Pandesma robusta (Walker, 1858)

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FAMILY Erebidae
SUBFAMILY Erebinae
GENUS Pandesma
SPECIES robusta
AUTHOR(Walker, 1858)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONThria robusta
TYPE LOCALITYSouth Africa, leg. Pamplin.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Walker F. 1858b. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part XIII.– Noctuidae. - — 13 (1857):i–iv, 983–1236.
PAGINATION 1112

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
distincta Rothschild, 1920 Synonym of species
fugitiva (Walker, 1858) Synonym of species
grandis (Staudinger, 1877) Synonym of species
opposita Wallengren, 1863 Synonym of species
sennaarensis Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874 Synonym of species
similata Moore, 1883 Synonym of species
terrigena (Christoph, 1877) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Algeria Hoggar Rothschild W. 1915a. On the Lepidoptera collected in 1913–1914 by Herr Geyr von Schweppenburg on a journey to the Hoggar Mountains (Sahara). - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8) 16(94):247–258; (95): 392–402. 256 (as terrigena)
Botswana     TMSA
Cape Verde San Tiago Báez M. & García A. 2005. Lepidoptera. – In: Arechavaleta M., Zurita N., Marrero M. C. & Martín J. L. (eds). Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde (hongos, plantas y animales terrestres). - — :1–155; chapter pagination 87–90. 88
Cape Verde Santo Antão Báez M. & García A. 2005. Lepidoptera. – In: Arechavaleta M., Zurita N., Marrero M. C. & Martín J. L. (eds). Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde (hongos, plantas y animales terrestres). - — :1–155; chapter pagination 87–90. 88
Cape Verde Fogo Báez M. & García A. 2005. Lepidoptera. – In: Arechavaleta M., Zurita N., Marrero M. C. & Martín J. L. (eds). Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde (hongos, plantas y animales terrestres). - — :1–155; chapter pagination 87–90. 88
Djibouti   Laporte B. 1974c. Noctuidae du territoire français de Afars et des Issas (Lep.). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 79(3–4):91–94. 94
Egypt Sinai Lehmann L. & Saldaitis A. 2006. Beitrag zur Nachtfalter-Fauna des Sinai (Lepidoptera). - Esperiana 12:205–209, pls. 23, 24. 208
Gambia     New record (R. Goff)
Kenya   Berio E. 1979. I Noctuidae del Kenya della collezione Alberto Ancillotto (Lepidoptera). - Bollettino del Museo civico di Storia naturale di Verona 5 (1978):475–491. 490
Lesotho   Kopij G. 2005. Lepidoptera fauna of Lesotho. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 49B(1–2):137–180. 170
Mauritania   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Aistleitner E. 2010. Noctuidae of Cape Verde Islands (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Esperiana Memoir 5:7–96. 24
Namibia   Wallengren H. D. J. 1863. Lepidopterologische Mittheilungen. III. - Wiener entomologische Monatschrift 7(5):137–151. 149 (as opposita)
Niger   Rothschild W. 1921a. Captain Angus Buchanan's air expedition. V. On the Lepidoptera collected by Captain A. Buchanan in northern Nigeria and the southern Sahara in 1919–1920. - Novitates Zoologicae 28(1):142–170. 168
Oman   Wiltshire E. P. 1977b. The scientific results of the Oman flora and fauna survey 1975. Lepidoptera: Part I Families Cossidae, Pyralidae, Geometridae, Sphingidae, Arctiidae, Lymantriidae and Noctuidae. Part II A list of further Lepidoptera-Heterocera from Oman. Part III Pyral... - Journal of Oman Studies Special Rep. 1:155–178. 175
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint-Helena Karisch T. 2001b. Zur Schmetterlingsfauna von St. Helena. 1. Teil: Grossschmetterlinge (Insecta: Lepidoptera). - Linzer biologische Beiträge 33(1):407–434. 414
Saudi Arabia   Kiriakoff S. G. 1960e. Lépidoptères Hétérocères (partim) récoltés par P. Lippens en Jordanie et en Arabie Séoudite. - Bulletin de l'Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique 26(35):1–12. 9
Senegal     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. 300
South Africa   Walker F. 1858b. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part XIII.– Noctuidae. - — 13 (1857):i–iv, 983–1236. 1112
South Africa Limpopo   TMSA
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal   TMSA
South Africa Western Cape   TMSA
South Africa Northern Cape   TMSA
South Africa Free State   TMSA
South Africa Mpumalanga   TMSA
South Africa North-West   TMSA
South Africa Gauteng   TMSA
Sudan   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Aistleitner E. 2010. Noctuidae of Cape Verde Islands (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Esperiana Memoir 5:7–96. 24
United Arab Emirates   Legrain A. & Wiltshire E. P. 1998. Provisional checklist of the Macro-Heterocera (Lepidoptera) of the UAE. - Tribulus 8(2):5–8. 8
Yemen   Hacker H. H., Aulombard F., Bischof A., Bittermann J., Fibiger M. & Schreier H.-P. 2001. Lepidoptera of Yemen Arab Republic, collected during three expeditions in 1996, 1998 and 2000. - Esperiana 8:597–632. 615
Zimbabwe     TMSA

Notes:  Oriental: India, Pakistan; Palaearctic: Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Fabaceae Acacia tortilis 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. 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. 527
Salicaceae Populus euphratica   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Aistleitner E. 2010. Noctuidae of Cape Verde Islands (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Esperiana Memoir 5:7–96. 24
Fabaceae Albizia lebbeck 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. 527
Polygonaceae Calligonum comosum   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Aistleitner E. 2010. Noctuidae of Cape Verde Islands (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Esperiana Memoir 5:7–96. 24
Undefined Undefined Polyphagous   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. 312