Exelastis pumilio (Zeller, 1873)

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FAMILY Pterophoridae
SUBFAMILY Pterophorinae
GENUS Exelastis
SPECIES pumilio
AUTHOR(Zeller, 1873)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONMimeseoptilus pumilio n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITYU.S.A., Texas, Dallas, leg. Boll.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, type no 1788, CMCZ (see Miller & Hodges 1990: 74).
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Zeller P. C. 1873. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Mikrolepidopteren. Zweite Abtheilung. - Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 23:201–334.
PAGINATION 324 Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
gilvidorsis (Hedemann, 1896) Synonym of species
liophanes Meyrick, 1886 Synonym of species
tenax (Meyrick, 1913) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Cape Verde Santiago 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. 89
Cape Verde Brava Arenberger E. 2006. Pterophoridae von den Kapderden (Lepidoptera). - Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft österreichischer Entomologen 58:67–76. 70
Chad   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 58
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   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. 237
Eswatini   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 58
Gambia   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 58
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. 580
Kenya   Gielis C. 2011. Notes on some African Pterophoridae, with description of new species (Lepidoptera). - Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonese 49:33–63. 48
Liberia   Ustjuzhanin P. Y., Kovtunovich V. N. & Sáfián Sz. 2017. New data on the Pterophoridae fauna of Liberia (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). - Zootaxa 4247(2):194–200. 195
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. 172
Malawi   Kovtunovich V. N., Ustjuzhanin P. Y. & Murphy R. 2014. Plume moths of Malawi (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). - Zootaxa 3847(4):451–494. 470
Mali   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 58
Mauritius   Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1–176. 66
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. 19 (as liophanes)
Seychelles Sainte-Anne 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. 87
Seychelles Fregate 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. 403
Seychelles Mahé 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. 403
Seychelles Silhouette 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. 403
Seychelles Long 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. 403
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal 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. 403
South Africa Mpumalanga Meyrick E. 1913b. Descriptions of South African Micro-Lepidoptera. IV - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 3(4):267–336. 268 (as tenax)
Tanzania, United Republic of   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 58
Uganda   Gielis C. 2011. Notes on some African Pterophoridae, with description of new species (Lepidoptera). - Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonese 49:33–63. 48 (as tenax)
Zimbabwe   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 58

Notes:  Australasian: Fatu Hiva, Fiji, Guam, New Guinea, Palau; Nearctic: U.S.A. (Missouri, New Jersey, Texas); Neotropical: Argentina, Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Surinam, Tahiti, Virgin Islands; Oriental: Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand; Palaearctic: Nepal.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Undefined Undefined Polyphagous    
Oxalidaceae Oxalis sp.   Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1–176. 66
Fabaceae Alysicarpus vaginalis   Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1–176. 66
Fabaceae Desmodium sp.   Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1–176. 66

*   Asteraceae, Fabaceae, Oxallidaceae (see Matthews & Lott 2005).