Stenoptilodes taprobanes (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)

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FAMILY Pterophoridae
SUBFAMILY Pterophorinae
GENUS Stenoptilodes
SPECIES taprobanes
AUTHOR(Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONAmblyptilia Taprobanes F. & R.
TYPE LOCALITY[Sri Lanka], Ceylon, leg. Nietner.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, badly damaged (see Zimmerman 1958b: 411), BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Felder C., Felder R. & Rogenhofer A. F. 1865–1875. Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. Zweiter Band. Abtheilung 2, Heft 4, Lepidoptera. Atlas der Heterocera. - — 2(4):1–20, pls 1–140.
PAGINATION 2; pl. 140, fig. 54 Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
brachymorpha (Meyrick, 1888) Synonym of species
legrandi (Bigot, 1962) Synonym of species
monotrigona Diakonoff, 1952 Synonym of species
seeboldi (Hofmann, 1898) Synonym of species
terlizzii (Turati, 1926) Synonym of species
vittata Service, 1966 Synonym of species
zavatterii (Hartig, 1953) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Botswana   Pathania P. C., Gielis C., Das A. & Chandra K. 2021. Catalogue of superfamily Pterophoroidea Kuznetsov & Stekolnikov (Lepidoptera) of India. - Zootaxa 4915(2):201–236. 221
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. 142
Chad   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Comoros Mayotte (Maore) Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1–176. 46
Congo   Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1–176. 47
Democratic Republic of Congo North Kivu Meyrick E. 1938a. Exploration du Parc National Albert. Pterophoridae, Tortricina and Tineina. - Institut des Parcs Nationaux du Congo belge 14:3–28, pls 1–3. 4
Democratic Republic of Congo 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. 193
Democratic Republic of Congo Orientale Bigot L. 1964d. Les Pterophoridae de Madagascar (2ième note) (Lep.). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 69(7–8):199–201. 193
Eswatini   Kovtunovich V. N. & Ustjuzhanin P. Y. 2012. On the fauna of Pterophoridae (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae Hübner) of Swaziland. - Amurian Zoological Journal 4(2):160–163. 161
Ethiopia   Ustjuzhanin P. Y., Kovtunovich V. N., Gorbunov O. G. & Kemal A. 2011. On the fauna of the plume moths (Lepidoptera, Pterophoridae) of Ethiopia. - Amurian Zoological Journal 3(4):354–357, pl. 4. 355
Ghana   Ustjuzhanin P. Y. & Kovtunovich V. N. 2015b. On the fauna of the plume moths of Ghana (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). - Shilap, Revista de lepidopterología 43(172):577–582. 578
Guinea   Bigot L. & Boireau P. 2002. Nouvelles données sur le peuplement des lépidoptères Pterophoridae de la Côte d'Ivoire. - Bulletin de la Société linnéenne de la Provence 53:33–37. 34
Ivory Coast   Bigot L. & Boireau P. 2002. Nouvelles données sur le peuplement des lépidoptères Pterophoridae de la Côte d'Ivoire. - Bulletin de la Société linnéenne de la Provence 53:33–37. 34
Kenya   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Madagascar   Bigot L. 1964c. Les Pterophoridae de Madagascar. - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 69(1–2):25–37. 28 (as legrandi)
Malawi   Kovtunovich V. N., Ustjuzhanin P. Y. & Murphy R. 2014. Plume moths of Malawi (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). - Zootaxa 3847(4):451–494. 461
Mauritius   Meyrick E. 1910a. Descriptions of Micro-Lepidoptera from Mauritius and Chagos Isles. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London 1910(3):366–377. 367 (as brachymorpha)
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   Pathania P. C., Gielis C., Das A. & Chandra K. 2021. Catalogue of superfamily Pterophoroidea Kuznetsov & Stekolnikov (Lepidoptera) of India. - Zootaxa 4915(2):201–236. 221
Réunion   Martiré D. & Rochat J. 2008. Les papillons de La Réunion et leurs chenilles. - — :1–496. 292
Saudi Arabia   Arenberger E. 1986c. Contribution to the distribution of the Pterophoridae in Saudi-Arabia. - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 7 (1985):165–171. 167
Seychelles Mamelle Gerlach J. & Matyot P. 2006. Lepidoptera of the Seychelles islands. - — :1–130, 32 pls. 59
Seychelles Aldabra Fletcher T. B. 1910b. The Orneodidae and Pterophoridae of the Seychelles Expedition. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2 Zool.) 13(1):397–403. 401 (as brachymorpha)
Seychelles Silhouette Gerlach J. & Matyot P. 2006. Lepidoptera of the Seychelles islands. - — :1–130, 32 pls. 59
Seychelles Coëtivy Bigot L. 1962. Les Ptérophorides des îles Seychelles (Lep.). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 67(3–4):79–88. 86 (as legrandi)
Seychelles Mahé 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. 86
Sierra Leone   Ustjuzhanin P. Y., Kovtunovich V. N., Sinyaev V. & Streltzov A. 2020d. Fauna of Pterophoridae (Lepidoptera) of Sierra Leone (Western Africa). - Ecologica Montenegrina 35:26–30. 27
South Africa   Meyrick E. 1913e. Pterophoridae, Orneodidae. – In: Wagner, H. (ed.) Lepidopterorum Catalogus. - — 17:1–44. 11 (as brachymorpha)
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Ustjuzhanin P. Y., Kovtunovich V. N., Udovichenko P., Armstrong A. & Streltzov A. 2020. Plume moths in the protected areas of KwaZulu Natal province, Republic of South Africa. - Ecologica Montenegrina 27:11–21. 2020
São Tomé & Príncipe Príncipe Meyrick E. 1934b. The Percy Sladen and Godman Trusts Expedition to the Islands in the Gulf of Guinea, October 1932 March 1933. III. Micro-Lepidoptera. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (10) 14(82):401–411. 402 (as brachymorpha)
Tanzania   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
United Arab Emirates   Gielis C. 2008e. Order Lepidoptera, family Pterophoridae. – In: van Harten, A. (ed.) Arthropod fauna of the UAE Volume I. - — 1 (2007):459–468. 464
Yemen   Arenberger E. 1999. Die Pterophoridae des Jemen. - Esperiana 7:245–262, pls. 6–7. 249
Yemen Socotra Arenberger E. 2009b. Faunistische Angaben über Pterophoridae vom Sokotra Archipel mit der Neubeschreibung von Agdistis haghieri sp. n. (Lepidoptera). - Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft österreichischer Entomologen 61:95–100. 100
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. 221

