Palpita vitrealis ( Rossi, 1794 )

Poltavsky, Alexander N., Kravchenko, Vasiliy D., Traore, Mohammed M., Traore, Sekou F., Gergely, Petrányi, Witt, Thomas J., Sula, 2018, The Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) fauna of the woody savannah belt in Mali, West Africa, Zootaxa 4457 (1), pp. 39-69: 55

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4457.1.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2A372679-102F-4E3E-8830-8DD3A799ED80

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039B7E1A-FFD9-FFB2-FF3F-BE6575C01B14

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Palpita vitrealis ( Rossi, 1794 )
status

 

49. Palpita vitrealis ( Rossi, 1794) 

Synonymy follows Nuss et al. (2003 –2018):

= Pyralis unionalis Hübner, 1796  .

Material : 13 ex. Mali, Bamako, Ouronina 12°5'39.78"N 8°24'3.16"W, 21– 28.01.2014, leg. Kravchenko et al., 421 ex. same data except the date 14.05.– 28.10.2014 ( SMNHAbout SMNH)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution: Cosmopolitan. In Africa: Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe ( De Prins & De Prins 2018) and Mali (new record). Also in Australasia: Australia; Oriental: South Asia; Palaearctic: Canary Islands, Japan, Madeira, South Europe ( De Prins & De Prins 2018).

Host-plants: Oleaceae  : Fraxinus  sp., Jasminum auriculatum Vahl  , J. dichotomum Vahl  , J. fluminense Vell.  , J. officinale  L., J. sambac  (L.) Aiton, Ligustrum  sp., Olea europaea  L., Phillyrea  sp. ( De Prins & De Prins 2018). Known as olive leaf moth—this pest is highly mobile having dispersed as far as northern Europe, such as Sweden and Poland. This species has also been recorded on wild olives in Southern Africa and jasmine in Kenya ( Ghoneim 2015).

SMNH

Saskatchewan Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Crambidae

Genus

Palpita

Loc

Palpita vitrealis ( Rossi, 1794 )

Poltavsky, Alexander N., Kravchenko, Vasiliy D., Traore, Mohammed M., Traore, Sekou F., Gergely, Petrányi, Witt, Thomas J., Sula 2018

2018
Loc

Pyralis unionalis Hübner, 1796

Hubner 1796

1796