Earias insulana (Boisduval, 1833)

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FAMILY Nolidae
SUBFAMILY Chloephorinae
GENUS Earias
SPECIES insulana
AUTHOR(Boisduval, 1833)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONT.[ortrix] Insulana. Boisd.
TYPE LOCALITY[Mauritius], Maurice; [Réunion], Bourbon; Madagascar.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Syntypes, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Boisduval J. B. A. 1833a. Faune entomologique de Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice. Lépidoptères. Avec des notes sur les moeurs, par M. Sganzin. - — :1–122, pls 1–16.
PAGINATION 121; pl. 16, fig. 9

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
anthophilana Snellen, 1879 Synonym of species
chlorion Rambur, 1866 Synonym of species
dorsivitta Staudinger, 1897 Synonym of species
frondosana Walker, 1863 Synonym of species
gossypii Frauenfeld, 1867 Synonym of species
neriana (Boisduval, 1833) Synonym of species
siliquana Herrich-Schäffer, 1851 Synonym of species
simillima Walker, 1866 Synonym of species
smaragdinana Zeller, 1852 Synonym of species
tristrigosa Butler, 1881 Synonym of species
xanthophila (Walker, 1863) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Burundi   Berger L. A. 1953. Les Earias Hb. du Congo belge (Lepidoptera-Phalaenidae (Noctuidae Auct.)). - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 48(3–4):204–208. 206
Cape Verde São Nicolao Nyström V. 1958. Macrolepidoptera from the Cape Verde Islands. - Commentationes Biologicae, Societatis Scientiarum Fennica 17(7):1–36. 26
Cape Verde Santa Luzia Nyström V. 1958. Macrolepidoptera from the Cape Verde Islands. - Commentationes Biologicae, Societatis Scientiarum Fennica 17(7):1–36. 26
Cape Verde Maio Nyström V. 1958. Macrolepidoptera from the Cape Verde Islands. - Commentationes Biologicae, Societatis Scientiarum Fennica 17(7):1–36. 26
Cape Verde Santo Antão Nyström V. 1958. Macrolepidoptera from the Cape Verde Islands. - Commentationes Biologicae, Societatis Scientiarum Fennica 17(7):1–36. 25
Cape Verde Brava Aurivillius C. 1910b. Schmetterlinge gesammelt in Westafrika von Leonardo Fea in den Jahren 1897–1902. - Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova (Ser. 3) 4:494–530. 500
Cape Verde Santiago Traub B. & Bauer E. 1982. Zur Macro-Lepidopteren-Fauna der Kapverdische Inseln. – In: Lobin W., Ergebnisse des 1. Symposiums "Fauna und Flora der Kapverdischen Inseln". - Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 52:225–229. 228
Cape Verde São Vicente Nyström V. 1958. Macrolepidoptera from the Cape Verde Islands. - Commentationes Biologicae, Societatis Scientiarum Fennica 17(7):1–36. 26
Chad Tibesti Herbulot C. & Viette P. 1952. Mission de l'Office National Antiacridien au Tibesti-Tchad (1949). Lépidoptères Hétérocères. - Annales de la Société entomologique de France 121:77–92. 85
Comoros   Guillermet C. 2005d. Les Hétérocères ou papillons de nuit, de l'île de La Réunion. Volume 1. Famille des Noctuidae Quadrifides. - — :1–532, pls 1–13. 124
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the North Kivu Berger L. A. 1953. Les Earias Hb. du Congo belge (Lepidoptera-Phalaenidae (Noctuidae Auct.)). - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 48(3–4):204–208. 206
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Equateur Berger L. A. 1953. Les Earias Hb. du Congo belge (Lepidoptera-Phalaenidae (Noctuidae Auct.)). - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 48(3–4):204–208. 206
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga Berger L. A. 1953. Les Earias Hb. du Congo belge (Lepidoptera-Phalaenidae (Noctuidae Auct.)). - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 48(3–4):204–208. 206
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. 55
Ethiopia   Pagenstecher A. 1903. Wissenschaftliche Resultate der Reise des Freiherrn Carlo von Erlanger durch Süd-Schoa, die Galla- und Somaliländer in 1900 und 1901. Sphingiden und Bombyciden. - Jahrbücher des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde, Wiesbaden 56:1–28, pl. 1. 19
Kenya   Hampson G. F. 1902a. The moths of South Africa (Part II). - Annals of the South African Museum 2(10):255–446. 373
Lesotho   Hampson G. F. 1912a. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. Volume XI. - — 11:i–xvii, 1–689, pls 174–191. 503
Madagascar   Boisduval J. B. A. 1833a. Faune entomologique de Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice. Lépidoptères. Avec des notes sur les moeurs, par M. Sganzin. - — :1–122, pls 1–16. 121
Malawi   Hampson G. F. 1902a. The moths of South Africa (Part II). - Annals of the South African Museum 2(10):255–446. 373
Mauritania   Rungs Ch. 1992. Premier aperçu sur la faune des lépidoptères du Sahara occidental. - Alexanor 17:335–382.  