Notes:  Australasia: Australia, Hawaii, New Guinea; Nearctic: U.S.A.; Neotropical: Bolivia, Brazil, French Guiana, Paraguay; Oriental: Bhutan, India, Indonesia (Java), Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; Palaearctic: Canary Islands, China, Crete, Cyprus, S Europe, Finland, Libya, Malta, Sicily, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Caryophyllaceae Spergularia sp. United Arab Emirates Gielis C. 2008e. Order Lepidoptera, family Pterophoridae. – In: van Harten, A. (ed.) Arthropod fauna of the UAE Volume I. - — 1 (2007):459–468. 464
Fabaceae Desmodium intortum Réunion Martiré D. & Rochat J. 2008. Les papillons de La Réunion et leurs chenilles. - — :1–496. 292
Plantaginaceae Antirrhinum majus Réunion Bippus M. 2020b. Records of Lepidoptera from the Malagasy region with description of new species (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae, Noctuidae, Alucitidae, Choreutidae, Euteliidae, Gelechiidae, Blastobasidae, Pterophoridae, Tonzidae, Tineidae, Praydidae, Cosm..., Batrachedridae). - Phelsuma 28:60–100. 92
Caryophyllaceae Spergularia maritima   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Caryophyllaceae Spergularia salina   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Caryophyllaceae Spergularia media   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Lamiaceae Clinopodium vulgare   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Ericaceae Vaccinium sp.   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Fabaceae Campylanthus salsoloides   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Asteraceae Centipeda minima   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Acanthaceae Phyla lanceolata   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Lamiaceae Plectranthus sp.   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Scrophulariaceae Pentstemon sp.   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Scrophulariaceae Mecardonia acuminata   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Scrophulariaceae Celsia coromandeliana   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Plantaginaceae Limnophila heterophylla   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Plantaginaceae Limnophila sessiliflora   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Scrophulariaceae Veronica anagallis   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Scrophulariaceae Russelia equisitiformis   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Lamiaceae Ocimum sp.   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Acanthaceae Hypoestes betsiliensis   Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1–176. 47
Lamiaceae Scutellaria discolor   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Theophrastaceae Samolus sp.   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Orobanchaceae Striga asiatica   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Orobanchaceae Striga densiflora   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Gentianaceae Sabatia sp.   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Hydrophyllaceae Hydrolea sp.   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 36
Scrophulariaceae Celsia sp. Mauritius Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1–176. 47
Plantaginaceae Limnophila sp. Mauritius Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1–176. 47
Scrophulariaceae Veronica arvensis Mauritius Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1–176. 47

*   On the flowers, leaves and buds (see Pathania et al. 2021: 221).