1–202; pls. 1–2.
Solanaceae Solanum sp. Madagascar Dufay, C. 1970. Insectes Lépidoptères Noctuidae Plusiinae. - Faune de Madagascar 31:1–202; pls. 1–2.