Sphingomorpha chlorea (Cramer, 1777)

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FAMILY Erebidae
SUBFAMILY Erebinae
GENUS Sphingomorpha
SPECIES chlorea
AUTHOR(Cramer, 1777)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPhal.[aena] Noct.[ua] Chlorea
TYPE LOCALITYSuriname.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Not stated
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Cramer P. 1777. De uitlandsche Kapellen voorkomende in de drie waereld-deelen Asia, Africa en America, by een verzameld en beschreeven door den heer Pieter Cramer (etc.). - — 2(9–16):1–152, pls.97–192.
PAGINATION 12, index; pl. 104, fig. C Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
monteironis Butler, 1875 Synonym of species
rapta (Fabricius, 1787) Synonym of species
sipyla Guenée, 1852 Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Angola   Butler A. G. 1875b. On a collection of Lepidoptera from southern Africa, with descriptions of new genera and species. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4) 16(96):394–420. 407 (as monteironis)
Botswana     TMSA
Cape Verde   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Aistleitner E. 2010. Noctuidae of Cape Verde Islands (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Esperiana Memoir 5:7–96. 26
Central African Republic     TMSA
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga 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. 430
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Orientale Rebel H. 1914a. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Expedition R. Grauer nach Zentralafrika, Dezember 1909 bis Februar 1911. Lepidopteren. - Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 28(3–4):219–294, pls. 17–24. 283
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the North Kivu Aurivillius C. 1925a. Zoological results of the Swedish Expedition to Central Africa 1921. Insecta. 12. Lepidoptera. 1. - Arkiv för Zoologi 17A(32):1–20. 15
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   Hampson G. F. 1902a. The moths of South Africa (Part II). - Annals of the South African Museum 2(10):255–446. 354
Côte d'Ivoire   Mabille P. 1890a. Voyage de M. Ch. Alluaud dans le territoire d'Assinie (Afrique occidentale) en juillet et août 1886, 4e mémoire; Lépidoptères, avec des notes sur quelques autres espèces d'Afrique (Rhopalocera et Heterocera). - Annales de la Société entomologique de France (6) 10(1):17–51, pls. 2, 3. 44 (as sipyla)
Egypt Sinai Hacker H. H. 2001a. Fauna of the Nolidae and Noctuidae of the Levante with descriptions and taxonomic notes (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea). Appendix: Revision genus Clytie Hübner, [1823]. - Esperiana 8:7–398, pls. 1–22. 72
Eritrea   Hampson G. F. 1902a. The moths of South Africa (Part II). - Annals of the South African Museum 2(10):255–446. 354
Ethiopia   Oberthür C. 1880. Spedizione italiana nell'Africa equatoriale. Risultati zoologice. I Lepidotteri. - Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova 15:131–186, pl. 1. 179 (as sipyla)
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). 501
Kenya   Butler A. G. 1898. On a collection of Lepidoptera made in British East Africa by Mr. C. S. Betton. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 57:395–444, pls. 32–33. 422
Lesotho   Kopij G. 2005. Lepidoptera fauna of Lesotho. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 49B(1–2):137–180. 172
Malawi   Kirby W. F. 1896. On a collection of moths from East Africa formed by Dr. W. J. Ansorge, Medical Officer to the Uganda Administration. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6) 18(107):375–396, pl. 19. 393 (as monteironis)
Mauritania   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Aistleitner E. 2010. Noctuidae of Cape Verde Islands (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Esperiana Memoir 5:7–96. 26
Mozambique   Pagenstecher A. 1893. Lepidopteren gesammelt in Ost-Afrika 1888/89 von Dr. Franz Stuhlmann. - Jahrbuch der Hamburgischen Wissenschaftlichen Anstalten 10(2):207–262. 44
Namibia   Aurivillius C. 1879. Lepidoptera Damarensia. Förteckning på fjärilar insamlade i Damaralandet af G. de Vylder åren 1873 och 1874 jemte beskrifning öfver förut okända arter. - Öfversigt af Kongliga Vetenskaps-Akademiens Förhandlingar 36(7):39–69. 69
Nigeria   Sharpe E. M. 1902. A list of Lepidoptera collected by Dr. Cuthbert Christy in Nigeria. - The Entomologist 35:65–68, 101–107. 107
Oman   Wiltshire E. P. 1990. An illustrated, annotated catalogue of the Macro-Heterocera of Saudi Arabia. – In: Büttiker, W. & Krupp, F. (Eds.). Fauna of Saudi Arabia. - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 11:91–250. 224
Rwanda   Strand E. 1909d. Lepidoptera aus Deutsch-Ostafrika, gesammelt von Herrn Oberleutnant Wintgens. - Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift, Iris 22:104–121. 116
