Rhabdophera robusta (Wiltshire, 1988)

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FAMILY Erebidae
SUBFAMILY Erebinae
GENUS Rhabdophera
SPECIES robusta
AUTHOR(Wiltshire, 1988)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONHeteropalpia robusta n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[Somalia], British Somaliland, Bulhar, 1911, leg. R. E. Drake-Brockman.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide Wiltshire 482♂, BMNH; Paratypes 4♂, 5♀, genitalia slides Wiltshire 477♀, 496♂, Berio 3710♂, 8792♂, 8793♂, BMNH, MSNM.
STATUS Species
COMMENTTransferred to Rhabdophera by Hacker (2016: 329).
PUBLICATION Wiltshire E. P. 1988b. Fam. Metarbelidae, Geometridae, Arctiidae, Agaristidae, Noctuidae (part 6). – In Büttiker, W. & Krupp, F. (eds.) Fauna of Saudi Arabia. - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 9:68–82.
PAGINATION 76, figs. 17, 19, 35, 36

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Subspecies

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
robusta Wiltshire, 1988 Subspecies
asiria (Wiltshire, 1988) Subspecies
omana (Wiltshire, 1988) Subspecies
socotrana Wiltshire, 1988 Subspecies

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Ethiopia   Wiltshire E. P. 1988b. Fam. Metarbelidae, Geometridae, Arctiidae, Agaristidae, Noctuidae (part 6). – In Büttiker, W. & Krupp, F. (eds.) Fauna of Saudi Arabia. - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 9:68–82. 76
Kenya   Wiltshire E. P. 1988b. Fam. Metarbelidae, Geometridae, Arctiidae, Agaristidae, Noctuidae (part 6). – In Büttiker, W. & Krupp, F. (eds.) Fauna of Saudi Arabia. - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 9:68–82. 76
Oman   Wiltshire E. P. 1988b. Fam. Metarbelidae, Geometridae, Arctiidae, Agaristidae, Noctuidae (part 6). – In Büttiker, W. & Krupp, F. (eds.) Fauna of Saudi Arabia. - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 9:68–82. 78
Saudi Arabia   Wiltshire E. P. 1988b. Fam. Metarbelidae, Geometridae, Arctiidae, Agaristidae, Noctuidae (part 6). – In Büttiker, W. & Krupp, F. (eds.) Fauna of Saudi Arabia. - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 9:68–82. 78 (as asiria)
Somalia   Wiltshire E. P. 1988b. Fam. Metarbelidae, Geometridae, Arctiidae, Agaristidae, Noctuidae (part 6). – In Büttiker, W. & Krupp, F. (eds.) Fauna of Saudi Arabia. - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 9:68–82. 76
Tanzania, United Republic of   Hacker H. H. 2016a. Systematic and illustrated catalogue of the Macroheterocera and Cossoidea Leach, [1815], Zygaenoidea Latreille, 1809, Thyridoidea Herrich-Schäffer, 1846 and Hyblaeoidea Hampson, 1903 of the Arabian Peninsula, with a survey of their distribution (Lepid.). - Esperiana 20(1):1–742; (2): 1–430. 330
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 (as omana)
Yemen   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Bischof A. 1999. Lepidoptera of Yemen Arab Republic, collected by A. Bischof, H. Hacker and H.-P. Schreier in autumn 1996 and B. Müller in summer 1987. - Esperiana 7:267–282, pls. 7–9. 274 (as asiria)
Yemen Socotra Wiltshire E. P. 1988b. Fam. Metarbelidae, Geometridae, Arctiidae, Agaristidae, Noctuidae (part 6). – In Büttiker, W. & Krupp, F. (eds.) Fauna of Saudi Arabia. - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 9:68–82. 78 (as socotrana)

Host Plants

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