Wiltshirocossus aries (Püngeler, 1902)

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FAMILY Cossidae
SUBFAMILY Cossinae
GENUS Wiltshirocossus
SPECIES aries
AUTHOR(Püngeler, 1902)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONCossus aries n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[Israel], Palestina, Jerusalem.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Syntypes ♂ [number not stated], ZMHB.
STATUS Species
COMMENTTransferred to Wiltshirocossus by R. V. Yakovlev (2007: 5).
PUBLICATION Püngeler R. 1902b. Neue Macrolepidopteren aus Palaestina. - Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift Iris 15:143–146, pl. 6.
PAGINATION 145–146; pl. 6, fig. 22

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
aegyptiaca (Hampson, 1910) Synonym of species
bongiovannii (Krüger, 1939) Synonym of species
cheesmani (Tams, 1925) Synonym of species
pulcher (Rungs, 1943) Synonym of species
tahlai (Dumont, 1932) Synonym of species
turatii (Krüger, 1934) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Algeria Hoggar and Tassili Speidel W. & Hassler M. 1989. Die Schmetterlingsfauna der südlichen algerischen Sahara und ihrer Hochgebirge Hoggar und Tassili n'Ajjer (Lepidoptera). - Nachrichten des entomologischen Vereins Apollo Supplement 8:1–156. 27
Bahrain   Wiltshire E. P. 1980a. Lepidoptera: Fam. Cossidae, Limacodidae, Sesiidae, Lasiocampidae, Sphingidae, Notodontidae, Geometridae, Lymantriidae, Nolidae, Arctiidae, Agaristidae, Noctuidae, Ctenuchidae. – In: Wittmer & Büttiker (eds.), Fauna of Saudi Arabia 2. - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 2:179–240. 185
Mauritania   Rungs Ch. 1943. Notes de lépidoptérologie marocaine. 11: Additions à la faune du Maroc; Lépidoptères de régions sahariennes. - Bulletin de la Société des Sciences naturelles du Maroc 22 (1942):158–178. 177 (as pulcher)
Oman   Yakovlev R. V. 2007. Two new genera of Cossidae (Lepidoptera) from Western Palaearctic. - Eversmannia 11–12:3–9. 6
Saudi Arabia   Tams W. H. T. 1925b. List of the moths collected in Arabia by Captain R. E. Cheeseman, with descriptions of four new species. - Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9) 15:144–152, pl. 10. 147 (as cheesmani)
United Arab Emirates   Legrain A. & Wiltshire E. P. 1998. Provisional checklist of the Macro-Heterocera (Lepidoptera) of the UAE. - Tribulus 8(2):5–8. 5
Western Sahara   Rungs Ch. 1992. Premier aperçu sur la faune des lépidoptères du Sahara occidental. - Alexanor 17:335–382. 352
Yemen   Yakovlev R. V. 2007. Two new genera of Cossidae (Lepidoptera) from Western Palaearctic. - Eversmannia 11–12:3–9. 6

Notes:  Palaearctic: Algeria, Canary Islands, Central Asia, Egypt (Sinai), Israel, Libya, Morocco, Spain, Syria, Tunisia.

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Fabaceae Acacia sp.   Dumont C. 1932. Les Lépidoptères des gommiers du Nord de l'Afrique. - — 1932:689–719.
Anacardiaceae Pistacia terebinthus   de Freina J. J. & Witt T. J. 1990. Die Bombyces und Sphinges der Westpaläarktis (Insecta, Lepidoptera). - — 2:1–134.
Anacardiaceae Rhus sp.   Hacker H. H. 2016a. Systematic and illustrated catalogue of the Macroheterocera and Cossoidea Leach, [1815], Zygaenoidea Latreille, 1809, Thyridoidea Herrich-Schäffer, 1846 and Hyblaeoidea Hampson, 1903 of the Arabian Peninsula, with a survey of their distribution (Lepid.). - Esperiana 20(1):1–742; (2): 1–430. 25
Anacardiaceae Schinus sp.   Hacker H. H. 2016a. Systematic and illustrated catalogue of the Macroheterocera and Cossoidea Leach, [1815], Zygaenoidea Latreille, 1809, Thyridoidea Herrich-Schäffer, 1846 and Hyblaeoidea Hampson, 1903 of the Arabian Peninsula, with a survey of their distribution (Lepid.). - Esperiana 20(1):1–742; (2): 1–430. 25