Saudi Arabia   Wiltshire E. P. 1952a. Lepidoptera recently taken in Arabia. - Bulletin of the Society Fouad I Entomology 36:135–174, pl. 1. 160
Seychelles Glorioso Islands Holland W. J. 1896c. List of the Lepidoptera from Aldabra, Seychelles, and other East African islands, collected by Dr. W. L. Abbot. - Proceedings of the United States National Museum 18(1895)(1064):265–273. 271
Sierra Leone   Hampson G. F. 1902a. The moths of South Africa (Part II). - Annals of the South African Museum 2(10):255–446. 354
Somalia   Holland W. J. 1897a. List of the Lepidoptera Heterocera collected by A. Donaldson Smith. – In: A. Donaldson Smith, Through unknown African countries. The first expedition from Somaliland to Lake Rudolf. - — :i–xvi, 1–471, unnumbered plates. 418
South Africa Western Cape   TMSA
South Africa Northern Cape   TMSA
South Africa Free State   TMSA
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. 304 (as sipyla)
South Africa Limpopo   TMSA
South Africa Mpumalanga   TMSA
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Butler A. G. 1875b. On a collection of Lepidoptera from southern Africa, with descriptions of new genera and species. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4) 16(96):394–420. 407 (as monteironis)
South Africa Gauteng   TMSA
South Africa North-West   TMSA
Sudan   Hampson G. F. 1902a. The moths of South Africa (Part II). - Annals of the South African Museum 2(10):255–446. 354
Tanzania, United Republic of Zanzibar Holland W. J. 1896a. List of the Lepidoptera collected in Eastern Africa by Dr. W. L. Abbott, with descriptions of some apparently new species. - Proceedings of the United States National Museum 18(1895)(1062):229–258. 255 (as monteironis)
Tanzania, United Republic of   Karsch F. 1898b. Über die auf der Irangi-Expedition gesammelten Orthoptera und Lepidoptera. – In Werther, C. W. Die mittleren Hochländer der nördlichen Deutsch-Ost-Afrika. - — :311–317. 313
Uganda   Butler A. G. 1888b. On the Lepidoptera received from Dr. Emin Pasha. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1888:56–85. 85
Yemen   Walsingham Thomas de Grey & Hampson G. F. 1896. On moths collected at Aden and in Somaliland. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1896(1):257–283, pl. 10. 264
Zambia   Strand E. 1909h. Schmetterlinge aus dem Sambesi-Gebiet, gesammelt und dem Berliner Museum geschenkt von Herrn Franz Seiner. - Archiv für Naturgeschichte (75)1(3):375–386. 380
Zimbabwe   Hampson G. F. 1902a. The moths of South Africa (Part II). - Annals of the South African Museum 2(10):255–446. 354

Notes:  Neotropical: Suriname; Oriental: India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Fabaceae Acacia xanthophloea Kenya Agassiz D. J. L. & Harper D. M. 2009. The Macrolepidoptera fauna of Acacia in the Kenyan Rift Valley (Part 1). - Tropical Lepidoptera Research 19(1):4–8. 7
Fabaceae Acacia sp.   Robinson G. S., Ackery P. R., Kitching I. J., Beccaloni G. W. & Hernández L. M. 2001. Hostplants of the moth and butterfly caterpillars of the Oriental Region. - — :1–744. 374
Fabaceae Burkea sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 224
Malvaceae Azanza sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 224
Anacardiaceae Sclerocarya sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 224
Fabaceae Acacia karroo South Africa Taylor J. S. 1949b. Notes on Lepidoptera in the Eastern Cape Province (Part I). - Journal of the entomological Society of Southern Africa 12:78–95, 2 pls.. 82
Fabaceae Acacia hirtella South Africa Platt E. E. 1921. Food plants of South African butterflies and moths. - South African Journal of Natural History 3(1):65–138.
Anacardiaceae Sclerocarya caffra South Africa Taylor J. S. 1949b. Notes on Lepidoptera in the Eastern Cape Province (Part I). - Journal of the entomological Society of Southern Africa 12:78–95, 2 pls.. 82
Fabaceae Burkea africana Zimbabwe Pinhey E. C. G. 1960. The larvae of some moths reared by Mr. D. K. B. Wheeler at Syringa Farm, Southern Rhodesia. Part I. - Occasional Papers of the Natural History Museum in Southern Rhodesia 24B:489–508. 493
Verbenaceae Lantana camara India Gupta A. & Smetacek P. 2011. A new larval host record for Sphingomorpha chlorea (Cramer) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Karnataka, India. - Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(2):1553–1554. 1553
Rosaceae Malus pumila India Robinson G. S., Ackery P. R., Kitching I. J., Beccaloni G. W. & Hernández L. M. 2001. Hostplants of the moth and butterfly caterpillars of the Oriental Region. - — :1–744. 374
Rutaceae Citrus sp. India Robinson G. S., Ackery P. R., Kitching I. J., Beccaloni G. W. & Hernández L. M. 2001. Hostplants of the moth and butterfly caterpillars of the Oriental Region. - — :1–744. 374