Megalorhipida leucodactylus (Fabricius, 1794)

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FAMILY Pterophoridae
SUBFAMILY Pterophorinae
GENUS Megalorhipida
SPECIES leucodactylus
AUTHOR(Fabricius, 1794)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONP.[terophorus] leucodactylus
TYPE LOCALITYAmerica S, "Habitat in Americae meridionalis graminosis, Dr. Pflug".
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Lectotype ♂, designated by O. Karsholt & C. Gielis (1995: 33), genitalia slide C. Gielis 3586♂, ZMUC.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Fabricius J. C. 1794. Entomologia Systematica emendata et aucta. Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, Adjectis synonymis, Locis, observationibus, descriptionibus. - — 3(2):1–349.
PAGINATION 346 Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
adelphodes (Meyrick, 1887) Synonym of species
centeles (Meyrick, 1886) Synonym of species
compsochares (Meyrick, 1886) Synonym of species
congrualis (Walker, 1864) Synonym of species
defectalis (Walker, 1864) Synonym of species
derelictus (Meyrick, 1926) Synonym of species
hawaiiensis (Butler, 1881) Synonym of species
ochreodactylus (Fish, 1881) Synonym of species
oxydactylus (Walker, 1864) Synonym of species
palaestinensis Amsel, 1935 Synonym of species
ralumensis (Pagenstecher, 1900) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
British Indian Ocean Territory Chagos Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265–324, pl. 17. 312 (as defectalis)
Cameroon   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 70
Cape Verde Brava Arenberger E. 2006. Pterophoridae von den Kapderden (Lepidoptera). - Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft österreichischer Entomologen 58:67–76. 70
Cape Verde Santo Antão Arenberger E. 2006. Pterophoridae von den Kapderden (Lepidoptera). - Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft österreichischer Entomologen 58:67–76. 70
Cape Verde   Meyrick E. 1886a. On the classification of the Pterophoridae. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London 1886(1):1–21. 16 (as compsochares)
Cape Verde Sal Arenberger E. 2006. Pterophoridae von den Kapderden (Lepidoptera). - Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft österreichischer Entomologen 58:67–76. 70
Cape Verde Fogo Arenberger E. 2006. Pterophoridae von den Kapderden (Lepidoptera). - Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft österreichischer Entomologen 58:67–76. 70
Cape Verde Santiago 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. 70
Comoros Anjouan (Ndzwani) Bigot L. 1964c. Les Pterophoridae de Madagascar. - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 69(1–2):25–37. 26 (as defectalis)
Comoros Mayotte (Maore) Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1–176. 91 (as defectalis)
Congo   Bigot L. 1992. Lépidoptères Pterophoridae de la République du Congo avec description d'une espèce nouvelle, Exelastis boireaui. - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 97(1):53–54. 53 (as defectalis)
Democratic Republic of Congo 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. 171 (as defectalis)
Democratic Republic of Congo Bas Congo 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. 171 (as defectalis)
Democratic Republic of Congo Orientale 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. 3 (as congrualis)
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. 171 (as defectalis)
Democratic Republic of Congo   Walker F. 1864b. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part XXX.– Tineites. - — 30:i–iv, 837–1096. 943 (as defectalis)
Equatorial Guinea Annobon 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
Eswatini   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 70
Ethiopia   Bigot L. 1977. Pterophoridae. – In: Rougeot P. C., Missions entomologiques en Ethiopie 1973–1975. Fascicule 1. - Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (A)105:30. 30 (as defectalis)
Gambia   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 70
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. 579
Guinea   Bigot L. 1964a. Les Pterophoridae de Guinée. - Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire (A) 26(1):176–179. 176 (as defectalis)
Ivory Coast   Bigot L. 1964b. Les Pterophoridae de Côte d'Ivoire. - Bulletin de la Société des Sciences naturelles de Nîmes 50:112–115. 112 (as defectalis)
Kenya   Meyrick E. 1920a. Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911–1912). Résultats Scientifiques. Insectes Lépidoptères II. Microlepidoptera. - — :33–120. 37 (as congrualis)
Liberia   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 70
Madagascar Nosy Bé Gibeaux C. 1994b. Insectes Lépidoptères: Pterophoridae. - Faune de Madagascar 81:1–176. 91 (as defectalis)
Madagascar   Bigot L. 1964c. Les Pterophoridae de Madagascar. - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 69(1–2):25–37. 26 (as defectalis)
Malawi   Kovtunovich V. N., Ustjuzhanin P. Y. & Murphy R. 2014. Plume moths of Malawi (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). - Zootaxa 3847(4):451–494. 478
Mauritius   Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265–324, pl. 17. 312 (as defectalis)
Mauritius Rodrigues Meyrick E. 1924a. Micro-Lepidoptera of Rodriguez. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London 1923(3–4):544–557. 546
Namibia   Arenberger E. 2009a. Zur Verbreitung der Pterophoridae im südlichen Afrika. 5. Beitrag (Lepidoptera). - Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft österreichischer Entomologen 61:19–28. 23
Nigeria   Arenberger E. & Wojtusiak J. 1996. Pterophoridae aus Nigeria (Insecta, Lepidoptera). - Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft österreichischer Entomologen 48:73–85. 79
Oman   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 (as defectalis)
Rwanda   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. 171 (as defectalis)
Réunion   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 70
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Ascension Robinson G. S. & Kirke C. M. S. 1990. Lepidoptera of Ascension Island – a review. - Journal of Natural History 24(1):119–135. 130 (as defectalis)
Saudi Arabia   Walsingham Thomas de Grey & Hampson G. F. 1896. On moths collected at Aden and in Somaliland. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1896(1):257–283, pl. 10. 277
Seychelles Bird 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. 398 (as defectalis)
Seychelles Denis 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. 398 (as defectalis)
Seychelles Eagle Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265–324, pl. 17. 312 (as defectalis)
Seychelles Desroches Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265–324, pl. 17. 312 (as defectalis)
Seychelles Mahé Bigot L. 1962. Les Ptérophorides des îles Seychelles (Lep.). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 67(3–4):79–88. 80 (as defectalis)
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. 398 (as defectalis)
Seychelles Arros Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265–324, pl. 17. 312 (as defectalis)
Seychelles Rémire Gerlach J. & Matyot P. 2006. Lepidoptera of the Seychelles islands. - — :1–130, 32 pls. 59
Seychelles Farquhar Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265–324, pl. 17. 312 (as defectalis)
Seychelles Coëtivy Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265–324, pl. 17. 312 (as defectalis)
Seychelles Silhouette Gerlach J. 1998b. Additions and corrections to the Silhouette species list. - Phelsuma 6:80–84. 83 (as defectalis)
Seychelles   Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265–324, pl. 17. 312 (as defectalis)
Seychelles Poivre Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265–324, pl. 17. 312 (as defectalis)
Sierra Leone   Walker F. 1864b. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part XXX.– Tineites. - — 30:i–iv, 837–1096. 943 (as defectalis)
Somalia   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 70
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
South Africa Limpopo Meyrick E. 1911c. Descriptions of Transvaal Micro-Lepidoptera II. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 2(4):218–240. 218 (as congrualis)
South Africa Gauteng Meyrick E. 1909b. Descriptions of Transvaal Micro-Lepidoptera. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 2(1):1–28, pls 1–8. 1 (as congrualis)
Tanzania   Meyrick E. 1920a. Voyage de Ch. Alluaud et R. Jeannel en Afrique Orientale (1911–1912). Résultats Scientifiques. Insectes Lépidoptères II. Microlepidoptera. - — :33–120. 37 (as congrualis)
Uganda   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 70
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. 467
Yemen   Walsingham Thomas de Grey & Hampson G. F. 1896. On moths collected at Aden and in Somaliland. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1896(1):257–283, pl. 10. 277
Yemen Samha 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. 97
Yemen Socotra Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265–324, pl. 17. 312 (as defectalis)
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. 156

