Basiothia charis (Walker, 1856)

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FAMILY Sphingidae
SUBFAMILY Macroglossinae
GENUS Basiothia
SPECIES charis
AUTHOR(Walker, 1856)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONChaerocampa Charis
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal], Port Natal [Durban].
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) 6 Syntypes, BMNH.
STATUS Species
COMMENTTransferred to Basiothia by W. Rothschild & K. Jordan (1903: 744 (key), 746).
PUBLICATION Walker F. 1856b. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part VIII.- Sphingidae. - — 8:i-iv, 1-271.
PAGINATION 136 Bhl

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
celerina Boisduval, 1875 Synonym of species
celerionina (Walker, 1856) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Angola   Rougeot P.-C. 1966a. Note sur les Lépidoptères Sphingides du Musée de Dundo (Angola). - Publicações Culturais da Companhia de Diamantes de Angola 76:13-27. 25
Burkina Faso   Prost A. 1986. Liste provisoire des Sphingidae de Haute-Volta (Lep.). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 90 (1985)(9-10):xxi-xxiv. xxii
Cameroon   Darge Ph. 1983. Liste provisoire des Sphingidae du Cameroun (Lep.). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 87 (1982)(9-10):377-381. 380
Central African Republic   Basquin P. & Pierre J. 2005. Contribution à la connaissance des Sphinx de la République Centrafricaine avec descriptions de nouvelles espèce et sous-espèce et d'une femelle inédite (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 110(4-5):495-508. 505
Congo   Boisduval J. B. A. 1875. Sphingides, Sésiides, Castnides. - In: Boisduval, J. B. A. & Guenée, A. (eds.), Histoire naturelle des insectes. Spécies général des Lépidoptères Hétérocères. - — 1:i-iv, 1-568. 238 (as celerina)
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Orientale Holland W. J. 1920. Lepidoptera of the Congo, being a systematic list of the butterflies and moths collected by the American Museum of Natural History Congo Expedition, together with descriptions of some hitherto undescribed species. - Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 43(6):109-369, pls 6-14. 302
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   Walker F. 1856b. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part VIII.- Sphingidae. - — 8:i-iv, 1-271. 137 (as celerionina)
Côte d'Ivoire   Vuattoux R. 1978. Plantes-hôtes et durée de développement de lépidoptères Sphingides élevés à la Station de Lamto (Côte-d'Ivoire). - Annals of the University of Abidjan (Ecology Series) 11:53-84. 80
Ethiopia   Carcasson R. H. 1968. Revised catalogue of the African Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) with descriptions of the East African species. - Journal of the East Africa Natural History and National Museum 26(3):1-148, pls 1-17. 117
Gabon   Darge Ph. 1970a. Contribution à la faune du Gabon: Lépidoptères Sphingidae. - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 75(9-10):253-263. 262
Kenya   Carcasson R. H. 1968. Revised catalogue of the African Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) with descriptions of the East African species. - Journal of the East Africa Natural History and National Museum 26(3):1-148, pls 1-17. 117
Lesotho   Kopij G. 2006. Lepidoptera fauna of Lesotho. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 49B(1-2):137-180. 159
Madagascar   Mabille P. 1880a. Recensement des Lépidoptères Hétérocères observés jusqu'à ce jour à Madagascar. - Annales de la Société entomologique de France (5) 9 (1879):291-348. 298
Malawi   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i-iv, 1-273, pls 1-63. 142
Mali   Eitschberger U. & Müller G. 2014b. Beitrag zur Sphingidae-Fauna von Zentralmali, Nordwest-Afrika (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae). - Neue Entomologische Nachrichten 70:208-212. 210
Mozambique   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i-iv, 1-273, pls 1-63. 142
Nigeria   Delf B. H. & Harris K. M. 1964. Notes on Nigerian hawkmoths. - The Nigerian Field 29(4):150-160. 155
Sierra Leone   Schaus W. & Clements W. G. 1893. On a collection of Sierra Leone Lepidoptera. - — :i-vi, 1-46, pls 1-3. 18
South Africa   Boisduval J. B. A. 1847. Catalogue des Lépidoptères recueillis par M. Delegorgue pendant les années 1838-1844 à Port Natal, au pays des Amazoulous et dans la contrée de Massilicatzi. - In: Delegorgue A. (ed.), Voyage dans l'Afrique australe 1838-1844. - — 2:585-602. 595
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Walker F. 1856b. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part VIII.- Sphingidae. - — 8:i-iv, 1-271. 136
Tanzania   Berio E. 1956d. Eteroceri raccolti dal Dr. Carlo Prola durante la spedizione alle isole dell'Africa orientale con descrizione di specie nuove (Lepidoptera). - Bollettino della Società entomologica italiana 86(5-6):82-87. 87
Uganda   Carcasson R. H. 1968. Revised catalogue of the African Sphingidae (Lepidoptera) with descriptions of the East African species. - Journal of the East Africa Natural History and National Museum 26(3):1-148, pls 1-17. 117
Zambia   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i-iv, 1-273, pls 1-63. 142
Zimbabwe   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i-iv, 1-273, pls 1-63. 142

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Asteraceae Vernonia sp. West Africa MacNulty B. J. 1970. Outline life histories of some West African Lepidoptera. Part III Sphingidae. - Proceedings of the British Entomological and Natural History Society 3:95-122, pl. 6. 112
Asteraceae Vernonia sp. East Africa Sevastopulo D. G. 1976. A list of the food plants of East African Macrolepidoptera. Part 2. Moths (Heterocera). - Bulletin of the Amateur Entomologists' Society 35(311):94-100; (313) 177-195. 178
Rubiaceae Spermacoce octodon Côte d'Ivoire Vuattoux R. 1978. Plantes-hôtes et durée de développement de lépidoptères Sphingides élevés à la Station de Lamto (Côte-d'Ivoire). - Annals of the University of Abidjan (Ecology Series) 11:53-84. 80 (as Borreria octodon)