Heraclia superba (Butler, 1875)

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FAMILY Noctuidae
SUBFAMILY Agaristinae
GENUS Heraclia
SPECIES superba
AUTHOR(Butler, 1875)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONEusemia superba, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal], Natal, leg. Queinzius.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Butler A. G. 1875a. Notes on certain genera of Agaristidae, with description of new species. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4)15:135–144, pl. 13.
PAGINATION 141–142; pl. 13, fig. 3

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
basalifasciata (Bartel, 1903) Synonym of species
incongruens (Butler, 1878) Synonym of species
interniplaga (Mabille, 1892) Synonym of species
maculipennis (Strand, 1911) Synonym of species
maculipes (Strand, 1911) Synonym of species
rufoides (Strand, 1912) Synonym of species
smithii (Holland, 1897) Synonym of species
tanganyicana Hampson, 1920 Synonym of species
tanganyikana (Oberthür, 1911) Synonym of species
ugandana (Jordan, 1913) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Botswana   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 157
Burundi   Kiriakoff S. G. 1975a. Les Agaristidae de la République du Zaïre (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea). - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 89(1):37–91. 45
Democratic Republic of Congo 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. 11
Democratic Republic of Congo 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. 396
Democratic Republic of Congo South Kivu 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. 281
Democratic Republic of Congo East Kasai   RMCA
Eritrea   Berio E. 1939a. Contributi alla conoscenza dei lepidotteri eteroceri dell'Eritrea I. Lista delle specie con descrizioni delle nuove entità raccolte negli anni 1934 al 1937 dal sig. Francesco Vaccaro. - Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana 17:47–62, pls. 1–2. 49
Ethiopia   Butler A. G. 1878e. Descriptions of new Lepidoptera of the group Bombycites, in the collection of the British Museum. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1878(2):381–388. 381 (as incongruens)
Kenya   Holland W. J. 1896d. List of the Lepidoptera collected in East Africa, 1894, by Mr. William Astor Chanler and Lieut. Ludwig von Höhnel. - Proceedings of the United States National Museum 18(1895)(1098):741–767. 764
Malawi   Butler A. G. 1893. On two collections of Lepidoptera sent by H. H. Johnston, Esq., C. B., from British Central Africa. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1893:643–684, pl. 60. 674
Mozambique   Hampson G. F. 1901d. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum. III. Arctiadae (Arctianae) and Agaristidae. - — 3:i–xix, 1–690. 568
Namibia   Grünberg K. 1910c. In: Schultze, L.: Zoologische und anthropologische Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise in westlichen und zentralen Südafrika. Vierter Band. Systematik und Tiergeographie. - Denkschriften der medizinisch naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft zu Jena 16(4):1–370, pls. 1–12 [Chapter pagination: 91–146]. 99
Rwanda   Strand E. 1909d. Lepidoptera aus Deutsch-Ostafrika, gesammelt von Herrn Oberleutnant Wintgens. - Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift, Iris 22:104–121. 114
South Africa Eastern Cape Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 157
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Butler A. G. 1875a. Notes on certain genera of Agaristidae, with description of new species. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4)15:135–144, pl. 13. 142
South Africa Gauteng Distant W. L. 1897d. On a collection of Heterocera made in the Transvaal. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6)20:197–211. 197
Tanzania   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. 376
Uganda   Butler A. G. 1895. On Lepidoptera recently collected in British East Africa by Mr. G. F. Scott Elliot. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1895:722–742, pls. 42–43. 738 (as incongruens)
Zambia   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. 396
Zimbabwe   Hampson G. F. 1901d. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum. III. Arctiadae (Arctianae) and Agaristidae. - — 3:i–xix, 1–690. 568

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Vitaceae Vitis vinifera South Africa Janse A. J. T. 1937–1939. The Moths of South Africa. Volume III. Cymatophoridae, Callidulidae and Noctuidae (Partim). - — 3:i–xv, 1–435, pls. 1–46. 17
Vitaceae Cissus cirrhora South Africa Janse A. J. T. 1937–1939. The Moths of South Africa. Volume III. Cymatophoridae, Callidulidae and Noctuidae (Partim). - — 3:i–xv, 1–435, pls. 1–46. 17
Vitaceae Cissus sp.   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 157