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 Fogo Arenberger E. 2006. Pterophoridae von den Kapderden (Lepidoptera). - Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft österreichischer Entomologen 58:67–76. 70
Eswatini   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 57
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 Nosy Bé Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1–176. 60
Madagascar   Bigot L. & Luquet G. C. 1991. Lepidoptères Pterophoridae de Madagascar, cinquième note. - Nouvelle Revue d'Entomologie (N.S.) 8(3):235–245. 242
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 Gauteng Meyrick E. 1911c. Descriptions of Transvaal Micro-Lepidoptera II. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 2(4):218–240. 220
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. 20
Tanzania   Meyrick E. 1920a. Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911–1912). Résultats Scientifiques. Insectes Lépidoptères II. Microlepidoptera. - — :33–120. 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: Iran, 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
Anacardiaceae Anacardium occidentale India Pathania P. C., Gielis C., Das A. & Chandra K. 2021. Catalogue of superfamily Pterophoroidea Kuznetsov & Stekolnikov (Lepidoptera) of India. - Zootaxa 4915(2):201–236. 209
Poaceae Oryza sativa India Pathania P. C., Gielis C., Das A. & Chandra K. 2021. Catalogue of superfamily Pterophoroidea Kuznetsov & Stekolnikov (Lepidoptera) of India. - Zootaxa 4915(2):201–236. 209
Caesalpiniaceae Caesalpinia sp. India Pathania P. C., Gielis C., Das A. & Chandra K. 2021. Catalogue of superfamily Pterophoroidea Kuznetsov & Stekolnikov (Lepidoptera) of India. - Zootaxa 4915(2):201–236. 209
Fabaceae Dolichos sp. India Pathania P. C., Gielis C., Das A. & Chandra K. 2021. Catalogue of superfamily Pterophoroidea Kuznetsov & Stekolnikov (Lepidoptera) of India. - Zootaxa 4915(2):201–236. 209
Fabaceae Lablab purpureus India Pathania P. C., Gielis C., Das A. & Chandra K. 2021. Catalogue of superfamily Pterophoroidea Kuznetsov & Stekolnikov (Lepidoptera) of India. - Zootaxa 4915(2):201–236. 209
Fabaceae Vigna mungo India Pathania P. C., Gielis C., Das A. & Chandra K. 2021. Catalogue of superfamily Pterophoroidea Kuznetsov & Stekolnikov (Lepidoptera) of India. - Zootaxa 4915(2):201–236. 209

*   On the fower buds, seeds and pods (see Pathania et al. 2021: 209).