Achaea violaceofascia (Saalmüller, 1891)

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FAMILY Erebidae
SUBFAMILY Erebinae
GENUS Achaea
SPECIES violaceofascia
AUTHOR(Saalmüller, 1891)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONDysgonia Violaceofascia Saalm. n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITYMadagascar.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, genitalia slide P. Viette 5086♀, SNMF (see P. Viette 1970e: 50).
STATUS Species
COMMENTTransferred to Achaea by P. Viette (1970e: 50). Had been synonymized with Achaea mercatoria Fabricius, 1775 by G. F. Hampson (1913: 522) and E. Berio (1965: 199).
PUBLICATION Saalmüller M. & von Heyden L. 1891. Lepidopteren von Madagascar. Zweite Abtheilung. Heterocera: Noctuae, Geometrae, Microlepidoptera. - — :247–531, pls 7–14.
PAGINATION 469; pl. 11, fig. 196 Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
immunda Holland, 1896 Synonym of species
mercatoria sensu auct., nec (Fabricius, 1775) Synonym of species
richardi Viette, 1976 Synonym of species
seychellarum Holland, 1896 Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Burkina Faso   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Aistleitner E. 2010. Noctuidae of Cape Verde Islands (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Esperiana Memoir 5:7–96. 18 (as mercatoria)
Cape Verde   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Aistleitner E. 2010. Noctuidae of Cape Verde Islands (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Esperiana Memoir 5:7–96. 18 (as mercatoria)
Comoros Mayotte (Maore) Bippus M. 2018. New Erebidae from the Mascarene islands and about some Madagascar Lepidoptera (Lepidoptera: Erebidae). - Phelsuma 26:10–43. 18
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Kinshasa   RMCA
Eritrea   Berio E. 1941b. Contributo alla studio dei lepidotteri eteroceri dell'Eritrea VII. Euchromiidae, Arctiidae, Agaristidae, Lymantriidae, Lasiocampidae, Noctuidae raccolte dal sig. G. Vaccaro nel 1938. - Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria 61:176–190. 188 (as mercatoria)
Eswatini     TMSA
Ghana   Viette P. 1970e. Note sur quelques espèces d'Achaea de la région malgache (Lep. Noctuidae Catocalinae). - Lambillionea 70(7–8):50–54. 50 (as mercatoria)
Kenya   Lehmann I. & Kioko E. 2005. Lepidoptera diversity, floristic composition and structure of three Kaya forests on the south coast of Kenya. - Journal of East African Natural History 94(1):121–163. 159 (as mercatoria)
Madagascar   Saalmüller M. & von Heyden L. 1891. Lepidopteren von Madagascar. Zweite Abtheilung. Heterocera: Noctuae, Geometrae, Microlepidoptera. - — :247–531, pls 7–14. 469
Mauritius   Martiré D. & Rochat J. 2008. Les papillons de La Réunion et leurs chenilles. - — :1–496. 399
Mozambique   Hampson G. F. 1902a. The moths of South Africa (Part II). - Annals of the South African Museum 2(10):255–446. 337 (as mercatoria)
Oman   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. 361 (as mercatoria)
Réunion   Viette P. 1976c. Lépidoptères de la Réunion (= Bourbon) nouveaux au peu connus. - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 80 (1975)(7–8):211–218. 217 (as richardi)
Saudi Arabia   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Aistleitner E. 2010. Noctuidae of Cape Verde Islands (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Esperiana Memoir 5:7–96. 18 (as mercatoria)
Seychelles Assomption Fryer J. C. F. 1912. The Lepidoptera of Seychelles and Aldabra, exclusive of the Orneodidae and Pterophoridae and of the Tortricina and Tineina. - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2)15 (Zool.)(1):1–28, pl. 1. 9 (as mercatoria)
Seychelles Praslin Bolotov I. N., Spitsyn V. M., Kolosova Y. S. & Vlasova A. 2015. New and recent records of moth and butterfly species (Insecta: Lepidoptera) from Praslin and Mahé Islands, Seychelles. - Check List, the journal of biodiversity data 11(5):1–7. 4
Seychelles Mahé 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 (as mercatoria)
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 (as mercatoria)
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 (as mercatoria)
Seychelles Aldabra 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. 272 (as seychellarum)
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 (as mercatoria)
Somalia   Berio E. 1938b. Spedizione zoologica del Marchese Saverio Patrizi nel Basso Giuba e nell'Oltregiuba Giugno-Agosto 1934. Lista dei lepidotteri eteroceri con note e diagnosi di eteroceri africani. - Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Giacomo Doria 58:189–203. 194 (as mercatoria)
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal 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. 523 (as mercatoria)
South Africa Limpopo   TMSA
South Africa Mpumalanga   TMSA
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. 523 (as mercatoria)
Tanzania, United Republic of   Strand E. 1912i. Über Lepidoptera aus Mkatta und Morogoro in Deutsch Ost-Afrika, nebst Beiträgen zur Kenntnis afrikanischer Taragama-Arten. - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 78 (A)(1):67–92. 73 (as mercatoria)
Tanzania, United Republic of Mafia Archipelago Pagenstecher A. 1907. In: Voeltzkow, A. Reise in Ostafrika in den Jahren 1903–05. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse 2. Systematische Arbeiten, Bd 2,Hft 2 (Lepidoptera Heterocera von Madagaskar, den Comoren und Ostafrika: Uraniidae, Geometridae, Noctuidae, Pyralidae, Thyrididae, ... - — 2(2):93–146, pl. 6. 118
Yemen Socotra 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. 523 (as mercatoria)
Yemen   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Aistleitner E. 2010. Noctuidae of Cape Verde Islands (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Esperiana Memoir 5:7–96. 18 (as mercatoria)
Zimbabwe     TMSA

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Undefined Undefined Polyphagous    
Euphorbiaceae Ricinus communis Sri Lanka Moore F. 1884–1887. The Lepidoptera of Ceylon. Vol. III. - — 3:i–xv, 1–578, pls 144–215. (as mercatoria)

*   Euphorbiaceae and Sapotaceae (Martiré & Rochat 2008: 399).