Mauritius Rodrigues Guillermet C. 2005d. Les Hétérocères ou papillons de nuit, de l'île de La Réunion. Volume 1. Famille des Noctuidae Quadrifides. - — :1–532, pls 1–13. 124
Mauritius   Boisduval J. B. A. 1833a. Faune entomologique de Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice. Lépidoptères. Avec des notes sur les moeurs, par M. Sganzin. - — :1–122, pls 1–16. 121
Mozambique   Hampson G. F. 1902a. The moths of South Africa (Part II). - Annals of the South African Museum 2(10):255–446. 373
Namibia   Hacker H. H. 2004b. Nolidae and Noctuidae (excluding Catocalinae: Audeini and Tachosini) (Lepidoptera). – In: Mey, Z. (Ed.) The Lepidoptera of the Brandberg Massif in Namibia. - Esperiana Memoir 1:261–304. 264
Nigeria   Hampson G. F. 1912a. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. Volume XI. - — 11:i–xvii, 1–689, pls 174–191. 503
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. 171
Rwanda     New record (RMCA)
Réunion   Boisduval J. B. A. 1833a. Faune entomologique de Madagascar, Bourbon et Maurice. Lépidoptères. Avec des notes sur les moeurs, par M. Sganzin. - — :1–122, pls 1–16. 121
Saudi Arabia   Wiltshire E. P. 1980a. Lepidoptera: Fam. Cossidae, Limacodidae, Sesiidae, Lasiocampidae, Sphingidae, Notodontidae, Geometridae, Lymantriidae, Nolidae, Arctiidae, Agaristidae, Noctuidae, Ctenuchidae. – In: Wittmer & Büttiker (eds.), Fauna of Saudi Arabia 2. - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 2:179–240. 225
Seychelles Aldabra 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. 145
Seychelles Bird 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. 11
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. 145
Sierra Leone   Hampson G. F. 1902a. The moths of South Africa (Part II). - Annals of the South African Museum 2(10):255–446. 373
Somalia   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. 258
South Africa   Zeller P. C. 1852b. Lepidoptera Microptera, quae J. A. Wahlberg in Caffrorum terra collegit. - — :1–120. 79 (as smaragdinana)
Sudan   Rebel H. & Zerny H. 1917. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der mit Unterstützung der kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien aus der Erbschaft Treitl von F. Werner unternommenen zoologischen Expedition nach dem anglo-ägyptischen Sudan (Kordofan), 1914. 1. Lepidoptera. - Denkschriften der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien 93:423–446, pl. 1. 430
Tanzania, United Republic of   Berio E. 1956d. Eteroceri raccolti dal Dr. Carlo Prola durante la spedizione alle isole dell'Africa orientale con descrizione di specie nuove (Lepidoptera). - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 86(5–6):82–87. 85
Tanzania, United Republic of Zanzibar Berio E. 1956d. Eteroceri raccolti dal Dr. Carlo Prola durante la spedizione alle isole dell'Africa orientale con descrizione di specie nuove (Lepidoptera). - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 86(5–6):82–87. 85
Uganda   Nyiira Z. M. 1973. Pest status of thrips and lepidopterous species on vegetables in Uganda. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 39(2):131–135. 132
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
Yemen Socotra Hampson G. F. 1902a. The moths of South Africa (Part II). - Annals of the South African Museum 2(10):255–446. 373
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. 258
