Afromelittia natalensis (Butler, 1874)

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FAMILY Sesiidae
SUBFAMILY Sesiinae
GENUS Afromelittia
SPECIES natalensis
AUTHOR(Butler, 1874)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONMelittia natalensis, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal], Port Natal [Durban], leg. Higgins.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -29°51'31" Longitude: 31°1'18"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, BMNH; Paratype 1♀, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Butler, A. G. 1874b. Notes on the Aegeriidae, with descriptions of new genera and species. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4)14:407–411.
PAGINATION 411

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Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Kenya   Dalla Torre, K. W. von & Strand, E. 1925. Aegeriidae. – In: Strand, E. (ed.) Lepidopterorum Catalogus. - — 31:1–202. 146
Malawi   Butler, A. G. 1896b. On a collection of butterflies obtained by Mr. Richard Crawshay in Nyasa-Land, between the Months of January and April 1895. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 55:108–136, pl. vi. 134 (as aenescens)
Mozambique   Hampson, G. F. 1919a. A classification of the Aegeriadae of the Oriental and Ethiopian regions. - Novitates Zoologicae 26(1):46–119. 94
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Butler, A. G. 1874b. Notes on the Aegeriidae, with descriptions of new genera and species. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4)14:407–411. 411
Zambia   Hampson, G. F. 1919a. A classification of the Aegeriadae of the Oriental and Ethiopian regions. - Novitates Zoologicae 26(1):46–119. 94

Notes:  The record of Gabon (Hampson 1919a: 94) refers to Melittia occidentalis Le Cerf, 1917.

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