Acontia leucotrigona (Hampson, 1905)

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FAMILY Noctuidae
SUBFAMILY Acontiinae
GENUS Acontia
SPECIES leucotrigona
AUTHOR(Hampson, 1905)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONTarache leucotrigona, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[Zimbabwe], Gazaland, Melsetter, 17.xii.1901, leg. G. A. K. Marshall.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Hampson G. F. 1905b. The moths of South Africa (part III). - Annals of the South African Museum 3(9):389–438.
PAGINATION 436 Bhl

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Kenya   Hampson G. F. 1910e. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum (Nat. Hist.). X. Noctuidae. - — 10:i–xix, 1–829. 792
Malawi   Hacker H. H., Legrain A. & Fibiger M. 2008. Revision of the genus Acontia Ochsenheimer, 1816 and the tribus Acontiini Guenée, 1841 (Old World) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Acontiinae). - Esperiana 14:7–533, pls 1–38. 152
Mozambique   Strand E. 1917c. Neue Aberrationen der Noctuiden-Subfamilien Hadeninae, Erastriinae, Catocalinae, Mominae und Phytometrinae. - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 82 (A) (1916)(2):28–50. 39 (as leucotrigonides)
Saudi Arabia   Wiltshire E. P. 1983. Insects of Saudi Arabia. Lepidoptera: Fam. Cossidae, Sphingidae, Thyretidae, Geometridae, Lymantriidae, Arctiidae, Agaristidae, Noctuidae, Ctenuchidae (Part 3). - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 5:293–332. 321
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Hampson G. F. 1905b. The moths of South Africa (part III). - Annals of the South African Museum 3(9):389–438. 436
Zimbabwe   Hampson G. F. 1905b. The moths of South Africa (part III). - Annals of the South African Museum 3(9):389–438. 436

Notes:  The record of Eritrea (Berio 1941b: 187) needs confirmation.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Malvaceae Gossypium sp.   McKinley D. J. 1968. Key to some larvae of Lepidoptera attacking cotton in Central Africa. - Cotton Growers' Review 45:184–197. 187