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. 415
Zimbabwe   Hampson G. F. 1912a. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. Volume XI. - — 11:i–xvii, 1–689, pls 174–191. 503

Notes:  Oriental: India, Indonesia (Borneo), Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Thailand; Palaearctic: Algeria, Canary islands, (Egypt, Sinai), Iran, Iraq, Libya, Macaronesian islands, Morocco, South Europe, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Malvaceae Gossypium sp. Réunion Martiré D. & Rochat J. 2008. Les papillons de La Réunion et leurs chenilles. - — :1–496. 428
Malvaceae Gossypium sp. Madagascar Viette P. 1969a. Contribution à l'étude des Earias de Madagascar. Lep. Noctuidae Westermanniinae. - Bulletin de Madagascar 273:1–8, pl. 1. 2
Fabaceae Ceratonia siliqua   Hampson G. F. 1912a. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. Volume XI. - — 11:i–xvii, 1–689, pls 174–191. 503
Malvaceae Gossypium herbaceum   Rogenhofer A. F. 1870. Ueber die Synonymie und die früheren Stände von Earias insulana B. (siliquana H. Sch.) und Beschreibung einer neuen Art. - Verhandlungen der zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft Wien 20:869–874. 873
Malvaceae Hibiscus sp. South Africa Fawcett J. M. 1901. Notes on the transformations of some South-African Lepidoptera. - Transactions of the zoological Society of London 15(6):291–322, pls. 46–49. 316
Malvaceae Abelmoschus sp.   Viette P. & Guillermet C. 1996. Lépidoptères Hétérocères de La Réunion (=Bourbon). - — :1–117.
Malvaceae Gossypium sp. Seychelles 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. 11
Malvaceae Hibiscus cannabinus Sudan Dugast R. 1949. Les Earias du cotonnier au Soudan français. - Coton et Fibres Tropicales 4(3):67–75, pl. 1; 4(4): 133–142. 69
Malvaceae Hibiscus esculentus Sudan Dugast R. 1949. Les Earias du cotonnier au Soudan français. - Coton et Fibres Tropicales 4(3):67–75, pl. 1; 4(4): 133–142. 69
Malvaceae Hibiscus sabdariffa Sudan Dugast R. 1949. Les Earias du cotonnier au Soudan français. - Coton et Fibres Tropicales 4(3):67–75, pl. 1; 4(4): 133–142. 69
Malvaceae Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Sudan Dugast R. 1949. Les Earias du cotonnier au Soudan français. - Coton et Fibres Tropicales 4(3):67–75, pl. 1; 4(4): 133–142. 69
Malvaceae Sida sp. Sudan Dugast R. 1949. Les Earias du cotonnier au Soudan français. - Coton et Fibres Tropicales 4(3):67–75, pl. 1; 4(4): 133–142. 69
Poaceae Zea mays Sudan Dugast R. 1949. Les Earias du cotonnier au Soudan français. - Coton et Fibres Tropicales 4(3):67–75, pl. 1; 4(4): 133–142. 69
Malvaceae Gossypium sp. Sudan Dugast R. 1949. Les Earias du cotonnier au Soudan français. - Coton et Fibres Tropicales 4(3):67–75, pl. 1; 4(4): 133–142. 69
Malvaceae Gossypium sp. Egypt Gough L. 1916. The life history of Gelechia gossypiella from the time of the cotton harvest to the time of cotton sowing. - — 4:1–16. 1
Malvaceae Gossypium sp. South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785. 275
Malvaceae Hibiscus cannabinus South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785. 294
Malvaceae Hibiscus esculentus Uganda Nyiira Z. M. 1973. Pest status of thrips and lepidopterous species on vegetables in Uganda. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 39(2):131–135. 132
*   Pest species.