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

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
Democratic Republic of Congo   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
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. 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 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
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 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
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. 28
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
Tanzania   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 58
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, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Surinam, Tahiti, Virgin Islands; Oriental: Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand; Palaearctic: China, Japan, 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 Ambrosia artemisiifolia 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 Cajanus cajan 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 Vicia 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 Desmodium scorpiurus 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 Desmodium lineatum 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

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