Thysanoplusia exquisita (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874)

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FAMILY Noctuidae
SUBFAMILY Plusiinae
GENUS Thysanoplusia
SPECIES exquisita
AUTHOR(Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPlusia exquisita
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, Western Cape], Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, Wynberg.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -33°58'0" Longitude: 18°35'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, BMNH.
STATUS Species
COMMENTTransferred to Thysanoplusia (Exquiplusia) by Behounek, Ronkay & Ronkay (2010: 44).
PUBLICATION Felder C., Felder R. & Rogenhofer A. F. 1865–1875. Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. Zweiter Band. Abtheilung 2, Heft 4, Lepidoptera. Atlas der Heterocera. - — 2(4):1–20, pls 1–140.
PAGINATION pl. 110, fig. 30

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Angola   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 221
Djibouti   Dufay C. 1977a. Noctuidae (Plusiinae). – In: Rougeot P. C., Missions entomologiques en Ethiopie 1973–1975. Fascicule 1. - Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (A)105:42–51. 43
Ethiopia   Kravchenko V. D., Ronkay L., Behounek G. & Müller G. C. 2015. Plusiinae (excl. Abrostolini) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of Ethiopia. A faunistical survey with biogeographical comments. - Zootaxa 4013(2):235–251. 240
Lesotho   Hampson G. F. 1913d. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum (Nat. Hist.). XIII. Noctuidae. - — 13:i–xiv, 1–609. 548
Madagascar   Dufay C. 1970a. Insectes Lépidoptères Noctuidae Plusiinae. - Faune de Madagascar 31:1–202; pls 1–2. 40
Malawi   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 221
Mozambique   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 221
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. 275
Oman   Behounek G., Ronkay L. & Ronkay G. 2010. The Witt Catalogue. A taxonomic atlas of the Eurasian and North African Noctuoidea. Plusiinae II. - — :1–280, incl. 39 colour plates. 45
Saudi Arabia   Wiltshire E. P. 1982a. Insects of Saudi Arabia. Lepidoptera: Fam. Cossidae, Zygaenidae, Sesiidae, Lasiocampidae, Bombycidae, Sphingidae, Thaumetopoeidae, Thyretidae, Notodontidae, Geometridae, Lymantriidae, Noctuidae, Ctenuchidae (Part 2). - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 4:271–331. 319
South Africa Western Cape Felder C., Felder R. & Rogenhofer A. F. 1865–1875. Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. Zweiter Band. Abtheilung 2, Heft 4, Lepidoptera. Atlas der Heterocera. - — 2(4):1–20, pls 1–140. pl. 110
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. 297
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal   ISEA
Tanzania, United Republic of     NHMO
Yemen   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Bischof A. 1999. Lepidoptera of Yemen Arab Republic, collected by A. Bischof, H. Hacker and H.-P. Schreier in autumn 1996 and B. Müller in summer 1987. - Esperiana 7:267–282, pls. 7–9. 276
Zambia   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 221
Zimbabwe   Dufay C. 1977a. Noctuidae (Plusiinae). – In: Rougeot P. C., Missions entomologiques en Ethiopie 1973–1975. Fascicule 1. - Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (A)105:42–51. 43

Notes:  Oriental: Pakistan; Palaearctic: Afghanistan, Iran.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Asteraceae Senecio bupleuroides South Africa Platt E. E. 1921. Food plants of South African butterflies and moths. - South African Journal of Natural History 3(1):65–138.
Asteraceae Euryops spathaceus 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