Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders, 1844)

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FAMILY Gelechiidae
SUBFAMILY Apatetrinae
GENUS Pectinophora
SPECIES gossypiella
AUTHOR(Saunders, 1844)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONDepressaria Gossypiella, mihi
TYPE LOCALITYIndia W, Broach, leg. Barn.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Not stated.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Saunders W. W. 1844. Description of a species of moth destructive to the cotton crops in India. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London (1) 3(4):284–285.
PAGINATION 285 Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
umbripennis (Walsingham, 1885) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Angola   Castel-Branco A. J. F. 1957. Pectinophora gossypiella Saund. "Lagarta rosada". - Trabalhos da Missão zoológica de Moçambique e do Centro de Zoologia 9 (1954)(3):3–17. 11
Cape Verde   Báez M. & García A. 2005. Lepidoptera. – In: Arechavaleta M., Zurita N., Marrero M. C. & Martín J. L. (eds). Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde (hongos, plantas y animales terrestres). - — :1–155; chapter pagination 87–90. 87 (introduced)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the North Kivu Ghesquière J. 1940a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (première partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés Sér. III (II) 7(1):1–120, pls i–v. 46
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Orientale Ghesquière J. 1940a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (première partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés Sér. III (II) 7(1):1–120, pls i–v. 46
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
Kenya   Miller S. E., Copeland R. S., Rosati M. E. & Hebert P. D. N. 2014b. DNA barcodes of microlepidoptera reared from native fruit in Kenya. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 116(1):137–142. 140
Madagascar   Castel-Branco A. J. F. 1957. Pectinophora gossypiella Saund. "Lagarta rosada". - Trabalhos da Missão zoológica de Moçambique e do Centro de Zoologia 9 (1954)(3):3–17. 11
Mozambique   Castel-Branco A. J. F. 1957. Pectinophora gossypiella Saund. "Lagarta rosada". - Trabalhos da Missão zoológica de Moçambique e do Centro de Zoologia 9 (1954)(3):3–17. 10
Nigeria   Castel-Branco A. J. F. 1957. Pectinophora gossypiella Saund. "Lagarta rosada". - Trabalhos da Missão zoológica de Moçambique e do Centro de Zoologia 9 (1954)(3):3–17. 11
Seychelles Sainte-Anne Gerlach J. & Matyot P. 2006. Lepidoptera of the Seychelles islands. - — :1–130, 32 pls.. 30
Seychelles Cosmoledo 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. 74
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. 74
Seychelles Silhouette Gerlach J. & Matyot P. 2006. Lepidoptera of the Seychelles islands. - — :1–130, 32 pls.. 30
Sierra Leone   Castel-Branco A. J. F. 1957. Pectinophora gossypiella Saund. "Lagarta rosada". - Trabalhos da Missão zoológica de Moçambique e do Centro de Zoologia 9 (1954)(3):3–17. 11
Somalia   Castel-Branco A. J. F. 1957. Pectinophora gossypiella Saund. "Lagarta rosada". - Trabalhos da Missão zoológica de Moçambique e do Centro de Zoologia 9 (1954)(3):3–17. 11
South Africa   Picker M. D. & Griffiths Ch. 2011. Alien & invasive animals. A South African perspective. - — :1–140. 230 (introduced)
Sudan   Castel-Branco A. J. F. 1957. Pectinophora gossypiella Saund. "Lagarta rosada". - Trabalhos da Missão zoológica de Moçambique e do Centro de Zoologia 9 (1954)(3):3–17. 11
Tanzania, United Republic of Zanzibar Castel-Branco A. J. F. 1957. Pectinophora gossypiella Saund. "Lagarta rosada". - Trabalhos da Missão zoológica de Moçambique e do Centro de Zoologia 9 (1954)(3):3–17. 11
Tanzania, United Republic of     ZMHB
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
Zimbabwe   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls 1–63. 46

Notes:  Australasia: Australia, New Caledonia, Samoa; Nearctic: U.S.A.; Neotropical: Brazil, Mexico, Puerto Rico; Oriental: India, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka; Palaearctic: Japan, South Europe, Iraq, Japan, Palestine, Tunisia.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Malvaceae Gossypium sp. Mozambique Castel-Branco A. J. F. 1957. Pectinophora gossypiella Saund. "Lagarta rosada". - Trabalhos da Missão zoológica de Moçambique e do Centro de Zoologia 9 (1954)(3):3–17. 12
Malvaceae Abelmoschus moschatus   Gerlach J. & Matyot P. 2006. Lepidoptera of the Seychelles islands. - — :1–130, 32 pls.. 30
Malvaceae Hibiscus sp.   Gerlach J. & Matyot P. 2006. Lepidoptera of the Seychelles islands. - — :1–130, 32 pls.. 30
Malvaceae Thespesia populnea   Gerlach J. & Matyot P. 2006. Lepidoptera of the Seychelles islands. - — :1–130, 32 pls.. 30
Malvaceae Gossypium sp. Congo, DR Henrard P. 1939. Le cycle vital de la teigne du cotonnier au Congo belge. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 32(1):19–20. 19
Malvaceae Hibiscus esculentus Congo, DR Ghesquière J. 1940a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (première partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés Sér. III (II) 7(1):1–120, pls i–v. 46
Malvaceae Hibiscus cannabinus Congo, DR Ghesquière J. 1940a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (première partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés Sér. III (II) 7(1):1–120, pls i–v. 46
Malvaceae Hibiscus lunarifolius Congo, DR Ghesquière J. 1940a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (première partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés Sér. III (II) 7(1):1–120, pls i–v. 46
Malvaceae Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Congo, DR Ghesquière J. 1940a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (première partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés Sér. III (II) 7(1):1–120, pls i–v. 46
Malvaceae Hibiscus sabdariffa Congo, DR Ghesquière J. 1940a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (première partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés Sér. III (II) 7(1):1–120, pls i–v. 46
Malvaceae Althaea rosea Congo, DR Ghesquière J. 1940a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (première partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés Sér. III (II) 7(1):1–120, pls i–v. 476
Malvaceae Ceiba caribaea Congo, DR Ghesquière J. 1940a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (première partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés Sér. III (II) 7(1):1–120, pls i–v. 46
Malvaceae Ceiba thonningii Congo, DR Ghesquière J. 1940a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (première partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés Sér. III (II) 7(1):1–120, pls i–v. 46
Malvaceae Abutilon sp. Congo, DR Ghesquière J. 1940a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (première partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés Sér. III (II) 7(1):1–120, pls i–v. 46
Malvaceae Sida sp. Congo, DR Ghesquière J. 1940a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (première partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés Sér. III (II) 7(1):1–120, pls i–v. 46
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 Gossypioides kirkii Kenya Miller S. E., Copeland R. S., Rosati M. E. & Hebert P. D. N. 2014b. DNA barcodes of microlepidoptera reared from native fruit in Kenya. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 116(1):137–142. 140
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 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
*   According to Gerlach & Mathyot (2006: 30) also on Celastraceae, Fabaceae, Sterculiaceae, and Tiliaceae.

Species Parasitoids

FAMILYSPECIESCOUNTRYPUBLICATION
Ichneumonidae Trathala flavoorbitalis   Rousse P. & Villemant C. 2012. Ichneumons in Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) species, including 15 new taxa and a key to species. - Zootaxa 3278:1–57.