Magusa versicolora (Saalmüller, 1891)

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FAMILY Noctuidae
SUBFAMILY Xyleninae
GENUS Magusa
SPECIES versicolora
AUTHOR(Saalmüller, 1891)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONCallixena Versicolora n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITYMadagascar W, leg. Hildebrandt.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Lectotype ♀, designated by Viette (1965b: 303), ZMHB.
STATUS Species
COMMENTTransferred to Magusa by Hampson (1908b: 57).
PUBLICATION Saalmüller M. & von Heyden L. 1891. Lepidopteren von Madagascar. Zweite Abtheilung. Heterocera: Noctuae, Geometrae, Microlepidoptera. - — :247–531, pls 7–14.
PAGINATION 325–326; pl. 10, fig. 164

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
plagiata (Berio, 1966) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Cameroon     New record (F. Aulombard)
Central African Republic     New record (F. Aulombard)
Comoros   Viette P. 1965b. Noctuelles Trifides de Madagascar: Ecologie, Biogéographie, Morphologie et Taxonomie (Lep.), suite. Insectes Lépidoptères Noctuidae. Amphipyrinae (part.). - Faune de Madagascar 20(1):i–vi, 285–490; pls. 11–12. 307
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Orientale Fletcher D. S. 1963a. Exploration du Parc National Albert (deuxième série). 1. Geometridae; 2. Noctuidae. - — 15(1):1–70, 14 pls.; 2: 71–155, 14 pls. 79
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the East Kasai Berio E. 1966a. Reperti di nuove Amphipyrinae dell'Africa Equatoriale con note sinonimiche (Lepidoptera - Noctuidae). - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 96(1–2):31–34. 31 (as plagiata)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the North Kivu   New record (RMCA)
Ethiopia   Laporte B. 1977c. Noctuidae (sauf les Plusiinae). – In: Rougeot P. C., Missions entomologiques en Ethiopie 1973–1975. Fascicule 1. - Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (A)105:51–67. 54
Ghana   Hampson G. F. 1908b. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) VII. Subfam. Acronyctinae. - — 7:i–xv, 1–709. 58
Kenya   Fletcher D. S. 1963a. Exploration du Parc National Albert (deuxième série). 1. Geometridae; 2. Noctuidae. - — 15(1):1–70, 14 pls.; 2: 71–155, 14 pls. 79
Madagascar   Saalmüller M. & von Heyden L. 1891. Lepidopteren von Madagascar. Zweite Abtheilung. Heterocera: Noctuae, Geometrae, Microlepidoptera. - — :247–531, pls 7–14. 326
Madagascar Nosy Bé Saalmüller M. & von Heyden L. 1891. Lepidopteren von Madagascar. Zweite Abtheilung. Heterocera: Noctuae, Geometrae, Microlepidoptera. - — :247–531, pls 7–14. 326
Malawi   Fletcher D. S. 1963a. Exploration du Parc National Albert (deuxième série). 1. Geometridae; 2. Noctuidae. - — 15(1):1–70, 14 pls.; 2: 71–155, 14 pls. 79
Nigeria   Fletcher D. S. 1963a. Exploration du Parc National Albert (deuxième série). 1. Geometridae; 2. Noctuidae. - — 15(1):1–70, 14 pls.; 2: 71–155, 14 pls. 79
Réunion   Guillermet C. & Guillermet C. W. W. 1986. Contribution à l'étude des Papillons Hétérocères de l'Ile de la Réunion. Résultats des chasses de nuit à l'usage des amateurs et des débutants. - — :1–321. 190
Saudi Arabia   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. 586
South Africa Western Cape Hampson G. F. 1908b. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) VII. Subfam. Acronyctinae. - — 7:i–xv, 1–709. 58
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal 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. 53
South Africa Northern Cape 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. 53
Tanzania, United Republic of     New record (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. 278
Zimbabwe     New record (R. Butler)

Notes:  The record of Saudi Arabia (Wiltshire 1983: 310) needs confirmation.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Fabaceae Cassia lactea Madagascar Viette P. 1965b. Noctuelles Trifides de Madagascar: Ecologie, Biogéographie, Morphologie et Taxonomie (Lep.), suite. Insectes Lépidoptères Noctuidae. Amphipyrinae (part.). - Faune de Madagascar 20(1):i–vi, 285–490; pls. 11–12. 307