Lantanophaga pusillidactylus (Walker, 1864)

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FAMILY Pterophoridae
SUBFAMILY Pterophorinae
GENUS Lantanophaga
SPECIES pusillidactylus
AUTHOR(Walker, 1864)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONOxyptilus pusillidactylus
TYPE LOCALITYJamaica.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, in bad condition (see Zimmerman 1958b: 404), BMNH.
STATUS Species
COMMENTTransferred to Lantanophaga by P. Viette (1990: 70).
PUBLICATION Walker F. 1864b. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part XXX.- Tineites. - — 30:i-iv, 837-1096.
PAGINATION 933

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
amphiloga (Meyrick, 1909) Synonym of species
hemimetra (Meyrick, 1886) Synonym of species
lantana (Busck, 1914) Synonym of species
lantanadactyla (Amsel, 1951) Synonym of species
tecnidion (Zeller, 1877) Synonym of species
teleacma (Meyrick, 1932) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Cape Verde Brava Arenberger E. 2006. Pterophoridae von den Kapderden (Lepidoptera). - Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft österreichischer Entomologen 58:67-76. 71
Congo   Martiré D. & Rochat J. 2008. Les papillons de La Réunion et leurs chenilles. - — :1-496. 288
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga Bigot L. 1969. Les Lépidoptères Pterophoridae du musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, à Tervuren. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 79(1-2):165-206. 191
Côte d'Ivoire   Bigot L. 1970b. Deuxième note sur les lépidoptères Pterophoridae de la Côte d'Ivoire. - Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire (A) 32(3):760-763. 762
Eswatini   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1-198. 34
Madagascar   Viette P. 1957d. Lépidoptères (excepté les Tordeuses et les Géométrides). - In: La Faune entomologique de l'Ile de la Réunion. I. - Mémoires de l'Institut scientifique de Madagascar (E) 8:137-226, pls 1-4. 170
Malawi   Kovtunovich V. N., Ustjuzhanin P. Y. & Murphy R. J. 2014. Plume moths of Malawi (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). - Zootaxa 3847(4):451-494. 462
Mauritius Rodrigues Martiré D. & Rochat J. 2008. Les papillons de La Réunion et leurs chenilles. - — :1-496. 288
Mauritius   Viette P. 1957d. Lépidoptères (excepté les Tordeuses et les Géométrides). - In: La Faune entomologique de l'Ile de la Réunion. I. - Mémoires de l'Institut scientifique de Madagascar (E) 8:137-226, pls 1-4. 170
Namibia   Arenberger E. 2004. Pterophoridae (Lepidoptera, Pterophoroidea). - In: Mey, Z. (Ed.) The Lepidoptera of the Brandberg Massif in Namibia. - Esperiana Memoir 1:203-208. 205
Nigeria   Arenberger E. & Wojtusiak J. 1996. Pterophoridae aus Nigeria (Insecta, Lepidoptera). - Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft österreichischer Entomologen 48:73-85. 81
Réunion   Meyrick E. 1886a. On the classification of the Pterophoridae. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London 1886(1):1-21. 18 (as hemimetra)
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Helena Pathania P. C., Gielis C., Das A. & Chandra K. 2021. Catalogue of superfamily Pterophoroidea Kuznetsov & Stekolnikov (Lepidoptera) of India. - Zootaxa 4915(2):201-236. 212
Seychelles Bird Gerlach J. & Matyot P. 2006. Lepidoptera of the Seychelles islands. - — :1-130, 32 pls. 58
Seychelles Silhouette Bigot L. 1962. Les Ptérophorides des îles Seychelles (Lep.). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 67(3-4):79-88. 86
Seychelles Mahé Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265-324, pl. 17. 313
South Africa Western Cape Meyrick E. 1909a. New South African Microlepidoptera. - Annals of the South African Museum 5(7):349-379. 365 (as amphiloga)
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Ustjuzhanin P. Y., Kovtunovich V. N., Udovichenko P., Armstrong A. & Streltzov A. N. 2020. Plume moths in the protected areas of KwaZulu Natal province, Republic of South Africa. - Ecologica Montenegrina 27:11-21. 19
Tanzania   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1-198. 34
Zambia   Martiré D. & Rochat J. 2008. Les papillons de La Réunion et leurs chenilles. - — :1-496. 288
Zimbabwe   Pathania P. C., Gielis C., Das A. & Chandra K. 2021. Catalogue of superfamily Pterophoroidea Kuznetsov & Stekolnikov (Lepidoptera) of India. - Zootaxa 4915(2):201-236. 212

Notes:  Australasian: Hawaii, New Guinea, New Zealand, Palau, Pohnpei, Solomon Islands, Yap; Nearctic: Bermuda Islands, U.S.A.; Neotropical: Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Galápagos Islands, Grenada, Guiana, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Surinam, Virgin Islands; Oriental: India, Indonesia (Java), New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; Palaearctic: Bhutan, Canary Islands, China, Cyprus, Egypt, S Europe, Israel, Madeira, Morocco.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Verbenaceae Lantana camara Réunion Viette P. 1957d. Lépidoptères (excepté les Tordeuses et les Géométrides). - In: La Faune entomologique de l'Ile de la Réunion. I. - Mémoires de l'Institut scientifique de Madagascar (E) 8:137-226, pls 1-4. 170
Verbenaceae Lippia sp. Réunion Martiré D. & Rochat J. 2008. Les papillons de La Réunion et leurs chenilles. - — :1-496. 288
Verbenaceae Lantana indica   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1-198. 34
Verbenaceae Lantana peduncularis   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1-198. 34
Verbenaceae Lantana involucrata   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1-198. 34
Acanthaceae Phyla nodiflora   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1-198. 34
Euphorbiaceae Caperonia palustris   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1-198. 34
Lamiaceae Mentha sp.   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1-198. 34
Lentibulariaceae Ultricularia sp.   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1-198. 34
Verbenaceae Lippia alba   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1-198. 34
Acanthaceae Phyla lanceolata   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1-198. 34
Verbenaceae Lantana camara Seychelles Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265-324, pl. 17. 313
Verbenaceae Lantana camara Mauritius Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1-176. 38
Verbenaceae Lippia sp. Mauritius Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1-176. 38

*   On young flowers, buds, leaves and fruits (see Pathania et al. 2021: 212).