Afromelittia occidentalis (Le Cerf, 1917)

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FAMILY Sesiidae
SUBFAMILY Sesiinae
GENUS Afromelittia
SPECIES occidentalis
AUTHOR(Le Cerf, 1917)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONMelittia natalensis Bultler [sic] var. occidentalis n. var.
TYPE LOCALITY[Central African Republic], Haut-Oubangui, Congo français, 1895, leg. M. Viancin.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, MNHN.
STATUS Species
COMMENTSee also Gorbunov & Arita (1997: 321).
PUBLICATION Le Cerf F. 1917a. Contributions à l'étude des Aegeriidae. Description et iconographie d'espèces et de formes nouvelles ou peu connues. - Etudes de Lépidoptérologie comparée 14:137–388, pls. 475–481.
PAGINATION 167–168; pl. 475, fig. 3917

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Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Central African Republic   Le Cerf F. 1917a. Contributions à l'étude des Aegeriidae. Description et iconographie d'espèces et de formes nouvelles ou peu connues. - Etudes de Lépidoptérologie comparée 14:137–388, pls. 475–481. 167
Congo   Dalla Torre K. W. von & Strand E. 1925. Aegeriidae. – In: Strand, E. (ed.) Lepidopterorum Catalogus. - — 31:1–202. 146
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 44
Kenya   Bartsch D. 2016b. Melittia fiebigi spec. nov. and Afromelittia caerulea spec. nov., two new Melittiini from southern Africa (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). - Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History 6:109–115. 111
Mozambique   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 44
South Africa   Vári L., Kroon D. M. & Krüger M. 2002. Classification and checklist of the species of Lepidoptera recorded in Southern Africa. - — :i–xxi, 1–385.  
Uganda   Pinhey E. C. G. 1952. Notes on Odonata and Lepidoptera made on a collectiong trip in Uganda with descriptions of two new Arctiidae (Lep.) from Tanganyika and Kenya. - The Entomologist 88:169–176; pl. 2. 174
Zimbabwe   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 44

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