Pterophorus ceraunia (Bigot, 1969)

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FAMILY Pterophoridae
SUBFAMILY Pterophorinae
GENUS Pterophorus
SPECIES ceraunia
AUTHOR(Bigot, 1969)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONAciptilia ceraunia nova sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[Democratic Republic of Congo, Equateur], Eala [5 km E of Mbandaka], ix.1936, leg. J. Ghesquière.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: 0°4'0" Longitude: 18°16'59"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide L. Bigot 80♂, RMCA; Allotype ♀, RMCA; Paratypes 2♂, RMCA.
STATUS Species
COMMENTTransferred to Pterophorus by Gielis (1991b: 1).
PUBLICATION 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.
PAGINATION 204, fig. 26

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Benin   Gielis C. 1991b. Pterophorus Schäffer in the Ethiopian region: new species and checklist. - Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 134:1–8. 3
Cameroon   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 102
Comoros Grande Comore (Ngazidja) Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1–176. 98
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Equateur 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. 204
Madagascar   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 102
Malawi   Kovtunovich V. N., Ustjuzhanin P. Y. & Murphy R. 2014. Plume moths of Malawi (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). - Zootaxa 3847(4):451–494. 493
Tanzania, United Republic of     ZMUC
Uganda     NHMO
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. 160

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Convolvulaceae Merremia hederacea Côte d'Ivoire Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1–176. 98
Rubiaceae Oldenlandia corymbosa Côte d'Ivoire Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1–176. 98