Idiothauma africanum Walsingham, 1897

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FAMILY Tortricidae
SUBFAMILY Chlidanotinae
GENUS Idiothauma
SPECIES africanum
AUTHORWalsingham, 1897
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONIdiothauma africanum, sp. n.
TYPE LOCALITY[Gabon], French Congo, Valley of the Ogooué River, Kangwé, leg. A. C. Good.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) 3 Syntypes ♂, ♀, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Walsingham Thomas de Grey 1897a. Western Equatorial African Micro-Lepidoptera. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London 1897(1):33–67, pls 2–3.
PAGINATION 50–51; pl. 2, fig.9 Bhl

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Cameroon   Razowski J. 1995a. Catalogue of the species of Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). Part III: Afrotropical Chlidanotinae and Tortricinae: Phricanthini, Cochylini and Tortricini. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 38(2):183–193. 184
Equatorial Guinea   Strand E. 1913b. Zoologische Ergebnisse der Expedition des Herrn G. Tessmann nach süd-Kamerun und Spanisch-Guinea. Lepidoptera IV. (Verschiedene Familien). - Archiv für Naturgeschichte 78(A) (1912)(12):30–84. 81
Gabon   Walsingham Thomas de Grey 1897a. Western Equatorial African Micro-Lepidoptera. - Transactions of the entomological Society of London 1897(1):33–67, pls 2–3. 51
Kenya   Brown J. W., Copeland R. S., Aarvik L., Miller S. M., Rosati S. E. & Luke Q. 2014. Host records for fruit-feeding Afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). - African Entomology 22(2):343–376. 351

Notes:  The identity of the Kenyan specimens needs confirmation (Brown et al. 2014: 351).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Myrsinaceae Maesa lanceolata Kenya Brown J. W., Copeland R. S., Aarvik L., Miller S. M., Rosati S. E. & Luke Q. 2014. Host records for fruit-feeding Afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). - African Entomology 22(2):343–376. 351