Hapana carcealis Whalley, 1971

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FAMILY Thyrididae
SUBFAMILY Siculodinae
GENUS Hapana
SPECIES carcealis
AUTHORWhalley, 1971
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONHapana carcealis sp. n.
TYPE LOCALITYKenya, Nairobi, xi.1957, leg. Carcasson.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -1°17'40" Longitude: 36°49'31"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide 10006♂, BMNH; Paratypes 6♂, 5♀, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Whalley P. E. S. 1971. The Thyrididae (Lepidoptera) of Africa and its islands. A taxonomic and zoogeographic study. - Bulletin of the British Museum of natural History (Entomology) Supplement 17:1–198, pls 1–68.
PAGINATION 102–103; pl. 1, fig. F; pl. 10, fig. 44; pl. 35, fig. 192; pl. 57, figs. 341, 342

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Comoros Mayotte (Maore) Viette P. 1981a. Lépidoptères Hétérocères de l'archipel des Comores nouveaux ou peu connus. I. - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 86(1–2):30–39. 33
Comoros Grande Comore (Ngazidja) Viette P. 1981a. Lépidoptères Hétérocères de l'archipel des Comores nouveaux ou peu connus. I. - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 86(1–2):30–39. 33
Kenya   Whalley P. E. S. 1971. The Thyrididae (Lepidoptera) of Africa and its islands. A taxonomic and zoogeographic study. - Bulletin of the British Museum of natural History (Entomology) Supplement 17:1–198, pls 1–68. 103
Malawi   Whalley P. E. S. 1971. The Thyrididae (Lepidoptera) of Africa and its islands. A taxonomic and zoogeographic study. - Bulletin of the British Museum of natural History (Entomology) Supplement 17:1–198, pls 1–68. 103
Mauritius   Whalley P. E. S. 1971. The Thyrididae (Lepidoptera) of Africa and its islands. A taxonomic and zoogeographic study. - Bulletin of the British Museum of natural History (Entomology) Supplement 17:1–198, pls 1–68. 103
Seychelles Aldabra Fryer J. C. F. 1912. The Lepidoptera of Seychelles and Aldabra, exclusive of the Orneodidae and Pterophoridae and of the Tortricina and Tineina. - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2)15(Zool.)(1):1–28; pl. 1. 20 (as obscuralis)
Tanzania, United Republic of   Whalley P. E. S. 1971. The Thyrididae (Lepidoptera) of Africa and its islands. A taxonomic and zoogeographic study. - Bulletin of the British Museum of natural History (Entomology) Supplement 17:1–198, pls 1–68. 103
Zimbabwe   Whalley P. E. S. 1971. The Thyrididae (Lepidoptera) of Africa and its islands. A taxonomic and zoogeographic study. - Bulletin of the British Museum of natural History (Entomology) Supplement 17:1–198, pls 1–68. 103

Notes:  This species has often been misidentified as Betousa obscuralis Hampson, 1893 (see Whalley 1971: 102).

Host Plants

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