Helicoverpa assulta (Guenée, 1852)

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FAMILY Noctuidae
SUBFAMILY Heliothinae
GENUS Helicoverpa
SPECIES assulta
AUTHOR(Guenée, 1852)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONHeliothis Assulta Gn.
TYPE LOCALITYTahiti [ex errore], leg. Vesco.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Lectotype ♂, selected by P. Viette (1951), genitalia slide P. Viette 2732♂, MNHN; Paralectotype ♂, genitalia slide 3759♂, BMNH.
STATUS Species
COMMENTTransferred to Helicoverpa by Hardwick (1965: 120).
PUBLICATION Guenée A. M. 1852b. Histoire naturelle des Insectes. VI. Species général des Lépidoptères. Noctuélites. Tome II. - — 6:1–444.
PAGINATION 178–179 Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
afra Hardwick, 1965 Synonym of species
richinii (Berio, 1939) Synonym of species
separata (Walker, 1857) Synonym of species
succinea (Moore, 1881) Synonym of species
temperata (Walker, 1857) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Angola   Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 124 (as afra)
Burundi     RMCA
Cameroon   Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 124 (as afra)
Cape Verde   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Aistleitner E. 2010. Noctuidae of Cape Verde Islands (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Esperiana Memoir 5:7–96. 63
Central African Republic   Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 124 (as afra)
Chad   Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 124 (as afra)
Comoros Grande Comore (Ngazidja) Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 123 (as afra)
Congo   Hampson G. F. 1903a. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the collection of the British Museum. IV. Noctuidae. - — 4:i–xx, 1–689. 47
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 124 (as afra)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Orientale   RMCA (as afra)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Bas Congo Aurivillius C. 1906. Verzeichnis von Lepidopteren, gesammelt bei Mukimbungu am unteren Kongo von Herrn E. Laman. Zweite und dritte Sendung. - Arkiv för Zoologi 3(1):1–16, pl. 1. 14
Côte d'Ivoire   Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 124 (as afra)
Eritrea   Berio E. 1939b. Contributi alla conoscenza dei lepidotteri eteroceri dell'Eritrea II. Eteroceri raccolti dal cap. Antonio Richini e famiglia nella zona di Adua. - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 71(8):164–165. 165 (as richinii)
Eswatini     TMSA
Ethiopia   Holland W. J. 1897a. List of the Lepidoptera Heterocera collected by A. Donaldson Smith. – In: A. Donaldson Smith, Through unknown African countries. The first expedition from Somaliland to Lake Rudolf. - — :i–xvi, 1–471, unnumbered plates. 414
Gambia   Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 124 (as afra)
Ghana   Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 123 (as afra)
Kenya   Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 123 (as afra)
Liberia   Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 124 (as afra)
Malawi   Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 123 (as afra)
Mauritania   Hacker H. H., Schreier H.-P. & Aistleitner E. 2010. Noctuidae of Cape Verde Islands (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). - Esperiana Memoir 5:7–96. 63
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. 287
Nigeria   Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 124 (as afra)
Oman   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. 559
Senegal   Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 124 (as afra)
Seychelles Aldabra Gerlach J. & Matyot P. 2006. Lepidoptera of the Seychelles islands. - — :1–130, 32 pls. 83
Seychelles Assomption Hampson G. F. 1908a. On the moths collected during the cruise of the "Valhalla" during the winter 1905–06 by Mr. E. G. B. Meade-Waldo. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (8) 1(6):474–491. 482
Sierra Leone   Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 124 (as afra)
South Africa Mpumalanga Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 123 (as afra)
South Africa Eastern Cape   TMSA
South Africa Free State   TMSA
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 123 (as afra)
South Africa Limpopo   TMSA
Tanzania, United Republic of   Strand E. 1912i. Über Lepidoptera aus Mkatta und Morogoro in Deutsch Ost-Afrika, nebst Beiträgen zur Kenntnis afrikanischer Taragama-Arten. - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 78 (A)(1):67–92. 72
Uganda   Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 123 (as afra)
Yemen Socotra Hacker H. H. & Saldaitis A. 2010. Noctuidae of the Socotra Archipelago (Yemen) with notes on the fauna of the southern Arabian Peninsula (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea). - Esperiana Memoir 5:172–241. 220
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. 281
Zimbabwe   Hardwick D. F. 1965. The corn earworm complex. - Memoirs of the entomological Society of Canada 40:1–247. 123 (as afra)

Notes:  Australasia: Australia, Fiji, Guam, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti; Oriental: Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam; Palaearctic: China, Japan, Korea, E Russia.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Undefined Undefined Polyphagous   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. 559
Solanaceae Physalis sp.   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. 559
Solanaceae Capsicum annuum   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. 559