Exelastis atomosa (Walsingham, 1885)

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FAMILY Pterophoridae
SUBFAMILY Pterophorinae
GENUS Exelastis
SPECIES atomosa
AUTHOR(Walsingham, 1885)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONAciptilia atomosa, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[India], Bombay [Mumbai].
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, genitalia slide 10412♀, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Walsingham Thomas de Grey 1885b. In: Swinhoe, C.: On the Lepidoptera of Bombay and the Deccan. IV. Heterocera (continued). - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1885:852–886, pls 56–57.
PAGINATION 885

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Cape Verde   Gielis C. & Karsholt O. 2009. Additional records of Pterophoridae from the Cape Verde Islands, with description of a new species of Agdistis Hübner. - Nota lepidopterologica 32(2):139–144. 143
Ethiopia   Gibeaux C. 1994a. Contribution à la connaissance des Ptérophores d'Ethiopie et identification de Stenoptilia petraea Meyrick, 1907, du sud de l'Inde (Lepidoptera, Pterophoridae). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 99(4):423–436. 432
Kenya   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 57
Madagascar   Bigot L. & Luquet G. C. 1991. Lepidoptères Pterophoridae de Madagascar, cinquième note. - Nouvelle Revue d'Entomologie (N.S.) 8(3):235–245. 242
Madagascar Nosy Bé Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1–176. 60
Malawi   Kovtunovich V. N., Ustjuzhanin P. Y. & Murphy R. 2014. Plume moths of Malawi (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). - Zootaxa 3847(4):451–494. 468
Nigeria   Lamborn W. A. 1914b. The agricultural pests of the Southern Provinces, Nigeria. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 5:197–214, pls 17–25. 214
South Africa   Meyrick E. 1913e. Pterophoridae, Orneodidae. – In: Wagner, H. (ed.) Lepidopterorum Catalogus. - — 17:1–44. 27
Swaziland   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 57
Tanzania, United Republic of   Meyrick E. 1920a. Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911–1912). Résultats Scientifiques. Insectes Lépidoptères II. Microlepidoptera. - — :35–120. 42
Uganda   Kovtunovich V. N., Ustjuzhanin P. Y. & Murphy R. 2014. Plume moths of Malawi (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). - Zootaxa 3847(4):451–494. 468
United Arab Emirates   Gielis C. 2009b. On a collection of Pterophoridae (Lepidoptera) from Haut-Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo. - Revue suisse de Zoologie 116(2):223–256. 465
Yemen   Arenberger E. 2002b. Die Pterophoridae der 2. Jemen-Expedition durchgeführt im Frühjahr 1998 von den Herren A. Bischof, J. Bittermann, M. Fibiger, H. Hacker, H. Peks & H.-P. Schreier. - Esperiana 9:57–60. 60
Zimbabwe   Ustjuzhanin P. Y. & Kovtunovich V. N. 2013. On the fauna of plume moths (Lepidoptera, Pterophoridae) of Zimbabwe. - Amurian Zoological Journal 5(2):153–160, pl. 2. 158

Notes:  Australasia: New Guinea; Oriental: India, Moluccas, New Guinea, Sri Lanka; Palaearctic: Nepal.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Fabaceae Cajanus indicus   Meyrick E. 1907a. Descriptions of Indian Micro-Lepidoptera. III. - Journal of the Bombay natural History Society 17(3):730–754. 730
Fabaceae Dolichos lablab   Gielis C. 2009c. Order Lepidoptera, family Pterophoridae (Part 2). – In: van Harten, A. (ed.) Arthropod fauna of the UAE. - — 2:463–467. 465
Fabaceae Cajanus cajan Nigeria Lamborn W. A. 1914b. The agricultural pests of the Southern Provinces, Nigeria. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 5:197–214, pls 17–25. 214