Notes:  Australasia: Australia, Kiribati, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands; Nearctic: U.S.A.; Neotropical: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador (incl. Galapagos), French Guiana, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Venezuela, Virgin Islands; Oriental: India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam; Palaearctic: Canary Islands, China, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Fabaceae Acacia 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. 467
Nyctaginaceae Boerhavia 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. 467
Amaranthaceae Amaranthus 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. 467
Fabaceae Mimosa tenuiflora 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. 467
Nyctaginaceae Commicarpus 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. 467
Nyctaginaceae Commicarpus tuberosus   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 70
Nyctaginaceae Okenia hypogae   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 70
Cucurbitaceae Lagenaria leucantha   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 70
Goodeniaceae Scaevola taccada   Gielis C. 2003. World Catalogue of Insects 4. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea. - — 4:1–198. 70
Nyctaginaceae Boerhavia repens Sri Lanka Fletcher T. B. 1910a. Lepidoptera exclusive of the Tortricidae and Tineidae, with some remarks on their distribution and means of dispersal among the islands of the Indian Ocean. (The Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905). - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) Zool. 13(1):265–324, pl. 17. 312
Nyctaginaceae Boerhavia repens Mauritius Vinson J. 1938. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of the Mascarene Islands. - Mauritius Institute Bulletin 1(4):i–iii, 1–69. 48
Nyctaginaceae Boerhavia erecta Ivory Coast Bigot L. & Vuattoux R. 1979. Quelques données biologiques et écologiques sur les Lépidoptères de la région de Lamto, Côte d'Ivoire. - Bulletin de l'Institut fondamental d'Afrique noire (A) 41(4):837–843. 838 (for defectalis)

*   On the flowers (see L. Bigot & R. Vuattoux 1979: 838).